Malio's Prime
Malio's Prime

Malio's Prime

  • Dining Style: Fine Dining
  • Website: http://www.maliosprime.com/
  • Phone: 8132237746
  • Hours of Operation:
    Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:30am - 3:00pm; Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 3:00pm - 10:00pm, Friday : 3:00pm - 10:30pm, Saturday : 5:00pm - 10:30pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Carte Blanche,Diners Club,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Seafood, Italian, Steakhouse
  • Dress Code: Business Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cigar Room, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Smoking Area, Smoking Area (patio only), Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Entertainment: Featured various weekends....check with hostess or on website for special events.

Getting there

  • Parking: Valet
  • Parking Details: Free Validated parking garage or street parking available. Valet available for a fee of $4.00
A word from Malio's Prime
Malio's Prime Steak House was opened in 1969 by none other than Malio himself providing only the finest hand cut steaks, fresh caught seafood, premium wine and spirits and great service. Today, every individual who walks through the door will still receive the same high level of service, the finest foods and premium wine and spirits at Tampa's newest old premier family owned restaurant.
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Malio's Prime reviews from OpenTable diners
111 reviews since June 3, 2014
Overall Rating4.1
  • Food4.2
    Service4.3
  • Ambiance4
    Noise LevelModerate
87% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
special occasion (61)romantic (57)notable wine list (28)scenic view (25)great for lunch (22)good for groups (21)vibrant bar scene (21)fit for foodies (18)hot spot (12)late-night find (10)neighborhood gem (9)kid-friendly (2)great for outdoor dining (1)great for brunch (1)Show More
  • Absolutely love this Gem
    Love2dine
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    Malios is an amazing establishment. Food is phenomenal, service is top-notch, and the views are to die for! I really love having lunch here, so I can gaze out towards the University and river. Valet goes above and beyond as well! They made sure to pull my car under the awning so we didn't get wet during a storm.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Steak
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 9/26/2014
    I had my first steak over cooked. I asked for medium rare and it came back high medium. Flavor was missing some salt and pepper.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Greg
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    The bar scene was very romantic. A great place to take your significant other on date night. The service was impeccable.
    Special Features:
    romantic, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • prepared to dislike
    italianexpert
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    I was prepared to dislike malios having been to to old malios several times, however if you get the old one out of your head and don't compare it is a very nice special occasion type of place to eat. The one complaint I would say is that some items on the menu were way overpriced, but on average was a typical steak house in terms of pricing. I would return.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, hot spot, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Special Occasion
    LMNYCTPAVIP
    Dined on 9/11/2014
    Made a reservation for a surprise lunch for a friends milestone birthday - staff was so helpful assisting with special items for the celebration and was very attentive to our limited time for the guest of honor. The food was very good as well.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • service
    mark
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    great service, nice people, great ambience. place was easy to find and the employees there were very inviting and welcoming.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Perfect for business dinner
    MommaC
    Dined on 8/26/2014
    I selected this restaurant based on a recommendation from a colleague in the food industry. I took restaurant industry people there as my guests and they were all impressed too. The decor and ambiance were perfect for entertaining. The service was great and everyone seemed to enjoy their food very much. I had the Sea Bass special of the night and it was perfectly prepared. Our server was attentive and very professional. We had an Old Vine Zin- Brazen with dinner that was fantastic. We were at the Marriott Waterside and it was a quick cab ride away in downtown Tampa.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • so so
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005VIP
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    As I was walking in, I saw a certain type of bug which ruined it for me. I should have left at that point, but was with a date and did not want to spoil the experience for them as well. The side portions are somewhat small and our food was a bit lukewarm. There are much better steakhouses in the area for the money.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Not what was expected
    STampaDiner
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    One of our entrees was substituted without confirming with us, my meat was overdone, our dessert had apparently just come out of the freezer and was mircowaved to thaw as parts were quite warm and other parts were icy. The server made two errors on our bill. We usually choose Capital Grille for our beef splurges and have never faced any of these missteps there. Wanted to try a local spot, but not again.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Too loud
    Noisesensitive
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    The food was very good & would have been rated higher if I could have had a conversation during dinner, however the noise level was very alarming LOUD.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Always crowded
    SteveVIP
    Dined on 8/14/2014
    Malio's is an exceptional Italian "steak house" in downtown Tampa, that is always very busy every time we go because of the superior service and excellent cuisine. The menu is simple, nothing fancy or overdone, with a few choices for each: fish, pasta and of course signature beef. This night we enjoyed a soup special of chicken, leek and mushroom that was very savory. I opted for the baked ziti which was toothsome and gratifying. My girlfriend needed to send her filet back to the kitchen, as it was a skosh undercooked for her taste, but after it returned she enjoyed it, and ate the entire steak which was a rarity for her. The "warm ice cream sandwich" should be your choice for dessert. Beware: it's big enough for four.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Awesome evening
    ProfessionalResortist
    Dined on 8/14/2014
    Great steak, tuna tartare app and martinis. The service was was a bit slow due to the happy hour crowd and alot of people dining early, but the food is always amazing!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Overpriced for the quality
    Lucy
    Dined on 8/14/2014
    Place was very noisy which came from the bar, very hard to have a conversation during dinner. Restrooms were out of order and the view, what view?! Not going back. Our waitress was sweet.
