Timpano Italian Chophouse will reopen in Hyde Park Village

exterior of an Italian restaurant with black and white signage

Timpano Italian Chophouse, a Hyde Park staple restaurant for more nearly two decades, will reopen this year. The massive concept took over the old Samba Room restaurant space back in 2005. Its sister concept in Ft. Lauderdale is also looking to reopen.

Hyde Park Village is a hotbed of activity. Florida favorites like The Hyppo Gourmet Ice Pops, The Candle Pour, Buddy Brew, On Swann, Goody Goody and the newly open Hyde House co-work/events space have made it one of the most trafficked spots in the city. The sensational Forbici and Slyce Joint, and the emergence of national favorite like Lulu Lemon, bar taco, and Vineyard Vines have further enhanced its appeal for longtime residents and recent arrivals.


Timpano Tampa hiring ahead of reopening

Timpano’s Italian Chophouse is currently hiring for all positions. An official opening date hasn’t been announced just yet. You can follow the restaurant on Instagram for updates.

Well regraded menu items include:

Calamari Fritto Misto: Italian cherry peppers, sweet pomodoro sauce

Watercress & Arugula: Blue cheese, spicy candied walnuts, granny smith apples, champagne vinaigrette dressing

Veal Short Rib Flatbread: Slow-braised veal, marinara, burrata mozzarella, parmesan, pickled red onions, mushrooms, truffle


Pan-seared Sea Scallops: Asparagus, sweet creamy polenta, lobster cream sauce

Butterscotch Bread Pudding: Buttery brioche, butterscotch custard

Serving one of the best desserts in Tampa

Some 5-star reviews prior to its closure include this celebration of server Carina, and the cocktail program:

“Carina was great ,so attentive. Shrimp risotto, to die for . Beet salad and Fiocchi pear stuffed pasta so tasty. Espresso martini for dessert and live music! Perfect meal perfect day.Thanks to manager Randy for gluten free recommendations which made me feel normal and able to have a fabulous meal.”

Who’s ready to dine at Timpano when it reopens?

Timpano Italian Chophouse is located at 1610 W Swann Avenue

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