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About The Waters Edge at Giovanni's

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.

2748 Boston Post Road
Darien, CT 06820
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Dining Style:
Fine Dining

Cuisines:
Steakhouse, Seafood, Contemporary Italian

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

Cross Street:
Weed Avenue

Dress Code:
Business Casual

Price Range:
$31 to $50

Payment Options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(203) 325-9979

Website:
http://www.watersedgeatgiovannis.com/

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.

Parking Details:
Onsite and plentiful , Free Valet

Executive Chef:
Sal Latorraca

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

Special Events & Promotions:
Holiday Events, Bar & Bat Mitzvahs, Communions, Sweet 16's, Anniversaries, Retirements, Engagements, Showers, Memorials and more.

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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

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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.

The Waters Edge at Giovanni's Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

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food

4.4

service

4.3

ambience

4.3

value

4.1

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85% would recommend it to a friend

Quiet Conversation (6)
Special Occasion (5)
Good for Anniversaries (5)
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Good for Birthdays (4)
Cozy (4)
Romantic (4)
Worth the Drive (4)
Good for Groups (3)
Healthy (3)
Neighborhood Gem (3)
Business Meals (2)
Disabled Access (2)
Fit for Foodies (2)
Good for a Date (2)
Notable Wine List (2)
Sunday Lunch (2)
Tasting Menu (2)
Casual (1)
Comfort Food (1)
Creative Cuisine (1)
Handcrafted Cocktails (1)
Waterfront (1)
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 (New York Area)·Dined 7 days ago

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

Tags: Healthy, Notable Wine List, Tasting Menu, Good for Anniversaries, Neighborhood Gem, Cozy
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food5
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 (Berlin)·Dined 7 days ago

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

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 (New York Area)·Dined 7 days ago

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

Tags: Cozy, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Healthy, Quiet Conversation
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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 27, 2018

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

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 (New England)·Dined 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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food5
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service2
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on December 31, 2017

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

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Worth the Drive, Romantic, Special Occasion, Good for Groups
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 (New York Area)·Dined 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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 (New York Area)·Dined 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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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on December 21, 2017

Always great food and service!

Will continue to go back

Tags: Good for Groups, Good for a Date, Healthy, Waterfront, Worth the Drive, Neighborhood Gem, Disabled Access, Sunday Lunch, Tasting Menu, Cozy, Quiet Conversation, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Casual, Good for Birthdays, Business Meals, Fit for Foodies, Notable Wine List, Special Occasion
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food5
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 (New England)·Dined on December 8, 2017

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

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries
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food5
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on December 5, 2017

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

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food3
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 (New York Area)·Dined 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.

Tags: Quiet Conversation
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vip
 (Palm Springs)·Dined on October 23, 2017

Anazing food and sevice! Great value!

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 (New York Area)·Dined 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.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Waterfront, Cozy, Casual
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined 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.

Tags: Comfort Food, Good for Anniversaries, Authentic, Romantic, Quiet Conversation, Good for Birthdays, Kid-friendly, Business Meals, Disabled Access, Cozy, Special Occasion, Good Vegetarian Options, Good for a Date, Local Ingredients, Worth the Drive
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 (New York Area)·Dined 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.

Tags: Disabled Access, Fit for Foodies, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Worth the Drive, Good for a Date
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 (New England)·Dined 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.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Cozy, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Business Meals, Good for a Date, Worth the Drive
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 (New York Area)·Dined on August 3, 2017

Traditional Italian, interior could use a refresh

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 (New York Area)·Dined on July 23, 2017

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

Tags: Waterfront, Good for a Date, Authentic
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 (New York Area)·Dined 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!

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Business Meals, Scenic View, Notable Wine List, Good for Groups, Worth the Drive, Good for a Date, Authentic, Quiet Conversation, Great for Lunch, Good for Birthdays, Cozy, Romantic
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food5
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 (New York Area)·Dined 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.

Tags: Romantic, Quiet Conversation
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on May 22, 2017

I always enjoy the salad with gorganzola.

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 (New York Area)·Dined 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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food2
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 (New York Area)·Dined 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.

Tags: Great for Brunch, Great for Lunch, Casual, Kid-friendly, Healthy, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Good for Groups, Romantic, Disabled Access, Special Occasion, Quiet Conversation, Comfort Food, Business Meals, Good for Anniversaries, Sunday Lunch
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 (New York Area)·Dined 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.

Tags: Waterfront, Kid-friendly, Quiet Conversation, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Good for Groups
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 (New York Area)·Dined on May 4, 2017

Service is always excellent! Food is delicious!

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Quiet Conversation, Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on April 21, 2017

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

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 (New York Area)·Dined 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!

Tags: Special Occasion
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 (New York Area)·Dined 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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 (New York Area)·Dined 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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 (New York Area)·Dined 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!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date, Worth the Drive
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 (Orlando)·Dined 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.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Good for Groups, Good for Anniversaries, Business Meals, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Romantic, Scenic View, Waterfront, Outstanding Value
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined 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.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Waterfront, Special Occasion
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 (New York Area)·Dined 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.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Romantic, Good for Groups, Good for Birthdays, Cozy, Good for a Date
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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 25, 2017

Excellent experience would recommend dining there to anyone

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Business Meals, Good for Anniversaries, Kid-friendly, Healthy, Casual, Local Ingredients, Worth the Drive, Creative Cuisine, Romantic, Special Occasion, Handcrafted Cocktails, Comfort Food, Notable Wine List, Cozy, Good for Groups, Good for Birthdays, Fun, Waterfront
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined 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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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 18, 2017

Surprisingly disappointing. Arrived for early 5:30 dinner. Ordered 1 price fix filet and the scallop picatta special. Shrimp cocktail was good, salad and bread very good. After watching the surrounding tables complaining non-stop our dinners arrived. Filet was clearly previously frozen. While cut, pink yet not a bit of juice came out. NO flavor at all. Vegetables were water logged like an over cooked noodle. Scallops were good, risotto was horrendous. Not bad, horrendous. Wife ordered creme brûlée as the dessert in price fix meal. Burnt. Then I'll comes with dessert charged. Was told the $7 was an extra charge for picking that as the dessert. Lie because price on menu was $7. They clearly overcharged and wouldn't remove it. Came to $65 after a $75 gift card. I felt $65 was ever over paying. Listening to surrounding tables complain about drinks and bland food I am truly surprised how this place has high feedback and remains open charging their prices.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 16, 2017

Always a great meal and wonderful service and friendly atmosphere.

Tags: Authentic, Good for Groups, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Romantic, Good for Birthdays
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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 14, 2017

Excellent food, excellent service - very congenial ....

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on January 20, 2017

Saw an ad on Facebook and hadn't been to this spot in many years so decided to give very it a try. They offer several fixed price options, though the best value menu was on the table but not pointed out to us. They have a good kids menu (had our grandaughter with us), and staff is extremely friendly and accommodating. We all had steak, with one meal a surf and turf - crab leg and a choice of steak. The crab leg was excellent. Good salad and good shrimp cocktail to start. Garlic bread was served as soon as we sat down but it was kind of awful - DRENCHED in a very oily, very garlicky spread - if you care about yourself, or your neighbors, be careful when eating it!

Tags: Good for a Date, Kid-friendly, Waterfront, Quiet Conversation, Romantic, Cozy, Neighborhood Gem
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