AIDA Bistro & Wine Bar
AIDA Bistro & Wine Bar

AIDA Bistro & Wine Bar

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.aidabistro.com/
  • Phone: 4109530500
  • Hours of Operation:
    Bistro is Open for Lunch
    Monday- Friday: 11:00am - 2:30pm

    Dinner: Monday - Friday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm,
    Saturday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm.

    Wine Bar is Open Monday thru Friday from 11am - 9pm
    Saturday from 5pm - 10pm.

    Closed on Sunday
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Diners Club,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Italian, Wine Bar, Tapas / Small Plates
  • Executive Chef: Sean Riggs
  • Dress Code: Business Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Beer, Chef's Table, Entertainment, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking Area, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Smoking Area, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine, Wine Bar
  • Catering: AIDA Bistro can cater any event. Please contact us to discuss your private event.
  • Special Events: Wine Bar Happy Hour
    Monday- Friday: 3-7pm
    ½ OFF Select Wines On Tap
    ½ OFF Select Appetizers
    Beer & Drink Specials

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Route 175
  • Parking: Private Lot
  • Parking Details: Free Parking on the Premises
A word from AIDA Bistro & Wine Bar
AIDA Bistro is an Italian restaurant in Columbia, MD committed to providing you with the best culinary experience. We offer fresh food, straight from local farms, paired with our unique wine experience featuring 30 different Wines On Tap.

Enjoy Happy Hour from 3pm to 7pm weekdays with coworkers at the wine bar or indulge in a culinary delight during lunch or dinner with friends in our dining room. Weather permitting, you can also dine on our covered outdoor patio.

