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Gio's Italian

#295 of 1,830 Restaurants in Tampa
Certificate of Excellence
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3621 W Waters Ave, 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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Tampa, Florida
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15 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

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
Level Contributor
5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 of 5 stars 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 stars 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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18 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars 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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21 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars 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
Clinton, Iowa
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92 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2016

Found this little restaurant near our condo in Bradenton, FL.. Wonderful pizza and pasta. Service was good even though it was a Friday night and pretty crowded.

Thank Marsha S
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11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2016 via mobile

I love this place! Tucked away in a strip mall off Dale Mabry and Waters is the best Italian restaurant in Tampa. Our waiter, Joe was awesome. The food was spectacular and the service was exceptional. A true "find" in Tampa. Love this place!!

1 Thank romhell
Tampa, Florida
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2016

My wife and I enjoy going on weekends when there is a piano player which makes for a wonderful romantic atmosphere. The food is great and the specials are always interesting.

Thank Richard M
Brooksville, Florida
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2016

My husband took me there for my birthday. The décor was traditional Italian and very cozy. The service was very good. The fried calamari appetizer was excellent. Our entrees were veal marsala and sea bass. The veal marsala, one of my favorite entrees, was very sweet. It tasted like someone put too much sugar in it. my husband said the... More 

Thank Marcie C
Dallas, Texas
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7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2016 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 :).

Thank Tony D

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
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 W Waters Ave, 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?