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Gio's Italian

3621 West Waters Avenue, Tampa, FL 33614
813-932-1922
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Ranked #241 of 1,944 restaurants in Tampa
Cuisines: Italian
Dining options: Reservations
Most recent review
- Mar 9, 2014
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Dining options: Reservations
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English first
Tampa, Florida
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12 reviews 12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2014

We have lived in Tampa for almost 12 years and hadn't ever heard of Gio's Italian, what a shame! We met another couple there for dinner and every table was full within 45 minutes. You could tell from how the staff greeted many that they were loyal customers. They had live piano music in one corner. I got the red... More

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Tampa, Florida
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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2014

Gio's Italian Restaurant is absolutely the very worst restaurant in all of Tampa for Customer Service!! Terrible Customer Service, No respect towards Customers, Not Enough Staff, No courtesy, Unhappy Employees, no Apologies for Customers waiting 1 hour for any service!! Customers can wait 50-60 minutes to get any service! They treat Customers very disrespectfully!! The Original Owners were great. Once... More

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Somerton, United Kingdom
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100 reviews 100 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2014

Went for lunch after reading good reviews, expecting a great meal. We found poor decor, slow service, very average menu with high prices, especially for what was served to us. The bottle of wine we chose was not available so they substituted a higher priced one. Shared an ok fried calamari dish served with marinara sauce, as it seemed most... More

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california
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12 reviews 12 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2014

We picked this restaurant because it was close to our hotel and had a nice menu. It was tucked away in a quiet location, and we went on a slow night, early in the evening. At first, we were the only diners, but the service and attention was awesome the whole evening by Fernando and Fernando. All items are reasonably... More

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Bradenton Beach, FL
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34 reviews 34 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2014

We were in Tampa for 1 night before flying to WI for the holidays. I looked for a restaurant close to our hotel (Country Inn Suites) and found Gio's. It was a little hard to find, since its place in a small mall made it not visible from the road. But we were happy we found it! It was not... More

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Tampa, Florida, United States
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2013

While we have lived just miles from the restaurant we had no idea it was even here but we are so pleased to have found it. The food and service were wonderful and the whole atmosphere was so relaxing. The menu had a nice assortment of items all reasonably priced. The desserts were just amazing and a perfect ending to... More

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Hilton Head Island
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14 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2013

We found this restaurant by accident, we had a cab driver that recommended it to us. We were pleasantly surprised. The service was excellent and the food was even better. However, it is in a shopping mall that isn't easy to find. When I called the cab service to pick us up, even they couldn't find the place on a... More

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Tampa, Florida
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53 reviews 53 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
255 helpful votes 255 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2013

this is our second visit there. Not having been for a long time, we thought there might have been some improvements. But we are sorry to say, it hasn't changed. We arrived on the dot of 7 PM, for when we had booked our table. A waiter showed us to the table immediately, and we were seated by the wall,... More

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Odessa, Florida, United States
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2013 via mobile

The food is amazing from the appetizers to the soup to the entrees. Excellent veal and seafood. The ambiance is wonderful with the soft piano being played while you dine

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Tampa, Florida
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34 reviews 34 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2013 via mobile

My nephew chose this restaurant for his birthday dinner. This was a new place for us all. I was pleasantly surprised. It was pouring raining when we arrived and the waiter met us at the car with a golf umbrella. The food was delicious and very reasonably priced. I had chicken parmesan and loved it because it was not breaded.... More

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