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710 S Goodwin Ave, Urbana, Champaign-Urbana, IL 61801-3742
+1 217-344-7619
11:00 - 02:30
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Bella Vista, Arkansas
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23 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 March 2017

This local favorite is located right in the heart of campus town. The food was wonderful. The service a bit inattentive don't know why unless we were not dressed up as much as we perhaps should have been though we did see people on the bar level in T-shirts. Perhaps our waiter just a bit harried. I had the shrimp... More 

Thank Susan L
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149 reviews
89 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 83 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 March 2017

This is definitely the best Italian place in town. Appetizers were excellent - eggplant with hummus (unusual for us and well done combination), smoked/grilled octopus, duck breast - maybe the best we had in years, somewhat unusual risotto with additional texture because of broccoli. Nothing too salty. What was surprising - they serve bread separately with an additional charge of... More 

Thank comfytravel
Beloit, Wisconsin
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8 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 December 2016

This is our favorite "fine" dining place when visiting the U of I. The food is always good and while the service is sometimes underwhelming, you have to remember this is a college town with transient staff. Also keep in mind this is Central Illinois fine dining not Chicago, so the fine dining designation is based on CU restaurant competition... More 

Thank Rachel082046
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 November 2016 via mobile

Very nice meal, friendly and cozy atmosphere, comprehensive explanations on the entrées and origin of the products.

Thank CGR31130
Mattoon, Illinois
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38 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 November 2016

We have enjoyed Timpones for decades. We just visited again for a birthday celebration. One daughter flew in for the celebration and left Timpones with several pizzas to take with her in her flight home. The staff is always helpful and the food excellent. Good wine list too. Highly recommended. Although I marked below that Timpones is not a pizza... More 

Thank Stephen C
Urbana, Illinois
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15 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 October 2016

Located at the site of the former Thunderbird restaurant, known for its Friday afternoon jazz, Timpone's has something for everyone. The menu is diverse but specializes in Italian food. The service is good, the wine list extensive, and the meals well prepared. The perfect place for a dinner before a concert at the Krannert Center.

Thank djoncich
Riverside, Illinois
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57 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 October 2016

not as expensive as expected and very convenient to East campus. Atmosphere is nicer than the food..

Thank f n
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10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 18 October 2016

They are not the fastest, but if you have a lot of time for lunch, it is a great place. Very good food.

Thank Nat S
Decatur, Illinois
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29 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 October 2016

I went to Timpone's for the first time a few nights ago, after learning that Escobar's had been closed. I had never heard of this place, but it was right near the Kennart Center so I went there since I was attending a show later that evening. All I can say is Wow! The service was absolutely top-notch, and the... More 

Thank Jeremy M
1 review
Reviewed 10 September 2016

Three generations of my family have been eating their incredible pizza. As a member of the military, I have eaten pizza all over the world and their pizza is the best. Crunchy, cracker thin crust with tomato sauce that is not cloying and cheese and sausage with fennel. They are a little pricier than their former sister restaurant, the Jolly... More 

Thank Christopher w

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout
Good for
Romantic, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings
Open Hours
11:00 - 02:30
11:00 - 02:30
11:00 - 02:30
11:00 - 02:30
11:00 - 02:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 710 S Goodwin Ave, Urbana, Champaign-Urbana, IL 61801-3742
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Champaign-Urbana  >  Urbana
  • Phone Number: +1 217-344-7619

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