AIDA Bistro & Wine Bar

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$30 and under
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Italian
AIDA Bistro is an Italian restaurant in Columbia, MD committed to providing you with the best culinary experience. We offer fresh food, straight from local farms, paired with our unique wine experience featuring Fine Wines On Tap.

Indulge in a culinary delight during lunch or dinner with friends in our dining room or enjoy Happy Hour from 3pm to 7pm weekdays with coworkers at the wine bar. You can also dine on our covered outdoor patio. We also have a private room for business lunches and dinners, or private events such as bridal & baby showers, rehearsal dinners or special celebrations.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The server and hostess were fantastic. Short rib and crab dip were amazing. Definitely will go back for the strawberry basil margs!!

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DorothyB
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on 14 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and atmosphere delicious wines will be back

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vipAandA
Baltimore
14 reviews
Dined on 13 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food. Great service. The tables are well spaced. Felt very safe.

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vipashokk
Washington DC
17 reviews
Dined on 10 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Goat cheese salad w smoked salmon was v good.
The only issue to note was that no bread was served. My associate got soup and still no bread

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OpenTable Diner
Baltimore
2 reviews
Dined on 7 March 2020
Overall5food4service4ambience4

Had a good evening. Service was good, waitress was very attentive once she got to us. Limited dessert menu. Food was good, especially appetizers and salads.

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vipKoryT
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on 3 March 2020
Overall3food2service4ambience4

Food was very bland and ultimately unappetizing. Would not recommend for the price

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on 2 March 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Wonderful celebration for my lady’s birthday!

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vipNickC
Washington DC
16 reviews
Dined on 29 February 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience3

As always the food and service was outstanding....I wish the wine list was a bit more interesting (though the wines offered are decent and at a reasonable price). Management should incorporate elements to reduce the noise level as the solid floor and walls makes sound reverberate. All in all a nice venue.

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OpenTable Diner
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on 29 February 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience2

Food was ok, but over priced for the quality and quantity. Good wine selection, but above average pricing for common wines.

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Kathi
Baltimore
3 reviews
Dined on 22 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food is always delicious, beautifully presented and served with such graciousness. The owners, Joe and Mary, make it even more memorable by their attentiveness to patrons. Everyone is a VIP when they dine at Aida's.

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JeffO
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on 15 February 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

This is one of our go to restaurants for special occasions and it rarely disappoints. The food was excellent as always and the servers are knowledgeable and friendly. We did have a bit of an unusual experience this time. When we looked at the Valentine’s prefix menu we saw some interesting options and a three-course dinner was priced at $60 per person. in my experience, the prefix menu either offers unusual items that are not on the regular menu or provides a good value for combining items that are on the regular menu. I noticed that each of the three items I was interested in were also on the ala carte menu. When I checked the prices, the three items on the ala carte menu totaled $50. I asked the waiter about this and inquired whether perhaps the portions on the à la carte menu were smaller. The waiter did not know the answer and appeared as if he couldn’t have been less interested in finding out why that was. I obviously did not choose from the prefix menu. The rest of our dining experience was excellent as always and the waiter provided the usual good service. Just a strange situation that seemed out of place for one of our favorite restaurants.

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OpenTable Diner
Baltimore
3 reviews
Dined on 15 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely Valentines Day dining experience. Great atmosphere and super delish food and craft beverages! Will definitely be looking to book a date night soon.

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GoodCrabCakesRibsBeer
Baltimore
26 reviews
Dined on 14 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent, as always. Great food, excellent wine, Aida Bistro never fails to please. Had a special menu for Valentine's Day with four courses. Started with fried oysters, delicate and delicious, next a grilled Caesar Salad that was interesting with crisp garbanzo beans. I had a crab risotto entree that was fabulous and spouse had lamb roast that was tender and tasty. Finished with a red velvet brownie with cream cheese ice cream and a strawberry ricotta ice box cake. Started with sparkling wine and then an excellent pinot house wine.

