TAMPA —Timpano Hyde Park, a South Tampa restaurant that specializes in Italian cuisine, will reopen in late October with a new menu and renovated dining room and patio.
Located at the corner of Swann and South Dakota avenues in the heart of Hyde Park Village, Timpano — owned by Tavistock Restaurant Collection — has been in business for nearly 20 years and is led by Executive Chef Jason Saldutti and Tavistock Vice President of Food and Beverage Michael Ferraro.
According to a news release, the eatery’s “reimagined” menu focuses on fresh, seasonal ingredients and features rustic, authentic Italian dishes like house-made rigatoni with charred tomatoes and Calabrian chilies, as well as pappardelle with crispy king oysters and a white miso black truffle. Seafood and steak options will also be available.
“To return to my Italian roots to reimagine the Timpano menu with Chef Saldutti was a rewarding experience,” Ferraro states in the release. “We wanted to recreate the dishes we love by using the most authentic and freshest ingredients, while adding a Timpano twist that we believe the Hyde Park community will love.”
Ferraro, the release states, has worked in top kitchens for nearly 20 years. He was an “Iron Chef America” contestant, a judge on Food Network’s “Beat Bobby Flay” and the culinary expert on Paramount Network’s “Bar Rescue.
"We are thrilled to welcome Timpano back,” Hyde Park Village General Manager Nicole Dee states in the release. “The much-loved restaurant is better than ever before with its new design and menu. We know our tight-knit community will be just as happy as we are to celebrate this re-opening.”