My friends and I found a new favorite restaurant. We were seated right away, the waiter was informative and patient with my husband who couldn't decide what to get b/c everything sounded so good. I ordered the special with grilled chicken, shrimp and asparagus and enjoyed every bite. The desserts were both outstanding.
3/15/2013 5:00:00 PM
We had a wonderful experience.
We had a wonderful experience. The service was perfect! The food was wonderful!!! Only disappointment was the marinara sauce. The wine was wonderful! It was our first time, and we will definitely repeat!
3/15/2013 5:00:00 PM
Tasty food, local gem!
Tino's is a wonderful little restaurant with great ambiance and very tasty food. I found it by doing a google search for restaurants close to my area. I love that I was able to make reservations online, and when we arrived for our reservation, we received a table immediately. The restaurant is small, but the menu is wonderful. The selection of food and wine ensures that there is something for everyone. My husband and I definitely will be making Tino's a regular spot for our weekly date nights. The only negative commments I have for this restaurant are regarding their soda machine. I ordered 2 different sodas, and both were horrible. Also, I would not recommend the peach sangria. The flavor weak.
3/29/2013 5:00:00 PM
Consistently Very Good! It's
Consistently Very Good!
It's our 3rd or 4th time back since it's in our backyard. Wonderful pasta dishes (frutti de mare) that are not heavy or salty. Just right portions. Wife tried the pizza this time and enjoyed that a lot too. We'll be back soon!!
4/18/2013 4:00:00 PM
The four of us enjoyed our
The four of us enjoyed our dinners -- we each had different pastas. There are lots of sauce and add on choices making it easy to find something to love. Can vouch for the house dressing on the salad - yum. They need more help at the bar, wine and drink service coming to the table was too slow.
4/20/2013 4:00:00 PM
A Saturday night is always
A Saturday night is always difficult for a restaurant, but the staff was up to the demands. We had a group of 6, so we were seated in a booth. Between us, we had a variety of wine & mixed drinks, & the bar did a great job, & prices were reasonable. All the entrees were excellent, portions were more than adequate, & prices fair. My only quibble was that the side Caesar salad needed more dressing.
There is a lot to choose from on the menu, & substitutions were no problem. I may try the pizza the next time. But, we all left feeling good about our experience.
4/26/2013 4:00:00 PM
A great little secret in Columbia
I used to go to this location when it was Strapazza. It was OK. When the new ownership took over they remodeled the space to create virtually two separate places with an open large room along with a romantic wine bar setting. The wine bar is beautifully designed with perfect lighting and is protected from the noise of the large room. Speaking to your company is easy and comfortable. The very first time we went to this place we knew it was special. We were impressed by the menu and the service of the staff. Any restaurant can look good but if the food and service are bad it will not matter. This is not the case with Tino's. My wife and I are on first name basis with the bar area staff as that is where we always choose to dine.
4/29/2013 4:00:00 PM
Love This Place!
This is by far the best Italian food in the area. I have a gluten sensitivity and they actually have pasta on the gluten free menu. It's outstanding. We go here for all our special occasions.
5/9/2013 4:00:00 PM
May I have another.
Everything was spot on from the food to the service. I love to be able to order the pasta a sauce the way I want to. Outstanding and thank you again.
5/10/2013 4:00:00 PM
Comfort Food and Good Wine
Four adults had good Italian based food and a very nice wine on a Saturday evening. The reservations we made were definitely necessary. The noise level was initially high, but settled down after a boisterous group left. The service was very attentive. The food was very skillfully done, not imaginative (although the use of Old Bay seasoning in a Northern Italian cream sauce was novel), and the wine list was moderately priced, and extensive. Recommended highly for a night out in Columbia
5/17/2013 4:00:00 PM
Another fine meal
As always, the Rose sauce is fabulous on anything. Their wine pricing is reasonable, the bread offered pre-meal is delicous (though a bit slow this time), and the side salads are generous. The Sunday night special (25% bottle of wine for each entree, i.e. 4 entrees = free bottle of any wine they carry) is truly Special!
5/31/2013 4:00:00 PM
Been there--done that and Love it !
