Aperitivo is a beautiful waterfront restaurant located at the back of the NC History Center downtown. The entire restaurant features floor to ceiling windows, providing a magnificent view of the Trent River, especially beautiful at sundown. We can accommodate up to 60 people, with additional seating on the terrace. From hors d’oeuvres to formal 5 course meals, our authentic Italian food will make your event truly unforgettable. The elegant atmosphere, quality food and extensive wine list make Aperitivo the perfect venue for intimate celebrations and corporate gatherings. 


Aperitivo is available for private events Sunday-Thursday from 5pm-12am. We do not charge room rental fees, and we have the ability to come to you. For availability and information about our services, please contact our catering director, Lina Emory at 252-229-3213 or catering@bengelhospitality.com. 



"The best wines are the ones we drink with friends."

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