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: (954) 462-9119
  • 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 23, 2014
Overall Rating4.3
  • Food4.3
    Service4.4
  • Ambiance4.3
    Noise LevelModerate
94% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
special occasion (51)fit for foodies (48)good for groups (42)vibrant bar scene (41)neighborhood gem (33)romantic (32)hot spot (31)notable wine list (28)great for outdoor dining (23)great for lunch (13)late-night find (11)scenic view (4)great for brunch (3)kid-friendly (3)Show More
  • Happy Birthday Celebration
    susanjn
    Dined on 11/8/2014
    We celebrated my husband's birthday and had a great time, sitting outside overlooking the activity on Las Olas. Our service was very good, not rushed and not intrusive. We loved all of the food we ordered although the steaks were a bit over seasoned with too much salt. Would absolutely return.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Very good
    Luv2eat
    Dined on 11/8/2014
    Best mussels in town. Service and food were very good. Chopped salad was quite acceptable. We enjoyed the grilled sword fish and crispy chicken. NY strip was prepared as ordered. Over all this is one of the most consistent restaurants in town. Good food, nice atmosphere and wonderful service. What more could you ask for
    Special Features:
    hot spot, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Enjoyed a Delicious Romantic Meal
    JOC8
    Dined on 11/8/2014
    The cocktails were creative. The food was delicious. The wine list is limited. Our server Jeff was gruff; the other servers were good. The ambiance was romantic with the live music of Cecilia Roy. We enjoyed an after-dinner drink in the bar. We will come back.
    Special Features:
    romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • food great - Horrible Maitre d'
    front
    Dined on 11/8/2014
    Food is very good - Service is good . My second time in three weeks but the Maitre d' was not nice !
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Poor Service
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 11/1/2014
    We had a reservation for 8P.M. Unfortunately we were not seated until 8:30. We had a drink at the bar and then the poor service really began. I cannot blame the waiter. he was helpful but kept telling us that the kitchen was backed up because of the boat show. That is a poor excuse for us to wait for our main course to arrive after 10:00 . He said it was their first busy night. in season. A poor excuse for a restaurant that has been in business for several years.
    Special Features:
    hot spot, notable wine list, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 11/1/2014
    We don't live in Ft Lauderdale but try to visit several times a year. We have dinner at Timpano every time we are there. Great food, great service. This time we had a waiter who didn't rush us through dinner. Sometimes they do push you to order everything right away and get you out of there. We always invite my daughter and family to dinner and we like to have a relaxing dinner so we can catch up. We have repeatedly recommended Timpano to friends. It is consistently good.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • I have a Beef with the Veal
    ChefB
    Dined on 10/30/2014
    Was very disappointed with what was served as a "Veal Chop". In all my years of ordering and enjoying veal as the alternative to red meat, I was taken back when served a "red meat veal chop", after ordering my veal chop medium rare... Pink. If the meat is red then it's a cow not a calf; and hence not veal! Shame on Tulipano for calling beef...veal.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • MDdiner
    Dined on 10/30/2014
    Great attentive service, not rushed. Excellent food, good menu, nice specials. Older crowd on a Thursday evening. I have been here with kids and it was also good. Calorie and carb conscious can find menu selections easily. Met a professional here for dinner and she was very pleased with selection. I have eaten here at least 8 times and never have I been disappointed.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, kid-friendly, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Steak restaurant or Italian ?
    EndosamVIP
    Dined on 10/24/2014
    We have been going back to Timpano's since it opened decades ago, but always for the fantastic mussel appetizer and a steak. Our friends from out of town wanted Italian so we CE to Timpano's. They said their pasta dishes were delicious. Our fiends also enjoyed the live music on this Friday night. It's always noisy on a busy night but this adds to the ambience.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A great meeting place
    KennyD
    Dined on 10/15/2014
    We met with family we had not seen for quite some time. The service was sensitive to us and knew when to be present and when to give us our space.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • wineguy
    wineguyVIP
    Dined on 10/8/2014
    we had a play to go to and decided to go to timpani. the food and service was just great. there was an issue with one person's dinner and it was quickly resolved and the manager came over. this is impressive. I will go back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • amazing mussels
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011VIP
    Dined on 10/8/2014
    We went around 3pm so the restaurant was empty, but we had a great experience. One of the best mussels we ate in our life. the spagetti was also great and the service amazing. not a fancy place, but definetely worth a visit
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • AbueloKnowsBest1
    Dined on 10/7/2014
    For good service, good celebration and excellent food the place to go!
