Timpano Italian Chophouse - Tampa

4.4
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$31 to $50
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Italian
In the heart of the Hyde Park shopping district sits a Tampa dining institution, Timpano Italian Chophouse. At Timpano, decadent dishes meet big red wines and classic martinis amidst white tablecloth services. Timpano draws diners for brunch, lunch, dinner, and dessert; and also offers a large variety of cocktails and wines, along with a seasonal, chef-inspired menu.

Timpano’s robust menu features innovative cocktails, a prime selection of aged beef and chops, artisan salads, fresh pastas, and signature black skillet mussels - all delivered by helpful staff members.
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Tampa
25 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a pleasure to be at Timpano's where the food is predictably delicious and the attention is gracious and kind.

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Responded 2 days ago

Sully it's always a pleasure to have you over. Thank you for the 5 stars and great review. Hope to see you back soon!

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Orlando
25 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience5

It is sad again to see a change in the menu for worse. Deconstructed bruschetta and the famous beef carpaccio, as they did it before, are gone. Food still very tasty but you can see a decrease in the volume of patrons due to the menu change. That was the talk of the night between patrons. I was there Friday and Saturday. Still a great place for a date.

l
Tampa
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food is so wonderful here, and we loved the Jazz band on a Friday night

Timpano Italian Chophouse - Tampa
Responded 4 days ago

Thank you for the 5 stars! Glad you enjoyed a lovely evening with us and got to listen to the band! They are here every Thursday & Friday. Come back and see us soon

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OT
Key West
9 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a great place to enjoy dinner. Server was terrific, as was the food.

R
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Great food and location!

OT
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Thanksgiving

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New England
1 review
Dined on November 28, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Prompt service. Delicious food

OT
Tampa
2 reviews
Dined on November 28, 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience3

We celebrated our Thanksgiving meal at Timpano. I was visiting from out of town and took my daughter and her roommate to eat at Timpano. We had our choice of so many restaurants but my daughter had always wanted to eat here. The food was good but our server was so forgetful. He forgot my daughter ordered a drink and so we had to remind him, he forgot my daughter had ordered a side of asparagus and so we had to let him know not to bill us for it. I ordered the traditional turkey dinner with mashed potatoes, stuffing and green beans....where were the cranberries? I could go on with other things but I think you get the gist. We don’t eat out often but when we do we expect at least average tasting food on which Timpano delivered but the servers head and heart was not in it for us. I left feeling like I don’t need to ever return to this establishment.

Timpano Italian Chophouse - Tampa
Responded 2 days ago

We are saddened that we did not earn the 5 stars that we strive to earn from each one of our guests. We thank you for coming in and celebrating Thanksgiving with us, however we failed to deliver the top notch level of service that is expected of us. If you are willing to further discuss your evening with us please email the best contact number to tampa@timpanochophouse.net and someone from the management team will be in touch.

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NK
Denver
3 reviews
Dined on November 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A very enjoyable dinner. The Black Skillet-Roasted Mussels appetizer was superb and would highly recommend even to those who do not usually like mussels. Our entrees were also delicious. Very good wine list. Waitstaff was attentive and the live music in the background was quite nice. Would recommend Timpano and look forward to going back.

Timpano Italian Chophouse - Tampa
Responded 4 days ago

Nancy thank you for the awesome 5 star review! Mussels are one of our favorites as well and glad you enjoyed your entrees just as much. We look forward to seeing you back soon!

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JL
Tampa
9 reviews
Dined on November 24, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience5

We had a wonderful evening with friends. Mussels were excellent! A lovely meal! Great ambience!

Timpano Italian Chophouse - Tampa
Responded on November 27, 2019

Joe, thank you for the review and we are very happy you had a great experience. Mussels are one of our favorites too and glad you and your friends were able to enjoy. Come back and see us again soon !

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J
Tampa
29 reviews
Dined on November 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best cocktails....they are my favorite for the best dirty martini.

Timpano Italian Chophouse - Tampa
Responded on November 27, 2019

Nothing like a nice dirty martini! Thank you for stopping by and having a drink with us, we look forward to seeing you back soon!

