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Aperitivo Bistro

₹₹ - ₹₹₹Italian, Pizza,
426 State St, Schenectady, NY 12305-2319
+1 518-579-3371
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  • Excellent50%
  • Very good31%
  • Average13%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible1%
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“pizza” (53 reviews)
“arugula salad” (7 reviews)
“calamari” (15 reviews)
Open Now
11:30 AM - 9:30 PM Hours
Italian, Pizza, Bar, Seafood, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
₹₹ - ₹₹₹
426 State St, Schenectady, NY 12305-2319
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Reviewed yesterday

Friendly. We were 4 people, 2 of us had the salmon and it was very good. The other 2 had meat dishes - both were way too salty. One returned and got a pizza instead and he was happy with the pizza. They were accommodating...More

Thank RVtrip10
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

In the heart of downtown Schenectady and just steps away from the majestic Proctors Theater, this is one of the area's nicest restaurants. Great selections and reasonably priced with an attentive, effective and courteous wait staff and talented kitchen staff. Go...soon.

Thank john K
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My wife and I have never been to Schenectady before. What a surprise! There is a downtown revival that has been in progress for several years. Our dinner at Aperitivo in the heart of downtown was wonderful. Immediately upon entering we were warmly greeted by...More

Thank MLG1948
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We booked our wedding rehearsal dinner with Aperitivo Bistro and our entire experience was amazing. The planning was so smooth. Shana and Amanda responded promptly to all of my emails and were so attentive to details which made our evening perfect. Shana was beyond amazing...More

Thank Brandee D
Reviewed 10 May 2018 via mobile

Nice atmosphere,great service and excellent food is a winning combination.Interesting menu enjoyed by all in our party

Thank wgod1234
Reviewed 3 May 2018

Unlike some other restaurants in the area, we had great service before the concert at Proctor's. Our server was efficient and we even had the manager come to ask how everything was!! I had the mushroom fearful - very good - and we also had...More

Thank singasong123
Reviewed 15 April 2018

I have been to Apertivo twice in the last month and it is very good. I really want it like it more that I do though. The atmosphere is great with the old brick walls and dim lighting. The wood fired oven is a nice...More

Thank topher2076
Reviewed 28 March 2018 via mobile

Walked in near closing, they took us in and gave us amazing service and food! After hearing about the farfalle with mushrooms 4x within the hour, we had it and it was amazing! Walked out without our to-go box and the waitress caught us 4...More

Thank Matt L
Suzy W, Manager at Aperitivo Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded 29 March 2018

Hi Matt! Thank you for your review, so happy you enjoyed. The Farfalle is deff. one of the top customer favorites! See you soon.

Reviewed 19 March 2018

Let me start by saying that the food was very good- but the poor service out weighed the yummy food. When I gave my order to our server, told him that I was celiac, needed gluten free. He was unsure if the app that I...More

Thank CelSue89
Suzy W, Manager at Aperitivo Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded 20 March 2018

Hi CelSue89. Thank you for you review, we are completely mortified about this and we truly apologize! This is NOT how we train our staff and this is not the environment in which we would ever portray our hospitality as and I am truly sorry....More

Reviewed 17 March 2018 via mobile

Great open air feel, bar and seating all flow together. Came in for dinner and spent the night. Personal pizza was over the top, I had the Speck pizza with figs, onions and feta, unbelievable. Service was on point but not overwhelming. Another great Schenectady...More

Thank Paul M
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13 March 2018|
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Response from Suzanne M | Reviewed this property |
You seem to think you are communicating with the restaurant. I am a reviewer. Yes they take reservations; and they belong to Open Table.
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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
Bar Scene, Romantic, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:30 AM - 9:30 PM
11:30 AM - 9:30 PM
11:30 AM - 9:30 PM
11:30 AM - 9:30 PM
11:30 AM - 9:30 PM
5:00 PM - 9:30 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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