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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%
Travellers talk about
“pizza” (45 reviews)
“calamari” (15 reviews)
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4:00 PM - 9:00 PMAll hours
Fusion, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
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426 State St, Schenectady, NY 12305-2319
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Reviewed yesterday

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 4 days ago

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 2 weeks ago 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 4 weeks ago 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
Reviewed 7 October 2017

It was recommended by the people at the Parker Inn, it's about 100 foot away. The food was superb, it has an unusual bar it looks like a small bistro, but opens up past the bar into a large resturant. The service was as good...More

1  Thank paulbberg
Reviewed 3 October 2017

This place has great food, excellent location too.also walking distance to Proctor's Theater among other places.

1  Thank JamesTaft
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Nearby Attractions
Proctor's Theater
487 reviews
.08 km away
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38 reviews
.34 km away
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.70 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, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene, Groups, Romantic
Open Hours
4:00 PM - 9:00 PM
11:30 AM - 2:00 PM
5:30 PM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 2:00 PM
5:30 PM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 2:00 PM
5:30 PM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 2:00 PM
5:30 PM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 2:00 PM
5:30 PM - 10:00 PM
5:30 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
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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