Malio's Prime

4.7
1792 Reviews
$31 to $50
Steakhouse
Malio's Prime Steakhouse 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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Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 1792 people are saying
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4.7based on recent ratings
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4.7
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4.6
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Noise · Moderate
94% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner
Miami
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server was new and she said two others would be assisting her. We never saw them but she was so attentive we never once had to look for her she was constantly checking on us. Provided excellent service. Malio’s for the win on that hire!
Food was outstanding never been disappointed here.

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vipFrank
Tampa
2 reviews
Dined on July 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great time as always!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Tampa
5 reviews
Dined on July 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was wonderful as always. The service and the ambiance was great. Will keep coming back.

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WendyT
Tampa
1 review
Dined on July 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The steak was the very best quality. Excellent cut! Everything was delicious! Waitstaff professional and courteous.

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OpenTable Diner
Berlin
1 review
Dined on July 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Good restaurant .

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GeorgeMackenzie
Tampa
2 reviews
Dined on July 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Daniel was our server, he was awesome. My girlfriend and I were just 2, and it appeared that Daniel also had 4-5 6 tops that he was serving as well. He was just as attentive to us as he was to them. Made great suggestions that we loved (wine and food). Would recommend Malio's to anyone looking to eat somewhere upscale in downtown Tampa. Will be returning soon

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Never been to this restaurant and wasn’t disappointed. Loved the food and the ambiance.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very nice! Thank you!

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vipCallieS
Cincinnati
9 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolute phenomenal experience at Malio's Prime. We ordered a ribeye, prime rib and a filet mignon and all were cooked perfectly. We also got salads, lobster mac and cheese, asparagus and crème brulee which again were all so flavorful. Our server (I believe was named Kevin) was the best part of the experience. He constantly tended to the table and made sure our drinks were filled and that we had everything we needed. This is a nice steakhouse, so the prices were what you would expect for this type of experience. Tables are a little close together in the space so the noise level is a little above average but we didn't mind that at all and felt it allowed us to talk to each other openly without having to feel 'hushed'. The fresh bread and wine list were also delicious! I would highly recommend this to anyone considering. Finding the way inside the building and to the restaurant can be a little tricky!

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Aaaa
Columbus
1 review
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The steak here is the best anywhere in Tampa! The service was amazing! It was a little loud but it’s a small restaurant.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was my wife’s birthday. The hostess and the waiter said Happy Birthday. Andrew was outstanding with his service and recommendations.

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OpenTable Diner
Tampa
2 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were there for a 45th birthday celebration

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OpenTable Diner
Tampa
4 reviews
Dined on July 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent dining experience. Wonderful service, delicious food and wine and we loved the atmosphere. 10/10 would highly recommend.

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BarbaraC
1 review
Dined on July 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Waiter was on point and missed nothing. Water always filled, table promptly and quietly cleared. Excellent service and food

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vipMattB
Las Vegas
8 reviews
Dined on July 13, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Great service and food

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JeffP
Cincinnati
2 reviews
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and the steaks prepared perfectly.

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anneb
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic meal, great waiter and atmosphere!

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FrankS
1 review
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent menu. Lots a unique dishes. Out steaks were perfect. Server was very attentive. I highly recommend Malio’s.

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vipJasonJ
Orlando
5 reviews
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was delicious, service was excellent. We plan on going back.

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AnthonyK
Tampa
1 review
Dined on July 9, 2021
Overall4food4service2ambience3

Got seated on time, honestly a few minutes early, but as soon as we got there. The service took forever though, from sitting to getting a drink was 20 minutes. The steak came out over an hour after we ordered, and it tasted good, but there was no update on why. It wasn’t a staggered meal thing.

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vipMalios1
Tampa
62 reviews
Dined on July 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Malio's was a great experience! Three of us had steaks and they were absolute perfection. The salads and appetizers were excellent as well. The atmosphere is intimate an service was impeccable. It was an all around wonderful night.

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TampaNative03
Tampa
1 review
Dined on July 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent experience. Our steaks were flavorful and delicious, and cooked just perfectly per our request. Their bread is my favorite in all of Tampa. Outstanding service with a quiet and inviting atmosphere. We plan to return next month.

