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Aperitivo Bistro

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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: Dinner, Late Night, 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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  • 63
    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
Tried this restaurant for the first time

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... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed June 24, 2015
Dave M
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Delanson, New York
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  • Bar scene
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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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
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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Baldwinsville
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2015

Let me say o was concerned when walking in. Had been told of the menu was not thinking I would be a fan. I was wrong. The restaurant is designs with an open air concept in thy the front windows open up and allow the front 4 tables to feel the evening air. The interior is well appointed and designed... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2015

The menu at Aperitivo is always unusual and delicious, with lots of interesting choices. The decor is a hip blend of existing historic charm and modern comforts. The ambience and lighting are wonderful and it has a thriving bar scene in the evenings. Right next to Proctor's Theater, it is a great before theater dinner spot and after theater hangout.

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Pittsfield, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015

Very nice spot for dinner before the theater. Excellent small plates. Excellent cocktails. Excellent after show cocktails also!

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Schenectady
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

We dine here regularly because Aperitivo has it all-great location next to Proctors, great food, excellent service and a lively atmosphere. Our son came home for Easter, so we took him here Saturday night, and he raved about it all the way home! We tried the pork appetizer and the bolognese pasta dish and loved them both! Our favorite server... More 

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Scotia, New York
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015

For a downtown establishment, prices are way too high. Food is ok and service is fine, but there are too many local choices to spend that amount on dinner.

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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: Fusion, Tapas, Bistro

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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: 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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