About Tino's Italian Bistro

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!

8775 Centre Park Drive
Columbia, MD 21045
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Italian

Hours of Operation:
Monday - Thursday: 11:00am - 10:00pm, Friday - Saturday: 11:00am - 11:00pm, Sunday: 11:00am - 10:00pm

Cross Street:
Old Annapolis Road

Dress Code:
Smart Casual

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(410) 730-8466

Website:
http://tinositalianbistro.com/

Additional:
Bar Dining, Beer, Delivery, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Takeout, Wine

Tino's Italian Bistro Ratings and Reviews

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4.5

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.6

service

4.4

ambience

4.2

value

4.4

Noise

Moderate

94% would recommend it to a friend

Neighborhood Gem (21)
Casual (20)
Comfort Food (19)
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Good for a Date (18)
Good for Birthdays (15)
Great for Lunch (12)
Bar Seating (11)
Business Meals (11)
Worth the Drive (11)
Special Occasion (9)
Good for Groups (9)
Cozy (7)
Fun (7)
Authentic (7)
Kid-friendly (6)
Quiet Conversation (6)
Romantic (6)
Sunday Lunch (6)
Good for Anniversaries (5)
Gluten Free Options (5)
Fit for Foodies (4)
Pre/post Theatre (4)
Notable Wine List (4)
Creative Cuisine (3)
Disabled Access (3)
Happy Hour (3)
Healthy (2)
Hot Spot (2)
Late-night Find (2)
Great for Outdoor Dining (2)
Good Vegetarian Options (2)
Afternoon Coffee (1)
Great for Brunch (1)
Great Beer (1)
Organic (1)
Tapas (1)
Tasting Menu (1)
Vegan (1)
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 (New York Area)·Dined 5 days ago

We will be back, Michael our waiter was amazing considering how busy it was!

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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined 6 days ago

We always love Tino's! The food and service are always outstanding and we will definitely be back soon!

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 (Adelaide / SA)·Dined on February 14, 2018

We had a wonderful evening. Our waitress, Katie, was very friendly, personable, pleasant and attentive. Did not hoover over us, gave us time between appetizer and meal. Food was fantastic. Looking forward to coming again soon.

Tags: Disabled Access, Business Meals, Good Vegetarian Options, Afternoon Coffee, Healthy, Organic, Kid-friendly, Tasting Menu, Authentic, Great for Brunch
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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 3, 2018

This is are go to for an amazing Italian meal. Great staff and wine selections. Tight waiting area. Reservations are a must or wait can get long. Worth it!

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for Groups, Great for Outdoor Dining, Pre/post Theatre, Notable Wine List, Good for Birthdays, Cozy, Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem, Creative Cuisine, Sunday Lunch, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Authentic, Business Meals, Casual, Disabled Access, Bar Seating
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on February 3, 2018

As always Tino’s is always wonderful! We always look forward to our date nights with you!

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vip
 (Baltimore)·Dined on February 2, 2018

Large selection of gluten free options and all the meals were bountiful and delicious. Waitress was so friendly, it was a pleasure.

Tags: Comfort Food
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vip
 (Baltimore)·Dined on February 1, 2018

Love the risotto with shrimp and asparagus

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vip
 (Baltimore)·Dined on February 1, 2018

Great service

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on February 1, 2018

Food was delicious and portions were generous. Friendly staff. Definitely will go back.

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 (Baltimore)·Dined on January 30, 2018

Fast seating, quick service an attentive server who checked in just the right amount of times.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 20, 2018

We frequent Tino's often. Our waiter, Mike, was exceptional. He was charming, attentive but not intrusive. A real pro. And the food is always great. Highly recommend.

