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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
  • Email: joe@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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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerItalian
  • Diners' Choice WinnerFit for Foodies
  • Diners' Choice WinnerNotable Wine List
Diner Reviews
  • "Requested a quiet corner table but ended up between two other couples. Asked for a "new" wine that was on the list and was told they were out of it. My shrimp scampi was too heavy on the lemon. The appetizer and salad were excellent and the second choice of wine was wonderful."
    Dined on 4/5/2014
  • "I hadn't been to Aida's since it moved. When it first opened it was excellent and well priced. Then, over time, the prices went up, the quality of the food went down and I stopped going. I had high hopes for the restaurant at it's "new" locations, but I again found high prices for the quantity of food served and mediocre food. It was okay, but there was no subtlety to it. There was no layering of tastes and flavors. In short, there are many other, better restaurants in Howard County. I'm sorry to report this as I had hoped for more."
    Dined on 3/28/2014
  • "Although the service was great with the exception that we had to ask for things twice some times and the atmosphere could have been better since the tables were very close together. I found the food for the price not something to write home about. It was ok, but I don't think I would revisit in the near future."
    Dined on 3/21/2014
  • "We dined at Aida on a recent Saturday night. Our table was ready when we arrived and we were seated and greeted promptly. We went with the new, spring Prix Fixe menu. Our starters were the only misstep in an otherwise wonderful meal. The blue cornmeal fried oysters were overwhelmed by bleu cheese; the beets in the beet salad were wonderful, but the dressing on the arugula salad contained horseradish, which I love, but it did not complement the dish in the least. Our second course, salmon flatbread, was wonderful. Our main course was the blackened rockfish over goat cheese risotto, which was culinary perfection and more than made up for the problematic first course offerings. Our server, Boris, was fantastic;our table location,not so great."
    Dined on 3/22/2014
  • "I had not been to AIDA Bistro in over a year, and on my return I was not disappointed. From the greeting at the door to the end of the meal, this was a great experience. Our party of six was celebrating a college freshman's accomplishment, and our server could not have been more attentive if she tried. She suggested several items form the menu for two of the guests, and all empty and clean plates were taken back after dinner. Nice round table in the corner for six allowed for great conversation. I had the sausage and peppers dish from the regular menu which had just the right amount of spice to it. This is a very good restaurant with quality food and service making for a memorable evening all around."
    Dined on 3/20/2014
  • "Dining at Aida is one word...decadent! Every meal I have had there has been nothing short of outstanding. The staff is just as incredible."
    Dined on 3/17/2014
  • "Aida is our "special night out" restaurant, and every time we have dined there, we have had a great meal and a wonderful evening. The waitstaff is friendly, knowledgeable and very efficient. The food is imaginative, delicious and beautifully presented. The wines, of course, are always interesting. Try one of their recommended wine flights to find something new for the evening. It can get a little noisy there when the restaurant is full, but in a good way - that's what you expect for a cozy bistro."
    Dined on 3/14/2014
  • "I've celebrated special events at AIDA and I've done relationship building business lunches at AIDA. This is my Go-To when I need a one-level-up quality of experience. The chef is imaginative and talented. The food is always high quality and consistent. The service is friendly, knowledgeable, and attentive. I'd definitely recommend!"
    Dined on 3/12/2014
  • "Enjoyed a nice dinner - the food was very good and the wait staff did a good job- they were attentive and knew the menu - able to answer questions. I would go back again. Liked the menu options - something different. Everything was well prepared and tasty!"
    Dined on 3/12/2014
  • "Food was great, service was great, wine was great. Combined with great company it was a wonderful night. It was a joy meeting Aida and her family too. We will be back!"
    Dined on 3/8/2014
  • "Great food,lovely owner,very attention and friendly ."
    Dined on 3/8/2014
  • "Hadn't been to Aida's in several years. This was my first visit to the new location. The new stand alone location is very well appointed. The food was decent, not as good as it was when I frequented Aida's. Worth the drive from the city? Probably not. Worth a visit for +1000 point table. Yep!"
