Timpano Italian Chophouse - Tampa
Timpano Italian Chophouse - Tampa

Timpano Italian Chophouse - Tampa

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.timpanochophouse.net/
  • Phone: (813) 254-5870
  • Hours of Operation:
    Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:30am - 4:00pm, Saturday - Sunday: 11:00am - 4:00pm; Dinner: Sunday - Thursday: 4:00pm - 10:00pm, Friday - Saturday: 4:00pm - 11:00pm; Bar open late night.
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Carte Blanche,Diners Club,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Steak, Seafood, Italian
  • Executive Chef: Antoine Ludcene
  • Dress Code: Business Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Dancing, Entertainment, Full Bar, Late Night, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Smoking Area, Smoking Area (patio only), Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Private Party Facilities: Semi Private areas are available. Full Restaurant Buy-outs available
  • Private Party Contact: Stephen Hickey 8132545870
  • Entertainment: Live Sinatra style jazz entertainment Tuesday thru Saturday starting at 7pm.

Getting there

  • Parking: Valet
  • Parking Details: Street parking also available.
A word from Timpano Italian Chophouse - Tampa
Timpano Italian Chophouse is reminiscent of the late 50's early 60's in Chicago & New York with Raw Bar, Martini Bar and Sinatra Bar.
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerVibrant Bar Scene
Timpano Italian Chophouse - Tampa reviews from OpenTable diners
57 reviews since July 26, 2014
Overall Rating4.2
  • Food4.1
    Service4.4
  • Ambiance4.5
    Noise LevelEnergetic
86% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
neighborhood gem (30)special occasion (26)romantic (22)vibrant bar scene (22)great for outdoor dining (21)fit for foodies (21)good for groups (18)hot spot (14)notable wine list (13)late-night find (10)great for lunch (7)great for brunch (5)scenic view (1)Show More
  • Dinner With Friends
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 11/21/2014
    This was our first time having dinner at Timpanos and we were really looking forward to it. Walking in the live music and atmosphere of the restaurant were awesome. Our service was fine no issues there. We had wine and ordered two appetizers. We were pleasantly surprised with how large they were and they were delicious. (meatballs and fried cheese) After having those we were excited to get our entrees. Unfortunately, the entrees were a big letdown. We had the Chicken Marsala and Osso Bucco. The presentation was great, both dishes looked beautiful. But upon tasting both were quite bland. They need to either be seasoned more or the chef just forgot to do it that night. Hoping it was the latter because we loved the restaurant and would like to come back for dinner. I added salt to the leftovers at home and the taste improved some, so please ask your chefs to season the food a little bit more so we can come back and enjoy our meals! At this point I would just recommend people to enjoy drinks at the bar and grab apps, not a table.
    Special Features:
    hot spot, late-night find, notable wine list, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Quality food
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 11/15/2014
    Great seafood options and a very extensive menu. Ideal for small groups or dates. Amazing tiramisu and bread pudding.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • disappointment
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 11/12/2014
    Calamari appetizer was chewy and tasteless. Salmon and spinach entre was too salty.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Wow!
    Kristen
    Dined on 11/10/2014
    We love Timpano. We frequent for special occasions and to impress out of town guests.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Excellent experience
    B6069
    Dined on 11/2/2014
    This is a great place to have dinner in Tampa. Although it was surprisingly busy for a Sunday evening the food was excellent and the service although a wee bit slow was still very good. The manager also came around to make sure that we were happy. I think this is important in a good restaurant. I had oysters on the half shell which were very fresh and New York strip medium rare with Bearnaise sauce which was excellent.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great food but a little loud
    TampaDiner
    Dined on 11/1/2014
    We had a very nice dinner at Timpano this weekend. The food and service were very good. The live music was nice also but we had to practically shout to hear each other over the music and overall noise. I suggest adding some soft surfaces to absorb some of the noise.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Joanne
    Jtaravella
    Dined on 10/30/2014
    Very good Italian food. Great polenta! Friend had mussels and said they were excellent!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great neighborhood venue, best bar!
