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Malio's Prime
Malio's Prime

Malio's Prime Details

  • Dining Style: Fine Dining
  • Website: http://www.maliosprime.com
  • Phone: (813) 223-7746
  • 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: Steakhouse, Seafood, Italian
  • 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.Continued
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Diner Reviews
  • "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."
    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."
    Dined on 7/28/2014
  • "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. :("
    Dined on 7/26/2014
  • "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"
    Dined on 7/24/2014
  • "food was very good -- enjoyed our dinner! Everything was cooked just as expected and very much enjoyed!"
    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."
    Dined on 7/24/2014
  • "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."
    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."
    Dined on 7/23/2014
  • "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."
    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."
    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."
    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."
    Dined on 7/19/2014
  • "Server John L was fabulous and Michael Knight from the kitchen came out to talk aex nd was wonderful."
    Dined on 7/18/2014
  • "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!"
    Dined on 7/15/2014
  • "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!"
    Dined on 7/12/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 7/10/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 7/7/2014
  • "Food, service and the whole eating experience is really good."
    Dined on 7/7/2014
  • "First place in a longtime that actually made me delighted with the salmon. Perfectly MR and my husbands veal chop Milanese was outstanding!"
    Dined on 6/28/2014
  • "Malio's is atop the food chain in regards to dining in Tampa Bay! I would give the service six stars if I could!!!"
    Dined on 6/25/2014
  • "We were staying at a local hotel for a few days. Being unfamiliar with the area, we wanted a nice place for an anniversary night out. This fit that bill, but the noise level was a little high, even though it was a Tuesday night. The sound system was set up and talking across the table was difficult. The food and service however was very good. We did find the timing of the courses to be a little off, as the main course came about 10 minutes after the other courses were removed from the table. The drinks however, were very strong. We prefer to have two to three drinks over the evening, but were hardly able to finish the one. A properly mixed drink is more enjoyable and more profitable in the long run."
    Dined on 6/24/2014
  • "Our family dined here for a special occasion and couldn't have asked for better food."
    Dined on 6/23/2014
  • "Great food, perfect atmosphere, Excellent Service! We cannot say enough things about this restaurant! What an overall wonderful experience for our 10 year Anniversary. Our Server, Jared was just awesome! He definitely made our night perfect along with everything else! Thank you!! We will be back!"
    Dined on 6/21/2014
  • "I took my mom here for lunch at Malio's (both of our first times, as we're new to the area)! The lunch menu was amazing and the prices were great. The staff was very friendly, and attentive. We will definitely be returning!!"
    Dined on 6/18/2014
  • "Nice dining experience... Professional staff and good food along with an upscale environment. What more could you ask!!!"
    Dined on 6/14/2014
  • "We had a perfect dinner experience. From the valet service, to the wait staff to the food and wine. We will be back!"
    Dined on 6/14/2014
  • "Had an excellent dinner celebrating a family 60th Anniversary. Food was excellent even had tuna steak done medium to order. Sorry to say Noise level is almost unbearable. No problem using an Amazon voucher."
    Dined on 6/11/2014
  • "The food and service was exquisite!! Malio's staff always makes our special mom and dad date night a rememberable one."
    Dined on 6/7/2014
  • "We had a wonderful experience and dinner. The food and wine were outstanding. We loved the steaks !"
    Dined on 6/7/2014
  • "Took my wife to Malio's for our 15th Anniversary. Service was excellent...staff knew of our anniversary and gave us congrats all night...very nice touch at end of meal they gave us a Creme Brulee with Happy Anniversary spelled out in chocolate. Prices on par with other top-named steak houses in Tampa, so although it was expensive (for my tastes), it would have cost us the same amount at these other restaurants. Only disappointment was that the outside patio was closed for a private event, so we could not enjoy pre-dinner drinks on the River...bummer for sure."
    Dined on 6/5/2014
  • "Took a client here for lunch and everyone loved their meals. Grouper was outstanding although a bit pricey. Love all the classics like Shrimp Teresa, pasta with princess sauce and their out of this world bread and butter... Our client could not stop eating it. We also had a terrific server. We sat outside and had a little bit of the water view but very nice overall."
    Dined on 6/2/2014
  • "Went to Malio's Prime with my wife for dinner, I had the Surf and Turf with the 8 oz. filet and it was the best steak I have had since I lived in Texas. Their midwest beef grower is a real gem."
    Dined on 5/31/2014
  • "Great service and great food. Easy location for a lunch meeting."
    Dined on 5/29/2014
  • "It was an average experience. First the valet set up was a disaster with rain storm, had pull up over the curb to be able to get out of the car and then step into 2-3 inches of water. The ambiance was flat at best, the service was not great. They brought us the wrong vegetable selections and took way to long to replace. We had high expectations because of the relationship to Ivarones but it fell short."
    Dined on 5/27/2014
  • "Typical restaurant along the lines of Capitol Grille or Flemings. Nothing bad but nothing great. Had a nice time and the food was all very good. Probably one of the nicer downtown options"
    Dined on 5/24/2014
  • "Highly Recommend and wonderful service ! The lobster bisque was fab! And the Chateaubriand was superb . We'll I guess we will be regulars lol ;)"
    Dined on 5/24/2014
  • "Service was good, Food was excellent highly recommend the prime rib it was fork tender and Not a fan of green beans but they were delicious. We went early before a show so it was not crowded and the food and the service were great. "
    Dined on 5/20/2014
  • "We had dinner prior to attending a show at the Straz, We let our server know and he made sure every course was timely so that we could leave in time for our show. The tuna tartar was excellent and the steaks were perfect. Thank you for another great evening at Malio's"
    Dined on 5/15/2014
  • "My son just graduated UT and we have been to a couple of "other" steak houses in the city - by far we had the best steak and dinner at Malio's!!!! Our son loves his steak and has been to "a lot" of New York Steak Houses and he was always disappointed with the "other" steak houses in Tampa - but he was very pleased the other night and yet disappointed we only got to Malio's the last week of his stay in Tampa!!!!! disappointed in a "good way""
    Dined on 5/10/2014
  • "They have made it seem that Malio's is such a high end restaurant. It was very loud, to the point that my wife and I couldn't hear each other talk. The appetizer was sub-par and the service wasn't that attentive. My main coarse was very good, but my wife's was just ok. We will not be returning to this restaurant."
    Dined on 5/10/2014