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Trattoria Sostanza (Il Troia)

Via del Porcellana, 25/r, 50123 Florence, Italy
055.212691
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Ranked #174 of 1,866 restaurants in Florence
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Cuisines: Italian, Steakhouse
Good for: Local cuisine
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Restaurant details
Good for: Local cuisine
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
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Richmond, Virginia, USA
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11 reviews 11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2014 NEW

The restaurant is definitely a reservations required as there are only four large tables and cash only for payment. But once you get seated at a shared table the experience begins. The menu isn't large and is in all Italian, but our waiter who was super nice and friendly helped us translate what we couldn't ourselves. He also recommended an... More

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Toronto, Canada
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181 reviews 181 reviews
98 restaurant reviews
386 helpful votes 386 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2014

Heard about this from foodie guru and TA member Ziggy. Thanks man! Specialties include chicken breast in butter, artichoke torte, Florentine steak plus spinach in olive oil and garlic to assuage your guilt. Many people mention eating here on consecutive days. We knew we wouldn't have that luxury as we had every meal booked and every sightseeing opportunity penciled in.... More

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oregon
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32 reviews 32 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2014

Based on the reviews I reserved dinner at Trattoria Sostanza (Il Troia) for the big 1 KG Florentine steak. Hard to find until at 730pm when the gate opened and it appeared with line of people. The restaurant is tucked away a block off the river near the Westin Excelsior and the St. Regis hotels. Sostanza is known for its... More

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Portland, Maine
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55 reviews 55 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2014 via mobile

This is the real deal. A Florence original with the best bistecca in town. But that's not all. The "butter chicken" is legendary (order it as a starter to share before your steak) as is the omelette. Wine is great as is the salami and prosciutto starter. For dessert, the tiny strawberries with wine or cream and sugar hit the... More

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London
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16 reviews 16 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2014 via mobile

We came here on a Thursday night, booked for the first sitting. The shared tables are fine, we had some nice conversation and actually went on for drinks afterwards with one of our neighbours. The food is excellent. Believe all the hype about the polla a burro, it is extraordinary. The gentleman who runs the front of house is charming,... More

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Singapore, Singapore
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2014

We were here for the butter chicken and the florentine steak. No complains about the food. Chicken was very tender and the steak was well seasoned and tasty. In terms of quality, it's one of the best meals we have had in Italy. We also tried the house cake which was the meringue with small strawberries. Please bear in mind... More

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Athens, Greece
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16 reviews 16 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2014

We ordered butter chicken, bisteca fiorentina and tortellini. The chicken was excellent. I didn't really enjoy the shared tables and the fact that we could stay there only from 19:30 until 21:00. It was also full of turists.

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Georgetown
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18 reviews 18 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2013

We had been rushing around so much that we actually weren’t very hungry but once the fantastic food started arriving we were happy to dive in and not stop. In fact as people were being served,we noticed the entire mood of the place changed into one of fun and frenzy. Everyone was so happy to eat this fantastic food! People... More

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Richmond, VA
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39 reviews 39 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2013

My husband and I honeymooned in Italy and Switzerland and this was the best meal of our two week trip - which is saying a lot because we did not have a bad meal in Italy. Unfortunately we did not try the butter chicken (will have to go back), but the steak Florentine was simply amazing! And the meringue cake... More

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Yokohama, Japan
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14 reviews 14 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2013

We initially ordered the butter chicken and artichoke omelette. Upon tasting the butter chicken, my husband decided this was the place where he wanted to taste the florentine steak as well! Everything was delicious including dessert which was a meringue top with mixed berries. Very light and refreshing after the big meal. Make sure you make a reservation first as... More

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