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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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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
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Schenectady, New York
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7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

When you are looking for gourmet food in a very classy environment, THIS IS the spot ! Fine service, very well prepared and presented dishes tey a bit costly.

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Thank urban689
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Great happy hour deals. Perfect for a birthday to get a free pizza. Right next to Proctor's Theater. Terrific dinners and great atmosphere. Stop by!!!

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Thank Ksits
New York City, New York
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7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Just finished dinner here at Aperitivo. The happy hour is awesome & so is Stephen. Excellent food & drinks, great prices and amazing service. Stephen even gave us a bunch of local spots to visit while we're here for work. I highly recommend checking out this cute place.

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Thank kellys1108
Parma, Italy
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We had friends visiting who wanted Tapas style food and asked to come here. It has been a while since we were here, but it had always been a gastronomic experience... Not this time!! The service.... what service??? The food ( there were 6 of us) came at different times, some salad,apps and dinners to 1 person all at once.... More 

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Orlando, Florida
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19 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I have enjoyed dinner here over 3 times before over last several years, it had been a year since last here on business and wanted to enjoy the atmosphere and have some great food again, I was not disappointed, being greeted and welcomed by Tom, I started off with a draft Guiness which was smooth and satisfying, then had a... More 

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Thank Kunden D
Albany, New York
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13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2016

Been to Aperitivo's a couple of times for work parties but first time to proctors for a show in a while so decided to try it for dinner. Had reservations for 6pm but not sure they were needed but would recommend anyway especially if you wanted a little later. We ordered cocktails, wine spritzer was great, mojito not so great...... More 

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Saratoga Springs, United States
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8 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2016

This is my second or third time at Aperitivo. It's very close to Proctors and a great place to stop before a show. We (group of 4) sat at the bar and had wine, half-price pizza, and apps. The bar staff is wonderful. They made suggestions and helped us pick what was perfect for our group. The happy hour specials... More 

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Thank Jane Q
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2016

We've never had a bad meal at Aperitivo! Great for date night. The menu changes fairly frequently with some unique and delicious dishes. They offer a full bar. The interior walls are brick with small tea light candles going up to the ceiling. Quaint dinner spot. Be aware, if there is a major show going on at Proctors Theatre next... More 

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Thank Katie C
Saratoga Springs/Albany, New York
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2016

My husband and I had dinner here after seeing a photo exhibit on display at Proctor's. I had the salmon dinner, which was delicious, along with an arugula and spring mix salad. Both were delicious; but the salad was particularly good. A generous size. We had a table by the front window and enjoyed watching people coming and going on... More 

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Thank ArtfulSerendipity
united states
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13 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2016

We had an unimpressive dining experience at Apertivo Bistro in Schenectady. We were in town to see a play next door, and picked this place for its convenience. While the ambience is nice - rustic, and casual, the food and waitstaff left a lot to be desired. The pizza tasted like a salt shaker had fallen into it, and I... More 

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Restaurant Details

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
Average prices
$20 - $30
Cuisine
Gluten Free, Italian, Fusion
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Special occasions, Bar scene, Romantic
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
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
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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