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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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Sunday, December 24, 2017

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$60 PRIX FIXE MENU A STUNNING FOUR-COURSE MEAL
DINNER SERVED 4:30 TO 9:30 PM

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Sunday, December 31, 2017

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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

based on recent ratings
food

4.6

service

4.2

ambience

4.5

value

4.2

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Quiet

88% would recommend it to a friend

Good for Anniversaries (3)
Romantic (3)
Quiet Conversation (3)
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Business Meals (2)
Cozy (2)
Disabled Access (2)
Good for a Date (2)
Local Ingredients (2)
Special Occasion (2)
Worth the Drive (2)
Waterfront (1)
Good for Birthdays (1)
Casual (1)
Kid-friendly (1)
Comfort Food (1)
Fit for Foodies (1)
Great for Lunch (1)
Neighborhood Gem (1)
Notable Wine List (1)
Good Vegetarian Options (1)
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 (New England)·Dined 6 days ago

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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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on December 6, 2017

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

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·Dined on November 26, 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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·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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·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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 (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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 (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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 (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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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 19, 2017

This was hands down the worst meal and restaurant we have been to in a while. Our server ruined our evening. He was disinterested and walked away from our table right in the middle of our ordering because we chose our own wine and did not select a bottle which was on special for the eveing. Or apps took forever and the place was not busy. He kept saying it was because I had oredered raw oysters and they were fresh. What other kind of oysters would one eat? Never again.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 8, 2017

We were celebrating a birthday dinner.Service was great,ambience was relaxing,food was very delicious. The owner visited our table,was very attentive.This is my new favorite place.Did I mention good selection of sea food and meats menue.Bravo senore !

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Good for Birthdays, Comfort Food, Good for Groups
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 31, 2016

Unfortunately our NYE dinner was not very good. Our servers were very nice but seemed inexperienced. Our bottle of wine arrived halfway through the meal, the lobster was inedible. New Year's Eve wasn't quite ruined (we had a few laughs at the absurdity of the evening) but we will not be going back. We went to a wedding here a few years ago and it was great, but I don't think this is the right place for a good dinner for two.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 24, 2016

Christmas Eve dinner with the family. Waited 35 min for our reserved table. Service was spotty. Two meals spot on, my lambchops were overcooked and my son's prime rib was undercooked and inedible.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 16, 2016

Dining at Giovanni's is always an enjoyable experience. The food is great, the service excellent, and Giovanni there to say "hello." Even with big parties downstairs in the banquet room, the noise is not heard in the main dining room. A comfortable night out with an atmosphere for quiet conversation. Highly recommended.

Tags: Good for a Date, Casual, Authentic, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on November 22, 2016

Always great food

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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 13, 2016

We were celebrating our recent marriage. The gift certificate was a wedding gift. Everything was wonderful!

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 (Orlando)·Dined on November 3, 2016

We went for their $39 price fixed menu on a Thurs. It was very quiet and we all enjoyed our choices and felt it was a great value. We will definitely go back.

Tags: Romantic, Casual, Good for Anniversaries
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 2, 2016

Rib eye steaks were very thin cut and tough, cream spinach was long pieces of spinach in some kind of lukewarm cream sauce. I have been there and it has been excellent but you will not be seeing me anytime soon. For the money you charge, very disappointing.

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