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Gio's Italian

#286 of 1,866 Restaurants in Tampa
Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
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3621 West Waters Avenue, Tampa, FL 33614
+1 813-932-1922
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
Closed now
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Mon - Thu 5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Mon - Fri 11:30 am - 2:00 pm
Fri - Sat 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
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Peabody, Massachusetts, United States
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41 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Four hungry golfers looking for a good Italian restaurant in Tampa somewhere convenient to our hotel. We looked on line and found Gios. It looked very interesting and told a nice story on the web site so we gave it a shot. WINNER ! We went at 8:15 on a Thursday night to an almost empty restaurant. It usually has... More 

Thank Bill Z
Tampa, Florida
Level Contributor
4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 30, 2016 via mobile

I was looking to eat somewhere I haven't been at before and found Gios Italian restaurant through my work website. Wasn't expecting much because it's located in a shopping mall. Well, to my surprise, it was very, very nice! The ambience made me feel like I was in a little Bistro in Europe. There was a piano player the entire... More 

Thank widelv375
Birmingham, Alabama
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87 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 15, 2016

On a recent business trip to Tampa my friends suggested we try Gio's. A small restaurant located in a strip mall about 20 to 25 minutes from the Tampa airport. The food was good the service was good and they had a very good wine list to choose from. Each of us tried a different entre and I had the... More 

Thank Lawrence B
Tampa, Florida, United States
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14 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 14, 2016

If you want a special dinner at a small restaurant, Gio's is a great choice. We've gone twice -- most recently for an anniversary celebration. If you go early for dinner (call to make a reservation), there won't be many people there yet. Service is great, and they'll customize the menu choices exactly for your taste. A piano player starts... More 

1 Thank Judi D
Tampa, Florida
Level Contributor
3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 3, 2016 via mobile

My wife and I found this hidden gem about two years ago and it is in our top 5 restaurant in Tampa, even after returning from our Italian honeymoon which prompted us to write this review as a comparison to authentic Italian food. The food is absolutely SPECTACULAR. My wife's personal favorites are penne alla vodka, linguine with clams with... More 

Thank FooDDguy
Tampa, Florida
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18 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 23, 2016

This is not an authentic Italian restaurant; it's a make-believe, Hispanic imitation.. The breaded veal was paper thin and very, very dry and overdone. I had difficulty swallowing it. The salad was disappointing and the pasta sauce was very plain and lifeless. Although the piano music is beautifully played by a very talented Italian, I much prefer a nice, quiet... More 

Thank Clarisa C
Tampa, Florida
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11 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 15, 2016

Unfortunately not a very good experience--no one in the restaurant at 6:30 PM and we needed to call out for assistance. The server was personable and accommodating but the food product was substandard for the pricing. Chicken ordered was well over cooked and inedible. Although the pasta was good. Management did not acknowledge the problem and we simply left disappointed--unfortunately... More 

Thank Chisler64
Tampa, Florida
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 7, 2016 via mobile

Been there five times in the past few months for both lunch and dinner. The food is always on point. Equally as good as the expensive place on Dale Mabry. Highly recommend!!

Thank DS68Camaro
Temple Terrace, Florida
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20 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 4, 2016

It's in a strip mall and has a storefront that's nothing extraordinary --but wait until you step inside! It reminded me of a little Italian place in NYC and my friend said it reminded her of restaurants she ate at in Italy. The service was absolutely the best! Joseph was our server. He was incredibly knowledgeable about everything on the... More 

Thank Frances N
Tampa, Florida
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22 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 14, 2016 via mobile

Wonderful food. Excellent service. Nice place to have dinner and talk. Very pleasant and relaxed atmosphere. Menu is extensive and diverse, from classic Italian to contemporary cuisine. Two of our group had the sea bass. It was superb with an Italian flair. Price is reasonable. Three is us had dinner, nice bottle of wine, dessert, and Cappuccinos. Total was $140.... More 

Thank William D

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Takeout
Good for
Romantic, Families with children
Open Hours
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3621 West Waters Avenue, Tampa, FL 33614
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Tampa
  • Phone Number: +1 813-932-1922

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?