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About Aperitivo Bistro

Piattini comes to downtown Schenectady.
Italian for "small plates", Aperitivo Bistro serves the ultimate Piattini selections - from the traditional fried calamari and cheese plate to arancini clams casino . Other selections include specialty pizzas, fabulous house made pasta dishes and larger plate selections called “Piatti”. Piattini are meant to be shared along with a glass of wine or cup of espresso. The decor is chic metropolitan, with exposed brick and creative use of metals.

426 State Street
Schenectady, NY 12305
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Tapas / Small Plates, Italian

Hours of Operation:
Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:30am - 2:00pm
Lite Fare: Monday-Friday: 2:00pm-5:00pm
Dinner: Monday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm
*Open select Sunday nights depending on show schedule.

Cross Street:
Broadway

Dress Code:
Smart Casual

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(518) 579-3371

Website:
http://www.aperitivobistro.com/

Catering:
Please inquire for details.

Parking Details:
On street parking and a public parking garage on Broadway.

Executive Chef:
Frank Tardio

Private Party Facilities:
In addition to the main dining room, there is a private event room for up to 65 guests. Great for social and corporate gatherings. Events include birthday gathering to wedding rehearsals and even wedding receptions!

Private Party Contact:
Amanda Trackey : (518) 688-2137

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Aperitivo Bistro Ratings and Reviews

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4.3

Overall Rating

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food

4.4

service

4.4

ambience

4.2

value

3.9

Noise

Moderate

94% would recommend it to a friend

Fit for Foodies (1266)
Special Occasion (1055)
Neighborhood Gem (1051)
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Good for Groups (767)
Notable Wine List (755)
Hot Spot (733)
Romantic (639)
Vibrant Bar Scene (617)
Great for Lunch (428)
Late-night Find (313)
Pre/post Theatre (81)
Great for Brunch (68)
Kid-friendly (65)
Creative Cuisine (51)
Casual (51)
Good for a Date (47)
Scenic View (34)
Tapas (33)
Good for Anniversaries (31)
Bar Seating (25)
Good for Birthdays (22)
Happy Hour (22)
Business Meals (21)
Cozy (20)
Fun (20)
Quick Bite (19)
Quiet Conversation (19)
Great for Outdoor Dining (18)
Authentic (17)
Comfort Food (17)
Worth the Drive (16)
Handcrafted Cocktails (15)
People Watching (13)
Healthy (11)
Gluten Free Options (10)
Tasting Menu (8)
Local Ingredients (6)
Good Vegetarian Options (6)
Great Beer (5)
Outstanding Value (5)
Seasonal (5)
Sunday Lunch (5)
Live Music (3)
Organic (2)
Paleo Friendly (2)
Vegan (2)
Afternoon Coffee (1)
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 (New York Area)·Dined on July 19, 2017

We were amazed with the service and the food was delicious! The servings were perfect and the atmosphere was great!

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Good for Birthdays, Happy Hour, Worth the Drive, Fun, Pre/post Theatre, Good for Anniversaries, Comfort Food, People Watching, Business Meals, Romantic, Good for a Date
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food5
ambience5
service5
value5

 
 (New York Area)·Dined on July 8, 2017

Met all expectations, the food was original, fresh, and had excellent flavor. The service was prompt but did not rush us in any way. Would definitely make a return visit.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Neighborhood Gem
1 person found this review helpful.
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food4
ambience3
service4
value4

 
 (New York Area)·Dined on June 24, 2017

Food was very disappointing for both of us. Waitstaff and bread were the highlights.
Portion was small and overpowered with a brown sauce. Companions spaghetti was strange shape and consistency. She ate half and didn't want to bring the rest home.
Haven't been to this establishment in a while but it was much better years ago

Tags: Bar Seating, Tapas
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food2
ambience5
service5
value2

 
 (New York Area)·Dined on June 17, 2017

Delicious food, great service. Perfect for a pre-theater meal at Proctor's; plan to be there two hours before the show's start time to have a leisurely meal. We can't wait to go back!

