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Permanently Closed - Timpano Italian Chophouse - Rockville

3.9
1120 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Italian
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  • Special Occasion
  • Good for Groups
  • Vibrant Bar Scene

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This restaurant is permanently closed. Permanently Closed - Reminiscent of the classic restaurants & clubs of Chicago & New York in the late fifties & early sixties, Timpano Italian Chophouse revives the big city dining experience. A selection of full-bodied red wines compliment big flavor steaks & chops. Chef Jerome Dorsch's culinary creativity offers featured dishes including bone-in Filet Mignon, Strip Steaks & one pound Center Cut Pork Chops prepared in the exhibition kitchen. The Starlight Lounge provide comfortable sofa seating, a fireplace, a baby grand piano & premium pour cocktails. Timpano Chophouse is designed to satisfy a variety of dining needs and appetites from power lunches to intimate romantic dinners & the many occasions in between!
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Italian, Steakhouse
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Hours of operation
Open seven days per week at: 11:30 am
Monday - Wednesday: 10:00pm close
Thursday, Friday - Saturday: 11:00pm close
Sunday 10:00 pm close
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Phone number
(301) 881-6939
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Payment options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Business Casual
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Executive chef
Executive Chef Jerome Dorsch
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Private party facilities
We would love to host your next group event. We have private and semi-private areas to give you a wonderful luncheon, dinner, or reception. Please call our Sales Manager for more information.
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Private party contact
Stevy Brown: (888) 328-5145
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Catering
We do Private Banquets from 20 to 250. Call and speak to our Sales & Catering Manager, Stevy Brown; 301-881-6939
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Montrose & Randolph
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Parking details
Complimentary self parking with a large area for parking.....Never an Issue
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Public transit
White Flint
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Special events & promotions
Happy Hour every day from 4-7
Ladies Night Thursday All night
Additional
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cafe, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Late Night, Outdoor dining, Outdoor Smoking Area, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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3.9based on all time ratings
3.9
food
3.9
service
3.8
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3.6
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85% of people would recommend it to a friend
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1.0Dined on December 30, 2016

VERY DISAPPOINTED in the meal my Mother and I had last night! I've been to Timpano before and it was excellent. Not sure why the staff were so off their game last night? Waited 2 months to take Mother there as she's visiting from NJ.

* Had to ask for our waiter to approach our table after we had been sitting there for 10min.
* Our waiter was very unobservant. I hadn't any silverware for quite sometime so grabbed it off the table behind me.
* We were not asked if we needed anything. Had to keep asking ourselves for the waiter to please go get.
* The $17 4 shrimp cocktail were beyond tough and no lemon came with the dish. (strange)
* Mothers scallops were mushy and were not seared properly.
* Waiter had a bit of an attitude after I sent my over priced steak back to the kitchen.
* My 1st $50 bone in rib-eye came over cooked and tough. Hard to cut with their steak knife.
* Polenta and asparagus came cold along with the scallops.
* Refilling of water went unnoticed as did removing the dirty dishes off our table.
* Noise level was insane.
* Everything came over salted.
* Had to ask the manager to come over. After first issue, he should have arrived on his own.
* Appreciated the 22% discount off the bill, but it really was not about the money. Drove over an hour to get there and we expected a great meal.
* Didn't appreciate the disagreeing attitude of the waiter about my steak being tough. I'm telling you it is and that should be the end of it!
* Wine suggestions were not made to accompany our meals.
Crossing this one off my list....

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3.0Dined on December 30, 2016

Cocktail good, mussels always excellent, entre was ok( scallops not very large or seared enough. The grain dish was fair as it was not creamy and was very dry,
We will be sorry to see to see them leave our area.

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5.0Dined on December 30, 2016

One of our favorite places for a peaceful civilized dinner with good background music and good food. The pan-roasted mussels are not to be missed. Unfortunately at our most-recent visit we were told that 12/31/16 would be their last day. They will be missed!!

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2.0Dined on December 29, 2016

Pro- great cocktail and wine/scotch menu - one of the main reasons I booked was my husband LOVES single malt scotch and the dinner was for his birthday. Husband also enjoyed live band who did jazzy cover songs mainly.
Con - for one glass of wine one mixed cocktail one salad (me) one calamari (him) two dishes of chicken and pasta and two slices of cake with tip we paid $150.... was quality of food comparable to Olive Garden or Bennigans - in other words they charge and market (and decorate dining room) like a high end typical steak house but food lacks!! Staff inform us they are closing in a few days - no mystery why

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4.0Dined on December 25, 2016

Paid waitress for extra meatballs to go with my take home bag,no meatballs ?

