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The Waters Edge at Giovanni's

4.4
210 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Steakhouse
Perfect For:
  • Special Occasion
  • Worth the Drive
  • Good for Groups
A Serious Steak House... We marry the subtleties of Italian cuisine with the boldness of an American Steakhouse to create a dining experience unique in its balance and complexity.

Our award winning waterfront location is the perfect place for your celebration. No matter what the event, we understand that every detail needs to be perfect. Whether you’re here for an engagement party, a wedding, or a bar/bat mitzvah, our team will plan and execute with the care and professionalism only seasoned veterans can supply. We don’t just supply the space; we create the entire experience.
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Private dining
Dining Style
Fine Dining
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Cuisines
Steakhouse, Seafood, Contemporary Italian
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Hours of operation
Lunch:
Monday – Friday: 11:30am – 3:00pm

Dinner:
Monday – Friday: 5:00pm – 9:30pm
Saturday: 12:00pm – 10:00pm
Sunday: 12:00pm – 9:00pm

Holiday & summer hours vary (subject to change)
Open Christmas Eve, Closed Christmas Day
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Phone number
(203) 325-9979
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Payment options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Business Casual
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Executive chef
Sal Latorraca
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Catering
We can accomodate from 25 - 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.
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Weed Avenue
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Parking details
Onsite and plentiful , Free Valet
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Special events & promotions
Holiday Events, Bar & Bat Mitzvahs, Communions, Sweet 16's, Anniversaries, Retirements, Engagements, Showers, Memorials and more.
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Additional
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor Smoking Area, Private Room, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Private Dining

Welcome to Cantina Giovanni. The Ultimate Private Dining Experience. For corporate events, intimate gatherings or any other VIP event. Enjoy exquisite food and award winning wines in our private temperature controlled wine room.

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Sun 1:00PM - 2:00PM 2:15PM - 8:00PM
Mon 5:00PM - 7:00PM
Thu 5:00PM - 7:00PM
Fri 5:00PM - 7:00PM 8:30PM - 9:30PM

What 210 People Are Saying
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4.5
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4.3
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4.3
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3.0Dined on April 8, 2018

It was a bit noisy and the service was not as good as it has been on other occasions. I also thought the filet mignon was not as good as usual. That said the king crab was excellent. I hope this was a one time occurance and not the trend.

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4.0Dined on March 16, 2018

Food portions are very generous. Prime rib was cooked perfectly. Will definitely be back.

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5.0Dined on February 26, 2018

We celebrated my husband's birthday at his favorite steakhouse, Giovanni's. The food is beautifully prepared and presented and the service was excellent. Generous portions, so we took half my Chicken Parm home, but hubby loved his T-bone steak.
We arrived early, around 6:30, but the place filled up and was busy when we left at 8:30. Lovely evening in an elegant setting.
Giovanni was there too, greeting folks and making sure everything was perfect. It was!

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5.0Dined on February 14, 2018

The waitress Connie was most attentive! Food was great as usual! Great value!
Was there for Valentine’s Day dinner.

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5.0Dined on February 14, 2018

Exceptional food, the best service. We eat at this restaurant several times a month. Everyone is very friendly.

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5.0Dined on February 14, 2018

the waiters were attentive and pleasant. The dining experience was very satisfying.

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5.0Dined on February 14, 2018

Great restaurant, good food, great prices and very professional employees.
Love this restaurant!

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5.0Dined on January 27, 2018

Wonderful waiters, great food! Steaks were cooked as ordered!

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3.0Dined on January 6, 2018

Food was very good. The waiter, however, was poor. He seemed as though he did not care, did not understand his own wine list, forgot to serve an item that was ordered, and , when giving me the bill, did nit say thank you or anything else..... simply placed it on the table. I did speak with the manager about the experience...... perhaps he will deal with it.

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5.0Dined on December 31, 2017

Went for New Years Eve and had a great time. Love the DJ and late night celebration. Highly recommend.

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5.0Dined on December 31, 2017

My friends, myself and my husband dined and danced last night (New Year’s Eve Dinner) and we were so happy with everything. The food was simply amazing. What a deal!? $75 for a four course meal and on top of that, we were blown away by being lead to the ballroom for tons of dessert, music and coffee and hot cocoa. It was the best party ever. We would go there again next year!!!

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1.0Dined on December 31, 2017

My family came to the restaurant for a New Year's Eve sit down dinner. Open table reservation revealed the menu. On that menu coffee and dessert were included. We were looking forward to tirimusu or Italian cheesecake. We were denied all three after paying $400 for dinner which included a generous tip!
We were told to go to a different room for coffee and dessert and was told we had to wait at least an hour!
We will never step foot in your restaurant ever again!

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5.0Dined on December 21, 2017

Always great food and service!

Will continue to go back

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5.0Dined on December 8, 2017

when we come down to Stamford we always enjoying eating there and look forward to it.

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3.0Dined on December 5, 2017

Service was terrible....our waiter was just awful. Food was ok

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3.0Dined on November 25, 2017

Disappointed. They didn't see my online special request. Waited too long for everything.
Food is good. Ambiance is great.
I plan on returning for New Years Eve.
I hope for a better experience.

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5.0Dined on October 23, 2017

Anazing food and sevice! Great value!

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4.0Dined on September 20, 2017

The food and service were above normal as it has been on previous visits. It would have been nice if the waiter introduced himself by name, Also, a gentleman, presumably the owner, gave preference to certain tables and totally ignored others, including ours. This made us feel ill at ease and not wanted.

