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710 S Goodwin Ave, Urbana, Champaign-Urbana, IL 61801-3742
+1 217-344-7619
Mon - Fri 11:00 - 02:30
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15 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

The very best pizza!! Only one size available,is the only negitive. If you want the best, this is it!! Note, the lemon tart for desert!!It is fabulous.

Thank Mothermo
1 review
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Excellent dinner with italian dishes, wonderful bread pudding and key lime pai, and very good service!

Thank Marit S
Knoxville, Tennessee
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25 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I asked several students where to eat and got numerous chain restaurant suggestions. We wanted something more and lucked into Timpone's. We had a wonderful meal in a great atmosphere. I started with grilled octopus on a stacking of Flatbread and hummus. My husband had a chicken liver spread. We moved on to a flat iron steak which was well... More 

Thank Paula P
Bella Vista, Arkansas
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29 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 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 

1 Thank Susan L
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154 reviews
93 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 84 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 29 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 15 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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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout
Good for
Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Romantic
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?