Tags: Cozy
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on January 19, 2018

This was my 2nd visit to this restaurant and like before, everything from the Beet Salad...to the Limoncello martini...to the "make your own " pasta dish was delicious. The superior service provided by the waiter was also worth mentioning. Unfortunately, when the manager felt the need to inform us that "they had a lot of reservations and we had been at our table longer than any other patrons" it left a very bitter taste in my mouth. She included "if, we chose to order dessert, she would not charge us" and was told "no rush but to finish our drinks while we thought about it because they needed the table in 15 minutes". Our reservation for a party of 2 was for 5p and we were approached at 630p by the manager. She also said that our table was reserved for someone else at that time! We ordered apps, salad, drinks from the bar, and were still eating our main course when we were approached. This was the 1st time I've EVER been asked to rush my meal and leave a restaurant because THEY overbooked for that evening...and since I'm a foodie and frequently visit the best restaurants in New York, Maryland, D.C., and Virginia, I hope it will be the last. I will definitely tell friends, family, and my colleagues that apparently the $150 I was spending at Tino's that evening was not enough to be treated as a valued patron. I've received kinder treatment at larger establishments like Maggianos or Carmines. And again, the waiter was wonderful- he apologized multiple times for the level of disrespect shown by his manager.

Tags: Authentic, Pre/post Theatre, Good for Birthdays, Creative Cuisine, Romantic, Cozy, Quiet Conversation, Business Meals, Good for a Date, Casual, Neighborhood Gem, Comfort Food
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 16, 2018

Its such a neighborhood gem! The owner is always there to check that everything is runing smooth and welcoming us. Food was delicious!! Can't wait to go back1

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Comfort Food, Worth the Drive, Bar Seating, Hot Spot, Business Meals, Casual
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vip
 (Baltimore)·Dined on January 13, 2018

Okay, to be honest, we have dined here many times and this is the first time we have been disappointed. There were 4 in our party at 7:30 on a Saturday evening. We had made reservations and, in spite of a long waiting line, we were seated immediately at our reserved time. Our server was cordial, however, when I ordered Chicken Parmigiana and requested grilled chicken instead of fried, she said that they couldn't do that (really?). I agreed to the fried chicken parm and, when I got my entree, it was only fair ( and a good bit less healthy!). Without going into details, 3 of the 4 meals served to us were "just okay". The 4th was "excellent", which is what we have come to expect from Tino's. The service was good as was the ambiance. After this experience, however, we are kind of "Tino'd out" for a while. We will be back and we still recommend the restaurant based on past experience. Everyone is entitled to an off night now and then.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 13, 2018

Love Tino's can't wait to go back! Great good and service, who can ask for more.

Tags: Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Business Meals, Comfort Food, Cozy, Casual, Notable Wine List, Fun
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on January 6, 2018

Excellent food. Cooked fresh and delivered hot. Will definitely return.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Good for a Date
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vip
 (Baltimore)·Dined on January 1, 2018

Tino's is about the best authentic Italian restaurant in Ellicott City. The pasta is always fresh and i have never gotten a bad meal there. Keep up the great food and service!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Good for Groups, Romantic, Good for Birthdays, Hot Spot, Great for Lunch, Good for a Date, Bar Seating, Fit for Foodies, Good for Anniversaries, Great for Outdoor Dining, Business Meals, Fun, Special Occasion
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on December 31, 2017

Great gluten free options, many entrees to choose from. Everyone liked their entrees. Wish salad was included in entree price.

Tags: Good for Groups, Gluten Free Options, Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on December 31, 2017

Did not find a category simply for "great food" as to why I'd recommend this restaurant for, but that is the category I'd pick, though I did rate the food as outstanding in the beginning of the survey.

Tags: Fun
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vip
 (Baltimore)·Dined on December 30, 2017

Outstanding food! Our server was very personable, professional and efficient. Excellent NY style pizza as well as many other menu items. Great Italian food. A local gem.

Tags: Good for Groups, Casual, Kid-friendly, Comfort Food, Worth the Drive, Fun, Bar Seating, Good for a Date, Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem, Quiet Conversation
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on December 30, 2017

We enjoyed another meal here with good service and good food. It is generally very reliable with very good and friendly service. On a cold night the restaurant was cozy. The bread was warm, and they offered seconds had we wanted it. I had the Sicilian salad (garden salad with salami/cheese/shrimp) and the mussels which are listed as an appetizer. However, with a salad and some bread the mussels were perfect for dinner. In fact, someone at the next table did the same thing. My husband loved the spaghetti and meatballs, a generous portion so some came home. We were full and didn't have dessert. The selection of wines by the glass is nice for a small place.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Cozy
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on December 27, 2017

Been looking forward to dining here based on 4+ stars on most reviews. So, flavor good. Both of us had a shrimp seafood dish. The shrimp were perfectly cooked. However the angel hair pasta was so beyond al dente, it was mushy. An Italian restaurant should do better. And the shrimp fra diavalo was tasty, but 'heat'-less.

