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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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4.6

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.6

service

4.4

ambience

4.3

value

4.3

Noise

Moderate

94% would recommend it to a friend

Neighborhood Gem (12)
Good for a Date (8)
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Authentic (7)
Good for Anniversaries (6)
Casual (6)
Fun (5)
Comfort Food (4)
Fit for Foodies (4)
Good for Groups (4)
Romantic (4)
Good for Birthdays (3)
Cozy (3)
Quiet Conversation (2)
Business Meals (2)
Disabled Access (2)
Healthy (2)
Notable Wine List (2)
Creative Cuisine (2)
Good Vegetarian Options (2)
Worth the Drive (2)
Hot Spot (1)
Sunday Lunch (1)
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 (New York Area)·Dined 3 days ago

We keep going back because it is always enjoyable

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined 5 days ago

We absolutely love Applausi. The food is delicious. Excellent Italian dining. The ambience is nice, low lighting and easy to have a conversation. We adore the maitre d, always friendly and helpful. We LOVE it and take friends there often.

Tags: Romantic, Sunday Lunch, Good for Anniversaries, Quiet Conversation, Special Occasion, Business Meals
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined 6 days ago

Hectic but expected on valentine

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on January 27, 2018

The food was excellent. The service was mediocre. The bill was higher than we expected. Unfortunately it felt excessively noisy tonight

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on January 6, 2018

We were pretty impressed! Flavorful perfectly prepared food with very good service. The salt crusted Branzino was one of the best I’ve had in the US. We will definitely returnable,

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vip
 (Naples)·Dined on December 28, 2017

Great. A go to place.

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

Excellent as always

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on December 24, 2017

I have been here a number of times and the food and service are consistently excellent.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 18, 2017

I LOVE applausi and am very lucky to have it as a neighborhood restaurant. Fish is superb! Best of all it’s a 15 minutes walk for me!

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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 16, 2017

Fabulous- I find it very elegant and relaxing at the same time

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service4
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 16, 2017

Neighborhood gem with easy street parking and friendly service.

Tags: Casual
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food5
ambience4
service5
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on December 15, 2017

Fantastic food

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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 10, 2017

Quaint, great aromas, warm bread, delicious.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on December 10, 2017

Food great made from scratch service a bit off

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food4
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on December 3, 2017

While we always enjoy the food at Applausi, the restaurant was understaffed for Sunday dinner, resulting in long waits for service.

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 (New England)·Dined on November 17, 2017

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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food4
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 17, 2017

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 on November 16, 2017

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 13, 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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food5
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 (London)·Dined on November 10, 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 19, 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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vip
 (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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food5
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 3, 2017

Delicious!

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on September 30, 2017

Good local Italian spot with a nice varied menu. Enjoyed the white clam sauce.

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vip
 (New York Area)·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 13, 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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