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Trattoria Sostanza

) #128 of 2,101 Restaurants in Florence $$ - $$$ Italian
Via del Porcellana 25/r, 50123, Florence, Italy
+39 055 212691
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  • Excellent63%
  • Very good22%
  • Average8%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible4%
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“butter chicken” (301 reviews)
“meringue” (43 reviews)
“tortellini” (51 reviews)
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Via del Porcellana 25/r, 50123, Florence, Italy
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1 - 10 of 631 reviews

Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Go for the food. Like the Artichoke pie unlike anything ever. All food great. Steaks looked great too. You look into kitchen. Wood fired grill. Tiny narrow restaurant. Little English. No tourists. Inexpensive.

Thank TheDotdog
Reviewed 4 days ago

This place lived up to the hype. The chicken is unreal and a must order but everything we ate was delicious and don't forget desert, the cake with wild strawberries was great. The atmosphere is also low key and the waiters were very accommodating. Go...More

Thank Max T
Reviewed 1 week ago

We managed to secure a 9 pm reservation when we called the day before. The restaurant only has two seating times, and only 30 customers at a time, so make sure you call ahead. Also, we had a table to ourselves because we were a...More

Thank MAmommy
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We decided to go to this restaurant after reading raving reviews about the butter chicken dish online. And yes - it lived up to the hype, and did not disappoint. That said, the meal we had was slightly on the pricier end of the scale....More

Thank Reza A
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This place came highly recommended and it didn't fail ! Amazing. We managed to get a last minute cancellation so we were over the moon. Service was fantastic. Food great. Butter chicken was out of this world. Thanks again for getting us a table and...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Food was average but the service and treatment were so bad/rude that you are better off going to another one of the multitude of good restaurants around. We came to this place on recommendation from a concierge. The food was good but extremely overrated: pasta...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Our family of 5 ate here to escape pasta....YUMMY! You will love it! The restaurant is small but worth the wait. They are very attentive and get you in and out fairly quick.

Thank Rachel B
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Where do I start? I tried to get reservations, but couldn't because the restaurant was booked for days out, so I decided to just go there and luckily we waited about 5 minutes and we were sat! I was so happy because the people that...More

1  Thank ekharris1
Reviewed 16 June 2017 via mobile

We had heard about this place from various sources and managed to luckily secure a last minute reservation. We were seated relatively quickly. I ordered the renowned butter chicken, a tomato salad and the pasta pomodoro. My butter chicken was great, not over cooked and...More

Thank MCJ0310
Reviewed 12 June 2017

A place with "trattoria vibe coming out of its ears, if a restaurant had ears. Great food--the chicken specialty is very good but the red meats were a bit better, I thought. Good wine options, very good service. Some communal tables and not fancy, so...More

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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Loren K
21 July 2017|
Response from Anna G | Reviewed this property |
You are asking other posters. I have no idea. Do not know what gluten is. Is it wheat? They have meats and veggies, eggs, beans. This is a very traditional Trattoria with excellent food.
9 July 2017|
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Response from Hakan S | Reviewed this property |
Sorry. I am not sure
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Local cuisine
Open Hours
12:30 - 14:00
19:30 - 21:45
12:30 - 14:00
19:30 - 21:45
12:30 - 14:00
19:30 - 21:45
12:30 - 14:00
19:30 - 21:45
12:30 - 14:00
19:30 - 21:45
12:30 - 14:00
19:30 - 21:45
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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