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Malio's Prime

4.6
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1588 Reviews
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$31 to $50
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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
  • Clean menu provided to every guest
Social Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
Personal Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
What 1588 people are saying
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4.6based on recent ratings
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4.6
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4.4
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87% of people would recommend it to a friend
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ILEL
1 review
Dined on July 3, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

My NY strip was amazing, too bad I forgot my left over to go box on the table ☹

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OpenTable Diner
Tampa
2 reviews
Dined on July 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Thanks!!!
Was super tasty and great service .

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VictoriaK
1 review
Dined on June 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was incredible and the service was amazing! Definitely making this my anniversary spot.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on June 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was amazing!

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vipInjun
Tampa
14 reviews
Dined on June 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Staff is outstanding. Food is wonderful. Great drinks.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Tampa
4 reviews
Dined on June 20, 2020
Overall4food4service1ambience3

Was surprised that none of the servers or workers were wearing masks. Totally disappointing based on all the stuff going around for Covid-19. It was almost like they did not care about the customers safety or even their employees! Very disappointing for a high-end restaurant to have such a lack of self-awareness.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Orlando
1 review
Dined on June 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

oh my gosh i cant wait to go back it was amazing

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BiniT
Detroit
1 review
Dined on June 16, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Given the COVID-19 guidelines, we were surprised that none of the workers were wearing masks. No sanitizer in sight, three of the waitstaff interacted with us, none wore gloves. I hope that none of them were COVID-19 positive or carriers. The food was good and our server David was great. However We were uncomfortable because of above and are afraid to go back!

Malio's Prime
Responded on June 22, 2020

Thank you so much for dining with. Please know we have sanitizer at our front door & in the hallway approaching the restaurant, also sanitizer at all elevators. Our serving team all wear gloves when setting tables & when removing extra place settings & constantly washing their hands. Safe distancing maintained. All have masks, many guests prefer they not wear them, we are happy to accommodate any guests that prefers a mas be worn. Our culinary team are all in gloves and masks at all times.

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vipLovetoeatout
Tampa
44 reviews
Dined on June 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were celebrating our 44th Anniversary. Our service was very nice, but wish she had let us know we were getting the cream brûlée free for dessert, as we wouldn’t have ordered the ice cream dessert. Nice of Malio’s to do that , but let your guests know it’s coming and let them decide if they also want to order a dessert. We tried to take the cream brûlée home for the next day , but it looked terrible, so we ended up throwing it out. Our meal was delicious though!!

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vipJandMMc
Orlando
9 reviews
Dined on June 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic food and service. A little pricy

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RosemaryL
Tampa
11 reviews
Dined on June 6, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Overall it was a good experience. The food was wonderful except for the creme brulee which was watery and tasted like liquid sugar. This possibly was a one-time mistake! The Australian rack of lamb was amazing as was the lobster mashed potatoes and jalapeno corn. The servers were friendly and made us feel welcome. The lighting in the room we were in was very dim which was the only downside.

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vipDisneyFoodie
Tampa
5 reviews
Dined on May 30, 2020
Overall3food5service4ambience4

The food, the drinks, the service, the ambiance we're all very very good. But, it was extremely disappointing that they had decided that it was not necessary for their employees to wear any mask or gloves when serving their tables.

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KennethI
1 review
Dined on May 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We always love Malio's. This is the most relaxed and real 5 star restaurant in Tampa.

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CiCI
Tampa
9 reviews
Dined on May 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Truly the best steak I have ever eaten. We had an exceptional bottle of wine, and paid the price for it. You do get what you pay for here.
Also, It was the best blue cheese on a salad I have ever had. Quality was simply exceptional.
Service top notch as well. We really felt special for my husband's birthday celebration. Free FABULOUS dessert.

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CherylH
1 review
Dined on May 23, 2020
Overall1food1service2ambience1

It was a waste of money! will never go back there again.

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Greg
Tampa
4 reviews
Dined on May 23, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience3

Night on the town with the family!

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CassandraL
1 review
Dined on May 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Our over all experience was amazing, we had a great server who also happened to be the bartender. He was observant and attentive. The food was out of this world. I would say a 10/10 experience.

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DevonL
Tampa
3 reviews
Dined on May 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Showed up 15 minutes before they closed but they were still happy to serve us. Our server was very friendly and welcoming. My boyfriend and I split the tuna steak (it came with 2 big pieces) the asparagus and potatoes malios (delicious and surprisingly large portions) and crab cakes as a starter (also fabulous-the lemon aoli really gives it that little extra something). Considering the amount of food and quality of food you receive it's a fantastic value. You also get a beautiful view of the water if you sit outside.

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Lacey
1 review
Dined on May 13, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Service was good, seemed a little slow most likely due to just reopening and determining staff vs guest ratio.

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TLopez
Tampa
8 reviews
Dined on May 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was perfect except a loud party at the bar. If you want to guarantee quiet get a table on the opposite side of the Resturant. Bar can be annoying if you want some peace.

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BrittanyR
Tampa
4 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

So very good! Would recommend to anyone who wants a nice piece of meat. Ambiance is nice although it can be a little loud. Great place to eat. Expect to spend around $100 a person for a good meal.

