Applausi

4.7
450 Reviews
$31 to $50
Italian
WE ARE OPEN FOR DINNER DAILY! FOR THE MONTH OF DECEMBER 2021, WE WILL BE OPEN FOR LUNCH MONDAY - FRIDAY! WE WILL STILL ACCOMODATE PRIVATE EVENT FOR LUNCH

Osteria Applausi opened in Old 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.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 450 people are saying
Overall ratings and reviews
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4.6
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4.5
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4.4
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Noise · Moderate
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Nancy
Jackson Hole
47 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food is always outstanding and the service is great. A wonderful neighborhood location

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vipjaygigi47
New York Area
65 reviews
Dined on January 5, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food was great. An excellent server

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on December 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our 1st time dining at Applausi & our whole party enjoyed from start to finish !
Food was delicious .
We’ll definitely be back !
And recommend highly to friends !

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on December 18, 2021
Overall3food4service4ambience3

Too noisy and way over expensive. Not worth the money.

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robertm
New England
5 reviews
Dined on December 17, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience3

Excellent food and service. Ossabucco particularly good. Only downside was the noise. Two large groups made it feel very crowded and noisy. Also, tables were too close together in this COVID time --we won't go back until Omicron recedes. We love Applausi, but can't recommend it in these times because of crowd, noise and table spacing.

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vipGeorgeP
New York Area
38 reviews
Dined on December 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great dinner on a quiet Monday night. Attentive service. Relaxed. Two terrific entrees. Veal sorrentino was delicious as well as the salmon.

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RickL
1 review
Dined on December 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

10 out of 10 as always! Thank you Beppi and staff! Until next time stay safe… Rick LeFauve

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 3, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Noise in the room precludes conversation. We would not return

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Monk
Louisville
3 reviews
Dined on December 2, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Great food and quaint spot for a couples night out

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vipRWS1
New York Area
17 reviews
Dined on December 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great menu, excellent food and a very fair wine list make Applausi a real find.

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Hammertime
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on November 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very nice decor, great food and service.

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gloriap
1 review
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really enjoyed the food and the place. I highly recommend it. I had fish and ossobuco … really liked both.

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KathleenH
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had an incredible time. My stepdad said it was one of the best meals he's ever had in his life. I can't have gluten, and the gluten free spaghetti carbonara was amazing. Everyone loved their meals. We'll definitely be back!!

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vipRCDCT
Atlanta
8 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Wonderful outdoor dining setup and delicious food! We'll definitely be back.

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Victoria
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2021
Overall3food5service5ambience3

Always love this restaurant because the food is amazing. I was surprised at how close the table were. The noise level made it difficult to talk.

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eleonoraj
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Applausi never disappoints! Authentic Italian with a modern vibe and always friendly service.

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RobW
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on November 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent as always. The (uncovered) outdoor space is well heated; comfortable in 40 degree weather (with lots of layers)

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eleonoraj
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing dinner and service. Applausi never disappoints!

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Gary
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2021
Overall3food4service2ambience3

Food was good but a member of our party was served soup that was at room temperature. We asked 4X for lemon for our water. No one stopped by the table to ask how things were and the noise level in the restaurant was very high.

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vipDebiS
Miami
6 reviews
Dined on October 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food always delicious!!

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CherylE
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was perfect!

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OpenTable Diner
Orlando
1 review
Dined on October 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Applausi never disappoints!!

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ponytail
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on October 14, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Ate outdoors . Good experience and pleasant atmosphere except for some street and parking lot noise behind the rear fence .
Good service and excellent food

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always great. Our favorite Italian in the area.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
124 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

I am very happy when the Dover sole is on the menu!

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Bobbi
Charleston
8 reviews
Dined on September 24, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Large portions and solid good food. The menu is a little confusing. We needed to read all the descriptions carefully to order. The service/ attention is uneven. We were given dessert menus before the entrees came! Then waited quite awhile to get the entrees. I think they forgot to put the orders in. The staff is pleasant.

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vipKateC
London
6 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love the outdoor dining at Applausi

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Homemade fresh pasta - can’t resist.

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AnnP
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food, attentive and knowledgeable wait service - definitely coming back soon!

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vipAlbertoA
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on August 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Always excellent. You know you will have a great time and a great meal. Highly recommend it. Anything you order will be first rate. Can’t go wrong.

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vipAndy
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great but not AS GREAT as usual. Buggy, food tasty but not remarkable. Not unpleasant at all but not the usual “wow.” Probably a Tuesday on a hot summer night isn’t great timing on our part. Will still be happy to come back!

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vipLeiferer
New York Area
17 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

This is the one authentic Italian in Greenwich. The dishes are seasoned and cooked as you would find them in Italy and not as you would finde them in second or third generation Italo-American restaurants.
I am a recent Italian immigrant. It is like going home to my mom for a Sunday meal.

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vipPeggy
New York Area
28 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Applausi is always excellent! The outdoor seating is really nice (they've done a great job upgrading it) and it feels totally safe. The Service was excellent as was our food. It's probably our favorite restaurant in the Stamford Greenwich area.

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vipJeeeena
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The food and the service at Applausi is top notch. I am an Italian foodie and will go anywhere for a great meal. The pasta is homemade and the salads and meats and fish are all wonderful. I prefer crusty bread to focaccia, but that's my preference. That is my only complaint, but it's not really a complaint. The focaccia is good too. I would and do recommend Applausi to all my friends.

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chetta1
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on August 7, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Service was not good but the food and ambiance was great !

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viptopspinrocketman
New York Area
17 reviews
Dined on August 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent food and service

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vipMikeK
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on July 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful night for outdoor dining and the patio space a great place to enjoy an excellent meal. It’s like you’re at a nice resort. Everything on the main menu is great but you should always checkout the specials - melon and prosciutto, lemon and shrimp pasta and the truffle mushroom filet were excellent.

Service is always incredible and Bebe and his team always make you feel at home.

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vipAHR1956
New York Area
41 reviews
Dined on July 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Service pleasant and professional. Dave, the chef always turns out a good meal, salmon, beef carpacio pasta with clams!

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Nidawei
New York Area
24 reviews
Dined on July 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Drinks were expensive. That’s my only reservation. The food and service were excellent.

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vipEast64
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on July 12, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

great place, great food, nice local vibe. Only downside is it is a bit noisy, especially for tables in the middle of the room.

FAQs

Applausi offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (203) 637-4447.

Applausi is rated 4.7 stars by 450 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.