New Central Market in Rome
The new foodie heaven Mercato Centrale Roma (Rome Central Market) is located in Rome’s main train station – Termini.The 15 gourmet and artisan food stalls represent the best of Rome’s classic and modern gastronomy. Vendors include Roman foodie favorites such as Pizzarium, run by Gabriele Bonci; Trapizzino, which sells a a pizza slice that you can fill with coda alla vaccinara (Roman-style braised oxtail), tripe, meatballs with tomato sauce or many other things.; and a wine bar and restaurant by Michelin-starred chef Oliver Glowig. Guests can sample different foods and purchase products to take home, such as cheese, jam, pasta, and olive oil.
The 6,000-square-foot market has its food stalls arranged in a “market square” configuration and can accommodate 500 diners. The new Central Market gives the Termini Station a new, cozy and colourful place to meet, full of enticing smells, sounds and flavors that tell the stories of one of the most important aspects of Italian history: Italian Cuisine.
“Simple is best”, this is the philosophy on which this new reality is based, here you can meet real cuisine artisans, buy and taste regional and Roman specialties, like typical Roman fried food: supllì, meat and vegetables, pizzelle, carciofi alla giudia (Jewish-style artichokes) and fried artichokes, drink wine or beer, ice cream and Sicilian pastries!. In the Central Market nobody is excluded: vegetarians, vegans, pasta, fish and meat lovers.
Both markets were created by restaurateur Umberto Montano, who described the Termini market as “a place of interlocking and shared interests with the dream of doing good to Rome, restoring taste and beauty to a city to which we owe a great deal.”
Open daily 7 a.m. to midnight. To most easily reach the market, enter the station at Via Giolitti.
For more information, visit mercatocentrale.it