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About Applausi

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.

199 Soundbeach Avenue
Old Greenwich, CT 06870
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Italian

Hours of Operation:
Lunch: Monday - Friday: 12:00pm - 2:30pm

Dinner: Monday - Friday: 5:30pm - 10:00pm, Saturday: 5:30pm - 10:30pm, Sunday: 5:00pm - 9:00pm

Cross Street:
Arcadia Road

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$31 to $50

Payment Options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(203) 637-4447

Website:
http://www.osteriaapplausi.com/index.html

Parking Details:
Parking is located in the back of the restaurant.

Executive Chef:
Beppe Cornacchia

Private Party Facilities:
Upon request Applausi can accommodate up to 75 people for a private party/event.

Private Party Contact:
Beppe: (203) 637-4447

Additional:
Beer, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Applausi Ratings and Reviews

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4.7

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.8

service

4.5

ambience

4.5

value

4.5

Noise

Moderate

97% would recommend it to a friend

Neighborhood Gem (16)
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Casual (5)
Cozy (5)
Good for Anniversaries (4)
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Good for Groups (4)
Worth the Drive (4)
Good for Birthdays (3)
Business Meals (3)
Comfort Food (3)
Fun (3)
Notable Wine List (3)
Romantic (3)
Disabled Access (2)
Healthy (2)
Quiet Conversation (2)
Kid-friendly (1)
Creative Cuisine (1)
Hot Spot (1)
Late-night Find (1)
Vegan (1)
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 (New England)·Dined 4 days ago

Very good Italian food with a nice vibe. A good great choice to go with friends who are looking for good food at a reasonable price. It has an upscale neighborhood feel and it’s very close to the Hyatt Regency.

Tags: Fun, Disabled Access, Worth the Drive, Good for a Date, Cozy
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·Dined 4 days ago

My first time and, although it was for business, I will definitely return with friends. Excellent!

Tags: Authentic, Romantic, Good for Groups
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 (Savannah)·Dined 5 days ago

Applausi never disappoints the cuisine is always authentic to the southern Italian food culture. It is rare to find "truly" handmade pasta options.

Tags: Disabled Access, Fit for Foodies
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 14, 2017

We enjoyed a lovely meal
The staff was excellent, providing just the right amount of attention.
Will definitely return.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Authentic, Neighborhood Gem
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·Dined on November 11, 2017

Love it. Great atmosphere and wonderful for friends get-together.

Tags: Fun, Worth the Drive, Cozy, Comfort Food, Romantic, Good for Birthdays, Good for Groups, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Neighborhood Gem
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 1, 2017

Applausi is a regular stop for my family, but my most recent visit was to honour a good friend on the 50th anniversary of his ordination as a priest. Applausi did NOT disappoint.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date, Vegan, Good for Anniversaries
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on October 20, 2017

We go often and it is always good! Always have a problem picking a starter because they are all well prepared - shrimp and white bean puree is a favorite.

Tags: Good for a Date, Fun, Neighborhood Gem
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 15, 2017

Just as enjoyable as always!!

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on October 7, 2017

Our food was good but the extremely poor service ruined the evening. I had to go to the bar twice to try and get menus and then our server. Almost an hour passed before we were even able to order.

Tags: Casual
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 (Miami)·Dined on October 7, 2017

Incredible gem.... everything was delicious! So popular, we had to wait for the final check because it is basically a small restaurant and they were beyond filled to capacity. But, we'd go again tomorrow if we didn't live so far away (Palm Beach Gardens, Florida). This place rivals anywhere in the world.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Special Occasion, Authentic
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 3, 2017

Delicious!

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vip
 (Denver)·Dined on September 30, 2017

Have been there many times, never a disappointment. Food is always good. It's
a great family restaurant.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Casual, Cozy
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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 17, 2017

Applausi is a wonderful neighborhood gem where you always feel welcome The food is fantastic, the best Italian food in Greenwich. The homemade pasta is a favorite. The staff is attentive but never intrusive. We love this restaurant.

Tags: Casual, Notable Wine List, Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem, Authentic, Special Occasion, Healthy
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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 14, 2017

These guys always do a wonderful job. They have a great selection of home-made pasta dishes (among other delicious things), the ambiance is somewhere between mellow and romantic, and the service is on-point and not at all stuffy. Highly recommended.

Tags: Special Occasion, Quiet Conversation, Good for a Date
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on September 9, 2017

Food was excellent. Server was attentive but not overbearing. Pasta cooked just right. Would definitely return.

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for Groups, Romantic, Good for a Date
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on July 24, 2017

One of the most consistent good restaurants in Greenwich. Great food and service.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Kid-friendly, Late-night Find, Quiet Conversation, Authentic
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 (New York Area)·Dined on July 15, 2017

Service was good but food just mediocre. Everything lacked good flavor.

Tags: Casual
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food3
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 (New York Area)·Dined on July 11, 2017

Always great service and a friendly atmosphere. Specials were excellent.

Tags: Authentic, Casual, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Naples)·Dined on June 14, 2017

Delightful evening celebrating the sale of our house. Everyone thoroughly enjoyed their homemade pastas and delicious salads and desserts.

