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What You'll Get
The sudden onset of hunger pains is the leading cause of unfinished novels, canceled duels, and tied soccer matches. Today's Groupon employs delicious Italian cuisine to cut down on unfinished business: for $12, you get $25 worth of made-to-order Italian fare and drinks at Gio's Italian Restaurant on West Waters Avenue.
Gio's expansive menu features a plethora of pasta and a range of rustic entrees. Entrance tongues with chicken marsala ($14.95) or filetto al pepenero ($19.95), two 4-ounce filet mignons sautéed in flaming brandy by an eyebrow-less sous chef. Taste tubular penne topped with vodka sauce ($15.15) or enjoy the irony of losing loose-fitting neckwear in a bowl of bow-tie pasta with bolognese ($12.95). Gio's carries house wine by the glass ($6.50) as well as a vast selection of bottled wine. Although Gio's is tucked demurely in a strip mall, the restaurant garners rave reviews online and treats diners to standout amenities such as live piano music on weekends and live waiters daily.
The Tampa Tribune featured Gio’s Italian Restaurant and 70% of Urbanspooners recommend it. Four Citysearchers give the restaurant an average of 4.5 stars and three Google Mappers give it a perfect five-star rating:
The Fine Print
Promotional value expires Jul 22, 2011. Amount paid never expires. Limit 1 per person, may buy 2 additional as gifts. Limit 1 per table. Dine-in only. Must use in 1 visit, no cash back. Tax and gratuity not included. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.
About Gio's Italian Restaurant
Black-and-white portraits of Sophia Loren stare down at diners of Gio's Italian Restaurant. And the Italian actress is only the beginning of the restaurant's embrace of its roots. On the adjacent walls, wine bottles of vintages from all over the Tuscan countryside line up on the windows and slot neatly into a wall of wink racks. The menu, of course, fits perfectly into this trend, offering guests sautéed fish or chicken, fresh salads, or Italian classics such as penne alla vodka.