Tino's Italian Bistro

4.7
963 Reviews
$30 and under
Italian
At Tino’s Italian Bistro we strive for perfection. We promote the classic Italian approach to dining, where friends and family can gather in a world-class atmosphere. Our customers keep coming back because we offer the best Italian cuisine in the Maryland area, with personalized, polished service and fresh, high quality food at reasonable prices!

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What 963 people are saying
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AngelaK
Baltimore
6 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food, service, value were all 5 stars. Can’t wait to return soon

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vipmarcusr
Baltimore
15 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

With food this good the interior can be a little bit more luxurious! The food was great!

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ChristiannaC
Richmond
1 review
Dined on December 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was amazing, the service was outstanding, the place was clean and sanitized, and social distancing was practiced perfectly. Very happy, will be back soon!

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vipLawrenceR
Baltimore
7 reviews
Dined on December 19, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Food and service was excellent. It is my favorite Italian restaurant.

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NicholasG
1 review
Dined on December 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and great service. Would recommend to a friend!

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ReneeD
Baltimore
5 reviews
Dined on December 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Our server, Edward was excellent. Very attentive and professional.

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vipDanni
Baltimore
3 reviews
Dined on December 12, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Our server was great and the restaurant was very accommodating, w

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vipLawrenceR
Baltimore
8 reviews
Dined on November 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food and service was great. Would definitely come back.

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Portobello62
Baltimore
24 reviews
Dined on November 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I had the salad with salmon and it was fantastic. Half price wine bottle night was great.

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lisac
Baltimore
4 reviews
Dined on November 8, 2020
Overall4food4service2ambience3

Very good food. Our waiter seemed a bit distracted, but was good overall. We had no silverware when we sat down. The bread was delivered and still no silverware, napkins or bread plates. He said he would bring. We had to get up to ask for it after it was apparent he forgot. Once we paid there was no more offer of water or anything else. This was not our first time here and this seems to be the norm.

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Perc
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on October 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

In the many times we've gone to Tino's or had carry-out, we've always been impressed. The food is consistently excellent and the service is friendly and efficient. Tino's is on our 'short-list' of favorite places to eat.

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vipLarry
Washington DC
15 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

If you are eating outside in Columbia and want a great neighborhood Italian meal, this is the place for you. We ate on the patio on the side of the building under an umbrella with electric "stars". We are also next to a heat lamp that kept us warm. No view of the parking lot, as we feared. The service was excellent as was the food. Menu choices were diverse with enough choices to satisfy most folks.

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KGMD
1 review
Dined on October 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was delicious, service was great, and they have a nice selection of entrees. It was the perfect place to celebrate my 50th birthday with family and friends.

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SherylA
Baltimore
2 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Outdoor chairs were a little uncomfortable, but everything else was great.

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FernandoA
1 review
Dined on October 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was great, enjoyed the chicken rollatini which was the weekly special, had a nice flavor with the rose sauce.

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vipcoolmominburbia
Baltimore
20 reviews
Dined on October 21, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Great food! Excellent service. Love this for casual dining.

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DiscriminatingStar
Baltimore
4 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

First dinner out since COVID-19, so we were happy to be at Tino’s.
The food is consistently good. We chose outdoor seating and were warm and comfortable.
The owners care about their client’s and their community and it shows.
We had a bit of a wait for our check, but noticed it was due to the server giving some special attention to another patron. We must all learn to appreciate those personal touches and take a few deep breaths and acknowledge what our restaurant friends are doing and have been doing on a daily basis. Overall very good and a wonderful meal.

Tino's Italian Bistro
Responded on October 17, 2020

So glad you came to see us for your first adventure out. Thank you for your confidence in us and patience with us. We are trying to do our best with reduced staffing and additional requirements. We are thrilled to start seeing more and more of our guests coming in to dine with us. Thank you. Hope to see you again soon.

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vipLeola
Washington DC
19 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2020
Overall3food2service5ambience5

The pizza is good (if you compare to American pizza and not Italian). However, the pasta is mushy. We got the Chesapeake sauce with shrimp and the pasta, on both our dishes was over cooked and mush. We should have complained in person but we didn’t want to ruin our celebration (which is why we went). I would expect more from an pasta place. Service is attentive and friendly.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on September 18, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience1

My girlfriend and I arrived for our reservation but we didn’t eat Tino’s. When we arrived, we spoke to the host about our reservation, he confirmed that it was in the system, and got menus prepared for our table. As we waited for our table, there was a tall white lady with blonde hair who approached us and yelled to us that it would 10 minutes before we would be seated. She didn’t speak to the host who was assisting us first about our reservation. She basically came in hot. She was yelling at us as if we didn’t speak English, like we foreigners. The host told her that we had a reservation. I don’t know what her deal was but she made an absolute fool of herself. Our interaction with her created a weird vibe for our visit. We eventually got seated outside near the fire pit and had to wait forever for our waiter to introduce himself. We were left waiting so long we decided to leave. The reviews had me really excited to experience Tino’s for myself. I did not experience the warm welcome others have described. I hate to play the race card but I honestly feel like my girlfriend and I were not given adequate service because we are minorities. It’s unfortunate but that was our experience at Tino’s.

