Applausi

4.7
260 reviews
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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.
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LK
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 3, 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 27, 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 27, 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
40 reviews
Dined on January 19, 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
3 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 January 1, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

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

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OT
New York Area
91 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2019
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 January 1, 2019
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 January 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a delicious enjoyable dinner.

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OT
New York Area
18 reviews
Dined on December 30, 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 25, 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
16 reviews
Dined on December 9, 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 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very good all around in every way

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C
New York Area
354 reviews
Dined on December 2, 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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CH
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on December 1, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 1ambience 3

Service was incredibly slow.

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LD
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on December 1, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 2ambience 3

The food was quite good, especially grilled calamari. Decent wine list. Dinner including wine, a shared appetizer, a main, and shared dessert, and wine came to about $100 each. The service is slow, which is a mixed blessing if you want to spend a long time hanging out.

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L
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined on November 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Consistently good

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F
New York Area
38 reviews
Dined on November 19, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

Food was really good! Place was just with few tables. We were looking for a nicer crowd.

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PO
New York Area
20 reviews
Dined on November 18, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Always excellent food and good service. A worthwhile spot in the area.

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OT
New York Area
26 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious Italian food!!! Excellent service. Easy to have private conversations. LOVE LOVE LOVE Applausi!

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DL
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on November 11, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Was recommended by our Uber driver so highly that we had to try it. He lived locally so we felt he would know. He was spot on correct. Great restaurant and very happy we went there for a very special occasion. Highly recommended.

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OT
New York Area
91 reviews
Dined on November 3, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent meal all around - salads, pasta, trout, service and ambience.

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OT
New York Area
26 reviews
Dined on October 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We are devoted customers of Applausi. The food is delicious...always. You can always hear the conversation and the ambiance is nice without being too fancy. It's perfect for an evening out with friends, family or your sweetheart.

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OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on October 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic food and service as always!

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OG
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on October 20, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Always great and they treat you like family. Many pasta dishes are homemade and this is true Southern Italian cuisine. The Osso Bucco is great as is the squid ink pasta I had.

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J
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on October 20, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Applausi is a welcoming and fun restaurant. The specials are interesting and the service is great.

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OT
New York Area
91 reviews
Dined on October 13, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

This is a favorite neighborhood spot. We love everything about it. Though not touted as "kid friendly," our 11-year-old granddaughter requests Applausi often - children are treated well. All courses are good - we've never been disappointed. Apps and salads are excellent. Sole special was excellent (all fish entrees are good), and of course the pastas are great.

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PO
New York Area
20 reviews
Dined on October 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Food is excellent - a talented kitchen. Service is attentive and professional. Always a great place for authentic Italian.

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N
New England
9 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food and service.
Delicious meal - not to be missed.

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c
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

One of the best restaurants we've been to in quite some time. The food was stellar, the service was outstanding and the decor perfect. 10/10

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M
New York Area
34 reviews
Dined on September 30, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

We always enjoy dinner here: good food and friendly service.

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M
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

In my opinion, Applausi is the best Italian cuisine restaurant in Fairfield County. The menu is diverse and reflects the best of Italian cuisine. The staff is professional and attentive, anticipating all of the diner's needs. Having just returned from Italy, I can assure you that Applausi makes you feel like you are eating in a high quality local trattoria. I go there often and have never been disappointed with anything that I select from the menu. I highly recommend it...

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