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Aperitivo Bistro

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426 State St, Schenectady, NY 12305-2319 (Broadway)
+1 518-579-3371
17:30 - 22:00
Closed now
All hours
Sun 16:00 - 21:00
Mon - Fri 11:30 - 14:00
Mon - Sat 17:30 - 22:00
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Upstate NY
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99 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

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 

Thank KristinL70
Niskayuna, New York
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28 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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.

Thank Nisky18
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149 reviews
115 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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.

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 1 November 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 28 October 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
Northampton, Massachusetts
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 October 2016 via mobile

Best food, best service, best little higher end bistro visited to date. From the waitstaff, the kitchen staff and the bartenders.... to watching your favorite college game this place is a must visit!

Thank bJay7777
Rotterdam, New York
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23 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 October 2016

Loving Glen Sanders dining and pub we had high expectations. We were not disappointed! Service was sharp and professional. Food presentation was beautiful. The food was delicious and the wine selections were outstanding. It was enjoyable evening of dining. Highly recommend!

Thank Tiffany J
Greenville, South Carolina
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28 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 September 2016 via mobile

Stopped for dinner with friends for work. We shared small plates and most had pizza. Food was good, a little overpriced. Service was fantastic.

Thank Suecq09
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117 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 September 2016

Husband and I arrived at restaurant before happy hour had ended and were seated promptly. There were only two other tables occupied and a few folks at the bar. When server asked for our drink order, he informed us we needed to sit at the bar to take advantage of the reduced prices. This seems like an unreasonable request. We... More 

Thank ann l
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 September 2016 via mobile

Had a small wedding party there. Asked to be moved to the side room for more privacy and they happily fulfilled my request. Everyone was very friendly. What most impressed me was the food. Everyone had either Salmon, Veal or Steak. All of it was amazing! Everything had such wonderful seasonings. It was absolutely delicious! They will gladly make substitutions... More 

Thank JOAN S

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$20 - US$30
American, Italian, Fusion, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Bar Scene
Open Hours
16:00 - 21:00
11:30 - 14:00
17:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 14:00
17:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 14:00
17:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 14:00
17:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 14:00
17:30 - 22:00
17:30 - 22:00
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?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?