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vipC21998
Washington DC
18 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Tino’s continues to be our go-to place for our Friday night date night. The food is exceptional, excellent bar staff/great cocktails and a very good wine selection. Very attentive service. Thank you, Tino’s!!
Chris

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OpenTable Diner
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on September 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was excellent as was the service. If you enjoy Italian cuisine, you can't go wrong with Tino's!

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vipDoctor
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on March 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service.

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vipyu4ick
Baltimore
67 reviews
Dined on March 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I love Tinos. Food is excellent, the service and staff are always welcoming and really nice and the prices are very reasonable for a sit down restaurant

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KenF
Tampa
2 reviews
Dined on March 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Tino's is our favorite Italian restaurant in Howard County. The food is always consistently great, service is always great and the atmosphere is warm and welcoming.

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vipBobbie
Baltimore
7 reviews
Dined on March 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is the 3rd time I've dined at Tino's, each time with different friends and always enjoyed a wonderful dining experience. The food is always fresh and plentiful at a reasonable price. And kudos to the servers who are knowledgeable about the menu, ensure special prep requests are fulfilled, and are overall very pleasant and courteous.

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vipKhayeW
Baltimore
18 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

My brother in law’s family enjoyed the food and liked the live ambiance. The only thing I noticed was my pasta is a little dry (with little sauce) and bland compared to the last time I had that was tasty. Overall, it’s a great place and the service was fast!

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vipHenry
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Great food and service

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vipjgoldman77
Baltimore
8 reviews
Dined on March 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love Tino’s. Amazing authentic Italian food, great ambience, and wonderful neighborhood gathering place for family and friends.

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ConniR
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on March 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always great food and service!! Lance and his team provide a most enjoyable experience!

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viplucy
Baltimore
28 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2020
Overall2food4service2ambience2

Tino's food and service are usually very good. However, this visit we were quite disappointed ...as we were seated, we were told (by the hostess) we must vacate our table within an hour and half. We have never been told to leave a table by a certain time- especially having had a reservation! It's a shame the hostess ruined our experience, as the food was delicious. Hopefully, this is not the new way of treating diners with a reservation, and the next visit will be as remembered.

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Tyler
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on February 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service was excellent and our food was outstanding. There are plenty of delicious gluten free options for those who have Celiacs Disease. I will continue going to Tino's for the best Italian food in Columbia!

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Barb
Washington DC
23 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2020
Overall2food2service2ambience3

Very disappointing. Pleasant but inexperienced server who forgot soup, beverage refills and much else. Steak and cheese sub with little steak. Greek salad mostly plain lettuce. Brioche toast so dried out it was chewy. Chicken and broccoli with thin dried-out chicken. No wonder the place was almost empty at the height of brunch/lunch time on Sunday late morning.

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OpenTable Diner
Baltimore
4 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall5food5service2ambience4

The food was spectacular as usual. The server was not as attentive as we would have liked and as is typical at Tino’s.

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JoDe
Baltimore
11 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Great food as usual!! A bit noisy due to a lot of people-but it was a Saturday evening. Love the Gluten free choices and excellent service.

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BrianM
1 review
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

first time visitor and will repeat! both my wife and I had chicken parm and it was excellent. house red was just OK, so will likely change it up next time

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byrdman
Philadelphia
13 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

One of the better Italian restaurants in the area. Great cocktails, great food, great service. Highly recommended.

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vipRachels
Baltimore
13 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and waitress service were excellent!

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AJ81
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was our first time at this restaurant and we were not disappointed. The food was good, well plated and filling. The staff are very attentive. We had a reservation and we were taken to our table immediately. The manager of this restaurant is outstanding. Saw her several times walking around the restaurant to see how customers were doing. I would highly recommend this restaurant if you like Italian food.

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MyriahK
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

We had a great first visit! Our waiter, Turner, was wonderful and very attentive. The food and dessert was great, we will definitely be back!

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Kirk
Baltimore
7 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall3food5service5ambience4

I made a reservation for 6:30; my wife and I arrived on time and were told that our table wasn't quite ready and that it would take just a couple of minutes until we could be seated. We stood for about 7-8 minutes when another couple entered who had also made a 6:30 reservation and were told the same thing. It was quite busy and there were two hostesses who ended up spending their time on the phone. After about five more minutes, one of the hostesses escorted the other couple to a table in spite of the fact that we tried to tell her that we had arrived first. When she returned, we complained to her and she said she'd been on the phone and that was why she didn't realize the situation. She asked if we wanted to speak with the manager, which we said we did. We saw her go over to a woman who was talking to people at a booth in the corner; the manager acknowledged the hostess and yet continued to speak to them. Finally, as we were being seated, she came over to explain that the people she had been speaking with had not been to the restaurant in a while and she wanted to make sure everything was all right for them. We told her what had happened and she told us that it was very busy, and she had been talking to the other people, but that she would comp us desserts. We felt we had been invisible to the hostesses and were quite upset. In spite of that unpleasant experience, once we were seated, the server was quite attentive to us and the food and wine were excellent.

It's a shame that what could have been a wonderfully memorable night out for my wife and me was marred by the neglect of the hosts and the dismissive attitude of the manager.

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You can order delivery directly from Tino's Italian Bistro using the Order Online button. Tino's Italian Bistro also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (410) 730-8466.

Tino's Italian Bistro is rated 4.7 stars by 963 OpenTable diners.

Tino's Italian Bistro does offer gift cards which you can purchase here https://www.toasttab.com/tinos-italian-bistro/.

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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