Love this place!
We continue to love Timpano Chophouse because it never disappoints. The service was impeccable and I recommend asking for John. Everyone enjoyed the flatbread appetizer and ciabatta rolls so much that it was tough not to fill up before our entrees arrived. Everyone in our party of 5 ordered a different dish, which was nice b/c everyone enjoyed their meal. I had one of the best spinach side dishes ever and my bone-in rib eye steak was cooked to a perfect medium rare. So delicious! If you're OK with crowded, lively dining rooms and live jazzy music, you'll enjoy your experience at Timpano!
3/8/2013 4:00:00 PM
One of our favorites in Rockville
This is one of our favorite places for steak in Rockville. We have been there on numerous occasions and have never been disappointed.
3/12/2013 12:00:00 AM
We had a party of 8 and everyone
We had a party of 8 and everyone enjoyed their meal.
3/12/2013 5:00:00 PM
We have eaten here before but it's been a while. Dinner for 4 with a couple of drinks was $155 before tip. Service was excellent - John was our server and he was superb. Food was excellent. Bread was fresh and served with some type of Olvie oil mixed with tomato(?) bits - very tasty. We will go back sooner than later. Drinks we not skimpy and well made. Great spot in south Rockville/north Bethesda area.
3/15/2013 5:00:00 PM
I am a frequent guest at Timpanos
I am a frequent guest at Timpanos and it continues to be a great value and provide excellent cuisine and service. I highly recommend. Request John for your waitperson.
3/25/2013 5:00:00 PM
We were at Timpano on a Sunday
We were at Timpano on a Sunday night at 8 p.m. and the restaurant was not busy at all. The food was delicious and the service first-rate. We enjoyed it very much and will return.
4/6/2013 4:00:00 PM
A dependable location for
A dependable location for business lunches. Good food and accomodating staff make it an ideal place to meet.
4/11/2013 4:00:00 PM
Timpano-not worth the hype!
Food was not so great and the beer list was abysmal! There is a much better selection at my local 7-eleven.
4/12/2013 4:00:00 PM
i had not been here in a while
i had not been here in a while and met friends there for dinner. grweat drinks to start a relaxing dinner. interesting stater of an egg wrapped in a chicken type wrap. pretty good. salmon and chicken dishes were perfect!
4/13/2013 12:00:00 AM
Beautiful restaurant, with
Beautiful restaurant, with a romantic feel. Mussels are a MUST have on the menu.
4/14/2013 4:00:00 PM
We had dinner reservations
We had dinner reservations and were greeted with smiles and enthusiasm. The food was great and our server was very attentive. This was a very wonderful dinning experience.
4/23/2013 4:00:00 PM
I can't say enough good things about the unbelievable roasted mussels. They are outstanding -- roasted to perfection and seasoned just right. They are served in a sizzling cast iron roasting pan set into a clever metal serving gizmo with a handy bowl underneath to discard the empty shells. A delicious arugala and watercress salad was the perfect accompaniment. And speaking of accompaniments, the lounge band that was there on the night we visited (we heard they're there Mon-Wed nights from 6:30 or 7 on) was a treat. The female vocalist has a gorgeous voice and a great repertoire of just right music! This was our first visit to Timpano and we look forward to many happy returns!
4/23/2013 4:00:00 PM
Paper on the tablecloths? Really?
We were hesitant to go here after reading some negative reviews online, but the food was good and my wife enjoyed the live music (although some may find it quite loud).
The only thing I did not like was eating on a paper sheet covering the table cloth (which you may not be able to see in pictures). After paying $30 for a single entree and a three digits total for two, I'd like to enjoy my dinner on a table cloth.
4/26/2013 4:00:00 PM
Good food, no weekend band
We have brought people here for special occasions, an 80th birthday, after our daughter's wedding the next day with the french relatives and then this event. The food is delicious....they get their beef and cure it and make their cuts themselves. Something seems to have changed, in the past Friday and Saturday had live music...fun place by the bar with couches, that wasn't happening. There was no Frank Sinatra music like in the past when no band is available. We were there from740-10 pm. Food is always delicious!
