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Aperitivo Bistro

426 State St, Schenectady, NY 12305-2319
+1 518-579-3371
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  • Excellent47%
  • Very good33%
  • Average13%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“pizza” (42 reviews)
“calamari” (15 reviews)
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11:30 - 14:00All hours
Fusion, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
426 State St, Schenectady, NY 12305-2319
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Really good burger, juicy and with interesting toppings. It wasn't too crowded for lunch and quite affordable. I would love to return and try something off the dinner menu.

Thank Raevlee
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This restaurant is close to Proctor Theatre and is a great place for dinner. The menu is varied and the place is kid-friendly. Service was excellent .

Thank Bren S
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This restaurant is in a very convenient spot directly down from Proctors or the movie theater. We went on a Saturday and it was not crowded. Service was nice and attentive. The food was good and very well presented. They have many good wines for...More

Thank goodfood465
Reviewed 16 May 2017 via mobile

Was pleasantly surprised by this restaurant. We have been searching for a go to spot when we come to town to visit daughter at Union College. All the food was very good, especially mushroom farfalle dish. The only thing we weren't happy with was being...More

Thank Barbara9troon
Reviewed 27 April 2017

We picked this spot out of convenience - we were headed to the theater next door. It wasn't very busy considering the show ... so we were a little worried we'd made a bad choice. In fact, it was a super choice - the service...More

Thank Kim M
Reviewed 27 April 2017

Have gone here about 6 times and twice in the past month when my husband and I went to Proctor's plays. Tables are crowded and one time my husband requested a certain table ahead of time and did not get it, even though they said...More

Thank SusanLynne97
Reviewed 4 March 2017

Visited prior to the Melodies of Christmas show without a reservation. They seated us right away and we enjoyed a great meal and good wine. We opted to try a few of their appetizers and share a pizza. The server was wonderful and attentive especially...More

Reviewed 2 March 2017

Good wine list, attentive service, and our apps [excellent Calamari and "original" clams casino] and meal [an excellent shrimp dish] were very good.

Thank WestchesterGuy72
Reviewed 27 February 2017 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. Entire order came out incorrect. The...More

Thank loribG857DN
Reviewed 17 February 2017

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...More

Thank Cynthia B
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Nearby Attractions
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476 reviews
.08 km away
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.38 km away
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$20 - US$30
Dinner, Lunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene, Business meetings, Groups
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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