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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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11:30 am - 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: Lunch, Reservations, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff

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  • 29
    Excellent
  • 11
    Very good
  • 3
    Average
  • 1
    Poor
  • 4
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Best Italian family restaurant in Tampa!!

Every time I come here the food and atmosphere is always wonderful. There would be a pianist sometimes but in general a great warm environment. The food is consistently tasty and plentiful. There is never a rush and we always seems to get the same guy all the time. I think he's part of the... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
Tony D
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Dallas, Texas
via mobile
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Dallas, Texas
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7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Every time I come here the food and atmosphere is always wonderful. There would be a pianist sometimes but in general a great warm environment. The food is consistently tasty and plentiful. There is never a rush and we always seems to get the same guy all the time. I think he's part of the establishment :).

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Thank Tony D
Orlando, FL
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39 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This Italian restaurant is located in a local shopping center so get good directions or plug in your GPS. Once there, enjoy the background music (Frank, Dean, Louie, etc.). It's a small well appointed restaurant with artwork including a photo of Sophia Loren (who could be more Italian ??). Service excellent. Food great. They will make your dish with any... More 

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Thank Hy R
Palm Coast, Florida
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81 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2015

This little restaurant was hard to find, but we called them on the phone and Joseph, their host, actually came outside into the parking lot to guide us! The ambiance was great, the food delicious, and the waiter, John, was excellent. The chef and owner, Raphael, is fantastic. I can't say enough about these wonderfully congenial people. I highly recommend... More 

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Thank LPalmieri
Tampa, Florida
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2015 via mobile

Pleasant staff, comfortable, relaxed atmosphere. The food was outstanding. Every bite from start to finish was a delight. We will definitely return!

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Thank David H
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8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2015 via mobile

Came here last night for a date night before going to a movie. The service was great, quiet and romantic. Food took a while to come out but was well worth the wait. It was so great and even though expensive, I'll go back every chance I get. We had the bruschetta appetizer and my husband got the filet mignon... More 

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Thank Morgan T
Clarks Summit PA
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84 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2015

WE enjoyed this lovely little place in strip mall off Waters, & couldn't have been happier!! I am an Italian from NJ, & consider my Sicilian background being a foodie specialist! From the minute we walked in, staff welcomed us & explained all the specials for the night. The selection of wine is amazing, our waiter Joseph was the greatest,... More 

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2 Thank thebeachlover1
Tampa, Florida
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2015

We're so tired of going to restaurants where other diners are so loud we cannot even speak to the person across from us without yelling. We're also tired of paying good money for food that is mediocre. Well, Gio's Italian Restaurant is the answer for us when we want to have a wonderful evening out with the assurance the food... More 

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2 Thank Monica B
florida
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2015 via mobile

A hidden gem in Carrollwood. Not easy to find but worth the effort. Inside a strip mall is a small Italian restaurant that caters to the clientele. Friendly, knowledgeable waiters, a varied wine list and fresh ingredients await. Most nights feature a piano player. Feel free to bring friends and take over the place. Always a friendly vibe in Gio's.... More 

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2 Thank romhell
Palm Coast, Florida
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81 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2015

I have to say that this was one of the tastiest Italian meals I've ever had, and I'm Italian and don't usually like most Italian restaurants. The food was superb, thanks to Raphael, who is the owner/chef. It was amazing! Many thanks go out to Joseph, our host, for all the pleasantries, and John, our waiter, who took good care... More 

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2 Thank LPalmieri
Tampa, Florida
Level Contributor
71 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2015

Excellent, consistent and reasonable Italian dishes. We have been to this restaurant many times throughout the year. Never had a bad meal. Service is always excellent.

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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

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children
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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?