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Trattoria Sostanza (Il Troia)

Via del Porcellana, 25/r, 50123 Florence, Italy
055.212691
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Ranked #141 of 1,947 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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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

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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San Jose
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW 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 NEW

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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6 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
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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23 restaurant reviews
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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
Top Contributor
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58 restaurant reviews
60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
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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DC
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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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Dundalk, Ireland
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6 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

My husband and I visited Trattoria Sostanza based on recommendations and it did not disappoint. We had pasta al pomodoro, mixed salad, buttered chicken and the steak, every dish was amazing! We had to book our table for the first sitting at 7.30pm so book early to avoid disappointment! Be prepared to share a larger table with other diners, we... More

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New York City, New York
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

Delicious chianina beef and veal, but our meat was NOT tender. Considering that this is what they are famous for, this meal was a disappointment. Mushrooms were soggy. Salad was ordinary. Dessert was good.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

No wonder why this restaurant is almost always fully booked - a magical place, a classic. There are many many trattorias but Sostanza is unique: limited number of seats (just perfect size to provide superb services and food to all), classical interior with walls filled with memorabilia from the past. Menu includes many classical rustique Fiorentine/Tuscan dishes, but you likely... More

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