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Aperitivo Bistro

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426 State St, Schenectady, NY 12305-2319 (Broadway)
+1 518-579-3371
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11:30 - 14:00
17:30 - 22:00
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Sun 16:00 - 21:00
Mon - Fri 11:30 - 14:00
Mon - Sat 17:30 - 22:00
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Albany, New York
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54 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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 considering how busy they were that night. This was food we really enjoyed.

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Thank RLPNYRN
Scarsdale, New York
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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

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Thank WestchesterGuy72
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13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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 server was busy, as he was alone. However, he said he removed my flatbread pizza... More 

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Middleburg, Florida, United States
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124 reviews
96 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 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 the menu and were happy with everything we tried. I will tell you that the... More 

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Thank Cynthia B
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 February 2017

Spicy,fragrant cavatelli in ragu, Branzino and orange cake were all fabulous, worthy of any Sicilian restaurant,and we have been to Sicily! Restaurant was busy, there was an event at Proctor's. This did not hinder the wonderful service.A great experience all around.

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Thank Chris G
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13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 January 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. The server was busy, as he was alone. However, he promptly removed my flatbread pizza and salad from the check, as... More 

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Thank loribG857DN
Lower Gwynedd, Pennsylvania
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42 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 January 2017

I used to go out of my way for flavor packed dishes like the pan roasted chicken, but ever since they switched chefs and menus, there's simply nothing here worth coming for. The menu has been reduced to pizza, pasta and a small selection of unremarkable entries. I've been back twice since the change, and every time I found the... More 

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Thank GolfnGuitarNut
New York
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17 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 December 2016

I like this place as I have been about 10 times. I do not like the seating, the tables are very close together so there is no privacy. The food is good but the portions are small but the staff is really not that friendly and they do not like you to linger, I always feel rushed. Wine list is... More 

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Thank MadisonMichaels
Upstate NY
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101 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 December 2016

Luckily we had a gift card to use because I don't think I would shell out $100 for dinner here again. Menu is pretty limited. Caesar salad had way too much grated cheese on it and was dry. Hubby said his soup was not very flavorful. We both had the sirloin which was cooked properly and not bad but definitely... More 

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Niskayuna, New York
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29 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 November 2016 via mobile

I love this restaurant and enjoy their Pizza and other menu items. They're accommodating to vegetarians and the food is consistently good. It's a bit pricey but they occasionally offer specials.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$20 - US$30
Cuisine
Italian, Fusion, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Bar Scene, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
16:00 - 21:00
Monday
11:30 - 14:00
17:30 - 22:00
Tuesday
11:30 - 14:00
17:30 - 22:00
Wednesday
11:30 - 14:00
17:30 - 22:00
Thursday
11:30 - 14:00
17:30 - 22:00
Friday
11:30 - 14:00
17:30 - 22:00
Saturday
17:30 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 426 State St, Schenectady, NY 12305-2319
    (Broadway)
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Schenectady
  • Phone Number: +1 518-579-3371
Description
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?