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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.
Old Greenwich, CT 06870
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
$31 to $50
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
Parking is located in the back of the restaurant.
Private Party Facilities:
Upon request Applausi can accommodate up to 75 people for a private party/event.
Private Party Contact:
Beppe: (203) 637-4447
Beer, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
Applausi Ratings and Reviews
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.
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".
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.)
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.
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.
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!
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