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A
Tampa
4 reviews
Dined on November 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food, service and atmosphere. Loved the free valet parking for restaurant patrons as well.

Timpano Italian Chophouse - Tampa
Responded on November 25, 2019

Avi, thank you for joining us and the great review. We offer valet nightly Tuesday-Saturday.

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OT
Tampa
5 reviews
Dined on November 17, 2019
Overall2food2service3ambience3

The scallops were delicious, but for $32, I would expect more than three large scallops on the plate over a bed of risotto. The farmers harvest salad was an extreme disappointment. The description stated it was field greens, shaved root vegetables, seasonal fruit, with a pistachio vinaigrette. In truth, it was chopped romaine lettuce, some shavings of carrots, sliced radishes, and blueberries on top. For $14.00 (plus 7.00 to add on grilled chicken), this 21.00 salad was basically a large side salad. Our server was wonderful, we shared our concerns with him, as was the manager, who came to visit the table to hear our feedback. They comped us the salad, which was very nice, though not our intention. We just think that salad needs to match the description on the menu, or remove it completely. Bring back the arugula/watercress salad instead!

OT
Tampa
7 reviews
Dined on November 15, 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience5

The food is not what it used to be unfortunately, the sauce was extremely tangy and service was not upto par. The new menu is not impressive at all.

LH
1 review
Dined on November 12, 2019
Overall2food2service2ambience2

We waited 15 minutes to place our drink order and 30 minutes for them to deliver it. Our dinners and salads were delivered with in 5 minutes of each other and we were never offer another glass of wine.

Timpano Italian Chophouse - Tampa
Responded on November 19, 2019

Lisa, we are deeply apologetic that your experience was not up to our standard. We strive to serve great food and demonstrate exceptional service every time. We would like the opportunity to speak with you further at your convenience. Please email the best contact number to tampa@timpanochophouse.net and someone from the management team will be in touch.

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OT
1 review
Dined on November 10, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The manager is super friendly and walked around to make sure everything was good. We brought our dog and ate outside with her! It was a great time with the bottomless mimosas and their Bloody Mary bar!!

Timpano Italian Chophouse - Tampa
Responded on November 20, 2019

Thank you for the great review! We are so happy you enjoyed! We love our Timpano doggie guests too :) Come see us again soon. And don't forget to

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MM
Tampa
2 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was delicious and our server Salria(probably spelling it wrong) was amazing and super friendly! We sat outside and loved it!

OT
Tampa
1 review
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall2food2service2ambience2

Extremely slow service for less than mediocre food. Waited over an hour for food and not much of an apology was made.

J
Tampa
84 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2019
Overall4food3service4ambience4

Atmosphere is a cool vibe especially when we were there on a Thursday night - good live jazz. I got the lobster ravioli which was very good. Family members that were with me got steak. None of them liked the rosemary flavor - a little to powerful of a flavor for a good steak. My husband had even asked for his steak plain and the waitress said that they only put a little butter on it. That was incorrect! The place can get a little smoky from the open kitchen at times. Good wine list.

Timpano Italian Chophouse - Tampa
Responded on November 11, 2019

Hi Jill! thank you for taking the time to leave your feedback. Our apologies for any confusion and incorrect information given regarding the steak butter. We will make sure to revisit this with our staff and also make sure they know how to accommodate in the future. Please give us a call if you wish to further discuss. We would like the opportunity to speak with you.

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SG
Chicago
1 review
Dined on November 3, 2019
Overall2food2service2ambience3

I have been to Timpano many times over the years. Usually it is a good experience. No so at Sunday brunch. Service was slow. We were given bread to start and when the food took so much time to come we asked for more bread. They said, "there is no more bread for today." Curious, but okay we thought they ran out. When we were leaving we saw two tables where bread was being delivered. The service and quality of the food was not what we usually get there.

Timpano Italian Chophouse - Tampa
Responded on November 7, 2019

Sal, we are disappointed to hear about your recent dining experience with us. We would like the chance to speak with yo. If you would please email tampa@timpanochophouse.net with a phone number and a good time to reach you.