I have been here a number of times and it is a very comfortable local restaurant which focuses on tasty Italian food items and gives you the flexibility to add or subtract to meet your personal taste. Servers know the menu and are very friendly and helpful. It seems to me that the whole staff is well trained as they execute with great coordination. Wine list while not elaborate has some basic very good wines at prices families can afford. Couple of the entries are favorites of mine so I am always pleased when I order. Highly recommend this place to sit, relax and enjoy good food and nice people.
5/31/2013 4:00:00 PM
We Love Tino's
My kids, ages 4 and 7, refer to Tino's as the "fancy restaurant" as we usually go to celebrate things like the end of the school year. Tino's somehow remains classy while also being kid-friendly... my kids love the ravioli and the penne pasta. My wife likes the Chicken Francese, chicken lightly breaded and sautéed in a lemon cream sauce with chopped asparagus over fettucini. Last visit, I tried the Chicken Saltimbocca - chicken sautéed in marsala wine sauce topped with spinach, prosciutto, and mozzarella with spaghetti. We loved everything we ordered and the service was outstanding! And if you go, you MUST get the chocolate and oreo truffles for dessert. Highly recommend!
6/14/2013 12:00:00 AM
Nice local eatery
I was recently placed on gluten-free diet so I love that Tino's features gluten-free pasta options. The food was quite tasty and the staff is very welcoming. Enjoyed the wine flight - a bargain at $13. The special Tino's mousse was too dense and that was the one disappointment of the evening.
6/15/2013 12:00:00 AM
Nice Neighborhood Restaurant
We met friends at Tino's on a Monday night for dinner. It was delightful! The white sangria was a delicious way to start the evening. We enjoyed our salad and main courses. I had spaghetti and meatballs and it was perfect. The restaurant was not too crowded and we were able to carry on a conversation with our friends...that's why we went out to dinner! Our server was sweet and attentive. I'd highly recommend Tino's for a pleasant meal. It doesn't hurt that it is near our neighborhood.
7/8/2013 12:00:00 AM
The shrimp fra diavlo is the
The shrimp fra diavlo is the best around. Their marinara sauce is SUPERB. Our waitress wasn't the best; she didn't bring bread to the table and forgot my wine. But this is not their norm. It was a little noisy, but not bad.
7/13/2013 12:00:00 AM
This was my first visit and I was very pleased and will definitely be back! I absolutely loved everything I ordered! :)Our server was a really nice gentleman and was very knowledgeable about the menu and any questions we had. He was very quick about service and made sure our drinks were full. Very friendly atmosphere and I highly recommend this place! Like I said, I will definitely be dining there again!
7/13/2013 12:00:00 AM
We have been to Tino's about a half dozen times since we started going recently and have taken out of town guests there as well. Everyone had a great experience, good food, and wanted to return.
8/2/2013 12:00:00 AM
great Food delivered fast
wait staff very friendly seated very quickly food more than expected
8/9/2013 12:00:00 AM
Tino's is always good. It's
Tino's is always good. It's always requested for dinner by our two grandchildren so it's always on our list of great places to eat when they visit.
8/11/2013 12:00:00 AM
Favorite family spot
We love Tinos for family celebrations. Great food, good service, consistent.
8/15/2013 12:00:00 AM
Have dined here numerous times and am still impressed with the quality of the food and especially that it is served HOT - not having been placed under a heat lamp. The portions are large enough to please almost any diner. Normally I order the veal saltimbocca, however I recently had Linguini with Fra diavolo sauce topped by sausage, onions and peppers - outstanding. Others in the party had veal milanaise and were very pleased with the choice. They are also very accommodating with requests for slight deviations from their stated menu.
8/15/2013 5:00:00 PM
We really enjoyed our meal. Our server, Jeffrey, was really terrific. He made great recommendations about our pizza toppings and was right ow--the meatball pizza IS wonderful. He was perfectly attentive. We'll be back.
