Timpano Italian Chophouse - Ft. Lauderdale
Where are the short ribs ?They have removed my favorite entree from the place. I has osso buco instead but still not as good as short ribs, in my opinion. I still enjoy the grilled mussels.5/12/2013 12:00:00 AMDelious in every wayHome made pastas, great wine list and skillet mussels to die for!! What could be better!!!! Timpano's is the go to restuarant for a great meal and a wonderful evening. It has a trendy vibe and food to match. When looking for Italian on the east side of town, this is the place to be.5/12/2013 12:00:00 AMTimpanos reviewFrom the appetizers to dessert, Timpanos did not disappoint, great food, great service .5/11/2013 12:00:00 AMFun, great bar sceneThe bar was fun with great jazz music and lounge atmosphere. Pretty good wine list and great martinis. Mussels were amazing as was the carpaccio. Meatballs were okay, and the Fra Diavlo was not too Diavlo. Coudl have used a lot more spice for kick, but overall had a great time and will be returning hopefully weekly. Great restaraunt!5/11/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat dinner before a show!We went for an early dinner before a show at the Broward Center. The waiter kept us on time and gave us great service. I had specific food restrictions and the waiter was perfect at making sure that I was accommodated and my filet, asparagus and salad tasted wonderful and were prepared just the way I wanted them. The other three members of our party also commented that their food was great, too!5/10/2013 12:00:00 AMFun and good foodFood is very good. Service is excellent. Staff is very experienced and they pay attention to all the details.5/8/2013 12:00:00 AMenjoyable eveningOur first time at the restaurant, service excellent , great ambiance.....Grilled pepper soup was tasty and the best meal of the evening was the desert....Mouth watering apple pie...Will be back, a neighbourhood gem...5/8/2013 12:00:00 AMNever failsIt takes a special place to succeed at both lunch and dinner but Timpano does. Lunch is upscale and business-like yet one be casual and comfortable. The menu, while not large, has the perfect variety of selections from wonderfully creative salads to larger entrees. Later in the day, the place easily takes on a dinner atmosphere. Great cocktails, good but not overwhelming wine list, just the right number of pasta, meat and fish selections. Diners can be assured that they are all exceptionally prepared.5/7/2013 12:00:00 AMRecommended by friends thatRecommended by friends that live in Ft. Lauderdale, we were very happy with the food and service, especially the pan seared mussels. The evening was unforgettable.4/29/2013 12:00:00 AMAs always the food, serviceAs always the food, service and ambiance was perfect. Also Timpano has incredible value for the diner. I would recommend this restaurant to anyone looking for a wonderful experience.4/26/2013 12:00:00 AMEnergetic Upscale ItalianIt took a little while to get seated even though we had a reservation. There seemed to be some confusion at the front with the hostess. It was Saturday night so it was quite busy and there were times when it took a while for the waiter to get back to us. However, I did enjoy the Tuscan egg which I shared with my husband. It was only one though so not enough for 2 really - more for one person. Then, I had the scallops which came out in a lovely presentation with the scallops on top of the vegetables and sauce. Again, not the largest portion. So, I would suggest ordering a side to split with someone.4/13/2013 12:00:00 AMthe food was fantastic, asthe food was fantastic, as always. 'The new appetizer - deconstructed bruschetta, was one of the best appetizers we've ever had.
The new dipping for the bread was also fantastic - there's room for the original oil/spices misture AND the new one. Service was outstanding. Only complaint is the noise level.4/13/2013 12:00:00 AMWe always have a wonderfulWe always have a wonderful experience here. The mussels are always great, Sam makes excellent espressotinis, and love that there is live music!
A locals favorite!4/12/2013 12:00:00 AMWonderful Dining ExperienceWe seated upon arrival with the reservations we had made. We were originally taken to a table on the aisle into the room and it was no problem to select a table where there would be less "traffic." The service was excellent the food was very good. It has been my experience in FLL that Italian restaurants use garlic such that it can be overwhelming. That was no the case here.
After we paid the check we lingered for at least 40 minutes, if not longer, enjoying conversation with friends we had not seen in years. I was expecting someone to nudge us to leave. That never happened.
