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Gio's Italian

#484 of 2,027 Restaurants in Tampa
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3621 West Waters Avenue, Tampa, FL 33614
813-932-1922
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11:30 am - 9:30 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: Reservations
Good for:
Reservations

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Visitor rating
  • 18
    Excellent
  • 6
    Very good
  • 3
    Average
  • 1
    Poor
  • 3
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Authentic Italian

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed January 25, 2015
BarbaraRon
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Tampa, Florida
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31 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Tampa, Florida
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
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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14 reviews 14 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 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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5 reviews 5 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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Tampa
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014

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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124 reviews 124 reviews
85 restaurant reviews
45 helpful votes 45 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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11 reviews 11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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
90 reviews 90 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
47 helpful votes 47 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
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13 reviews 13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 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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Clevedon, United Kingdom
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139 reviews 139 reviews
93 restaurant reviews
77 helpful votes 77 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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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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?