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Il Timone

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Via Gioberti, 34, 00044 Frascati, Italy
069418994
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Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
Good for:
Families with children
Doing business
Local cuisine
Entertaining clients

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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
A quiet night rescued.

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 4, 2015
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Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Doing business
  • Local cuisine
  • Entertaining clients
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walsall
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106 reviews 106 reviews
97 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 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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14 reviews 14 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
16 helpful votes 16 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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19 reviews 19 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
42 helpful votes 42 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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23 restaurant reviews
51 helpful votes 51 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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Rome, Italy
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16 reviews 16 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2013

My husband and I had dinner here last week. Very cute restaurant in Frascati. The owner very friendly, no English though, brought out 4 canapes and a glass of Perseco as soon as we were seated. Then he brought bread. We ordered a bottle of red wine and 2 primi (first) dishes, which were large portions and wonderful (I had... 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

Restaurant Characteristics

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

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