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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” (334 reviews)
“meringue cake” (48 reviews)
“tortellini” (55 reviews)
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Via del Porcellana 25/r, 50123, Florence, Italy
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Reviewed 4 days ago

This charming cafe has amazing butter chicken and steak and a lovely quaint staff. Local wines and cheeses too.

Date of visit: February 2018
Thank bonvoyagelc
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Tiny restaurant, a bit of a tourist attraction in historic section of Florence. Not much to look at fro outside, ut the buttered chicken is very good for which it is famous. Reservations almost always necessary. CASH only!

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank David L
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Despite the excessive amount of the bill, it's worth the effort. Of course a chicken breast or an artichoke egg-pie can cost much less somewhere else in the Florence, but "Il Troia" is a unique restaurant of its own style. Every course is gorgeously tasty,...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank Antongiorgio S
Reviewed December 12, 2018

Wonderful and jam packed trattoria specializing in Florentine steak and butter chicken. The butter chicken consisted of two pieces of thick chicken breats served in a pool of butter and is not bad. Not great. The steak was brilliant. Actually in some restaurants in Florence...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank GibsonHumbucker
Reviewed November 29, 2018 via mobile

I was really looking forward to our meal. The artichoke pie is really just an omelette with artichoke. Half of our party liked it and the other half didn’t. We really came to try the butter chicken - don’t get me wrong it was OK,...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank foodsnob101
Reviewed November 29, 2018 via mobile

Every time I visit Florence this restaurant is a must. The artichoke pie, the butter fried chicken , with beans in red sauce and for dessert meringue with wild strawberries. Order this and you shall never ever go wrong.

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank RahulA59
Reviewed November 19, 2018

Oh my goodness- the most delicious chicken I have ever eaten! Absolutely phenomenal. Such wonderful service with great simple atmosphere. Such a simplistic meal that didn't need all the extra fluff.

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Mary Claire H
Reviewed November 16, 2018 via mobile

A young cousin told me not to miss this place and to make sure to have the butter chicken (petti di pollo al burro). She was absolutely correct on both counts! Trattoria Sostanza has obviously been doing something right for quite some time, as they...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Rooz
Reviewed November 13, 2018 via mobile

The artchoke tart and the butter chicken are very good. For the pasta, I would suggest the tortellini al sugo, very home made. The youngest waiter was super nice with us and also Maximiliano, super professional. If you really want to understand what is an...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank nbaffatto
Reviewed November 6, 2018

the best most tender delicious chicken I have ever had. A tiny little restaurant off the beaten path. Reservations are needed as it is so popular. A must go if you are in Florence.

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank lf421
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October 5, 2018|
Response from Sunfloweramara | Reviewed this property |
This is TripAdvisor, not the resturant’s website or email. You will need to call the restaurant directly.
September 25, 2018|
Response from nicola-louise93 | Reviewed this property |
There are no tables by the window and not much to see if there was due to being down a small side street. You will need to call the restaurant directly to make a reservation.
Robert S
September 19, 2018|
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Response from N2512YEjamesm | Reviewed this property |
No they do not. Also communal seating
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Restaurant Details

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