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About AIDA Bistro & Wine Bar
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 30 different Wines On Tap.
Enjoy Happy Hour from 3pm to 7pm weekdays with coworkers at the wine bar or indulge in a culinary delight during lunch or dinner with friends in our dining room. Weather permitting, you can also dine on our covered outdoor patio.
Eat, Drink, Experience!
Columbia, MD 21046
Italian, Tapas / Small Plates, Wine Bar
Hours of Operation:
Lunch: Monday- Friday: 11:00am - 2:30pm
Dinner: Monday - Thursday : 5:00pm to 9:00pm
-Friday & Saturday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm
Wine Bar: Monday thru Thursday from 11am - 9pm
-Friday from 11am to 10pm
-Saturday from 5pm to 10pm
Wine Bar Happy Hour: Monday thru Friday from 3pm to 7pm
Closed on Sunday
$30 and under
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
AIDA Bistro can cater any event. Please contact us to discuss your private event.
Free Parking on the Premises
Banquet, Beer, Chef's Table, Entertainment, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
Special Events & Promotions:
Wine Bar Happy Hour
Monday- Friday: 3-7pm
Up to ½ Off of Select Wines On Tap by the Glass
Large Selection of local & craft beers are $4
Select Cocktails are $7
Create your own Wine Flight of Three Wines for $9
Let us host your Event or Business Luncheon or Dinner. We offer a customer focused menu & 3 different rooms based on your dining requirements and budget. We are also taking reservations for the upcoming Holiday Season. You may also rent the restaurant on Sundays. Contact us for more information.
AIDA Bistro & Wine Bar Ratings and Reviews
Need GPS to get to location; however, it is a quaint little space with excellent service. I like the "green" initiative and would like to try the chef's table one day. Has outside sitting which would be nice for the Spring through Fall season. Food was tasty and well presented.
I went here for valentines day with my lady. That day they were offering a "Valentines day special menu". They stated over phone when I confirmed my reservation that I had the option of choosing from the regular menu if I did not want to get anything from the special menu. When I arrived we were only provided with the special menu, when asked if I could get the regular menu I was told that they only are providing the special menu. The menu was limited and the size of the main entree was somewhat small. The wait time for the food was a little long.
AIDA quality food is always AMAZING. Went for Valentine’s Day and the menu was absolutely delicious. Service was extremely slow, but our server did try to touch base frequently. On non-Holiday nights we typically don’t experience the slow service so this will not deter us from returning!
What a delightful "early" Valentine's Day experience.
The cozy & romantic ambiance of the main dining room
created the perfect setting for our celebration.
Meredith, our server , was in a word : Marvelous. She
was attentive, not intrusive. She knew the menu &
wines well and she was helpful with recommendations.
The food was scrumptious! We enjoyed the Chicken Pesto Flat Bread
as an appetizer and the Vegan Lasagna for our main course.
We enjoyed it so much, we made reservations to return with friends this weekend!
The food was excellent! Our server took away from
a wonderful experience.
The night before we dined at Iron Bridge and the server made the experience absolutely amazing. He was warm, knowledgeable and attentive, when needed. Never overbearing or rushed us so he could get on to other things.
The server at AIDA was the exact opposite. She showed zero personality, she knew nothing anything about the wine we selected and wasn’t attentive. I bought a bottle of white and asked for a chiller, it took her at least 10 minutes to return with it. The most annoying aspect was she regularly interrupted our conversation as she gave us a drive by, “your food is coming’soon,” “any dessert,” etc.. It felt as if we were at the Waffle House and she was trying to turn the table.
Great food and ambiance, far less than stellar service.
I had the shrimp diavalo and although I was more than full, I could not stop eating. It had a very rich, robust flavor. The calamari was excellent and the accompanying aoli had a nice spice level. My dinner companion loved the salmon.
The server was a little slow in recognizing our needs but was also very pleasant.
Joe and Mary had a tremendous way of making you feel like a member of the family. I mistakenly made a reservation for the wrong date (showed up at the right time, just two days early) and Joe found a table for us. The food and wine list was excellent. Price is subjective, but average cost for a glass of wine was about $18 and average cost for an entree is about $25. I had no idea there was a restaurant in that area, but am happy to had found it. We may have found a new favorite restaurant in Columbia!