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  • Diners' Choice WinnerFit for Foodies
  • Diners' Choice WinnerNotable Wine List
  • Diners' Choice WinnerItalian
AIDA Bistro & Wine Bar reviews from OpenTable diners
124 reviews since May 22, 2014
Overall Rating4.2
  • Food4.3
    Service4.2
  • Ambiance4
    Noise LevelModerate
88% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
notable wine list (86)fit for foodies (76)special occasion (55)neighborhood gem (49)romantic (35)great for outdoor dining (32)good for groups (31)great for lunch (18)vibrant bar scene (11)hot spot (8)late-night find (4)great for brunch (3)kid-friendly (3)scenic view (2)Show More
  • Consistent food quality
    padrinopetrini
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    Though quite expensive, this restaurant offers delectable plates made from local ingredients. The product and service are consistently praiseworthy.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • One major misstep
    PaulVIP
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    Aida Bistro honored our Saturday evening reservation with no issue. We started out with the goat cheese salad and the tomato caprese, both of which were excellent. Our second course offerings were blue cornmeal fried oysters (excellent) and flash fried rock shrimp. Though we've had the shrimp many times before, this time out they were so salty that they were virtually inedible. Not sure how such an error was made, but this was the first time we've ever been disappointed at Aida's. Our main courses were fine-pumpkin ravioli was superb is a little skimpy and the vegetable risotto was excellent as well. Too bad about the salty shrimp as it derailed an otherwise good meal. Boris, our waiter, offered great service.
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • always love it here
    kel400
    Dined on 9/10/2014
    always have a great time when i go to aidas. food is always fresh and awesomely prepared. great service! wonderful drinks. definitely a neighborhood gem.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great find
    eats1
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    The food is very good. There are a lot of vegetarian options and the dishes are very creative. Wine was great and you can order from 2oz up to a 24oz carafe. Overall, a lovely dinner.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Family Dinner
    RyanB
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    We had a great time here on Saturday night. My wife is gluten free and their menu is very accommodating. A great place to check out if you haven't been here.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • AIDA was just what we needed!
    JamesVIP
    Dined on 9/5/2014
    We had a relaxing and delicious late dinner after an unusually stressful day. It was perfect "Comfort Food" and we were very hungry! Every meal was prepared to perfection: Pasta Primavera, Ravioli and Salmon small entree. The soup of the day, Black Bean Chipotle was fantastic with just the right touch of zing! (I enjoy most Black Bean soups; but, this was extraordinary! I'd love to have that recipe so that I could enjoy it anytime I wished.)
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great evening
    HiddenGem
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    Wonderful atmosphere with fantastic, friendly service. I've already recommended this place to several of my friends and will continue to do so. Awesome mussel appetizer.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • dianarfb
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    Thoroughly enjoyed our evening, from the appetizers to the desserts. The recommended wines were spot on. Kudos also go out to our bartenders/servers, Ann and James. Both were fun and knowledgeable.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Less than expected
    ChefApril
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    While this is a very popular local restaurant, I've been there 3 times now and have not been impressed with the food and will not be going back. We've ordered various items from the menu, gone on different days of the week and it has been consistently mediocre. The homemade fresh pasta is nothing to write home about and, in fact, you can get better tasting and better textured pasta by buying De Cecco dried pasta from a grocery store. The linguine with fresh clams could have been good if the chef hadn't been so heavy-handed with the lemon juice and salt, which made the broth far too acidic and sharp. They do serve good bread and olive oil to start and have a nice selection of wine, but the menu is just sizzle without the steak.
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  • Great experience!
    Scott
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    From the pictures and reviews, I'd wanted to take my wife there for quite sometime. The fact that it's in a business park by work held me back. The people, food, wine list are all excellent! Would be better suited at Inner Harbour or Annapolis instead of a business park (better outdoor scenery), but they have a conference / event room available for the local (business) crowd. Recommended highly - we WILL be going back. Also, they have events that they hold. We're planning to go to one of those. If it's not too busy, ask Mary for a tour. Great concept for the wine on tap!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Love the New Menu
    lobsterloverVIP
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    We really enjoyed Aida's new menu. Some of the old favorites are there, but there are new choices which vary more with what is fresh and local. Overall, the dishes seem to be lighter (less heavy sauces) and the menu is more flexible. Aida remains our favorite Howard County restaurant!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Solid business lunch location
    Bdingell
    Dined on 8/19/2014
    Met my boss and some partners. Good food, lighting, and noise level for this type of meeting.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Not what it once was
    Onceinawhile
    Dined on 8/18/2014
    This used to be our special occasion restaurant, because of the amazing food and service. Went back for an anniversary dinner and the food was mediocre, while the service was just okay. Definitely not worth the hefty bill. Won't be going back, I'm sorry to say.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great local spot