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5.0Dined on December 25, 2016

We have had a long time tradition of having Christmas Day dinner at Timpano's. It is always festive, offering great menu selections and quality food, drink, and service. This year matched all of the previous experiences, but with one sad note -- Timpano's lease expires on Dec. 31 and they will be closing the doors! We are sorry to see you go!

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5.0Dined on December 24, 2016

Sorry to see it close!

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5.0Dined on December 23, 2016

I had a great time eating and chatting with my family! Good food and drinks! It was a busy night so putting water in the cups were not as often as it should have happened!

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3.0Dined on December 23, 2016

Food was excellent but the service was spotty. Wine came well after the main course And as early as we were they were out of asparagus. I would recommend it with definite reservations

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5.0Dined on December 23, 2016

Food, drinks and service are excellent. Restaurant has a warm and inviting atmosphere. Staff is wonderful and helpful. This is my favorite place to eat.

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5.0Dined on December 22, 2016

I just found out that this branch of Timpano's will close at the end of the month and there are no plans to relocate. I will miss them.

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3.0Dined on December 11, 2016

food was mediocre - i wasn't thrilled about the brunch. I got the frittata while my friend ordered the veal hash. The menu sounded great, but when the food got to my palate, i thought it was slightly bland in texture and taste. I'm not sure I want to go back for brunch. I'd consider going elsewhere.

Server was polite, very low key, not very enthusiastic. The store had just opened at brunch at 1130, and I'm not sure if it was his personality, whether he was new, or whether because the morning just began.

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5.0Dined on December 5, 2016

Always a great dining experience. A three olive martini and Skillet-roasted Mussels in olive oil and fresh garlic is always a good starter. Then a melt-in-your-mouth bone-in rib-eye and garlic-whipped mashed potatoes with a bottle of my favorite Pinot noir MEIOMI. With a little room to spare its time for their Tiramisu or buttersccotch bread pudding and Grand Marnier, followed up with a Cappuccino (and a shot of Baileys Irish cream). That's my dining experience at my favorite restaurant. We are going to miss them when they close so get there before Jan 1, 2017. Buon appetito!

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3.0Dined on November 29, 2016

Good Steak! Great Value! Early hour for quiet conversation the best. Piano Bar Thur and Fri..

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3.0Dined on November 24, 2016

Visited on Thanksgiving. The restaurant offered an Thanksgiving pre fixe menu, one in our party chose that while the rest (3) of us ordered from the standard menu. I ordered the Pork Osso Bucco. The pork shank was cooked well and flavorful, but it was not served on the polenta listed on the menu (served with rice instead). While it wasn't bad, it would have been nice if the server had informed me. I may have considered another dish. The appetizers (roasted mussels and calamari) were excellent. The restaurant was not noisy, possibly because it was Thanksgiving and not that busy. Service was very attentive.

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4.0Dined on November 21, 2016

Le minestrone laisse à désirer. La cuisine est bonne mais pas extraordinaire. Sympa sans plus

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3.0Dined on November 18, 2016

Great food, spoiled by the incredibly slow service and inattentive waiters.

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1.0Dined on November 5, 2016

Very disappointing. Haven't been in some time. Maybe it's changed management? First, prices are outrageous ($49 steak, $10 for a side of spinach). Wines by the glass were too pricey also. Server did not bring bread until we asked for it, completely screwed up one pasta entree order, and forgot to bring a tea that we ordered and when reminded, she failed to bring any sweeteners. At least she didn't charge us for the tea bag. Minestrone soup was lukewarm and tasted right out of the can. Grouper special ($32) consisted of about 4 oz of dry, overcooked fish on a 12 oz bed of rice. Osso buco looked good. Desserts were ok, but also overpriced. Terrible value, terrible service. Won't see me again!

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3.0Dined on November 3, 2016

Expensive and very average food

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5.0Dined on October 31, 2016

Sad to hear that this location will be closing in January.

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5.0Dined on October 15, 2016

My friends and I had lunch at Timpano Italian Chophouse to celebrate my birthday this past Saturday. All of us were first-timers, and we all were very pleased. The food was fantastic (with the exception of the calamari, which was a little tough, per everyone's review), service was great, as well as, the atmosphere. It's a bit of a drive for us, generally, but it was perfect that day, as we had just enjoyed a fun time at Escape Room - Rockville. Timpano was just minutes away. I'm sure we'll be back!

