My wife and I had visited Tampa many times over the years before moving there permanently from New Jersey, but we had never been to Malio's. So, we decided to celebrate our one-year anniversary of moving to Tampa by dining at Malio's. The food and the experience of the restaurant exceeded our rather high expectations. The food was great, and the service was even better. We would recommend Malio's to tourists and residents alike. Go! You won't be disappointed.
7/13/2013 12:00:00 AM
I really enjoyed the food
I really enjoyed the food and the personnel were very nice!
7/17/2013 12:00:00 AM
Steaks so tender they melt in your mouth! Attentive service! Beautiful view!
7/22/2013 12:00:00 AM
Made the anniversary.
My girlfriend and I have been to restaurants all over the Tampa bay area. We have been wanting to go to Malio's after we went to an event at the Photography Museum. When Our anniversary came up we decided this was a good time to go. We were not disappointed. As soon as I walked in I was greeted by the friendly staff and brought right to my table. When my girlfriend came in a waitress, who wasn't working my table, saw her waiting at the front desk and brought her to my table. Our waiter was very personable and attentive. The food was delicious. My steak was well seasoned. I ordered it medium well and it came out a little more well done than I would have liked. Other than that it was a wonderful evening and I will be back again.
7/26/2013 12:00:00 AM
my wife and I went to Malio's for our anniversary and we enjoyed everything about the evening! thank you
7/27/2013 12:00:00 AM
Dinner was great, the food was great, the wine was great (recommended by the waiter) & the ambiance was great! Highly recommend Malio's for a romantic dinner or a group dinner.
8/5/2013 12:00:00 AM
Super place for out of town visitors. Get the feel of downtown. Business can be done at the table and enjoy atmosphere same time. Great service. Host reception very nice. Management came to check on things. Go for the atmosphere of a NYC steakhouse with Tampa feel. Wish there was a dress code but who has one in Fla anyway? A must for dinner.
8/7/2013 12:00:00 AM
My husband went out for a date night and had a great time! I asked for a window seat with a great view and we go just that. We also asked to not be rushed with our time there and we definitely weren't. The food and atmosphere was very romantic resulting a great night out for us!
8/9/2013 12:00:00 AM
It was a very nice dining experience. Didn't feel rushed with a relaxing atmosphere. The tables were spaced so that it was quiet. My only minor complaint was not keeping the water glass full so I ended up drinking my husband's. We also requestedno garlic bread and there was a failure to follow up on that request. Otherwise, We have added it to our list of special dining out locations.
8/10/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great variety done well!
We had a large group which they accommodated very well, despite a change in the reservation number more than once.
Each meal was done to perfection whether it was seafood or steak. Their banana Foster was exceptional. If you are in downtown Tampa, it's a don't miss.
8/17/2013 12:00:00 AM
The food is very high quality
The food is very high quality as you would expect at these prices. Great wine.
8/22/2013 12:00:00 AM
This was the second time my wife and I dined at Malio's. Both times the steak and lobster were amazing! We both love this place and highly recommend it.
8/24/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great spot for a special meal
Pleasant experience from the welcome of the valet, to the graciousness of the hostess in accommodating our request for a view, then changing to a different room as the noise from the happy hour was quite loud. Our waiter was knowledgable and attentive. The food was delicious--sea bass piccata and the veal chop. We are looking forward to returning soon!
9/6/2013 12:00:00 AM
Almost a homerun
Our greeter (Mary Ann) was very welcoming and got the dinner off to a great start just by doing her job better than anyone could wish for or expect.
We only had to wait 10-15 minutes with an advance reservation combined with Saturday night at 8:30 which I would say is "prime time". Excellent!
Server was quick to welcome us, introduce himself, menu, wine list etc. He didn't rush us but we never felt like we were waiting on him for anything. Excellent!
The salads were below par and one of our filets were medium rare at best not medium as requested. I didn't complain as its not my style and besides the texture, meat quality, and
flavor were all EXCELLENT.
Overall the evening was a big hit!!
9/7/2013 12:00:00 AM
A Tampa tradition
When you want Italian food or just to be in a unique space and location, this is your place! The best red sauce in town!!
9/11/2013 12:00:00 AM
Everything was wonderful,
Everything was wonderful, both the service and our dinners, we totally enjoyed our evening, just one little thing maybe add some nice music and a place to dance after dinner.
