Timpano Italian Chophouse - Ft. Lauderdale

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$31 to $50
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Italian
Timpano Italian Chophouse is reminiscent of the late 50’s early 60’s in Chicago & New York.
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Valentine's Day Special Menus & More

This Valentine's Day, we’ve got you covered. Treat your taste buds - and your love - to special menu items along with all your Timpano favorites. Specials available February 14-16th. Reservations are going fast - book your table today!

Friday, February 14, 2020

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RS
Miami
12 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Food was very good. Service was somewhat slow. Other tables received bread and olive oil for dipping. None was brought to our table in spite of there being bread plates on the table, yet we ordered salad and full entrees. I felt the service was inconsistent with what others received from the same waitress.

DD
New England
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Ordered a filet medium, came out rare, would expect an Italian Chip House to prepare a steak right the first time. Not even an apology was provided. Server was difficult to understand due to his being soft spoken and the loud ambient noise level. Restaurant lacks sound absorption. Customer did not feel valued. Will only recommend as a result of a favorable past experience, not this one.

D
New York Area
323 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

While in Ft Lauderdale this is still one of my favorite restaurants
I wish it were more crowded
It surpasses for excellence the others with similar menus

OT
Miami
8 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Birthday dinner.

CM
Miami
7 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very nice restaurant. Came for Pre Theatre. Great and prompt service, excellent food and wonderful atmosphere.

T
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great local dining for those folks who work, live and play downtown! Service was wonderful!

OT
Miami
63 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was good

KA
Miami
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was great and the service was even better. Highly recommend this place!!

OT
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Mussels are great!

KL
Miami
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food4service3ambience4

We have been eating here for years. Wednesday must have been an off night. Poor service, entrees being placed upon the dirty appetizer dishes and the food came room temperature.
We will take a break and come back after season to see if it comes back to our expectations.

AD
New England
15 reviews
Dined on January 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Overall great experience! I’ve been to several Tavistock restaurants in Boston and was so impressed with the food and service at Timpano in Fort Lauderdale. The mussels were to die for and the portion of the cioppino was perfect. We left feeling full but not overstuffed. Will be back again!

JS
Miami
4 reviews
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall1food3service1ambience3

Terrible,
10 people, had 7:30 reservations around 10:00 the food came for some.
We ordered appetizers the hot appetizers came in a reasonable time, the salad appetizers about 1 hour later, 3 meals one never came, 2 where all screwed up and sent back , by 10:00 they never ate, people started sharing there meals.
Not one manager showed up.
Please post this.

SB
Miami
79 reviews
Dined on January 17, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Timpano never disappoints us.

KD
Miami
47 reviews
Dined on January 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food,service & the attentive staff were great as usual.We never have had a bad meal or bad experience here.

OT
Miami
82 reviews
Dined on January 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a great meal. Impeccable service

GW
Miami
3 reviews
Dined on January 14, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Nice restaurant with indoor and outdoor seating. We chose outdoor seating. The service was excellent.....attending, but not intrusive. We both ordered the salmon dish. It was a bit disappointing. I had salmon earlier in the week that was prepared much more tasty.

OT
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall4food3service3ambience5

This was my second time dining at the restaurant and I must say I was a little disappointed about my short rib entree that I ordered. The meat was a bit overcooked but the risotto it came with was creamy and delicious.

I’m definitely going to come back because they have a lot of options that I’m sure will improve their ratings from me in the future and the ambiance was very nice.

SA
Miami
2 reviews
Dined on January 9, 2020
Overall4food3service4ambience4

Eggplant parmigiana and chicken parmigiana had way too much breading on them. The osso bucco was so tender!
The live music was absolutely fabulous - his voice was soothing, calming and worth the trip just to hear him!

AS
Houston
2 reviews
Dined on January 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing happy hour deals for drinks and apps! Love Timpano

TS
Miami
40 reviews
Dined on January 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service. Great HAPPY Hour.

MT
Las Vegas
18 reviews
Dined on January 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Timpano never disappoints. Consistently great service and food. I always make a stop here when I'm visiting Miami Beach. The spicy meatballs are the best!!

OT
Orlando
1 review
Dined on January 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Tom the waiter is the best.

w
Miami
3 reviews
Dined on January 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had an issue with our meal and the manager, Joe, was very responsive and gracious. We have lunch at Timpano’s regularly and their focus on making sure the customer has a good experience is greatly appreciated.

