Tino's Italian Bistro
Tino's Italian Bistro

Tino's Italian Bistro

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://tinositalianbistro.com/
  • Phone: 4107308466
  • Hours of Operation:
    Monday - Thursday: 11:00am - 10:00pm, Friday - Saturday: 11:00am - 11:00pm, Sunday: 11:00am - 10:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Italian
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes

Getting there

  • Parking: Private Lot
A word from Tino's Italian Bistro
At Tino’s Italian Bistro we strive for perfection. We promote the classic Italian approach to dining, where friends and family can gather in a world-class atmosphere. Our customers keep coming back because we offer the best Italian cuisine in the Maryland area, with personalized, polished service and fresh, high quality food at reasonable prices!
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerKid Friendly
  • Diners' Choice WinnerNeighborhood Gem
Tino's Italian Bistro reviews from OpenTable diners
44 reviews since May 1, 2014
Overall Rating4.1
  • Food4
    Service4.3
  • Ambiance3.7
    Noise LevelModerate
88% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
neighborhood gem (29)good for groups (13)kid-friendly (11)notable wine list (10)great for lunch (10)fit for foodies (7)special occasion (4)great for brunch (3)great for outdoor dining (3)late-night find (2)romantic (2)scenic view (1)vibrant bar scene (1)Show More
  • Always Reliable
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009VIP
    Dined on 8/21/2014
    There seems to be something for everyone here. Two folks loved their spaghetti and meatballs, another vouched for the salad with filet mignon and the other enjoyed the veggie pizza. Nice wine and beer list, and the tiramasu was excellent. The service was very pleasant and prompt without rushing us. Everyone seemed happy to have us dine there.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 8/18/2014
    Enjoyed the food. Service was good. Love foundation Mondays.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wonderful spot for Italian
    Vsassy77
    Dined on 7/19/2014
    Had dinner here with my husband and the food was amazing. Service was quick d waitress was attentive.
    Special Features:
    romantic, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Disappointed
    Col1978VIP
    Dined on 7/11/2014
    Veal milanaise was cooked to shoe leather; asparagus over-salted. I should have returned them. Was very surprised-this is the first time food has disappointed. We frequent fairly regularly. Would recommend only if this is an isolated incident.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Consistent and excellent
    PickyEater
    Dined on 7/10/2014
    Tino's is a place we know we can go and always have great service and very good food. There are very bad surprises, they accommodate special food needs (vegan and gluten-free), and the food is flavorful and well prepared. Staff are friendly and attentive without them acting like their my best friends.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A Columbia Neighborhood Eatery
    JDMitch
    Dined on 7/10/2014
    We recently had opportunity to find a new place to eat in Columbia that was casual and convenient. Tino's turned up on a search and , after reading the reviews, reservations were made. It is a convenient location and comfortable and casual. The wine list was not fancy, but priced very fairly. The table service was excellent. The waiter was very attentive to us, yet not overpowering. The food was excellent in taste as well as quantity. We definitely plan to return!
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • First impressions
    DChopper
    Dined on 7/8/2014
    First impressions, this is a quite neighborhood restaurant in a plaza. My pizza was good, however did not live up to the description on the menu (just meat and cheese, no pepper or mushrooms for a steak pizza). My guest had the seafood pasta and was able to sub sauces, so that was good-he said he enjoyed it. My mojito was watery but I declined to send it back. Our server was very nice and attentive!
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always Enjoyable
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009VIP
    Dined on 7/6/2014
    Tino's is one of our go-to spots and on Sunday evenings they have a wine special. We think the pizza is delicious, and the prices reasonable. We always seem to have very courteous and helpful wait staff.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Pricey.
