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7488 W Sand Lake Rd, Orlando, FL | Directions 3281928.449806 -81.484312
Neighborhoods: Doctor Phillips
This swank chain steakhouse with an Italian accent taps into Orlando's big-city ambitions. – The Scene
Studiously retro, as in the mule with a stiletto heel painted on the ladies room door. Light by day, with a large patio that overlooks a lake, the restaurant goes dark at night, with white-jacketed waiters bustling out of the long exhibition kitchen carrying sizzling griddles of mussels. Service is professional and attentive.
Upscale beef and snazzy pasta and fish: osso buco, fusilli with wild mushrooms and Gorgonzola, Tuscan seafood stew. Pay a la carte for soups, salads and sides like mashed potatoes or spinach. The seared sirloin is a fine choice, and spring a buck for the finish: al forno (garlic and Parmesan) or al balsamico (honey and vinegar). For a tasty vegetable ration, try the minestrone. Sop up the garlic-tomato broth (with the grilled grouper) with Timpano's excellent foccacia, one of the house breads.
Fantabulous – Just an absolutely fabulous night out. I just happened to visit during their Ladies Night and it was amazing. Free drinks, free food, free strawberries, free chocolate, free entertainment, and.....a free massage....what more could a woman want/need! I almost did not even need dinner...but I am glad I did! The food was exceptional, the service was awesome, knowledgeable and friendly, and the experience was just all around incredible! I wouldn't hesitate to tell any of my friends to go, and I will be going back! Great fun!!!
Outstanding – Having just moved here from Atlanta, I was a bit hesitant to expect there would be any decent dining options in Central Florida. I was more than pleasently suprised to find Timpano. The food is excellent, the service is impecable and the atmosphere is amazing. I found I barely missed the big city dining experience I longed for in Atlanta. Kudos to Timpano for creating intellegent dining right here in Orlando.
VERY GOOD – There are so few places to go where the food and atmosphere are so good. We had an outstanding time - we had a group of 12 - and the experience could not have been better. They even had people walking us to our cars in the rain.
Pass on Timpanos.... – Timpanos is the perfect place for the over achiever who expects very little.
Took a Chance – We 'Stumbled' into this place while looking for another steakhouse in the same area and the dining and food were definitely super. If you order the steak, it's served ala carte with ample sides available to split between two or three. There's a nice wine list available which spans the price range of most diners. Relax with a cigar and drink in the bar afterwards while listening to the live music. All in all, a great evening.
Upscale, swanky dining/entertainment – Guys - if you want to impress that special dame, this is where you need to be. Very classy dining with a fantastic menu and wine selection. After dinner, swing on by the Starlight Lounge (conveniently located on the other side of the bar) for a specialty Martini, and just sit back and soak in the atmosphere! You can't help tapping your foot along to the live music featuring a super-talented piano player with bass and saxophone accompaniment. Michael and the boys really swing with guest vocalists and accompaniment. I can only imagine that's how it must have been back in the heyday of the 40's and 50's! Do yourself a favor and put it on your "To Do List".
8 – The food was good, service needs a little work. Definitely take the water glasses off the table when you pour water into them.
Dining room very noisy, need acoustic tiles!
Great bar. Not true fine dining, a little pricey, but very good all the same. Would recommend it to others
Bella – Want to impress the wife with a successful yet romantic persona? You definitely need to try out TImpano.
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