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Iavarone's

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3617 W Humphrey St
Tampa, FL 33614
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(813) 932-5241
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Best

From the valet to the waiters, everyone is exceptional. The owners are the most personable people I have ever seen. They all make sure your experience is special. We will go back ...

Worst

We were looking forward to having dinner at Ivarone's tonight after having heard so many friends talk about it over the years. After having been to Malio's (the old one) I expecte...

Awesome place to go with that someone special 2/18/2012

From the valet to the waiters, everyone is exceptional. The owners are the most personable people I have ever seen. They all make sure your experience is special. We will go back again and again. more

Disappointing 2/5/2011

We were looking forward to having dinner at Ivarone's tonight after having heard so many friends talk about it over the years. After having been to Malio's (the old one) I expected the same quality and customer service. I was disappointed in the quality of the meal (we had to send it back twice and it still wasn't right). The worst part though was that the management didn't seem to care at all about our experience. Not like the old Malio's to be sure. Suffice it to say, we won't be going back any time soon - not for dinner anyway. more

Great Steaks,Pasta, Seafood 10/17/2009

The steaks, Veal and Prime Rib are tasty and tender.\r The Crab Pasta is out of this world, my favorite.\r Seafood Salad is the best in town. \r \r Upstairs is a great place for business meetings or\r any event. Quick and friendly service. Pros: Lively and Fun / Excellent Dinning & Service Cons: Can't Find Any at this Time. more

Great Evening Out 11/20/2008

So tired of the chains and the overpriced steak houses. Iavarone's was a gem - obviously frequented by loyal, well established clientele. The lounge was packed with happy hour folks from the 30 somethings to the seniors - lots of energy coming from there. We were seated immediately and our server was prompt. One of the best dirty martini's showed up as ordered. \r \r Dinner was a birthday celebration and we were not disappointed. He had prime rib and I had a mildly spiced linguini with blue crab. Portions were substantial, we both had leftovers to take home and recreate a fabulous dinner. For dessert - the fresly made raspberry sorbet was perfect. \r \r Can't wait to go back. With prices so reasonable, a monthly treat is in order. Say goodbye to the chains and visit a family owned and loved establishment. Thank you staff of Iavarones for a relaxing and yummy night. Pros: Valet Parking, Professional Service, Great Lounge, Established Crowd Cons: Can't think of any more

Can't go wrong 5/5/2008

I love this place! The pastas are always right on, and the fish specials are always fresh. A little pricey, but worth it if you're treating yourself or a special someone. The atmosphere is great. Private and dark, perfect for a first date if you're trying to impress. Pros: Quality food Cons: Some dishes are overpriced more

Best steaks we had in years 4/4/2008

We have eaten at some of the most highly rated and far more expensive steak houses all over the country, but the steaks we had there on our last visit were spectacular. We come to the Tampa area three or four times a year and always make a visit there a priority, but this time the steaks were so good we went back another night for more. more

Horrible Experience 6/16/2007

My husband and I eat out quite frequently. The food here is generally good but inconsistent. The manager here is very rude and confrontational. We RARELY send anything back unless inedible. When we received an item that we felt was inedible and asked for it to be replaced we were made to feel like we were criminals. \r We have spent a lot of money there over the past 15 years. I would not suggest eating there. There are so many other wonderful options in Carrollwood.... more

Great Food & Prices 10/15/2006

Lived across the street for 6 months and had the pleasure of eating here several times. Every dish I tried was great. I don't drink, but never left the place spending over $30 with tax & tip and $20 was more the norm. The steaks were very good and I loved the meatballs. You can buy them on the side and they were huge.\r \r Only downfall is the wait. Go early or be prepared to wait(well worth it though) Cons: Busy and parking is limited bu they do have valet more

Great food, great prices 7/17/2006

Caesar salad was fantastic. Not watery like most. The chicken alfredo was great. It was not overloaded with sauce and they do not skimp on the chicken. All this and more, and this was just lunch. I will definitely return whenever possible. It was a little crowded but that should be expected for Friday lunch. The bar waitress was great. Never an empty glass of water. Pros: Food, Price, Service Cons: Wish more restaurants were like this one. more

Excellent Restaurant! 11/12/2005

Used the CitySearch guide for looking up restaurant's in Tampa that were Italian. This restaurant was given three good reviews and the prices were comparable with the mainstream chains and that is where it ends. The food was EXCELLENT!, my date had the Veal Saute with Fettucine Alfredo and I had the Chicken Millano with garlic mashed red potatoes. The spices were perfect (not bland, and not over spiced), the Veal was very tender and the chicken was moist, tender and not over cooked at the edges. The waitress came at the right times to check up on our meal, was very attentive and extremely polite!! For the bottle of wine, the appetizer and both meals i paid just over $70.00 which included the 20%+ tip!!!!!!!! EXCELLENT VALUE!!! I would HIGHLY SUGGEST this restaurant for a wonderful meal with anyone! Pros: value, service, portions Cons: none! more

Excellent Restaurant 10/14/2005

The food, service and ambiance were excellent. The parking, although they have valet, is difficult. Overall a great experience. Pros: Food, Service, Ambiance Cons: Parking, Price more

Great food 6/21/2004

While visiting in Tampa we found this restaurant on Citysearch and gave it a try. We were not disappointed. Pasta was very simple, but very good, as was the fish (Red Grouper). Other dishes looked excellent as well. Service was very good, and the price was actually reasonable for what we had (wine, dinner, desert). Be sure and try the house dressing, it's incredible and the server mentioned you can get it in the bottle from them. more

Pleasant Evening 7/27/2002

I went to this restaurant based on the Citysearch reviews I read, and I was very happy with it! The wait was twice as long as they said, but it was worth it. The dark wood decor was nice, and the bathrooms clean. We ordered Chicken Milano and Grouper Oscar, both of which were so yummy! The restaurant has a nice atmosphere, which is important to me. Pros: Great Food, Family Run, Classy Cons: Hospitality, Wait for table, Crowded more
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Editorial

  • The Scene
    It may be off the beaten path, but it's a favorite of the locals. Iavarone's has been serving steaks and Italian specialties since 1948. Elegantly casual, Iavarone's can...

  • 8/18/2003 Provided by Citysearch

Additional information

  • Hours:

    Tuesday To Wednesday From 11:30 AM To 10:00 PM Thursday To Friday From 11:30 AM To 11:00 PM Saturday From 04:00 PM To 11:00 PM
  • Payments:

    Cash, American Express, Diner's Club, Visa, Discover, Master Card

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