Tampa >Food & Dining > Timpano Chophouse & Martini Bar
1610 W Swann Ave, Tampa, FL | Directions 3360627.937219 -82.476044
Mon. - Fri. 4pm - 10pm;Sat. - Sun. 11am - 11pm
Neighborhoods: Southwest, Historic Hyde Park North
Another Good Experience – I have been to Timpano's several times and I have never had a bad experience. I Went this Friday night and I have no complaints. My waiter was courteous and prompt and I like the live music and the general character of the place. It is not the best place to go if you are looking to have a quite conversation with someone but if you want to have good food and a great atmosphere to take someone to I reccomend Timpano's.
Great seafood and atmosphere – Went here with a buddy and ordered a seafood appetizer and entree. Both were excellent. Had the shotglass desserts and can say it was perfect. I liked the portions and still managed to take something home. As for the atmosphere, I have always liked this place and try to catch the jazz performances on Fri. and Sat. night.
Disappointed travelers from PA... – We sat outside and understandably there are insects that can get into the glasses. We notified our waitress about this and she looked at us like we were crazy. The service was mediocre, portions were smaller than expected and the sandwich was hard. We would never go back there again...
The worst dining experience in my 35 years!!!! – Where do I start? After being seated at a too small table, I asked to be moved. The waiter refused although the place was empty. I asked for a manager, none was on duty. I pointed out empty tables on the patio and was told they were taken, although no one ever sat there during our meal. I should have got up and left at that point but was with my boyfriends 80 year old mom who uses a cane and has trouble walking, so I sucked it up hoping the food and service would be an improvment over the snotty host. Big mistake. Although the place was empty, our food took forever to get to our table and arrived cold and tasted bland. I asked for the manager's name and number and left several messages that were not returned. I phoned and E-mailed the corporate office and never received a call or e-mail response. I contacted the St Pete Times by e-mail and told them of my miserable experience, they contacted me back by e-mail and said they could not get any one on the phone at the restaurant or at the corporate office either. Do your self a favor and stay away unless you like bad food and bad service. Who is the corporate trainer? Simon Cowell?
Disappointed – I'd heard good things about the restaurant, and made reservations to dine there with friends. When we arrived and told the maitre d' we were meeting friends, he replied somewhat sarcastically, "It's good to know you have friends." Not funny. The appetizers were tasty, salad very disappointing (mixed greens with dressing - no croutons, tomatoes, garnish, nothing. Boring). The entrees were delicious, veal piccata, cioppino, salmon - flavorful, expertly prepared. After pouring the first glass of wine, the waiter never came back to refill, so we poured our own wine during the meal. He served my husband an old cup of coffee, and when asked for a fresh cup, replied, "I'll just take it off the bill." No new cup of coffee. Each of us ordered a dessert, the shot glass versions with different dessert fillings. The waiter set the plate with 4 desserts in front of our guest and said to her, "You can hand these out." We were shocked at his unprofessionalism and rudeness. What a shame that this restaurant with great food, albeit high prices, can't provide service any better than what we received. We won't be back.
Editorial Review – Elegant chophouse, adorned with velvet draperies and leather booths, serves steaks, chops, pasta, seafood and more.
Great Service And AMAZING FOOD – I Went To timpano chophouse for the first time and it was an amazing time, the seating was very fast and the live entertaiment it amazing also. (if you are looking for a quiet dinner, go before 8pm, Live music starts at about 8:30pm 4 days a week.)
The Service was great and very fast and friendly.. the waiter always had a smile on his face and was very fast with out food and never messed up ONE thing. WOW...The lobster ravioli was the best pasta i have ever had.
The best part is the dessert. I loved the cheesecake lolipop TREE. it is a little expensive (14.95) but it feeds about a table of 5 easy.
Would Love To Go Back
Nightmare- start to finish – Although we had a reservation- we waited over an hour. The service was TERRIBLE. Our waiter droned on about his distaste for management and botched our order. My husbands steak (ordered medium) came out completely burned and overdone. Our waiter took one look at it and wisked it away-- only to return the same steak even more burned. He claimed he misunderstood our body language?? To top it all off, another table's bill was charged to my credit card in addition to the charges for our own meal. When I called the restauraunt manager she was apologetic but still took nearly 2 weeks to remove the extraneous charges ( I had to call 3 times). She asked me to allow the restaraunt to redeem itself by vsiting again. She claimed she was sending gift certificates, they never arrived. Just as well though-- I wouldn't eat there again, even for free!
Great food, horrible service – The last time I was at Timpano's my party had to ask for water from our waiter 5 or 6 times with no response. We even asked other waiters, still nothing, throughout dinner our water glasses were empty. Finally a waiter walked by with a full pitcher, then walked straight past us and watered the outdoor plants! For the prices they're charging you can do a lot better.
OMG! Italian restaurant of the year! – I made RSVP online and confirmed them next day. No problem.We were seated within 10 minutes! Sent roses to Timpanos to be placed on table for wife's B'day. Went perfectly! Food/Service was awesome! Going back ASAP!
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