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Trattoria Sostanza (Il Troia)

Via del Porcellana, 25/r, 50123 Florence, Italy
055.212691
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Ranked #183 of 1,993 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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Walpole, Massachusetts
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12 reviews 12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014 NEW

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 NEW

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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4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2014 NEW

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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30 reviews 30 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014

Our first night, we had a 7:30 PM reservation at Trattoria Sostanza. We arrived about 10 minutes early and there were already about 15 people waiting by the door although I believe some were turned away as they did not have reservations. Overall, Sostanza turned out to be our best meal in Italy. Three of us shared a carafe of... More

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Huntington, New York
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34 reviews 34 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014

Small, out of the way, cash only absolute gem of a restaurant for lunch. In Florence for a few days last week. My niece who travels to Florence on business a few times a year recommended Il Latini as a fine dining restaurant (which alas we never made it to) and this place. taxi dropped us off about a block... More

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Dollard-des-Ormeaux, Quebec, Canada
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11 reviews 11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014

Loved the atmosphere, service and food. Butter chicken and steak are specialities, dessert looked amazing but too full to try. Great experience.

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Istanbul
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014

Sostanza is a narrow , single room, old-fashioned trattoria with white tiled walls and wooden communal tables. One of my favourites in Florence. The menu is simple, handwritten and placed inside a plastic sleeve and heavenly. Credit cards are not accepted. Sostanza is not open on Sundays. Must make reservations. The house wine/Chianti is good, the bistecca is perfect. The... More

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Leigh-on Sea, United Kingdom
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63 reviews 63 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

Where does one begin,this restaurant had been pre booked on recommendations from friends of ours on our trip to Florence.On arriving at 7.30. The shutters were still down and about 15/20 people were waiting.once open a lot of them turned away having not booked.We confirmed out booking and was shown to table.well we were sat not even facing each other... More

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London, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014

I came here after reading the reviews, and have to admit that I was rather apprehensive about sharing a table with strangers in what looked like a working mans caf, but actually, my dinner companions were lovely, and we all had a great evening, as we were all there after reading reviews about how good the food was - and... More

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