Timpano Italian Chophouse - Ft. Lauderdale
Mussel Mania!We love the mussels on the cast iron skillet. One of the best appetizers ever!6/15/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat Evening!A Fort Lauderdale gem. Terrific menu selection always makes this wonderful dinner for us. Timpano's has become a regular dining spot for us!6/15/2013 12:00:00 AMTimpanoTimpano's is a great restaurant in the middle of downtown FT Lauderdale. My wife and I are huge fans. When we have company in from out of town it is one of the main places we choose to impress the greatness of what our city has to offer. Italian food with class in a fun environment. The bar up front is always vibrant with a jazz or similar musician. The steamed mussels are a signature entree along with steaks. There are so many options on the menu it would be a disservice to just label Timpano's a steakhouse. The Osso Bucco is incredible along with the chicken marsala. The service is impeccable. Our candle went out at the table and was relit by our waiter within ten seconds. Fine attention to detail and excellent service.6/7/2013 12:00:00 AMWOW!!!I normally don't write reviews, but I just had to mention this fabulous restaurant. I made reservations at Timpanos based on other reviews I read on Yelp. I was in FLL on business, and was not very familiar with the restaurant scene. So, I went here with a co-worker not knowing what to expect. Well, it was one of the most delightful dining experiences I've had in a long time. Our waiter, Tom was excellent. He knew everything you need to know about the menu. He recommended the Mussel's appetizer that was off the charts. My co-worker had never had mussels and loved them. We each loved our entree's and the Martini's were huge. Highly recommended.6/7/2013 12:00:00 AMMy wife and I go to Timpano'sMy wife and I go to Timpano's when ever we can. We have never had a bad meal, and in fact the mussels are the best. The service is always good and the staff professional. This is our go to place.6/1/2013 12:00:00 AMHappyI chose this restaurant because I was desperate to find a place with good service, great food and looks wonderful. I never heard of Timpano but the reviews online sound reasonable. I went with a hope and a prayer and it was everything I could love. The waitress was perfect, she offered helped even when we didn't ask. The food was beyond amazing I had shrimp diavolo and I was satisfied. My group enjoyed everything and that's saying something I crowd myself with judgemental people and they love everything.5/31/2013 12:00:00 AMWe always have a great experienceWe always have a great experience here! Love the mussels, and Sam makes an excellent espresso martini! Always a treat to have live music too!
Thank you for another fun night!!5/31/2013 12:00:00 AMContinuous ExcellenceWe have been to the Timpano Chop house every time that we have been in the Ft. Lauderdale area at least once usually more than once! The food, the service, and the ambience never disappoint and the entertainment is just as wonderful!!!5/31/2013 12:00:00 AMI have visited Timpano's severalI have visited Timpano's several times over the years while I lived in FL. Food is always great and I enjoy the live music. I would take all my friends from out of town for special dinners. Since moving back to NY, I try to visit Timpano's at least once when in FL. I introduced Timpano's to a recent ex-New Yorker and he loved it! He will definitely add Tipmano's to his dining list.5/30/2013 12:00:00 AMThe food, service, & ambianceThe food, service, & ambiance were outstandind.
Don't pass on the Mussels.5/29/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat mussells and descentGreat mussells and descent drinks. Nice Osso Bucco. Wine list is good. Our veal chop was sent bak three times for undecooking, but the restaudurant did the right thing in delaing with th issue. We will be back.5/27/2013 12:00:00 AMAs always, a great dining experiencEvery time I visit Timpano's I have a great time. The food is amazing and the atmosphere is just as good. After dinner we stayed in the bar area. We were there almost 5 hours.5/18/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat food and even betterGreat food and even better service. Highly recommended!5/18/2013 12:00:00 AMThe food was excellent. IfThe food was excellent. If had to critique something it would be that the filet mignon was a little bland.5/18/2013 12:00:00 AMWe have been going to TimpanosWe have been going to Timpanos for years. We love the ambiance of this restaurant and the lively atmosphere. Drinks are always good, but the food isnt always consistent. They usually have a delicious Chicken Marsala, but it was very dry the last time we went. They also changed the amazing garlic and oil dipping sauce they used to have and we were very disappointed. We hope they bring it back.5/18/2013 12:00:00 AMBest pasta ever! ExcellentBest pasta ever! Excellent way to serve mussels. The service could not be better! Our waiter knew when to stay back and give us time and when to come take care , I saw him waiting at the corner scanning the room for his tables and came exactly whenever we needed before we even called for him. And this is during a busy Saturday night. He was on top of it! And the prices are reasonable for such an amazing dinner. We will definitely be back. Great time!5/18/2013 12:00:00 AMWonderful Evening!My daughter and I recently dined at Timpano's while in Ft. Lauderdale and if I am ever in the area again, this restaurant will be a must! In fact, this fabulous restaurant would be a reason to go back to the area. Everything was really wonderful from the beginning to end- good ambience, very good service, and one of the best meals I've ever had. The menu is extensive, but we both chose fillets and were not disappointed- cooked to perfection. The Martini with Blue Cheese Olives, best ever, and the Creme Brulee to die for. If you know fine wine, you will be pleased with their selection.
This restaurant is not to be missed and I've been lucky enough to have a lot of great restaurant meals. Expensive, but you will not regret it!5/17/2013 12:00:00 AMNever dissapointed.I've been to Timpano's at least five times in the past fiew years and have always enjoyed my dining experience. The roasted mussels are to die for and the rib steak was outstanding.5/16/2013 12:00:00 AMWhere 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 AMAlways goodBeen there a few times and had a good time and would recommend it!!5/4/2013 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 AMAwesome!food amazing! nice music and ambience...price high but worth it...4/11/2013 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 AMVery Welcoming & LivelyHad a great time here on a very short stop in Ft. Lauderdale. It seems to be a very popular spot. Service was excellent and the menu varied, if not a little heavy on traditional fare. Loved the meal.3/6/2013 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 AM