Timpano Italian Chophouse - Ft. Lauderdale
Timpano Italian Chophouse - Ft. Lauderdale

Timpano Italian Chophouse - Ft. Lauderdale

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.timpanochophouse.net/
  • Phone: 9544629119x
  • Hours of Operation:
    Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:30am - 4:00pm; Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 4:00pm - 10:00pm, Friday: 4:00pm - 11:00pm (Bar open until 1am), Saturday: 5:00pm - 11:00pm (Bar open until 1am), Sunday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Carte Blanche,Diners Club,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Seafood, Italian, Steakhouse
  • Executive Chef: Asher Roebuck
  • Dress Code: Business Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Fireplace, Full Bar, Late Night, Non-Smoking Area, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Smoking Area, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Catering: Available in a limited delivery area.
  • Entertainment: L

Getting there

  • Cross Street: 3rd Avenue & Las Olas
  • Public Transit: 450 East Las Olas Blvd.
  • Parking: Valet
  • Parking Details: Valet parking is available for $7.00 per vehicle. Self parking is available in the attached garage with validation in restaurant for lunch only.
A word from Timpano Italian Chophouse - Ft. Lauderdale
Timpano Italian Chophouse is reminiscent of the late 50’s early 60’s in Chicago & New York.
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerVibrant Bar Scene
  • Diners' Choice WinnerItalian
Timpano Italian Chophouse - Ft. Lauderdale reviews from OpenTable diners
101 reviews since July 3, 2014
Overall Rating4.4
  • Food4.4
    Service4.4
  • Ambiance4.4
    Noise LevelModerate
94% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
special occasion (54)fit for foodies (46)vibrant bar scene (41)good for groups (40)romantic (38)neighborhood gem (32)hot spot (30)notable wine list (28)great for outdoor dining (27)great for lunch (13)late-night find (9)great for brunch (4)kid-friendly (4)scenic view (2)Show More
  • italian at the ChopHouse
    WilburVIP
    Dined on 7/12/2014
    Previously, I have always gone for the Filet Mignon. However, my wife and I were in a more casual mood, sat at the bar and both went with Italian dishes. They were superb. Once again Timpano Italian Chophouse hit it out of the park. We did of course have the mussels, a must no matter what you plan for your entrée. Try the poached egg for something different and excellent as well.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 7/11/2014
    Best mussels in town. A welcome return to good old fashioned Italian food. The "nouveau" stuff is good once in a while but there is nothing like the comfort and old world charm of traditional Italian food.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Food sucked
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 7/5/2014
    Just an overrated restaurant for food in lively night life area.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • As always a great dinner!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 7/4/2014
    I had friends I town from Texas and I always take friends visiting to my favorite restaurant in Fort Lauderdale. As usual the food and service was outstanding. Thank you!
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 57 ratings-only reviews submitted since July 3, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.4
    • Food4.3
    • Ambiance4.3
    • Service4.3
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 1132 reviews are from the Timpano Italian Chophouse - Ft. Lauderdale reviews archive.
  • Perfect Every Time
    AMilli
    Dined on 7/2/2014
    Timpano is my favorite restaurant. We most recently went for our anniversary. Never a bad experience at this place!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Las Olas gem!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 6/28/2014
    We have been here many times and there is a specific reason: wonderful friendly and knowledgeable service, great food and atmosphere. If you are a mussels lover they don't get better than the roasted black ones here. Also great cocktails and roomy booths. What else can I say. It's a gem on las Olas with a fun vibe .
    Special Features:
    good for groups, late-night find, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Timpanos Friday night
    kpdx13
    Dined on 6/27/2014
    As usual the steamed mussels were incredible. The filet was perfect at medium rare. A new addition to the menu pork ossobucco was a great way to round out the offerings. On a bed of risotto it was excellent. The butterscotch bread pudding was the perfect finish with a port wine selection second to none. Bruce our waiter was on point and exactly the personality to compliment this Italian chop house.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Amazing
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 6/22/2014
    Grilled mussels appetizer was amazing! So was the filet!
