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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.
- Surfaces sanitised between seatings
- Common areas deep cleaned daily
- Clean menu provided to every guest
- Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
- Contactless payment available
- Sealed or wrapped utensils used
- Limited number of seated diners
- Distancing maintained in common areas
- Extra space between tables
- Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
- Waiting staff wear masks
- Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
The outside dining during Covid is excellent
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
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!!
Wonderful dinner at a great neighborhood spot. Food is always delicious and service solicitous.
Authentic Italian. Good menu offering. One of the better Italian meals in the area. Very good all around. Not the cheapest in town.
Excellent menu, delicious, perfectly, prepared food & presentation. Noise level far too loud. Pls pls add some sound deadening materials.
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.
Post Valentine’s dinner - splurged on the Dover sole - EXCELLENT!
Staff was not welcoming... poor service but food was very good
Dover Sole was OUT OF THIS WORLD! And Maria's pasta selections, no matter the variety, are also beyond!
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.
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.
I absolutely love Applausi. It is one of the best restaurants in Fairfield County!
It is always a treat to go to Applausi. Great food, warm ambiance, tremendous service.
Absolutely Superb cuisine from appetizer to desert. One of the very best Italian I have had in the US.
Best in Old Greenwich
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.
Cold staff. Doesn’t make me want to wve
The best Italian restaurant in Fairfield County...and this review comes from a well-traveled Italian.
We always enjoy dinner at Applausi: delicious, authentic Italian food, friendly staff, relaxed atmosphere.
We always live our dinners at Applausi. Consistently amazing!
Excellent food, tremendous service and great ambiance.
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.
Always the best martinis, fresh food, and excellent service!
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!
We've eaten at Applausi many times in 2019 - it's consistently excellent!
Excellent food, service and ambiance. Everything our party indulged in was delicious.
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!
The entire family enjoyed the night out
The Rodriguez Family
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.
Absolutely DELICIOUS food! Service was good too!
Tables can be a little tight but overall worth the trip!!!!!
Great service; excellent food. A little noisy.
Dinner with friends...we all enjoyed
Best spaghetti and clam sauce ever!
We have lived this wonderful family owned restaurant for years. Friendly, welcoming, consistently delicious food , and excellent service ! A winner!
This is a neighborhood gem. It has been in business for decades which is no surprise. Everything about the dining experience is outstanding.
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.
Applausi offers takeaway which you can order by calling the restaurant at (203) 637-4447.
Applausi is rated 4.7 stars by 352 OpenTable diners.
You can book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size.