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KurtH
Tampa
4 reviews
Dined on July 2, 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience4

The 22 oz Del Monico was outstanding and a good deal comparatively speaking. The cheese board was very good. The sides (sautéed spinach and jalapeño creamed corn) were good, but corn was not very creamy, not spicy and very salty. We sat near the kitchen and got numerous heavy whiffs of fish. Nice setting and service was good.

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OpenTable Diner
Tampa
3 reviews
Dined on July 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Best in Tampa

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vipJoannS
Orlando
44 reviews
Dined on July 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent as always! Steaks were magnificent! Service was spectacular!

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MarlonP
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on July 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and service was phenomenal. The quality of the meat and the portions of the sides made for a fulfilling dinner. The staff was attentive and the restaurant’s ambiance made for an enjoyable dinner date. If we are back in town, we would love to visit once more. Highly recommended.

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JasonT
1 review
Dined on June 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This has become our go to dining location for special occasions. We simply love the filet here and it’s the reason we want to keep coming back. Barely a spec left on our plates.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Tampa
49 reviews
Dined on June 25, 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience4

Service was very poor. I got the wrong drink. We requested that the escargot be served before the salad. The salad came out first and the escargot never arrived. Then he delivered someone else’s entrees to us. Lastly, the Sea Bass was not as good (appearance & taste) as the one I had there the week before, which is why we returned.

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OpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
3 reviews
Dined on June 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was delicious and our waitress was amazing! The only thing we didn’t care for was the loud bar area- but it was at the end of happy hour. So, next time we would book after happy hour is over to avoid the noise. We literally sat across from each other and had to almost scream lol! But, other than that it was delicious!! Service was top notch! Would definitely return!

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TomB
Tampa
1 review
Dined on June 23, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience5

2nd straight time their fryer has been down, so that was disappointing.

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JBee
Tampa
2 reviews
Dined on June 22, 2021
Overall2food1service1ambience2

Very disappointed.
Evening started great!
Restaurant location and setting was very nice. Service was slow and it took over an hour to get our food. Waiter said they had a large party they were taking care of. Once our food was brought to the table, our Steak was way over cooked. Portion sizes on the sides were very small. Considering what you get at similar types of restaurants in the Bay Area, the value was not good.

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vipTPAFoodE
Tampa
22 reviews
Dined on June 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Derek Lavarone and his staff are first class. Incredible meal and perfect service.

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RyanC
Jacksonville
1 review
Dined on June 18, 2021
Overall4food3service3ambience4

The food was good, but not exceptional, same as the ambiance and service. The service was notably awkward but not untimely. I would return if the prices reflected the food and service, not just the rent on the river.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Tampa
3 reviews
Dined on June 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was tremendous. Staff very accommodating to my families needs. Top Resturant in Tampa.

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Libn
Tampa
4 reviews
Dined on June 18, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Poor cocktails, scotch was served instead of a bourbon drink, cosmopolitan not made as requested, no grenadine available at this bar for a nonalcoholic “mock tail”. A $75 steak ordered medium rare arrived well done, flavor of filets was nonexistent. Overall service was SLOW although the wine guy was personable when decanting the special magnum of wine that we brought in.

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vippablol
Chicago
21 reviews
Dined on June 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always great service and outstanding food

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vipOpenTable Diner
Orlando
1 review
Dined on June 18, 2021
Overall2food2service4ambience3

Service was good, shrimp cocktail good. NY strip was 62 dollars, cooked perfectly but one of the toughest steaks I’ve ever gotten from a steakhouse. Very disappointing.

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vipDonnaK
Tampa
7 reviews
Dined on June 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Was exceptionally loud in the restaurant. Was hard just to have a conversation and We were up by the windows. Food and staff were all great.

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vipMarcusP
Tampa
4 reviews
Dined on June 17, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience2

As always the food at Malio's was fantastic and it never disappoints. Unfortunately for some reason this evening the interior seemed more sterile and extremely noisy just from regular diners so it was impossible to have a quiet conversation which is what you expect when you are spending $100 per person.

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OpenTable Diner
Seattle
5 reviews
Dined on June 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything at Malio’s was fantastic, especially the service. Definitely try the carrot cake!

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Malio's Prime is rated 4.7 stars by 1792 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.