    Dined on 3/5/2014
  • "Food and service were excellent. The server was very knowledgable and helpful. He discovered that we had not been there before and took his time explaining both the menu and the wine concept. We did the prix fixe menu and were happily surprised. The portions were great and could have even been a little smaller. Wine list: This is the first time I have seen a "wine on tap" set up. Being in the industry, I had to try it out-even though their bottle prices were very reasonable. 30 wines on tap. I tried 2 different ones and was impressed with the taste and integrity. We will definitely return. Another point to consider.....wine to go. They have growlers of wine for sale to take with you."
    Dined on 3/1/2014
  • "Service was fast and friendly. I had the venison and it was wonderful. While the calamari was a bit overcooked (unusual for them) the food was well prepared and presented beautifully."
    Dined on 3/1/2014
  • "Our first experience was a good one. The food and wine were both memorable and delicious. We were visiting family from New Jersey but will definitely be back again."
    Dined on 2/28/2014
  • "Fantastic birthday evening with the most excellent lamb shank and mussels fra diavolo."
    Dined on 2/28/2014
  • "Always a great time at Aida. One of the only fine dining restaurants in Columbia. Great italian food, flatbreads, seafood and pasta. Our waiter was very knowledgeable and service was excellent. We always look forward to returning."
    Dined on 2/21/2014
  • "My second trip here. Went quite late Friday night so the place was winding down. A good time to go if you want to talk.. Overall very good food. Our server was excellent. They have a very large selection of wines by the glass so this is good if you don't want to deal with a whole bottle or if your pals have different tastes."
    Dined on 2/21/2014
  • "Service was spot on with the waitress giving a full menu breakdown. It was enjoyable To hear the menu."
    Dined on 2/21/2014
  • "Food was very good. The wine list is also very good - 30 wines on tap. They also serve craft beer. Waitstaff was excellent - very nice and knowledgeable."
    Dined on 2/21/2014
  • "I made Valentines Day reservations for my girlfriend, her 8 yr old son and myself. My girlfriend called the restaurant to check on a kids menu and had to deal with a snarky attendant who seemed annoyed by questions regarding a kids menu. She said the attendant was rude. When my girlfriend asked another question the attendant said she was putting her on hold but instead disconnected her. While we have enjoyed a number of Valentines Days at the current and previous location I'm afraid that this was the last one that we will be spending at Aida"
    Dined on 2/15/2014
  • "everything was good. food was excellent as was the service. but it was a little pricey. no complaints otherwise"
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "I went there with my wife for their valentine's day special. The food was generally very good but my wife's main dish--scallops with red onion sauce and kale--was a strange combination of flavors. We didn't dislike the combo but we didn't love it either. Also, scallops are so rich perhaps butter and pepper is all you really need. The wine was nice. The biggest downside was the ambiance. We were seated at cast iron outdoor tables that had linens over the top and put indoors. They need a much more comfortable Bistro environment, big TV screens on the walls and the make shift dining space was not that romantic or bistro like. That said, I would go there again."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "love coming here, always enjoy a fabulous dinner and seeing friends. aida's never disappoints."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "We had not been there in a while and was very impressed with the service, the ambiance and the food. We were not crammed in and felt very relaxed and enjoyed eating a great meal. What more would you want? We will be back."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "This is the third time I've been to Aida's. I thought it was a good restaurant the first two times I went, but since then, it moved locations and did an amazing upgrade. Everything from the service, to the wine list, to the atmosphere, and especially to the food itself, was I felt, done to perfection. The waiter was very knowledgeable and helpful about all aspects of the menu. Each part of the meal, from the appetizer to the main course was excellent. I look forward to our next meal there. In addition, this is a perfect spot for Valentine’s Day later this week and whoever is able to get a table there on this day, can consider themselves to be very fortunate and they’ll definitely have an amazing and romantic dinner."
