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AIDA Bistro & Wine Bar

4.5
1891 reviews
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$30 and under
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Italian
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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!
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Private dining
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Italian, Tapas / Small Plates, Wine Bar
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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
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Phone number
(410) 953-0500
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Payment options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Business Casual
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Executive chef
Chris Lewis
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Catering
AIDA Bistro can cater any event. Please contact us to discuss your private event.
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Route 175
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Parking details
Free Parking on the Premises
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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
Additional
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

Private Dining

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.

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Specials

Mother's Day Menus & Specials

MOTHER'S DAY WEEKEND
In addition to Ala Carte Menu, Special 3 Course Prix Fixe Menu Fri , May 11 & Sat, May 12 from 5p - 10p. Ala Carte Lunch Menu on Sat, May 12: 11:30a - 3p.
Special 3 Course Prix Fixe Menu ONLY on Sunday May 13: 11a - 7p

Sunday, May 13, 2018

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What 1891 People Are Saying
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5.0Dined a day ago

We had a FRIENDLY’s trip in mind so went for light fare and a spot of wine. The apps we ordered were delicious, and the wine on point. It was a quiet night, but service was still very attentive. We’re planning on making a trip for a real (big) meal — the menu looks like they take chances, which is a good thing.

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4.0Dined 3 days ago

Great food, although portions are moderate. We sat at a small table very close to other patrons. Would have preferred more privacy.

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5.0Dined on April 3, 2018

One of my favorite restaurants in Columbia, Maryland. Met a colleague and brought hee here! We loved everything ....shared 5 appetizers including AIDA meatballs (excellent), wings, rock fried shrimp, crispy Brussels Sprouts, and Chicken Pesto Flat bread. What an excellent meal! Definitely coming back again for fantastic happy hour!

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5.0Dined on March 28, 2018

Boris ROCKED the house! Such an amazing server. Our food was delicious, as always. The Brussel spouts were so delightful that we ordered for dessert!

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5.0Dined on March 25, 2018

Wonderful food, service and wine! Date night with the wife couldn't have been better.

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5.0Dined on March 23, 2018

The server was very knowledgeable about gluten free options and there was plenty of options. Would highly recommend it.

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4.0Dined on March 19, 2018

The eggplant parmagiana is excellent. They have changed a few items moving into spring and this spot continues to be a favorite. Pasta is always al dente. Services is spot on, timely and engaged!

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5.0Dined on March 19, 2018

Consistent quality food & service at reasonable prices

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5.0Dined on March 15, 2018

Excited to be back at Aida Wine Bar! Tried their bar special burger for the first time. Of course, I had to order their Crispy Fried Brussels Sprouts as a side as I love them. Very crowded today! When my burger finally came, despite ordering it as medium, it was pretty much rare. So hungry I ate it anyway and it was good. Just preferred it a little more cooked. Always great wine selection!

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5.0Dined on March 11, 2018

Some delicious new wines on tap. And the scallops were, as usual, exquisite.

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5.0Dined on March 11, 2018

Love the wine selection, creative menu and excellent customer service!!

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4.0Dined on March 11, 2018

Food was delicious. Perfectly cooked chicken, steak and fish! The lovely and vivacious owner came by to chat. The only down side is the noise level in the dining room. Difficult to hear the conversation. But very impressed by the quality of the food.

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5.0Dined on March 10, 2018

My husband and I were looking for a place where we could go and have a nice conversation and good food. We had an amazing experience here. Our server Meredith was phenomenal she was completely on top of our needs. I drink a lot of water and she never once let my cup get close to empty. Little things like that make an experience special. To top off our night we got a tour from the owner. Learning about the wines and the food there was so fascinating. I can guarantee my husband and I will be back very soon!

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5.0Dined on February 26, 2018

Great spot for lunch or dinner

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5.0Dined on February 24, 2018

Fantastic dinner in every way! Only negative - we were seated next to a large and very group, which made conversation difficult. But the food and service were outstanding!

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5.0Dined on February 23, 2018

Good food farm to table. Right size plate portions with a lot of flavor. Wine on tap is nice so you don’t have to buy a bottle. Enjoy

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5.0Dined on February 23, 2018

Tasty well presented dishes - a little unique, not boring. Staff is gracious, "knows their stuff" which is a pleasure!

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5.0Dined on February 17, 2018

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.

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5.0Dined on February 17, 2018

Great experience!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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5.0Dined on February 14, 2018

Valentine’s Day dinner with wifey

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5.0Dined on February 14, 2018

As always, fantastic food and service. While pricey, the amazing food and romantic atmosphere make it perfect for any special occasion with your spouse.

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3.0Dined on February 14, 2018

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.

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4.0Dined on February 14, 2018

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!

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5.0Dined on February 13, 2018

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!

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4.0Dined on February 10, 2018

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.

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5.0Dined on February 6, 2018

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.

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5.0Dined on February 3, 2018

Fantastic food! Fantastic service! And great for gluten free vv

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5.0Dined on January 30, 2018

Everything met or exceeded expectations

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5.0Dined on January 27, 2018

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!

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5.0Dined on January 23, 2018

The scallops were simply amazing. And the bed of sautéed spinach and creamy polenta were fabulous. Can’t wait to return!

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4.0Dined on January 22, 2018

Eggplant and linguine was excellent. Sat at the bar and service was excellent.

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5.0Dined on January 22, 2018

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.

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5.0Dined on January 20, 2018

Aida's food is always great. I had the pork chop which was delicious. My kids love the spaghetti. The on draft wine is always a great draw!

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5.0Dined on January 5, 2018

Had the absolute best time. The chef came out to answer questions, help make decisions and made our experience so memorable by preparing a tasting of something we all had questions on. ALL the food was exceptional. Coconut ice cream was to die for.

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3.0Dined on January 4, 2018

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.

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5.0Dined on January 2, 2018

Good food and wine to catch up with friends.

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5.0Dined on December 24, 2017

Excellent food and great service. Always love going to Aida.

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5.0Dined on December 23, 2017

had an absolutely delicious dinner here for the feast of seven fishes. great service and everyone in my party enjoyed their food. my 3 course experience was wonderful. duck flat bread, manicotti and seafood pasta was fresh and phenomenal.

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5.0Dined on December 23, 2017

My friends and I go here every year for the 7 Fishes pre-Christmas dinner. The food and service are always excellent and this year was no different. And the price is reasonable. Highly recommended.

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3.0Dined on December 22, 2017

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.

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