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Aperitivo Bistro

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426 State St, Schenectady, NY 12305-2319 (Broadway)
+1 518-579-3371
11:30 - 14:00
17:30 - 22:00
Closed now
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Sun 16:00 - 21:00
Mon - Fri 11:30 - 14:00
Mon - Sat 17:30 - 22:00
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Delmar, New York
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88 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 February 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 

Thank JohnyQuest64
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 February 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.

Thank Brian D
Clifton Park, New York, United States
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112 reviews
87 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 February 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.

Thank Carl H
Schenectady, New York
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10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 February 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 

Thank JVG_13
Schenectady, New York
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27 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 February 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 

Thank Karen R
Schenectady, New York
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 February 2015

Aperitivo has great décor, excellent bar area and cocktails. The food is ok, not outstanding for the price though.

Thank Maria G
Schenectady, New York
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 January 2015 via mobile

The food was great and filling. Most of all I enjoyed the atmosphere, with live music. It may not be every day but I was when I went .

Thank Edwin R
Troy, New York
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24 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 December 2014

I was slightly confused when I went inside. I had been recommended to come by the man at the hotel, and he told me it was classic Italian. The restaurant is very friendly, it has a tavern style feel with wooden floors, a pizza oven in the back, and a bar. But when I looked at the menu it had... More 

Thank Kate G
Oceanside, Ny
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45 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2014

Second time at this restaurant and it hasn't disappointed yet. Surprisingly good food and terrific, friendly service. The ambiance is great - the place has a pretty good vibe. If you are only a party of 2, ask for a table at the window when you make your reservation. They do try to accommodate. Decent wine list both by the... More 

Thank Emdedi
Alexandria, Virginia
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60 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2014 via mobile

We chanced upon Aperativo on a busy Saturday night. The menu was a combination of innovative and traditional - pleasing the foodies among us as well as the less adventurous. Excellent service and a good wine list rounded off an altogether satisfying experience.

Thank Vicki C

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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
US$20 - US$30
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
Bar Scene, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly
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?