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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” (311 reviews)
“meringue cake” (44 reviews)
“tortellini” (52 reviews)
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Italian, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
Via del Porcellana 25/r, 50123, Florence, Italy
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Reviewed 3 days ago

My family and I went to this restaurant for dinner. There was a bit of a wait, and we were seated with other diners, it's a European thing I guess. The food was delicious, I had the butter chicken and my husband had the steak....More

Thank Traveler_49301
Reviewed 1 week ago

This restaurant has wonderful food and not sure what to order we trusted our waiter! Great idea! Can't go wrong eating here. Time to enjoy our food, time, and in this quaint restaurant. It was delicious!

Thank Malissa C
Reviewed 1 week ago

The title says it all. Wonderful experience. This is a must visit in Florence. The other things we had there were excellent also including the pasta, wine and dessert.

Thank Robert A
Reviewed 1 week ago

Make sure to have a reservation. The restazrant is always busy, and full. And this is not by chance. The food is excellent and the waiters are very friendly speaking not only Italian. Excellent dinner eperience.

Thank 545medva
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Recommended by another Aussie foodie.... and this joint delivered and then some! Food is awesome. From the great pasta and salami for primi and antipasto respectively... to the “signature” chicken breast in butter! The latter is, fair dinkum, sensational! The service is great and the...More

Thank Brian F
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Maybe they think they're the only place in Florence that makes a good steak? Maybe they think because Rachel Ray gave them her thumbs up there's no need to be hospitable? Who knows. We showed up (withOUT a reservation). I know, I should arrested for...More

1  Thank tommy22341
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Rick Steve's recommends this restaurant. You do have to make a reservation. I liked that they sit more than one party at a table. It's fun to meet other travelers! I had the Chicken in butter which was delicious! Something we had to get used...More

Thank KevSarBren
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This restaurant is not to be placed when in Florence. Situated in a narrow street, it may be a bit difficult to find. But it is worth the effort. Quite a few choices on the menu, but the "star" is their buttered chicken. MUST TRY!...More

Thank Erik Joseph T T
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Wow! Finally made it to the amazing butter chicken experience. No reservation but came back after their 9pm reservation time & lucky to get 2 seats. Alex was fabulous...as was the bisteca! Highly recommended.

Thank John H
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We absolutely loved this place! Loved the butter chicken and the desert! Make sure you book a reservation here ahead of time because this place fills up fast! Cash only too! The people are so kind and the experience is always wonderful!

Thank Mary M
Santa Maria Novella
Santa Maria Novella train station welcomes the
majority of the people arriving in Florence, which
might explain the hectic pace. Commuters and tourists
come across the constant hustle and bustle of the
station before exiting, taking a few steps and
stopping amazed in Piazza di Santa Maria Novella. It
is impossible not to admire the the square, housing
one of the most charming basilicas in Florence. The
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June 22, 2018|
Response from Sunfloweramara | Reviewed this property |
I don't think it is possible to email them. I called to book.
June 20, 2018|
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Response from Caryl Z | Reviewed this property |
I was originally told that one could not make a reservation. So, my husband and I showed up one day for lunch and they said they were fully booked. But they did say to us come back in an hour or so because many times there... More
Pat K
June 3, 2018|
Response from Sunfloweramara | Reviewed this property |
You need to call the restaurant directly. They will not reply to a tripadvisor question.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Local cuisine, Families with children, Kids
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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