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!

6741 Columbia Gateway Dr.
Columbia, MD 21046
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
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

Cross Street:
Route 175

Dress Code:
Business Casual

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(410) 953-0500

Website:
http://www.aidabistro.com/

Catering:
AIDA Bistro can cater any event. Please contact us to discuss your private event.

Parking Details:
Free Parking on the Premises

Executive Chef:
Chris Lewis

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

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

Specials

Christmas Eve Special Menus & Offers

Sunday, December 24, 2017

New Year's Eve Special Menus & Offers

Sunday, December 31, 2017

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Specials

Christmas Eve Special Menus & Offers

Sunday, December 24, 2017

Details

16th Annual Feast of 7 Fish; A Family Tradition. Three Course Prix Fixe Dinner. Two evenings, 12/23 and 12/24. $44 per person. Children's Menu and Limited ala Carte Options available. Let us know if you have special dietary requirements when booking. Both nights sell out, make reservations soon.

New Year's Eve Special Menus & Offers

Sunday, December 31, 2017

Details

Join us NYE for the Best of 2017, an opportunity to taste customer favorites. Four Course Prix Fixe Menu, includes 3 savory courses & dessert for $85pp plus tax & gratuity. Live DJ beginning at 930pm until 1am. Complimentary Champagne Toast at Midnight. Advise us on any Special Dietary Requirement.

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Details
Mon - Fri 5:00PM - 5:30PM 8:00PM - 9:00PM

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.

AIDA Bistro & Wine Bar Ratings and Reviews

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4.5

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.5

service

4.7

ambience

4.4

value

4.2

Noise

Moderate

95% would recommend it to a friend

Special Occasion (25)
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Fit for Foodies (19)
Good for a Date (19)
Good for Anniversaries (16)
Business Meals (16)
Authentic (14)
Good for Birthdays (14)
Creative Cuisine (14)
Neighborhood Gem (14)
Bar Seating (13)
Romantic (13)
Quiet Conversation (13)
Seasonal (12)
Handcrafted Cocktails (11)
Happy Hour (11)
Great for Outdoor Dining (11)
Cozy (10)
Tasting Menu (10)
Worth the Drive (10)
Good for Groups (9)
Great for Lunch (8)
Vibrant Bar Scene (8)
Fun (7)
Great Beer (7)
Healthy (7)
Tapas (6)
Casual (5)
Comfort Food (5)
Gluten Free Options (5)
Hot Spot (5)
Great for Brunch (3)
Late-night Find (3)
Good Vegetarian Options (3)
Kid-friendly (2)
Organic (2)
Pre/post Theatre (2)
Spicy (2)
Sunday Lunch (2)
Disabled Access (1)
Paleo Friendly (1)
Quick Bite (1)
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vip
 (Baltimore)·Dined on December 4, 2017

As always, a wonderful lunch at AIDA. Luke took super good care of us and Ariel was wonderful. Food was delicious!

Tags: Good for a Date, Happy Hour, Great for Outdoor Dining, Local Ingredients, Business Meals, Bar Seating, Neighborhood Gem, Fun, Special Occasion, Great for Lunch, Handcrafted Cocktails, Fit for Foodies, Vibrant Bar Scene, Good for Anniversaries, Authentic, Tapas, Notable Wine List, Seasonal, Romantic, Tasting Menu
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·Dined on December 1, 2017

Had an enjoyable time. The dining experience and food was great.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date, Tasting Menu
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vip
 (Baltimore)·Dined on November 21, 2017

Never disappoints! Had a wonderful with Boris as our server. He is indeed the best of HoCo!

Tags: Healthy, Bar Seating, Seasonal, Fit for Foodies, Local Ingredients, Authentic, Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List, Handcrafted Cocktails, Great Beer, Happy Hour, Great for Lunch, Tasting Menu, Romantic, Tapas, Special Occasion, Hot Spot, Business Meals, Good for Anniversaries
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vip
 (Baltimore)·Dined on November 16, 2017

What a wonderful early business dinner. Amazing service from Luke. He was superb. Food was delicious.

Tags: Authentic, Seasonal, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Business Meals, Fit for Foodies, Fun, Great for Outdoor Dining, Local Ingredients, Handcrafted Cocktails, Notable Wine List, Vibrant Bar Scene, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Groups, Quiet Conversation, Good for a Date, Great Beer, Good for Birthdays, Bar Seating
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vip
 (Baltimore)·Dined on November 15, 2017

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.

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 (Baltimore)·Dined on November 15, 2017

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 :)

Tags: Good for Groups, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies, Business Meals, Authentic, Cozy, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Anniversaries, Notable Wine List, Handcrafted Cocktails, Seasonal, Local Ingredients, Creative Cuisine, Great Beer, Good Vegetarian Options, Happy Hour, Comfort Food, Quiet Conversation
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on November 12, 2017

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!

Tags: Special Occasion, Gluten Free Options, Cozy, Notable Wine List
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on November 12, 2017

My filet was over cooked, and no adjustment was made. It was delicious nevertheless.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 11, 2017

Great place to dine on a cold Saturday night! Food was wonderful and service was exceptional!!

