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#331 of 1,772 Italian in Florence


Italian, Tuscan, Central-Italian
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Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
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Florence Historic Centre
0.1 miles from Church of Santa Maria Novella
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Reviewed 2 days ago

It is a peculiar place and the waiters are very nice however the prices are incredibly high, we know it is Florence but 6 euros for 2 tomatoes or 10 euros for butter pasta is totally crazy! The meat is very good and also tortino...More

Date of visit: June 2021
Reviewed 7 October 2020

Sostanza is always a good experience. It's the same food as in all the other restaurants, but it's just a bit better here and the atmosphere is so nice. We were the only tourists that evening, all the others were locals.

Date of visit: October 2020
Reviewed 17 September 2020 via mobile

maybe it's because it's Firenze, but food was super expensive and little portions. you can say that the quality is better, but a mixed salad with half a tomato at 8€ is not justified. we ended up paying 50€ pp for sharing an appetizer, one...More

Date of visit: September 2020
Reviewed 2 September 2020 via mobile

I would honestly rate this place a seven if I could. My wife and I have been road tripping across Italy and this is hands down the best restaurant we have eaten in. We shared two starters, the crostini and fennel salami, both were substantial...More

Date of visit: September 2020
Reviewed 1 September 2020

After reading a few people's comments saying the restaurant is overrated and pricey, I still decided to try it out and I'm glad I did! It was Delicious and the waiter was top notch (bilingual and five star hotel worthy). The food may be a...More

Date of visit: September 2020
Reviewed 26 August 2020

There’s a lot of hype with this chicken, 2 pc breast for €20. While I think its good chicken, I personally feel it’s overrated (it did not blow me away). We particularly enjoyed the artichoke pie and I’d also give the meringue dessert 5 stars....More

Date of visit: July 2020
Reviewed 12 August 2020 via mobile

Absolutely wonderful waiters, the Bistecca (florentine steak) is beautiful from here!! 1kg perfect for two with two starters. Great price and lovely cosy authentic atmosphere.

Date of visit: August 2020
Reviewed 4 March 2020

We had the best evening at Trattoria Sostanza. That sat us with another American couple and we enjoyed our getting to know each and sharing travel stories. My husband had the famed butter chicken and I tried the artichoke pie. Both were excellent.

Date of visit: February 2020
Reviewed 24 February 2020

Went for the bistecca, ate seconds of the amazing chicken with butter sauce instead. Probably hands-down one of the best, most simplest things I've eaten in my life. We sopped every piece of the sauce up with bread and pasta and ordered another serving. The...More

Date of visit: February 2020
Reviewed 24 February 2020

Trattoria Sostanza showed up on many "best of Florence" lists we looked at before our trip, and two people we met in Florence also recommended it, for good reason. It's seriously old school. No frills dining room, the walls lined with photos of folks who've...More

Date of visit: February 2020
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Response from Felice Z | Reviewed this property |
We loved Il Santo Bevitore and La Giostra Go to my wife's blog wanderlust meals and she gives a whole review of Florence
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Trattoria Sostanza is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4
  • Value: 4
  • Atmosphere: 4