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“Beautiful Food in Simple Surroundings”
Review of Trattoria Sostanza

Trattoria Sostanza
Ranked #306 of 2,909 Restaurants in Florence
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Italian, Steakhouse
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Good for: Local cuisine
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Lunch, Reservations
Neighborhood: Santa Maria Novella
Reviewed November 7, 2013

Our son recommended this place for the buttered chicken. We found ourselves sat between an elderly American couple who had first visited it in 1957 (and assured us that the menu had never changed) and a couple of young photographers from Milan who had been advised by a colleague to try the rib of beef. We were all delighted with the fabulous food and if ever in Florence again, would definitely return there.

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Thank Judith C
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Reviewed November 7, 2013

This was a great place to have a meal in Florence, The steak and chicken are so good. It is truly a hidden gem. You need reservations no matter what day of the week. You would not expect to find this in Italy. Don't forget to have dessert, the Meringue cake is a must have. FYI, be prepared to share your table. Which to me made it more fun. We made some new friends.

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Thank Renee Z
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Reviewed November 1, 2013

This is a must. Very plain decor but fabulous food. The buttered chicken and meringue cake are delicious. Reservations a must and plan ahead I'd you go.

Thank bettina117
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Reviewed November 1, 2013

Traveling Italy during October 2013, we met a couple from Maine, and compared travel plans. When they heard we were going to Florence, the husband told us about the best chicken he'd had over 4 years ago. Of course, he remembered the name. We checked it out on TripAdvisor, and made a reservation. YES, absolutely the best chicken; their buttered chicken was so amazing! Of course, I'm now trying to find the recipe. Also enjoyed the steak and then fresh strawberries for dessert. All of the staff were very nice, with excellent service.

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Thank Marianne M
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Reviewed October 29, 2013 via mobile

Had the butter chicken. Out of this world and very special. Partner had the steak. Very plain place. Good service. Cash only.

Thank Mpclaw
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