Timpano Italian Chophouse - Tampa

4.5
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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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AB
Tampa
4 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The staff was great. I booked w open table and requested to place us 5 girls in the lounge near the piano. Food, music, service...all great. Thanks for making it a great girl's night!!

D
Tampa
15 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Ate at the bar for happy hour. Nice place. Very big bar. Love valet parking. Excellent menu. Great drinks.

AB
Tampa
11 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Met a friend for brunch. Weather was beautiful so we sat outside. The mango Bellini was delicious as was the Fiocchi ( pear stuffed pasta). I wanted to try something different and am so glad I did. It was delicious. Perfect lunch size portion. My friend had a lobster dish that I believe was on a slice of brioche and topped with avocado slices . That meal looked delicious and she said it was. Inside they had a guitarist performing. While we were waiting inside we could hear how good he was. Not too loud, nice background type music for lunch. The prices were reasonable too

Timpano Italian Chophouse - Tampa
Responded 3 days ago

Thank you for the amazing review and 5 stars! We are thrilled to hear you had a great time dining with us. Sounds like it was a perfect outing and we look forward to having you back soon to do it all over again !

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PH
Raleigh
7 reviews
Dined on January 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service and food was excellent, my only message was the band. They were very, very loud.

Timpano Italian Chophouse - Tampa
Responded 3 days ago

Patt thank you for the 5 stars and glad you had a great meal ! We hope to see you back soon and as a little FYI we dont host live music on Mondays and Wednesdays if you're looking for a more quiet setting.

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BG
1 review
Dined on January 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My wife's wagyu steak was excellent my lamb chops were the best I've had food was spot-on and perfectly served

Timpano Italian Chophouse - Tampa
Responded 3 days ago

Barry thank you for the stellar review! Both some of our favorites that you and your Wife ordered and glad you loved them as well. We hope to see you back soon!

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JV
Tampa
3 reviews
Dined on January 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food, vibe, and service was great.....as usual!

Timpano Italian Chophouse - Tampa
Responded on January 11, 2020

Thanks for the great review James. We will share with our team and please don't stay away too long.

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m
Tampa
18 reviews
Dined on January 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience for sunday brunch. Bloody Mary bar was a treat and the endless mimosas were just that!!

Timpano Italian Chophouse - Tampa
Responded on January 6, 2020

Thank you for the 5 stars and so happy you could join us!Hope to see you back soon !

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DL
Tampa
2 reviews
Dined on January 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food is always good and it’s never overcrowded or loud at lunchtime. Great spot at Hyde Park.

J
Tampa
32 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a good place to eat and have the best cocktails in Tampa.

Timpano Italian Chophouse - Tampa
Responded on January 5, 2020

Thanks for the 5 stars and comments. We enjoy having you and your family in. See you on your next visit. :)

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AB
Tampa
5 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a lovely New Year Day brunch on the patio. Live music inside drifted outside. The traditional breakfast was just what I wanted. Perfect.

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Responded on January 3, 2020

Alison, thank you for joining us. The patio is perfect for people watching and enjoying a beautiful day.

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PH
San Diego
4 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was on point! Great brunch. Live music was very enjoyable and the right volume for the occasion.
We look forward to our next visit.

Timpano Italian Chophouse - Tampa
Responded on January 5, 2020

Thank you for choosing us to start the new year off right. We look forward to your next visit as well.

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OT
Louisville
18 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Perfect evening to celebrate NYE. Our server Erik was on top of everything for us and knew the menu well. We both had the Tagliatelle Bolognese which was outstanding. We also enjoyed the Nueske Bacon, Steamed Asparagus, and roasted Potatoes. Timpano is always the best option in Hyde Park.

Timpano Italian Chophouse - Tampa
Responded on January 3, 2020

Thank you for joining us on NYE. We are thrilled to hear you had a great dining experience with us. We will share this with Erik and the other team members. We hope to see you back soon.

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DA
Tampa
3 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a blast as always! Great service and atmosphere...food delish!!

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Responded on January 5, 2020

Deanna, we thank you and love knowing you have a great time while dining with us.

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PL
Tampa
2 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Early dinner before a concert on NYE. Very comfortable atmosphere mixing casual to elegantly dressed diners. Very lively open lounge in dining area which wasn’t a negative..just added more character. Food was excellent and service was very pleasant and friendly with the perfect amount of attentiveness.

Timpano Italian Chophouse - Tampa
Responded on January 3, 2020

Thank you for the great review and joining us on NYE! We will share this with our team members.

