FlavorsBeen there twice and each time I am amazed at the simplicity but amazing artfulness of the flavor s combined in their dishes. Kudos to the chef!6/11/2013 12:00:00 AMAlways an exceptional Meal!As always, the meal was wonderful. I usually get the fish special when I go there, this time was no exception. The chef here really knows how to put out a good piece of fish. Than being said, my dinner partner had the chicken,.....as did many others that night as I looked around the restaurant === must admit, that will be my next choice!5/31/2013 12:00:00 AMVeryGood friendly neighborhood spotNothing pretentious;what you see is what you get. Just a very good local spot where you can find good Italian standards as well as some unusual specials like delicious soft shell crabs. The standard Caesar salad was especially good although wine section was quite limited and the 'pour' was very small.5/27/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat Food and ServiceAlthough there was a problem with our OpenTable reservation, Aperto was very accommodating and was able to get us a table in little time. Everyone at Aperto is nice and the food was excellent. We had the gulf scampi for starters with the featured wine. Followed with the lamb sausage Conchiglie and the Salmon special. Everything came out fresh, hot, and delicious. I will definitely be coming back.5/17/2013 12:00:00 AMFriendly waitstaff. DescribedFriendly waitstaff. Described dishes well, tempting menu, executed . Will return when in area5/13/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat local spotAs a local, this is one of our favourite restaurants...it's not as much of a secret anymore though! With delicious food that is reliably good from visit to visit, and a nice seasonal menu, Aperto is a good restaurant to know about. Service can be a bit spotty, and it's sometimes hard to catch the eye of a server if you need water or coffee, but the place is made to sit and chill out, have a good meal, hang with friends, or look across the table at the one you love. A favourite of ours for Valentine's Day and New Year's Eve; it's just lucky for us we don't need to find parking, as the area has exploded in popularity due to the dot.com influx (which is not a improvement to the area).5/12/2013 12:00:00 AMWonderful Home Cooked meal!!What a sweet little place on the hill! My Mom was visiting so we went there for dinner. The food was just outstanding. I will come back again.5/11/2013 12:00:00 AMReturned after 20 yearsWe were regulars at Aperto 20 years ago. It was stellar then. It is stellar now.5/10/2013 12:00:00 AMWonderful as always. FavaWonderful as always. Fava bean bruschetta so yummy! House specialty tagliattini superb. Fettucine great. Shared a desert. Staff always knowledgable about the food and the wine and very attentive without hovering. One of our favorite places! It's tiny though so reservations are a good idea altho' there is a window bar that is usually available for walk-ins/singles. There was a slight entree difficulty at the table next to us that was handled quickly and graciously, so that table was very pleased.4/25/2013 12:00:00 AMAperto has been my favoriteAperto has been my favorite restaurant since the early 1990s. Gotta get my tagliolini peppati! I reserved the whole place for a graduation party in 1996 and friends still remember it.4/21/2013 12:00:00 AMI'll be backHad dinner on a Saturday night and was thoroughly impressed with every part of the experience. The food was simply outstanding and the service was very attentive without being intrusive. I have already begun telling friends about my experience and can't wait to go back.4/20/2013 12:00:00 AMWe have eaten at Aperto severalWe have eaten at Aperto several times and always enjoyed it. The food is very good, and the service is always prompt and friendly.4/20/2013 12:00:00 AMThe food here was always goodThe food here was always good but it has been raised at least a notch or two. Everything I had was spectacularly flavored. If you haven't been in a while try it again.4/19/2013 12:00:00 AMIt was recommended by a friendIt was recommended by a friend and it was outstanding! I would definitely go back.4/15/2013 12:00:00 AMExcellent dining place - haven'tExcellent dining place - haven't had a bad meal yet -always something interesting to try. Love their bread4/15/2013 12:00:00 AMThis cozy neighborhood spotThis cozy neighborhood spot is fantastic for a date-night or casual dinner with friends. The food is all yummy, the service is fantastic, and the views of the city are always a great way to end the meal.4/14/2013 12:00:00 AMWell presented dinner. ClamsWell presented dinner. Clams and mussels in a spicy broth t start, and a small plate of fettuccine with pancetta and fave beans and mushrooms. I like restaurants that provide small or larger versions for your entre.4/5/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat brunch and great service!Great brunch and great service! Chorizo scramble and eggs benedict with prosciutto were particularly good!3/23/2013 12:00:00 AMStill the Gem it has Always Been!We needed a a Portero Hill area restaurant and of course the well established Aperto popped up.
After many years of not eating there, that essential ingredient of a neighborhood gem is to have a warm, friendly atmosphere that shines the second you step through the door; oh yeah, it was still there!
Service is very personable and professional.
Straight onto the food; We opened with the Polenta Sformato, Wild Mushroom Ragu, recieved 5 stars from all of us at the table. Clearly their Tagliolini ‘Pepati‘, Garlic, Smoked Bacon, Jalapeno, and, Grana Cheeses is a highlight. As we shared bites, we all wanted to go back to the tagliolini.3/20/2013 12:00:00 AMA FavoriteA favorite: Aperto is a wonderful neighborhood restaurant with consistently excellent food. I have been going regularly for years and am never disappointed. It always feels like I am going "home".3/15/2013 12:00:00 AMWe love this place! The PapatiWe love this place! The Papati is my favorite pasta dish EVER!
So glad Aperto is in our neighborhood.3/12/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat food!Aperto is our go-to place. Always great food and great service. Highly recommend - one of the best values around.3/3/2013 12:00:00 AM