Gio's Italian Restaurant

3621 W Waters Ave
Tampa, FL 33614
Phone: (813) 932-1922
Cuisine: Italian, Contemporary
Price: $$$$

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  • Hours
    Monday: 5:00 PM - 9:30 PM
    Tuesday: 5:00 PM - 9:30 PM
    Wednesday: 5:00 PM - 9:30 PM
    Thursday: 5:00 PM - 9:30 PM
    Friday: 5:00 PM - 10:30 PM
    Saturday: 5:00 PM - 10:30 PM
    Sunday: Closed
  • Meal Times Served Dinner
  • Bar Beer, Wines
  • Payment Methods Amex Discover Mastercard Visa


Welcome to Gio's. We hope to serve you soon. Please mention your gift certificate to our wait staff when you arrive. Bistro's personal and creatives sides, about the restaurant 2001. There's a big city feel to a little Italian restaurant tucked away in a shopping center at N. Dale Mabry Highway and Waters avenue. We wanted to be different from other restaurants, said Maria Teresa Calderon. So it is. From the waiters and chefs, who have been with Gio's almost since it opened 10 years ago. For all that, we went to well hidden, nondescript but deserving little restaurant called Gio's in Tampa. It provided the right selections, delicious food and good services. Add some nice touches such as waiters in black and white uniforms, rows of wine bottles and photos of Sophia Loren on the walls and you have a well done standard. Named after the Calderons' younger son, Giovanni, Gio's has slowly built its clientele so that reservations are a good idea, especially on weekends. That's when Ugo DeAmbriogo plays piano and patrons sometimes spill out of the restaurant small vestibule and onto the sidewalk. I mention Gio's is easily missed Here's why It's tucked in an already well hidden shopping center at the corner of Waters Avenue and DaleMabry High way. You could drive past 100 times and not spot the place. But Gio's is worth finding.

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Rated 4.5 out of 5 by 53reviewers.
Rated 5 out of 5 by It was the best Italian food I've had since Italy. Very heavy but so good! The server was also incredibly friendly and took care of all of our needs before we even realized needed them. Feb 18, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by The food was amazing and the service was excellent...a great dining experience! Thank you!! Dec 7, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by Food was excellent. Service was ok at best. Dec 6, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Wonderful service, friendly staff, delicious food, always consistent. Dec 5, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Loved the food, service and ambiance! Nov 22, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Caesar salad and bolognese were excellent. Piano music created nice atmosphere and service was professional Nov 22, 2014
Rated 3 out of 5 by The service was good ,but the food was not good was not what expected Nov 22, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by great food great service we even took two meals back to the hotel so we didn't have to cook dinner when we got back home Nov 4, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by This is my favorite restaurant. Real Italian and the staff is fabulous. Sep 28, 2014
Rated 3 out of 5 by The staff was nice, but I was expecting a bit more I suppose. It seemed like they sat us in the wrong table at first and the server went to the back and yelled to the kitchen staff that we were only 4 people and not 5. Loud enough that we heard it. Then the food took a long time to come out, and then they charged the wrong amount. Just everything together made it that score. I suggest anyone who goes to make a reservation as it's a small place. Aug 24, 2014
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