The Waters Edge at Giovanni's
The Waters Edge at Giovanni's

The Waters Edge at Giovanni's

  • Dining Style: Fine Dining
  • Website: http://www.watersedgeatgiovannis.com/
  • Phone: (203) 325-9979
  • Hours of Operation:
    Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:30am - 5:00pm, Saturday - Sunday: 1:00pm - 4:00pm ; Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 9:30pm, Friday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm, Sunday: 5:00pm - 9:30pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Diners Club,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Seafood, Steakhouse
  • Dress Code: Business Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Beer, Full Bar, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Private Room, Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Catering: We can accomodate from 30 - 350 or an entire restaurant buy-out if required. With our onsite event planners and family dedicated approach we can make any event come to life and meet all your expectations.
  • Special Events: Holiday Events, Bar & Bat Mitzvahs, Communions, Sweet 16's, Anniversaries, Retirements, Engagements, Showers, Memorials and more.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Weed Avenue
  • Parking: Valet
  • Parking Details: Onsite and plentiful
A word from The Waters Edge at Giovanni's
Family owned and operated for over 25 years, The Waters Edge at Giovanni's is renowned for its 100% Certified Angus beef, select premium seafood and Giovanni's italian family specialties.

Additionally, The Waters Edge at Giovanni's offers a banquet facility experience with superb attention to detail, hosting corporate meetings and events, weddings and special events.
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The Waters Edge at Giovanni's reviews from OpenTable diners
25 reviews since July 29, 2014
Overall Rating4.2
  • Food4.3
    Service4.6
  • Ambiance4.1
    Noise LevelModerate
93% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
special occasion (15)neighborhood gem (12)good for groups (11)fit for foodies (8)romantic (8)notable wine list (7)scenic view (6)kid-friendly (4)great for lunch (3)late-night find (1)great for brunch (1)great for outdoor dining (1)Show More
  • Back after all these years
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 11/9/2013
    My husband and I needed a "throw back" dining experience after finding all the loud dining around here to be totally annoying. We hadn't been to Giovanni's in 20 years! It was worth the wait;) Wilson, our waiter, was terrific!
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Delicious
    Wellsy86
    Dined on 11/8/2013
    Giovanni's is a wonderful restaurant, where Giovanni himself walks around visiting each table! The food is fantastic! The garlic bread and salad is superb! Their steaks are amazing! My personal favorite is the prime rib! The fried onions served with every meal are a long standing staple and I look forward to them!! I would recommend Giovanni's!!!!
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • not made to order
    StamfordDiner
    Dined on 10/11/2013
    It's supposed to be a steak house. My chateaubriand and it's accompanying mushroom sauce lacked flavor. It was pretty much precooked and arrived well done when I asked for medium rare. My dining companion ordered prime rib and it must have been put under the broiler for a few minutes. The surface was grayish and not pink like how prime rib medium should be. It arrived with an empty condiment cup on the plate without the jus. The only thing I enjoyed was the tiramisu. I might have been more satisfied dining at the local diner, and it certainly would have cost 70% less.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Anniversaries
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/14/2013
    My husband and I dine here every year on our wedding anniversary. The food is wonderful, as is the service, and it's not a loud environment where the noise can affect your dining experience. Giovanni himself is a joy when he strolls over to speak to all his customers; very nice touch.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Giovanni's Always Pleases
    pillroller
    Dined on 9/12/2013
    I have been to Giovanni's many times for lunch and/or dinner. They have never failed to produce outstanding food, and excellent service. The ambiance is generally quiet and subdued, which allows for conversations without shouting. Even when there is a large event, in another area, as there was the night we were there, the dining room was quiet. And, Giovanni himself comes around to say "hello" to make sure everything is as it should be. Valet parking is very efficient. Highly recommended.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Found this spot on line while
    Jeff
    Dined on 9/6/2013
    Found this spot on line while looking on Open Table -- was not disappointed. It was a surprise for my girlfriend - it was her birthday They were very nice -- extra was cake with staff singing and actual had her name instead of the usually
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great Value
    kerbear
    Dined on 8/27/2013
    They offer different pre-fixed menus that are definitely worth the price (great value)!! Nice and quiet, good for those looking for a quiet romantic dinner out. Food is good, not the best steak or lobster we ever had, but for the price it was definitely good and worth it. The clam appetizer was really good! Huge wine list to choose from (bottles can range from $30 to over $200).