    Special Features:
    romantic, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Italian is a no
    NotquiteItalian25
    Dined on 6/21/2014
    All 7 who ordered pasta it was overcooked, soft and dry, dishes with not enough sauce or very diluted sauce, dishes unpresentable
    Special Features:
    notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Customer who likes good food
    likesgoodfood1
    Dined on 6/19/2014
    Very enjoyable restaurant!!! Good food nice atmosphere and excellent servicce
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Dissapointing
    Rich
    Dined on 6/15/2014
    We have been to Timpano's many times and really enjoyed the dining experience. This time however, we were dissapointed. They seem to have slipped a notch. We requested a booth when we made the reservation. When we arrived, we again requested a booth for two couples. There was an empty booth but we were told by the maitre'd that he had to use the booth for 5 people. All the other booths had only 4 people. As far as the food goes, the fire roasted mussels were over done and dry. My wife ordered the Osso Buco and she said that while it was tender, it had no juice and was dry. As we left the restaurant at the end of our meal, we noticed that the booth we requested was still empty. Very dissapointing.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Fresh and Fast
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 6/15/2014
    Outstanding food served very quickly. We were delighted with vegetarian options at this chop house
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 6/15/2014
    we are frequent customers, we were very disappointed in their specialty mussles, they were watery, not cooked well, the polenta was hard and dry , wiater not quick to addres our concerns, it was a fathers day family dinner and we were not satisfied customers
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Terrific
    PAgirl
    Dined on 6/14/2014
    We have only been to Timpano a few times but never have we been disappointed. The food is always great, as is the service & lively atmosphere. Pricing is reasonable for this type of restaurant.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Very good
    DisappointedVIP
    Dined on 6/3/2014
    You must try the mussels,they are out of ths world,the wedge salad and the spinach salad were excellent,the veal was also great,the rigatoni with veal and mushroom had thyme so I did not care for that taste
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great service
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 5/31/2014
    The service was fantastic. Very knowledgeable waiter and food was excellent.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Timpano means excellence
    WilburVIP
    Dined on 5/31/2014
    Another incredible time at Timpano. You must try the mussels appetizer as they are the best. The Filet is always awesome as well. The service is excellent, as is the bar scene. Highly recommend eating there before going to a show at the Broward Center as it makes a good evening into a great one.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Awesome but.....
    cookingfool14
    Dined on 5/30/2014
    One of the best meals I have had anywhere. Mussels = unbelievable; salmon - unbelievable; ahi tuna - excellent; french onion soup - TAKE IT OFF THE MENU!!!!!!!!!!!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Consistantly Good
    FtLauderdaleDiner
    Dined on 5/17/2014
    My husband and I eat here frequently. The steaks rival those of major steakhouses. Do not miss the mussell appetizer. Love the seating outdoors. Inside the restaurant is too loud for comfortable dining.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, late-night find, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • overrated, overpriced
    sargeinfla
    Dined on 5/17/2014
    we made the mistake of dining outside. the noise level was horrendous thanks to the very loud, busy bar next door. the appetizer (mussels) was excellent. the rest of the food was just good. poor choice of sides....no potato available for a lactose intolerant diner. in fact the two choices for potatoes came frozen (per the waiter). the main entree, strip steak, was just average. people using the adjacent parking garage paraded through the restaurant, using it is a walkway.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • 2 year Anniversary made special
    Yogifoodee78
    Dined on 5/11/2014
    We a really great evening. I had noted on the reservation that we were celebrating the 2 year anniversary fom our first date. They brought out our Tiramisu with 2 candles in it and told us dessert was on the house. It really made it special for us. The food & drinks were excellent. We need to go back more often. K&J
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Very disappointing
    SpgesqVIP
    Dined on 5/11/2014
    The Chef must have emptied a full salt shaker on all the food! Beautiful presentation, but inedible scallops and pasta with clam sauce. The Caesar salads were also drowned in dressing. Manager and server were excellent, but we won't go back.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Outstanding dining experience
    bossmossVIP
    Dined on 5/9/2014
    Thanks to Chef Asher, my daughter, brother and myself had a great evening and fantastic food at Timpano. The Steaks were perfect and the chicken Marsala was excellent also. The muscles and flat-bread appetizers were wonderful as usual. Service was outstanding which capped off a great meal.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Excellent as always
    SHIRLEYVIP
    Dined on 5/5/2014
    Food, Service, Ambience all excellent. My only complaint is that the AC was on too high and my husband and I were a bit cold!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • pre show dinner
    jrwino
    Dined on 5/3/2014
    we showed up at 600 for a pre theater dinner and had 3 courses and was on time to the show and the food was great as always. you gotta have the mussels, steak cooked to perfection.met the new gm and he is a great asset to the restaurant.
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies, Good for Groups, Late-Night Find, Hot Spot, Vibrant Bar Scene, Notable Wine List
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Delicious!!!
    Carl
    Dined on 5/1/2014
    Food is excellent. Must have the mussels as an appetizer. Highly recommend the scallops of the pork shank. Yum...
