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Aperitivo Bistro

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426 State St, Schenectady, NY 12305-2314 (Broadway)
+1 518-579-3371
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4:00 pm - 9:00 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, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for: Bar scene
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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  • 74
    Excellent
  • 45
    Very good
  • 23
    Average
  • 7
    Poor
  • 3
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Next to Proctor's

Had before show drinks here. They had a nice specialty drink menu. I had a Moscow Mule, ginger beer and absolute vodka. Hubby had a martini. Nice stop before going next door. Also was fun to watch the dessert making, their prep station is next to the bar. There were some delicious desserts... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
Rachel W
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Johnstown, New York
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Johnstown, New York
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19 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Had before show drinks here. They had a nice specialty drink menu. I had a Moscow Mule, ginger beer and absolute vodka. Hubby had a martini. Nice stop before going next door. Also was fun to watch the dessert making, their prep station is next to the bar. There were some delicious desserts being made. We'll be back to try... More 

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Thank Rachel W
Lake Mary, Florida
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8 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Ask for Shannon at the bar. She is a fantastic bartender and friend to chat with. The food and atmosphere here is also very good.

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Thank tonengib
Schenectady, New York
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A girlfriend and I decided to have dinner here for a night of catching up. When we walked in 3/4 of the place was empty - were told that all was reserved. We sat at a bar table where it was very dark. (the other tables did not get seated for hours). The waiter was on point. He worked hard,... More 

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Thank Gina B
Augusta
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3 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Atmosphere was ok. Took over an hour to receive our food and the place was a quarter full.........people who came in after us were served first. Very Interesting. Food was luke warm, had been sitting for a while before we received it........

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Thank Tina B
Rexford, NY
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67 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We had dinner here before a show at Proctor's theater next door. We each had a glass of wine and we shared an order of calamari, a pear salad and a pizza. Everything was delicious. I always expect a lot from a Mazzone establishment and this restaurant does not disappoint. I will return to try other items on the menu.

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Thank bpol
Ambler, PA
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34 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I wandered in here while visiting a client in Schenectady and what a great find this was. The first time I went they were busy so I just ate at the bar. The staff was incredibly friendly, the service was perfect and the food is fantastic. The second time I went with my wife and had an equally enjoyable experience.... More 

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Thank GolfNGuitarNut
Lenox, Massachusetts
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49 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Second time here. I'll give you in part due to its proximity to Proctors, however, I would not continue if it were not good. great selection of wines, and an eclectic menu. Oysters rockafeller - YUM, as well as other taste we enjoyed. friendly warm atmosphere. come one, come all

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Troy,NY
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7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Fabulous and fun venue for the rehearsal dinner! Suzy was great to work with and the private rooms were beautiful. The foods was delicious!

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Thank ajdbt
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10 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2015

Good food. A very busy and somewhat noisy atmosphere, food a little 'artsy' but tasty. The flourless chocolate cake is mis-named, more like molten lava cake.

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Thank Nancy D
Castleton On Hudson, New York
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11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2015

Recommended as a good restaurant for dinner before attending a show at Proctors. It was perfect! There were 3 adults and 3 pre-teens in our party. Menu had something for everyone. Server was very accommodating to our time restraint. Would definitely recommend!

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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
  • Cuisine: Italian, French, Pizza, Spanish, Fusion

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 allow dogs on the outdoor patio?