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Trattoria Sostanza

Via del Porcellana 25/r, 50123, Florence, Italy
+39 055 212691
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  • Excellent65%
  • Very good21%
  • Average7%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible4%
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“butter chicken” (302 reviews)
“meringue cake” (44 reviews)
“tortellini” (52 reviews)
Opens in 6 min
Italian, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
Via del Porcellana 25/r, 50123, Florence, Italy
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

We both tried the chicken and had the same response!! We ordered the steak Florentine which was good but the buttered chicken was great! I searched the Internet and found a recipe that I think will be as good as the chicken we had at...More

Thank Caryl Z
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This place has the most divine chicken in butter sauce, you can't give this a miss in Florence, but it's not cheap

Thank ritsk71
Reviewed 1 week ago

A yearly trip to Florence is a yearly visit to Trattoria Sostanza. The artichoke pie is both unusual and delicious. Chargrilled artichoke with eggs - what a wonderful combination to start off dinner should always include the delicious butter chicken. It consistently melts in your...More

Thank Victoria D
Reviewed 1 week ago

Seems like all the reviews (both Tripadvisor and the 'professional' reviewers on travel websites) suggest the Butter Chicken. Well - they are absolutely spot on. Three of the 5 of us ordered it, and they served it in a large cooking skillet, 2 pieces per...More

Thank MikeinAlabama
Reviewed 1 week ago

Butter chicken is the very best thing on the menu. A small family restaurant, only 6 tables, it’s just wonderful! You could end up at a table with others if you are a small party.

Thank lindabV9768QB
Reviewed 1 week ago

After reading many Tripadvisor reviews, my wife and I came here on a Tuesday evening especially to try the butter chicken. Yes, it's expensive and I can't imagine that it is very healthy(!), but it tastes fantastic. There are only a few communal tables which...More

Thank fuzzydunl0p
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We made our reservation several weeks in advance. This place is everything you've already read about. Not sure what I can say that will stand out from the other reviews. Our service was prompt and friendly. My wife and I ordered the Butter Chicken and...More

Thank NDanger427
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We had such a wonderful time at Trattoria Sostanza. We had gotten a recommendation from a friends parents who had eaten here on their last trip and they spoke so highly of it that we had to try it out. After several attempts to call...More

Thank whatericadidnext
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Heard so much about this restaurant before visiting. Fortunately for us, our hotel managed to get us a reservation for dinner for the same day we arrived in Florence. As many reviews have stated, the butter chicken was fantastic! It arrived piping hot at our...More

Thank Suji F
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Ate at Sostanza 20 years prior, and always wanted to return. Finally got the chance, and it did not disappoint. Butter chicken, sautéed porcini, mixed salad. Everything was superb. Staff was very friendly. If we were in Florence for another day, I would dine at...More

Thank bernie p
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Families with children, Kids, Local cuisine
Open Hours
12:30 PM - 2:00 PM
7:30 PM - 9:45 PM
12:30 PM - 2:00 PM
7:30 PM - 9:45 PM
12:30 PM - 2:00 PM
7:30 PM - 9:45 PM
12:30 PM - 2:00 PM
7:30 PM - 9:45 PM
12:30 PM - 2:00 PM
7:30 PM - 9:45 PM
12:30 PM - 2:00 PM
7:30 PM - 9:45 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Via del Porcellana 25/r, 50123, Florence, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Tuscany  >  Province of Florence  >  Florence>  > Santa Maria Novella
  • Neighborhood: Santa Maria Novella
  • Phone Number: +39 055 212691
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