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“Best restaurant in Champaign Urbana”
Review of Timpone's

Timpone's
Ranked #6 of 98 Restaurants in Urbana
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: American, Italian
Dining options: Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: Reservations
Reviewed December 23, 2012

As a CU resident, I have eaten at Timpones more than 50 times over 25 years, and it is consistently delicious, fresh, imaginative yet not fussy (no foams or fragrances), and stocked with a good wine list. The appetizers are tasty (try the fritto mist), their super-thin pizzas are authentic and delicious, their pastas are great (had super pumpkin raviolis on several occasions), and the meats and fish are top quality and fresh. The desserts can be truly spectacularly good (try the gelato!!!). I have had several meals over the years that have been life changing (first time I had truffles, for example), and only had one or two meals that were average. Others come and go, but Timpones is the long time leader for a reason. Go out of your way to come here, and if you are in town for a game or graduation, you must get here. Get reservations on busy days. If you want a date to end well, start here!

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2  Thank James M
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Reviewed November 17, 2012

Best restaurant in Champaign hands down. Our go-to place for years. Timpones is the measuring stick for great food wherever we travel.

Thank Lori6245
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Reviewed November 5, 2012

We have consistently had good dinners at Timpone's over several years. Last weekend, I had a terrific starter: Deviled Oysters on Spinach Salad, which included sauteed mushrooms. The fish entree was fresh and well prepared, and the bread pudding was scrumptious. Our server was a delightful young woman who helped us make good choices. All in all, a great evening. One can always look forward to several creative items on the menu beyond the more predictable Italian offerings of pasta and pizza. Parking can sometimes be challenging, but we were able to park in the Krannert Center garage nearby since there was no event that night.

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1  Thank CZephyr
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Reviewed September 28, 2012

excellent service, food and wine - no surprise faculty dine here with guests and visitors. was told that this used to be a student bar which has moved just next door for those who feel so inclined

Thank ChubbyHubby
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Reviewed July 29, 2012

A place that I forget about but should remember more in the campus area of the U of I. Very good Italian food. Very good menu from traditional pizza and pasta to other very well prepared dishes. The short ribs and gnocchi are excellent.

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Thank Ed M
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