Overall, food very good, service excellent, ambiance very good and the price / value equation was perfect!4/6/2013 12:00:00 AMSteak perfectionDinner was excellent.. Our steaks were cooked to perfection. Our waiter Andreas was attentive and friendly. We would definitely reurn to this restaurant.4/6/2013 12:00:00 AMJust about perfectWe have never been disappointed here, great food, great ambiance, and astute management, make this a must visit.....otherwise just about perfect!4/6/2013 12:00:00 AMWe came here since we hadWe came here since we had been here the year before and thought it had a great atmosphere for my friends and i since were in our mid-twenties. We enjoyed the mussels; they are DELICIOUS. They are covered in sea salt and have an olive oil dipping sauce. I got the scallops and did not enjoy the sauce that they were covered in, and I didn't particularly like the side that came with it. I forget at this time what it was. It was also very expensive for only three scallops.4/2/2013 12:00:00 AMFirst time patron for EasterFirst time patron for Easter lunch. Our server was 'over the top!' The meal, by choice traditional chop house steaks with assorted sides was a rush to the palate. The suggested wines enhanced the celebratory mood. Yes, come and see, dine, and savor the moment.3/31/2013 12:00:00 AMMussels at Timpanos are aMussels at Timpanos are a must! Excellent selection of entrees!3/31/2013 12:00:00 AMNoisy but excellent serviceIf you are looking for a quiet, intimate dining experience, this probably isn't the best place for you. Perhaps sitting outside would be less noisy. The booths are very romantic and the service was top notch. Food is pretty good but not fantastic and the prices are quite high. Overall it was a very nice experience. The service is what I enjoyed the most. Our server was great and checked on us frequently. I got the 20 ounce bone-in Ribeye which was a very nice cut of beef. I also got the mac and cheese as a side dish and that was tasty. Again, I enjoyed my visit and would certainly visit this place again in the future.3/30/2013 12:00:00 AMAlways a great spot!We love Timpano! We had a reservation but had to wait a bit because we requested outside dining. No big deal - we all enjoyed a cocktail at the bar. The wait staff here is always efficient. From their flatbreads to salads to pasta to steaks - everyone loved their food.3/30/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat First ImpressionFirst time here, and everything was wonderful. Make sure to have the mussels, they come out sizzling, very simply done, very good quality. The. Veal Chop was very tender. Be careful of the bread, it's so good, you may spoil your meal. Creme Brûlée was also a nice ending to a good meal.3/28/2013 12:00:00 AM/The food and service was/The food and service was excellent. Can't wait to come back for the mussels...........3/25/2013 12:00:00 AMExcellent food and variety.Excellent food and variety. Excellent service. Little noisy. Worth repeat visit3/23/2013 12:00:00 AMWe had a great dining experienceWe had a great dining experience at Timpano! The mussels were out of this world! We will definitely dine again!3/23/2013 12:00:00 AMMy husband and I had beenMy husband and I had been to Timpano previously and decided to take out of town friends. Both of us had the filet, and neither seemed as good as on previous trips - was somewhat tough. Friends had salmon / seafood special. The salmon was not eaten - though she said it was ok.
The service was very good. When we mentioned that the music was quite loud, the waiter adjusted the speakers to a level more condusive to conversation.3/19/2013 12:00:00 AMConsistent ExceleenceThe service is always sublime, and the food excellent.3/17/2013 12:00:00 AMAs our first time at Timpano's,As our first time at Timpano's, it was amazing in every sense. There is nothing negative to point out, only all the good. Easy place to find, great valet parking service, the front desk people were very kind and warm when we arrived, they had prepared a booth for my wife and I, beautifully. The food was incredibly good, the ambiance was very romantic and everything was done with excellency. We will be back!!!3/9/2013 12:00:00 AMWe brought some Montreal friendsWe brought some Montreal friends to Timpano on Saturday night because along with the great food and ambiance,there is live music to add to the atmosphere.As we settled into our banquette our friendly waiter presented the evening's specials.We started with the fabulous mussels which we shared.The guys ordered steaks,and the gals veal piccata and Marsala chicken,and sides of fries,spinach and asparagus.Even the warm rolls were
yummy! I was designated driver so no Cosmo but sparkling water,and a lichee martini were seen at our table ! Manager Mike Levine stopped by to make sure the steaks were done right and everyone was happy.Our waiter was charming and kept us entertained,all in all a fun night with friends at Timpanos !2/23/2013 12:00:00 AMDinner at Timpano"s is alwaysDinner at Timpano"s is always a great evening,especially if you have good service and the music is in sync...and it was all of that.
We brought some Montreal friends who loved the restauraunt,the food and the whole atmosphere, and these friends are active seniors
like us ! We ordered drinks and wine,and decided on steaks this time with an order of fries to share,and steamed spinach and baked potato which were all fantastic.We shared a dessert so we wouldn't feel so guilty,and washed it down with great coffee....All in all a great evening which made my restaurant choice make me look good !.Thanks,Mike Levine !2/16/2013 12:00:00 AMtry the Blueberry thrill martini!try the Blueberry thrill martini! Really great bday celebration. Mussels are always fabulous here. great steaks and pasta. Scallops were perfectly done. Waitstaff was cheerful and friendly, helpful and attentive.12/8/2012 12:00:00 AM