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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
Wonderful service and food is excellent!
Doug and Andre are great waiters!
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.
Food portions are very generous. Prime rib was cooked perfectly. Will definitely be back.
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!
The waitress Connie was most attentive! Food was great as usual! Great value!
Was there for Valentine’s Day dinner.
Exceptional food, the best service. We eat at this restaurant several times a month. Everyone is very friendly.
the waiters were attentive and pleasant. The dining experience was very satisfying.
Great restaurant, good food, great prices and very professional employees.
Love this restaurant!
Wonderful waiters, great food! Steaks were cooked as ordered!
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.
Went for New Years Eve and had a great time. Love the DJ and late night celebration. Highly recommend.
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!!!
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!
Always great food and service!
Will continue to go back
when we come down to Stamford we always enjoying eating there and look forward to it.
Service was terrible....our waiter was just awful. Food was ok
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.
Anazing food and sevice! Great value!
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.
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.
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.
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.
Traditional Italian, interior could use a refresh
Wonderful owner, and service staff. Food is great and generous.
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!
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.
I always enjoy the salad with gorganzola.
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
We had a very good meal for Mother's day. Excellent wait staff. Plenty of food that we were able to take some home.
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.
Service is always excellent! Food is delicious!
Food was delicious, service was good.
Our out of town friend loved it.
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!
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!
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
Excellent experience would recommend dining there to anyone