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

4.5

ambience

4.2

value

4.6

Noise

Moderate

97% would recommend it to a friend

Casual (22)
Neighborhood Gem (21)
Comfort Food (14)
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Good for Birthdays (13)
Good for Groups (12)
Good for a Date (12)
Kid-friendly (10)
Great for Lunch (10)
Notable Wine List (10)
Bar Seating (9)
Authentic (9)
Quiet Conversation (9)
Gluten Free Options (9)
Fun (8)
Good for Anniversaries (7)
Cozy (7)
Healthy (7)
Worth the Drive (7)
Fit for Foodies (6)
Creative Cuisine (5)
Romantic (5)
Special Occasion (5)
Business Meals (4)
Sunday Lunch (4)
Happy Hour (4)
Late-night Find (3)
Great for Outdoor Dining (3)
Pre/post Theatre (3)
Tasting Menu (3)
Great for Brunch (2)
Disabled Access (2)
Handcrafted Cocktails (2)
Hot Spot (2)
Quick Bite (2)
Live Sports (1)
Paleo Friendly (1)
Spicy (1)
Vegan (1)
Good Vegetarian Options (1)
Vibrant Bar Scene (1)
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 (Baltimore)·Dined 2 days ago

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 5 days ago

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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·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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 (Baltimore)·Dined on October 20, 2017

Good food, but service was lacking. Forgot to tell us about about the dinner specials. They asked if we wanted our salads first, we said yes. Dinner came out 30 seconds after the salads, making the table jammed with plates. We felt rushed by the server through our entire meal.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on October 19, 2017

It is a neighborhood gem! Always a great meal and Lance the owner is always there welcoming everyone.

Tags: Good for Groups, Worth the Drive, Fit for Foodies, Gluten Free Options, Great for Brunch, Late-night Find, Live Sports, Happy Hour, Bar Seating, Notable Wine List, Great for Outdoor Dining, Neighborhood Gem
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·Dined on October 15, 2017

My family always enjoys this restaurant. The food has always been consistently great. The service is good. There is plenty of parking. Will keep coming back!

Tags: Good for Groups, Cozy, Good for a Date, Fun, Good for Birthdays, Authentic, Kid-friendly
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on October 15, 2017

We go to this restaurant once or twice a month and have always enjoyed eating there. This last time was quite different.
The young lady that seated had an attitude problem. Had a reservation and asked to be seated at a booth. Was told that the empty booth was reserved for people that had a reservation. I said I had a reservation and asked her how you reserve a booth. She said you couldn't and then muttered something and left. The booth was not filled until 45 minutes later.
The food is usually very good and the waiters do an outstanding job. This time had the lasagna which was very dry with little sauce. Would not recommend the lasagna.
Will give them another try and hope they are back to their good standards.

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·Dined on October 14, 2017

Family meal for parents day at College Park.

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 (Baltimore)·Dined on October 8, 2017

Tunis is a great place to dine wonderful food great service love going there.

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 (Baltimore)·Dined on October 8, 2017

Making a reservation is a must on weekends. We did it through Open Table and were very happy to be immediately seated when we arrived. Our waitress was very attentive and knowledgeable about food offerings. We were pleased with the dishes we ordered and had plenty to take home for a second meal.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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 (Adelaide / SA)·Dined on October 7, 2017

We haven't been here in while but every time we leave stuffed and happy! The food is delicious every darn time! We had the special which was chicken over tortellini with peas and mushrooms in a cream/Marsala sauce........... to die for!!!! And we had the best service yet!

Tags: Happy Hour, Tasting Menu, Notable Wine List
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vip
 (Baltimore)·Dined on September 30, 2017

Wife and I go here often. Excellent family style Italian food at reasonable prices and have a decent wine list. Servers are very pleasant and know the menu so they answer any questions. Looking for a relaxed Italian meal with no hassle. Go to Tinos

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·Dined on September 24, 2017

Our sincere appreciation to the manager & our waitress. The gift card we had received apparently was not processed correctly and had a zero amount on it. Fortunately I had the receipt with the gift. card. The waitress handled this embarrassing situation very tactfully . Thank you to the manager for honoring the provided receipt. Our entrees were delicious and were truly generous portions. We do plan on another trip to Tino's in the future. Thanks again.

