AIDA Bistro & Wine Bar

4.7
2191 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, straight from local farms, paired with our unique wine experience featuring Fine Wines On Tap.

Indulge in a culinary delight during lunch or dinner with friends in our dining room or enjoy Happy Hour from 3pm to 7pm weekdays with coworkers at the wine bar. You can also dine on our covered outdoor patio. We also have a private room for business lunches and dinners, or private events such as bridal & baby showers, rehearsal dinners or special celebrations.

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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
What 2191 people are saying
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vipVickiC
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on January 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and great food

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vipfoodmogul
Baltimore
17 reviews
Dined on January 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome restaurant week choices! We tried the flat bread, the pork belly, fried ravioli and itialian salad starters. Everything was well prepared and good portion sizes. We both had the mahi main course and it so good. Tried the espresso cream Brule for desert and it was small but just enough to end the meal.

AIDA Bistro & Wine Bar
Responded 5 days ago

Thanks for your feedback, we are so happy you enjoyed the meal and experience. We appreciate your ongoing support.

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vipDeanna
Baltimore
144 reviews
Dined on January 15, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience3

The service was very good, but the food (with exception of the pasta) was just mediocre. Given all of the great reviews, we were a bit disappointed. In addition, the dining room was very, very cold. Several us of dined with our coats on. That's ridiculous. If they have to use the door to serve patrons outside, turn the heat up for those of us who chose to dine inside.

AIDA Bistro & Wine Bar
Responded 5 days ago

Thanks for your feedback. Sorry to hear about the dining room being cold. We can easily fix that in the future, please just let us know and we will take care of it. I'd like to know more about your experience since you were not pleased with all of your meal. Please give me a call to discuss so we can determine how to make it better. Thanks. Joe 410-953-0500

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Anthony
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2020
Overall1food2service1ambience1

Wouldn't go again. Appetizers were good. Entrees were not. Service was sub par.

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ShelleyR
1 review
Dined on December 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Christmas Eve dinner was outstanding!! The service was excellent, as always, very friendly and attentive. I have been to Aida many times and I’m never disappointed, the food is consistently delicious!!

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DougC
Baltimore
15 reviews
Dined on December 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a lovely date night at Aida on a Monday evening. The restaurant was quiet. The food was delicious and beautifully presented. The value of the "Date Night" menu was extraordinary.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on December 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went during covid and their precautions were exceptional. Felt very safe and enjoyed our time there immensely. Food was great too!!!

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vipVanesaA
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on December 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing!!!
Food, service, menu & wine deals
Totally recommend it!

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Jess
Dubai
1 review
Dined on December 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was our first time dining at Aida, this was wonderful, great service, great SAFE environment, we chose outdoor patio seating, and the heaters worked perfectly, it was a nice date night and a nice little romantic setting. we will defiantly be returning! during such a major world pandemic this place made you feel very safe and comfortable, We had a chance to chat with the owner and she was such a pleasure to speak with very outgoing kind women. The food was delicious, the restaurant inside is very nice love the lay out and super clean.

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Kirstenb
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on December 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful food and outdoor dining in December - what can be better!

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viplocal
Baltimore
67 reviews
Dined on December 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a wonderful meal, ambiance and service

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LaurieZ
Baltimore
6 reviews
Dined on December 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

We enjoyed our dinner at Aida very much. We dined indoors and there were not many people at the tables but the outdoor dining area was busy. The owner suggested that if we want to dine outdoors next time to bring a blanket which is a great idea! Everything was very clean and sanitary. The service was attentive and friendly. We had the grilled ceasar salad which was delicious and the seafood pasta. There are so many delicious sounding things on the menu that we want to try so we will be back!

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vippopeka
Baltimore
3 reviews
Dined on November 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Both food and service was top notch. Specialty drinks are made to order. Wine list is fantastic.

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PJFoodie
Baltimore
19 reviews
Dined on November 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Sat outside. The new heaters are great. Very comfortable and didn't need my jacket, scarf or hat. Food excellent as always.

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viplocal
Baltimore
67 reviews
Dined on November 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love Saturday night date night! Special menu is available. Always outstanding service, fantastic food and wine in a modern style atmosphere but stays true to a family feel❤️

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APatron
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on November 20, 2020
Overall3food2service3ambience3

Salad dressing for the house side salad was not desirable. Italian salad need more meat, and better selection of Italian meats that were less tough and fatty. Wines tasted tart and bordering on vinegrated.

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vipArtsyGalColumbia
Baltimore
11 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Visited on a November Friday evening for dinner. Enjoyed the date night special four course meal, each generous, beautifully plated, and delicious. Wine choices plentiful, we had Ojai Chardonnay. Server was attentive and professional. Will planning on dining outside with our next visit. Covid protocols firmly in place.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and drinks were very good. Service was also very good. Eat part was the outside seating with radiant heaters providing a lot of heat while not having walls up as many places with tents do. Felt very comfortable with plenty of space and ventilation for covid. We will not eat inside or in tents with walls. Will definitely be back.