8/22/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great. reliable place
Tino's is a great neighborhood restaurant. it has a great wine list, food is consistently delicious, service is friendly and attentive. Prices are moderate and there's enough sound buffer for even a private conversation near the bar. Love this place
8/24/2013 12:00:00 AM
Very good Italian Food. Gluten-free
Very good Italian Food. Gluten-free menu, including gluten-free pasta. Friendly wait staff.
8/26/2013 12:00:00 AM
Had a wonderful meal with good friend. Chris, our server, was very helpful with suggestions.
8/27/2013 12:00:00 AM
Tino's Italian Bistro
Great food, fair prices, and friendly servers. Will definitely return.
8/30/2013 12:00:00 AM
I have been going to this restaurant before it was Tinos. It was one of our favorite restaurants as a family to go to. I do miss the friendly waiters before; the waiters now are nice but we don't seem to find one we really would ask to serve us and it seems they change a lot. I do not like the tables side by side because you cannot have a nice conversation, especially if you are only two people. The food is still good; I think the chef is the same.
8/30/2013 12:00:00 AM
Food was very, very good. We would definitely go back and recommend to others.
9/14/2013 12:00:00 AM
We always enjoy Tino's
Just wanted a simple dinner and Tino's filled the bill. We split an Italian Caesar salad which was enjoyable (anchovies would have made it better), and a Margherita pizza. We added a few toppings to the pizza -- delish. There is a decent enough selection of wines by glass. Tino's is becoming one of our local go-to spots when we want Italian food in a casual setting.
9/21/2013 12:00:00 AM
Our group had a wonderful
Our group had a wonderful time. Food was excellent and the service staff was available at all times. We will definitely come back to Tino's!
9/22/2013 12:00:00 AM
Tino's is a fabulous neighborhood
Tino's is a fabulous neighborhood Italian restaurant, with good food, drink and service.
10/6/2013 12:00:00 AM
Service was very quick with
Service was very quick with the food and drinks (and drink refills also)
10/19/2013 12:00:00 AM
Service has always been excellent during my visits here. Attentive without hovering, knowledgeable about the menu and wines, and always very friendly and welcoming. Our party on this visit included a 4-year-old, and our waiter engaged her and made sure to bring her food out with our appetizers, so she wouldn't be waiting and hungry. The staff at Tino's cares about doing a good job, and it shows. That's a big reason I go back so often.
Well, that and the meatballs. Those are incredible. :)
10/25/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great food as usual. Terrific,
Great food as usual. Terrific, attentive service. Love the fact that there is a large gluten free menu!!
10/27/2013 12:00:00 AM
Always a great meal
Went to dinner with my co-worker. We shared a bottle of wine, spicy mussels and a meatball sub...all of it was delicious! Our server, Jeff, was extremely patient, friendly and polite. Good times!
11/4/2013 4:00:00 PM
Love this place
We love this place. My family goes there pretty regularly and always have great service and a nice meal.
11/7/2013 4:00:00 PM
I found this restaurant off of Trip Advisor . A friend and I were traveling to a concert and wanted to eat at a non chain restaurant. We really enjoyed a delicious Italian meal. The menu is extensive. I loved the option of creating my own pasta dish. We shared a bottle of wine that was lovely and not overpriced. Will definitely return next time we are in the area.
11/8/2013 4:00:00 PM
Just what we were looking for.
Near by (tough to find in Columbia0, moderately priced, food was very good and the waiter could not have been more helpful. His suggestions were right on the mark.
11/22/2013 4:00:00 PM
Had a Happy Birthday dinner
Good food, easy reservations, generally quiet, nice wine list.
Competitive prices for the area. Nice dining experience.
Wife loves the Italian food--is her favorite in the area, so
where else would I take her for birthday dinner.
11/23/2013 4:00:00 PM
We were looking for a place half way between Baltimore and DC to meet with friends. This was the perfect spot. The menu included well prepared standards-some with interesting twists--and the service top notch, We loved being able to customize our pasta dishes from the long list of options. The server was knowledgeable and friendly, providing explanations and recommendations when asked. Tables were well-spaced so we could talk easily throughout dinner. Other places we have tried in this area are so loud that it is almost impossible to have a conversation without screaming. We will definitely go back to Tino's.
12/6/2013 4:00:00 PM