4/26/2013 4:00:00 PM
This is my wife's favorite place to dine, and it a always adds to a special evening -- this time her birthday!
5/3/2013 4:00:00 PM
We got a great cook this night.
We got a great cook this night. The steaks were done just right. The service was attentive and the waiter took time to answer some questions on how the blackened mussels were done and about the 2nd floor (partys and banquets). On this Saturday night a jazz combo started playing about 7 pm.
5/17/2013 4:00:00 PM
Nice setting, great price on trio selections for lunch, good portion sizes, tasty food, wonderful service...
5/29/2013 12:00:00 AM
Timpanos Is Rejuvenated
In the past, this restaurant had music so loud, it was extremely difficult to hold a conversation at the table. Now, there seems to be a change of management. The wait staff is knowledgeable and attentive, the food is delicious, and the noise is gone.
6/1/2013 12:00:00 AM
Not in a hurry
Have been to Timpanos many times over the years. Food has always been very good. Steamed Mussels the best! The type of crowd /age range has changed from year to year. Usually have a Frank Sinatra type band which is a nice addition to the ambience.
Only negative was the time waiting for our food was considerably longer than desired. There were several large parties 50-60 that held up the food for the rest.....
6/4/2013 12:00:00 AM
Filet was excellent as was
Filet was excellent as was the sirloin steak. All items are separate - loved the potato wedges and creamy polenta. Would like more vegetable choices. Caesar salad was just ok. Expected more meat choices, but found the menu varied in other ways. Service was excellent for first half hour, when restaurant filled up however, had to flag our server down a couple times. Wine choices were good, beer only so-so and no draught beer. Nice music started about 8:00.
Lots of families with kids which I found surprising in the more "adult" environment. Our Friday night experience with only one drink each ran about $140. Will return for lunch and try their pasta dishes.
6/7/2013 12:00:00 AM
Classic Italian menu and nice
Classic Italian menu and nice atmosphere. Prices are a bit high but worth it for a special occasion.
6/11/2013 12:00:00 AM
We went to celebrate a dual
We went to celebrate a dual birthday. Could not have picked a better place. Everything about the resturant was great! Our server was fabulous. Thanks for a great evening
6/27/2013 4:00:00 PM
Nice Atmoshpere and Music
Very good food-pleasantly surprised by the live music on a Thurs. night. Great dining experience.
7/10/2013 12:00:00 AM
I have been here several times and never have Ihad a bad meal.
7/14/2013 12:00:00 AM
We had a very restricted diet
We had a very restricted diet but the waitress and chef went above and beyond to accommodate. Food is very good.
7/24/2013 12:00:00 AM
A great find
Being new to the area, i have planned to check this restaurant out for a while; glad i did. The inside is very different from the outside (in a good way), with the latter making it seem like a typical restaurant. The inside decor is unique, and presence of live music further adds to the ambiance and restaurant theme. The food was great and tasted very fresh, and rustic. A great place to grab a drink or go out on a romantic dinner, or have a get-together as a group.
8/1/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great meal great service
We've been to Timpanos many times and once again were not disappointed. We had an good meal, good wine, and good service. We'll be back!!
8/17/2013 12:00:00 AM
Oldie but definitely a Goodie!
I've been going to Timpano's for years now, and it never fails to satisfy me. We usually go for special occasions but this time we went just for the food. We had the meatballs as an appetizer and they were AMAZING! We usually go for the calamari which is always cooked to perfection but we opt for the meatballs & they were an EXCELLENT choice! My guest had their special which was a Swordfish with mushroom risotto and I had the rib eye with their garlic mashed potatoes & like I said everything was AMAZING. We had Tiramisu for dessert, a very nice sized portion, enough to share! The service was great, very attentive but did not hover!
