Applausi

4.6
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345 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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4.6based on recent ratings
4.7
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4.5
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4.4
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4.4
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OT
New York Area
103 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience4

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

OT
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall1Food4Service1Ambience3

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

F
New Orleans
3 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

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

j
New York Area
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
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.

m
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
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.

M
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!

S
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on 4 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

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

BJ
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.

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

Best in Old Greenwich

OT
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on 31 January 2020
Overall3Food5Service1Ambience5

Rudeness vibe

PB
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.

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

Cold staff. Doesn’t make me want to wve

M
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.

M
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.

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

We always live our dinners at Applausi. Consistently amazing!

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

Excellent food, tremendous service and great ambiance.

D
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.

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

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

OT
New York Area
104 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!

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

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

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

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

s
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!

D
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

F
New York Area
62 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.

CE
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!!!!!

OT
1 review
Dined on 6 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Great service; excellent food. A little noisy.

D
New York Area
17 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
9 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
37 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
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.

DR
New York Area
34 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
5 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
398 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
3 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