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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” (312 reviews)
“meringue cake” (47 reviews)
“tortellini” (53 reviews)
$$ - $$$
Via del Porcellana 25/r, 50123, Florence, Italy
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Reviewed 2 days ago 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

Thank Rooz
Reviewed 5 days ago 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

Thank nbaffatto
Reviewed 1 week ago

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.

Thank lf421
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This was by far the best meal of our 9 day visit to Italy. We were unable to make reservations before leaving the States but lucked out and got in our last night in Florence. The service was excellent and the food was amazing! We...More

Thank angbiv
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We received a rave review from a friend but my actual experience was disappointing. The highlight was the butter chicken but for 20 euros, you get nothing but two pieces of chicken on a plate; nothing accompanying it. Highly overpriced in my opinion. My wife...More

Thank Matt K
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We were excited to get a reservation at the 9pm seating but I must say not the best food in Florence. I read the Tripadvisor reviews, and we all expected for a great food experience, but the food is much better elsewhere. Try the pasta...More

Thank CiaoBellaBunny
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

After seeing the rave reviews, we expected a fabulous meal; what we received was good but not great. My husband's steak was good, as was my buttered chicken, but nothing to write home about. Same for our bread, salad, spinach side dish, and house wine....More

Thank Cadwaladre
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The food was everything the reviews say. We both had the bifteaca and it was perfect. We had three sides a green salad with tomatoes that was to die for, porcini mushrooms and sautéed spinach. The spinach was definitely too much, but everything was super...More

Thank popsicleCalgary
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

You need to go here. The signature chicken dish is simply perfect; as long as you like buttered chicken. The chicken is not on of those oversize breasts that you find in the USA. This is a "real" piece of chicken and it is wonderful....More

1  Thank StephenM5799
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Trattoria Sostanza was well worth the effort to find. The staff was very accommodating allowing us to change our reservation at the last minute to a later time due to late arrival of some group members in Florence. The butter chicken was excellent and those...More

Thank Robert S
Santa Maria Novella
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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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Questions & Answers
5 October 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.
25 September 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
20 September 2018|
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Response from James M | Reviewed this property |
No they do not. Also communal seating
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly
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
  • Neighbourhood: Santa Maria Novella
  • Phone Number: +39 055 212691
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