Applausi

4.7
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321 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Italian
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.

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New Year's Eve Special Menus & Offers

Ring in the New Year at Applausi! We will be offering a special menu this evening. Book your table in advance!

Tuesday, 31 December, 2019

What 321 People Are Saying
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4.7based on recent ratings
4.7
Food
4.6
Service
4.4
Ambience
4.4
Value
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94% of people would recommend it to a friend
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CE
Savannah
4 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

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

OT
1 review
Dined on 6 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Great service; excellent food. A little noisy.

D
New York Area
16 reviews
Dined on 5 December 2019
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience4

Dinner with friends...we all enjoyed

OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 3 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Best spaghetti and clam sauce ever!

A
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on 30 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Stupendous!!!

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

Great!
Mmmmmmmmm

OT
New York Area
31 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!

EM
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.

DR
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.

C
1 review
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.

DR
New York Area
33 reviews
Dined on 26 October 2019
Overall5Food4Service4Ambience4

The entire experience was wonderful. Great food, great service and great ambiance. We came early second group to sit at 530 and by the time we finished our meal the place was packed.

OT
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 20 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Fantastic authentic Italian food. Great vibe

m
San Antonio
4 reviews
Dined on 19 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Eat Pasta! Eat Pasta! Eat Pasta! Eat Pasta! Eat Pasta!

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C
New York Area
394 reviews
Dined on 14 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience4

Definitely one of the best Italian places in Fairfield County! Go for the food which is excellent every time.

S
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on 11 October 2019
Overall2Food3Service4Ambience3

I've been to Applausi before. This time my wife's food was just OK, mine was very good -- in other words, mixed. But the noise level was deafening, far worse than "energetic." You had to shout to carry on a conversation with the person next to you. It made the experience horrible. The waiter said, "Come back for lunch. It's quieter." Well, I'm not coming back at all.

TR
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 5 October 2019
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Decent enough place - felt welcome. Nothing was a 5 star experience but nothing was bad either - just a mid line Italian joint

OT
1 review
Dined on 1 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Everything from food to service to ambiance to wine was fantastic! Beppe is gracious owner and host! Highly recommend this place to everyone!! Thanks.

Regards,
Rupal

G
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on 20 September 2019
Overall3Food4Service3Ambience3

The food was good but the noise level was very high.

r
New England
3 reviews
Dined on 10 September 2019
Overall4Food5Service3Ambience4

Food excellent, with interesting and varied menu. A bit pricey for a local restaurant, but definitely worth it.

BB
New York Area
142 reviews
Dined on 20 August 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

A wonderful neighborhood restaurant. Everything was excellent. The appetizers were well presented and delicious. The pastas were perfectly done with superior service.

N
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on 17 August 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Lovely delicious dinner with friends.

r
New York Area
76 reviews
Dined on 6 August 2019
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Excellent service ,a large interesting menu choices. Tasty,well prepared food.

m
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 19 July 2019
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

Love this little restaurant, food is excellent. Only drawback is it is very noisy. Reminds me of manhattan restaurants.

OT
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on 12 July 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

This is a GREAT local place that is so underrated.

OT
New York Area
19 reviews
Dined on 6 July 2019
Overall3Food5Service4Ambience3

Food is amazing for this little corner of Old Greenwich. Local dinner hangout for sure. WAY too loud, can't really enjoy a dinner for two, can't hear each other speak. Would be so easy for the owner to install sound dampening ceilings and walls.
Parents with crying babies, even at 9pm on a Saturday night... not exactly a romantic interlude. Wonderful food, but bring earplugs!

F
New York Area
44 reviews
Dined on 5 July 2019
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience4

Staff is always helpful and super friendly. Grilled calamari and grilled octopus...delicious!

DS
Miami
5 reviews
Dined on 29 June 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Love Applausi

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C
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 29 June 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Food is always consistently good. Service was fine and it’s just a bit loud. Enjoyed it again!

MI
Atlanta
79 reviews
Dined on 26 June 2019
Overall4Food4Service3Ambience3

We took my sister and brother-in-law there for my birthday dinner. The food was great, but the noise was terrible. We found ourselves shouting across the table in order to be heard. There were two tables of six that were very, very loud and the acoustics are such that there is nothing to damper the noise. The interior is all black, which iI find depressing. I liked it much better when the walls were white and there was carpeting on the floor, it was a long time ago!

The grilled calamari was wonderful and the polenta crusted cod was really tasty. My brother-in-law had the Risotto, which was very good, too. We skipped dessert and coffee because it was so loud. Even though my husband had mentioned that it was my birthday in the reservation, no one of the servers mentioned it.

BB
New York Area
142 reviews
Dined on 22 June 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We have not been to this restaurant for over 2 years. Our reservation was for 6:00 pm on a Saturday. The restaurant was empty and within 30 minutes it was jumping. The food was excellent. The service was quiet and efficient. I would recommend this restaurant without any reservations. Kudos to the management and staff.

F
New Orleans
2 reviews
Dined on 10 June 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

You absolutely must try the Bronzino baked in Salt. Absolutely delicious!

CH
1 review
Dined on 8 June 2019
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience4

We enjoyed our dinner at Applausi very much. The food was delicious and the service was top-notch. However, we had a difficult time hearing each other speak as the restaurant was extremely noisy.

PO
New York Area
22 reviews
Dined on 3 June 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

As usual - excellent food and attentive service. A true Italian venue that knows its stuff.

C
New York Area
394 reviews
Dined on 25 May 2019
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience4

Always a great option for dinner! I just wish they had not removed the frisée salad off the menu! Current salad options are very limited.

P
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on 12 May 2019
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

Excellent food (as always), and nice specials on the menu for Mother’s Day. Request for table by the window was honored, and our family enjoyed the entire meal start to finish in a relaxing atmosphere.

AC
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 7 May 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food (and choices) with excellent service and ambiance - no better place to eat.

AN
Berlin
132 reviews
Dined on 4 May 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Much too noisy that interferes with everything. Makes dinning unpleasant.

a
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on 3 May 2019
Overall5Food4Service4Ambience4

Delicious Italian food, it's hard to decide what to have from the menu because everything is good, and the specials are always terrific.

JL
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on 3 May 2019
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience3

Everything about this restaurant is great, but the noise level is distracting. Lots of small children and large, young families make it noisy. Maybe a later reservation would change the atmosphere. I love children but not in a restaurant of this caliber. In the evening we enjoy great food in a quieter atmosphere.

CC
1 review
Dined on 2 May 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The food is amazing and there are so many options! I’m never disappointed there.