9/21/2013 12:00:00 AM
Delectable dinning experience
The staff was fabulous. From the Hostess's greeting us and the bartenders excellent recommendations it started our evening off right. We felt like the staff went out of thier way to give personal attention. The food was delicious. Especially my favorite French onion! I have been telling my friends if you want a romantic evening out and to get away from the chain resturants try Malio's.
9/21/2013 12:00:00 AM
Nice romantic dinner
Wife and I were going to see a show at the Performing Arts Center and decided to have dinner here. We arrived for a 6pm meal. I was quite surprised on how empty the place was (it did get biusier after we arrived). We were sat a table by the window which is unusually odd shaped. It seemes there are way too many pliiars that you could not sit across from each other. I was ok with it since I coulr sit closer to the wife but it was just awkward. We did have a good view and the the food was great. Our server was very attentive to all of our needs. I would suggest the Prime rib with fried potatoes (french fries).
9/21/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great Food, Great Atmosphere
The surroundings were modern and very attractive. The food was excellent. The service was very professional and timely. The ambiance had nice energy, yet not too loud. I would recommend it to others traveling to downtown Tampa.
9/25/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great Food but Expensive
This is an upscale restaurant with great food at upscale prices. Great place for a fancy dinner but not quite up to Bern's.
9/27/2013 12:00:00 AM
We came to dinner here before attending the Great Gatsby Party at the Plant Museum. Dinner was perfect, a great experience
9/28/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great experience.... Make sure you try the RIBEYE with the grilled potatoes.
10/1/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great place before the theater
We wanted a nice place to dine before the theater and Malio's provided. Service was efficient. Food was delightful. Tables for two were quite cozy. Didn't know that they validated parking. Would definitely come again!
10/5/2013 12:00:00 AM
On my second visit here, we tried sitting in the bar area as it was a little more energetic with people enjoying an after work happy hour on a Friday. The service was a lot slower than on our previous visit, and the food not as good either. We made a note to go back to ordering steaks on our next visit.
The good - The happy hour specials are a great way to sample some of their appetizers. The bread was fresh and really good. Also, the friendliness and helpfulness of the servers.
The so-so - The entrees this time. The pork chops nice and thick, but a bit bland. The fish was seasoned well, but nothing special.
The bad - the wait for our appetizers. They were a bit busy and behind and it took almost thirty minutes to get them.
10/8/2013 12:00:00 AM
Service and food were great as usual. Wait staff should be sure to note the portion sizes on the alacarte items.
10/9/2013 12:00:00 AM
My girlfriend and I had a wonderful time at this upscale Italian steakhouse.
Her filet and my prime rib were both very flavorful, tender cuts of prime beef. The potatoes Malio were a delicious side and I found myself unable to cease eating them. The vegatable medley was also very good, but not quite warm enough.
Daniel was our server and provided us with impeccable service.
10/10/2013 5:00:00 PM
We had a great dinner...only
We had a great dinner...only complaint was our main course arrived the same time as our soup/salad did...minor issue as we had ordered a series of appetizers for our meal, but it would have been perfect if the sequencing was correct.
10/11/2013 12:00:00 AM
Had the chateaubriand for two, it was perfect with a tasty crust!!!
10/11/2013 12:00:00 AM
Exciting and Electric
Had the French onion soup, mashed potatoes and 8 oz filet was cooked perfect and potatoes were enough for 2. Wife started with the lobster bisque (fantastic) had the 12oz prime rib mashed potatoes again cooked perfect; we shared the button mushrooms which were a great side for our beef. Finished with the bananas foster this was great as well but enough for 3 people.
If there is anything negative to say which is not bad at all, the noise levels are very electric. We had a great window view of the river and U of Tampa.
Malio's is a great restaurant and we are looking forward to returning.
10/12/2013 12:00:00 AM
Overall a very good experience
Good food and atmosphere. Probably a bit overpriced for regular dining. Would probably only return for special occasion.
10/14/2013 12:00:00 AM
Out of town company; wanted Italian food. All enjoyed evening. Open table is the way to go.
10/19/2013 12:00:00 AM
The Malio's mashed are a real
The Malio's mashed are a real treat! Looking forwrd to trying some of their other unique selections...
10/28/2013 12:00:00 AM
My grandson and I had dinner here a few days ago. One of the reasons we picked it was its proximity to the TU campus. We expected to have a good dinner and we were not disappointed. Our server, Andrew, was more than attentive and very helpful explaining menu items and wine selections. We totally enjoyed our meals and look forward to another visit soon.
10/30/2013 12:00:00 AM
Tables for two were a little
Tables for two were a little awkward with one person sitting in the isle where all the servers were passing and the other looking at a colum although the view out the window was great you had to turn to see it.
