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Trattoria Sostanza

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Certificate of Excellence2015 - 2018 Winner


Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol

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All reviews butter chicken meringue cake tortellini steak tortino di bistecca beans pie salad antipasti wild strawberries no credit cards pollo al burro communal seating simple dish family style open kitchen
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Reviewed 2 days ago

If you are planning a trip to Florence put Trattoria Sostanza on your list of places that you must try. This a small, very casual and relaxed trattoria where its all about the food which is excellent. This is far from fancy but you will...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Mark S
Reviewed 3 days ago

After reading all the glowing reviews on TA we decided to give this a try, and boy were we glad we did .Our reservation was for 7:30 and we arrived 10 minutes early and were promptly seated. We shared a bottle of Peppoli Chianti Classico,...More

Date of visit: October 2018
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Reviewed 1 week 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 3 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 13 December 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 30 November 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 30 November 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 20 November 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 16 November 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
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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 N2512YEjamesm | Reviewed this property |
No they do not. Also communal seating
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