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Trattoria Sostanza (Il Troia)

Via del Porcellana, 25/r, 50123 Florence, Italy
055.212691
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Ranked #145 of 1,965 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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9 reviews 9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014 NEW

We ate here while visiting Florence for 2 days. Reserved through our concierge at the hotel because I read reservations were almost certainly a must. I found out about this restaurant through various websites on the best restaurants in Florence and this place kept popping up. As usual for the more 'local' restaurants, they open pretty late, 19.30. And it... More

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Toronto, Canada
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16 reviews 16 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

I am for the butter chicken and florentine steak. The steak itself was decent, though does not seem to be real chiani beef, the chicken though was a major disappointment. Read about how mind blowing the chicken was, and even my table neighbour raved about it as he received it before me, but it wasn't anything too special. It was... More

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Forest Hills, New York
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35 reviews 35 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014

We had the pleasure of sharing a table with a very nice couple from Florida. The gentleman was originally from Florence and told us he has been to Sostanza many times over the years. Sostanza is authentic and has not changed at all. We had the Florentine steak and the butter chicken. My wife loved the steak and I loved... More

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California
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14 reviews 14 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

One of our favorite meals in Italy. You'll sit at a communal table (enjoy it and talk with whoever is next to you). Get the butter chicken and the steak. We had a meringue cake with whipped cream and wild strawberries and chocolate chips for dessert. Heaven. I would have eliminated the chocolate chips though. There is nothing like the... More

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KL
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

We read a review on this place in the NYT and had to go (learn about it) It was the best steak I've eaten possibly, ever ! We had a couple of glasses of wine, 4 steaks, unltd. bread as a rushed pre flight lunch and paid 100 Euros. Highly recommended. Lovely ambience - in the from of simple, clean,... More

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Austin, Texas
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24 reviews 24 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014

We stumbled upon this place, and with no reservation it didn't look good. but the owner got us in and we are sooooooooooooo happy. Maybe the best food in town! Get the chicken, it was really great!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014

It's a small little restaurant known all around the world. They have the most amazing butter chicken, the smell radiates through the restaurant and you can still taste it hours later. The steak too was incredible, no sauce or gravy, just the natural flavours of the steak. Shared 1kg between 2 but pretty sire i could have finished more. Be... More

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Greenville, South Carolina
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26 reviews 26 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
99 helpful votes 99 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014

We dined at this restaurant twice in the five days we were in Florence. The first visit was on a Tuesday evening, July 15, and for starters, we had the tortellini with meat sauce, very good. For the main dish, I had the chicken in butter, which was absolutely wonderful. My husband had the bistecca, which he said had good... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 via mobile

The butter chicken is delicious, and the service is attentive and efficient. This was one of our best meals throughout our whole trip to Italy. You have to get butter chicken!

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Senior Reviewer
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3 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

One of our best meals in Italy! We came for the second seating so we could relax & linger. Loved the communal seating & friendly efficiency of the staff. And the food...! Get the butter chicken and the bistecca fiorentina. No, really! Both entrees were perfectly delicious. My mouth is watering right now as I write this review! Make a... More

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