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OT
Tampa
1 review
Dined on November 3, 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Service was good but host and Maher could not accommodate us on a better table

T
Tampa
10 reviews
Dined on November 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was great, I’d go back just for the butterscotch bread pudding!

Timpano Italian Chophouse - Tampa
Responded on November 3, 2019

Taurus the butterscotch bread pudding is by far our favorite around here. The others are equally as great so come back sooner than later and give them a try.

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M
San Francisco
70 reviews
Dined on November 1, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience3

So noisy you couldn’t hear your table mates talk.
Chicken dishes were good. Lamb way overcooked.
Would not return. Not enjoyable.

Timpano Italian Chophouse - Tampa
Responded on November 4, 2019

Mary, we are sorry to hear that you did not have the 5 star experience that we always strive to provide to every guest. We would like to discuss your experience with you further. If you would please email tampa@timpanochohphouse.net with a good time and a phone number to reach you.

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OT
Tampa
3 reviews
Dined on November 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent Service!
Great Veal Chop!

Timpano Italian Chophouse - Tampa
Responded on November 4, 2019

Thank you! We will share this with our teammates.

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BH
Charlotte
1 review
Dined on October 30, 2019
Overall2food1service4ambience4

Unfortunately the food was not very good. This use to be one of my favorites. The calamari was salty, the brushetta was not as good, two of the pasta dishes came with mushrooms and couldn't be removed. Therefore my son did not get to order his birthday meal...all he wanted was a good Italian pasta dish. The other food was just a little too salty. I am hoping it was just a bad night.

Timpano Italian Chophouse - Tampa
Responded on November 3, 2019

Brenda, dissapointed to hear that your experience was not perfect when dining with us. We do hope that you will come back and give us another try. We would like the opportunity to speak with you further about your experience so please email tampa@timpanochophouse.net with your phone # and a good time to reach you.

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H
Tampa
58 reviews
Dined on October 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent as usual...new menu has some old favorites back and some new items that will be favorites in a short time.

Timpano Italian Chophouse - Tampa
Responded on October 28, 2019

Herb, thank you for the 5 stars and we agree! See you back soon

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DA
Tampa
2 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always, terrific food...great service and fun people watching :-)

Timpano Italian Chophouse - Tampa
Responded on October 28, 2019

Deanna, thank you for the review and 5 stars. Come back and see us soon.

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OT
Miami
7 reviews
Dined on October 20, 2019
Overall2food1service3ambience3

What a disappointment...scallops appetizer dish was beyond horrible. Took one bite and sent back. Pasta over cooked. Chicken Marsala was anything but Marsala sauce. It was so think and dry. Not one dish was appetizing and everything tasted like it was prepared days ago. Lobster Mac and Cheese was so dry and tasteless. Do not waste your time when there are so many great places right next to it. So sad. Must be a new Chef...

SW
1 review
Dined on October 18, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

My meal was amazing. My wife’s... not so much. Scallops were gritty and risotto was under cooked.

Timpano Italian Chophouse - Tampa
Responded on October 20, 2019

Shawn, we are disappointed that you both did not have amazing entrees. We appreciate your feedback and We thank you for the 5 stars and the recommendation. Please ask to see the manager on duty next time your in.

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r
Tampa
8 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Timpano is at the very top of our absolute favorite spots. We mostly choose for dinner, but we've gone for lunch, happy hour, brunch, or just to grab a drink while shopping in Hyde Park Village--and it's always outstanding! Food, drink, and atmosphere (for whatever mood and desire) always excel, and the service is consistently THE BEST--period!! (The best outdoor area, too!)

Last Thursday night was yet another example. There were four of us (including a friend from out of town) for my girlfriend's birthday; needless to say, we had high hopes! The place typically throbs with atmosphere, and Thursday was no exception: from the bar, and hightops and booths, to the open dining - which extends from the bar outward to the front windows, more removed from the noise and "the scene" - an entertaining, but not overpowering, jazz band played (typical most nights, with varying artists). The menu -- diverse and interesting, with offerings to satisfy the discerning or adventurous foodie; the "center of the fairway" staples eater; or, those with special diet requirements/preferences -- offered several new items in addition to their staples and signature dishes. (Make no mistake: Timpano bills itself as an "Italian Chophouse", and at its core, it stays "true to its school"; however, it is anything BUT just that--which is what makes it so special...!).

