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The Waters Edge at Giovanni's

4.3
207 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Steakhouse
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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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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 207 People Are Saying
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4.3  based on recent ratings
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4.3
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4.3
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4.2
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85% of people would recommend it to a friend
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shimmick49 (New York Area)
5.0  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!

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RUDYS (New York Area)
5.0  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.

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vipJedor (New York Area)
3.0  Dined on May 22, 2017

I always enjoy the salad with gorganzola.

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JamesM (New York Area)
3.0  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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Skyking (New York Area)
5.0  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.

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OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
5.0  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.

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BenjaminT (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on May 4, 2017

Service is always excellent! Food is delicious!

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vipJedor (New York Area)
4.0  Dined on April 21, 2017

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

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OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
4.0  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!

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OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
5.0  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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WAW29 (New York Area)
4.0  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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BenjaminT (New York Area)
5.0  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!

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OpenTable Diner (Orlando)
5.0  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.

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vipwycnyc (New York Area)
5.0  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.

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CTFoodie (New York Area)
4.0  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.

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OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on February 25, 2017

Excellent experience would recommend dining there to anyone

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vipSwh160 (New York Area)
2.0  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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OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
2.0  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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Marguerite (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on February 16, 2017

Always a great meal and wonderful service and friendly atmosphere.

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OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on February 14, 2017

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

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