Malio's Prime

4.6
1772 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 1772 people are saying
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4.6based on recent ratings
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4.6
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4.5
ambience
4.1
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Noise · Moderate
87% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
3 reviews
Dined 21 hours ago
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 a day ago
Overall4food5service5ambience5

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

JB
JBee
Tampa
2 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
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.

TP
vipTPAFoodE
Tampa
22 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

RC
RyanC
Jacksonville
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
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.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Tampa
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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vipLibn
Tampa
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
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 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always great service and outstanding food

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vipOpenTable Diner
Orlando
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
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.

DK
vipDonnaK
Tampa
6 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
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.

MP
vipMarcusP
Tampa
4 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
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.

OT
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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Jlbw
Orlando
4 reviews
Dined on June 12, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience2

Anniversary, stuck us in a very small space that was to have a water view but looked out over an outdoor bar instead. Food was good but poor wine list and struggled to find a decent glass of white wine.

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OpenTable Diner
Tampa
5 reviews
Dined on June 12, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience3

It is not a big restaurant so it is noisy. Our waiter was fantastic. Food was very good , all of the filets that were ordered were under cooked. The issue was half corrected on one order.

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vipSmith67
Tampa
3 reviews
Dined on June 11, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience5

Experience was fair. Ambiance is great. Service was fair. Food fair. My French onion soup was cold. My salad was dry and I had to ask for more dressing which took awhile to get. I had been dying to go here. Finally made the reservation but this isn’t the Malio’s I remember.

JO
vipJOHNS
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on June 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved this place A++++

KD
vipKimD
Tampa
7 reviews
Dined on June 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful food and ambience. This is a definite go-to for downtown Tampa business lunches.

GG
vipGingerGod
Tampa
2 reviews
Dined on May 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Ordered the lobster & filet. Lobster was delicious and the filet melted in my mouth. Good wine and great service also.

OT
OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on May 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was FANTASTIC!! This was my first visit but not my last

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vipSTMR
Denver
1 review
Dined on May 26, 2021
Overall3food5service1ambience1

The hostess was not at her post when we arrived for our reservation. She did not appear for a full 5 minutes and did not apologize for nor acknowledge that we had to wait. Our server also left a lot to be desired as he was not attentive or knowledgeable about the menu or the bars offerings. There was a party that was obnoxious and inappropriate for the surroundings. The food was great though.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on May 26, 2021
Overall3food3service5ambience3

Food has gone downhill. Service is excellent as always. Noise level was so loud we could not hear conversation at our own table and resorted to lip reading and passing messages along table members- not fun.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on May 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was excellent. Food was delicious. Best crab cakes ever!

OT
OpenTable Diner
Tampa
4 reviews
Dined on May 25, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience3

This was the 3rd and final time in the past 6 months with a horrible experience. Wife’s steak was not cooked correctly. Sent it back and only half came back. Inquired with the staff and suddenly our waiter decided to disappear for the remainder of the meal. $400 later completely and utterly disgusted with experience. Typically would brush it off, but 3 times (same issues) is a trend. Next time it’s Ruth’s Chris or Capital Grill.

JC
JasonC
Tampa
3 reviews
Dined on May 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was wonderful and our waiter had perfect timing.

KR
vipKykeR
Tampa
9 reviews
Dined on May 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always excellent food and service. The steaks were cooked perfectly.

OT
vipOpenTable Diner
Tampa
4 reviews
Dined on May 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My wife and I very much enjoyed our dinner. The food we ordered was excellent. It was a little noisy
But with all fairness it’s what you expect when you eat in the bar area. We will definitely return.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Palm Springs
2 reviews
Dined on May 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was amazing! The server was on point and the food, especially the surf and turf, was delicious. Will be back again!

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WillT
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on May 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Crabmeat pasta with princess sauce is one of my favorites. Also a must is the 22 ounce Delmonico with Malios mashed potatoes

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vipJimW
San Francisco
27 reviews
Dined on May 15, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

The only issue was the location of our table. It was Grand Central Station with people continually walking by holding trays over the top of our heads and coming close to knocking over our drinks.

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AshleyW
Tampa
4 reviews
Dined on May 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always enjoy the atmosphere, service and their happy hour is the best. Just note, on Fridays, it ends at 6PM so we will go earlier next time to enjoy more of that menu. Angelica was our bartender and just lovely with her service and appearance.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Cleveland
1 review
Dined on May 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went for a first time dining experience, food was excellent. Our server Alec was very attentive & recommended their espresso martini which was amazing!

TO
ThomasO
1 review
Dined on May 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Claudio, Deena, and Emiliano were all SUPERB for a business dinner held in the small meeting room.

Best,
Thomas Overbey
IAHCSMM.org

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vipGwenG
Tampa
17 reviews
Dined on May 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great view from the outdoor patio seating! Service was great and the food delicious.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Tampa
1 review
Dined on May 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The food was all wonderful - as it always is here! And our waiter was outstanding!

GT
GruuveeTraveler
Jacksonville
15 reviews
Dined on May 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server was fabulous

CB
CarolB
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on May 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

They brought out a congratulations dessert for my daughter’s college graduation. Such a nice surprise

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OpenTable Diner
Tampa
3 reviews
Dined on May 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Derek and his staff took great care of my wife and I. The food was fantastic, the service was excellent, and the ambiance was perfect.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Tampa
1 review
Dined on May 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of the best Steaks I’ve eaten in quite a while. The service was impeccable !!

KR
vipKykeR
Tampa
9 reviews
Dined on May 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food. Excellent service. Always a pleasure to go to Malios. Nice atmosphere inside, especially bar side.

NH
NaHa
Tampa
1 review
Dined on May 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always top notch food and service.

FAQs

Malio's Prime is rated 4.6 stars by 1772 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.