    Twinmom123
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    Always enjoy trying out different wines from their large selection of "wines on tap" fried oysters were wonderful. Filet was perfect. Always enjoy the grilled Cesar. Homemade pasta is a winner
    Special Features:
    romantic, notable wine list
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great ambience; food not so much
    Missy
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    The ambience and service were great. I unfortunately can not say the same for the food. Almost everything was cold and lackluster.
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  • service better than usual
    boomer49VIP
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    Our server on this visit was very good (not usual the case at this restaurant). The food was good but it is way too expensive for what it is. At these prices there are better choices.
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  • Food is Good to Great
    YumYum
    Dined on 8/7/2014
    Depending on the dish the food is good to great - more on the good side. Their wine list is their main draw.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great meal
    ItalianGal
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    There was great variety in the menu, from small plates to full entrées, appetizers to share, salads, etc. Food was delicious, timing was perfect and the wait staff was attentive without being overbearing. I'd definitely dine there again to try some of the other menu offerings, which change with the season.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Restaurant Week
    dunnsgrVIP
    Dined on 7/29/2014
    Went for Howard County restaurant week. The food was wonderful. Added a grilled romaine salad that would be reason to go back. Worth the trip from Baltimore city.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • The food tasted great!...yet
    AnEveningOut
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    Lots of great wine! Good timing between each course, no long waits no rushing. Bread with warm olive oil was offered before appetizers, it was delicious. Appetizers were great too. We were disappointed with the main course. My steak was undercooked for my tastes leaning toward medium rare but my wife likes hers that way so she got an extra treat as she got the more raw part. We both felt that my wife's pasta dish needed just a little more cooking time. Even though it was handmade pasta we felt there is a difference between al-dente with a slight resistance in the center and the dish we were served which was harder throughout. She got a new serving which was much better. For dessert we had the mousse, great taste, needed to be chilled more.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great Food to Table
    Macsterpat
    Dined on 7/25/2014
    Finding a good food to table is not always easy. AIDA's had a wonderful selection of home grown products. The appetizer portions seemed a little small for the price, but the overall meal (especially the taste) made the evening perfect for my wife and I.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • not even worth it at RW prices
    SarainglenwoodVIP
    Dined on 7/22/2014
    Went with a friend for summer RW. Got there at 7; ordered off the RW menu around 7:15. They were out of salmon so I ordered steak, after asking whether that was the entree ordered by the table next to it. I ordered the duck confit ravioli app; two very slim raviolis in a tiny puddle of sauce. When the main course arrived, I received the wrong entree, which was replaced with the correct dish, but half the size of those received by the next table. The highlight of the meal was the dessert, which was substituted from the main menu after the dessert I ordered at 7:15 (and really wanted) was gone. This was the only portion size that wasn't tiny. When I got home I ate again because I was hungry. BTW I am female and of normal weight.
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  • Wine and Dine
    ZaidowhitVIP
    Dined on 7/19/2014
    Made a last minute reservation and was glad I did. Even though I traveled alone, it was perfect for me. Wine was great and the server was very personable and accommodating. Even Mary the owner stopped by my table to ask how things went. Lived the personal touch. Very very fresh farm to table food! Awesome experience! I will be returning.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, late-night find, notable wine list
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • not worth it
    boomer49VIP
    Dined on 7/18/2014
    Food quality is not what it was and service is seriously lacking. At their prices, they need to make some major improvements if they want return customers.
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  • nothing special
    Baltimorediner
    Dined on 7/17/2014
    (The wine list was ok but I had to check something) A friend rec. restaurant so when I saw the living social coupon I decided to try it. To start, "happy hour" with half price wine was only at the bar (which had minimal seating) and not outside at the table. Waitress was nice but not very attentive (We had to go find her to get water, check, etc.) and food slow in coming. (This was a Thursday and the restaurant was not real busy.) Food was ok but nothing special (Eggplant Parmesan was served with a watery tomato sauce-- which may have come from the vegetables it was served with.). Basically, overpriced for quality/quantity of food and service. I likely would not go back, even with a coupon.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Where are the White wines?
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 7/12/2014
    Great selection of red wines, but not a large selection of white wines. Dining room becomes very loud and food was not as good as our last visit. We brought some friends with us for their first trip, but don't think they were impressed.
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    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Not impressed at all
    GustavoVIP
    Dined on 7/9/2014
    Flatbread not properly cooked, even a bit cold Quinoa salad very small for being an entree and not very tasty