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • bad restuarant
    horrible
    Dined on 8/13/2014
    probably a good bar scene and they should concentrate on that. a weird layout too noisy and really bad AC. Who wants to sweat through dinner. Soo loud the server had to shout to be heard when explaining the features of the night!!!! No bathrooms on the first floor-Had to ride elevator to fourth floor and hunt for bathroom. A horrible experience - never go there again. Lots of hype but as they say in Texas, all hat, no cattle.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Sweet Times
    Back2U
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    Me and my Wife enjoyed our dinning experience at your restaurant. This was our first time and I travel allot so I would rate this as a very good evening and highly recommended for dinner or special events.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    Was just OK. Have been to nicer places for the price.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Not good enough to return
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007VIP
    Dined on 8/7/2014
    The food did not make up for the slow service, or I'd give Malio's another shot. Four of us went for dinner, and we didn't all order appetizers and salads, yet each course was dramatically slow between each course (so those who only got an entree had to wait through 2 long course pauses for food). The food wasn't terrible, but nothing special or great either. More like something I could make at home for 1/10th of the price. I wouldn't go back.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Pleased
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/5/2014
    Overall the experience was great and the price is very reasonable for the quality of dining.
    Special Features:
    romantic
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Overpriced
    Jonboi34
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    Nice resturaunt over all, but you get basic food for a way higher price, I ordered chicken fettucini, I had better at applesbees nothing special about it, wife had boneless chicken breast but it was loaded with melted cheese, looked like a plate you'll get from chills, I recommend ordering a couple of appetizers and have some wine or a bottle of wine.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Very Disappointed
    TopDog
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    Our expectations for this restaurant were very high.We were very disappointed.This was our third visit to this location and we will think twice before making reservations here again.We ordered chateaubriand for 2.After the food arrived we unhappily discovered it was at about room temperature.Nothing was hot or even warm.We notified our waitress who apologized and said she would get new veggies. We asked to see the manager and she brought over the warmer food personally.By this time the meat was cold.It's really too bad as everything had a wonderful flavor and the service was quite good.We blame the kitchen for this lack of attention to the food.We don't hesitate to pay higher prices for great food.In this case, the cost was not justified.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great Experience!
    bdigita1
    Dined on 7/28/2014
    Phenomenal food, and great service! We went there for our anniversary and it was romantic and very relaxing. When the waitress found out it was our anniversary, she brought out a plate with chocolate strawberries to celebrate.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • gail
    Dined on 7/28/2014
    I was there for the first time in the downtown location with two friends. The service was attentive and all-around excellent, the food was exceptional, and we all enjoyed the opportunity for quiet conversation.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Expensive and Boring
    SweetCandiceK
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    For the high price point, the seating awkward, the view terrible, and service was just ok. The food itself was on par with everything else, just ok. Nothing was bad, but nothing was particularly yummy. It was all under seasoned and I could've made it at home for half the price. :(
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Reasonably good
    INRdoc
    Dined on 7/24/2014
    At my hotel they indicated I may not be allowed in in my(designer) jeans and short sleeves, but greeting was very friendly. I found service fine but all I want is food so if that is delivered I am fine despite rather spotty service, 3 different people delivering my food. Salad fresh but the usual creamy southern dressing, I should have specified a balsamic vinegrette. Waitress Max delightful. Nothing great but it perfectly satisfied my need as a single business diner at 9:pm. Crab cakes good but puréed rather than chunks. An excellent New Zealand white wine
    Special Features:
    romantic, late-night find, hot spot
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 7/24/2014
    food was very good -- enjoyed our dinner! Everything was cooked just as expected and very much enjoyed!
