AIDA Bistro & Wine Bar

4.6
2277 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 2277 people are saying
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KarenJ
Baltimore
4 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service and food.

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Edub
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
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 4 days ago

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
363 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
2 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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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!

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AandA
Baltimore
17 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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arnoldeater
Baltimore
7 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2021
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 on September 18, 2021
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
4 reviews
Dined on September 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service and amazing food!

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vipStevenB
Baltimore
6 reviews
Dined on September 17, 2021
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 on September 15, 2021
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.

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 4.6 stars by 2277 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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