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, late-night find, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Timpano's
    localfoodie
    Dined on 5/1/2014
    Timpano is consistently good and a fine addition to our local fare. A bit crowded and noisy during season and after 8PM for my taste!
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies, Vibrant Bar Scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Just Right
    Eatswell
    Dined on 4/29/2014
    Having been to Timpano in the past I chose it because I wanted to "impress" an old friend from out of town who I had not seen in ages. The bar staff and wait staff were amazing. We never sat for a moment without attention when it was needed, yet there was no "hovering". Any special requests were honored as if we were in our mother's kitchen and not in a restaurant. The quality of the food was spectaular (as usual) and I will return sooner than later.
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies, Good for Groups, Romantic, special occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Hot Spot, Vibrant Bar Scene, Notable Wine List
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Very nice place!
    MyleneVIP
    Dined on 4/26/2014
    This place is at a great location, the food is consistently good, especially their mussels! We come here often and are never let down. Will continue to come to this place. Also very happening bar area!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • tonyt
    Dined on 4/26/2014
    Excellent food and service. Great location and right there on Las Olas where things are happening. If your\'re looking for a fine spot to bring special friends, this is the place.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, Late-Night Find, Neighborhood Gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Lots of Fun
    DanielVIP
    Dined on 4/26/2014
    Great place to go when ever we are in Ft. Lauderdale. Next to all the action on Las Olas Blvd. Drinks are great
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • took forever
    foodlovet
    Dined on 4/25/2014
    the bread and dipping sauce we're good. The wine was very good. The service was extremely slow! The ambiance was good.
    Special Features:
    Vibrant Bar Scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Staff can't handle full restaurant
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011VIP
    Dined on 4/25/2014
    Seated at too small table for group. Had to request to be moved. Had to make numerous requests to get everything from drinks to bread to drink refills to silverware (after some cleared with apps). Two dinners came out cold and uncooked. One dinner was clearly over cooked. None had any taste. Very bland. Manager did bring new dinners out for two undercooked meals. But dinner ruined by that point. Sad. Have gone here numerous times in past. Won't go back. Maitre'd was obnoxious to guests infront of us and not very pleasant to us.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Solid option on Las Olas
    jakeRIVIP
    Dined on 4/24/2014
    Timpano's is the rare chain that gets it right - from food to service. The roasted mussels are a longtime favorite. From there, two roads lay ahead - homemade pasta or steak - both are done really, really well. In a city known for dining options ranging from overhyped nonsense to sleepy indifference, Timpano's stands out as a solid option, offering consistently good food and real value.
    Special Features:
    Good for Groups, special occasion, Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem, Hot Spot, Vibrant Bar Scene, Notable Wine List
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • BigAl1998
    BigAl1998
    Dined on 4/20/2014
    Food and service were great as usual. A wonderful way to spend Easter Brunch. Very wonderful Lamb Rack.. Flavorful, rich flavor, fantastic.
    Special Features:
    Good for Groups, Great for Outdoor Dining, special occasion, Late-Night Find, Scenic View, Neighborhood Gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 4/19/2014
    Great restaurant. Love it! I would recommend it to anyone that wants great food, great atmosphere great service and jazz music!
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always great!
    dinnerparty555
    Dined on 4/19/2014
    The food here is great, and so is the service. It's a bit pricey but you're going to enjoy your meal, that's for sure.
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies, Great for Outdoor Dining, Romantic, special occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Hot Spot, Notable Wine List
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Oh, those roasted mussels
    jakeRIVIP
    Dined on 4/18/2014
    It had been four years since our last visit and nothing has changed - in a good way. Same attentive service, many of the same servers. Homemade pasta, great steaks, extensive wine list and those roasted mussels. They say it's only olive oil and sea salt but they must put something else in there to make you crave them so much!
    Special Features:
    Good for Groups, Great for Outdoor Dining, special occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Hot Spot, Vibrant Bar Scene, Notable Wine List
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good find
    LovefinediningVIP
    Dined on 4/17/2014
    We have been here on another vacation. We liked it a lot. This time was the same. The food was very good . The flatbread apply was fantastic and the filet was as well.
    Special Features:
    Notable Wine List
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Amazing food
    Anzor
    Dined on 4/11/2014
    The mussels are a must have. The service and dinner were perfect. If you just want a drink, the bar is very roomy. I cannot wait to go back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, vibrant bar scene, great for outdoor dining, notable wine list, romantic, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.