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Been going for 15 yr regularly
    Barnal1
    Dined on 7/24/2014
    Always a great time! With at least 200 visits, never a bad meal! Great place for lunch and happy hour.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Not as special as I had hoped
    Sandy
    Dined on 7/23/2014
    I took a friend to dinner at Malio's to celebrate her birthday. We were seated over the bar which was still in full happy hour mode. It was hard to talk and hear due to all of the noise from below. If there is a next time I will ask for a window seat away from the bar. The French onion soup was cold, the chateaubriand was quite good as were the onion rings, squash and potatoes. The cocktails were also good. Service was slow---server was waiting on many tables and often not present. Although the food was good, it was not as wonderful a birthday celebration as I had hoped.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, scenic view, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Very enjoyable
    RyanVIP
    Dined on 7/23/2014
    I was a little nervous going here because the reviews were split good and bad. We were very happy with the food, drinks and the service. I also think that the price is in line if not a value to other steak places. We all ordered steaks that were cooked perfect. They came with vegetables and a small portion of potatos which was a good amount of food and I wasn't so full that I felt bad for eating a desert which was also very good. We enjoyed everything and will go again.
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Service
    Batty
    Dined on 7/19/2014
    Well this time you guys where not up to par. The service was not as good as it has been. The food is still great if a little high on the price side. Will we back? Yes! But please bring the service back to where it was.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OK
    Gruddy
    Dined on 7/19/2014
    The food was very good, atmosphere was great and the bar staff was on their game. Table service was slow and frsutrating.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Service
    dinnerfortwo
    Dined on 7/19/2014
    The food and wine was amazing. However, our waitress was extremely rude. I think she spoke 10 words to us the entire dinner (1.5 hours). This made it extremely uncomfortable! We were afraid to ask questions about the menu! I noticed she did the same to the other tables she was waiting on around us. Not sure if it was a bad day or what but it definitely made us uncomfortable. When she would bring us our food, wine, etc. she just dropped it at the table and walked away. We also sat with our empty plates and empty wine glasses for about 15 minutes (even though she kept walking by and we tried to get her attention repeatedly). Great food and horrible service. The girls who worked upfront at the reservation desk were all quite nice and helpful.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, scenic view, notable wine list
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Hot Spot?
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 7/19/2014
    Had dinner at Malio's Saturday night taking advantage of a Living Social deal. Judging by the restaurant's fine dining reputation I was looking forward to a wonderful meal. Our service was good ~ the waiter was attentive but didn't hover. Food arrived at the table hot and well timed to after the salad course. As for the food...I've prepared better filet at home. Presentation was lacking. Steak on a white plate with a single sad looking bit of parsley. Fine dining indeed! The stuffed baked potato was good & my husband enjoyed his pasta dish. Will we go back? No. Will we recommend Malio's to others? No.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • 2exmem
    Dined on 7/18/2014
    Server John L was fabulous and Michael Knight from the kitchen came out to talk aex nd was wonderful.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Magnificent!
    Steele
    Dined on 7/15/2014
    This is my first visit to Malio's since they moved. The house merlot is like silk, the bread is light and crisp, the caesar salad is outstanding and the prime rib is sheer perfection! I left the restaurant wondering how soon I could return, absolutely amazing. I love the way the restaurant curves so you only see the tables right across from you, not a whole restaurant, very intimate. We had a view of University of Tampa which is always lovely to look at. Rated 20 on a scale of 1-10!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Long Time Tampa Residents
    Alberto
    Dined on 7/12/2014
    We were told that it would be a memorable dining experience. No so. The service was middle-of-the-road, the food was not what we were told to expect, although the Prime Rib was very good, the salad was not fresh and the Calamari fought back. I expected much more from such a highly touted eatery. The scenic view was no where to be found but our waiters heavy accent added an international flare which we found very charming. As he explained how we could best use our coupon, I began to think we were in a Saturday night live skit. The wine, mine was a thimble full, was excellent but a bit pricey. To all who go for the first time, good luck. It's like the lottery, you could win big, but then again..... Bon Appetite!
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Birthday Dinner at Malios
    Preston
    Dined on 7/10/2014
    First time at Malios but it won't be the last. Our server Daniel was fantastic and the entire dining experience was one of the best I have had in Tampa. Great food, great service and they provided a birthday dessert on the house.
    Special Features:
    romantic, scenic view, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Rip off
    BornInCubaVIP
    Dined on 7/7/2014
    Pretty upset that we could spend $60 per person, with only three glasses of wine, for what everyone agreed was a so-so meal. The killer came when I got home and only then found out that the waiter had already tagged a 20% gratuity onto our bill without telling us.
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  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 7/7/2014
    Food, service and the whole eating experience is really good.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Malios was great
    VV4161
    Dined on 6/28/2014
    First place in a longtime that actually made me delighted with the salmon. Perfectly MR and my husbands veal chop Milanese was outstanding!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • The food was most sublime!!
    ShawnJenk
    Dined on 6/25/2014
    Malio's is atop the food chain in regards to dining in Tampa Bay! I would give the service six stars if I could!!!
    Special Features:
    romantic, great for lunch, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.