On this particular night, we had a broad range of appetites and tastes, but with Chris' help, everyone was satisfied--without over-ordering. We shared a few orders of their new Shrimp Cocktail appetizer (which was not presented in the typical/traditional style, but outstanding nonetheless); we all then had their wedge salad, chopped and tossed (which the kitchen graciously agreed to do "with a smile"--even though they were probably too busy to do it...!), followed by a perfectly prepared NY Strip (which two split) and a couple of hearty pastas. Martinis were unique and perfect (but staples prevail), and wines (2 pour sizes) great!!

AL
1 review
Dined on October 17, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience4

I've eaten there several times and the food and service has always been very good.

Timpano Italian Chophouse - Tampa
Responded on October 20, 2019

Thank you for the review and 4 stars Anthony. Looking forward to having you back in soon.

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B
Charleston
72 reviews
Dined on October 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

This was my 2nd time here. Came back because I enjoyed the atmosphere. This time, it was all about the food. Great service. Was here with work colleague - both our meals were excellent. Bronzino and the Chicken Marsala. Portions were really nice. The Butterscotch Bread Pudding was to die for. Highly recommend.

Timpano Italian Chophouse - Tampa
Responded on October 20, 2019

Thank you for the 5 stars and the recommendation. Truly great choices on entrees and dessert. The butterscotch bread pudding is definitely a staff fav here.

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OT
Tampa
4 reviews
Dined on October 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was wonderful! The food was amazing, the service was perfect, we loved the ambiance, overall we were so impressed! We went for brunch and can’t wait to go back for dinner!

Timpano Italian Chophouse - Tampa
Responded on October 16, 2019

What a great review! Thank you for giving us a try. We look forward to seeing you at dinner soon.

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OT
Tampa
2 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

It was a nice dinner. The Waiter was top notch. The food and drinks were excellent. Highly recommend this for a date night or dinner with friends

Timpano Italian Chophouse - Tampa
Responded on October 16, 2019

We are thrilled that you had a wonderful time from the service down to the food. Please come see us again soon and never hesitate to let us know if we can help in any way.

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OT
Tampa
11 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Music ( band) is way to loud.

OT
1 review
Dined on October 11, 2019
Overall4food5service3ambience5

Food and wine was amazing. I had the pan seared scallops with short rib risotto and I absolutely loved it. Service was a little slow but it was a Friday night so it was a little busy. Will definitely be returning!!

AM
1 review
Dined on October 6, 2019
Overall2food2service2ambience3

It’s ok not special I was looking for a place to celebrate my birthday and didn’t fell like was that good I not recommend this place

Timpano Italian Chophouse - Tampa
Responded on October 10, 2019

Aline, we are disappointed to hear that your dining experience and birthday celebration was not perfect. We would like the opportunity to speak with you further. If you could please email tampa@timpanochophouse.net with a good time to call and your telephone number and a member of our management team will be in touch.

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KV
San Francisco
8 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

You can never go wrong with Timpano. Classic steakhouse with amazing vibe, food and service. It’s old school - take advantage of a Friday or Saturday night and you won’t be sorry!

Timpano Italian Chophouse - Tampa
Responded on October 10, 2019

Karen, thank you for the great review! We look forward to seeing you back soon.

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DM
Tampa
1 review
Dined on October 3, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very good food and we had a great time. I would recommend your place to everyone.

Timpano Italian Chophouse - Tampa
Responded on October 10, 2019

Derrel, thank you for the 5 star review and recommendation.

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GF
Tampa
50 reviews
Dined on October 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What a perfect afternoon at Timpano's in Tampa! Excellent food, atmosphere, service and location! The 4 of us ladies walked around Hyde Park Village after lunch and talked about our 'next time'!

Timpano Italian Chophouse - Tampa
Responded on October 4, 2019

Thank you for the great review and 5 stars! We are thrilled you enjoyed your dining experience with us and our looking forward to seeing you again soon !

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