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Aperitivo Bistro

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426 State St, Schenectady, NY 12305-2319 (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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5 reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

Waiter set the tone for a fun lunch experience with friends. His enthusiasm paired with great food had us all smiling and relaxing. Will be back many more times!

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Thank psh630
Schenectady, New York
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12 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

My wife and I went with another couple who had heard good things about the Bistro. And they were correct. We all enjoy our meals and even shared an appetizer and had dessert. Staff was attentive and plenty of choices of food. Quality food in an attractive setting.

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Thank tmccross
2 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Basically drinks came after the appetizers. Tuna appetizer was overcooked. Calamari with the Asian way of serving it......had it before. Veal was dry. I think this place gets attention because it is next to Proctor's and get the theatre crowd. Better places to go to.

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Thank GAETANO C
Red Lion, Pennsylvania
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48 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Whether you just want a drink at Happy Hour (bar pizzas are a great deal) or full meal, the choices are many. I've enjoyed everything I've tried here. The wait staff is congenial and the ambiance is very low key and pleasant, not a loud noisy bar scene. Try it, you'll like it

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Thank Carol S
Hackensack, New Jersey
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10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Fun, friendly restaurant/tavern. Great staff, good food that is affordable. Will definitely return again.

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Thank Noley107
United States
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20 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Very cool atmosphere with exposed brick, floor to ceiling door/windows across the front of building, very up to date lighting choices. I made a reservation while we were on the way to the restaurant via Open Table. They seated us almost immediately upon entering. The front main room was somewhat full so we were seated in the back room, also... More 

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Thank sanibelismyparadise
Schenectady, New York
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8 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2016

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 July 19, 2016 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
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2016

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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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
American, Gluten Free Options, Italian, Fusion
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Bar scene, Special occasions
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 12305-2319
    (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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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?