NB
Washington DC
190 reviews
Dined on January 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Don't overlook the great bar service.
We were a party of six that came in last minute and the restaurant couldn't have been more accommodating. Great drinks, great food

g
Miami
4 reviews
Dined on January 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service and food was excellent will definitely recommend it.

s
Miami
33 reviews
Dined on January 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful evening! Excellent service and food! Came to show my daughter and her fiancé the restaurant we love and have chosen for their reception next week. They loved it! Billy was so welcoming and generous, made us all feel like family. Our server GABY, as well. So helpful, personable, everyone we met in the staff seemed to go the extra mile.
So glad we chose Timpano! It’s been one of our top favorites for 8 or 9 years. Now it’s #1 favorite!
Thank you all!!!

OT
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always very good

OT
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall4food2service5ambience4

Poor menu options for an event
There should’ve been a bit more variety.
I had the waygu beef appetizer which came on a bed of tortilla chips of some sort. This was disappointing and flavorless. My girlfriend ordered the salad which we sent back because they didn’t even have enough ingredients on the plate to call it a salad so she switched it to the sausage ravioli which i must admit had a delicious sauce. As far as the entree, I again went with the waygu beef steak... and that was all there was to it. Just the steak. No sides.. no potatoes, vegetables, rice.. nothing. Just the meat. What type of entree is that? The meat was delicious but it should have been served with something on the side. My girlfriend had a different steak which was good as well however hers was served with whipped potatoes, which in my opinion makes the meal complete. As far as dessert, my girlfriend had the pumpkin cake and i had the lemon. Both were nothing to be excited about or salivate over. We took a few bites and preferred to go somewhere else for dessert. Overall, it was a beautiful ambiance, it was nicely decorated, and they had a lounge singer that night as well which did well. The floor at the restaurant is extremely slippery. I saw several women nearly slip and one woman fell while dancing with her husband. Again, overall it was nice but the food wasn’t worth the price. Not sure i would go back.

r
Miami
8 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always food was great, service with Mark, our waiter was outstanding and GM Joe was the consumate host

MS
New England
21 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We got a last minute New Year’s Eve dinner reservation. There were 3-4 appetizer/entree/dessert choices. All were wonderful, fortunately between the 3 of us we tried almost everything. Every meal was perfection. The service was also top notch and the ambiance was relaxing and quiet. It will be a New Year’s to remember thanks to Timpano’s Italian Chophouse.

EF
Montreal
31 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2019
Overall3food5service1ambience4

Terrible welcome by the two young ladies at reception. Rude, impolite. Our server never gave a single smile and was all business creating a cold customer/server relationship.
The food was pretty good but as I hate bad service, We won’t probably go back.

EG
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience3

They were out of alot of dishes. Said they were busy night before. Food was average/good. Nice waiter. Feels stale ambiance.

JR
1 review
Dined on December 28, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Very friendly wait staff at bar area. Ate at bar and really enjoyed the food!

G
Jacksonville
14 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Timpano was recommended by the hotel we were staying at. So glad we went. Loved the bar and the food was outstanding. Our waiter was great.

LG
1 review
Dined on December 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was our first time at Timpano's, there were four of us. We arrived a little early, but it was not an issue and we were seated right away. Our waiter was efficient and knowledgable about the menu and the wines. All our plates came out as ordered and the flavor was very good. From a NY Strip to Oso Bucco to Lobster Ravoliis, our dinner was perfect. We came down on the Brightline from WPB, then an Uber to the restaurant, super easy! We had a little time after dinner before heading back to WPB so we enjoyed the music in the lounge that was also very good and enjoyable - several age groups were in the lounge and everyone was having fun. When we go back we will ask to sit in the lounge, if the noise level gets loud it might as well be because of music and laughter! There is plenty of rooms for tables and at the bar. Taking an Uber and the Brightline to and from was super fun and easy. It opens up all-new experiences and places to go to. No doubt we will include Timpano's on one of those trips!

r
Northern MI
11 reviews
Dined on December 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Family holiday celebration dinner. Great ambiance, noise level quiet enough for conversation across our table, service impeccable & food was delicious! Large portions. Very pleased overall!

OT
Miami
1 review
Dined on December 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Christmas Dinner. First time there, Tom our server was great and food was real good. Would definitely go back.

HK
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on December 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our first time there. The food was fabulous and we had excellent service. Can’t wait to go back!

L
Miami
9 reviews
Dined on December 25, 2019
Overall4food5service2ambience5

The food and atmosphere are exceptional. The service was terrible. We waited for over 20 minutes and kept trying to get someone to pay attention to us. When she finally came over she was rude and rushing us to order only to sit and wait again. Good service is a big part of the dining experience and had the food not been so delicious the evening would have been awful

A
Miami
19 reviews
Dined on December 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Another great meal. Also outstanding.