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Trattoria Sostanza (Il Troia)

Via del Porcellana, 25/r, 50123 Florence, Italy
055.212691
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Ranked #160 of 1,980 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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Leigh-on Sea, United Kingdom
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61 reviews 61 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

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 NEW

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014 NEW

We were in Florence for 4 nights for our honeymoon and a friend recommended this little restaurant as our honeymoon gift. We were told to book a table as soon as we could. So on arrival to our hotel, we asked the receptionist to book us a table for our final night. When our final evening came we wanted to... More

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Southend-on-Sea, United Kingdom
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10 reviews 10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014

The reviews for this restaurant were good so we had to try it while we where in town, but the one thing that I did not notice from the reviews was the need to book in advance. The restaurant is usually either fully booked or full within 20 minutes of opening. So your not disappointed book a day or two... More

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Chicago, Illinois
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12 reviews 12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

Have been going to Sostanza for years. It never disappoints. The pasta, the beef..however, the best the butter chicken. Simply amazing. I actually have been in restaurants in the US that have tried to copy it (and say so on the menu!). Davide and staff are friendly. Communal tables--was next to a group from Rome and Portugal. The conversation is... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Very close to the Santa Maria Novella church, a very small and familiar Trattoria. The food is delicious mainly the artichoke tartine... no credit cards...

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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7 reviews 7 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

Think about it 135 years serving food..so I think they have a pretty good handle on their recipes....the butter chicken proves that fact. A simple dish yes but done to perfection and don't even think about ordering something else your first time. Who cares that the calorie count is stratospheric - it is worth every savory morsel. Reservation are a... More

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Trieste, Italy
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18 reviews 18 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014 via mobile

There is a reason why il Troia doesn't appear on any decent restaurant guide since a couple of decades: it's unworthy. When you charge 10 euros for pasta burro e parmigiano you should probably hire a new marketing strategist. Florence offers way more, trust me.

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Mooloolaba, Australia
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18 reviews 18 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

I recommend this place to all of my friends traveling to Florence. You know it's good when the locals queue up outside. The food is fantastic-especially the chicken and meringue dessert. The atmosphere is great too. Loved it -wish I could go back again soon.You must reserve at least 24hours ahead. There are 2 sittings for dinner-7pm ,9pm

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New Iberia, Louisiana
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13 reviews 13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

One of the best meals we ate in Italy. You have to order the Butter chicken and Bistecca Florentine. The chicken was juicy, but crispy outside. My husband stated the steak was one of the best he has ever eaten. If you like steak, this is the place for you. We branched out and tried the artichoke omelette. It was... More

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