Applausi

4.7
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351 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Italian
We are open for takeout daily!

Osteria Applausi (Applause in Italian) is one of three Italian restaurants owned and operated by the Marchetti family in Fairfield county. Osteria Applausi opened in Greenwich in 1994. Each customer is treated like family. Our food is authentic Italian food requiring only the finest and freshest ingredients, every cut of meat and fish is hand-selected and Maria makes handmade pasta daily. If you want to experience a true taste of Italy and be treated like one of the family, come to Osteria Applausi.
Beppe Cornacchia, co-owner and manager of Osteria Applausi, has been a vital part of the restaurant since 2002. Prior to managing Applausi, Beppe lived in Tuscany since 1985 and worked in many successful Italian restaurants. He brought his vision of "La Cucina Italiana" to Fairfield County. Beppe also orchestrated the beautiful renovation of Applausi in 2010 to making it more metropolitan and giving it a sleek New York City feel in Old Greenwich.
What 351 People Are Saying
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4.7based on recent ratings
4.8
Food
4.6
Service
4.5
Ambience
4.4
Value
Noise · Moderate
98% of people would recommend it to a friend
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mchljsphrffrty
San Antonio
5 reviews
Dined on 6 March 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Applausi is the best Italian you can get in Fairfield County. Perfectly prepared fish, meats and pasta.

Fresh homemade pasta is made in house and it’s to die for

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vipOT43VIP
New York Area
37 reviews
Dined on 3 March 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Applausi has been a favorite neighborhood restaurant for many years. The staff is like family, always happy to see us. The food is excellent. They are consistent in all categories!!

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vipLEBCT
Orlando
5 reviews
Dined on 1 March 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Wonderful dinner at a great neighborhood spot. Food is always delicious and service solicitous.

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Mangia
New England
3 reviews
Dined on 1 March 2020
Overall4Food5Service3Ambience3

Authentic Italian. Good menu offering. One of the better Italian meals in the area. Very good all around. Not the cheapest in town.

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vipJohnS
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 22 February 2020
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent menu, delicious, perfectly, prepared food & presentation. Noise level far too loud. Pls pls add some sound deadening materials.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 22 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We were celebrating my birthday and many of our friends described the restaurant as”never had a bad meal there” . The food was delicious, the service was great . We will definitely be back.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
105 reviews
Dined on 15 February 2020
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience4

Post Valentine’s dinner - splurged on the Dover sole - EXCELLENT!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 14 February 2020
Overall1Food4Service1Ambience3

Staff was not welcoming... poor service but food was very good

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Foodfan
New Orleans
3 reviews
Dined on 14 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Dover Sole was OUT OF THIS WORLD! And Maria's pasta selections, no matter the variety, are also beyond!

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janec
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 14 February 2020
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience4

We loved the food, the staff were charming and the ambiance was excellent. Our table was in line with the entrance and was cold and draughty when the door opened, but otherwise we enjoyed the evening.

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maryo
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 13 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Applausi is our “go to” restaurant for dinning. The food is always outstanding, the service is excellent, the chef is wonderful about making accommodations for my son’s Gluten-Dairy-Soy allergies, and the atmosphere is very relaxing. The pricing reflects the quality of the food and wine so unfortunately we’re not there every night. We love Applausi.

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princess53M
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 6 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

I absolutely love Applausi. It is one of the best restaurants in Fairfield County!

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vipiStore
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on 4 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

It is always a treat to go to Applausi. Great food, warm ambiance, tremendous service.

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BradJ
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on 1 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Absolutely Superb cuisine from appetizer to desert. One of the very best Italian I have had in the US.

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vipWilliamR
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 1 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Best in Old Greenwich

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 31 January 2020
Overall3Food5Service1Ambience5

Rudeness vibe

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vipPaoloB
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 25 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The best spaghetti con vongole that you can get in US. The homemade pastas are also delicious: my wife loved the agnolotti di crostacei, my son the tordelli alla bolognese bianca and my daughter the pappardelle al ragu di vitello. It is like eating in a quality italian restaurant without flying there.

