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Aperitivo Bistro

426 State St, Schenectady, NY 12305-2314
+1 518-579-3371
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Ranked #13 of 265 Restaurants in Schenectady
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $20 - $30
Sun 4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Mon - Fri 11:30 am - 2:00 pm
Mon - Sat 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
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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Troy, New York
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24 reviews 24 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2014 NEW

I was slightly confused when I went inside. I had been recommended to come by the man at the hotel, and he told me it was classic Italian. The restaurant is very friendly, it has a tavern style feel with wooden floors, a pizza oven in the back, and a bar. But when I looked at the menu it had... More 

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Oceanside, Ny
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21 reviews 21 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2014

Second time at this restaurant and it hasn't disappointed yet. Surprisingly good food and terrific, friendly service. The ambiance is great - the place has a pretty good vibe. If you are only a party of 2, ask for a table at the window when you make your reservation. They do try to accommodate. Decent wine list both by the... More 

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Alexandria, Virginia
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23 reviews 23 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2014 via mobile

We chanced upon Aperativo on a busy Saturday night. The menu was a combination of innovative and traditional - pleasing the foodies among us as well as the less adventurous. Excellent service and a good wine list rounded off an altogether satisfying experience.

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Blue Bell, Pennsylvania
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102 reviews 102 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014

In town on business and so many places are closed on Mondays, but not Aperitivo. It hit the spot. Glass of wine, some rosemary bread, a heaping plate of pasta, heirloom tomatoes, garlic and olive oil, and some cheese on the side. Partner had the short ribs and almost ate the plate. Odessa our waitress was patient as she explained... More 

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Oregon City, Oregon
3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014

The risotto with sage left us speechless. The creativity and quality of the food was exceptional. Everything sounded so good so our group ordered a variety and shared. Tempura surf (lobster!) & turf (filet!) roll, 7-hour cherry pepper pork, poached pear and gorgonzola salad, the brick chicken... NO disappointments. The desserts (salted caramel, coconut cream pie and the s'more pot)... More 

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Providence, Rhode Island
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45 reviews 45 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014

We took 4 Union College students out for dinner, while visiting of the weekend. It was a great venue, with an broad menu. Perfect place for our mix of young and older members. The appetizers came out promptly and were delicious. There were Fall special menu items as well as a large selection of pizzas, salads, burgers and fish. The... More 

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new york state
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014

We were attending a show at Proctor's Theater. Restaurant is very convenient We have dined here several times. We always make a reservation when dining out. The food and service is top notch. They have an innovative menu including small plates, pizza, excellent pasta, entrees, desserts. I enjoyed the house-made pappardelle with one of the best bolognese sauces I've ever... More 

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Schenectady, New York
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44 reviews 44 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014

Aperitivo is our typical date spot. Lovely atmosphere. Exposed brick inside. Good sized bar. Large selection at the bar unique menu and always tasty. Pricey. Be prepared if you're eating multiple course to spend over $100 for a couple. Call ahead to find out if it's a "show night". When proctors theatre next door has a big show, the restaurant... More 

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67 reviews 67 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014

My mother and I came for a pre-theater dinner here. We were quickly seated, served water and warm bread with olive oil, balsamic and sundried tomatoes. And they brought butter for Mom. Mom is not used to "small plates" - so we had salads and shared the veal parmesan. The veal was thick and tender and very crispy - served... More 

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Clifton Park, New York
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107 reviews 107 reviews
88 restaurant reviews
72 helpful votes 72 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2014

My boyfriend and I finally decided to try this place out but ended up disappointed. Upon entering the restaurant, we noticed three empty tables by the window--so we asked if we could sit at one of these three tables. We were told no since we didn't have a reservation. Okay--I get it. But how come we ordered our meals and... More 

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Additional Information about Aperitivo Bistro

Address: 426 State St, Schenectady, NY 12305-2314
Phone Number: +1 518-579-3371
Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Schenectady
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
Average Prices: USD 20 - 30
Cuisine: Tapas, Bistro, Fusion

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