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Gio's Italian

3621 West Waters Avenue, Tampa, FL 33614
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Ranked #327 of 1,963 restaurants in Tampa
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: Italian
Dining options: Reservations
Most recent review
- Jul 27, 2014
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Dining options: Reservations
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28 reviews from our community

81% Recommend
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English first
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

Went there last night. I was thoroughly disappointed in Gio's. I went there a few years ago and it was excellent. Last night it was terrible. Way overpriced. My wife and I spend $75 for chicken parmigiana and a salad. We had a $24 bottle of wine that was pretty good. Italian food shouldn't cost this much. And the sauce... More

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Atlanta, Georgia
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115 reviews 115 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

Walked in, was greeted immediately and walked to my table. Javier was my server, he took my beer order and came back quickly with it. He asked if I wanted some bread, took some time, but eventually I had my bread, I think that they might make it there, it was good. Ordered the Vitello Marsala with angel hair pasta.... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

I have to say I'm usually scared to use my restaurant.com coupons but this place is simply amazing. We had three completely different dishes and all three were simply amazing. I would highly recommended this restaurant and we will definately be coming back. Best Italian food that I have had in a very long time!

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Top Contributor
56 reviews 56 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2014

We went to Gio's the first time the other night now it was a monday so we were basically alone as we came in late. one of the owners Javier was our server and he was great. We brought a bottle corkage was $15 and he brought out a couple of glasses of a good italian he wanted us to... More

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Tampa, Florida
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
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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Weston super Mare, United Kingdom
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116 reviews 116 reviews
79 restaurant reviews
59 helpful votes 59 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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13 reviews 13 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 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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40 reviews 40 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 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
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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