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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
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Pre Fix Surprise

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 24, 2015
wandering_grandma
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Branford, Connecticut
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Branford, Connecticut
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16 reviews 16 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 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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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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22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
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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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
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
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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Sarasota, Florida
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2013

A great restaurant for a quiet family dinner. The service and food matched what we had been told. The broccoli rabe and chicken tasted just like something my grandmother would have made, which is a compliment. The chicken was so tender you cut it with a fork. The prime rib was beautiful and very big. They even served icebox cake... More 

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Stratford, Connecticut
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2013 credit card Amex Card Member Review

I was there on a Saturday about 6PM and was in the mood for their Prime Rib special. Just as I ordered it the wait staff told me that they just ran out? I had to settle for the lasagna... which I almost hate to say i......t but the sauce reminded me of "Chef Boy R Dee" yuk Too many... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2013

There's lots of good reasons to go to App's. The food's good, prices are reasonable, and some things on the menu are made the same way and taste as great as they did 50-60 years ago. Just ask your waiter what's good, what's fresh, and go for the specials. Or try the calamri, the shrimp casino, the manicotti, the bracioles,... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • 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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