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283 Captain Thomas Blvd, West Haven, CT 06516-5948
203-932-1657
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Dining options: Dinner, Reservations

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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Very Good Event Catering

Have only been there for events (mainly after-funeral get-togethers) but the buffets that we have had for these events have always been very good and staff seems good at handling them as well. Place has an old-world feel to it but is clean and comfortable. Have never gone out to dinner here, but... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 4, 2015
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Eastern CT
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New Haven, Connecticut
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24 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

My wife, daughter and I had been to this restaurant twice before and the food was acceptable. Last night's visit, however, was an expensive disappointment. Some examples. I ordered steam clams as an appetizer. When the clams arrived they were mushy and two of the clams disintegrated in the broth when I removed them from the shells. I suspect they... More 

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West Haven, Connecticut
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13 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

All new atmosphere , very nice and the food is excellent! They have redone the inside and it looks great! Went there for sister's birthday, and it was good,

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Eastern CT
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85 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015

Have only been there for events (mainly after-funeral get-togethers) but the buffets that we have had for these events have always been very good and staff seems good at handling them as well. Place has an old-world feel to it but is clean and comfortable. Have never gone out to dinner here, but I can definitely recommend App's for events.... More 

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Branford, Connecticut
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12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015

We visited Apps on Wednesday night for the Pre Fix dinner special. A pleasant surprise. Appetizers: Stuffed mushrooms, escarole and bean soup, sausage and greens were very good. A good selection of entres. The four diners had very good dinners. Chicken parm, shrimp scampi, salmon and mashed potatoes, and lasagna. We liked all the dinners. Great Italian American food. The... More 

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West Haven, Connecticut
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015

App's restaurant was fantastic for my husbands 60th birthday party, we had 100 guests and the buffet menu. The food, the staff and the atmosphere was terrific! The staff was right on top of everything and the food was delicious and hot. I have never had a regular meal in the restaurant but the chicken parmesan for the buffet was... More 

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35 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014 via mobile

I was with a party of 8 and had a young waitress who was very knowledgeable about the food, the ingredients, homemade or not, specials, drinks etc. She was just the kind of waitress that was attentive and professional. Thank you Stephanie! Now the food was delicious and plentiful for the price. No complaints and would go back.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014

We should've went next door. I had ordered a white zin. There was none The bread, was store bought and cold. The salad was limp and plain. But the best yet was BAY scallops (on the menu) There was none. Ok let's go with shrimp scampi. Sauce was great how ever the shrimp was that of the early shrimp cocktail... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2014

My sisters and mother threw my bridal shower here at App's. The room was huge and accommodated many tables. The food was excellent and it felt like we had the place to ourselves.

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West Haven, Connecticut
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3 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

A West Haven staple for decades. The menu is diverse with both classic Italian dishes as well typical American and continental recipes. The prime rib on Mondays is a favorite and draws a steady crowd. Sauteed Salmon with green grapes is special and the shrimp Florentine is a knockout. Service is friendly and efficient . Portions are reasonable and they... More 

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North Branford, Connecticut
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13 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2014

I tried to offer alternatives when a friend recently suggested we have dinner at App's Ristorante. The memory of my last visit here was decent food, but borderline service. There are so many choices in this area, it isn't necessary to settle. I looked at the reviews on tripadvisor, and decided it might be worth one more try, and indeed... More 

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Address: 283 Captain Thomas Blvd, West Haven, CT 06516-5948
Phone Number: 203-932-1657
Location: United States  >  Connecticut (CT)  >  West Haven
Cuisine: Italian

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  • Address: 283 Captain Thomas Blvd, West Haven, CT 06516-5948
  • Location: United States  >  Connecticut (CT)  >  West Haven
  • Phone Number: 203-932-1657

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Italian

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