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Trattoria Sostanza (Il Troia)

#243 of 1,882 Restaurants in Florence
Certificate of Excellence
Italian, Steakhouse, Pizza, Chicken Wings
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Via del Porcellana, 25/r, 50123 Florence, Italy
055.212691
Today
12:30 pm - 2:00 pm
7:30 pm - 9:45 pm
Closed now
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Hours:
Mon - Fri 12:30 pm - 2:00 pm
7:30 pm - 9:45 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Late Night, Reservations

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  • 55
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
The most memorable meals offered

We wanted to eat a restaurant where locals would love to go, so made a reservation with Trattoria Sostanza a few months ago. We were seated with two other parties at the same table, drank house Chianti at 7 euro for a half-litre and ate magnificent signature dish, petti di pollo al burro (butter... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 27, 2015
MaxineGarcia
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New York City, New York
Good for:
  • Local cuisine
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New York City, New York
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015 NEW

We wanted to eat a restaurant where locals would love to go, so made a reservation with Trattoria Sostanza a few months ago. We were seated with two other parties at the same table, drank house Chianti at 7 euro for a half-litre and ate magnificent signature dish, petti di pollo al burro (butter chicken) and bistecca. What a meal... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015

This is a very pleasant, out of the way Trattoria. Seating is limited and sometimes you are at the table with others. I suggest making reservations..

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Istanbul, Turkey
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

what i liked: - the authentic and warm ambiance - amazing food (chicken in butter is their speciality and you should try) - good pricing

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Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2015

From the moment you enter this magnificent little hole-in-the-wall--and you will have gotten a reservation, or you won't BE entering--you know you are getting an Italian experience no less authentic than the prison cooking scene in Godfather II. Ignore all the amazing steak offerings, order your damned chicken breasts in butter, use the outstanding Tuscan bread to soak up the... More 

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Brooklyn, New York
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42 reviews 42 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015

The shares tables, butcher store atmosphere, and bathroom-through-the-kitchen give this place a very authentic feel. The service was good and the food was delicious. Get the chicken!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015

We went for a weekday dinner and there was already queue outside the restaurant before the opening at 7.30pm. Reservation is required and the restaurant was quick to be filled up with locals and tourists. Dining was in communal seating which was fine as you get to talk to other customers. We had homemade chicken broth with tortellini - first... More 

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Houston, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2015

No pretension or frills, just great food and solid service. We looked for a later reservation, but got put in the 7:30 time slot with all of the other tourists. Our meal did not suffer for that, however, as everything was excellent. Upon arriving we saw the host sending away would-be diners who did not make a reservation, so I... More 

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Voorhees, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2015

we had been recommended to this place. its plain, its old, you sit with others but the food is fabulous. Not an extensive menu, but the butter chicken is to die for. we lucked out with our other diners at the table and had quite the fun night. a true Florence establishment on a back street.

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Cave Creek, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2015

If you are a type who does not like to share a table with strangers, this place is not for you. But, if you are willing to take a chance with strangers, good things await you. I had the 9pm seating. I had read numerous reviews of the restaurant and had a good idea of what I wanted for my... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2015

This restaurant was recommended to me by a chef from the Food Network. It is just so yummy good, It is very small and has been crowded every time I have been there. You may be seated at a table with other diners but that is always fun to me. Try the chicken breast that they pan saute in brown... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Via del Porcellana, 25/r, 50123 Florence, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Tuscany  >  Province of Florence  >  Florence
  • Phone Number: 055.212691

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Italian, Steakhouse, Pizza, Chicken Wings

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Local cuisine
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

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?