8/17/2013 12:00:00 AM
Timpano was recommended by a friend and it was all he said it would be. The atmosphere, service and food were top quality. I have been there twice in the last month. Both times I enjoyed the roasted mussels for an appetizer, and for my entrée the "Catch of the Day" . I was very pleased with the presentation, quality, and portion size.
The servers were informative, and attentive without being intrusive.
I will recommend Timpano to friends and family and will make it my special occasion dining destination of choice.
8/31/2013 12:00:00 AM
Very pleased with our anniversary outing there. Some restaurants go for safe, middle-of-the-road entrees. Others aim for ambitious new creations. Timpano's splits the difference with a deft hand, offering refinements to proven standbys while not overreaching with some of its more novel fare. The combination of Italian dishes, steak-centric fare, and ample salads makes it a safe bet for somewhat larger groups, as everyone is likely to be able to find something palatable. The ambience is convivial and lively, but if hearing is an issue for anyone in your party, you may want to opt for a booth rather than a table in the center of the floor, as the noise level there can be a bit higher.
9/16/2013 12:00:00 AM
Best Mussels in Rockville
The mussels arrive sizzling on a flat iron skillet which is placed on top of a wire rack above your bowl for the shells. They taste as good as they look.
9/20/2013 12:00:00 AM
We always enjoy eating at
We always enjoy eating at Timpanos. They are friendly and provide excellent service. The food is always top notch. Even with the new restaurants opening up nearby, we keep Timpanos on our list to reutn there frequently for a Friday or Saturday meal out.
9/20/2013 12:00:00 AM
Always a dependable business
Always a dependable business lunch spot. Unfortunatley a strage "tax" on the bill could not be explained by th emanager. Worse, two requests to the corporate owners yielded no response. Not the first time they played fast and loose with checks. They used to add a gratuity to all bar bills. I will miss Timpano. It was a great meeting spot.
10/16/2013 5:00:00 PM
Great food, as usual
On our most recent visit to Timpano's we noticed a new menu. The food did not disappoint. The only issue we have is that we enjoyed so many of the appetizers, we were too full to finish our meal!
10/25/2013 12:00:00 AM
Everything was excellent,
Everything was excellent, a bit loud but it wasn't a deal breaker.
10/25/2013 12:00:00 AM
Had a wonderful time at Timpano's once again. We eat here 3 or 4 times a year and have always found it to be a fun and enjoyable evening. The mussels were terrific as an appetiser and we talked them into making their (sizzling) prawn appetiser (which they should never have taken off the menu.) Steaks were excellent as well. Overall, one of our favorite restaurants in Montgomery county.
11/20/2013 4:00:00 PM
We celebrated my 36th and my son's 1st wedding anniversary. The wedding rehearsal dinner was at Timpano's so that's why we celebrated there. The price was high but expected for the quality of the food and atmosphere. The relaxed atmosphere allow us to enjoy the evening and not feel rushed to leave our table. It was a bit noisy and sometimes hard to hear the conversations around the table. I asked for a refill on a beer that I did not receive, but otherwise the service was very good.
11/22/2013 4:00:00 PM
TG in the dartk
This restaurant has really low light levels which is fine. Very good TG dinner especially all the sides. Many, many families were enjoying a cooking free day.
11/27/2013 4:00:00 PM
My favorite lunch spot!
Even since moving away from Metro DC, whenever I am in Rockville or N.Bethesda I make it a point to ALWAYS eat lunch at Timpano with friends. Very soothing environment; although i know from past experiences that the bar is REALLY fun at night + live music. If you haven't ever gone, go. I do think the ratings are wrong in terms of price - at least for lunch; I don't find it to be expensive at all!
12/1/2013 4:00:00 PM
Reliable party place
Timpanos has been here for a long time and can be relied on for good food, drink and music. Of course like most restaurants nowadays, it is too noisy for much conversation across the group. So give up on talk and go dance!
12/6/2013 4:00:00 PM