Tags: Authentic, Business Meals, Worth the Drive, Quiet Conversation, Local Ingredients
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on November 10, 2017

Staff is wonderful — and most have been there for many, many years. Joe and Mary do a terrific job of making everyone feel welcome and providing a delicious experience.

And of course the wine is exceptional!

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 (Baltimore)·Dined on November 8, 2017

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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 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 4, 2017

The food is exceptional. I have been to this restaurant many times and I have never been disappointed!

Tags: Kid-friendly, Good for Groups, Handcrafted Cocktails, Local Ingredients, Creative Cuisine, Great for Outdoor Dining, Notable Wine List, Quiet Conversation, Casual, Bar Seating, Special Occasion
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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on November 3, 2017

Service was average. Dining room was also nothing special. Braised short rib gnudi was good, but portions are very small.

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vip
 (Baltimore)·Dined on October 30, 2017

It has been a while since we last visited Aida, but it is still excellent. We went for my GFs birthday dinner. Everything was delicious, as usual. Their "wine-on-tap" system is state of the art, and environmentally friendly.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Notable Wine List, Fit for Foodies
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on October 10, 2017

Great service from Boris and the rest of the Aida team. Boris recommended the pork chop and he was right. It was the best pork chop entree I've had in a long time.

Tags: Business Meals, Good for Birthdays, Local Ingredients, Good for a Date, Notable Wine List, Special Occasion, Good for Groups, Good for Anniversaries, Creative Cuisine
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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on October 10, 2017

One of my favorite restaurants in Columbia, MD. I love to sit at a high top in bar area, which is energetic and gets busy very early even before 5PM. The Wine Bar Happy Hour (3-7PM) includes a selection of drink and appetizer specials, enough for a meal. Simply the best crispy fried Brussels Sprouts. Also, tried the crab dip for the first time, which includes baby soinach, old bay, and crab and it was rich and delicious! So glad I had the opportunity to come back. Also, download the app and receive a free glass of wine upon download and over time when you punch your card!

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 (Baltimore)·Dined on October 6, 2017

First time at Aida Bistro and definitely not the last. Great food, atmosphere and service. Want to try it out for happy hour and dinner. Highly recommend it.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Healthy, Kid-friendly, Fun, Local Ingredients, Good for Birthdays
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vip
 (Baltimore)·Dined on October 5, 2017

As always, Aida did not disappoint. Hostess Morgan was delightful and Boris, our server, was amazing. Brought a business colleague for lunch and very much enjoyed the shrimp salad sandwich. The chocolate desserts were absolutely worth the calories :-)

Tags: Notable Wine List, Local Ingredients, Hot Spot, Bar Seating, Great for Outdoor Dining, Vibrant Bar Scene, Authentic, Good for Anniversaries, Handcrafted Cocktails, Great Beer, Fit for Foodies, Tapas, Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date, Business Meals, Quiet Conversation, Tasting Menu, Special Occasion
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on September 30, 2017

The food was amazing— this is how lamb is supposed to be cooked, and the pork chop was exquisite. Our waitress was very friendly and helpful, too. We haven’t been here in a while, but will definitely be back sooner next time based on the wonderful experience.

Tags: Seasonal, Comfort Food, Good for Birthdays
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vip
 (Baltimore)·Dined on September 23, 2017

The entire experience just felt skimpy. Overall the food quality was good, as was the wine, but 10oz of wine as two glasses for $25 left me half way through the meal with no wine and unwilling to drop another $25 for two more 5oz glasses. The risotto my wife had was very nice but the salmon was very small for the money and I couldn’t even find the supposed asparagus salad that came with it. $90 in, still hungry, and not willing to take a flier on what would likely be an unsatisfyingly small dessert left me feeling kind of taken to the cleaners. We probably won’t be going back.

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vip
 (Baltimore)·Dined on September 23, 2017

Our meal was interesting, beautiful, and delicious, and the service was attentive without being intrusive. The restaurant is extremely noisy, but we asked to be seated outdoors on the porch, and it was quiet there and easy to hear one another.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion
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vip
 (Baltimore)·Dined on September 20, 2017

Wonderful lunch with a new customer. Delicious salads and seafood. Meredith was superb!

Tags: Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine, Vibrant Bar Scene, Handcrafted Cocktails, Hot Spot, Local Ingredients, Great for Outdoor Dining, Notable Wine List, Good for Birthdays, Romantic, Bar Seating, Neighborhood Gem, Great Beer, Happy Hour, Fit for Foodies, Authentic, Good for a Date, Business Meals, Tasting Menu
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on September 13, 2017

Server was great informative and liked what she was doing. Understood her product!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Local Ingredients
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·Dined on September 9, 2017

Delicious, clean food, good variety of menu options, and lovely atmosphere.

Tags: Organic, Seasonal, Romantic, Creative Cuisine
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vip
 (Baltimore)·Dined on September 8, 2017

The meal was excellent and the service was outstanding. The spaghetti was great, the desserts were wonderful, and the wine selection was wide and varied. It was not very busy and it had a nice outdoor dining area - and the fact that is set off the road makes it pleasant to be outside.

