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Tino's Italian Bistro

4.5
591 reviews
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$30 and under
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Italian
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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!
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Italian
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Hours of operation
Monday - Thursday: 11:00am - 10:00pm, Friday - Saturday: 11:00am - 11:00pm, Sunday: 11:00am - 10:00pm

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Phone number
(410) 730-8466
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Smart Casual
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Old Annapolis Road
Additional
Bar Dining, Beer, Delivery, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Takeout, Wine
What 591 People Are Saying
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4.5  based on recent ratings
4.6
food
4.4
service
4.2
ambience
4.4
value
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94% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
5.0  Dined 5 days ago

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

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vipbethbrac43 (Washington DC)
5.0  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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LindaR (Adelaide / SA)
5.0  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.

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TeresaF (New York Area)
5.0  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!

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Linda (Baltimore)
5.0  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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vipjerylb (Baltimore)
5.0  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.

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vipEdmills (Baltimore)
4.0  Dined on February 1, 2018

Love the risotto with shrimp and asparagus

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vipOpenTable Diner (Baltimore)
5.0  Dined on February 1, 2018

Great service

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OpenTable Diner (Philadelphia)
5.0  Dined on February 1, 2018

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

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OccasionalDiner (Baltimore)
5.0  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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ColumbiaDiner (Washington DC)
4.0  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.

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MelM (Baltimore)
4.0  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.

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Dorele (Washington DC)
5.0  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

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vipColumbiaDiner (Baltimore)
3.0  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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OpenTable Diner (Washington DC)
5.0  Dined on January 13, 2018

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

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OpenTable Diner (Baltimore)
5.0  Dined on January 6, 2018

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

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vipACCT345 (Baltimore)
5.0  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!

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bythebay (Baltimore)
4.0  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.

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OpenTable Diner (Baltimore)
5.0  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.

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vipColumbiaDiner (Baltimore)
5.0  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.

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vipmonchou (Baltimore)
4.0  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.

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OpenTable Diner (Baltimore)
3.0  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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vipCasualDiners2 (Baltimore)
4.0  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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OpenTable Diner (Baltimore)
5.0  Dined on December 23, 2017

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

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vipDeb3 (Baltimore)
5.0  Dined on December 21, 2017

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

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OpenTable Diner (Washington DC)
4.0  Dined on December 17, 2017

Good food. Slow service - but friendly.

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OpenTable Diner (Baltimore)
3.0  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

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Seta (Baltimore)
5.0  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.

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vipOpenTable Diner (Baltimore)
5.0  Dined on November 25, 2017

Another enjoyable experience at my favorite restaurant in Columbia.

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vipOystersanytime (Baltimore)
4.0  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.

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