AIDA Bistro & Wine Bar

4.7
2282 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 2282 people are saying
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GabeP
Washington DC
11 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

wonderful as always!

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AandA
Baltimore
17 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service. We’ll spaced indoor tables.

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arnoldeater
Baltimore
7 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very nice little place with outstanding service and good food. Fresh basil is a sign they take the meals seriously. Enjoyed it!

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MaryDM
Richmond
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Aida Bistro & Wine Bar is a hidden gem. I was pleasantly surprised with the authentication of the food. It was so fresh and melted in your mouth. Our server Sean was so pleasant and attentive.
The owner Mary was excellent. She came to our table and talked to us and told us how the restaurant came to be and all the events they host. The paintings that she showcases on the wall are so beautiful and the ambiance of the restaurant is so beautiful and relaxing. I highly recommend Aida Bistro & Wine Bar if you are looking for true authentic Italian food.

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vipJamalaP
Washington DC
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service and amazing food!

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vipStevenB
Baltimore
6 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Aida is one of our favorite places in Howard County. The staff is super friendly and accommodating - Melanie is our favorite server. Quality of the food is consistently great. We love the crispy gnocchi to start, followed by a grilled romaine salad (order dressing on the side). For mains I love the Chicken Tuscany and my wife loves the blackened mahi ( it’s not overly seasoned). Lots of choices for wine that are reasonably priced. If you don’t want a full bottle, wines by the glass are just as good. For dessert you can’t go wrong with Tiramisu or a cannoli, but I would suggest the bread pudding.

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RoyR
Washington DC
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food4service4ambience4

Ordered Chicken Parmesan and meat was a little over cooked but pasta was tasty !

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OpenTable Diner
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful time, thanks for hosting us!

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Jjay
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Great variety of Italian dishes with sensible portions and excellent quality. My wife and I went for their Date Night menu and are definitely planning to go again.

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OpenTable Diner
Baltimore
2 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and atmosphere! Great adherence to covid 19 safety measures.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on September 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The handwritten card from the staff was such a sweet touch. All the food was fabulous!

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Lindseylass
Baltimore
19 reviews
Dined on September 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Aida never disappoints! Delicious food, great service, and a wonderful atmosphere. It’s clear the owners truly care about the guests and want to create a place where people can have a beautiful evening- either for a special dinner or just a nice night out.
We sat on the outdoor patio, which was perfect!

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OpenTable Diner
Baltimore
2 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful corner seating. The 2x3 special well worth it. Reminds me of tapas in Spain. Well balanced appetizers. The main course for me was shrimp and pasta. The White wine Sardinian beautiful matched the dish. I ordered bread rolls to dip in the sauce. Absolutely Scrumptious!

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jackc
Pittsburgh
2 reviews
Dined on August 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome place recommended by a college friend of mine, George Davis. Mary took care of our reservations and even a cannoli to celebrate our daughters move to Columbia. Josh was our server, bartender and made the best recommendations about beer and wine selections. We will be back whenever we visit our daughter! Thanks!

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Cindy3
New York Area
27 reviews
Dined on August 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service, great food and great ambiance

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Denina
Baltimore
6 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Terrific surprise! We had a delicious meal. Our table of 4 had a comfortable table outside and the wait staff was perfectly attentive. Our meals consisted of their tender, fresh pasta , seafood and risotto. Each entree was was scrumptious! We had a terrific Italian wine that was a perfect summer white paired perfectly with our food.

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RoseMV
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was a great okay to eat. I treated my mom to dinner before we went to a show at the Live Casino. The food was amazing and all everyone is friendly.

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ThWW
Baltimore
8 reviews
Dined on August 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was absolutely wonderful as always. Service was professional, prompt, and proactive. This is one of the best restaurants in the state, if you've never been, you need to go!

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vipAandA
Baltimore
18 reviews
Dined on August 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

They made out 50th anniversary dinner special.