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vipJosephK
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on November 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Ate at Aida Bistro this weekend. The food and service were excellent. The rock shrimp is always a good appetizer and the Port of Manhattan cocktail was delicious. My wife had the Caesar Salad with salmon and I had the Eggplant Parmesan. Both dishes were outstanding. The portions are generous so we took dessert to go. Don’t pass on dessert. Plenty of outdoor seating and the owner said the installation of the outdoor heater system is expected to be completed this week so you can dine outdoors all winter. Will definitely go back soon.

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AriT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on November 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, great service. Great for a quiet date night.

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viplocal
Baltimore
67 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Doing and outstanding job with Covid precautions!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 11, 2020
Overall3food3service5ambience4

I really liked our server and the wine was extremely reasonable. They had a special menu, which we loved; however, half of us ordered from the main menu and I definitely think we were expecting higher quality for the price and presentation of the restaurant. Also I would be mindful that the bread pudding is more like bread cake, not pudding.

Overall, I’d definitely go back for the wine, but probably not the food, it’s a little hit or miss, probably a great happy hour option.

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OpenTable Diner
Baltimore
3 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We enjoyed the date night menu. Each serving was delicious. Service was attentive. Extreme care was taken to maintain safety - we ate on the patio. Owners are installing heaters to keep patio open through colder months. Would definitely recommend and return.

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RitaP
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The atmosphere couldn’t be more relaxing. The food, cocktails & service were excellent. Would recommend bringing family & friends to Aida for a great meal.

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vipBlhig1
Baltimore
6 reviews
Dined on October 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful experience. If you’re going to get the salad I would suggest the goat cheese salad; it’s amazing! The service is great; they are very attentive. I will be back when I’m back in town.

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NickM
Chicago
1 review
Dined on October 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Swordfish meal was great, creme brule was tasty but small portion size

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vipStevenB
Baltimore
3 reviews
Dined on October 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Always enjoy our dinning experience at AIDA. Food, wine and staff always make for a great experience. Love dinning at this establishment!

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JanK
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on October 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding service and food. Good and interesting wine list with a good variety of wines from different regions of the world. The Date night option is well worth it.

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JulieF
Baltimore
3 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Ate on patio and was very nice and distanced from other diners. Enjoyed our first visit. Was hoping for better wine selections.

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OpenTable Diner
Baltimore
2 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Wonderful food in comfortable outdoor dining area . Tables spaced far apart . Staff attentive . Lucious wine . Homemade pasta , exquisite roasted Brussel sprouts and yummy cannolis !

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Fun2dine
Baltimore
5 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful! Chefs and menu selections exceeded expectations! Our server Joe was incredible and the way all servers should be. Great wine selections and outdoor dining was nice. Thank you!

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Grace
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on October 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Really enjoyed the patio dining.
It will be nice to have heaters out for chilly evenings.
Can't wait to go back.

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vipJerry
Baltimore
49 reviews
Dined on October 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great menu with wonderful variety from small plates, salads to main entrees. I had the Grilled Caesar salad which was wonderful, flavorful and grilled perfectly. Then the eggplant parmesan which was good---a little dry and crispy. Enjoyed overall. The lemon Blueberry creme brulee was delicious!

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CaseyC
Baltimore
4 reviews
Dined on October 1, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience2

Only one waiter. Several tables. He worked very hard and was as attentive as he possibly could be. However, we didn’t have condiments with out meal. We had to ask for the salt, ketchup, mustard, the take-home box. The menu was somewhat limited. Nit a lot of choices for vegetarians.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on September 19, 2020
Overall1food1service3ambience3

Fish was overcooked you the point that fork wouldn’t cut it... crab dip had barley any crab meet... and this is just a few of the things, will not recommend it.
2nd time trying, hoping 1st terrible experience was a one of, but nope, it’s just not that good, sorry

AIDA Bistro & Wine Bar
Responded on September 28, 2020

Sorry to hear about this. After receiving your review, I asked my servers who worked on Saturday if anyone had brought these issues to our attention. No.....It is difficult to fix a problem if you don't tell us. We are in the hospitality business and want to know about your experience before you leave. If you really care about supporting local restaurants, next time you might want to let the server and restaurant know.

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Dora
1 review
Dined on September 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was fantastic. We sat outside and it was lovely.

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OpenTable Diner
Baltimore
3 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First date night after the birth of our son 4 weeks ago.

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Jeosnksksbekskenkskswknw
1 review
Dined on September 11, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Portions of food were not at all worth the price. I’d rather go somewhere else.

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BobW
Baltimore
2 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great outdoor dining experience. COVID menu pretty large with many great choices - entrees and sandwiches (we had both).

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vipHocoeats
Baltimore
2 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service were both superb. Excellent wine list! Felt very comfortable and safe dining out!

FAQs

AIDA Bistro & Wine Bar offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (410) 953-0500.

AIDA Bistro & Wine Bar is rated 4.7 stars by 2191 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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