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Awesome
Baltimore
3 reviews
Dined on 14 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The food is always excellent. We've joined them on Valentine's Day for many years now. The menu seemed much larger this year than in year's past - a very positive development. My second course, the ceasar salad was okay, not something I'd get again. But the fried oysters were delicious & the beef tenderloin was as well. Portion sizes were well-managed, without being too much food.

It's expensive - $60 per person for a 3-course meal, plus drinks. Our bill for the two of us, (two drinks each), with tip was $217. A bit pricey, really.

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JeanB
Baltimore
14 reviews
Dined on 14 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything is always delicious! Milani never disappoints. From wait staff to servers, always a great dining experience

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JoyH
1 review
Dined on 8 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

AMAZING ATMOSPHERE! Great wine and excellent food.

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vipDiningout2
Washington DC
40 reviews
Dined on 8 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went here to celebrate a family member’s birthday. The food was delicious and beautifully presented. Sever was friendly and accommodating. It’s a bit on the pricy side but would definitely return.

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OpenTable Diner
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on 1 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous as always.

MH
vipMikeH
Baltimore
11 reviews
Dined on 31 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful food and service. One of our favorite restaurants.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 30 January 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Celebrating a special occasion and was hopeful for a quiet, private place.
Service was ok and food was good, but the restaurant week options were on the bland side. There was also a lot of very loud people, which made conversation a challenge... but that’s not something that they can control. They were very diligent in keeping the water glass full.

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richie
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on 29 January 2020
Overall2food3service3ambience2

Mushroom soup appetizer served at barely tepid temperature. No complimentary bread. Bread sticks with marinara dipping sauce offered for $5.00. Main course of sea bass tasted fine but portion was so tiny that my wife and I stopped the server and asked for 2 salads for fear that we would have to go out for additional food after dinner. The dessert of espresso creme brulee came in the tiniest saucer we had ever seen. It was barely 2 teaspoons . Sure it was the Restaurant Week menu but with wine and tip dinner still cost us $134.00. There is no excuse for such meagre portions of food at those prices. By the way if you check, a considerable number of reviewers have found the same situation recently. If you go you may go away hungry.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Baltimore
8 reviews
Dined on 24 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This place is a little Hidden Gem in Columbia! The food is always a phenomenal, the service is top-notch, and the wine always does the trick! As a vegetarian, I never have issues finding options either. Don't skip over the place!

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OpenTable Diner
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on 24 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food and great service!

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afyjfy
Baltimore
20 reviews
Dined on 24 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went during restaurant week. Our meal started with small plates of mushroom soup, crab balls, mussels, all of which were delicious. My husband had the sea bass and I had the steak salad, and the flavors were perfect. Our waiter, Boris was helpful, friendly, but didn’t hang over our table or rush us out. Excellent food and service. We will be back.

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OpenTable Diner
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on 23 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent meal, good choices on the HoCo Restaurant Week menu. The waiter, Boris, was amazing, knowledgeable about the menu and wines. Thank you for a great evening.

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vipTonyG
Baltimore
51 reviews
Dined on 23 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Celebrated our wedding anniversary with a fabulous meal from Chef Matt's kitchen and outstanding service provided by Boris.
We ordered off of the Restaurant Week menu. Crab balls, Hummus, Salad and Oysters to start. All excellent. Hummus had a hint of horseradish and oysters are local.
For the entree' we both ordered the Sea Bass, which was served with creamy smooth mashed potatoes, and for dessert we had the Sauteed Apples and Fig, Date Toffee cake, with Maple Ice Cream. Yum!!
Our server, Boris, was very helpful on choosing our wine and throughout the evening he was available to answer questions about the meal. When you dine at Aida Bistro be sure to ask for Boris.
Thanks to Chef Matt and the entire staff for making our anniversary dinner a big success.

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peter
Washington DC
9 reviews
Dined on 11 January 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Dinner was good wished menu would have more choices instead of most pasta sort. Wine selections good.

