AIDA Bistro & Wine Bar

4.7
2239 reviews
$30 and under
Italian
AIDA Bistro is an Italian restaurant in Columbia, MD committed to providing you with the best culinary experience. We offer fresh food and support local farms and producers. Vegan, Vegetarian & Gluten Free options are always available on our menu.

We offer an All-Day Menu, Date Night Menu, Charcuterie & Pasta Box, Special Seasonal Menus. All of our Menus are available Dine-In and To-Go.

“Wine Down” is every day at AIDA Bistro! Our Dine-In & To-Go Wine List has special retail pricing on all wines, and monthly specials. Our Happy Hour is all day long offering Wines On Tap by the Glass, Craft Beer & Cocktails, from open to close!

AIDA Bistro offers three heated & covered outdoor patios for the most comfortable outdoor dining experience. Indoor Dining is socially distanced and both dining experiences are available from open to close.

Host a Safe Event in one of our Private Spaces. We work with smaller groups to offer safe & socially distanced events, following State & CDC Guidelines.

Experiences

  • 3 Course Prix Fixe Date Night Menu

    $44.50 per person

    Multiple dates available

    Our 3 Course Prix Fixe Date Night Menu is Available from 4p to 8p each evening and changes weekly and is Available Dine-In and To-Go. (Price changes seasonally, ask us when ordering)

Offers

  • Wine Down is All Day, Every Day

    Multiple dates available

    Mon - Fri 12:00 PM - 4:00 PM, 4:00 PM - 8:00 PM, Sat 4:00 PM - 8:00 PM

    “Wine Down” is every day at AIDA Bistro! Our Dine-In and To-Go Wine List has special retail pricing on all wines, along with monthly specials. Happy Hour is all day long offering Wines On Tap by the Glass, Craft Beer & Cocktails, from open to close!

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitising
  • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
  • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Physical distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective equipment
  • Waiting staff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 2239 People Are Saying
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LawrenceR
Baltimore
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Creative menu, delicious food, pleasant and prompt service, priced appropriately, convenient location.

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TagG
Baltimore
4 reviews
Dined on 24 April 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The food and service far exceeded my expectations. I’m excited to go back and try something else from their awesome menu. Oh yeah the wine list is fantastic too!

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KelliJ
Baltimore
2 reviews
Dined on 23 April 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The menu never disappoints. Only hard part is choosing. Atmosphere is safe and distanced but not sterile. All staff were courteous and timely.

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StuB
Baltimore
6 reviews
Dined on 23 April 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What part of perfect don't we understand. The food was excellent. The only criticism I have is that I'm gluten free. The GF pasta was a bit undercooked. But it was delicious. (A note to those who must eat gluten free--the menu at Aida's is quite extensive.) There were four of us and it was magnificent. The servers were fantastic. We had a 5:30 reservation and we sat and sat solving the problems of the world with our friends until 9:30. No one said a word. We sat outside and the heaters made it just right. In fact, I'm going back next week.

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terie
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 22 April 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful reunion (after pandemic lockdown) lunch! Food & wine recommended were fabulous, including the "dinner to go" manicotti that I brought home. You won't be disappointed.

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vipMarieW
Baltimore
7 reviews
Dined on 20 April 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was excellent and accommodating. Crab dip, Brussels sprouts and salads were perfectly portioned and delicious!

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KarenJ
Baltimore
4 reviews
Dined on 20 April 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a lovely lunch on the outside porch with friends.

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MandE
Washington DC
22 reviews
Dined on 16 April 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience3

Good food, a very good front end and an excellent, subtle waiter. I think the ambience took a hit due to Covid-19 accommodations, but plan to go back when the experience could be more livelier.

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vipAandA
Baltimore
16 reviews
Dined on 10 April 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best dinner we’ve had in over a year!

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JRob
Denver
4 reviews
Dined on 7 April 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Fantastic option for the first meal out in over a year!

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FatimaL
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on 7 April 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Was greeted pleasantly by the hostess and seated immediately. Masks were worn and the tables were all distanced out. The outside seating was a welcome dining spot, giving one an opportunity to enjoy the nice weather.
Our server Kellie, was great and very pleasant and helpful.
We ordered a blackened chicken wrap and a salmon Marsala pasta. Both dishes were seasoned well and tasty.
We didn’t order dessert but our cocktails were great and to our liking. We had manhattans and red sangria.
Overall, had a great experience and will definitely go back.

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vipBernadetteS
Baltimore
47 reviews
Dined on 2 April 2021
Overall2food2service4ambience3

Disappointed in the food!!! Shrimp bisque didn’t have one piece of shrimp in either one of our bowls. Pesto flavor over powered the broth. Didn’t even finish.
Both chicken Parm and eggplant parm were sub par. Sauce tasted like it was out of a jar. Flavorless.
Service was good. Will not return. :(

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Andrea
France
3 reviews
Dined on 31 March 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

AIDA is fantastic! The food was delicious - I could've eaten the whole menu! The staff was very friendly and attentive throughout the night. I will be recommending this restaurant to all of my friends!

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DDDD
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on 30 March 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Wine, salmon and cannoli was great. I’ve eaten hear many times and the food has always been good.

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JanK
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on 27 March 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great choices on the menu, from the expected Italian fare to some really interesting choices. Good selection of wines and beer, don't forget the deserts, leave some room.

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AveryS
Baltimore
4 reviews
Dined on 27 March 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My birthday was extra special- Aida’s even gave me a birthday cannoli and a card signed by each staff member! The swordfish was amazing, and the wine as usual my favorite!!

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vipJimbo
Baltimore
6 reviews
Dined on 27 March 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Excellent service, a good selection of well priced wines, and the bolognese, risotto, and cannoli were all delicious. We will definitely be back.

