14 comments on “A history lesson @ Trattoria Sostanza [il Troia] Florence

  1. Brava Sofie!
    E’ il mio ristorante preferito a Firenze…e tu sei riuscita a coglierne l’anima…

  2. sembra davvero un luogo magnifico, sembra che li il tempo si sia fermato a 60anni fa!!!bellissimo :-)

  3. Leann Rowe on - Reply

    Four of us are coming to Italy in May. We will be in Florence for 3 nights. A friend told us to eat at Sostanza. Should we make reservations? Also do you know of a restaurant that has a “kitchen table” we could eat at in Florence? We were also told we should eat at Trattoria Mario’s for lunch one day, do we need reservations there? We would welcome any suggestions you may have. We will be taking a day trip to Sienna while in Florence. Any lunch or dinner suggestions?
    Any advice is appreciated. Thanks, Leann

    • Sofie Delauw on - Reply

      Ciao Leann! For Sostanza I would definitely make reservations [best to use the same strategy for all good restaurants in Florence]. For Trattoria Mario [very Traditional Tuscan fair] you can not make a reservation, but part of the charm is standing in line as you wait for your table :-) . I could recommend all the places I talk about on The Curious Eater :-) … if you browse trough the articles, I am sure you will find something that fits your taste, ‘A kitchen table’ you could experience @ ‘Ora d’Aria’, ‘Olio e Convivium’. Have a great stay in Florence!

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  5. Ingrid Svensson on - Reply

    Love the pictures and love the background on the restaurant! My husband and I will be joining friends from Stockholm for 10 days in Florence and we would love to share this restaurant with them. Can you help us to make a reservation? We will be in Florence the last week of November and would ideally like to have dinner on Saturday, November 24th. Please let me know how we can get reservations. This article has really piqued our interest. Thank you for the pictures and the write up! IRS

  6. Lori on - Reply

    How happy I was to stumble across your blog! I have been to Florence 3 times and each time I eat at Sostanza. I also recommend it to all my friends who visit Florence. This place is truly a gem! I am coming to Praiano in May…do you have any suggestions for food on the Amalfi Coast? I can sense, from your review of Sostanza, we might have a lot in common with regards to food! :-)

  7. We’re planning a return trip to Florence this spring and are looking forward to having a meal at Trattoria Sostanza. I’m really glad I stumbled upon this post. This sounds like a lovely place to experience local color and cuisine.

    • We were not disappointed. The service at Il Troia was fabulous, the meal was delicious and the ambiance was old-world and welcoming. Hope to make it back again someday!

  8. Robin on - Reply

    My husband and I have been visiting Firenze every year (sometimes twice) for the last 17 years. (I know: che culo!) This is absolutely our favorite place to eat. We manage to go at least every other day for our entire stay – which is usually about a month. You just can’t get tired of the great food, the lovely people, the homey atmosphere. I’ve been photographing this place for almost two decades. Your photos are the best! Thanks!

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