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OpenTable Diner
Naples
1 review
Dined on March 6, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience2

Great food. Great service. Was there on a Friday. The noise level was significant Perhaps it was due to end of work week festivities.

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JackieP
Tahoe
3 reviews
Dined on March 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were in Tampa for a business trip and were pointed to Malio's as a nearby steakhouse. We used the restaurant as a business dinner and it was wonderful. Steaks were cooked perfectly and our sides were amazing. They have the best Gouda Macaroni and Cheese I've ever had. Price wise, it's what you would expect from an upscale restaurant. Our waiter was on top of refilling drinks and checking in with us. I would definitely recommend!

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DanB
1 review
Dined on March 4, 2020
Overall2food3service4ambience1

Meh. Ok, but not worth the premium you pay for the location or name. Really loud. Service was good.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on March 2, 2020
Overall3food4service2ambience4

Slow service food was great but for a 5 star establishment service was way to
Slow!!!

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JeremyS
1 review
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Very nice place, expensive compared to other similar options in the region.

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vipMary
San Francisco
81 reviews
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Food was pretty good. Our table of six had filets, lobsters and a seafood dish. Several appetizers good also.

All good. Drink service was a bit slow but not bad by any means.

Would return. I just wish ambiance was a little nicer.

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MarkR
Tampa
2 reviews
Dined on February 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food and superb service. The servers and hosts were really attentive and friendly. I celebrated my anniversary and it was a truly enjoyable experience.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Atlanta
66 reviews
Dined on February 26, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

This is a good place for a decent steak and Italian dishes. The service was great. Make sure to try the Lobster Escargot.

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Jackiec
Glasgow
6 reviews
Dined on February 24, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience3

AC too cold as per usual.
Food good and portions small which is fabulous!!

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ChuckM
Tampa
8 reviews
Dined on February 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

awesome meal/ service. steaks really small for the money but delicious!

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ltz65
Tampa
5 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall1food2service1ambience1

Highly over rated for the price point, really disappointed considering most other ratings were good. Went there for our birthdays and barely received any recognition of it, service was not any better than a chain from the initial interaction with the hostess to the servers. Prime ribeye steak was dry and lacked flavor. Sides were standard, not anything to write about. Crab cakes and dessert were the saving grace. Won't likely return and will be sure to spread the word about our experience.

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OpenTable Diner
Orlando
1 review
Dined on February 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was my boyfriend’s birthday and our server Janelle was amazing!!! You must ask for her if you go. Food was great and the service was even better.

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Sunil
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on February 21, 2020
Overall3food4service4ambience2

Too noisy and no clear exit path out of restaurant

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Ahiddengem
Tampa
24 reviews
Dined on February 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is one of downtown Tampa’s hidden gems. Besides the wonderful bar menu (in the bar) the overall ambience and elegance is hard to match. And the food is consistently excellent, as I might add are the cocktails. The pours are generous and the liquor is top shelf. The venue is a good match as it’s downtown and in an intriguing space. The building is a work of architectural art, full of geometry and quirky symbolism. Oh, I’ll be back!

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vipDarenF
Washington DC
17 reviews
Dined on February 18, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Was okay, not what I was expecting but it was fine.

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vipKT22
New York Area
24 reviews
Dined on February 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent experience, food quality was great as always, service attentive but not intrusive and super quick. Always can rely on Malio’s!

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vipFloridaFoodie
Tampa
15 reviews
Dined on February 17, 2020
Overall2food2service2ambience2

Not a great place for lunch. Atmosphere is not inviting. Service was mediocre because restaurant was understaffed. Calamari appetizer was good but too expensive. Filet sandwich was overdone so just OK. Pasta primavera dish was unexciting. Looked like I made it myself with canned vegetables. Would not go back. Not a good value.

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OpenTable Diner
Manitoba
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Was in town for a father and son sports weekend. The dinner was the perfect ending to a perfect day

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BobbyG
New England
2 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall1food1service2ambience2

I was in Tampa for 5 nights with my wife to see my son in the Air Force. I took him out every night to dinner and this was one of our stops based on reviews and we went to the hockey game that afternoon. For Dinner we ordered Calamari, tuna tartare, a 10oz filet ordered medium, a 16oz sirloin ordered medium, a veal chop(never asked how we wanted it cooked). We also ordered fries and sautéed broccoli to share as sides. Calamari was mostly peppers and fair at best when you did find some. Tuna was not seasoned at all, Just chopped AHI on a plate. The filet was rare, after my son cut into it. They took it back and at my dismay came back with an over done piece of meat that had just been recooked. A $50 piece of meat and you destroy it. Come on people cook a new one. I expect more. The Veal chop was undercooked as well as very a very fatty piece of meat. Someone in the meat department is lazy. The fries were soggy, and not a shareable portion. The first order of broccoli was steamed, the second was correct but by then, we were all done. If you feel like throwing money down the toilet, please donate it to a shelter before going here. It will be better used. Also I have reached out to ownership about my experience and have heard crickets.

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