Tags: Authentic, Casual, Healthy
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on September 22, 2017

Remains my favorite restaurant in Columbia, MD.
Very active and engaging owner!

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Worth the Drive, Creative Cuisine
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on September 18, 2017

Great food, good wine, fantastic service. The owner came to the table to see how our meal / experience was going. Highly recommend this restaurant!

Tags: Bar Seating, Disabled Access, Good for Groups, Business Meals, Late-night Find, Authentic, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Notable Wine List, Great for Outdoor Dining
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vip
 (Baltimore)·Dined on September 16, 2017

Tino's was great as usual. Their gluten free options are really good.

Tags: Casual, Tasting Menu, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on September 11, 2017

They are very nice there friendly food is great manager always stops bye and ask how everything is number one on our list of restaurants

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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on September 1, 2017

As always, the food, service & ambience were great. I had the light shrimp & vegetable dish & it was not only healthy, but delicious!

Tags: Good for Groups, Healthy
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on August 29, 2017

Always impressed! Lance and company know what they are doing. From host/hostess, to wait staff, wines, food and a wide Gluten Free selection. It's a go to date and family place!

Tags: Notable Wine List, Good for a Date, Bar Seating, Gluten Free Options, Casual, Happy Hour, Worth the Drive, Sunday Lunch, Healthy, Good for Groups, Good for Birthdays, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Cozy, Quiet Conversation, Good for Anniversaries
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 (New York Area)·Dined on August 27, 2017

Wonderful restaurant that has become our favorite Italian. We've been 3 times this year and will go back. Food is excellent and service is very warm and welcoming!

Tags: Kid-friendly
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 (New York Area)·Dined on August 27, 2017

good neighborhood restaurant, service was efficient, and the food very tastily / Enjoyed the caesar salad and eggplant parm

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Cozy
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on August 19, 2017

This is the second time I have been to Tino's. Both times, I was able to easily make a reservation online. This past Saturday, I made a reservation that morning for 6:00 that evening, without a problem. The restaurant is larger than it seems but you get a cozy vibe. Both times I have been there, all of the food has been excellent, from the caesar salad (with lots of anchovies) to the shrimp scampi, it was all wonderful and the service was very good. All staff there are very pleasant. I had the healthy grilled shrimp and vegetables and it was so flavorful! This will become one of my favorite restaurants.

Tags: Good for a Date, Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on August 18, 2017

Dinner for 5 at 5:30pm on a Friday night and we were seated at the end of the bar booths below the other booths where high chairs and booster are stored. Really? Hoped to be in the dining room , esp with that early of a reservation made 2 days prior. Table was in a stuffy part of the bar with flys landing on everything. Food is always satisfactory but this restaurant is better for carryout - ambiance is lacking. Our server was great, though.

Tags: Casual
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vip
 (Baltimore)·Dined on August 12, 2017

What a wonderful place to have a great Italian meal. The portion sizes are great. Reminds me of visiting an Italian restaurant in Italy! The service was great with our waitress Ayla. Nice gem in Columbia/ Ellicott. One of the better true Italian restaurants!

Tags: Authentic, Quiet Conversation, Neighborhood Gem, Hot Spot, Great for Lunch, Notable Wine List, Gluten Free Options, Romantic, Good for a Date
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on August 12, 2017

Excellent food & service! Tim's is the only place to go in Howard County for Italian food!

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·Dined on August 2, 2017

Chris was our waiter. He was absolutely delightful, and knowledgeable about the sauces that come on the pasta dishes. He answered every question we had pleasantly, and tool real good care of us. Needless to say, service was wonderful and the pizza was awesome too!

Tags: Kid-friendly, Comfort Food, Casual, Fun, Creative Cuisine
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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on July 31, 2017

I ordered the Atkins Special - not because I'm on a particular diet, but because I couldn't decide what meat to order. This satisfied with a little bit of everything. And it was delicious.
My sister ordered the Seafood Mare Bella. I don't usually order seafood at non-seafood restaurants because I don't want minuscule portions of fishy tasting seafood. I had a bite of hers and would order it in the future. She was very happy with it.
Our waitress was friendly and attentive.
We were there on a Monday, "Foundation Night", when Tino's donates 10% of their day's sales to a local charity.