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EC
Tampa
8 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a great brunch! Really enjoyed the mimosa and bloody Mary bar. There was a great variety of food choices from traditional breakfast to lunch items which made it a great spot for people with diverse tastes. We sat on the outdoor patio and will have to check out the inside next time because they had live music in there. Would definitely recommend.

b
Tampa
3 reviews
Dined on December 27, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Wonderful food. Price was ok for the meal. Noise level on a Friday at 8:30 was a little intense, and wished we were outside. Calmed down around 9:30. Waiter seemed a little distracted and did not refill my tea and table water until we were finished. But I will go back because the food is amazing!!

Timpano Italian Chophouse - Tampa
Responded on December 28, 2019

Bob we are happy to hear you enjoyed your dining experience with us. When you make your next reservation or walk in just ask the host if they can seat you in a quieter area. We do appreciate the feedback with your service and we will share with our team.

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OT
Jacksonville
10 reviews
Dined on December 27, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience4

We love Timpano’s!!! We’ve been there many times and it is our “ to go place” when we have friends in because we know it will be amazing . Our waiter Travis was spectacular, he knew the menu and suggested drinks we would love ~ and we did !!! Great asset !!! Disappointed with the band ! Was sooooo loud that we really couldn’t hear one another chat . We were a good distance away and yet still had to shout . Other than the band , great as always .

Timpano Italian Chophouse - Tampa
Responded on December 29, 2019

Thank you for taking the time to leave the review. We are delighted that you enjoyed your experience...especially Travis! He will be so happy to read this. We always do our best to work with the band to make sure we have the perfect balance for the restaurant. In the future, please do not hesitate to bring it to our attention.

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K
E. Tennessee
3 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Timpano was the perfect choice for our Christmas Eve dinner. The atmosphere was lively. The service was impeccable. And the food was outstanding. It was the best meal of our trip!

Timpano Italian Chophouse - Tampa
Responded on December 29, 2019

Kendall, thank you for visiting on Christmas Eve! We are so happy that you enjoyed everything and spent your holiday dinner with us. We hope you get a chance to come see us again soon.

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OT
Tampa
1 review
Dined on December 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Third Christmas at Timpano, they do not disappoint. Live Piano, great food and atmosphere

Timpano Italian Chophouse - Tampa
Responded on December 29, 2019

Thank you for sharing your holiday with us! We truly appreciate you and are so glad you enjoyed!

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O
Tampa
1 review
Dined on December 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Christmas Eve family dinner

Timpano Italian Chophouse - Tampa
Responded on December 28, 2019

Thank you for the 5 star review and for celebrating your holiday dinner with us. We hope to see you back next year.

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VN
1 review
Dined on December 23, 2019
Overall4food3service5ambience5

Good service, great ambiance, excellent wine selection. However the risotto was pretty bland and the portion size of the scallops entree was so small it should have been an appetizer. Server didn’t tell us of the happy hour or bottle special and we had to find out through another customer.

Timpano Italian Chophouse - Tampa
Responded on December 29, 2019

Thank you for taking the time to leave a review. We are disappointed that you did not fully enjoy your experience and would like the opportunity to speak with you. Please email the best contact number to tampa@timpanochophouse.net and we will be in touch.

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OT
Tampa
1 review
Dined on December 22, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Family Holiday event

Timpano Italian Chophouse - Tampa
Responded on December 28, 2019

Thank you for celebrating your holiday with us and for the 4 star review. We hope to have you back next year.

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OT
Tampa
1 review
Dined on December 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing brunch. Great atmosphere and our waitress was phenomenal!!!

Timpano Italian Chophouse - Tampa
Responded on January 5, 2020

Thank you for the 5 stars! We are pleased that you had the great experience that we strive for with each and every guest.

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OT
Tampa
5 reviews
Dined on December 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good food. Nice music. Service was very good.

Timpano Italian Chophouse - Tampa
Responded on December 23, 2019

We are so glad you enjoyed your visit! Please come see us again soon.

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NO
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on December 19, 2019
Overall2food2service3ambience1

The food was sub par. The noise was such that we could not hold a conversation - kids were literally allowed to run free and play around the tables. This was the first and last time I will eat at this restaurant.

Timpano Italian Chophouse - Tampa
Responded on December 20, 2019

NicO, we are disappointed that you did not enjoy your dining experience with us. We would really like the opportunity to speak with you further. Email tampa@timpanochophouse.net with a phone number and a good time to reach you and a member of our management team will reach out.

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AS
Tampa
2 reviews
Dined on December 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Portion was a bit small for price

Timpano Italian Chophouse - Tampa
Responded on December 20, 2019

Asif, thank you for the 5 star review. We hope to see you back soon.

