Applausi

4.6
278 reviews
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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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MK
1 review
Dined on April 5, 2019
Overall 2food 4service 4ambience 5

Food is excellent. Service slow. Noise level unacceptable. Expensive

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L
New York Area
42 reviews
Dined on April 4, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 2

Food was good, not many people there the night we went and service was slow. Glad we tried it but we don’t need to go back.

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 2food 3service 1ambience 1

Very over priced but food was good

Got my appetizer half hour late

Took a very long time

And the main male host was full of himself.

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w
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our new favorite restaurant. We love this place and have had three excellent meals within the last month! Food is outstanding and the service is great. A jewel in Old Greenwich!

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OT
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very very good food we will definitely be back next week I love everything even the desert was suprisse good the tiramisu was the best one I had in longest time.thank you

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OT
New York Area
17 reviews
Dined on March 22, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Delicious veal shank!

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OT
New York Area
93 reviews
Dined on March 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The grilled romaine was excellent, as were the trout and the pasta ala San Giovanni.

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CD
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on March 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

It was a very pleasant meal with excellent food and service!

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J
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on March 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food is very good. The staff is friendly. A great place for a family gathering or getting together with friends

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Amazing bread and veal

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B
New York Area
103 reviews
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Excellent food,from the appetizers ( grilled shrimp,rice balls,) to entrees(chicken Milanese,lamb ,salmon) and great tartufo!
It was our first time here ,but we’ll be back! Small room and very busy on a Saturday night,but fortunately we were seated against the wall.

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SR
1 review
Dined on February 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

NEVER disappoints. Food is exemplary. Service understated and attentive. This is our favorite restaurant in the area.

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MK
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on February 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Consistently excellent food and service!!!

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OT
New York Area
26 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We LOVE Applausi! It's such a nice place for our regular "date nights" as a married couple. Fantastic service and we can hear each other talk!
Thank you, Applausi!!! xox

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ES
New York Area
325 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

Was very disappointed all around.
The appetizers of caesar salad, baked clams and beef capocchio were very good.
The poor part was the chicken milanese was under cooked. Surprised they served it like that.
Kathy had the pasta with bogalanise it was also very poor.
Steve had the pork chop which was good and Francine had the veal
which had pieces of grizzle. Surely would not try again.
Service was poor.

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TB
Chicago
15 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Enjoyed the food, service and ambiance. Will be one of our favorites. Made us feel welcome and special. Highly recommend.

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OT
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

My wife and I had a really nice Valentines dinner! Everything from the cuisine to the service was EXCELLENT!!

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OT
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We just moved from NY and just found the neighborhood go to restaurant we dreamed about. Applausi. Bravo. 10 meals in 25 days each better than the next. Ever changing artful specials. Olive oil provided to pour on chocolate cake to unlock the flavor. Wow. I’ve had Tartufo dozens of times, none by choice, all disappointing. Until now. Applausi to Applausi.

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LK
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on February 2, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

Very nice restaurant with very good food and service

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j
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on January 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A wonderful restaurant. The food is always exceptional. The staff makes you feel like you are at home. This is our favorite place to eat. We are lucky to have this great restaurant.

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a
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on January 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Perfect dinner with friends. My dinner was superb, a light salad to start and delicious veal scaloppini was delightful.

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OT
1 review
Dined on January 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Nice atmosphere, friendly and attentive staff, excellent food (as with all Marchetti Family restaurants). Dinner with friends lasted 3.5 hours (by our choice), and we were given complimentary limoncello after dessert.

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We LOVE Applausi! Always a perfect meal.

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M
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Applausi is one of the top five restaurants in Fairfield County! The food is delicious and, in my opinion, is authentically Italian cuisine. The wait staff is impeccable; anticipating the every need of their customers. The owner is always present and sincerely welcomes every one of his diners. He makes one feel at home. I would highly recommend Applausi to anyone who appreciates fine food in a relaxed and cozy atmosphere.

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TT
New York Area
41 reviews
Dined on January 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love this restaurant. Great food and service. Highly recommend it!!!!!

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AK
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on January 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

From start to finish, we had an excellent experience. The food was delicious and the service was personal and professional. Well done!

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JG
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on January 16, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 4

Applausi is a fine place to dine and has earned a good reputation among its regular customers, who recommend it highly.

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S
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on January 8, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Applausi never disappoints. It’s a family favourite for years.

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g
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

Food was fantastic, however the service was not. Very slow.

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OT
New York Area
93 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Early New Year's Eve dinner - trout and lightly sautéed zucchini - amazingly good! Chicken Milanese also scored very high marks!! Always good in all ways!!

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D
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent New Year's Eve dinner! The ambiance was lovely and the service excellent...

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OT
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a delicious enjoyable dinner.

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OT
New York Area
18 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

The restaurant is very cozy but very loud. My wife's dish was tasty, tender and we'll presented. I on the other hand had the brinzino. It was kind of bland and had several small bones to contend with. The portion was very small and included a tiny piece of potato and 3 unseasoned pieces of brocolli. A glass of wine was 15 dollars which seemed very over the top for this type of establishment.

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TA
New England
5 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Outstanding food and excellent service.  Love the shrimp and white bean appetizer.  Great Caesar salad! The Baked Polenta Crusted Cod served over Spinach, with Fava Beans, Sweet Peas, Corn and Grape Tomatoes in a delicate White Wine Sauce was excellent; as well as the spaghetti and meatballs.  We look forward to our next visit! Love Applausi!

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 24, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 3

Outstanding food! Service was wonderful until we finished our meal and then felt rushed. Would have lingered and had dessert had it not felt so “pushed”. There were other tables available so it wasn’t about people waiting.

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j
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on December 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Outstanding dining experience. While very very busy, service and food were the best!!

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CR
New York Area
18 reviews
Dined on December 8, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Delicious carbonara and osso bucco. Little loud but not restaurants fault. Just a shrieking diner nearby. Nice ambiance and good service.

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JF
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on December 6, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing restaurant. Have been going there for years. Highly recommend

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very good all around in every way

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C
New York Area
363 reviews
Dined on December 1, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

Due to a street fair in town, getting to the restaurant was a bit of a mess. The restaurant was extremely busy but they handled all the people that likely came in from the street fair well. Food as always was excellent but the service seemed rushed at times. I will write the rushed service off as part of the crowds.

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