Tags: Romantic, Good for a Date, Local Ingredients
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vip
 (Baltimore)·Dined on September 8, 2017

The staff at AIDA is extremely friendly and I find each of their dishes have so much flavor. I am always excited to see what they come out with next.

Tags: Casual, Great for Lunch, Business Meals
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on September 6, 2017

Nice restaurant with great Italian food and professional staff. The Cuban sandwich was delicious!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine
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vip
 (Richmond)·Dined on September 3, 2017

I met a friend for dinner - this restaurant was about the halfway point. The location is a bit obscure - this isn't anything nearby. We ordered the zucchini flowers (yummy but only 2), basil cavatelli and halibut dish (flaky, teensy dry but very good with the beurre blanc sauce). We also split the half bread pudding dessert.

Tags: Notable Wine List
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·Dined on August 30, 2017

A jewel amidt the office parks of Columbia, Aida has a standout staff making sure everyone feels at home. Their wine list is respectable and includes the petit Shiraz, a rare find. Pair with a charcuterie Board and you're golden.

Tags: Business Meals, Notable Wine List, Great for Brunch, Special Occasion, Great for Outdoor Dining, Cozy, Quiet Conversation, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on August 26, 2017

Boris, Meridith, Mary and Joe make you feel welcomed and offer the best in dining. Award winning food. Great wines.

Tags: Hot Spot, Spicy, Disabled Access, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Handcrafted Cocktails, Seasonal, Tasting Menu, Great for Outdoor Dining, Creative Cuisine, Fun, Vibrant Bar Scene, Special Occasion
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on August 19, 2017

Aida is always a treat! The food is outstanding and the wine is superb. And, our waiter, Boris always makes our experience special! This is a neighborhood gem that we truly appreciate!!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Great for Outdoor Dining, Tasting Menu, Quiet Conversation, Good for Anniversaries, Gluten Free Options, Happy Hour, Bar Seating, Special Occasion, Worth the Drive, Neighborhood Gem, Seasonal, Great for Lunch, Good for a Date, Business Meals, Notable Wine List, Good for Birthdays, Local Ingredients
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vip
 (Baltimore)·Dined on August 16, 2017

As always, a pleasure to dine at Aida. Brought a new business colleague who left saying "this is already my favorite restaurant and I've only been here once!" Boris was exquisite as our server and Sylvia, the sous chef, came out to say hello and even made up a special Birthday cannoli for my guest. Greatest place around!

Tags: Great for Lunch, Good for Birthdays, Handcrafted Cocktails, Authentic, Great for Outdoor Dining, Bar Seating, Fit for Foodies, Tasting Menu, Vibrant Bar Scene, Happy Hour, Fun, Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, Tapas, Notable Wine List, Great Beer, Business Meals, Good Vegetarian Options, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic
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·Dined on August 12, 2017

All time favorite spot in Columbia. Keep up the good work.

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 (Baltimore)·Dined on August 12, 2017

Very good food and an excellent, friendly and helpful staff. A little pricey for every day dining; dinner for 2 was $130, but a great place for a special occasion.

Tags: Seasonal, Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine
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vip
 (Baltimore)·Dined on August 11, 2017

Squash Blossom apppetizer special needed salt, less cream cheese in the crab mixture, and more sauce. Calamari app was interesting (and spicy) with the fried jalapenos. Ciopini was good, scallops were excellent. Mini cannoli and bread pudding were a good ending to the meal. Fig Moscow Mule was delicious, wine and beer selections are great!

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·Dined on August 10, 2017

Delicious food that was not spiced and salted. Natural flavors cane through. The wait staff was prompt, efficient and friendly. We'll go back. Sat outside on a pleasant evening.

Tags: Fun, Local Ingredients
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on August 5, 2017

The restaurant week menu was delicious! First time dining here and will be coming back.

Tags: Romantic, Good Vegetarian Options, Healthy, Creative Cuisine, Tasting Menu, Good for a Date, Local Ingredients, Seasonal, Fit for Foodies
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on July 29, 2017

What a pleasure. Celebrated our cousin's 100th birthday last weekend and could not have been better.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Notable Wine List
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 (Central Coast)·Dined on July 29, 2017

Typical excellent experience we have come to expect.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Quiet Conversation, Gluten Free Options, Healthy, Great for Lunch, Great for Outdoor Dining
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vip
 (Baltimore)·Dined on July 27, 2017

What a wonderful lunch! Brought a colleague who had never been and she was very impressed! Restaurant Week Menu was super amazing, especially the sloppy joe grilled cheese and bacon-wrapped meatloaf. Alex was a wonderful server and Ross was great!

Tags: Notable Wine List, Romantic, Great for Outdoor Dining, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Birthdays, Vibrant Bar Scene, Good for Anniversaries, Local Ingredients, Bar Seating, Tapas, Happy Hour, Tasting Menu, Business Meals
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