    luv2eatinlancaster
    Dined on 6/28/2014
    Very good service. Food was good but did not equal the price of the entrees.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Fast Service, Great Food
    Irish
    Dined on 6/23/2014
    We were pleasantly surprised to find the service at Tivo's so fast, because they had a nice crowd on Monday. The server was attentive without being pushy and we were served so promptly that we had a leisurely dinner and time to talk. The food was excellent. I recommend the Make you own pasta dish. Just the way I wanted it and very tasty.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Really nice local restaaurant
    RondyVIP
    Dined on 6/21/2014
    Local gem as you can always get a really tasty meal here. Good basic Italian menu with a lot of "do it yourself" options to have it your way. Nice wine selection and the servers seem to enjoy working there. Friendly place and a good meal guaranteed. Italian like your mother use to make.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Good food but too fast
    terpsfanVIP
    Dined on 6/20/2014
    I didn't have time to finish the tasty Caprese salad that I was sharing with my husband before the main course arrived. Wine by the glass selection was great.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always a winner
    Upfromcolumbia
    Dined on 6/17/2014
    Food was great but one in our crowd was new and thought it was a bit noisy.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Will definitely return
    Pastalover
    Dined on 6/15/2014
    Our first time dining there. We were very pleased with the menu options. Food was hot and presented nicely. We will definitely return.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • not impressed
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 6/15/2014
    It was ok. The food wasn't great. Since it was father's day, it was busy so the servers were rushed. But I think they were doing their best.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • outstanding neighborhood gem
    LaDonna
    Dined on 6/15/2014
    Great, as usual. We have been here several times for lunch on Sunday and can always be assured that we will have great food and great service.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2011VIP
    Dined on 6/11/2014
    Even on the nights where they are very busy, we always get good service. There is a good sized gluten free menu The chef is very accomodating and willing to make modifications to any dish.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Fabulous food!
    Linda
    Dined on 6/9/2014
    Tino's is a family favorite restaurant... We take out of town guests there quite often and it never disappoints. Fabulous food!
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Excellent food and service
    likes2eatout
    Dined on 5/19/2014
    We had a wonderful dinner at Tino's. The food was delicious and the service was excellent. We'll be coming to Tino's again.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Spot on!
    Mrcs4u
    Dined on 5/18/2014
    Always love this neighborhood restaurant. Service is always right on the money and the food is great. I love the make your own pasta dish, the selection of pastas and sauces are outstanding. Make reservations because this is a very popular restaurant.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food
    sbers
    Dined on 5/16/2014
    This was not the first time I've been to Tino's. They have a shrimp fra diavlo that is to die for. Spicy! I've had it with the whole wheat penne which I don't recommend as it's to hard--wasn't cooked enough, but with regular pasta, OUTSTANDING!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, late-night find, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Always good
    martymar1970
    Dined on 5/11/2014
    We've been going here since it opened. Service is always timely and friendly. Fettuccine alfredo is creamy and not too salty like most places. Ravioli is outstanding. Wine list is pretty extensive and affordable. Atmosphere is just right for a night out with the family or just the two of us. We will be going back many more times.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Tino's
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 5/11/2014
    Service was excellent and so was the food! We have eaten here many times and have always been pleased. Sometimes parking can be a problem but it is worth it.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A nice neighborhood place
    seso
    Dined on 5/11/2014
    This is a decent Italian restaurant whose menu has a great deal of choice - just about any Italian dish you want. The service was very friendly. I would not say it is a great restaurant as all the dishes ordered by our party of 4 had a lot of pasta but not as much meat or goodies in it as you might want. They have a great wine special on Sundays, where you can end up with a free bottle of wine if you have ordered 4 entrees (25% off per entrée ordered). We were there on a Sunday but they did not honor the special because is was Mother's Day. Really? Sigh.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Food
    luv2dine
    Dined on 5/11/2014
    The food was outstanding, I had something one of the Mother's Day Special. Waitress was a delight, very energetic, will want her next time. Will be going back very soon. One knock, and it was a big deal, was we didn't get bread off the back. Maybe it was because I got the bruschetta (the family doesn't eat bruschetta).
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Good Mother's Day Early Dinner
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 5/11/2014
    We decided to try Tino's for Mother's Day. We were a group of 10. We realize most places you go for Mother's Day tend to have long waits to get seated and for the food and usually involve cold food. Well Tino's did a pretty good good. The food was hot and tasted like it always does, service was friendly but a little slow (to be expected for Mother's day.) All in all a good trip for a holiday meal.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • always great
    samandbarb
    Dined on 5/2/2014
    We have been many times and we are always satisfied
    Special Features:
    Neighborhood Gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 17 ratings-only reviews submitted since May 1, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.1
    • Food4.1
    • Ambiance3.8
    • Service4.5
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 281 reviews are from the Tino's Italian Bistro reviews archive.
