Quality and Tradition

from marketplace to table


to Trattoria Vecchio Mercato

The very name of the Trattoria Vecchio Mercato encapsulates the essence of its location. Nestled in Florence’s Ancient Market Square, scene of many meetings between historical Fiorentine figures who would gather there to share secrets, stories and anecdotes and perhaps haggle with the merchants plying their trades, the Trattoria Vecchio Mercato entices the discerning traveller to come and sample its alluring wares. We offer visitors to our Trattoria an opportunity to experience the melange of flavours, aromas and colours which characterise not only the timelessness of the area itself, but also feature prominently in our dishes all of which are carefully prepared using the best local produce.

Our menu offers vegetarian, vegan and gluten free proposals. Gluten free pasta available on request.

Home-cooked traditional dishes and timeless flavours

Tuscan cooking is like a bag of confetti - cheerful and full of colour. Here at the Trattoria Vecchio Mercato we use only the freshest of produce as befits the traditional dishes of our region. New visitors to our Trattoria have all of these delights awaiting them and many of those who have sampled them already come back - often - to refamiliarise themselves with the pleasures of traditional Tuscan cooking. We have a special ingredient we keep in reserve especially to enhance our guests’ culinary experience - our hand-picked staff. The person who welcomes you when you first come into the Trattoria Vecchio Mercato and the people who see to your requirements while you are with us - these are all part of the Trattoria Vecchio Mercato family of which you become a member as soon as you come in. We want to make you feel as comfortable and as at ease as if you were at home having a family dinner around your own table.

“Wine brings a smile to friendship and a spark to love.” E. De Amicis

Every dish has the perfect partner wine which will enhance the flavour. We pride ourselves on helping you choose the right wine to accompany your food so as to ensure the best possible dining experience while you are with us. Our wine list features all the well known Tuscan wines reflecting the region’s heritage.

Stories and Recipes from a Timeless Kitchen

“There is no truer love than the love of food” (G.B.Shaw) Let us share our passion for food and wine with you through the anecdotes, stories and experiences featured in our magazine. Check these our for yourself on our Magazine page.