Perfect for business meetingsJust the right atmosphere for casual, but important, business discussions, particularly in the back room. (The main dining area is somewhat noisy and tables very close together.) The menu has a good variety of options, food is well prepared and always delicious. Prices are a bit on the high side for Schenectady, but not outrageous.5/7/2013 12:00:00 AMA wonderful dinner experienceWe're delighted we discovered this excellent restaurant in downtown Schenectady. It's kind of hidden down the block from the wonderful Proctors Theater and we had wandered in here once before after the show. The menu is creative - definitely not the usual ingredients you see on a typical menu. We liked that you could have just small plates, or the most fascinating pizza as well as full dinner entrees. The service was excellent even with the restaurant having filled up quickly after the matinee at the theater. We live in Vermont- about a 90 minute drive away- but this is worth the trip.5/5/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat pre-theatre dinnerIt's definitely a little pricey for an entree but the menu has range of small plates and pizzas as well. I love the live music, great service and unique atmosphere. It's like nothing else in Schenecdaty. A gem5/3/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat meal and great place,Great meal and great place, service was fantastic!4/27/2013 12:00:00 AMVery memorable dining experience.Very memorable dining experience. Atmosphere was wonderful, staff very professional and friendly, food courses came out in a timely manner, was very pleased with everything here.4/26/2013 12:00:00 AMA "Must" go to place......Our first time here. Great atmospere and food was delicious. Highly recommend.4/26/2013 12:00:00 AMAs always, the food and serviceAs always, the food and service were excellent. This dinner was the start of a wonderful evening!4/20/2013 12:00:00 AMAperitivo Bistro is alwaysAperitivo Bistro is always a wonderful evening of delicious food and drink. It is one of our first choices to go for a nice evening out. My husband and I have tried many different dishes, but now that we tasted the sesame chicken pizza and loved it, we seem to want it everytime we go there.4/20/2013 12:00:00 AManother excellent meal atanother excellent meal at aperitif! we were a party of six and all thought that the food was excellent and plentiful. it was the first time we sat in the front room and did find it a little noisy but we loved the ambience!4/20/2013 12:00:00 AMIt was a busy Friday night,It was a busy Friday night, and when we arrived, our table was waiting for us, which is really nice since we have a 17 month old toddler.
All the food chosen for the evening came out at the appropriate temperatures and was all very tasty. Both the Mussel and Calamari/Arugula salad dishes were the highlight of the meal.
Chris4/19/2013 12:00:00 AMThe Restaurant Week specialsThe Restaurant Week specials were wonderful. Wine pairing was excellent. The servers are very knowledgable . Overall great experience. I recommend Apertivo to my friends.4/17/2013 12:00:00 AMMy wife and I both orderedMy wife and I both ordered the 3 course special for $25 each. The first course (ceasar salad for my wife, and baked maple syrup sweet potato fries for me) was good. The entree was better (salmon for my wife, fried chicken for me). The sides that accompanied the main course were excellent. For example, the greens, mashed potatoes, and sauce that accompanied the chicken were better than the chicken itself. But the deserts were simply outstanding(mixed berry crisp for my wife and fallen chocolate cake with vanila ice cream for me). My wife got the wine accompanying each course for an additional $9. The wine pairings were excellent. All in all, the fixed priced dinner was a very good meal and an excellent value. We were pleased.4/17/2013 12:00:00 AMMy husband particularly likedMy husband particularly liked the chicken parm. It had a nice fresh flavor of fresh tomatoes ralther than a tomatoe sauce. He said that it was one of the best dinners out he has had in a long time.4/13/2013 12:00:00 AMOur table had a number ofOur table had a number of small plates, including a lovely caprese salad with awesome roasted cherry tomatoes. There was a glitch with one of the dishes that did not match the description in the menu, much to the surprise of the guest and the waiter. The manager was very apologetic and took care of the problem immediately. We appreciated it very much.4/8/2013 12:00:00 AMAWESOME!The food and service were fabulous! Will definitely be going back!4/5/2013 12:00:00 AMgreat as usual!!! love beinggreat as usual!!! love being able to have such great service, wine & food right next to proctor's. excellent!!!!!!4/5/2013 12:00:00 AMWorth the tripOur first time at Aperitivo was before a show at Proctors. I knew their menu would be limited but my husband and I both found something very enjoyable for our meals. I would really like to return on another night to experience their full menu.4/4/2013 12:00:00 AMThe food was surprising andThe food was surprising and excellent and service cheerful and attentive. The evening was a bit expensive, but worth it.3/30/2013 12:00:00 AMThe service was amazing.The service was amazing. Our waitress was there but not intrusive. The food was kind of comfort food with a twist of new flavors. Will definitely be back for more.3/26/2013 12:00:00 AMi've been several times, usuallyi've been several times, usually before a show at proctors. the service has always been excellent and the food presentation is lovely and the unique taste combinations are worth coming back for. never a problem getting to the show on time.3/22/2013 12:00:00 AMFavorite Restaurant in Schenectady!Appertivo is our favorite restaurant in Schenectady.
We look forward to eating there almost as much as going to a show at Proctors!3/20/2013 12:00:00 AMMegan Simmons provided excellentMegan Simmons provided excellent service.
We stop before all Proctor events.
Guy Devitt3/16/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat ExperienceGreat service,wonderful waitstaff,and the food was fantastic!3/16/2013 12:00:00 AMAtmosphere was great, foodAtmosphere was great, food was amazing, cocktails fantastic. Waitress was not great, but not horrible. Look forward to enjoying another meal at Apertivo.3/15/2013 12:00:00 AM