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Aperitivo Bistro

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French, Spanish, Fusion, Tapas, Bistro
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426 State St, Schenectady, NY 12305-2314 (Broadway)
+1 518-579-3371
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11:30 am - 2:00 pm
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Mon - Fri 11:30 am - 2:00 pm
Mon - Sat 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Late Night, Dinner, Reservations
Description: In the center of downtown Schenectady, situated next to the Historic...
In the center of downtown Schenectady, situated next to the Historic Proctors Theater, lies Aperitivo Bistro. Italian for "small plates", Aperitivo Bistro serves the ultimate fusion style tapas - from the traditional fried calamari to fresh local salads and tuna tartare. Also serving specialty pizzas, fabulous pasta dishes and larger traditional Italian selections, come and enjoy the variety of flavors Aperitivo Bistro has to offer.
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  • 68
    Excellent
  • 35
    Very good
  • 20
    Average
  • 6
    Poor
  • 2
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
A real gem

Don't miss out on a great dinner. Creative great atmosphere and a safe location. Food was very good and cozy.

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 13, 2015
Davidg100
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Scotia, New York
Good for:
  • Bar scene
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Scotia, New York
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

Don't miss out on a great dinner. Creative great atmosphere and a safe location. Food was very good and cozy.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

One of my favor dinner meals are tapas, I like a lot of different tastes and textures in a meal, what better way to dine than with a few different tapas plates. They have a lot to choose from. Also a nice sized craft beer menu. They participate in the schenectady restaurant week as well, don't miss it.

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Albany, New York
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64 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2015

Came back to Aperitivo last week after a couple of years. It was great. Excellent service. Food was fantastic. All courses were well prepared. Highly recommend.

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Guilderland, New York
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

Stopped in to enjoy some dessert after having dinner at another restaurant in town. Husband had the parfait and I had the vanilla bean cheesecake with fresh strawberry sauce. The both were excellent. We will be back for dinner!

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Cheshire, Connecticut
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015

This is a small stylish, classy restaurant right next to the Parker Inn hotel and Hampton Inn. The menu is not that big offering unique dishes. The food and service were fantastic!

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Delanson, New York
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

The atmosphere was great. Walls look, (or may actually be) the old brick from the adjoining historic buildings. Waiter was very friendly and attentive. Aside from the flat diet soda, (some problem with their dispensing system) the meal was excellent. I would have given it 4 stars but I thought it was a bit pricey. $27 for a sausage and... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2015

Wow, what a find. Apertivo's service and food were excellent even during pre-show rush hour conditions. They may do even better outside of the theater rush period. We are planning a return visit for a more leisurely dinner. Maybe I was just lucky, but my calamari and baked pasta dish with fennel sausage were the best I can remember ever... More 

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Glenville, NY
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2015

The environment is great here, especially on a show night at Proctors. Food and service are good. Some slightly different items on the menu, but something there for almost all tastes.

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Schenectady, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2015

This is the crown jewel of schenectady's restaurants. The service is excellent, the bar is stocked well with top-name booze. The food is prepared well and tastes great. Yeah, they make pizza classy too! It does get a bit nutty before a Proctor's show-- if u are going, make sure the waiter knows. Also try to sit in the restaurant... More 

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Cobbleskill, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015 via mobile

Having been handed a scheduling conflict out of my control is was forced to make alternate wedding anniversary dinner plans. I was not just accomodated..I was give top shelf treatment and attention. Wait staff (Kait) are real professionals. They miss nothing. The selections are excellent. We chose two appetizers, calamari with sweet chili sauce and a tempura roll (lobster and... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 426 State St, Schenectady, NY 12305-2314
    (Broadway)
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Schenectady
  • Phone Number: +1 518-579-3371

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 20 - 30
  • Price Range: $ $ $
  • Cuisine: French, Spanish, Fusion, Tapas, Bistro

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Good for: Bar scene

Description

In the center of downtown Schenectady, situated next to the Historic Proctors Theater, lies Aperitivo Bistro. Italian for "small plates", Aperitivo Bistro serves the ultimate fusion style tapas - from the traditional fried calamari to fresh local salads and tuna tartare. Also serving specialty pizzas, fabulous pasta dishes and larger traditional Italian selections, come and enjoy the variety of flavors Aperitivo Bistro has to offer.
Open Hours
Sunday
4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Monday
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?