Tags: Casual, Neighborhood Gem, Paleo Friendly, Comfort Food, Quick Bite
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on July 30, 2017

Food and Service were outstanding!!! A definite MUST return!! The Owner/Manager, Lance, personally took time out to talk to his guests. I HIGHLY recommend this establishment and look forward to our next dining experience!

Tags: Good for Groups, Disabled Access, Hot Spot, Healthy, Vibrant Bar Scene, Bar Seating, Authentic, Fit for Foodies, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Worth the Drive, Casual, Quiet Conversation, Good for a Date, Romantic, Comfort Food, Kid-friendly, Fun, Creative Cuisine, Good for Birthdays, Business Meals, Pre/post Theatre, Cozy, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List, Tasting Menu
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·Dined on July 26, 2017

Food is fresh and an excellent value. Bread is spectacular!!

Tags: Fun, Quiet Conversation, Authentic, Casual
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vip
 (Baltimore)·Dined on July 23, 2017

I ordered the Adkins special and my friend got the chicken parmag. Amber was a great waitress.

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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on July 20, 2017

Tino's is located in a busy shopping center and has been there about three years. Every year the food gets better and it is now getting hard to get a table. There is an extensive menu of Italian dishes from standard to creative chicken, veal and seafood combinations to a section where you can make your own pasta dish: there is a list of pastas, sauces and items to include with it and you put together whatever you want.

The food is always delicious and very reasonably priced. There is a wine and beer list. The house wine is good. The desserts are also wonderful. They make a great tiramisu. The atmosphere is friendly and casual and comfortable. It's a local gem in a strip mall.

Tags: Happy Hour, Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (Baltimore)·Dined on July 18, 2017

Great selection, great food, large servings and Incredible Gluten Free options, everything made to order.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Gluten Free Options, Casual
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on July 12, 2017

Dine regularly there when we want an excellent Italian meal at a reasonable cost. Celebrated many special occasions there.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Quiet Conversation, Casual, Creative Cuisine, Healthy
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on July 8, 2017

We brought friends here for first time and everything was excellent! I appreciated the special request noted on open table. Service and good outstanding!

Tags: Comfort Food, Good for Groups, Special Occasion, Seasonal, Healthy, Creative Cuisine, Good Vegetarian Options, Local Ingredients, Authentic
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 (Denver)·Dined on July 3, 2017

Tino's is a great neighborhood restaurant, with great food and amazing service! Everything is good but I always get the lasagna... big enough to save half for lunch the next day ;)

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Casual, Cozy, Good for Birthdays, Good for Groups, Business Meals, Comfort Food, Kid-friendly, Special Occasion
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vip
 (Baltimore)·Dined on July 3, 2017

I wasn't feeling 100 percent about the place when I booked it because it's in a shopping plaza, but needed a midway point between DC and Baltimore to meet family. Well, don't let location deceive. Everything we ate was incredible from the bread they put down on the table when we first arrived to the chocolate creme brulee. The table ordered chicken cacciatore, veal marsala, eggplant parmagiano, and chicken and vegetables, and we all were thrilled. Huge portions, succulent meats, perfectly flavored. And a solid wine list too. Not your usual selections. Plus our waitress, Megan, was adorable - on the ball, cordial, and helpful with decision​-making. The place is kid-friendly but you can avoid their chaotic input by sitting on the bar side or, like we did, asking to be sat away from them. We had a nice corner table that felt removed from the activity but was still part of the room. Honestly, we went and thanked the owner after the meal. He was in the thick of it all, and his and the chef's attention to food showed! Makes a huge difference to eat a meal prepared by a chef who obviously enjoys doing it. We unanimously agreed to go back.

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vip
 (Baltimore)·Dined on July 2, 2017

Great pizza. Sunday is half price bottles of wine so good time to try something new.

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