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Applausi

4.6
196 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Italian
Perfect For:
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  • Neighborhood Gem
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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.
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Italian
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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
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Phone number
(203) 637-4447
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Payment options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Beppe Cornacchia
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Private party facilities
Upon request Applausi can accommodate up to 75 people for a private party/event.
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Private party contact
Beppe: (203) 637-4447
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Arcadia Road
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Parking details
Parking is located in the back of the restaurant.
Additional
Beer, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 196 People Are Saying
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4.6based on recent ratings
4.7
food
4.3
service
4.3
ambience
4.2
value
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95% of people would recommend it to a friend
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5.0Dined 5 days ago

Had the lunch special which is probably the greatest value of all time! The food at Applausi is consistently amazing. Wine list is also extremely comprehensive and well rounded. Service is attentive, friendly, knowledgeable and accommodating. My friend had the caesar salad and trout and loved it. 3-4th time here, i’ve never had the same thing and i’ve never been disappointed. love this restaurant!!

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5.0Dined on April 14, 2018

Fabulous, authentic Italian food. Great wine pairings. Friendly owner and staff. One of the better places to go for weekend dinner. Very popular with locals so go early because it can get busy

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5.0Dined on April 12, 2018

The food is always fresh and first rate! Great Italian food and very good value. You just can't go wrong at Applausi.

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5.0Dined on April 12, 2018

Excellent food!! Service a little slow. But you also never feel rushed.

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5.0Dined on April 3, 2018

Fabulous food, good service. Very attentive to your needs. Will prepare special dishes not on the menu. Third time dining there, will continue to go back and recommend.
Excellent.

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5.0Dined on March 24, 2018

A favorite for years. Great fish, perfectly sized portions (not huge...), lovely salads, delicious desserts. Always excellent service. Happy to have Applause in the neighborhood!

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5.0Dined on March 23, 2018

Loved this restaurant and loved, loved, loved the food! There were 7 of us celebrating my mother's 90th birthday (who does not look or act like she's 90) on a Friday night and when we arrived at 6:30, only a few tables were full. By 8:00 or so, the place was packed and the noise level was deafening. Since we were seated at a round table, the noise made it difficult to communicate with my family members across the table. It is not a big restaurant so all the tables are contained in one room and are very near to each other. I would just keep this in mind in the future but if I am ever back in the area, I would definitely go back to Applausi for another delicious meal!

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5.0Dined on March 22, 2018

Always an excellent experience. Great service, warm and welcoming atmosphere. Food is consistently great. The polenta crusted cod is a must have.

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4.0Dined on February 25, 2018

We always enjoy the food at Applausi, especially the homemade pasta. It's a good go-to place for dinner after the Greenwich Choral Society or Greenwich Symphony concerts.

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4.0Dined on February 20, 2018

Applausi shines brightly among all the Italian restaurants in the greater area! IMHO they do the best Bronzino in a salt crust I’ve eaten outside of Europe.

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5.0Dined on February 17, 2018

We keep going back because it is always enjoyable

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5.0Dined on February 15, 2018

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.

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4.0Dined on February 14, 2018

Hectic but expected on valentine

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4.0Dined 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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4.0Dined 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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5.0Dined on December 28, 2017

Great. A go to place.

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5.0Dined on December 24, 2017

Excellent as always

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5.0Dined on December 24, 2017

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

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5.0Dined 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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5.0Dined on December 16, 2017

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

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5.0Dined on December 16, 2017

Neighborhood gem with easy street parking and friendly service.

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5.0Dined on December 15, 2017

Fantastic food

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5.0Dined on December 10, 2017

Quaint, great aromas, warm bread, delicious.

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3.0Dined on December 10, 2017

Food great made from scratch service a bit off

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4.0Dined 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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5.0Dined 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.

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4.0Dined on November 17, 2017

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

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5.0Dined 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.

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5.0Dined on November 13, 2017

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

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5.0Dined on November 10, 2017

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

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4.0Dined 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.

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4.0Dined 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.

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5.0Dined on October 15, 2017

Just as enjoyable as always!!

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3.0Dined 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.

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5.0Dined 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.

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5.0Dined on October 3, 2017

Delicious!

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3.0Dined on September 30, 2017

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

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5.0Dined on September 30, 2017

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

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5.0Dined 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.

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5.0Dined 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.

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