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AIDA Bistro & Wine Bar
AIDA Bistro & Wine Bar

AIDA Bistro & Wine Bar Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.aidabistro.com
  • Phone: (410) 953-0500
  • 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, Tapas / Small Plates, Wine Bar
  • 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 & Promotions: 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 WinnerItalian
  • Diners' Choice WinnerFit for Foodies
  • Diners' Choice WinnerNotable Wine List
Diner Reviews
  • "Flatbread not properly cooked, even a bit cold Quinoa salad very small for being an entree and not very tasty"
    Dined on 7/9/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 7/5/2014
  • "Great food with beautiful presentation. Attentive and helpful wait staff."
    Dined on 7/3/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 7/2/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 6/28/2014
  • "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!"
    Dined on 6/24/2014
  • "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 ....."
    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."
    Dined on 6/23/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 6/21/2014
  • "Food is some of the best in EC. Best Italian food by far."
    Dined on 6/20/2014
  • "Aida continues to impress with each visit! The staff is amazingly knowledgeable and attentive and the food is a dining experience!"
    Dined on 6/21/2014
  • "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."
    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."
    Dined on 6/20/2014
  • "This place is a stone's throw from my office but I hadn't eaten there so I went with a friend this past week. The place is very nice inside. Not too large, not too small and set up so that you can have a quiet conversation. My friend is gluten-free and she loved her pasta dish as well as the banana/chocolate dessert. I had the goat cheese salad, which was small but very good. Service was very good. All in all it was a good meal but very pricey. My friend got a pasta dish, which was $15 and added chicken to it, which increased the price by $6 to $21 for a small pasta dish for lunch. My small salad was $11. The waiter suggested I add a quinoa burger to the salad but that would have added $8 to the price and I didn't want a $19 salad."
    Dined on 6/13/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 6/14/2014
  • "The food and service were fantastic! We had been before and enjoyed Aida, but everything was just perfect, including our table. We had requested something in a corner where we would be able to converse at normal levels, and even when the dining room got more crowded we were able to enjoy each others' company without shouting. It was a great evening."
    Dined on 6/13/2014
  • "Loved the new options on the menu. The salmon was absolutely delicious. Entertained a business colleague from California. He loved the food! Boris was a wonderful server."
    Dined on 6/9/2014
  • "We are regulars at Aida and we are glad to see Aida is rolling our a new menu with lighter sauces and more variety. We sat outside for dinner on a beautiful evening and really enjoyed the food and the service."
    Dined on 6/7/2014
  • "Brought two out-of-town business associates here. We all loved our food. Nina was fabulous - can't wait to see her new menu. Meredith was a fantastic server. Love AIDA!"
    Dined on 6/5/2014
  • "Had the veal loin chop that was perfectly cooked and the sides were terrific. Dessert was fabulous! Overall, just a great job by the people at AIDA Bistro. Highly recommend!"
    Dined on 6/5/2014
  • "I had a party for my wife's 60th and Aida made it special. The food was fabulous and the service was attentive. "
    Dined on 5/21/2014
  • "We celebrated my wife's birthday at Aida's. She was disappointed that they had just run out of the dinner special that evening, but we found good meals on the menu. The waitress was great and even brought my wife a dessert on the house. The food was quite good overall. Certainly better than typical "chain" Italian restaurants, which we try to avoid."
    Dined on 5/24/2014
  • "This was our first time dining in Aida's new location. Aida is now in a stand alone building and the decor is lovely. We were there on a Thursday evening. The wine bar was crowded - the restaurant was not (it was a lot quieter). The food was excellent, but we would have preferred some lighter sauce options. Their bread is served with plain olive oil - no herbs. Wine is available in four sizes which is very convenient. More restaurants should offer those options. "
    Dined on 5/22/2014
  • "I met a business associate at AIDA's for dinner and we enjoyed dining outside. The service was wonderful, as were the food and wine. The ravioli was delicious as well as spicy. We also enjoyed the wine flights. Highly recommended. "
    Dined on 5/19/2014
  • "Every time I go, I try a different wine as they update their list. Happy hour offers selected wines at half price and the selection is great! The food for happy hour and the main menu has never disappointed. In fact, I was very surprised how good each item I tried. Great food and wine! Also, the bartender is extremely nice and knowledgeable with his wine selections!"
