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Aperitivo Bistro

426 State St, Schenectady, NY 12305-2314
+1 518-579-3371
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Ranked #13 of 261 restaurants in Schenectady
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Price range: $20 - $30
Cuisines: Tapas, Bistro, Fusion
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Good for: Bar scene
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Cross street: Broadway
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.
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78% Recommend
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English first
Schenectady, New York
11 reviews 11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2014

I've eaten here a couple of times with other couples (their idea) and was underwhelmed both times. The food is ok, the portions are small but what isn't small are the prices. The last straw was last summer when my wife and I were looking to get dinner before a show and we looked at the menu, the cheapest main... More

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Albany, NY
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253 reviews 253 reviews
207 restaurant reviews
213 helpful votes 213 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2014

I have been to the Aperitivo Bistro almost 12 times since it opened and have a wonderful experience each and every time I visit. The pizzas are to die for like the Margherita, Triple Cheese or the Rabe & Sausage. For dinner, my favorite is Horseradish Crusted Salmon with Glazed Golden Beets - delicious. Service is always exceptional and the... More

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Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania
12 reviews 12 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2014

The Friday night we had dinner there they had a wonderful trio. And great service.This bistro is very popular with the theatre going crowd so the 6:30 seating is always booked. We enjoyed sharing the small plates- the Baba Ghanoush was some of the best I have had in along time and the fresh bacon with tomatoes on baguette was... More

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Pittsfield, Massachusetts
16 reviews 16 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2014

We took a chance on a Friday night and were able to slip into the last 2 seats at the bar. The place was hopping at 6:00 with a jazz trio and great ambiance. The wine selection was wonderful (I tried 3 different white wines, all delicious) and DH had local beer which he really liked. We shared a caesar... More

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Lake George, New York
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131 reviews 131 reviews
123 restaurant reviews
143 helpful votes 143 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2014

This time prior to a show at Proctors the place was buzzing. Seated exactly at our reserved time. Drew Jodi as a waitress and food was delivered hot,spaced adeguetly and overall great time. Braised short ribs and companions crab cake bisque was about as good as it gets. Another five star Angelo Mazzone resturant.

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10 reviews 10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2014

My wife and I always eat here before performances at Proctors in Schenectady. They get us in and out on time, and the food is always hot and delicious. They have a great variety on their menu-seafood, chicken, pasta and beef, and they know our favorite table. They also have a wonderful wine list to choose from, including some of... More

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Luxembourg City, Luxembourg
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82 reviews 82 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2014

Went with some friends a couple weeks ago, and overall it was an enjoyable meal. I really liked the setting of the restaurant - brick walls, nicely lit, decent buzz in the place. The server was really great and happily dealt with all our questions. The food itself was pretty nice, but I found the portions to be quite large... More

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Mechanicville, New York
12 reviews 12 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2013

Selection on menu very good, a bit pricey, best strip steak, cooked to perfection. Nice presentation, service okay. Mazzone has done it once again!

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Albany, New York
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9 reviews 9 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2013 via mobile

This place lives off the theatre crowd. Pricey for what you get. Good service. Make reservation on theatre nights.

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West Hartford, Connecticut
4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2013

The food was good, but most of the menu was overpriced. The rigatoni had small bits of sausage in it. It was ok, but very overpriced at $26.00. Most of the pasta dishes are in that price range. The flat bread pizza was also ok, but again not worth $17.00. The arugula salad did not have much in it and... More

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