    Dined on 2/8/2014
  • "Aida is our go to restaurant in Howard County. A little off the beaten path geographically, but always spot on for their food. Aida does a great job with farm to table ingredients that make for great flavors. We also enjoy the wines on tap and wine list."
    Dined on 2/8/2014
  • "My favorite restaurant, by far. The salmon flatbread is back and the rockfish preparation was wonderful. Cant wait to go back."
    Dined on 2/6/2014
  • "We enjoyed our meal at Aida very much. Interesting and delicious food and just the right portion size to leave us satisfied and not satiated! Our server was a bit distant, stopping by to ask how everything was but not engaging. He seemed a bit preoccupied, we appreciated the low noise level."
    Dined on 1/30/2014
  • "Very impressed with the food and wine here. Bartender made great selections of wine during half price happy hour! Also, thoroughly enjoyed the appetizers including fire shrimp and wild mushroom flatbread! Place can be hard to find on GPS, but worth searching. Enjoyed the food and wine and bartender is very nice and excellent service!"
    Dined on 1/28/2014
  • "And the wine list cannot be beat! Chef's recommendations are excellent for wine pairings."
    Dined on 1/25/2014
  • "We are kind regulars and introduce friends to a great dining experience whenever possible."
    Dined on 1/24/2014
  • "We came during Howard County restaurant week. The service was attentive. The food was good."
    Dined on 1/24/2014
  • "We went during Howard County Restaurant Week and really enjoyed the food and wines on tap. Aida has a great selection of appetizers as well as main courses on its prix fix menu."
    Dined on 1/20/2014
  • "We went for Restaurant Week even though their RW menu cost more than other restaurants, including highly rated ones in Balt. My husband got the pork belly and the oysters. I got the calamari and scallops. We saw that our dishes were a lot smaller than what other people, who weren't ordering off the RW menu, were getting. By A LOT. An insulting amount smaller. My calamari app had 11 small pieces of calamari and zero banana peppers. My scallops had 2 scallops. We both ordered the seafood pasta entree. Our entrees were smaller by half than what other diners had. We go to RW several times a year and we have never, EVER seen a discrepancy in the size of dishes between what is ordered off the RW menu and what is ordered off the regular menu."
    Dined on 1/18/2014
  • "We went during Howard County Winter Restaurant week. Very diverse choices on the menu, well prepared, beautiful presentation, just simply yummy. We will be coming back."
    Dined on 1/18/2014
  • "We were looking for a special place to celebrate a family birthday. Since we all enjoy trying new and good wines, AIDA's more than satisfied our needs. Our waiter was knowledgeable about various wines and successfully paired various wines with the food we ordered."
    Dined on 1/17/2014
  • "We really enjoyed dining at Aida for RW. We sat in the bar area and it was a nice private table. We love that you can choose to aps and an entree instead of forcing you to get dessert! Only complaint is that the fried oysters were really sandy, I don't think they were cleaned properly. Everything else was fantastic!"
    Dined on 1/17/2014
  • "Great atmosphere and service, excellent review of the Menu and wines available by our server. Food and wine- delicious! The Calamari was so tender and sweet and the tarragon sauce was delightful, light and elegant. A little cold in the restaurant, other than that Perfecto!"
    Dined on 1/6/2014
  • "The service at Aida's is really outstanding. Not too much, but there when you need something, and very pleasant. The front room was full when we got there and it was NOISY! The dining room is off the front room and not really protected from the noise. The dining room is very pretty. The food was fabulous. Fried oysters melted in our mouths. Wild boar pasta was succulent and the calamari, tender. I had a pork chop stuffed with blue cheese that was so very very good. It came with red cabbage that was crisp and seasoned perfectly. My friend's mahi mahi disappeared--she refused to share! Desserts were beautiful and tasty, but the chocolate bread pudding took top honors. If you like bread pudding, stop for a special treat."
    Dined on 1/15/2014