Trattoria Sostanza

Top 1% of restaurants in Florence
8 / 10

5 expert reviews

“The primi are very simple: pasta in sauce, tortellini in brodo (meat-stuffed pasta in chicken broth), and zuppa alla paesana (peasant soup ribollita).”

– Frommer's

Fodor's Fodor's
"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." Full review
Travel + Leisure Travel + Leisure
"Sostanza is also known as Il Troia (the trough) because its long, wooden communal tables are always packed with diners enjoying the same signature dishes." Full review
Condé Nast Traveler Condé Nast Traveler
"This full-of-charm hole-in-the-wall—a Florence classic for nearly 150 years—offers just six tables (so do book ahead) and has had the same staff for the past two decades." Full review
Afar Magazine Afar Magazine
"Not an upscale gourmet place, but popular with locals, and a place to practice my rusty Italian." Full review