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Aperitivo Bistro

426 State St, Schenectady, NY 12305-2319
+1 518-579-3371
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  • Excellent49%
  • Very good32%
  • Average13%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible1%
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Italian, Pizza, Bar, Seafood, Pub, Diner, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
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426 State St, Schenectady, NY 12305-2319
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Four of us went for late dinner on a Monday evening. One couple was over 1/2 hour late- no problem! Steve was the best waiter- knowledgeable and patient. The cauliflower soup was delicious. We paired with cheese tray, my brother and gf got pizza with...More

Thank mtdnk2017
Suzy W, Manager at Aperitivo Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you so much for dinning with us!

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

It was a cold quiet night in mid December, but there were a few of us who ventured out for dinner. Very good homemade pasta, average service (waiter was a bit slow to come, but otherwise did ok). Food was great. This looked liked the...More

Thank marcG8460EI
Reviewed 11 December 2017

Visited here on a business trip. There were 6 of us in our reservation. Cocktail menu was electic & good. Dinners were very good-the Bolognese sauce on the peppardelle was very good. The meatballs were definitely handmade (they brought out a dish to one of...More

Thank Wendy B
Reviewed 7 December 2017

Small plates are just delicious. The surf and turf arancini is a must! Perfect spot for dinner before a show at Proctors, which is right next door.

Thank gsilver792
Reviewed 27 November 2017 via mobile

Went there before a show with another couple. Waitress was great- explained we had to make a show and she was helpful in moving things along. Once before, didn’t mention that and had to run out to catch show before coffee and dessert- so make...More

Thank Zeltnerb
Reviewed 13 November 2017 via mobile

We went there for lunch. It’s a one mans show there at lunch time during the week. The same person who sits you is a waiter as well. I felt bad for him to do everything. Only one person was in the kitchen and our...More

1  Thank mosaferNY
Reviewed 28 October 2017 via mobile

Stopped in for dinner while my son was on a baseball recruiting overnight trip at Union College. Sat at the bar and had a wonderful meal and time. Started off with the Bee Keepers Punch created by the bartender Liza, who by the way, was...More

Thank Gungi07
Reviewed 16 October 2017 via mobile

I traveled to Schenectady to visit friends and we are at Apertivo. It was delicious! The menu was great and all 5 of us were very happy with the food. Well-priced as well.

Thank DCAbby
Reviewed 15 October 2017

We went to have lunch with a friend and were so glad we stopped, the food was very good, the staff was good and the ambience was nice.

Thank mimaq
Reviewed 10 October 2017

Family and I tried this place on Sunday for Lunch. We were pleasantly surprised by quality of service and food. The pizza was thin crust and delicious as was the other entree's we ordered. Service was excellent as well.

Thank lostinatlanta
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$20 - US$30
Dinner, Drinks, Lunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Credit Cards, Television, Free Wifi
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Romantic, Business meetings, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
5:00 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
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In the center of downtown Schenectady, situated next to the historic Proctors Theater, lies Aperitivo Bistro, consistently named the best restaurant in downtown Schenectady. Italian for "small plates", Aperitivo Bistro is the ultimate Italian fusion style restaurant with menu selections ranging from small plates, perfect for sharing, specialty pizzas, and fabulous home made pasta dishes to larger traditional Italian selections. Come and enjoy the variety of flavors Aperitivo Bistro has to offer!
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