Tags: Authentic, Neighborhood Gem, Fit for Foodies
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on April 22, 2017

Only fault is noise level on a Saturday night
Food and service without question the best in old Greenwich

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies
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 (New York Area)·Dined on April 20, 2017

Service was slow since they were overwhelmed by a group of 20. Food, however was worth the wait.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on March 27, 2017

The service is excellent. Ambiance is warm and inviting and quiet so that conversations can be enjoyed. The food is delicious.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on March 24, 2017

This resturant has authentic italian food. The enviornment is friendly. It has a decent wine selection and really nice dessert. The staff is friendly and courteous.

Tags: Outstanding Value, Kid-friendly, Good Vegetarian Options, Quiet Conversation, Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on March 22, 2017

One of my favorites. Always great food. Nice wine list and tasty desserts. Perfecto

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on March 19, 2017

Good fresh food. We were allowed to choose our own table as we don't like sitting side by side.

This was our first visit to this restaurant, but we were not especially welcomed; this may be due to understaffing. It seems to be frequented mostly by locals.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on March 18, 2017

Lots of traditional Italian dishes with an innovative flair. The seafood items are particularly tasty and perfectly prepared. Beppe is a welcoming and excellent host.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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 (New York Area)·Dined on March 11, 2017

good neighborhood dining convenient
reasonabe prices comfortable

Tags: Comfort Food
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 (New York Area)·Dined on March 11, 2017

We chose this restaurant as it was a central location for each of the dinner guests. I understand that restaurants rely on its regulars but our table was located right by the front door on a very cold night. Every diner who came and went kept the door open so they could hang up or retrieve their coats. So we were cold most of the night, our food did not keep warm as we were eating and not once did a waiter or staff person ask how we were faring with the cold. This was a very disappointing meal and I will not be recommending this restaurant. If you are a regular you will be treated nicely. If not, you will be given the "left-overs".

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 (New York Area)·Dined on March 4, 2017

The pasta was fresh and wonderful. Service was attentive. I have been many times over many years and have never been disappointed. Many thanks.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Good for a Date, Authentic, Romantic, Quiet Conversation
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on February 25, 2017

We dine here often - it is truly a neighborhood gem. Consistently good, fresh food. Salads and appetizers are excellent (my favoite is the beet and frissee salad). Fish dishes are very good, especially specials that change weekly. (Dover sole sometimes on the is the best.)

Tags: Authentic, Casual, Neighborhood Gem, Fun, Good for a Date, Local Ingredients, Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Good for Birthdays, Kid-friendly, Quiet Conversation
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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 14, 2017

Very nice place. Staff could not have been more accommodating.

Tags: Romantic, Outstanding Value, Creative Cuisine, Fun, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date
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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 14, 2017

Food was great, service was great. I will definitely come back again and recommend this place.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Special Occasion, Late-night Find
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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 14, 2017

The menu at Applausi was very good & the food was also very good.
That said, the service was impossible.
Perhaps the poor service was attributable to the busyness of Valentines Day, but
the service was seriously sub par and affected our enjoyment of the evening.
Ordering & food delivery was insufferably slow.
We will try it again when its not a holiday.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 4, 2017

Veal shank was good but a very small portion which was disappointing. The pork chop with cherry peppers was cooked to perfection. The grilled calamari is one of the best I've had!

Tags: Worth the Drive
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on January 25, 2017

Went there on a Wednesday night, my birthday and with the help of the owner (his choices) we had the baked mussels, the Tuna carpacio and the Burratta. All were excellent, fresh tasty and came quickly. then a pasta course, a sampling of the cavatelli tossed with italian sweet sausage, awesome! The mains were veal scaloppine, sea bass, trout and the rib eye. All were excellent. The service was outstanding. Sometimes you get the best meals when it's not the weekend. We will definitely go again and try it on a saturday. Very cozy and very pleasant.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date
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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 25, 2017

Pork Chop with cherry peppers was cooked perfectly. Grilled calamari was excellent. Enjoyed the meal and would definitely go back.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Casual, Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem, Worth the Drive
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on January 14, 2017

Food was excellent the service was slow though. Only 2 waiters for the whole place and they had to work the bar as well

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vip
 (New England)·Dined on January 14, 2017

We had a wonderful meal at Applausi. The appetizer of grilled shrimp with a white bean salad to the authentic spaghetti and meatballs; and the special of braised brisket in a chianti reduction served with a fennel and potato mash; everything was excellent. The service was wonderful and the manager and staff are always so welcoming. We look forward to our next visit!

Tags: Good for a Date, Fun, Good for Anniversaries, Fit for Foodies
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 (New England)·Dined on January 13, 2017

We love Applausi. The food is delicious. I can never decide which delicious enter to order. The appetizers are creative and just fabulous. We love the staff. Just the right amount of friendliness. It is our go to spot in Greenwich!

Tags: Authentic, Quiet Conversation, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Casual, Neighborhood Gem, Great for Lunch, Hot Spot, People Watching, Good for a Date, Healthy, Disabled Access, Cozy, Quick Bite, Fun
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on January 11, 2017

Great neighborhood joint. Good food and sweet staff.

Tags: Cozy
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