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Trattoria Sostanza (Il Troia)

Via del Porcellana, 25/r, 50123 Florence, Italy
055.212691
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Ranked #218 of 1,973 Restaurants in Florence
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Hours:
Mon - Fri 12:30 pm - 2:00 pm
7:30 pm - 9:45 pm
Cuisines: Italian, Steakhouse
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Good for: Local cuisine
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night

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Marseille, France
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2014 NEW

A very good restaurant, you can't miss it. Menu is very basic and choice very small but fresh and good food. The must of the restaurant: the dessert: a kind of pavlova with berries... Delicious....

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London, United Kingdom
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27 reviews 27 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2014 NEW via mobile

We have been going to this restaurant for more than 30 years and never been disappointed! Our most recent was, as always, a success. The food was as good as ever, simply cooked in Tuscan style. The ambiance never changes. This is a traditional Florentine trattoria that makes no concession to changing times. A visit to this trattoria is an... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2014 NEW

We were determined to dine at this restaurant on one of our trips to Florence. This is a non-pretentious dining experience with absolutely no walk-ins. We had the infamous Chicken baked in butter and the best Beef Florentine I have ever had. Well worth seeking this tiny hole in the wall restaurant book well ahead.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2014

We went because Fodor's raved about the butter chicken, and we were not disappointed. Absolutely amazing. Steak was very good as well.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2014

Get a reservation. Even in November it is crowded. We managed to sqeak in as they opened because the wonderful man who sat us felt sorry for our pitiful faces when we found out we needed a reservation. Butter chicken. . .eat it every day. It's worth an early death. Also don't miss the special dessert and the tortellini en... More 

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Castelnuovo Berardenga, Italy
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30 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2014

Had dinner with friends at Trattoria Sostanza on the second seating, as the seatings are available at 7 pm and 9 pm. I knew what to expect, as a friend had told me about it, you sit at a large table sharing the table with others, and on this we had fun and the people by our side were wonderful... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014

We went here 17 years ago and always remembered their Steak Fiorentini so had to go back. It was still the same although a newer generation now cook and serve. This is a very small back street local tratorria so you must book. It is not a posh restaurant by any means but you go for the food not the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

we're foodies. this place rocks. i'm a vegetarian and everyone comes here for the chicken and the steak, - my husband a chef, went wild for them. we had to come here 2 of our 3 nights in florence. everyone else was the same. mad for the food. the owners (3rd and 4th generation) are fantastic. everything you'd hope for.... More 

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Delray Beach, Florida
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8 reviews 8 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2014

This place is so small & so "old world". totally unique dining! tiny place on a narrow street. you must make a reservation in advance because there are only two seatings per night & the place is packed. You must try the butter chicken. You will not find it anywhere but here at trattoria sostanza. it's a house specialty. the... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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25 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2014

Sostanza is a very small, old world, old fashioned restaurant. Don't come here for the ambience. Come here for the food. Being vegetarian we were limited in choice but our Florentine friends, who have been dining here for decades, introduced us to Sostanza. The artichoke omelet is out of this world and cooked on hot coals ! Yes hot coals... More 

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Additional Information about Trattoria Sostanza (Il Troia)

Address: Via del Porcellana, 25/r, 50123 Florence, Italy
Phone Number: 055.212691
Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Tuscany  >  Province of Florence  >  Florence
Open Hours:
Monday 12:30 pm - 2:00 pm  7:30 pm - 9:45 pm
Tuesday 12:30 pm - 2:00 pm  7:30 pm - 9:45 pm
Wednesday 12:30 pm - 2:00 pm  7:30 pm - 9:45 pm
Thursday 12:30 pm - 2:00 pm  7:30 pm - 9:45 pm
Friday 12:30 pm - 2:00 pm  7:30 pm - 9:45 pm
Cuisine: Italian, Steakhouse

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