    TonyP
    Dined on 10/26/2014
    Love this place in Historic Hyde Park. Very well-dressed staff, nightly music, great raw bar, steaks, and chops. Bar specials are nice especially since menu tends to be a little pricey and regular dining room for more than a once a week visit. Nice to have more value options offered in lounge for the occasional visit.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wonderful, but noisy
    Kelmont99VIP
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    We have visited many times and the food and service are consistently excellent, however I always seem to forget that the band is very loud, making it difficult to carry on group conversations.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Good, not great!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2003
    Dined on 10/17/2014
    Beautiful restaurant. My salmon was great. My wife's chicken piccata was average, and not worth the price. Our food took a long time to arrive at the table.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Above and beyond
    TampaKrewe
    Dined on 10/7/2014
    I asked Timpanos to have a note on my table for a celebration before I got there, which they did - & they ended my night with a complimentary champagne toast - classy move.
    Special Features:
    hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Brunch?
    PTLauren
    Dined on 10/5/2014
    We went there for brunch, but their brunch contained very few items. I like their food and had a great salad but was hoping for an omelet or something along those lines but that was not offered. Not enough variety for a good brunch.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • special restaurant
    Dollarbird
    Dined on 9/18/2014
    I have been to Timpano's twice now for lunch. I really like their decor and food and wine and service. Modern airy classy. It is a classy setting, not a casual cafe, but not stuffy at all, and the have tasty Italian food on the menu, but also some modern takes, both light and heavy so something for all I think, but not pages of choices to dwell on. I especially like that it is not noisy and boisterous so you can really enjoy talking to those who you are dining with. The food is unique fresh and tasty, a good selection on the lunch menu. I have had soup of the day twice and enjoyed those. The service was excellent the waitress very attentive at all times and helpful. I ordered SHRIMP FRA DIAVOLO and highly recommend that.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, great for lunch, late-night find, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great CelebrationAnniversary!
    MillieEats
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    Yet another wonderful experience at Timpanos! From the ambiance to the service at the bar and in the dining room! Our meal was awesome; clams oreganata in a sizzling skillet, delicious BLT salad and out-of-this-world shrimp fra diavolo! Thank you for the complimentary bubbly and tiramisu! Such a memorable meal, all presented in a classy urban-esque setting with sexy saxophone sounds drifting through the air. Can't wait to return!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, hot spot, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Disappointed this time
    Johnsonlove
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    We were extremely disappointed during this visit. We ordered the Sinatra, the eggs were cold,over scrambled, and served on a rusted skillet.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great music, great food.
    TampaChris
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    Awesome Jazz band, service and food are consistently great.
    Special Features:
    hot spot, neighborhood gem, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Greatplace
    Dined on 8/31/2014
    The mussels were incredible! We were here for Sunday Brunch and the food and service were excellent. Very nice atmosphere and nice outdoor patio dining.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • All Around GREAT!!
    kajo
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    Was my first time eating at Timpano's....3ill not make it my last:)))
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Resturant in a neighborhood
    CharliedogVIP
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    This Resturant is right in downtown Hyde Park. The service was wonderful. We had the calamari to start which was prepared perfectly.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Recently Discovered.
    JWCvisitsNYCVIP
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    We just discovered Timpano's after purchasing a home nearby. We have been several times since and are never disappointed. Food and service are always great. The bartender make a fabulous Old Fashion.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Disappointing
    Shanando
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    With Timpanos being in the heart of SoHo and other classy restaurants around, I would have expected more. The ambience was lacking and after making a reservation that involved celebrating a birthday and anniversary, I would have anticipated a table that wasn't right behind the bar where we could barely hear ourselves. The service was par with a TGI Fridays and the food was nothing exceptional. After having to send some food back because it was inevitable and not being impressed by the rest for the price they charge, I won't be back.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • I love kids but.....
