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Aperitivo Bistro

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426 State St, Schenectady, NY 12305-2319 (Broadway)
+1 518-579-3371
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
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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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Middleburg, Florida, United States
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119 reviews
91 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Was just there this week, not for Valentine's Day! What a nice surprise. Actually a restaurant where you can hear people talk and carry on a conversation. Limited menu! Drinks and wine list is pretty extensive. Had a great cucumber vodka drink. We picked through the menu and were happy with everything we tried. I will tell you that the... More 

Thank Cynthia B
Level Contributor
3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Spicy,fragrant cavatelli in ragu, Branzino and orange cake were all fabulous, worthy of any Sicilian restaurant,and we have been to Sicily! Restaurant was busy, there was an event at Proctor's. This did not hinder the wonderful service.A great experience all around.

Thank Chris G
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9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Perhaps it was a new chef? Typically the food has always been good. I hope it was just a fluke that the lunch was not up to par. The order was served incorrect and the flavors were just okay. The server was busy, as he was alone. However, he promptly removed my flatbread pizza and salad from the check, as... More 

Thank loribG857DN
Lower Gwynedd, Pennsylvania
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42 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 4, 2017

I used to go out of my way for flavor packed dishes like the pan roasted chicken, but ever since they switched chefs and menus, there's simply nothing here worth coming for. The menu has been reduced to pizza, pasta and a small selection of unremarkable entries. I've been back twice since the change, and every time I found the... More 

Thank GolfnGuitarNut
New York
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15 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 20, 2016

I like this place as I have been about 10 times. I do not like the seating, the tables are very close together so there is no privacy. The food is good but the portions are small but the staff is really not that friendly and they do not like you to linger, I always feel rushed. Wine list is... More 

Thank MadisonMichaels
Upstate NY
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99 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 4, 2016

Luckily we had a gift card to use because I don't think I would shell out $100 for dinner here again. Menu is pretty limited. Caesar salad had way too much grated cheese on it and was dry. Hubby said his soup was not very flavorful. We both had the sirloin which was cooked properly and not bad but definitely... More 

1 Thank KristinL70
Niskayuna, New York
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29 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 12, 2016 via mobile

I love this restaurant and enjoy their Pizza and other menu items. They're accommodating to vegetarians and the food is consistently good. It's a bit pricey but they occasionally offer specials.

1 Thank Nisky18
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151 reviews
117 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 12, 2016

Upscale Italian dining very convenient if your going to Proctors. Portions a bit on the small side for some, but a good variety of choices. Nice pizzas and salads, as well as a great salmon entree.

1 Thank Robert B
Boston, Massachusetts
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44 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 1, 2016

Friendly wait staff, generous portions and good food, but long wait for food, which considering the place was fairly empty, made no sense to me. Cool decor, great local photography on exhibit and for sale. I would try this place again, but hopefully the next time the wait for food is more reasonable.

Thank AG27_W
High Wycombe, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 28, 2016

Right next to Proctors Theatre and Parker Inn. Great food, limited menu but excellent quality. The place had a lively atmosphere, positioned well on State Street. Friendly staff.

Thank 919penelopet

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$20 - $30
American, Fusion, Gluten Free Options
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, Large groups
Open Hours
4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 426 State St, Schenectady, NY 12305-2319
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Schenectady
  • Phone Number: +1 518-579-3371
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?