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • unique ambiance
    foodlover12
    Dined on 10/4/2014
    I love....love...love this place for two things: their steamed mussels appetizer (do NOT miss this...it's their biggest claim to fame) and the lovely retro jazz club feel of their Starlight Lounge. The rest of their food is good...but we usually order multiple apps (they have carpaccio which we love) and wine as our dinner, so I can't speak to the entrees.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • SHIRLEYVIP
    Dined on 10/3/2014
    Never disappoints--great food, great service, and wonderful ambiance!!!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Love Timpano's
    Dwilliams309VIP
    Dined on 10/3/2014
    Must have, fire grilled mussels. Pork shank is awesome with rosotto. Enough for two and more to take home!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Very nice dinner
    Will
    Dined on 9/30/2014
    Timpano's is always good and the service is very attentive and professional. If you have two couples ask for a booth. Steaks and Chops are recommended.
    Special Features:
    hot spot, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Excellent
    TSA007
    Dined on 9/29/2014
    Food, service and drinks were excellent. What more can you ask for. Happy hour specials are a very good value
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Place
    Dave
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    Have visited Timpano's several times and they never disappoint!! Great menu selection, great flavors and great atmosphere!! We actually looked at two other hot spots across the street for comparison, YOLO's and Grill 401 and to me their menu's were lacking compared to Timpano's selection! The filet mignon was outstanding; tender and flavorful! Side dishes, plentiful for two people and uniquely prepared! Good wine selection too! Enjoy!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Amazing
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 9/25/2014
    Everything from the yummy martinis to the hot dinner rolls and garlic infused oil to the butterscotch bread pudding was amazing!! We are in Fort Lauderdale for only a couple nights and already have reservations to return there this evening!!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Didn't consider our reservation!
    SimyJ
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    We were here this past Saturday! I had made a reservation via Open Table specifying that it was our anniversary, therefore we wanted a nice table in the main dining floor. That was it! When we got there we were taken to a side room all the way in a corner with no close view to the main room, just 3 bare walls and an old palm tree dying behind our table. I asked the hostess that we wanted to sit in the main room but she said there was no table available. I said we had a reservation but she didn't care. Food was good, service too actually, but our experience for a romantic nigh of celebration was ruined! We didn't even get a "congratulations" or a "we're sorry for the inconvenience".... I don't think we'll come back!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    We enjoyed the dinner. Fish and side dishes were very tasty! Recommend ordering wine vs specialty drink.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fantastic in Fort Lauderdale
    Geggy
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    It is hard these days to find competent wait staff coupled with fantastic food. Both are present at Timpano. From the moment you enter to the time you leave you feel special. I come for the mussels and leave content. The awesome martini's help too.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Lively Italian Flair
    Dzoo
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    This is an upscale, modern italian restaurant known for their steak. But they have great salads, seafood and pasta items, too. Steaks are pricey but other menu items moderate.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, hot spot, kid-friendly, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Consistently Good
    Italianred
    Dined on 9/15/2014
    Very well managed delivering consistently great quality food year after year. A real asset for the neighborhood.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great spot!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    This is my fourth time dining at Timpano, third time at the Ft. Lauderdale location. It seems to be a spot I like to dine with my boyfriend and/or mom when celebrating a special occasion. This time it was my boyfriend's birthday. We were seated promptly in one of the large, "U" shaped booths. It was great because it was intimate but allowed us to look out at the whole restaurant. The food is fantastic. Wish there were more "specials" to choose from for dinner. Would also like to be able to choose which dessert birthday boy received, but the chocolate cake with cookies and cream ice cream was still yummy. Service could have been better-was just average. Overall I would absolutely dine here again!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, late-night find, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • jrwino
    jrwino
    Dined on 9/9/2014
    apps were great, service a+, steaks cooked to perfection, dessert was great too.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, neighborhood gem, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Tasty
    DelishVIP
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    What a great dining experience! Despite having to be seated in the party room because of how busy it was, even with a reservation, it was great. The server was courteous, fast, and had a great attitude. The food from apps to dessert were delicious. Must try the meatball, carpaccio and Tuscan egg apps. The osso bucco falls right off the bone with a equally complimenting parmesan risotto. The steaks were well prepared and mouth watering. And the veal and scallops need no extra details as they were perfection! We took our best friend for her birthday and we had an amazing night!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Another great Meal
    FLBARB
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    We were a party of six, two being guests from out of town. They loved the atmosphere! The food, especially the mussels, was wonderful. Veal and steaks done to perfection. The best part of the meal was the service. Christopher was entertaining, informing and efficient. He earned his tip and then some. A great place to celebrate life......
