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Trattoria Sostanza (Il Troia)

Via del Porcellana, 25/r, 50123 Florence, Italy
055.212691
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Ranked #184 of 1,941 Restaurants in Florence
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: Italian, Steakhouse
Good for: Local cuisine
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
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Good for: Local cuisine
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night

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Tel Aviv, Israel
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27 reviews 27 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014 NEW

Whenever I visit Florence I make sure I don't miss a meal there. My father has eaten there already in 1953 and all my friends who traveled to Florence went there. The atmosphere is simple and is the classy Italian home restaurant, rare to find these days. In order to go to the bathroom you have to go throught the... More

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Dublin, Ireland
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25 reviews 25 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014 NEW

A friend recommended this excellent little place. Easy to miss but well worth going. The menu is limited and the seating is communal. Three of us had the butter chicken and we all absolutely loved it. Everything on the menu looked delicious and you could hardly go wrong. It was impossible to save room for dessert but they looked amazing.... More

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Eagle River alaska
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9 reviews 9 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

Recommended by an acquaintance that visits Italy every year. Walked by the restaurant 3 times! A hidden gem. Small trattoria and reservations are highly recommended. The butter fried chicken was delectable. I have tried to replicate and gave up. Amazed at the fabulous food that came out of a very small kitchen.

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Phila.,PA
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15 reviews 15 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2014

Yep!! Lived up to my expectations. Tortellini with meat sauce very flavorful. Signature Butter Chicken a mouthwatering experience. Tortellini in broth very rich and satisfying . The atmosphere was a bit hectic and loud but it suited the room. Cash only. Reserve in advance .

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Chicago, Illinois
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24 reviews 24 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2014

The steak fiorentina was adored by my husband. The butter chicken is all that, just spectacular. And the artichoke omelet changed my life! Seriously I've never had such amazing eggs, a somewhat strange appetizer but dam I'm still thinking about it weeks later :-). Also the olive oil on the green beans was fantastic. Service was fine, they tried to... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2014

This is a wonderful, authentic Italian restaurant and the food is incredible! We had amazing chicken, steak, pasta and wine. The chefs were great as were the waiters.

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Walpole, Massachusetts
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13 reviews 13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

Tiny restaurant with tons of history on a side street was the best meal we had Florence, and perhaps the country, on our four city tour. My boyfriend is still raving about the steak Florentine to anyone that will listen and the butter chicken was out of this world. We did not have a reservation, but would highly recommend that... More

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Lucyhendo
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2014

Had a fantastic dinner here on our trip to Florence. It came with a strong recommendation from a friend and did not let us down. We could not get a table for 3 days but decided to chance our luck and headed down to find out if they could squeeze us in. And luckily they did. The restaurant is clean... More

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Morristown, New Jersey
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2014

We dined early September and couldn't get a res for dinner but got one for lunch. It appeared reservations are essential for lunch and dinner. The tortellini en brodo was the best ever! My husband and I each had that plus shared a bistecca and side. I can't say the steak was the best I've ever had but it was... More

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Florence, Italy
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014

Best steak we have ever had in the world! One of the best torlenni pasta dishes in the world. Fantastic desert. Service was oustanding. Ambiance outstanding.

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