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

4.5

service

4.4

ambience

4.2

value

4.4

Noise

Moderate

95% would recommend it to a friend

Casual (20)
Neighborhood Gem (19)
Comfort Food (16)
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Good for Birthdays (16)
Great for Lunch (13)
Good for a Date (12)
Bar Seating (11)
Good for Groups (11)
Worth the Drive (10)
Special Occasion (9)
Business Meals (8)
Fun (8)
Gluten Free Options (8)
Kid-friendly (8)
Cozy (7)
Notable Wine List (7)
Fit for Foodies (5)
Quiet Conversation (5)
Sunday Lunch (5)
Happy Hour (4)
Good for Anniversaries (3)
Healthy (3)
Late-night Find (3)
Great for Outdoor Dining (3)
Authentic (3)
Great for Brunch (2)
Creative Cuisine (2)
Hot Spot (2)
Romantic (2)
Vegan (2)
Disabled Access (1)
Great Beer (1)
Handcrafted Cocktails (1)
Live Sports (1)
Pre/post Theatre (1)
Quick Bite (1)
Tapas (1)
Tasting Menu (1)
Good Vegetarian Options (1)
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 (Washington DC)·Dined 4 days ago

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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 (Baltimore)·Dined on January 14, 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 7, 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 January 1, 2018

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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·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 31, 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 31, 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 24, 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 18, 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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vip
 (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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vip
 (Baltimore)·Dined on November 23, 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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vip
 (Baltimore)·Dined on November 19, 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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·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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vip
 (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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vip
 (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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