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Deeply disappointing
    Bevin52VIP
    Dined on 8/31/2014
    Had not eaten there in several years & was very surprised after having had some great meals there. The food was average at best. The muscles were so tiny there were 50 of them in the bowl, they lasagna was like lead & the meatballs were average. The waiter was surly.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great service and ambience
    Shivi
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    Great martinis, wait staff are excellent. Our table of 5 had pasta dishes. The chicken was very good but the others - spaghetti bolaignaise, veal rigatoni were average. Most disappointing was the simple tomato basil with spaghettini which read from the menu like it should have been light and fresh and flavorful but was quite stodgy. The bread and garlic dip for the table was gorgeous. Would definitely return because it was a great place to meet a group and the food although average was not bad.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Timpano's Las Olas
    Timpanos
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    I've been to Timpano's several times and figured my parents would enjoy it while they were in town visiting. My dad didn't stop talking about the whole experience for days...from the hostess, to the server, to the chef we had fantastic food and service. It's not too often that the chef comes out to your table and personally talks to you and asks you how your meal was but he did here and when we were contemplating between two desserts to share and chose one our server came back with both of them and said that the chef was giving us the second one complimentary. Highly recommend this restaurant to anyone looking for the combination of great food and service! Definitely must have the Mussels and Meatballs!
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Lovely spot for anniversary dinner
    NeedToTravelMore
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    Celebrated our 24th wedding anniversary Saturday night. Restaurant accommodated us with a quiet booth and surprised us with a complementary dessert. Both the manager and chef dropped by our table to congratulate us. Clams appetizer, crab cake appetizer, petit filet mignon and veal chop were all excellent.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great
    Dave
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    Excellent as usual!! Great tender filet mignon and chicken masala!! Skillet cookie and ice cream for desert was very tasty! Great waitress and attentive waite staff!! Manager checked in on us to make sure everything was as we ordered it!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Dinner was divine!
    SharonVIP
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    We started with the signature mussels which are always amazing. We added in the shrimp cocktail appetizer which was really good as well. Wine was delicious and the main courses were wonderful. It was my husbands birthday and the waiter came out with a big piece of chocolate cake and ice cream and we ate it all even though we had no more room for anything. Overall experience is it's such a fun place for celebrations of any kind! Would highly recommend this restaurant.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Jeannette
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    Missed the music! Food was fine, menu is dated by now, it would be nice if after all these years they would refresh their offerings a bit like most other places have done.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • LesR
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    Excellent - everyone enjoyed their meals and great service.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Island
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    Nine of waiters the service was mediocre for the price.the steaks were of mediocre quality also.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • great mussels
    luv2dine
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    The mussel appetizers was amazing! Dinner was perfect. The key lime creme Brule was to die for.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Timpano's seems to be hit or miss
    Dwilliams309VIP
    Dined on 8/17/2014
    Got our skillet grilled muscles, burnt. Sent them back. Second app was great, but the bread was hard as a rock, that was served with the mussels. We had the same issue on our previous visit, overcooked mussels, but not burnt. Our pork shank was great. Only complaint was a huge layer of fat on top. I it had all the herbs and cheese on the fat layer. But was still great after I got the fatty layer off.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.