Timpano Italian Chophouse - Tampa

4.6
1493 reviews
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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
2 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

Horrible they didnt have table for us, sat people who came after us without reservation. There were 3 adults, 1 child, and 1 highchair needed. Said they were getting table ready and came over and wasnt ready- no highchair. Asked for crayons and never brought.. had to get myself. We waited 45 mins after ordering and still didnt get our food. Tables who arrived after us all had their food. Manager said they were busy and it wasnt even close to full! I will never ear here again.

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MC
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 2food 1service 3ambience 3

I ordered the Chicken Marcella. The presentation was great unfortunately the overall texture was very soupy with very little flavor. I ate very little of the plate. Drinks and music were great but I dont think I would return.

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OT
Tampa
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing food, service, and atmosphere!!

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Tampa
1 review
Dined on March 11, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 3

Food was great. Waiter was efficient, but rude, and unfriendly.

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New York Area
33 reviews
Dined on March 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Down for Yankee spring training, close friends here for a quick visit from New York & Virginia. Needed a special restaurant for a long dinner catching up over amazing food. Magical night @ one of our favorite restaurants did not disappoint.

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Miami
5 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great spot to have fun with friends. Great food! Great music. Waiter very knowledgeable about the menu selections overall and the nights specials.

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Tampa
1 review
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Very nice place to enjoy great food. We sat on the back near the bathrooms so it was difficult to hear the singer with the noise level. All in all, we are always happy here.

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OT
1 review
Dined on March 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We've had the pleasure of eating at Timpano's before and are never disappointed.

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EJ
1 review
Dined on March 5, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 4

One of the worst dinner experiences we have ever had. Our waitress could care less about us, I had to get up to go get her every single time. My daughters food was undercooked and it took so long to get it right I was already finished with my meal and we boxed her mediocre steak to go.

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JD
Tampa
1 review
Dined on March 3, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 3

This is the first time we have been disappointed. Even after multiple conversations with the restaurant, our table still wasn't where we had requested and where we were told we would be seated. Also, two of our party ordered the mussels - which came out of the kitchen burned (shells were black & crispy), and they were only able to eat part of their meal.
Overall this was not the meal we have come to expect at this restaurant. We will go back and give it another go - hopefully this was just a one time poor experience.

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OT
Tampa
2 reviews
Dined on March 3, 2019
Overall 2food 1service 4ambience 1

Food took a while. It was cold.

My linguini with clams was not good.

The noise coming from the Kitchen was bad. They kept dropping silverware, pots, etc.

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T
Tampa
7 reviews
Dined on March 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The last time we went the food was (unusually) disappointing. However, that memory is eliminated. We sat outside, the weather was perfect, the steaks were perfectly prepared, and the server was attentive without being smothering. The noise levels are high inside, which is fine if that's what you're there for, but the outside seating is fantastic, especially this time of year.

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BD
Tampa
3 reviews
Dined on March 3, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 4

We go there often but suggest you don’t go for dinner on Sunday evening. Food is great but they are out of everything ie; daily specials, soup and several menus items.

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AN
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had an early dinner before a concert was a great location if heading into Downtown from south...Our server David was wonderful ...patiently explain menu and food prep...to die for sun dried tomato dip for bread... beautiful view from our comfortable booth...will return soon!

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New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

Consistently excellent food in a great atmosphere. For the first time in many our service was poor (server was a ditz). Always get the warm chocolate chip cookie dessert.

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San Francisco
1 review
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We sat outside and enjoyed a fabulous dinner before UBERing to Straz for Hamilton. We had apps, flatbread, salad and a meal. Enjoyed it all!

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CF
Charlotte
29 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Service and food were wonderful. We were able to secure a table outside. The music was wonderful. Special thanks to our wait staff who opened the sorrow so we could hear the music. He was perfectly attentive. His dining suggestions were excellent. This was special evening for an out of town guest who has never been to Tampa before. Thanks to you, she can’t wait to come back.

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JL
1 review
Dined on February 27, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Food was really good including appetizer. Staff was very helpful with recommendations and service was excellent.

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OC
Tampa
1 review
Dined on February 26, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Great great great
But for dinner would be better, always great time

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LC
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on February 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything was as expected when dining at Timpano
Great food great service great neighborhood

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s
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on February 25, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 4

Food was very good. Service was not on the night I was there. Not the fault of the servers. They were more crowded than expected and under staffed that night.

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OT
Tampa
2 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 4ambience 2

65th birthday for my wife

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GR
Jacksonville
10 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

Wonderful food and service but VERY noisy

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MK
Jacksonville
7 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great experience. A little cramped inside and loud. But food and service was amazing. Would definitely go back.

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NF
Naples
1 review
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My husband and I had an enjoyable and delicious dinner at Timpano Italian Chophouse. The decor is inviting with a mixture of tables, and large upholstered booths, and a large bar seating area to the side.
Our waiter was attentive, knowledgeable, pleasant, and accommodating.
We both found the interior very appealing and the menu had many choices, but was not overly extensive.
Timpano is a restaurant we recommend highly whether you are a Tampa Bay area resident or visitor to the
area.

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BA
1 review
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our dining experience at Timpano’s was excellent. The host was professional and our server Kelly was spot on with everything we needed. I never had to ask for more water, she was there before I knew it. She knew what she was doing and made great recommendations from the menu.
The atmosphere was stellar with a live singer doing Sinatra and other famous crooners at the perfect volume so as to not intrude but enhance the dining experience.
I will go back there when I return to Tampa.

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JQ
Grand Rapids
9 reviews
Dined on February 17, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Ford and drinks were great

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OT
Jacksonville
1 review
Dined on February 17, 2019
Overall 2food 4service 2ambience 4

Service and time we waiting for food was terrible. This isn’t my usual experience at Timapno as it’s one of my favorite restaurants but we waited over an hour for food and barely got any apologies Or explanation from the waiter.

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j
Louisville
1 review
Dined on February 17, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 4

Our waiter was very mediocre
No enthusiasm
We dine out often
Many times the waiter makes the difference in the experience

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J
Tampa
3 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Amazing food, surprising!

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V
Adelaide / SA
8 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Love this restaurant! Everything was perfect (as usual) but it was quite noisy! Perhaps Hamilton, the Lightning and other events were the cause?! Whatever...we will be back ...for sure! We had such a good time!

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PM
Tampa
7 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always, great service and delicious hot food right from the stove!! My go to place in Tampa !!

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Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The most amazing mussels!!!

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GC
Tampa
2 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Fun night. Great music. Great service. Great cocktails & food was good. Expectations met.

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OT
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Anniversary

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m
Tampa
65 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

Disappointing visit longer than normal wait, food had to be sent back to the kitchen. Luckily wasn’t first visit but a definite bad visit.

Celebrating moms birthday, the only tip they deserved today was a note please treat all patrons with enough respect to serve hot fresh food prepared properly

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Naples
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 5

Valentine’s Day

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SH
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Food and service were good. Atmosphere was very cool but it was loud between people talking and the music making it difficult to have a conversation with others at our table. I was really excited to try the vanilla bean old fashioned but it just tasted like most other regular ones I’ve had - still good but not what I was hoping for.

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TG
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Outstanding evening at Timpanoes. Food, service and experience exceed our expectations. Highly recommend.!

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I
Tampa
18 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our go to place for steaks, chops, seafood and pasta. Martinis were perfectly made. Service by Kai was on point as always. Manager Sheri is so friendly and welcoming we feel like family each time.

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