  • Hit or miss
    TB00VIP
    Dined on 4/26/2014
    I've been here many times and it's just not consistently good. It's been delicious and then not. For instance, delicious meatballs and Caesar salad, but the seafood dishes sometimes taste off or not up to their standards. Service is good, and the bread with dipping oil is excellent. Lots of wine by the glass to chose from. I think it's best to stick to the Italian basics.
    Special Features:
    Neighborhood Gem, Vibrant Bar Scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always A Sure Bet!
    mmgood
    Dined on 4/21/2014
    Tino's is consistently delicious. Staff is friendly and accommodating. This is our go-to spot. The community mindset (Foundation Mondays) elevates Tino's to the top of our list.
    Special Features:
    Kid-Friendly, Good for Groups, Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Izzy
    Dined on 4/20/2014
    We dined on Easter and had a reservation for when the bistro opened so the restaurant was not crowded. The salads we ordered were huge. Several of us (there 10 people) shared both a salad and a pizza and that was more than enough food for two people. Our wait person was very attentive and kept checking on us for additional drinks, food orders, etc. The place was perfect for an informal lunch.
    Special Features:
    Kid-Friendly, Good for Groups, Great for Lunch
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Over served
    BillE
    Dined on 4/12/2014
    Server was asked specifically when taking orders - to not bring out the entree until salad was finished. You guessed it - I had a choice to finish the salad and eat a cooled down entree or give up the salad. The salad went in favor of the veal.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food and service
    ECdiner
    Dined on 4/12/2014
    This was only the third time that we had dined at Tino's since it opened, and it keeps getting better every time. Everyone in our group thoroughly enjoyed their dinners. The waitress was very knowledgeable and accommodating, and the food was very good. We will be dining at Tino's again.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great menu, lots of choices.
    byrdman
    Dined on 4/6/2014
    Great menu, lots of choices. Wine list is varied. Service prompt. Food excellent. will go back frequently.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Don't be afraid to ask
    BaltoDoc
    Dined on 4/6/2014
    Our group of four was full of requests, dressing on the side, no cheese, extra cheese, you get the picture. Our server was pleasant and took it all in without a problem, and got most of it right. Blaming the kitchen on one error, it was quickly rectified, and advise was given on a better way to order the customized plate to minimize confusion. Overall, a good experience, and we will likely return to Tino's.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great Neighborhood Place
    Diegotoad
    Dined on 4/4/2014
    Great place for a quick night out with good food and decent wine list to accompany it. Love the meatball appetizer (makes me keep coming back) and appreciate being able to create my own dish from a variety of pasta options. It's also nice to be able to get in and out in a short amount of time without being felt as rushed if we just want to hang.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, great for lunch, kid-friendly
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Authentic
    Jerseygirl
    Dined on 4/1/2014
    The food was great! I'm an Italian from New Jersey and I have to say, it was authentic, fresh and amazing. The seafood was as if they just caught it. I highly recommend!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, notable wine list, romantic, neighborhood gem, hot spot, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A Local Favorite
    gldlcks
    Dined on 3/31/2014
    This is our second visit, this time to support a fundraiser supported by the restaurant. All proceeds from dinner went to a local theater. Nice selection of food, good prices and a nice wine list. We had a booth for 2 and it was a bit small. Portions were large so take home resulted in us having the same delicious meal for 2 nights. Would recommend.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Friendly and tasty
    BMoreE
    Dined on 3/30/2014
    Our food was excellent, everyone enjoyed their selection. Service was attentive and friendly. Odd selection of music for an Italian place (even in a strip mall.) Kids enjoyed Linkin Park, but I don't think it was the best choice for Sunday evening dinner music. This also made it a bit noisier than it should have been since not too many people were there.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good!
    jlh037
    Dined on 3/29/2014
    I will definitely be going back! Good food, good service, and good portion sizes!
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • The food was great and the
    Mdmd
    Dined on 3/29/2014
    The food was great and the staff was extremely accommodating when I needed to change my reservation time. Highly recommended!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, notable wine list, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.