Tags: Special Occasion, Pre/post Theatre, Good for a Date
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food5
ambience5
service5
value5

 
 (New York Area)·Dined on June 17, 2017

We were at the restaurant before seeing a show at Proctors. It had come highly recommended by several people. We were seated immediately at the reservation time but from there things went downhill. We told the server up front that we would be attending the show and she assured us she would hurry things along (although we had 2 hrs). I ordered an appetizer and salad as my meal and explicitly asked the server to bring it when the others in our party were served their meal. Another in the party ordered a burger, cooked medium well. My meal was served with everyone else's salad course, and so because I wasn't eating it, the waitress must not have put our dinner order in. When the meal finally arrived, at 7:20 (!!!), an hour after being placed, the burger was served rare (which my friend found inedible), however by that time we felt the time we had didn't allow for returning it so she managed to eat around the edges! Also, of course, by that time, my meal was cold! A manager came round to ask if all was ok so we expressed our displeasure. After giving us the bill and collecting payment, we were given a gift card ($10 per couple ☹️) and encouraged to return and "try us again"!! I can assure you, I won't return anytime soon, and won't recommend to anyone else, as there are plenty of other options in the near vacinity! The bill for 4, with an inedible burger, my cold appetizer "meal" and 2 entrees came to $144!!! I have had much better meals and service for considerably less!!!!!

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food2
ambience4
service2
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 (New England)·Dined on June 16, 2017

Pre-theater dinner reservation, and we were late due to traffic, but the service was outstanding and made up for lost time

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Tapas
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food5
ambience4
service5
value4

vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on May 25, 2017

Our server Amanda was fantastic, and she anticipated our every need! Would definitely return here.

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food5
ambience5
service5
value3

 
 (Birmingham)·Dined on May 20, 2017

Good food. Nice environment. Friendly server. Absolutely perfect location for pre-Proctor's refreshment and food.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Paleo Friendly, Quick Bite, People Watching, Handcrafted Cocktails, Tapas
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food4
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service4
value4

 
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on May 17, 2017

Ate at Appertivo before seeing a performance at Proctors. Always good food and
ambiance.

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Worth the Drive
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food4
ambience5
service4
value4

 
 (New York Area)·Dined on May 13, 2017

Great service, delicious food.

Tags: Gluten Free Options, Handcrafted Cocktails, Creative Cuisine, Pre/post Theatre
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food5
ambience4
service5
value4

 
 (New York Area)·Dined on May 12, 2017

Aperitivo where is a very nice, clean and friendly restaurant. The food was very flavorful and had a beautiful presentation. Would recommend it to anyone, young or old!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, Casual, Pre/post Theatre, Vibrant Bar Scene, Bar Seating, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries
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food5
ambience5
service5
value5

 
 (New York Area)·Dined on May 10, 2017

Wait staff was superb. Friendly, checked on us very often... not too much to be uncomfortable. Food was excellent.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Good for a Date, Business Meals, Good for Anniversaries, Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine, Neighborhood Gem, Great for Lunch, Healthy, Special Occasion, Romantic, Gluten Free Options, Good for Birthdays
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food5
ambience4
service5
value5

 
 (New York Area)·Dined on May 10, 2017

We ate here prior to a show at Proctors. Our waitress Dionne was friendly and very attentive. The food was amazing. We both had the short ribs dinner. Owner Matt Mazzone asked us how our meal was - we complimented the polenta and he brought us an extra helping. What wonderful hospitality!! Every item served was top notch. I strongly recommend having a meal here anytime you are downtown.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date
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food5
ambience5
service5
value5

 
 (New York Area)·Dined on May 9, 2017

Meal was good as always, but even with a reservation my table was in a dark corner by the exit. I saw other empty tables but was told these were reserved. Now must I specify a table when I make a reservation? Means I can t use Open Table.

Tags: Quick Bite, Tapas, Happy Hour, Fun
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food4
ambience1
service4
value3

 
 (New York Area)·Dined on May 9, 2017

Our table was ready right away. Vodka gimlets were outstanding. Wonderful meal! Loved it!

Tags: Healthy, Worth the Drive, Good for Anniversaries, Vibrant Bar Scene, People Watching, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Handcrafted Cocktails, Special Occasion, Pre/post Theatre, Good for Birthdays
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food5
ambience4
service4
value5

vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on May 3, 2017

This is an awesome little gem right near Proctor's Theatre in Schenectady. Don't miss this one for dinner if you are in the area.

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food5
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service5

 
 (New York Area)·Dined on May 2, 2017

It was great. A little on the pricy side for the small amount of food we get but besides that it was a good experience.