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5.0Dined on October 9, 2016

Pretty place. Excellent service, food was well presented and delicious.

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5.0Dined on October 8, 2016

We love this restaurant! It's hard to believe it's a chain.

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4.0Dined on October 4, 2016

My "go to" for lunch. Reliably good service, good food, fair wine list. Quiet for a late lunch but avoid in the evenings. Noise from a band in the bar can be deafening throughout the restaurant.

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4.0Dined on October 1, 2016

timpani is a bit pricey, but the food is great. It's worth the drive if you don't have a higher-end Italian place near you. Don't expect a lot of pizza and calzones.

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3.0Dined on October 1, 2016

Food was meh....bar service was meh....based on the location and decor it has potential.

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4.0Dined on September 29, 2016

Food was great; service was ok. Got charged for drinks that shouldn't have been put on the bill because they should have been part of the kids menu. Had to complain to get them removed; and then the waitress still kept one of the kid's drinks on the menu.

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5.0Dined on September 24, 2016

So sorry they closed, I will miss the grilled Clams. What a pity!

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5.0Dined on September 24, 2016

We have sampled mussels all over the country. However, the ones here were the BEST we have ever had. All 4 of us loved our meals. Do not let the Italian or Chophouse in Timpano's name fool you. Their Chef has a magic touch with seafood and fish as well. Make Timpano a regular dining out experience.

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4.0Dined on September 19, 2016

The mussels are the best. I could even them all day long.

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5.0Dined on September 13, 2016

wE HAD A WONDERFUL DINNER. THE SERVICE WAS GREAT, THE FOOD WAS VERY GOOD. THE WAITER OVERHEARD MY HUSBAND SAY SOMETHING THAT IT WAS MY BIRTHDAY & TOLD US THAT DESSERT WAS ON THEM WHICH i THOUGHT WAS A LOVELY JESTER & IT WAS OUTRAGEOUS. WE WOULD ABSOLUTE GO BACK & IT WOULD NOT HAVE TO BE A SPECIAL OCCASION

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5.0Dined on September 11, 2016

Great live music, drove from Arlington for dinner, and worth it. And loved the staff. Meal was delicious enough to want to use bread to soak up remaining sauce on plate.

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4.0Dined on September 9, 2016

Everything was good. I can't say that it exceeded my expectations, but it was very good.

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5.0Dined on September 4, 2016

Delightful meal and a wonderful ambiance!

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2.0Dined on September 4, 2016

Glassware was dirty. Service was slow. Food was average, or terrible because average italian food everyone can prepare. Waiter should have explained the beer list better, I hate IPAs. Overall terrible experience - for the price. I would have been happy if I had paid one third of the bill.

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3.0Dined on September 4, 2016

We eat there 3 or 4 times a year. Food is always good, sometimes great. This time it was very good but the service was very, very poor.

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2.0Dined on September 4, 2016

The food were less than mediocre especially at the prices they were set at. I could've gone to LongHorn steakhouse for the same food at better quality and prices. The waiter was too busy tending to everyone at once that all of us were passed by multiple times at various stages of the dinner. The manager had to step in to help out. Also, no matter where you sit, you will get the ac blown directly on you or near you making it quite chilly. I would not go back again.

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2.0Dined on September 2, 2016

Timpano has always been a troubled restaurant over the years. When they first opened, the food was generally good, but the service was terrible and the atmosphere dark and dingy. Now, there is a bit more light at after-work dinnertime, but the air conditioning was out of control. It was on full blast (more for the staff of large folks serving and cooking the food, as well as the many supervisors running around in suits.) Our soup was cold (minestrone.) The coffee was cold until we complained after the first round. The lasagna was good, but expensive - as were the scallops. Overall, just not a pleasant experience at above-average prices.

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5.0Dined on August 24, 2016

Timpano, just want to express my gratitude for your attentive service and wonderful food. Timpano's has and prepares the veal so perfectly ... thank you!

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3.0Dined on August 14, 2016

We always have a decent time at Timpano. They need to work on some things, which is why we don't visit often. It's always very quiet when we've gone, too quiet. Too sparse. There are no extras here - no extra good food, no extra good service, no extra good experience. Just eh.

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