Trattoria Sostanza is kind of a very old school place (since 1869), a place where you sit on a wooden bench in a communal table and eat traditional Tuscan food. They do 2 seating for dinner so you prob should make reservation in advance, the food is simple and very Tuscan. was recomanded to me as the place that serves the best bistecca alla fiorentina in Florence. I guess it is more of the peter luger approach rather than the craft steak way around food, but there is still some magic in it I guess, and a lot of strait forward bold flavor.
starting with some Pasta al burro which comes with real chunk of white truffle butter, needless to say – amazing.
very recently butchered from a real Chianina beef, nothing but pure meat and flavor cooked in this kitchen (which you should walk through in your way to the restroom) over real burning woods.
I did had to add some freshness to this intense amount of beef in a form of fresh mixed salad.
and just to end it all another Tuscan dessert with fresh berries.
Trattoria Sabation, Just from the other side of the arno river, very authentic Tuscan spot, out side of the main tourists area, not that I had much idea of how to order or what, but everything that came after was quite superb.
Skipping the antipasti by ordering first the Ravioli al Sugo
followed by Salsiccia toscana con fagioli alluccelletto – a Tuscan sausage with beans.
and a green Tuscan salad, with slices of shaved fennel and carrot.
and a Tuscan version of Cremsnit cake for dessert.