    Dined on 5/19/2014
  • "One of my wife's favorite restaurants and when we found out they had a mother's day brunch I made a reservation. The chef prepared a fantastic selection of options for the pre fix menu. Everything was great and higly recommedn for any dinner event."
    Dined on 5/11/2014
  • "Used to go a lot when first opened. The last two times I've been disappointed and don't plan to go back. Two times ago was dinner with two other couples who had never been and nobody was impressed. This last time was lunch and my friend and I had both had bad experiences the time before and we're unhappy with our lunch and we both agreed we're done."
    Dined on 5/16/2014
  • "We went to AIDA for our 15th Anniversary Dinner and it was a perfect experience from start to finish. We had excellent service from Meredith, who made sure to give us wine recommendations, and the food was wonderful as always. The salmon entrée with the encrusted walnuts and dill crème fraiche was the best I've ever had. The desserts that came out on a plate with "Best Wishes" was a really nice touch. We'll be back again!"
    Dined on 5/14/2014
  • "My mother and I enjoyed the special Mother's Day lunch that was several courses. The food was wonderful! The only thing I was disappointed in was the wine on tap. We both prefer sweet wines, but for some reason, there were only dry options on tap, so we missed out on that experience. The sangria was a delicious replacement though!"
    Dined on 5/11/2014
  • "Our waitress did not appropriately engage all members of our party. She directed all conversation to one member and blatantly ignored the other. Efforts to redirect her were not successful. That said, the server of the meals was fine and the food was very good. However that type of attitude can ruin the whole experience."
    Dined on 5/10/2014
  • "The food was EXCELLENT!!! The service was a tad slow but he was weeded the entire evening so we understood. I highly recommend this great find. "
    Dined on 5/10/2014
  • "Loved the ambiance, wine list, and food :D! Great place!"
    Dined on 5/9/2014
  • "We celebrated our wedding anniversary at the Chef's Table (as we've been doing for several years now) and it was a memorable feast from the first course all the way through the desserts. We loved the tuna tartare, smoked salmon with truffled mascarpone, fried oyster wraps, panzanella salad with baby heirloom tomatoes, flash-fried pork belly with watermelon, pecans, tarragon and feta, grilled swordfish with roasted potato and fennel hash and arugula with charred lemon vinaigrette, OMG PERFECT venison chops with exquisite pappardelle in a creamy mushroom leek sauce, chocolate bread pudding, cannoli and did I mention -- delightful wine pairings for every course? Highly recommend Aida Bistro's dining room too, for great dishes any day!!"
    Dined on 3/21/2014
  • "Portions were generous. But my veggie burger came without the aioli. Fortunately, the owner was making the rounds of the room and quickly remedied the situation. In my opinion, in a restaurant of this caliber, it should not have left the kitchen undressed."
    Dined on 5/7/2014
  • "Great place for food and drink; nice wine selection--a bit noisy for a place that appears to be a more romantic atmosphere."
    Dined on 5/2/2014
  • "The wife and I had an early dinner -- for a change! Great food, great wine, great company. She had the white wine flight, I the red. Very nice, she even found the Riesling tasty, as it was dry, not sweet! Boris had it right, she pronounced it very drinkable, which is a first! "
    Dined on 5/2/2014
  • "There 2 times this past week. Dinner with out of town business partners and back on Friday with the wife for their great happy hour menu! Look forward to next visit. Joe and Mary are great host."
    Dined on 4/23/2014
  • "Nina is an amazing chef. Delicious food options. With four in our party, we tried nearly all the prix fixe first courses. Loved Boris and Meredith who served us. Very knowledgeable and personable. "
    Dined on 4/26/2014
  • "Lost a star on service because happy hour took forever to get drinks/food/order in "
    Dined on 4/18/2014
  • "The food choices are a wonderful variety from small plates to full dinner entrees. The prefixed offers choices for everyone's palate. I especially like the different size pours available amd the flights of mixed, whites and red varietals. Offering thirty wines by the glass sest AIDA in a class by itself in Columbia."
    Dined on 4/19/2014