    CthorsonVIP
    Dined on 8/13/2014
    Went for a nice glass of wine and a steak and almost got busted eardrums from a table close to me with a temperamental brat and non-caring parents. I wonder how much $$ walked out after 45 minutes of ear-piercing screams from this child and seeing his parents do absolutely nothing. I almost wish the staff would have asked them to go sit outside. Staff and customers were staring constantly as if their stares would entice the parents to say to themselves 'Oh, we're at a very nice restaurant, obviously not a McDonald's playground where kids are expected t be kids and play." Ooh, and my filet (ordered Medium) came out well done. So I had the pleasure to wait longer. Guess I should have left. Went home with a splitting headache. Not a great time
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Service
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 8/12/2014
    Very good food and service, seated right of way, changed table for a booth
    Special Features:
    late-night find, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great place
    Nick
    Dined on 8/3/2014
    A great restaurant. The food was awesome the ambience was very nice. Definitely will return
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • RJAF
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    Nothing but good things to say. The veal was excellent, the wine list has very good selections over all a fine place to enjoy a night out in a great setting.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Dinner
    D4tbo
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    This is my third visit to Timpano's when I have visited Tampa, Fl I highly recommend the establishment for its food which is outstanding. The servers have all been excellent and I have no real complaints. The restaurant I visited was in the Historic Hyde Park neighborhood. Loved it.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, special occasion, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Jess
    Dined on 8/1/2014
    Loved the bruschetta and meatball appetizers ! Husband and friend's steak was cooked a little too much and they really took care of us to compensate .
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • What happened?
    Kdg10
    Dined on 7/27/2014
    Timpano used to be sooooo much better. Everything was just "ok" and for the prices I expect a lot more than ok.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 29 ratings-only reviews submitted since July 26, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.3
    • Food4.2
    • Ambiance4.6
    • Service4.4
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • The following 545 reviews are from the Timpano Italian Chophouse - Tampa reviews archive.
  • Fantastic
    KTSS
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    We were looking for good food with a lively atmosphere. We got both PLUS great service. The mussels are amazing as was the veal piccata. I had a filet and it was better than Charleys or Ruths Chris. The bar waitress was about the nicest person on earth! The Host said he had our table but wanted us to have a better one and could we wait 5 min? Awesome. We will be back
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Pre movie dinner
    Nurs
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    Mg husband & I dined at Timpano for the first time and were pleasantly surprised at the quality and variety of the menu. From the tuna appetizer to the seafood entry, everything we ordered came out promptly and was incredibly tasty. Our service was excellent. Lively ambiance. We will for sure return.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Delicious as always!
    KmartVIP
    Dined on 7/18/2014
    Enjoyed a wonderful meal at Timpano's over the weekend!! I would recommend it for a date night atmosphere!
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, late-night find, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • It's going down hill
    Ambitious1VIP
    Dined on 7/18/2014
    Used to be my favorite location and not sure how or why the food and service quality has diminished. Calamari was overly fried and the Osso Bucco risotto was undercooked. The waiter was hard to get a hold of and several request went through other waiters. I won't be going back anytime soon unfortunately as I adore the jazz.
    Special Features:
    scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • What is the point of a reservation
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 7/12/2014
    The food was very good, the portions were perfect size. It is a little noisy. Biggest thing was that it is a busy place and I made a reservation then waited 15 for a table, and was then seated outside or have to wait longer for a table. What is the point of a reservation if you have to wait for a table then not get one and be seated outside. This is a perfect example of a good place that knows its good and treats people badly.
    Special Features:
    hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Wonderful experience
    tripdine
    Dined on 7/12/2014
    Once again we had a wonderful experience. Great table ready when we arrived, crafted cocktails were outstanding. Service was just right, not overdone as we were enjoying catching up with dear friends. Beef Tartar was perfect as well as other apps. Veal was very good and my Scallops were seared perfectly. Music was wonderful and added to a very nice evening out ... Will return again soon!
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, special occasion, late-night find, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Way too much noise
    lynnVIP
    Dined on 7/8/2014
    The food is good but you can't talk. We had a party of eight and you could not hear or talk to the person who is next to you. Better places to have a dining experience including socialization.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • the mussels!
    scout47
    Dined on 7/1/2014
    We always go there for the salt roasted mussels. They are outstanding and a must have.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, great for lunch, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • too much waiter attention
    BostonVIP
    Dined on 6/27/2014
    But food was good and wife has been twice so third time was also fulfilling.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Order the mussels
    NotacookVIP
    Dined on 6/20/2014
    We dine at Timpanos at least twice a month, and the mussels are always on our list of things to order.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Lovely spot
    Luv2dine
    Dined on 6/14/2014
    Really nice place. Food and environment was all excellent. Would definitely go back.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Love Timpano!
    FoodieVIP
    Dined on 6/14/2014
    Even though the noise level can be overbearing, the food and service are always outstanding. Even down to Paul, the valet, who provides exceptional service every time. We love Timpano!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.