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Il Timone

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Via Gioberti, 34, 00044 Frascati, Italy
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Ghent, Belgium
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2016

Il Timone has been the highlight of our trip to Rome and we kept on going back there. We tried three types of fish, shrimps.....The food is supremely good. Its clear that its made in a slow and dedicated fashion. The place is owned by the waiter who is also the cook. He showers you with home made amarattas, local... More 

Thank Vjosa M
Harrogate, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015

This restaurant loves its seafood and it shows. Excellently prepared - lots of stuff off-menu if you ask and inventive recipes that concentrate on the fish rather than any fancy sauces. Two of shared a Turbot that had been caught that morning - heaven. A little difficult to find and quite small but it is well worth the effort. You... More 

Thank Ian M
Adelaide, Australia
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

Il Timone is a true treasure. Massimo makes you feel welcome and offers high quality fresh seafood at a very affordable price. My wife our two sons and I weren't sure what to order for our meals, Massimo suggested we sample his creations which were varied and delicious.The simple but tasty delights were accompanied by a superior white wine of... More 

Thank Springer96
Brighton, United Kingdom
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36 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 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 

Thank Sandra186273
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174 reviews
163 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 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 

Thank TheBillWalsall
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11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 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 

Thank Stocc
2 reviews
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.

Thank John B
Richmond, United Kingdom
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18 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 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 

Thank SLS953
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25 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 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 

Thank BritexpatRome
Brisbane, Australia
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9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 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 

Thank Kathy D

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Italian, Seafood, Mediterranean
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Local cuisine, Families with children, Business meetings, Special occasions
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Via Gioberti, 34, 00044 Frascati, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Lazio  >  Province of Rome  >  Frascati
  • Phone Number: 069418994

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?