Fodor's Expert Review Trattoria Sostanza (il Troia)

$$ Santa Maria Novella Italian Fodor's Choice

Since opening its doors in 1869, this trattoria has been serving top-notch, unpretentious food to Florentines who like their bistecca fiorentina very large and very rare. Along with fine Tuscan classics, they have two signature dishes: the tortino di carciofi (artichoke tart) and the pollo al burro (chicken with butter). The latter is an amazing surprise, a succulent chicken breast cooked very quickly and served as soon as it leaves the grill. Leave room for dessert, as their torta alla Meringa (a semi-frozen dessert flecked with chocolate and topped with meringue) is scrumptious. A single room with white tiles on the wall and paper mats on the tables provides the setting for delicious meals.

Italian Tuscan Historical Lively Lunch Dinner $$ Fodor's Choice

Quick Facts

Via della Porcellana 25
Florence, Tuscany  50100, Italy


Known For:
  • Tuscan classics
  • Delicious desserts
  • No-frills decor

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