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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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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: Reservations, Late Night
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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Good for:
Casual Elegant
Bar scene

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  • 56
    Excellent
  • 35
    Very good
  • 19
    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
Very good

A Friday night with friends -- two other couples. This place was busy, but efficient, and a little noisy. Still, we were able to talk to one another without yelling, that was a plus. Our waitress was attentive to all of us, and had a good sense of humor. We had Martha's Martini's... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 4, 2015
Jeannene A
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Hannacroix, New York, United States
Good for:
  • Casual Elegant
  • Bar scene
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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118 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Schenectady
Contributor
17 reviews 17 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 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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17 reviews 17 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
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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Saratoga Springs, New York
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17 reviews 17 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015

We always eat here before a show at Proctors, too bad it is not in Saratoga or we would dine more often. Menu has nice verity and well presented. I have been in the food service industry for 28 years and they do it right … KUDOS

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Hannacroix, New York, United States
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128 reviews 128 reviews
94 restaurant reviews
70 helpful votes 70 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015

A Friday night with friends -- two other couples. This place was busy, but efficient, and a little noisy. Still, we were able to talk to one another without yelling, that was a plus. Our waitress was attentive to all of us, and had a good sense of humor. We had Martha's Martini's -- Pomegranate-Raspberry delicious ! The guys had... More 

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Loudonville, New York
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17 reviews 17 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015 via mobile

This is a nice enough restaurant and it is a nice place to eat before a Proctor's event, but the service was slow and we were not acknowledged for quite a while after we sat at our table. I eventually had to get up and ask someone to help us, and even that didn't get us that much attention. Finally... More 

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Delmar, New York
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56 reviews 56 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

Though I work near Schenectady, my wife and I rarely make the 40 minute trip to try restaurants there. As such we were extremely pleased when we travelled one Friday evening to Aperitivo in downtown Schenectady. We had an excellent meal, with great service, in a pleasant atmosphere. We dined mostly on small plates. We had the Mussels, Spicy Tuna... More 

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Schenectady
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

My favorite restaurant. We get a few appetizers and split an entree. 7 hour pepper pork and the sea scallops are a must. They have had a limited menu if there is an event at Proctors, I would check ahead.

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Clifton Park, New York, United States
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54 reviews 54 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

This has become our go to place to get some small plates and a glass of wine before a show at Proctor's Theatre. Really good food and service. You can't beat walking next door to the show. Highly recommend giving it a try.

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Schenectady, New York
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

I love Apertivos! Great ambiance- sort of a cool, chic vibe. The menu is a little off the beaten track and is prepared to perfection. Try one of their pizzas or salads. If you are lucky, you can get a table in the opened door area that looks on to the street for some great people watching during the warmer... More 

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Schenectady, New York
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

The location of Aperitivo Bistro is in close proximity to Proctor's theater, making it a great pre- or post-show place to eat. While the food and service is quite good, my biggest complaint is also one of the restaurant's attractions - live music. Depending on who is playing, the music either provides a nice background or is so loud you... 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
  • 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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?