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Il Timone

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Via Gioberti 34, 00044 Frascati, Italy
+39 06 941 8994
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45 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016 via mobile

We went here based on trip advisor reviews, and weren't disappointed. A lovely local restaurant in frascati. We didn't speak Italian, and they didn't speak much English, so we went with the flow and let the food do the talking. I have to say that this was the best value meal we had on our 4 day trip. We shared... More 

Thank Herts_foodie2
Bedford, United Kingdom
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18 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 October 2016

We stumbled across this lovely restaurant which had a varied menu,including fresh seafood.We had a bottle of local Frascati wine.I finished with a lovely warm pistaccio souffle. price of the meal was affordable.The staff were friendly too.This was a day trip from Rome.Authentic cosy interior decor.

Thank Rebecca B
Ghent, Belgium
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16 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 February 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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12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 July 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 bubbles Reviewed 17 July 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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40 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 May 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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195 reviews
182 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 March 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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12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 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
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3 reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 October 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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22 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 October 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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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Italian, Seafood, Mediterranean
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Via Gioberti 34, 00044 Frascati, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Lazio  >  Province of Rome  >  Frascati
  • Phone Number: +39 06 941 8994

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