    Special Features:
    romantic, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food and service.
    dede
    Dined on 8/21/2013
    I would definitely recommend The Waters Edge at Giovanni's to my family and friends. Food was very good and the service was excellent. I had my daughter's baby shower there a few years ago and was very impressed.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always good service and food.
    bill
    Dined on 8/11/2013
    Always good service and food. Reliable and professional steakhouse
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Restaurant, Great Value
    JLefVIP
    Dined on 8/9/2013
    We return several times a year to The Waters Edge at Giovannis. The food is always good, the service is always attentive and the value remains constant.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Fantastic steaks and seafood,
    Delman338
    Dined on 8/8/2013
    Fantastic steaks and seafood, fantastic staff, been coming here for years..Giovanni's is the real deal
    Special Features:
    good for groups, notable wine list, kid-friendly, romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • This place was great!
    PegB
    Dined on 6/16/2013
    Never having been to The Water's Edge, Giovanni's II, I was pleasantly surprised. This was the first place comparable to Maneros in Greenwich and Lucas Steak House back when. Everyone was extremely courteous, service was prompt and efficient and the food was excellent! Thank you for making Father's Day for my honey extra special! Bravo! Peg B.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • great steak
    happydiner
    Dined on 6/14/2013
    Food was awesome. Extensive wine list. Would have loved to see the water at Water's Edge, though. Beautiful inside and spotless.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Unremarkable
    DlivermoreVIP
    Dined on 6/11/2013
    Don't understand the other reviews. Don't expect a water view as there is none from the restaurant. Better choices nearby.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Never a disappointmen
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 5/25/2013
    Celebrating a few occasions. Always great food and pleasant service. If its 2 or 200 you will feel like family.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Had a very nice dinner - great
    FLUFFYVIP
    Dined on 5/2/2013
    Had a very nice dinner - great food - excellent service
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • The food is always very good,
    JLefVIP
    Dined on 3/16/2013
    The food is always very good, the service is attentive and the place is comfortable.
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Giovanni's is a wonderful
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 3/16/2013
    Giovanni's is a wonderful restaurant and we always go for special occasions as well as give gift certificates to our friends and family. The food is phenomenal and the ambiance is enjoyable. One of the unique traits that sets it apart is that Giovanni himself greets every patron, every visit, throughout your stay. He says hello, stops by to make sure you are enjoying your meal, and bids farewell hoping to see you again soon. He makes every dining experience special.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, kid-friendly, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Friendly, efficient service.
    PeterDVIP
    Dined on 2/16/2013
    Friendly, efficient service. Outstanding wine list.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • new years eve was amazing
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 12/31/2012
    new years eve was amazing excellent food and the music was outstanding
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Warm and sweet but food not great
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 12/15/2012
    Lovely warm service and really wanted to adore it but food was not really great
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Always a wonderful meal with
    JLefVIP
    Dined on 11/24/2012
    Always a wonderful meal with great service. Can't go wrong.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • We were looking for a nice
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 11/3/2012
    We were looking for a nice steak dinner without paying $50/plate. The food was fine-nothing to write home about. The service was very pleasant and attentive. While I don't think we'll return there, it was excellent value for the price and satisfied my steak craving. However I think next time I'll splurge and go for the traditional steakhouse experience.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • One of the best times and meals!!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 9/15/2012
    What a fabulous night Giovonni greeted us at the door and walked us to our table and came by a few times during dinner to make sure all was well and after dinner sat with us and had a round of lemoncello brought out. Our server Danny was just superior and all the wait staff seemed to work in unison. We never once had to say excuse me because we needed something yet the staff was not over powering constantly at the table, they seemed to have perfect timing amoung them. The food - is just OMG everything was just delicious! Naked meatballs, clams, calamari, warm garlic bread on the table!!! Biggest lobster tails we ever saw, steaks that were cooked to perfection, and egg plant parm that was like your gramma would make. LOVED IT!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list, special occasion, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • First date
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 9/6/2012
    This was a first date and first time at Giovanni's. I made the reservation through Open Table and they seated us in a corner table away from the other diners. The wine list was literally a loose leaf binder with hundred's of choices. (Maybe too many, lol) My date and I both had twin lobsters which was one of the specials that night. It was amazing and we talked about it for days! It was cooked to perfection and the potato side was almost as mouth watering! I also had wine which was served great. The service was excellent as we had several people check on us throughout the date! Maybe too many! Best part is the bill was less than $100 with teh tip included! Highly recommend and we will be returning for another date in the very near future!
