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Aperitivo Bistro

1076 reviews
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$30 and under
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Tapas / Small Plates
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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.
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Tapas / Small Plates, Italian
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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.
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Phone number
(518) 579-3371
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Payment options
AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Smart Casual
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Executive chef
Frank Tardio
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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!
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Private party contact
Amanda Trackey : (518) 688-2137
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Please inquire for details.
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Cross street
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Parking details
On street parking and a public parking garage on Broadway.
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
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4.3  based on all time ratings
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94% of people would recommend it to a friend
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Mindy (New York Area)
5.0  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!

Foodman2 (New York Area)
4.0  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.

OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
3.0  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

OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
5.0  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!

OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
2.0  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!!!!!

OpenTable Diner (New England)
5.0  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

vipOpenTable Diner (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on May 25, 2017

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

OpenTable Diner (Birmingham)
4.0  Dined on May 20, 2017

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

Cat56 (Philadelphia)
5.0  Dined on May 17, 2017

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

OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on May 13, 2017

Great service, delicious food.

OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
5.0  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!

OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on May 10, 2017

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

OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
5.0  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.

OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
2.0  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.

OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on May 9, 2017

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