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  • Not worth the price
    deeltnv
    Dined on 7/5/2014
    Went here for my birthday - put that note in Open Table. No one mentioned my birthday at all. Rockfish entree was good as was eggplant parmesan, but salmon with "sauce" was tasteless and mascarpone ravioli was bland and free range chicken was very dry but sauce was flavorful. Three cheese flatbread was good. Second time going here but it will be our last time. Environment is blah and food overall is blah. Service not great - no one was there and I had to ask for my wine to be served. Very disappointing and was for a special birthday celebration. Pricey for the size of the entrees and the quality. Too bad - was hoping for more - had not gone here for a year but didn't like it a year ago and no improvement. Do not recommend at all.
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  • The right fit for foodies
    padrinopetrini
    Dined on 7/3/2014
    Great food with beautiful presentation. Attentive and helpful wait staff.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Pleasant Birthday Lunch
    bettyVIP
    Dined on 7/2/2014
    My friend and I chose to have lunch here for my birthday. The service was excellent. We enjoyed our meal. Although the restaurant was quiet when we arrived, it soon filled with an energetic lunch crowd. I appreciated the fact that even though most tables were filled we were not rushed at all. This was pleasant because I had time to open my gifts and have a nice talk with my friend.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Aida Bistro
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 6/28/2014
    Great food and wine-atmosphere could be warmer. The wine list is extensive. The menu could include more vegetarian options. While some entrees were pricey, there were small plate entrees that were more reasonable.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, scenic view, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Another Wonderful Evening at AIDA
    bethbrac43
    Dined on 6/24/2014
    As always, I enjoyed another fantastic night spent with friends at AIDA. The service by Boris was great, and the menu items that Chef Nina has created are amazing! I will continue to recommend the restaurant to friends and will be back soon! Thanks to the entire staff for making the experience so wonderful!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Slightly less wonderful
    Jody
    Dined on 6/23/2014
    We had a fine meal at Aida's the other night. But there were just a few small glitches that made it a less special occasion than at other visits. Like my 1/2 dozen oysters were 5 oysters. A really classy place would have brought out 2 more once this was pointed out, but they simply replaced the missing one. They asked about coffee or cappuccino, but sped away before we could ask for tea and desert menu. And the noise level was very high. I know you can't do anything about noisy groups, but it was a much nicer environment last time. Maybe because we were in a smaller room then. So - last visit was A+ this time was A- Still very good, but .....
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Crowd Pleaser
    PaulVIP
    Dined on 6/23/2014
    My party of 4 dined at Aida on a very busy Monday evening. While there is no more prix fixe menu, the chef now offers small plates. We tried the goat cheese salad, flash fried shrimp, smoked salmon flatbread, and the 2 soup offerings and all were excellent. Two in my group ordered the spicy stuffed ravioli and enjoyed it immensely. Another tried the seafood linguine and I had the seared bronzini. Again, the entrees were excellent and cooked and seasoned to perfection. While the food hit a home run, we weren't happy with our table which sat in the entrance of the dining room and next to a large, incredibly noisy group. We should have asked to move as there were other four-tops available. Service was okay but not up to par due to the crowds.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • not what it used to be
    Ralph
    Dined on 6/21/2014
    This was our first trip to the new location. While the decor is nice, it is not that much improvement over the old shopping center location. The waiter went through the introductions, said he would give us time to look at the menu, and gave us plenty of time....and much more...before returning. The appetizer flatbread was enjoyed by all but the individual entrees did not perform well. My veal (the special) was dry and the goat cheese stuffing was not to be found. All in all, not the occasion it used to be.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Always Outstanding!
    careannpan
    Dined on 6/21/2014
    Aida continues to impress with each visit! The staff is amazingly knowledgeable and attentive and the food is a dining experience!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good Show!
    777dp
    Dined on 6/20/2014
    Great food offerings paired with very good service. the tables are a bit close together, but the tables on either side of us were not occupied for our dinner. Not a quiet or romantic setting, but again, great food, wine and service. We will see them again.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great Food
    ecfoodieVIP
    Dined on 6/20/2014
    Food is some of the best in EC. Best Italian food by far.
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    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • A great experience!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 6/20/2014
    We all tried something different from starter to entree to dessert. Everything was great including the Bloody Mary, the beers coffee and cappuccino. Our waitress was ever so accommodating and very knowledgeable.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Location belies the excellent meal
    MaryLow
    Dined on 6/14/2014
    Our meal was as good as that at Wit and Wisdom at half the cost. Beautiful presentation of local and fresh food. Salmon was done perfectly served with orzo and crisp veggies, the homemade pasta is not to be missed with its scrumptious sauce. While Aida may not have a scenic site, the staff, including the bus persons, are friendly and helpful. Overall, we can't wait to go back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.