AIDA Bistro & Wine Bar

4.7
2283 Reviews
$30 and under
Italian
AIDA Bistro is an Italian restaurant in Columbia, MD committed to providing you with the best culinary experience. We offer fresh food and support local farms and producers. Vegan, Vegetarian & Gluten Free options are always available on our menu.

We offer an All-Day Menu, Date Night Menu, Charcuterie & Pasta Box, Special Seasonal Menus. All of our Menus are available Dine-In and To-Go.

“Wine Down” is every day at AIDA Bistro! Our Dine-In & To-Go Wine List has special retail pricing on all wines, and monthly specials. Our Happy Hour is all day long offering Wines On Tap by the Glass, Craft Beer & Cocktails, from open to close!

AIDA Bistro offers three heated & covered outdoor patios for the most comfortable outdoor dining experience. Indoor Dining is socially distanced and both dining experiences are available from open to close.

Host a Safe Event in one of our Private Spaces. We work with smaller groups to offer safe & socially distanced events, following State & CDC Guidelines.
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Experiences

  • 3 Course Prix Fixe Date Night Menu

    $45.00 per person

    Multiple dates available

    Our 3 Course Prix Fixe Date Night Menu is Available from 4p to 8p each evening and changes weekly and is Available Dine-In and To-Go. (Price changes seasonally, ask us when ordering)

Offers

  • Wine Down is All Day, Every Day

    Multiple dates available

    Mon - Fri 12:00 PM - 4:00 PM, 4:00 PM - 8:00 PM, Sat 4:00 PM - 8:00 PM

    “Wine Down” is every day at AIDA Bistro! Our Dine-In and To-Go Wine List has special retail pricing on all wines, along with monthly specials. Happy Hour is all day long offering Wines On Tap by the Glass, Craft Beer & Cocktails, from open to close!

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
  • Staff temperature check required
  • Contact tracing information collected
What 2283 people are saying
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KarenG
Baltimore
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience! And numerous gluten free options!

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Matt
Baltimore
3 reviews
Dined on November 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

AIDA always has had outstanding food and service, but this was our first trip back after covid. Well a great thing gor even better with the heated outdoor patio. Our family of 4 sat comfortably outside in 40 degree weather and the service and experience was just as good as what the indoor diners received. We'll be back soon.

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vipLLV2
Washington DC
364 reviews
Dined on November 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Caesar wrap and Shrimp Po Boy were great luncheon selections, as was the accompanying Anne Amie Pinot Noir. Dining outside in 40 degree weather works great too with the set up on the patio and overhead heater! GREAT!!!

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minorwc
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on November 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful dinner selection and outstanding service.

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vipAnaS
Baltimore
20 reviews
Dined on November 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Melanie was an excellent server

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TracyD
1 review
Dined on November 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

AIDA Bistro & Wine Bar is a pleasant surprise. The food was delicious, and there is something on the menu for everyone. Will definitely return!

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Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

THANK YOU to the wonderful staff at AIDA for making my parents' anniversary so very special. Everyone from the servers to the hostess was so friendly, helpful, and polite. They made sure our water glasses were always full. They checked on us to make sure everything was to our liking. They even gave my parents a complimentary cannoli with a card signed by the staff. The food was delicious, though I have never had a mediocre meal at AIDA. This was also the best outdoor dining experience I have had. Tables were very spread out, and there were plenty of heaters to allow for a comfortable dining experience. My parents' only complaint was why I had not introduced them to AIDA sooner! We will definitely be returning soon.

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vipJamesK
Baltimore
7 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Will do again, soon!

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MicahW
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on November 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Easy to find location in office park with ample close parking. We had an outdoor reservation and, even though it was 7pm in November, the overhead heater made it comfortable. (We didn't go inside but the dining room looked relaxed and comfortable.) Excellent service, large menu, upscale offerings. Every bit of the food was delicious. Decent sized cocktail, wine, and beer list. Very small dessert menu but the cannolis were excellent.