My husband and I consider every visit to Aida a special treat! They use local ingredients and have a farm to table menu. I went for a friends get-together during restaurant week. Our server paired a wine with each course and his choices were on point! This is a more expensive restaurant, but the food and drink are worth the cost.
Spaghetti and meatballs were very good pasta was cooked perfectly. Bread @ $4 for 4 Olive Garden type bread sticks and some olive oil and hummus was a bit unexpected. If you want to charge for bread it should be house made and a ciabatta or similar. If they don't want to make it in house there are plenty of commercial bakeries that make par-baked breads.
We were only the third party in the restaurant. We got seated in a table right next to the kitchen and under an air conditioning vent. We could see the dishes stacked up and hear the kitchen staff rattling the plates more than we could hear the music. It was also cold under the vent. The restaurant was mostly empty and there were at least 5 other tables for two. When we asked to move, it took an inordinately long time and the hostess finally came back and said they had figured out where to move us. Really? Was it that hard? She sat another couple in the meantime. Most of the other people who came in after us were already eating before we were asked about drinks. It made the rest of the time not as enjoyable.
We went to this restaurant years ago, and were seated at the worst table in an empty restaurant and had to ask to move. Years later, same thing. Not coming back. This is simple stuff.
The place was mobbed with business Christmas lunches and VERY loud. I could NOT hear my guest across the table. Food was quite good but nothing special. My salmon was not rare as asked for. Wine service is odd with 3, 5, 10 and 20 oz pours offered. 5 oz comes in a mini carafe and 10 oz comes in a very slim bottle with the restaurant's name on it. I'll give this place a try for dinner one evening and if the sound level persists at high decibels, that will be my second and last visit. We'll see.
We had a nice date night at AIDA. The food and wine were good. The ambiance inside is nice, perhaps a little sparse. Situated in a corporate park, it looks like just the place for businesses to take out clients, although it would also be nice for dates and small group dinners. The prices are on the more expensive side (entrees are in the upper 20s and 30s, although there were a few pasta dishes less than 20 dollars).
All was well although they were originally reluctant to seat the two of us at a table for four despite the fact that it was 11 am and we were the first customers in for the lunch hour. We needed space to conduct our business lunch. When we left two hours later, there were about 25% empty tables.
The food was excellent but there was an extra $8.00 charge for the medium sized blackened shrimp added to my salad. I would have thought there would have been either more shrimp, larger/jumbo shrimp, or the additional price no more than $5.00 (which still would have been more than it should have been).
I like Aida Bistro, and would definitely return; I would just order an alternate food choice.
I have been here many times. Great food. Great service. Every time in walk away in feel like I had dinner in a Marriott Courtyard Lobby. The designer needs to step it up and match the food level or stop being cheap. The food and service is so great. But my wife won’t come with me because the ambiance is so BLAH. Please work with me Aida.
Our party of 7 went to catch up and enjoy a nice evening together. My husband and I have been here twice before and were even more impressed this last visit. The staff is excellent - knowledgeable about the food and wine selections, friendly, and attentive (but not overbearing). The food was great - I had the scallops, which were delicious. Everyone enjoyed their meal - spicy shrimp pasta, pork, lobster and shrimp pasta. Starters of soup and salad were delicious as well. Wonderful ambiance. Solid experience all around! Will be back :)
The food and wine is to die for, but be prepared to spend a pretty penny–it's pricey! Great spot for a special occasion or date. Our waitress was attentive and efficient. As wine lovers, my husband and I enjoyed the wine on tap. Overall, wonderful dining experience!
It was ok. The menu items listed seem much more appealing on paper than they turned out to be in real life. The food wasn't bad, it just didn't POP. The fried foods didn't have exceptional crispiness, and any accompanying sauces/dips/glazes were also underwhelming. Again, nothing was bad, but nothing jumped out at me in terms of texture and flavour. The wine pours were less than generous. I didn't of course actually measure the pour, but it was definitely on the light side. Our waitress was pleasant and adequately attentive being that this was a business meal for us, it can be difficult to gauge when the group is ready to order or if we are too busy talking. The layout and decor were only slightly better than bland. A rectangular dining area, painted in various tones of tan, with 4-tops and art-work for sale on the walls. meh. I think AIDA would be 'adequate' for a once a month dinner if the food were 1/2 the price.
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