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Trattoria Sostanza (Il Troia)

#238 of 1,999 Restaurants in Florence
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Italian, Steakhouse, Pizza, Chicken Wings
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Via del Porcellana, 25/r, 50123 Florence, Italy
055.212691
Saturday
Closed
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Hours:
Mon - Fri 12:30 pm - 2:00 pm
7:30 pm - 9:45 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Reservations

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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
It is the butter and the fire.

From the outside you might think twice. Don´t. Inside you will eat the best chicken you ever tasted. It comes floating on butter, tasty and tender. As friend whom has eaten there for years said: it is the butter and the fire. Eat it with some pasta, which is very plain and does the job, which is to... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 1, 2015
paulowonder
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Sao Paulo, SP
Good for:
  • Local cuisine
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Sao Paulo, SP
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

From the outside you might think twice. Don´t. Inside you will eat the best chicken you ever tasted. It comes floating on butter, tasty and tender. As friend whom has eaten there for years said: it is the butter and the fire. Eat it with some pasta, which is very plain and does the job, which is to complement the... More 

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Brisbane, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW via mobile

We were lucky enough to be in the area today and called in on the off-chance we may be able to get in for lunch. Luckily someone was there preparing for the day, and we were able to get a table. When we arrived right on 12.30, we were the second couple there, but before very long the place was... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW via mobile

All the good reviews here are accurate and food here are truly exceptional. Went last night but unable to get a seat as we did not made a reservation. Finally had the chance to try out the food today for lunch and its simply wonderful. Had the artichoke omelette, butter chicken, mushroom and the wild strawberries with meringue. Wished we... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015 NEW

A good friend friend recommended that we try Trattoria Sostanza while we were in Florence, and we were so glad we did. We were seated at a table with a view of what was going on in the kitchen, and for a couple of foodies that was a real treat. We were also seated with another couple we did not... More 

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Vancouver, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015

This little trattoria is recommended everywhere and by everyone when you're researching ahead of a visit to Firenze, and for good reason. The butter chicken is the thing to have, and is phenomenal, but I must add that the beans were the best I've ever had.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

Sostanza was recommended by a famous italian chef, and it didnt disappoint. Like all restaurants it sometimes has off days, on this visit my 1 kg steak was a little overcooked, you're better off ordering multiple 500g steaks over the 1kg (same price anyhow) as the latter is tougher to cook right and you may end up getting a dry... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

This is an experience. Very popular, very basic, small/share tables, paper tablecloths etc, but if you like steak and you prefer it extremely rare this is the place for you. The butter chicken is apparently to die for. Try and order the pomodorri before the waiter runs off. Simple gorgeous tasting sliced salad tomatoes in a plate of olive oil.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

I've had 1000s of chicken meals and the butter chicken was the best ever. Quaint Tuscan restaurant. You'll feel like a local.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2015

historic local restaurant, limited menu, but worth the go. Atmosphere is local and friendly. tables sit all customers so nice place to meet people. Food is very very good

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2015

Great simple Firenze food served in a diner 😊 the food is typical food from a Nonna so if you want to have a real taste of Florence come here! We ordered the artichoke tart, or omelette, the tripe, the butter poached chicken breasts, a side of spinach and vin cotto with biscotti. All were awesome! Obviously this place is... More 

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Additional Information about Trattoria Sostanza (Il Troia)

Address: Via del Porcellana, 25/r, 50123 Florence, Italy
Phone Number: 055.212691
Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Tuscany  >  Province of Florence  >  Florence
Open Hours:
Monday 12:30 pm - 2:00 pm  7:30 pm - 9:45 pm
Tuesday 12:30 pm - 2:00 pm  7:30 pm - 9:45 pm
Wednesday 12:30 pm - 2:00 pm  7:30 pm - 9:45 pm
Thursday 12:30 pm - 2:00 pm  7:30 pm - 9:45 pm
Friday 12:30 pm - 2:00 pm  7:30 pm - 9:45 pm
Cuisine: Italian, Steakhouse, Pizza, Chicken Wings

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Via del Porcellana, 25/r, 50123 Florence, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Tuscany  >  Province of Florence  >  Florence
  • Phone Number: 055.212691

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Italian, Steakhouse, Pizza, Chicken Wings

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Local cuisine
Open Hours
Monday
12:30 pm - 2:00 pm
7:30 pm - 9:45 pm
Tuesday
12:30 pm - 2:00 pm
7:30 pm - 9:45 pm
Wednesday
12:30 pm - 2:00 pm
7:30 pm - 9:45 pm
Thursday
12:30 pm - 2:00 pm
7:30 pm - 9:45 pm
Friday
12:30 pm - 2:00 pm
7:30 pm - 9:45 pm

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