The Dirty Stall

Trattoria Sostanza

Posted on: August 18, 2015

Trattoria Sostanza is one of those places that’s literally stuck in a time warp. It was opened in 1869 and 1.5 centuries later, they’re still around and churning some of the best food in Florence!

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I thought it was going to be hard to find Sostanza but the line of tourists at the door waiting for it to open made it easy to identify. And while I waited, I inspected the hand-written menu that they pasted up on the front.

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Once inside, you can see their walls lined with that 150 years of history.

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The interior hasn’t changed much either.

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This is their signature dish, petti di pollo al burro. It’s basically chicken breasts first quickly grilled over coals, then coated with eggs and flour and then placed in a dish of butter to be cooked over coal embers again.

So simple yet producing something so epic. It’s pretty hard to describe how good this was in words except I really regret not ordering a few more plates of this!!!

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Definitely gotta order bistecca alla Fiorentina when in Florence. Really good as well.

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This was their tortellini in brodo but I just felt it was lacking in flavour, both broth and the tortellini.

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Don’t miss this place if you’re in Florence, and you’d better make a reservation too! Your life will change after eating that chicken.


Trattoria Sostanza
Via della Porcellana 25r
50123 Firenze
Italy
Phone: 039-55212691
Open: Weekdays 12:30–14:00, 19:30–21:45

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