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GiGiF
1 review
Dined on November 5, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

The only down side is that fact that the restaurant, itself, was a bit on the chilly side. I had to keep my jacket on. But after many unusually warm autumn days I suspect they were caught off guard by the sudden drop in temperature and hadn't adjusted the thermometers. The food is always excellent at Aida's. In the past I have ordered the Seared Salmon Marsala and it is delicious. But since it was lunchtime, I ordered the Aida Cuban sandwich. The unusual pairing of roasted pork with ham and cheese wasn't quite what I was expecting. It may be an acquired taste and others may enjoy it, but I was a little disappointed. But I will give a shout out to the amazing Espresso Creme Brulee we ordered for dessert!! It was outstanding, and I would order that dessert again and again.... and again!

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vipABHolland
Grand Rapids
40 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We ordered a great Barbera Wine🍷❤️! Service was Bolognese and Chicken Parm 👏👍👏👍! Can’t wait to visit again

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LaurelFoodie
1 review
Dined on October 30, 2021
Overall2food3service1ambience3

We ordered Brussel sprouts, calamari, fries, and crab dip for starters. All were great, the serving size was a bit smaller than I am used to. For dinner we ordered multiple crab sandwiches, crab cakes, pasta, and salad. Food again was good, out server forgot to put in the order for the salad. The desserts were great, canoli, hazelnut ice cream, and bread pudding. The mocha creme brûlée's was okay, not much to write about. All in all food was good, service left a lot to be desired. Maybe in COVID times we should get used to this, however since we go out so much less during these times, it's disappointing to get poor service when you venture out.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on October 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food snd service.

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susanm
1 review
Dined on October 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding meals at our table for3. We all agreed every dish was delicious with high quality ingredients & great flavor. Wait staff offered great service too

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Robert
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on October 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great Place to eat and food was excellent. Selection of food was also very good

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vipFineDiner
Baltimore
4 reviews
Dined on October 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything we ordered was delicious- both the eggplant and chicken parmigiana were outstanding. The wine by the glass was delicious and the desserts were too good to pass up. Definitely try the homemade ice cream. We’ve been several times over the years and tonight’s dinner did not disappoint. We had a wide range of ages and tastes. And the service was excellent too

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AllanG
New England
1 review
Dined on October 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

we had blackend mahi, blackened salmon, and vegi-burger

+ marguerita flatbread

all delicious

excellent service

and we LOVED the heated ample outdoor dining - a major plus during the pandemic

we will be returning!

Allan

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vipLLV2
Washington DC
365 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Blackened mahi was delicious as was burrata and calamari starter. Wonderful Pinot noir and terrific service. Will be back soon!

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vipDoubleT
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great as always!

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vipJJones
Baltimore
4 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good experience & great meals. Hostess was able to fit us in even though we unexpectedly were running an hour late.

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pm24inec
Baltimore
6 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was a girl's day out, and our first time there. Our server was excellent, the drinks sublime, and the food spectacular. Nothing better than fresh pasta. Excited to go back and try their date night menu.

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15217
Pittsburgh
5 reviews
Dined on October 15, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience2

The food and service were fine, and were both accommodating of my husband's Celiac, but I found the atmosphere just a bit "sterile," and not in the best sense of that word.

AIDA Bistro & Wine Bar
Responded on October 20, 2021

Thanks for your feedback. We have many regular customers with celiacs so am happy we were able to accommodate your husband. Not sure what you mean about the atmosphere being sterile. We have made changes to our indoor seating to accommodate our guests who want more space in between tables. The art on our walls are from local artists, and change each quarter. We also have sanitization stations in plain view in our dining spaces. Perhaps you can call me so I understand better your feedback.

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GeneG
1 review
Dined on October 15, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience2

Food, wine, and service all quite good. Interior ambiance could be improved — it’s a little diner-ish for an upscale casual place. Prices, especially for the wine, very reasonable.