11/1/2013 5:00:00 PM
The food was very good but
The food was very good but it was FREEZING in the dining room and when we mentioned it to the waitress she just laughed it off.
11/2/2013 12:00:00 AM
Happy Hour satisfaction!
What an enjoyable experience here. Your happy hour prices and service was wonderful - then we dined & enjoyed an amazing steak! Thank you for making a wonderful date experience for my guy & I. We will definately be back! :)
11/5/2013 4:00:00 PM
Our waiter was fantastic and made the dinner great.
11/7/2013 4:00:00 PM
Always good food at Malio's. Would love it if the noise level was not so high. Generally great steaks, seafood and pasta. Great place for special occasion, family and other events.
11/7/2013 4:00:00 PM
Outstanding with minor issues
Upon arrival we were seated promptly and was politely given a second choice as to our table. Even tho this is a steakhouse, we both ordered seafood, ahi tuna and sea bass. Both, EXCELLENT ! The wine list gives you a good selection and pricing for all. Finished our meal with coffee (kept it coming, to keep it hot) and luscious creme brulee. The bar was still hopping when we exited, but the noise level had mellowed.
11/7/2013 4:00:00 PM
I had the 8 oz filet, which was perfect and delicious. My husband had the crab pasta, which was OK, but not as good as he had hoped. The bread was very tasty. They lost our reservation, but were able to accomodate us because we were in early in the evening. I would go again.
11/8/2013 4:00:00 PM
Best steak I've had in Tampa
I wasn't aware Malio's existed until I came across an online deal for the restaurant. Glad I did - excellent food & service. We will definitely be going back!
11/8/2013 4:00:00 PM
The restaurant is really pretty, however it is quite noisy, so I wouldn't recommend for a quiet, romantic evening. Our waiter was great, making some suggestions for us. Although they were very busy as there was a convention in town, we didn't wait long to be seated ( we did have reservations). The filets we had were very good, and the dessert, Bananas Foster, was so delicious. The prices are on the higher side, but I felt they lived up to them.
Overall, a very pleasant experience and would probably come again when back in downtown Tampa.
11/12/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great place and neat atmosphere.
Great place and neat atmosphere. A little disappointed in the food this time. For the cost of dinner I would expect a little better. But it was ok. Atmosphere is pleasant although if you're seated in the bar area it is extremely loud
11/14/2013 4:00:00 PM
Excellent all around as usual!
I took my wife here for our 15th anniversary and as usual, Malio's delivered!
We had an awesome night--Thank you!
11/15/2013 4:00:00 PM
Everyone did a great job, I really appreciated the kind, attentive service.
11/17/2013 4:00:00 PM
Food was good--it is a steakhouse restaurant so everything is basically ala cart. Expensive--as usual for a steakhouse. The restaurant had a lot of noise, especially being full on a Tuesday night. Our waitperson (Jody) was wonderful. We were going to the Straz for Book of Mormon show and only had 1 hour for our meal. She was attentive without being pushy or rushed. Nice ambience, nice vibe and decor of the restaurant. Would definitely return for another meal.
11/18/2013 4:00:00 PM
Perfect Dining Spot
We decided to eat at Malio's Prime prior to watching a play at the Straz. The location was perfect--right in the middle of downtown--valet parking made it easy. The staff was friendly. The atmosphere was wonderful. Nice, quiet and private tables. Dinner was fabulous. We had the lobster bisque soup, caprese salad, the filet mignon (Oscar style). Everything was delicious. We will definitely be back. Malio's Prime has our highest recommendation!
11/18/2013 4:00:00 PM
I had a few clients to take to dinner so we walked over to Malio's Prime. It was an awesome place with the greatest service. They sat us in a private room which was great so everyone in my party could talk without disturbing others. All of the wait staff was excellent.I would recommend this place to anyone. It was worth every penny for the great food and overall experience. Thanks to our waiter Andrew T.
11/20/2013 4:00:00 PM
When in Tampa, Depend which night
The Host and especially the bar staff where outstanding. The problem arouse with our Table server. He was pretentious and condescending. He made it clear that it was beneath him and he was put out to have to repeat a menu item. Although I believe it was his fault he could not remember the specials of the night. To the point that our table of eight where ready to walk out. The food was fantastic once served.
12/1/2013 4:00:00 PM
Food was outstanding and so
Food was outstanding and so was service. Will definitely go back.
12/3/2013 4:00:00 PM