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Trattoria Sostanza (Il Troia)

Via del Porcellana, 25/r, 50123 Florence, Italy
055.212691
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Ranked #216 of 1,992 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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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015 NEW

Little pricey but given the tradition and uniqueness of the place totally worth it. Great food. Amazing service. Didn't mind sharing the table.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015 NEW

Rachel Ray reviewed this restaurant years ago, and we thought we'd check it out for ourselves. The menu is very limited, but what they do they do very well. We were going to try their famous Bistecca alla fiorentina. A simple grilled T-Bone steak which the waiter will bring out to your table to show you. Especially if you are... More 

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63 helpful votes 63 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

First time here 4 years ago and was blown away by the artichoke omelette and the butter chicken (don't order the steak - it's not that good!). Of course ordered the same 2 items, plus some yummy juicy tomatoes and ham to start, and finishing off with the meringue & strawberries. So simply but so yummy! Restaurant takes reservations but... More 

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Colombo
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22 reviews 22 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2015

After hearing so many great reviews about this place, We decided to make a visit to this restaurant while in Florence. we made a reservation in advance. when we got there at 7 the place was still closed. and we had to wait out in the cold till 7.30. a bit too late to start dinner. when we went in,... More 

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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21 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2014

Family of four tried the famous buttered chicken and the steak. Two sittings, Ours had the feel of "hurry up and eat" so they could get ready for the next seating. Not unfriendly but rather hurried with a feel of let's get the tourists (I heard a number of languages but no Italian) in and out as quickly and efficiently... More 

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

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2014 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

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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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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