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.
- 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
- Limited number of seated diners
- Distancing maintained in common areas
- Extra space between tables
- Waitstaff wear masks
- Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
- Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
The food is always outstanding and the service is great. A wonderful neighborhood location
Food was great. An excellent server
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 !
Too noisy and way over expensive. Not worth the money.
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.
Great dinner on a quiet Monday night. Attentive service. Relaxed. Two terrific entrees. Veal sorrentino was delicious as well as the salmon.
10 out of 10 as always! Thank you Beppi and staff! Until next time stay safe… Rick LeFauve
Noise in the room precludes conversation. We would not return
Great food and quaint spot for a couples night out
Great menu, excellent food and a very fair wine list make Applausi a real find.
Very nice decor, great food and service.
Really enjoyed the food and the place. I highly recommend it. I had fish and ossobuco … really liked both.
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!!
Wonderful outdoor dining setup and delicious food! We'll definitely be back.
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.
Applausi never disappoints! Authentic Italian with a modern vibe and always friendly service.
Excellent as always. The (uncovered) outdoor space is well heated; comfortable in 40 degree weather (with lots of layers)
Amazing dinner and service. Applausi never disappoints!
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.
Food always delicious!!
Everything was perfect!
Applausi never disappoints!!
Ate outdoors . Good experience and pleasant atmosphere except for some street and parking lot noise behind the rear fence .
Good service and excellent food
Always great. Our favorite Italian in the area.
I am very happy when the Dover sole is on the menu!
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.
Love the outdoor dining at Applausi
Homemade fresh pasta - can’t resist.
Excellent food, attentive and knowledgeable wait service - definitely coming back soon!
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
Service was not good but the food and ambiance was great !
Excellent food and service
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.
Service pleasant and professional. Dave, the chef always turns out a good meal, salmon, beef carpacio pasta with clams!
Drinks were expensive. That’s my only reservation. The food and service were excellent.
great place, great food, nice local vibe. Only downside is it is a bit noisy, especially for tables in the middle of the room.
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.