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Il Timone

Certificate of Excellence
Italian, Chowder
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Via Gioberti, 34, 00044 Frascati, Italy
069418994
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Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Reservations

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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
kind owner, delicious food, generous heart

This restaurant serves original and very delicious food. There is a menu, but the best dishes are those recommended by the owner with a kind heart who is ready to present the best and the most varied sea food. I often travel on my own and eating could be a weird experience, but I would never... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 13, 2015
Sandra186273
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Brighton, United Kingdom
Good for:
  • Local cuisine
  • Families with children
  • Doing business
  • Entertaining clients
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188 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Brighton, United Kingdom
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15 reviews 15 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015

This restaurant serves original and very delicious food. There is a menu, but the best dishes are those recommended by the owner with a kind heart who is ready to present the best and the most varied sea food. I often travel on my own and eating could be a weird experience, but I would never hesitate to come back... More 

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walsall
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113 reviews 113 reviews
104 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015

Thursday in February, it's not going to be a riot. The amuse bouche and the complimentary Prosecco introduced us to the proprietor, that helped. We discussed the menu and requested to be directed by him. Our input was limited to the type of main course required and all worked out well. Cold fishy bits of salmon, bass, swordfish and octopus... More 

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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2014

This is a great small place, somewhat off the main streets in Frascati. Family run restaurant with super good seafood and fish. It´s so good that we have never went for anything else than seafood or fish, even though we´ve been back many times. Service is refreshingly personal and you get informed about what´s available for the day. Simply try... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014

Staff were friendly but took advantage of me as a solo guest with limited Italian. Food was OK and of medium quality. White wine was better than Frascati average but waiter brought me 750ml as a single guest.

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Richmond, United Kingdom
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15 reviews 15 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2014

We were in Frascati for a week and went here on the first evening, based on the reviews, and then returned twice. This really is a wonderful experience: very good food (emphasis on fish), good wine, friendly service. It helps to have menu Italian as the owner (who is charming) does not speak English. There is a superb starter with... More 

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Rome
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24 reviews 24 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

We decided to try this restaurant last night and we were not disappointed. Small complimentary canapes and quality Prosecco were brought immediately. We chose a starter of cold and warm fish/ seafood, which was superb, carbonara dish, grilled fish, meat in lemon sauce and mixed fried fish/seafood with roast potatoes and salad, followed by deserts of chocolate tarts filled with... More 

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Brisbane, Australia
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

We went as a family of 6 after reading reviews of Trip Advisor. We were brought complimentary canapés which is a delightful welcoming touch. Plus a pre dinner drink for the adults. The pastas were excellent. Especially the lemon pasta and the prawn pasta. The grilled fish was sweet and delightful. Coperto (price per head) is something I am unsure... More 

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Frensham, United Kingdom
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22 reviews 22 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2014

We stayed in Frascati for a week and ate out in different restaurants each day. This was the best one for both quality of food, service and value for money. The staff were very helpful and polite, the food was authentic Italian local cuisine. It is mainly a fish restaurant and has several dishes that you won't find in other... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2013 via mobile

It's a little place i didn't expect i like it like this i was with my girlfriend and we eat a fresh fish the cook have special plates wonderful. Then i take ice cream and she takes sweet a good we spend a good time, i advice everyone to try it and the price was medium. I can go another... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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33 reviews 33 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2013

My wife and I are at the half way point of a one month stay in Rome. We took a day trip to Frascati from our place in Rome today and I must say that our meal at Il Timone is the best dining experience of our visit so far. Massimo is rightfully proud of what he presents to his... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Via Gioberti, 34, 00044 Frascati, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Lazio  >  Province of Rome  >  Frascati
  • Phone Number: 069418994

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Italian, Chowder

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Local cuisine, Families with children, Doing business, Entertaining clients

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