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Giordano's / Anthony's / Giovanni's Steakhouse, Stamford, CT

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alehrfeld Nov 8, 2008 09:28 AM

Does anyone know what has happened at Giordano's Steakhouse on Long Ridge Road in Stamford? It appears to be closed. This restaurant had been Giovanni's II for many years, then changed its name to Anthony's when the owner, Tony, passed away and control went to his son, and then more recently to Giordano's. But the place has been closed for a few weeks now. Anybody know what's up?

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    jackybuka RE: alehrfeld Nov 12, 2008 04:55 AM

    Yesterday their was a crew cleaning outside and a new COMING SOON banner was being hung. Could not see the whole name.

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      cbruno01 RE: alehrfeld Nov 13, 2008 08:23 AM

      Hi,
      Giordano's was sold and a new meditteranean restaurant called Madonia will be opening soon. You may visit our website, www.madoniarestaurant.com to preview the menus and get information. You may also call 203.322.8870 with any inquiries. We hope to see you at the opening!

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        alehrfeld RE: cbruno01 Nov 14, 2008 07:21 PM

        Hello cbruno1,

        Thank you for your reply, and congratulations! We are long-time "regulars" at Giordano's (formerly Giovanni's) and several of Stamford's best-known restaurants, having raised our family here for more than 20 years. How about inviting us to your opening, we would love to participate and spread the word! E-mail me at alehrfeld@out-of-site.com.

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          cbruno01 RE: alehrfeld Feb 1, 2009 08:46 AM

          Hello,
          Just want to let everyone know that Madonia Restaurant is now open! Please come and try us out...We look forward to seeing you there!

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          jfood RE: cbruno01 Nov 15, 2008 04:08 AM

          Menu looks nice. please keep the board informed.

          Best of luck

        3. Zobot RE: alehrfeld Feb 9, 2009 09:00 PM

          We had dinner at Madonia last weekend. It was okay, but not great.

          The Lobster Bisque was good. The Crabcake appetizer was unusual (in good a way) and tasty.

          The entrees were disappointing The Veal Salt’in bocca was okay, but the meat was tough and difficult to cut with just the table knife. The Mushroom Risotto wasn't very flavorful and ended up being largely untouched during dinner.

          The dessert of the evening was Tiramisu, which was very good.

          Our server was friendly, though service sometimes seemed slow. Though he did not stop at our table, the owner/manager was very visible in the dining room, which I consider a good thing.

          I'm sure we'll give the restaurant another try, but it's not a place we're going to hurry back to visit.

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