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Tino's Italian Bistro

8775 Centre Park Drive, Columbia, MD 21045
410-730-TINO (8466)
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Ranked #17 of 223 Restaurants in Columbia
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $30 - $30
Sun - Thu 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Cuisines: Italian
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Dining options: Reservations, Delivery
Dining style: Casual Elegant
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English first
Ellicott City, Maryland
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10 reviews 10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2014

Pleasantly surprised with how delicious everything was, from the Eggplant Parmesan to the custom pastas (ravioli with rose cream sauce and angel hair with grilled shrimp and fra diavolo sauce). Chose a reasonably-priced Chianti from the wine list and it was superb. All in all, great food, attentive service -- we'll be back.

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Louisville, Kentucky
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25 reviews 25 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2014

Tino's was close to where we were staying and we decided to go there for lunch. We had the ultimate meat lover's pizza, the shrimp risotto, a Greek salad, drinks. Everything was well prepared and delicious. We couldn't have asked for a better selection. It was not busy, the fod was served quickly and tasted wonderfully. We would definitely go... More 

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31 reviews 31 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014

Tino's has an interesting, varied menu with many choices - you can even make-up your own pasta dish. They serve nice sized portions at a reasonable price. Most of the time we have food to take home. We consider Tino's our favorite local place for Italian food.

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Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
5 reviews 5 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014

Had dinner delivered to hotel. Delivery was fast and accurate. They did not send utensils, but food was exceptional for delivery. Large variety of gluten-free dishes.

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Ellicott City, Maryland
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64 reviews 64 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
69 helpful votes 69 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

My wife and I had walked by this restaurant a couple of times. From the menu, I had high hopes for this restaurant but that didn't pan out. The one thing that is VERY good here is the garlic olive oil dipping sauce. Something that was a little different and tasty. My wife had the mozzarella caprese appetizer. While a... More 

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Baltimore, Maryland
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

We almost always go to Tino's for pizza. Great choice of toppings, and excellent crust (not greasy). Sunday evenings they have a wine special which is always nice, and in Maryland you can take the unfinished wine home with you which is a bonus when there are just two people. The service is friendly and helpful without being intrusive. The... More 

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Cherry Hill, New Jersey
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106 reviews 106 reviews
87 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2014

Visiting my son and family over Memorial Day Weekend , our guest list suddenly expanded from 6 to 12 people. Tino's was able to seat our party on short notice, Kudos! Because of my dietary restrictions , I am the main problem in selecting a restaurant , even more so when a larger group is involved , but you already... More 

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Top Contributor
87 reviews 87 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2014

Read the favorable reviews and gave it a try. It was a slow day and the server was friendly, informed, and efficient. Just expected much more and will not return. My husband had Chesapeake Chicken, with a sauce that tasted like a grocery commercial product. I tried make your own pasta that was a better choice. I had clams (delicious)... More 

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Elkridge, Maryland
4 reviews 4 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2014

Like the fact you can choose your favorite dish. Build your own pasta is my favorite! Fra Diva lo sauce with shrimp, crabmeat is the best. Very consistent, never disappointed.

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Ellicott City, Maryland
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39 reviews 39 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

An unpretentious italian bistro with hearty great tasting pasta. They let you build your own dish if you want. They pass my gnocchi test- not too hard and not too soft so they know what to do with pasta. Good for families and friends to eat without breaking the bank.

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Additional Information about Tino's Italian Bistro

Address: 8775 Centre Park Drive, Columbia, MD 21045
Phone Number: 410-730-TINO (8466)
Location: United States  >  Maryland (MD)  >  Columbia
Open Hours:
Sunday 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Monday 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Average Prices: USD 30 - 30
Cuisine: Italian

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