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Trattoria Sostanza

) #132 of 2,085 Restaurants in Florence $$ - $$$ Italian
Via del Porcellana 25/r, 50123, Florence, Italy
+39 055 212691
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  • Excellent60%
  • Very good22%
  • Average8%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible4%
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“butter chicken” (293 reviews)
“meringue” (41 reviews)
“tortellini” (50 reviews)
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$$ - $$$
Via del Porcellana 25/r, 50123, Florence, Italy
Neighbourhood: Santa Maria Novella
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Reviewed 2 days ago

First of all, make a reservation! And be there on time! They were about to give up our reservation if we were couple of minutes late! Order the chicken, steak, house wine, house dessert wine, meringue, beans, artichokes, and pasta! Then take a picture for...More

Thank Foodieintown85
Reviewed 1 week ago

Very small place and we should have made a reservation. As a result, we sat at a small, shared table. Our meal was good and we enjoyed the company of the others at the table.

Thank 1958DumbSmack
Reviewed 1 week ago

I was told by a couple of my 'foodie" friends that I should definitely try this place. They raved about the butter chicken and the artichoke pie. We tried both and they were average. The steak was mediocre. You need a reservation, they only take...More

Thank yelphater
Reviewed 1 week ago

We dined here in April 2017 because travel author Susan Van Allen had declared it to be her favorite restaurant in Florence. Reservations were essential and were made several days in advance by our B&B. This vintage trattoria is not a romantic spot (seating is...More

2  Thank Canadianstraveling
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I heard about this place from the book "where chefs eat" and took my family. It's been said before but you can not come here and skip the butter chicken. It's so simple but so so delicious. The chicken is super moist and tender and...More

Thank jencute1
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

As many other reviews have said, the butter chicken is outstanding and a change of pace from other restaurants in Florence. We went for lunch and in addition to the butter chicken (which is a must) had the tortellini in brodo, tortellini in sugo and...More

Thank apv75
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

small menu card but typical tuscany food perfect peti di pollo best in florence service are perfect!!

Thank julius1998
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The artichoke pie was excellent, but unfortunately, the other dishes weren't. The butter chicken was average, Beef Bolognese was dry (we had to order extra Ragu), and the seating (benches) were quite uncomfortable

Thank MarinGirl94920
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Our friend had a wonderful memory of a chicken fillet fried in butter from this restaurant. Now many years later we ordered the same. It is still very good but cost 20 Euro. The Tuscan salami antipasto with six thin slices at 7 Euro. This...More

Thank Lars B
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The butter chicken is an absolute must!!!!! We also got the beans which were just okay to me. The artichoke was delicious to me, but not a favorite to those at our table who didn't like artichoke obviously. The star of the meal was the...More

Thank Kristen P
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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Is this Trattoria open in mid August ?
13 April 2017|
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Dale K
Can I get the chicken recipe ??? i love it and have it every time we come to Florence. The best !!!!! !
12 April 2017|
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Response from gary m | Reviewed this property |
I wish!!!!! We were trying to figure it out. One of my companions is a CIA grad- Culinary Institute of America, and he was mulling over the process. If we come up with anything, I will post it.
Can anyone tell me the where I can make a reservation online? Or maybe email?
31 January 2017|
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Response from inagirl2003 | Reviewed this property |
Not available via e-mail or online that I am aware of. Telephone resvs. only. I have had dinner there numerous times and have NEVER seen a walk in as they know exactly the number of diners they can accommodate at each of... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
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
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
  • E-mail