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, romantic, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Love Giovannis - staff are
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 8/22/2012
    Love Giovannis - staff are wonderful - food is always great - place is beautiful and it is terrific value.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • A really nice birthday dinner.
    Happylocal
    Dined on 8/15/2012
    Went here with my parents for my birthday. It was a lovely dinner. The 3 different sets of price fixed menus were a wonderful value. Food was really good, service was really good and the waiter's voices weren't bad either singing happy birthday. Everyone enjoyed their meals and we will definitely be back when the occasion calls for it.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Always a great experience.
    JLefVIP
    Dined on 8/11/2012
    Always a great experience. It never dissapoints. Best kept secret for a family (grown teens) steak dinner without feeling robbed at the end. We keep coming back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • waited for another couple we
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 8/9/2012
    waited for another couple we ordered our cocktails at the bar friends came in and we waited at bar NO BARTENDER to take their drink order At the table the waiter was in a rush to take our order
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Food was excellent and the
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 6/23/2012
    Food was excellent and the service was outstanding. We both had lobster and I had a small filet mignon as well. The lobster was suculant and tasty. The filet melted in your mouth and you could cut it with a fork.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • The prime rib dinners on the
    NVdinerVIP
    Dined on 6/8/2012
    The prime rib dinners on the weekends are terrific as are the twin lobster dinners in June on Tuesday and Wednesday. Lots of delicious food and great service.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, notable wine list, special occasion, scenic view
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • This was our first time at
    fantasticVIP
    Dined on 5/13/2012
    This was our first time at Waters Edge as we try to find restaurants in the Stamford area where we can meet our son halfway between Hartford and New York. We choose the restaurant based onthe reviews on Open Table, all five sar. We were not disappointed. The prix fixe menu was very reasonable and the selections, including lobster tail, rack of lamb and many others provided a fabulous choice. Whereas many restaurants charge extra for coffee or tea, Waters Edge was all inclusive. After, we were also able to sit down in the lobby for an enjoyable after dinner drink. We'll be back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Food is good, the service
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 5/13/2012
    Food is good, the service was also good. the witress was attnetive to our needs.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • It has been quite a while
    ladd
    Dined on 3/15/2012
    It has been quite a while since I have been to Giovanni's and I was pleasantly surprised. Their 3 price fixe menu's offer everything a diner could want. The selections were wonderful and there was certainly enough food and fair prices. I will be going more often in the future.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • First time eating here although
    Happylocal
    Dined on 3/10/2012
    First time eating here although I have passed it numerous time. A nice place to go for special occassions. Food was really yummy. I had a fish that was prepared extremely well. My husband had filet tips that included a vegetable and potato and salad also comes with all the meals. Wait staff is very tentative. Dessert was also good.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Giovanni's is the perfect
    HolBevNapVIP
    Dined on 2/20/2012
    Giovanni's is the perfect spot for a relaxing night out and good food. The gorgonzola salad was delicious and the Chilean sea bass was moist and cooked just right with an orange ginger sauce. Service was attentive but not hovering.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • the food was outstanding my
    alexVIP
    Dined on 2/19/2012
    the food was outstanding my stake could feed three people will return
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • love it
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 2/14/2012
    had fun it was my first night out in a long time will go again
    Special Features:
    romantic
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • long time restaurant operator,
    SpikeVIP
    Dined on 2/14/2012
    long time restaurant operator, interacts with clientele, nice!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great Service / Food has been bette
    rss017
    Dined on 2/3/2012
    I have visited this place many times as a child with my family and always remember it being a highly recommended place. I must say that service was excellent and the dining room which I understand was under renovation at the time was moved across the restaurant to the other side. The filet was fantastic but I must say the ribeye steak was mediocre at best. Very thin and tough to cut. Service and wine certainly made up for my meal.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate