above: Sal and JoAnn Latorraca | Photographs: Portrait by Bob Capazzo; Food by Tara Murphy
If you haven’t been into Giovanni’s restaurant in a while, you’ve been missing out. This long-standing favorite on the waterfront in Darien (which also houses the gorgeous event space, The Waters Edge at Giovanni’s) offers the same cuisine that has made it the area’s premaier steakhouse for decades, but now in an updated, more casual atmosphere. Sal and JoAnn Latorraca invite you to come and experience the “new” Giovanni’s and all the changes that have taken place in the past year.
One thing that has not changed is their insistence on working with local purveyors for seafood and the freshest vegetables available. When it comes to meat, only the best will do.
The famous garlic bread, Spanish-charred octopus, clams oreganata and jumbo lump crab cakes are just a few of the tasty ways to start off your meal. If you’re in the mood for a hearty main course, there’s the beautifully-cut 54 ounce Tomahawk steak or you can opt for the delicious steak sandwich, a nice addition that accents the restaurant’s new vibe. No matter what cut you choose, The Waters Edge at Giovanni’s always serves grass-fed certified Angus beef. There are also plenty of non-beef options — gorgonzola salad anyone? Maine lobster is always on the menu, as are plenty of other fresh fish options. No palate will be disappointed.
JoAnn started working at The Waters Edge at Giovanni’s for her father, Giovanni, in the mid 1980s. Sal joined The Waters Edge a little later as the very talented executive chef. The duo is dedicated to maintaining the quality of food and service that solidified the restaurant’s standing in the community, but also know that it’s vital to stay focused on what’s important to the customer and evolve with the changing times.
Sal and JoAnn consider their customers family. Nothing makes them happier than to create an environment that brings joy — an experience you not only taste, but feel and remember. Let The Waters Edge at Giovanni’s cater to your individual desires. Come on in and join the family.
2748 Boston Post Road | Darien, Connecticut | 06820 | 203.325.9979