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Aperitivo Bistro

426 State St, Schenectady, NY 12305-2319
+1 518-579-3371
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  • Excellent50%
  • Very good32%
  • Average13%
  • Poor4%
  • 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

-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 1 week ago

Thank you for your review!

Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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 1 week ago

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

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a wonderful place to eat before seeing a show at Proctor's Theater. It is within walking distance, has delicious food and a great wait staff!!! Everyone is very friendly and truly wants you to have a lovely dining experience. Warning: It does get...More

1  Thank TALNewYork
Suzy W, Manager at Aperitivo Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you so much for dining with us this weekend! We appreciate your review and we hope to see you soon!

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Attended a Chef-Demo & dinner in their private dining space. About 50 in attendance. Food was excellent & chef demonstrated how each course was made, answering questions. Staff were excellent, welcoming & we got Aperitivo tote, mug & coupon when we left. Would attend next...More

Thank srhahm
Suzy W, Manager at Aperitivo Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you so much for coming! we had such a great time with everyone. We appreciate your review and we will see you soon!

Reviewed 9 January 2018 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 10 January 2018

Thank you so much for dinning with us!

Reviewed 17 December 2017

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
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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, Business meetings, Romantic, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, 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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