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5.0Dined on September 1, 2017

Giovanni's is a really lovely old school Italian restaurant with consistently great food. No one will rush you through your meal and Giovanni will stop by your table to make sure everything is to your liking. The atmosphere is relaxed and conducive to conversation.

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5.0Dined on August 26, 2017

Staff is excellent, cordial and friendly. Food is excellent. I enjoy both the Prime Rib and lobster however entire menu is of the highest quality. My favorite restaurant in all of Fairfield County.

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5.0Dined on August 12, 2017

I took my wife here for a birthday dinner and not only did she absolutely love the food and service, but I myself was very impressed with the whole experience that evening. It started with our waiter George, he is fantastic. Very friendly and attentive . Then the wine, excellent ! Now the steak.... Absolutely one of the best I ever had. I ordered the 48oz Long Bone for myself and ate every bit. They were a bit shocked since that is really a steak for two. My wife had the NY Strip and absolutely loved it and also ate it all ! I highly recommend The Waters Edge at Giovanni's for that special occasion or just a great meal with great service.

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3.0Dined on August 3, 2017

Traditional Italian, interior could use a refresh

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5.0Dined on July 23, 2017

Wonderful owner, and service staff. Food is great and generous.

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5.0Dined on May 30, 2017

My husband and I celebrated our 25th wedding anniversary on May 30th. We got married at Giovannis back in 1992 and had not been back since! Sal made us feel so welcome and special and even brought us a complimentary bottle of champagne! He talked about our wedding as he remembered it from all those years ago and asked about our family/children! The dinner was so special and memorable, not to mention the excellent cuisine, that we are looking forward to going back and bringing the entire family! There is a reason why this restaurant/venue has been in business so long and it is their personal touch and commitment to excellence!

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5.0Dined on May 27, 2017

FOOD ALWAYS THE BEST. ENTIRE STAFF ALWAYS PROVIDES EXCELLENT SERVICE. THE MOST WARM AND EXCEPTIONAL DINING EXPERIENCE. ALWAYS LOOK FORWARD TO A GREAT MEAL.
OUR FAVORITE SPOT IN ALL OF FAIRFIELD COUNTY.

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3.0Dined on May 22, 2017

I always enjoy the salad with gorganzola.

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3.0Dined on May 19, 2017

The clams oreganato appetizer was bad and had to be sent back . Shrimp cocktail was delicious
Main courses were ok but nothing exceptional .
Main dining room is attractive and the service was very good
The waiter did try to make up for the dinners with a free dessert ( which was delicious ) but not planned on

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5.0Dined on May 14, 2017

We had a very good meal for Mother's day. Excellent wait staff. Plenty of food that we were able to take some home.

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5.0Dined on May 14, 2017

Good uncomplicated food! The service here is one of the best elements, with a friendly staff that seems to want nothing more than to please their guests. It is especially nice to see Giovanni going table to table to greet his guests- things like this are lost arts in the restaurant business.

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5.0Dined on May 4, 2017

Service is always excellent! Food is delicious!

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4.0Dined on April 21, 2017

Food was delicious, service was good.
Our out of town friend loved it.

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4.0Dined on April 14, 2017

Douglas is the best! Giovanni is the best place around to be treated the way dinning was meant to be - and the food is very good! An all around treat!

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5.0Dined on April 7, 2017

Service was wonderful. From the greeting at the door till we left. Our server Douglas was amazing as always. And the food is delicious! Always a pleasure to dine there!

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4.0Dined on April 7, 2017

Fabulous service from the moment we walked in. Sad to say the food was more of a "banquet" feel. Good wine list, but you'll pay 2-3 times retail. Delicious garlic bread.

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5.0Dined on March 25, 2017

Wonderful place. People there are warm and courteous. We were there until we were the last table remaining and it was so nice that they did I not clear out everything on the table to "send us the signal", really classy!

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5.0Dined on March 9, 2017

Fantastic place I found on my last night in Connecticut. After making my Open Table reservation they had a table ready for me and made sure it was separate from a large group.

The atmosphere was warm and inviting. The menu was great. I loved the $38 Price Fixe. Had an appetizer, salad, filet mignon and lobster, and a desert. Fantastic deal for $38 dollars.

I will definitely go back next time I am in CT.

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5.0Dined on March 8, 2017

Water's Edge / Giovanni's was great! We ate at Capital Grill a week before and there is no comparison. Giovanni's is everything Capital Grill is not... Great food without being pretentious.

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4.0Dined on February 26, 2017

My husband loves a good steak and Giovanni's delivers every time. This place is a throwback to the old school steakhouse..older decor, older waiters, older patrons. We both opted for the prix fix menu which was tiered and provided good choices. I got a lamb chip which was fine..not spectacular, and my husband got a porterhouse which was nicely prepared.
Despite the place being half empty, service was slow and took almost three hours....too long. We were not shown a wine list and had to rely on the sister's recommendations. He steered us to a $45 bottle of red. The wine was fine, but it arrived cold...not chilled...cold.
If they can figure out how to speed things up and store the red wine properly we would give Giovanni's another chance.

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5.0Dined on February 25, 2017

Excellent experience would recommend dining there to anyone

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2.0Dined on February 24, 2017

Restaurant is not what it used to be the service was very slow and the ambience is tired

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