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Debbie
Baltimore
2 reviews
Dined on 27 March 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love the food, atmosphere, ambience, energy of Aida Bistro & Wine Bar. We've met the owners and they are lovely people. The whole staff goes out of their way to make your evening special. I have definitely recommended it to my family and friends.

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ReginaG
1 review
Dined on 27 March 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great afternoon out with friend we enjoyed ourselves.

Aida never disappoints me great place.

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MichaelC
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 26 March 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Hadn't been in a while, but glad we went back! It's a little out of the way, but SO worth it! Plenty of patio dining for spring and summer. Waitress was on top of it, but not to an annoying level. Bus staff was friendly and efficient. Had the salmon BLT and it was perfectly cooked! Delicious! As were the garlic parm. fries. Not your average go-to wine selection; varied and local beer well represented as well as a couple German favs.

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Kbdy
Baltimore
6 reviews
Dined on 26 March 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful dinner and service- as always! Love the seasonal menus too!

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ChasK
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on 23 March 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience3

A quiet bistro atmosphere for outdoor dining. I had the braised beef bolognese with fettuccini. The sauce was simple, had a nice taste, and contained small pieces of tender beef. The wine mienu had quite a few interesting tastes. The only thing I did not enjoy was the bread pudding with chocolate sauce; the pudding was rather bland in taste. My server was attentive and went out of her way when given a request.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Baltimore
6 reviews
Dined on 22 March 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really enjoyed the date night special. French onion soup was wonderful as was the portabello ravioli. Iwe always enjoy our meals and the servers are excellent.

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LorettaG
Baltimore
2 reviews
Dined on 20 March 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food was excellent and the service outstanding!

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vipTJS99
Baltimore
24 reviews
Dined on 20 March 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

First time here and we were impressed with our server, Luke, as well as the gluten free food. My wife has a severe allergy and chose the crab cake sandwich and we both had the crab dip. She stated her crab cake was wonderful and it, by itself, would bring her back. I had the spaghetti and meatballs, also gluten free, and it was scrumptious. We both had desserts - shared the citrus cake and white chocolate crème brule. Yes, you heard that right. Were both good? We got another order of them to go. :) Total bill was $100, with tip included - no beverages.

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vipLooking2Relocate
Baltimore
51 reviews
Dined on 13 March 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We returned to Aida as this is the place where we first met. Our entrees (salmon blt & chicken Tuscany) were very good and we’re looking forward to dining outside soon.

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AndrewS
1 review
Dined on 6 March 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First, our server Kelly was incredible. The wine is great and the cocktails...even better! The food was good and the dessert was something I had never had before and thoroughly enjoyed (Chocolate Strawberry bread pudding). Def give this place a look and try.

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vipchefboyrb55
Baltimore
30 reviews
Dined on 2 March 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We did the Date Night special- 2 appetizers and 1 entree per person for $89. We were given a nice selection to choose from and our waitress turned us on to a great white wine from the selections on tap.

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zmss
1 review
Dined on 27 February 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Very nice staff. Solid food. Great home made pasta. They have a cool wine deal where you get 10% of when you buy 3 bottles.

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Oday
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on 27 February 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is Columbia’s best kept secret. Out of the way but we’ll worth the trip. Been here many times but with the pandemic you take the loss of an awesome restaurant for granted. We always feel welcome and can always count on getting seated where we want to be. Customer service is beyond compare. The owners are friendly and engaging and always say hello when on site. The bartenders and staff are knowledgeable about the wine and food and willing to make recommendations that are on point. The food is beyond words and some of the best we’ve eaten anywhere. It is 5 star dining in my opinion. My wife had Chicken Tuscany that was tender and Judi you with spinach. I had braised beef with mashed potatoes that was so tender it fell apart. The demi was a great addition to the flavor of the beef. All in all one of the best meals we’ve had but that occurs all the time at Aida.

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ShanitaB
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on 27 February 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Great for girls night out!!

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MegS
1 review
Dined on 26 February 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Aida is the perfect lunch spot! I have a severe gluten allergy (celiac), and I let the waiter know this before ordering. Both the waiter and owner reassured me that the kitchen practiced safe allergy protocols. I had the short rib grilled cheese on gluten free bread with a side salad. Absolutely delicious, and I did not get sick afterwards! Thank you, Aida, for catering to my allergy and providing delicious food.

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MaryP
Baltimore
11 reviews
Dined on 20 February 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding service, great food and very safe environment.

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cfid
Baltimore
37 reviews
Dined on 20 February 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Very good food and nice environment. Very safe with covid precautions and great attention to sanitation and distancing

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OpenTable Diner
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on 15 February 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Amazing covid measures. Service was incredible.

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NyyaA
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on 14 February 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Wonderful management and wonderful staff. My food was delicious.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Baltimore
2 reviews
Dined on 14 February 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The server was amazing. The food was really good. The 3 course Valentine’s Day special was quite fulfilling

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Alonzo
Baltimore
2 reviews
Dined on 14 February 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

First time visitor. Aida had a Valentines day special on Sunday. It was cool that they had a 4 course meal ready to go, with quite the selection for each course. The meal was phenomenal from start to finish. The customer service was excellent. Our server was knowledgeable, friendly, and respectful of our comfort. The wine was excellent as expected. I believe a manager or owner even came to visit us to see how we were doing. It is the small gestures that keep people like me coming back. I suppose we will need to find another holiday to celebrate next week at Aida!

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Julie
1 review
Dined on 13 February 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went to Aida for Valentine’s Day and it was absolutely delicious. Would definitely go again!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Baltimore
3 reviews
Dined on 13 February 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love this restaurant and the terrific owners.

FAQs

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 4.7 stars by 2239 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting bookings at the moment.

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