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Trattoria Sostanza (Il Troia)

Via del Porcellana, 25/r, 50123 Florence, Italy
055.212691
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Ranked #137 of 1,954 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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2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014 NEW

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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15 restaurant reviews
65 helpful votes 65 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

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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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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 via mobile

Our family of 5 had dinner at the later seating. When we arrived some tables from the earlier seating were just being served dessert. We were the last table seated and served. We never felt rushed and were one of the last people out the door at the end of the night. 4 days later we are still talking about... More

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Kaiserslautern, Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

Small, initmate, family style restaurant! Amazing dishes from the fresh vegetables to the huge steaks! Definitely order the house wine, bistecca florentine and the butter chicken! The desserts with the wild strawberries are to die for - the cake and just the strawberries with lemon sugar! Would eat here every night if I could!

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Chicago, Illinois, USA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

NOTE: Only open Mon-Fri. Two seatings 7:30 and 9:10. Must make reservations. Large tables so you will be seated with other parties most likely. The food is the best in Florence, hands down. The butter chicken is an institution. The tortellini was the best I have every had. Salads are just good, but that is the case at almost all... More

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

It has a small menu, communal tables and do reserve in advance. Service is competent and friendly, albeit not the best at times - specially if you're not one of the locals. But the food is amazing (tried the Florentine Steak and the Butter Chicken, both great), and it's hard not to appreciate the genuine feel this place has. Reasonable... More

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Boston, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

Looking for a slice of real Florentine life, this is the place. The food is simple, high quality, perfectly prepared and served with no fuss. Their steak is tender, moist, prepared in a classic style. Nothing fancy. Just plain delicious. Their chicken is legendary and rightly so. We shared one order of each among three of us and it was... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

Went to this place for dinner. The pastas are good for Florence. However the mains are what to come for. The steak was a perfect florentine rare while the buttered chicken was the best on the trip. Definitely a place to go in Florence.

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