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Il Timone

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Il Timone
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Via Gioberti, 34, 00044 Frascati, Italy
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Via Gioberti, 34, 00044 Frascati, Italy
069418994
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
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5 of 5 starsReviewed October 24, 2014
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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... read more

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
Visitor rating
  • 112
    Excellent
  • 39
    Very good
  • 8
    Average
  • 3
    Poor
  • 3
    Terrible
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Doing business
  • Local cuisine
  • Entertaining clients
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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165 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Senior Reviewer
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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12 reviews 12 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 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
15 helpful votes 15 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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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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
41 helpful votes 41 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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31 reviews 31 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2013 via mobile

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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Yarm uk
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35 reviews 35 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2012

My boyfriend and I came here one night, when visiting frascati and staying at the Villa Mecede Hotel. We sat down and the waiter (who also seemed to be the owner) didn't speak any English and we don't speak any Italian so out of hand gestures and allot of pointing and smiling we were able to communicate and ask him... More

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Additional Information about Il Timone

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

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