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Aperitivo Bistro

₹₹ - ₹₹₹Italian, Pizza,
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 6 days ago

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 3 weeks ago 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 3 weeks ago

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 4 weeks ago

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 4 weeks ago

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 5 weeks ago 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
Reviewed 9 March 2018

My wife and I have been here before and enjoy the overall experience Aperitivo Bistro offers. On this occasion we had friends with us so we had reservations for a party of 4. Upon arrival we were seated right away but the table selection (near...More

Thank DiNipoti
Reviewed 5 March 2018 via mobile

Make sure that you make a reservation. Food is good for the price, but not excellent, it is plated well, great presentation.....and that’s what you’re paying for. Nice beer and wine selection.

Thank Chris P
Reviewed 3 March 2018 via mobile

Restaurant lacked the comfort we experienced in past visits. Table selection was poor, reservation made in January as a birthday gift . Food was ok, pizza was fair beet salad was not tasty. Desert and wine was very good . Waiter was excellent and attentive....More

Thank Graber30
Reviewed 22 February 2018

Went here for my birthday for the first time and had a great meal. Service was great and they do give you a pizza for your birthday. Great time at this spot. Recommend a visit

Thank Brian K
Reviewed 11 February 2018 via mobile

-Great service -good food -minimal menu options -limited parking -nice small downtown location -good place for drinks

Thank Legartijo
Suzy W, Manager at Aperitivo Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded 13 February 2018

Thank you for your review!

Reviewed 5 February 2018 via mobile

Great cocktails and appetizers at the bar with friends before a show at Proctors. Good food, great drinks, cute place with a nice atmosphere.

Thank Natalie H
Suzy W, Manager at Aperitivo Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded 8 February 2018

Thanks Natalie! We are happy you enjoyed. See you soon.

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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
Romantic, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene
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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