AIDA Bistro & Wine Bar
Responded on 14 January 2020

Thanks for your feedback. I have spoken with the Chef and we would like to discuss in more detail your thoughts about the menu. Please give me a call at 410-953-0500, to discuss further.

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Amandita
Baltimore
3 reviews
Dined on 11 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went to AIDA for a girls night and enjoyed the swordfish and a fantastic bottle of wine. Service was wonderful and the food (including dessert!) was even better!

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David
1 review
Dined on 10 January 2020
Overall2food2service2ambience3

Massively overpriced, very mediocre food, inexperienced and in attentive wait staff. I have no idea how this place gets anyone to come back. What a waste of money.

AIDA Bistro & Wine Bar
Responded on 14 January 2020

Thanks for your feedback, sorry you weren't pleased with your dining experience. As an independently owned and operated restaurant, it is important that each guest receives the best possible experience. I spoke with the Chef and we would like to better understand what happened that evening. Can you please call me at 410-953-0500. Thanks.

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OpenTable Diner
Baltimore
4 reviews
Dined on 31 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

New Year’s Eve celebration. Overall very nice and enjoy dinner with my love one. Will dine again as everyone so nice and very accommodating. Thank you so much.

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vipMikeH
Baltimore
11 reviews
Dined on 24 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service. One of our favorite places to eat.

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razzberries
Baltimore
13 reviews
Dined on 24 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Terrific as always. Barbara, Sherry, Joe, Boris, et al. do a great job. Excellent experience on Christmas Eve.

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AshleyE
Baltimore
6 reviews
Dined on 24 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

AIDA has consistently excellent service and food!!!

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vipkel400
Baltimore
96 reviews
Dined on 23 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

my latest meal was so outstanding that i am still thinking about it! the calamari was phenomenal. the manicotti is always tried and true. the seafood pasta with tarragon is a favorite and the steak melts in you mouth. truly enjoyed myself on this latest visit so immensely that i know i need to return soon. portions were very hearty and staff was attentive and super friendly as ever.

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Chris
Baltimore
4 reviews
Dined on 23 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

It was a great night and the food and staff were great, the only problem I had was I prefer to eat in the main dining room instead of the overflow room but nothing spoiled our great evening and started my Christmas off extremely well. I am looking forward to the next time I go.

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vipbirdfeeder
Baltimore
23 reviews
Dined on 21 December 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

My wife 's salad was good and her entree tasted wonderful. She paid the price later because of the amount of butter used in the pasta. Hers was a pasta with mushrooms and a wonderful tasting Salmon on top. I ordered their Sea Bass over green fetacinne in a picata sauce with capers. I did not like the sauce. Trying to be healthy did not work for me. Everyone else loved their food, so we will try again. Their special calamari was wonderful as an appetizer.

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Runner2013
Baltimore
3 reviews
Dined on 7 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a treat

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JohnM
Nashville
1 review
Dined on 4 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Always a great meal and outstanding service. I do wish they would put the lamb berger back on the menu.

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OpenTable Diner
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on 29 November 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Food could’ve been out of a can. Portions were not nearly worth the price tag.

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vipNightOwl
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined on 23 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

AIDA Bistro never disappoints! Joe and Mary Barbera welcome us into their dining room as if we were cherished relatives coming home, and the servers make sure that we want for nothing. The food and wines are creative and always delicious, and local in-season ingredients are featured often. Sommelier Boris recommends perfect wine and food pairings and Chef Matt is a fabulous addition to the team. We are looking forward to our next dinner at the Chef’s Table — an experience that we HIGHLY recommend.

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AIDA Bistro & Wine Bar does offer delivery in partnership with Uber Eats. AIDA Bistro & Wine Bar also offers takeaway which you can order by calling the restaurant at (410) 953-0500.

AIDA Bistro & Wine Bar is rated 4.5 stars by 2113 OpenTable diners.

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