Pros: Good food, good service, nice facility
Cons: expensive, small portions of food

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food4
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service5
value3

 
 (New York Area)·Dined on May 2, 2017

Went to celebrate a wedding anniversary and a birthday. I was surprised to find a live band performing next to the bar. Although only 2 performers, their level of music was loud enough to be hard to speak over the music. Luckily, the wait staff was understanding and seated our party of 6 in a back room, far enough away so we could talk in normal tones. We each ordered a main dish, with some entrees offered in 2 different sizes. We also ordered a number of appetizers to share and were even treated to a complimentary appetizer. Sliced homemade bread was served with olive oil and spices for dipping. The tab was split and came to $104 for each of the 3 couples. Extra drinks were included in the tab. All of the food was delicious and the place was not very busy for 6 PM, but it was a Tuesday evening. Service was very good. Nearby free parking was available, but would not be very available on a show night at nearby Proctor's Theater.

Tags: Bar Seating, Casual, Good for a Date
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food4
ambience4
service5
value4

 
 (New York Area)·Dined on April 29, 2017

We sat at the bar and the bartender was amazing! Great appetizers that were shared.

Tags: Tapas, Special Occasion, Casual, Authentic
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food5
ambience5
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on April 29, 2017

Fantastic staff!!!! They always treat us like royalty.

Tags: Romantic, Good for Groups, Bar Seating
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food5
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 (New York Area)·Dined on April 29, 2017

The food was excellent save for the dessert. I had expected the tiramisu to be delicious and was very disappointed. It was actually very salty and more like a pudding. I would definitely not recommend this dessert. The waitress did take the cost off our bill as I literally could not eat this. Otherwise, this was a great experience. The burrata and the Bolognese were both superb.

Tags: Special Occasion, Authentic
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food4
ambience5
service5
value4

 
 (New York Area)·Dined on April 29, 2017

Husband enjoyed his short ribs, but my salmon was actually a bit dry and the black beans a bit dry & hard. It was a busy preshow night.

Tags: Gluten Free Options, Late-night Find, Cozy, Special Occasion, Local Ingredients, Pre/post Theatre
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food3
ambience4
service3
value3

vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on April 28, 2017

We haven't been to Aperitivo ina while, so we were excited to get back and see how it was doing. Wow! What a success. The place was busy, but packed, and we were glad we made a reservation. The menu remains creative and seasonal. Our waitress was sweet and efficient and our water glasss were never empty. Cocktails and wine are always tasty at Aperitivo. The food came quickly which was impressive given how busy they were. We got out in plenty of time for the show at Proctors. We'll be back soon!

Tags: Romantic, Hot Spot, Good for Groups, Pre/post Theatre, Fun, Vibrant Bar Scene, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date
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food5
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service5
value5

 
 (New York Area)·Dined on April 28, 2017

We are a fan of Mazzone establishments but after trying this one for the first time before a show at Proctors we were not impressed. While the food tasted good, the service was lacking and an issue with one of our dinners was disappointing. We love Prime bar & grill in Clifton Park and we were expecting a similar experience but it was not the case. Will probably turn to other options if dining in Schenectady.

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food4
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service2
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 (New York Area)·Dined on April 24, 2017

Great place for a pre-Proctors meal. we had a pizza and some appetizers, all were excellent.

Tags: Business Meals, Good for a Date, Great for Brunch, Special Occasion
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food5
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 (New York Area)·Dined on April 22, 2017

A great find in downtown Schenectady. Excellent service. A creative cocktail menu; loved the bing collins. Started with caesar salad - real deal with anchovies but a little heavy on the dressing. Pappadelle with bolonese for the entree. Tasty but a bit smaller portion than expected. One oddity was bread served after the entree with no butter or olive oil for dipping. Still a very enjoyable meal and a spot I would visit again.

Tags: Good for Groups, Casual, Handcrafted Cocktails, Neighborhood Gem, Pre/post Theatre
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food4
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 (New York Area)·Dined on April 22, 2017

Fantastic Place, the place is very charming. The food is awesome, I am a big fan of their pizza's. The service and staff are always friendly. Great for date night.