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KristenP
Las Vegas
2 reviews
Dined on October 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really great spot!! Super cute atmosphere, lots of great options - big fan of all the gluten free options too! Food was fabulous

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KarenJ
Baltimore
5 reviews
Dined on October 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful lunch with the ladies. Great day for an outside lunch

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service and food.

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Edub
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2021
Overall2food2service1ambience2

The appetizers were overdone with sauce! The service was abysmal - the waitress never checked up on us and we were waiting a long time (>20min). We actually ended up leaving because we were fed up!

AIDA Bistro & Wine Bar
Responded on October 11, 2021

Sorry to hear about your experience, thanks for letting us know. Re the appetizers, we were training new staff on Friday, spoke with the Chef and that saucing issue is fixed. Also spoke with your server, one of our best. When you arrived, she made 2 attempts to take your order and on her third attempt, you ordered. This appears to have been a miscommunication on our part. Your experience isn’t an indication of how we operate, give me a call at 410-953-0500 so we can make it right. Joe B.

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vipscotchontherocks
Philadelphia
111 reviews
Dined on October 7, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Excellent wine and decent food. Dined outdoors but the airport noise was a bit much. Would try again indoors

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OpenTable Diner
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall2food5service3ambience5

I’ve been to this restaurant several times. Yesterday was the first time a hostess was unpleasant to us. Not sure if it was a bad night for her but she was truly rude.

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AFAgs
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on October 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and the wine recommendation was perfection! This one glass lady had 3😁

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vipLLV2
Washington DC
365 reviews
Dined on October 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great birthday dinner with my dear friend

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JimP
New England
1 review
Dined on October 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were from out of state and were really fortunate to select AIDA for lunch. Great food, great wine and welcoming environment. We highly recommend for anyone traveling to the Baltimore / Washington area.

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FoodWinelover
Baltimore
21 reviews
Dined on September 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

So happy to come back to our favorite place and celebrate a birthday. The food was fabulous. Nice very reasonably priced bottle of Italian white - one of Joe's finds.

Aida is BOTH a neighborhood (Howard County) treasure and regional top restaurant. As usual - the made there pasta is to die for - perfect. We are grateful they have (so far) made it through this incredibly difficult time for restaurant owners

Thanks to all. And to the readers, go treat yourselves - again, or for the first time.

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Kevin
Baltimore
19 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

The food was excellent, and the wine was served at the proper temperature. Many/most restaurants in the US seem to serve Whites too cold and Reds too warm; at AIDA, the wine was served at the perfect temperature. While our server did an excellent job, and the food was delicious, food preparation took an inordinately long time. I suspect this might be due to a staffing issue as the restaurant was not overly busy at the time. Additional outdoor heating for the side patio would be a nice addition.

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OpenTable Diner
Baltimore
4 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Family dinner with plates for everyone
Great time an excellent servers

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Elaine
Baltimore
2 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a pleasure to dine at AIDA Bistro! Food was fantastic!! Thanks for a wonderful dining experience.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What a wonderful find! Reminds me of the long gone "Como Inn" in Chicago. I highly recommend Aida.

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OpenTable Diner
Kansas City
1 review
Dined on September 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really good food, outdoor dining is in the parking lot next to a busy road and you can hear the airplanes from BWI, but really enjoyed it.

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vipJamalaP
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on September 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Chef made my pasta to order. It was so fresh and delicious. The Wine on tap was amazing. The service is unmatched. This is my second visit, AIDA Bistro doesn't disappoint.

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GabeP
Washington DC
11 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

wonderful as always!

FAQs

AIDA Bistro & Wine Bar does offer delivery in partnership with Uber Eats. AIDA Bistro & Wine Bar also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (410) 953-0500.

AIDA Bistro & Wine Bar is rated 4.7 stars by 2283 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.

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