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vip
 (Baltimore)·Dined on December 24, 2017

We have eaten here or carried out numerous times. The food and service are as good as at any Little Italy restaurant with similar menus.

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 (Baltimore)·Dined on December 23, 2017

The food was absolutely amazing and our server was fantastic. Highly recommend.

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vip
 (Baltimore)·Dined on December 21, 2017

Always good food. Nice spot for friends to gather. Flexible for special diet requirements.
Friendly staff.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Casual, Comfort Food, Gluten Free Options, Neighborhood Gem, Business Meals
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 17, 2017

Good food. Slow service - but friendly.

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 (Baltimore)·Dined on December 1, 2017

It was ok .. Nothing really special but did enjoy wine and insalata special .. Very close quarters and hard to have private conversation

Tags: Comfort Food
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on November 27, 2017

The appetizer was delicious, the main course tasty, and the dessert supurb. It was busy for lunch so the noise level was moderate. Highly recommended for everyday dining.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Business Meals
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vip
 (Baltimore)·Dined on November 25, 2017

Another enjoyable experience at my favorite restaurant in Columbia.

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 (Baltimore)·Dined on November 24, 2017

Celebrated two family birthdays. Katie F. provided great service and we remembered her service from the prior year's birthday visit. We were seated on time with our reservation. The bread and olive oil were good. Orders across the Italian spectrum were all enjoyable. Will likely visit again but hopefully it won't take a year to go back.

Tags: Good for Birthdays
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on November 24, 2017

Tino's is a great spot recommended to us a few years ago after my wife was diagnosed with Celiac Disease. They have a great variety but more importantly, they can make many of the dishes Gluten Free.

Tags: Bar Seating, Worth the Drive, Good for a Date, Kid-friendly
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on November 22, 2017

Food was mediocre and over priced. Napkins all smelled very bad with a chemical odor. Service was very good though.

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 (Baltimore)·Dined on November 18, 2017

This is our go to place for consistent food and service- love the shrimp and asparagus risotto

Tags: Notable Wine List, Creative Cuisine
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on November 15, 2017

Have had better sauce out of a jar. The OO for bread had so much salt mixed in it was hard to eat. Service was poor.

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 (Baltimore)·Dined on November 12, 2017

Everything about the meal was great. Except that our 6:30 reservation was not on time. We did not get seated until 6:55.

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 (Baltimore)·Dined on November 4, 2017

Great gluten free options.

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 (Hawaii)·Dined on November 3, 2017

I had the Shrimp Chesapeake which was delicious. Overall, the service was good, but the waitress didn't offer to refill our water glasses after we finished our meals. The owner is very friendly. The restaurant has a nice atmosphere that enables you to have a conversation with your dining partner.

Tags: Special Occasion, Quiet Conversation, Worth the Drive, Romantic, Neighborhood Gem, Fit for Foodies, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Cozy, Casual
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on November 1, 2017

My girlfriends and I enjoyed our dinner at Tino's. Salads were fresh and delicious with great variety of fixings. Everyone enjoyed their entrees especially the risotto! One concern some food was not hot when it reached the table and one entree was forgotten causing one member of our party to have to wait for her meal.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Comfort Food, Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on October 29, 2017

Food was tasty and delivered quickly. Staff was friendly and provided the right level of attention. Will likely go again...

Tags: Comfort Food, Neighborhood Gem, Bar Seating, Notable Wine List
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on October 22, 2017

Great food, drinks, wine, service. Will be back again!

Tags: Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine, Notable Wine List, Healthy, Handcrafted Cocktails, Quiet Conversation, Comfort Food, Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Gluten Free Options
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