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LillyK
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 23 January 2020
Overall1Food3Service1Ambience3

Cold staff. Doesn’t make me want to wve

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princess53M
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on 17 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The best Italian restaurant in Fairfield County...and this review comes from a well-traveled Italian.

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vipMusicalgal
New York Area
37 reviews
Dined on 12 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

We always enjoy dinner at Applausi: delicious, authentic Italian food, friendly staff, relaxed atmosphere.

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vipwendyn
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined on 11 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

We always live our dinners at Applausi. Consistently amazing!

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vipJeffd
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined on 11 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent food, tremendous service and great ambiance.

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vipDino
New York Area
18 reviews
Dined on 4 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Our 1st visit and hope plenty more in the future. Food was excellent and service was perfect. Look forward to our return and will highly recommend.

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JosephineA
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 3 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Always the best martinis, fresh food, and excellent service!

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
105 reviews
Dined on 31 December 2019
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

New Year’s Eve - loves that it was the regular menu and they didn’t take advantage of the holiday!! Shrimp and white bean appetizer is shears delicious, as were the trout and the pasta entrees. We are fortunate to have this spot close by!

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vipBayview
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 31 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We've eaten at Applausi many times in 2019 - it's consistently excellent!

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vipJeffd
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined on 31 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent food, service and ambiance. Everything our party indulged in was delicious.

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shonup
Aberdeen
3 reviews
Dined on 31 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

wonderful service, fabulous food it is most popular place in Greenwich/ Old Greenwich area. we have been going there for 22 years ! a true representation of New England Suburbia!

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vipDerrick
New York Area
20 reviews
Dined on 28 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great Experience❗️

Great Food
Great Service
Great Atmosphere.......

Highly Recommend
The entire family enjoyed the night out

Thank You
The Rodriguez Family

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vipFoodie
New York Area
63 reviews
Dined on 18 December 2019
Overall3Food3Service3Ambience3

Ordered the whole Fiver sole which was to be filleted table side. Instead just the filet came out and returned on two separate plates. Was not filleted table side. Just disappointed as it was misrepresented. All else was fine. Fish delicious.

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CashieE
Savannah
4 reviews
Dined on 13 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Absolutely DELICIOUS food! Service was good too!
Tables can be a little tight but overall worth the trip!!!!!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 6 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Great service; excellent food. A little noisy.

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vipDiannejaffe24102415
New York Area
17 reviews
Dined on 5 December 2019
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience4

Dinner with friends...we all enjoyed

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 3 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Best spaghetti and clam sauce ever!

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vipAndy
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on 30 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Stupendous!!!

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Robert
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 24 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great!
Mmmmmmmmm

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vipOT43VIP
New York Area
38 reviews
Dined on 24 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We have lived this wonderful family owned restaurant for years. Friendly, welcoming, consistently delicious food , and excellent service ! A winner!

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vipEMCchow
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined on 23 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

This is a neighborhood gem. It has been in business for decades which is no surprise. Everything about the dining experience is outstanding.

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DatenightRye
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on 22 November 2019
Overall4Food4Service3Ambience4

Took my wife here for a Friday date night based on the good reviews. No one at the host stand for a few minutes and then another 10+ mins to figure out who our waiter was, but service was fine once we did. Food was decent and reasonably priced. This seems like more of a "family and group" restaurant than a date spot. Seemed like they do a good business with a lot of happy, regular customers from the Old Greenwich neighborhood.

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Cookie
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on 26 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Food & service was awesome . First time for dinner. Would definitely recommend to friends. Will be back for a special occasion. Thought wine was a little pricey.

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Applausi offers takeaway which you can order by calling the restaurant at (203) 637-4447.

Applausi is rated 4.7 stars by 351 OpenTable diners.

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