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Gio's Italian

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3621 West Waters Avenue, Tampa, FL 33614
813-932-1922
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5:30 pm - 10:30 pm
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Hours:
Mon - Tue 11:30 am - 9:30 pm
Wed - Thu 11:30 am - 9:30 am
Fri 11:30 am - 10:30 pm
Sat 5:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Reservations

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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Intimate Italian with tasty results

Late night at work and my wife insisted we try this place for my late birthday. Waiter extraordinaire Joseph welcomed us at the door with a smile and sat us in a corner table. Small dining room makes it nice and quiet. Five separate couples on a Tuesday night. the Carpaccio was cut fresh for us... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 13, 2015
Tampafooddude
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35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015 via mobile

Late night at work and my wife insisted we try this place for my late birthday. Waiter extraordinaire Joseph welcomed us at the door with a smile and sat us in a corner table. Small dining room makes it nice and quiet. Five separate couples on a Tuesday night. the Carpaccio was cut fresh for us with shaved Parmesan and... More 

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Tampa, Fl
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57 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015

I have dined at Gio's multiple times before. It is a small Italian restaurant in the hidden in the middle of a strip mall close to Carrollwood. they have good, not great, but above-average food in a small, charming place. I used to enjoy it...until last night, when I had the unfortunate experience of meeting the rudest waiter I have... More 

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Tampa, Florida
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26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015

You know you are not in a chain here. Very traditional Italian menu with a piano player in the corner. The service is good and the sauces where perfect.

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Tampa, Fl
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015

This was a great date night restaurant... Wonderful meal, lovely atmosphere, nice wine selection. Ordered two of the specials, red snapper and a 12 oz. sirloin and both dishes were fantastic. Vegetables were cooked perfectly and the pasta that accompanied the steak was very tasty. Will definitively be returning...

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Tampa, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

I went to the Gio's on my birthday. The wine selection is fantastic & the food is amazing. We had the calamari, which was delicious. There is nothing like fresh food. The lobster ravioli was freshly made to order and absolutely divine! My husband had the special of the day which was a red snapper. He loved it. There was... More 

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Valdosta, Georgia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015

White tablecloth restaurant with minimum décor. Staff was excellent with great attention to the children's wants. My grandson wanted spaghetti with butter and garlic (not on any menu) and that is what they prepared. On the pricey side, except for the children; about $40.00 a head with wine but not appetizers. There was plenty of food to take home for... More 

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Hammonton, New Jersey
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

We were traveling through and stopped because it came up with a nice review on an app I was using. The food was very good, it was not the cheapest in town but the chef knows how to cook Italian. His red sauce was excellent. The only downside to either of our meals (I had a seafood pescatore and my... More 

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Tampa, Florida
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4 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015

My husband and I have been dining at Gio's Italian for several years now and have always had a wonderful dining experience at this intimate restaurant where you can actually hear a conversation! Their seafood pasta dishes are outstanding, their tomato sauce tastes like my father's home made sauce--delicious! If there is something you want that is not on the... More 

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Valrico, Florida
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17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

One of the worst places that I've been to in the Tampa area. At first glance, it looks like a nice place both inside and out, however, the service is what ruined the whole experience. We arrived when the restaurant was not busy at all. There were 4 in my party and only 2 other couples in the restaurant on... More 

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Jacksonville, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

The atmosphere was very romantic!! There guy playing the piano and it was very relaxing. The food was well plated and very tasty!!!

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 3621 West Waters Avenue, Tampa, FL 33614
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Tampa
  • Phone Number: 813-932-1922

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Italian
Open Hours
Monday
11:30 am - 9:30 pm
Tuesday
11:30 am - 9:30 pm
Wednesday
11:30 am - 9:30 am
Thursday
11:30 am - 9:30 am
Friday
11:30 am - 10:30 pm
Saturday
5:30 pm - 10:30 pm

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