Tags: Casual, Authentic, Tasting Menu, People Watching, Good for a Date
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food5
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 (New York Area)·Dined on April 22, 2017

Always a great time. Great food, wait staff very helpful and friendly

Tags: Good for a Date, Quiet Conversation
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food5
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 (New England)·Dined on April 22, 2017

The food is always good. I'd love to see a little more extensive entree selection. Maybe add a nice scallopini, like veal or chicken, or lamb to the menu. We were seated next to the bar where I thought the guys standing around the bar were about to sit in my lap, plus it was loud. Service was excellent.

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vip
 (Louisville)·Dined on April 19, 2017

Brought my clients here for dinner and had a delightful evening. Though they were local to Schenectady, they had not been to Aperitivo Bistro so it was fun to discover it together. The food is basic and well prepared. The wine list had some hidden gems (Sinskey and 2 Turleys!) plus there was a good craft draft beer list. Always like supporting downtown venues when I travel and will definitely come back.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Casual, Authentic
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food3
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 (New York Area)·Dined on April 18, 2017

Excellent service, interesting menu, classy decor. We like Aperitivo for pre-concert dinner and can get in and out on a tight schedule. Arancini Clams Casino are a brilliant idea. I would prefer a bit less salt in the pizza. Thanks!

Tags: Creative Cuisine
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food4
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service5
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 (New York Area)·Dined on April 16, 2017

Other than having some issues trying to make a reservation by phone we had a nice experience and the servers there are great about getting people out in time for a show.

Tags: Hot Spot, Good for a Date, Bar Seating, Creative Cuisine, Business Meals, Fit for Foodies, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Fun, Pre/post Theatre
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 (New York Area)·Dined on April 16, 2017

We have been here many times in the past before a show at Proctors and have always liked it very much. This time was very disappointing. We went for Sunday brunch before a matinee. It was not busy. The food was just fair. The Frittata was tastless and the UOVA IN PURGATORIO was basically a lot of sauce on a plate with a couple of eggs in it. The sauce was good, but the dish was not filling. Bread was supposed to come with all entrees but we had to ask for it 2-3 times before it arrived. The side order of hash browns for $5 was very small. The service was just okay. On the positive side - the bloody mary's and mimosas were very good. The tiramisu was wonderful and a good portion size. We always recommend this place as a great spot to go before and after a show at Proctors. Hopefully this meal was just a fluke. Food was definitely not worth the price.

Tags: Casual, Pre/post Theatre
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 (New York Area)·Dined on April 15, 2017

food is always fresh and well presented. at times their eclectic menu challenges the chef, but nothing you can't forgive

Tags: Local Ingredients, Romantic, People Watching, Comfort Food, Quick Bite, Bar Seating, Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date, Casual
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food3
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 (Portland)·Dined on April 15, 2017

First time there...enjoyed everything about it: friendly reception, efficient and pleasant servers, generous pour at the bar....oh, and delicious food, most of which was available in small plates, in case you don't want to eat too much, or if you want to sample several dishes.. Incredible proximity to Proctor's is another plus.

Tags: Business Meals, Worth the Drive, Special Occasion, Quiet Conversation, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on April 15, 2017

Waitress hovered a little too much. Service allowed us to get to the theater on time. Food was excellent as usual. Asked for a variation on two dishes on the menu and the request was accommodated.

Tags: Good for Groups, Casual, Fit for Foodies, Happy Hour
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 (New York Area)·Dined on April 15, 2017

We made reservations to coincide with our tickets to "Beautiful" at Proctor's Theater.

All was going very well until there was a crowd surge. Things got a little crazy, and multiple staff began delivering the food to keep things moving.

As a result, my husband and I were initially served the wrong entrees. We told the server that they weren't what we ordered.

Another server came by shortly thereafter. My husband received what he ordered this time, but I received a pasta entrée different from the one I ordered. It took awhile to get this corrected.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion, Casual
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 (New York Area)·Dined on April 13, 2017

Great food!
One of our favorite spots before and after
Proctors!

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Great for Lunch, Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem
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food5
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 (New York Area)·Dined on April 12, 2017

the service was good except the wait person broke a class near our table and didn't pick up all the pieces, some remaining were under our table

The paste sauced was too heavy

Tags: Casual
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 (New York Area)·Dined on April 12, 2017

Great place to go before Procters. The service was great, food was good.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre
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