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 WinnerItalian
  • Diners' Choice WinnerFit for Foodies
  • Diners' Choice WinnerNotable Wine List
AIDA Bistro & Wine Bar reviews from OpenTable diners
126 reviews since May 3, 2014
Overall Rating4.2
  • Food4.3
    Service4.2
  • Ambiance4
    Noise LevelModerate
86% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
notable wine list (85)fit for foodies (73)special occasion (54)neighborhood gem (47)romantic (34)good for groups (30)great for outdoor dining (28)great for lunch (20)vibrant bar scene (11)great for brunch (8)hot spot (7)late-night find (4)kid-friendly (3)scenic view (2)Show More
  • 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
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    • 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
    • Food
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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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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • 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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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • 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
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • 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
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • 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
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • 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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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • 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
    • Ambiance
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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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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • 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
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • 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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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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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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • 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
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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
    • Food
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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.
    Special Features:
    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.
  • Best Visit Ever
    Jackie
    Dined on 6/13/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, 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
  • Glad I checked it out
    Lynn
    Dined on 6/13/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • New Menu - Awesome!
    FrequentDiner
    Dined on 6/9/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Love the new menu
    lobsterloverVIP
    Dined on 6/7/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • June 5, 2014
    Wineguy
    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!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great as Usual
    FrequentDiner
    Dined on 6/5/2014
    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!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Good meal
    HappyCustomer
    Dined on 5/24/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Aida
    Diner
    Dined on 5/22/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Special Occasion Star
    lobsterloverVIP
    Dined on 5/21/2014
    I had a party for my wife's 60th and Aida made it special. The food was fabulous and the service was attentive.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food and ambience
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 5/19/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.