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“Great Experience”
Review of Malio's

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Ranked #98 of 2,416 Restaurants in Tampa
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $31 - $50
Cuisines: Steakhouse
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Restaurant details
Good for: Bar scene
Dining options: Late Night, Reservations
Dining style: Fine Dining
Tampa, Florida
Level 3 Contributor
18 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
“Great Experience”
Reviewed October 24, 2013

After having a bad experience at another well-known steakhouse, my wife and I tried Malio's and we were not disappointed. We were very surprised by the food, the atmosphere and the price. It actually saved our anniversary. There was no waiting and we were immediately taken to a nice, cozy table. The design of the table was a bit awkward but it was perfect for what we wanted for our anniversary dinner. The steaks were amazing. The staff was very attentive.

  • Visited October 2013
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1 Thank MiltonCrystal
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Tampa, Florida, United States
Level 2 Contributor
8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Malio's-Still Excellent After All These Years”
Reviewed October 23, 2013

Malio's is my go to place when I want to impress. The service, steaks and ambience were all top notch.

Visited October 2013
1 Thank Brad H
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Brandon, Florida, USA
Level 5 Contributor
76 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
“Solid Food Experience”
Reviewed September 29, 2013

Recently visited Malio's for the first time. First, the negatives...(1) If you do not specifically know where this restaurant is located, it can be hard to find. It is located in a Downtown Tampa office building with minimal signage...(2) The dining room abuts a very active bar and can be quite loud. It is difficult to hear your dining partner because of the reverberation of noise from the bar and it is not a place to go for ambience...Now, the positives...(1) The food is excellent...Delicious garlic bread provided with your meal and the high quality meat choices you would expect from an upscale steakhouse...(2) It is surprisingly affordable...Compared to other upscale Tampa restaurants, the pricing is more than fair with side dishes included within your entree cost. In addition, there is a more than adequate wine list with pricing that is very competitive with other Tampa restaurants.....(3) The service is thoughtful, unpretentious and attentive.... All in all, go to Malio's for a solid meal experience at a great price.

  • Visited September 2013
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1 Thank chio5200
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Tampa, FL
Level 6 Contributor
96 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
“Excellent Food But Expensive”
Reviewed September 28, 2013

My wife and I had dinner at this restaurant after a day in Tampa. We both had the 8 oz. filet with a side of mixed vegetable. She had a Caesar Salad and I had French Onion soup as starters and for dessert we shared a Warm Ice Cream Sandwich. Food was excellent but expensive. Normally would not go to this expensive a restaurant but we had a Groupon coupon that made it more reasonable. Service was excellent.

  • Visited September 2013
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Thank John2830
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Level 6 Contributor
138 reviews
117 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
“Perfect birthday meal.”
Reviewed September 21, 2013

We went here for my birthday meal and I loved it.

It's in a slightly strange location, in what I think is the conference centre, however, the communal areas leading to it were nice and the restaurants interior its self is lovely. Warm yet contemporary.

We were promptly shown to our table by the maître d', who also told us how nice we were smelling, lol. We appreciated this.

We were seated in a very private booth, which was comfortable and gave us a VIP feel. We waited on by two waiters who were both very knowledgably and attentive.

As we were going drinking/clubbing after we didn't want to have too much so to start we chose the calamari to share. This was cooked to perfection and served with a marinara sauce which i'm not a fan of, and a citrus mayo which complimented it perfectly.

To follow we had the chateaubriand, which was delicious accompanied by potatoes, onion rings and a small blue cheese side salad. I enjoyed every bit! Exactly the kind of meal we love.

To finish we enjoyed the crème brulee. Perfect.

  • Visited May 2013
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Thank PeaPodAdventures
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