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Clarice
1 review
Dined on August 20, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience3

We sat outdoors on the patio. The food was fantastic - especially the bacon marmalade. We stopped just short of licking our plates. The summer wine list was affordable and appropriate. One downside - it's in the BWI flight path, so sitting outside might be safer but louder.

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OpenTable Diner
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on August 20, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Very quiet and good atmosphere. Food was great and the service was exceptional.

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DonH
1 review
Dined on August 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Outstanding food, wonderful service and a really enjoyable outing.

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Melissa
Atlanta
6 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Overall, very nice. Great food and wine. We celebrated a birthday.

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LauraG
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on August 14, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

As always, we loved it! Our favorite date night restaurant. Great food. Great atmosphere. Excellent overall experience.

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hgfact
Baltimore
27 reviews
Dined on August 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Menu excitingly different and creative for an Italian restaurant, service attentive and professional, food preparation, presentation and taste all excellent. We hadn't been there in a good while and were very pleased with our meal at Aida. Loved it and will be back!

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vipIrish
Baltimore
16 reviews
Dined on August 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Very nice outdoor seating, attentive service, nice wine, great food.

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vipCarolc
Baltimore
9 reviews
Dined on August 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Celebration for a friend’s birthday was delightful! The staff signed a birthday card, & gave her a nice cannoli for dessert.
Brussel sprouts were fantastic. Eggplant Parmesan was the best I’ve ever had.

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ejsl
Baltimore
13 reviews
Dined on August 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love Aida Bistro! Food is always delicious and your are alwasy greeted with a smile!

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JamesK
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on August 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The food was wonderful, as it usually is when we eat here. We ate outside and the owners and staff were very attentive. They're now requiring masks to enter the restaurant and to keep them on when not eating. We ate outside. The view is just of the parking lot but it was very pleasant

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Ndaniels85
Baltimore
2 reviews
Dined on August 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, wine and overall experience. Thank you!

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vipLLV2
Washington DC
361 reviews
Dined on August 3, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

It was loud because we were seated next to a table of three that had three open wine bottles on the table. Other than that and a too slow pace to check on us after the meal, it was a great evening. Food was outstanding. Watermelon salad, calamari, pork belly, blackened mahi. This is generally our "go to" place.

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viplocal
Baltimore
69 reviews
Dined on July 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fav wait staff especially Mel and Josh! Always gracious hosts and owners Joe and Mary! Another perfect date night with my hubby! The Eggplant Parmigiana is the best I’ve had, I love it with spinach instead of pasta…. The food, service and ambiance are a constant which is why Aida is one of our “go to places” for a date night, gathering with friends or a small party!

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Troy
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on July 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food and service. I have never been dissatisfied and have had lunch and dinner here on a monthly basis.

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Alex
Baltimore
2 reviews
Dined on July 30, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Nice place, great food, good service, will be back again.

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KarenH
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on July 28, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

I rarely write a review but our time at Aida Bistro was lovely. There were four of us dining and we were all impressed with our meals from appetizers through dessert. The wait staff was gracious and attentive. We were celebrating a birthday and the staff made that special, too. Can't wait to go back.

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Ing5
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on July 24, 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience2

Entrees were too salty, and linguini too oily. Service was adequate until finish of entrees than server vanished for several minutes. Overall not very good especially at the price.

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Zulma
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on July 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was excellent as usual! Welcoming atmosphere and wonderful experience.

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MicheleK
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on July 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I’ve found my new favorite mule! Of course the meals were as perfectly prepared as ever, and the service was excellent. Highly recommend the braised short rib. Melts in your mouth.

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OpenTable Diner
Tampa
3 reviews
Dined on July 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful outdoor seating, great service celebrating my father-in-law’s birthday. Perfectly portioned sizes, sauces were not too rich or heavy.

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vipcantonal
Baltimore
35 reviews
Dined on July 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We loved the wine list and enjoyed a salad and two starters (burrata and crab do) and the ambiance worked well for a friends reunion.

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 2282 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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