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JM
1 review
Dined on December 15, 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience4

My wife had the salmon, which she enjoyed. Nicely cooked. The appetizer meatballs were very good as well. I had the lamb and was very disappointed. The menu claimed 16 oz, but it was only four ribs. The meat was tough and barely seasoned...and of course everything comes a la carte, so the need to order additional sides. Overall, it was a costly dinner for average food.

Timpano Italian Chophouse - Tampa
Responded on December 18, 2019

Jim, we are disappointed to know that you were not completely satisfied with you entree tonight. We will definitely look into the lamb. We would like the opportunity to speak with you. If you would please email us at timpanochophouse.net with a phone number and a good time to reach you.

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MT
Tampa
22 reviews
Dined on December 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was outstanding. Excellent meal.

Timpano Italian Chophouse - Tampa
Responded on December 14, 2019

Marc, we are so pleased to hear that you had an outstanding dining experience with us. Thank you and please say hello to the Manager on duty next time you are in.

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OT
Orlando
1 review
Dined on December 13, 2019
Overall2food2service5ambience4

Food was okay. Not bad at all but way way over priced for what you get. There are much better Italian restaurants for half the price. Service was good.

Timpano Italian Chophouse - Tampa
Responded on December 22, 2019

Thank you for taking the time to let us know about your experience. We are disappointed that it was not up to yours or our standard. 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 form the management team will be in touch.

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JL
Tampa
9 reviews
Dined on December 8, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

We always have a good experience at Timpano. We were outside. Great evening.

Timpano Italian Chophouse - Tampa
Responded on December 11, 2019

Joe and Eileen we love seeing you both! Thank you for being such valued guests! See you soon.

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SK
Tampa
3 reviews
Dined on December 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had an absolutely great time! We have been to the Fort Lauderdale location many times and are so happy to find this location in Tampa. The service was impeccable, the food was outstanding. We will be back again and again.

Timpano Italian Chophouse - Tampa
Responded on December 10, 2019

Thank you Suzy! We are delighted to hear you had a great experience that we always strive for with every guest. We are apart of Tavistock Restaurant Collection and seeing you are from the windy city you should check out our sister restaurant Zed451 and please stop by next time you are in town.

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T
Chicago
18 reviews
Dined on December 7, 2019
Overall2food5service4ambience3

We went to Timpano to celebrate a friends birthday. The service, food, and drinks were all great. They were a little overpriced in my opinion but considering it is in Hyde Park I get it. My BIGGEST complaint is the live LOUD music that is constantly playing. The band is situated in the corner by the bar and is so loud it literally resonates throughout the entire restaurant so much you cannot have a conversation with the individuals at your table. If I am paying premium price for my meal, I want to enjoy the company I am with and the conversation we are trying to have. This restaurant stands on its own - live music is NOT NEEDED. If they have to have music, play something very soft overhead so diners can enjoy their conversations and not have to scream at the top of their lungs just to talk to each other.

Timpano Italian Chophouse - Tampa
Responded on December 10, 2019

Tom, thank you and please know we take your feedback seriously. We try to create an enjoyable environment for all. Next time your in we can also ensure to seat you in our main dining area away from the lounge to lighten the volume level.

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OT
1 review
Dined on December 6, 2019
Overall3food2service2ambience3

Service was really slow. Very pricey. Scallops were paired a pork based risotto which I found not complimentary.

Timpano Italian Chophouse - Tampa
Responded on December 9, 2019

Thank you for taking the time to share your feedback. We are sorry that you did not enjoy your meal and that the service was not up to standard. 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 form the management team will be in touch.

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S
Tampa
25 reviews
Dined on December 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

Timpano Italian Chophouse - Tampa
Responded on December 4, 2019

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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d
Orlando
28 reviews
Dined on November 30, 2019
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.

Timpano Italian Chophouse - Tampa
Responded on December 7, 2019

Hello. We appreciate you taking the time to share your feedback and would like to opportunity to speak with you further at your convenience. Please email the best contact number for you to tampa@timpanochophouse.net and someone from the management team will be in touch. We look forward to hearing from you soon.

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l
Tampa
2 reviews
Dined on November 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

Timpano Italian Chophouse - Tampa
Responded on December 2, 2019

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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Key West
9 reviews
Dined on November 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

Timpano Italian Chophouse - Tampa
Responded on December 7, 2019

Thank you for the 5 star review. We are so glad that you enjoyed the food and service! Come see us again soon.

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R
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on November 29, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Great food and location!

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Responded on December 6, 2019

Thank you Rachel! We hope to see you back soon.

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Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on November 28, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Thanksgiving

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New England
1 review
Dined on November 28, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Prompt service. Delicious food