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Aida Bistro & Wine Bar

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Italian, Bistro, Wine Bar
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6741 Columbia Gateway Drive, Columbia, MD 21046 (Route 175)
+1 410-953-0500
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11:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Hours:
Mon - Fri 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Sat 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
Description: FOODAIDA Bistro & Wine Bar specializes in classic Italian favorites as...
FOODAIDA Bistro & Wine Bar specializes in classic Italian favorites as well as an eclectic mix of non-traditional entrees & small plates from a variety of culinary & cultural backgrounds. Our FARM 2 TABLE initiative continues to feature locally produced items in our menus from local farms and producers. We have crafted three different dinner menus options with different price points; Prix Fixe, Small Plate & Entrée or Ala Carte. Our three-course prix fixe menu changes weekly and is available with hand chosen wine & beer flights to compliment the meal. We are open for both lunch and dinner. WINEWe have installed a new Wine on Tap System with 30 Wines on Tap. Our Wine on Tap System is the largest in Maryland and second largest in the U.S!
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Casual Dining

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Visitor rating
  • 45
    Excellent
  • 36
    Very good
  • 16
    Average
  • 13
    Poor
  • 6
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Strange location, but they have Lamb burgers and Wine...mmm! (3.8 out of 5)

I cheated and browsed the menu online before going. What stood out and pulled me in? Wine on tap! Lamb Burger! Perfect lunch! Say no more, but I will... ... greeted very nicely upon my arrival by what had to be either the owner or manager and again thanked by her as I was leaving. For my... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 4, 2015
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Frederick, Maryland
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Baltimore, Maryland
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19 reviews 19 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015 NEW

Visited for work. Was embarrassed at the lack of level of hospitality as we were hosting people from all over the country. The hostess was nasty and tried to push us out of the bar where we were spending money. The service was slow and they were unprepared. We were told they were totally booked for the night but they... More 

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AIDABistro, Owner at Aida Bistro & Wine Bar, responded to this review

I am sorry to hear about your recent experience. We take pride in offering great service so something went wrong that day and I'd like to better understand it so it can be fixed. Can you please tell me more. I would appreciate a call so we can discuss this further. Thank you. Joe at 410-953-0500. More 

Frederick, Maryland
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372 reviews 372 reviews
229 restaurant reviews
148 helpful votes 148 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2015

I cheated and browsed the menu online before going. What stood out and pulled me in? Wine on tap! Lamb Burger! Perfect lunch! Say no more, but I will... ... greeted very nicely upon my arrival by what had to be either the owner or manager and again thanked by her as I was leaving. For my wine, I selected... More 

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Baltimore-Washington, DC
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116 reviews 116 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
81 helpful votes 81 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

I know from other reviewers here and elsewhere that experiences have been mixed at Aida Bistro but on the occasion we visited, we experienced wonderful food- an outstanding selection, beautifully presented, perfect wine suggestion by our friendly server, accommodating hostess- they adjusted the heat on the cold, snowy evening we visited, and the pacing of the various portions was perfectly... More 

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17 reviews 17 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015

We went to dinner expecting classic Italian fare. It is not an easy place to find, located in an office park and having a GPS helps a lot. What we got was good, enjoyable, but not as "advertised." The starter beet salad was very good. For the entree I ordered the Aida Carbonara. The strong point was the home made,... More 

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Clarksville, Maryland
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29 reviews 29 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

We love this place. Wonderful food, homemade pasta, interesting specials and great wine. A little hard to find because it's located in an industrial park type area but worth it!

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Columbia, Maryland
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2015

In a town of "cookie cutter chain" restaurants, it is always a pleasure to find a restaurant that has managed to continually evolve as food trends change and continue to meet also meet "foodie" demands. The quality of the food is top notch. They also have a chef's table which is so much fun.

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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2015

Consistently intriguing appetizers, exceptional small plate and full entrees. Modest wine selection. Would recommend for informal business meeting or a night out in the neighborhood.

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Baltimore
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221 reviews 221 reviews
194 restaurant reviews
96 helpful votes 96 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015

Aida has been on our list to try for a while now, as it has made a lot of noise in the Columbia food scene. Tucked away in a business park on Colonel Gateway, it is a small unassuming place from outside. We could see tasteful dining room when we stepped in, but we opted to sit at the bar.... More 

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Baltimore, Maryland
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2015

Loved my experience at Aida Bistro Wine Bar this evening with our party of 8. Dined for the first time after a Maryland men's basketball game in College Park. Thoroughly enjoyed every bite. The Flash-Fried Rock Shrimp was spectacular! The Grilled Heart of Romaine was awesome. The Seared Day Boat Scallops were presented beautifully and had delicious flavors. Every single... More 

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Columbia, Maryland
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76 reviews 76 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2014

We celebrated my in laws 50th wedding anniversary with a party of 16 and had an outstanding time. The staff was very attentive, informative, knowledgeable. This is my third time there and the food was once again outstanding. We even had one relative that has severe food allergies and can't eat gluten and they were happy and able to accommodate... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 6741 Columbia Gateway Drive, Columbia, MD 21046
    (Route 175)
  • Location: United States  >  Maryland (MD)  >  Columbia
  • Phone Number: +1 410-953-0500

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 10 - 40
  • Cuisine: Italian, Bistro, Wine Bar

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining

Description

FOODAIDA Bistro & Wine Bar specializes in classic Italian favorites as well as an eclectic mix of non-traditional entrees & small plates from a variety of culinary & cultural backgrounds. Our FARM 2 TABLE initiative continues to feature locally produced items in our menus from local farms and producers. We have crafted three different dinner menus options with different price points; Prix Fixe, Small Plate & Entrée or Ala Carte. Our three-course prix fixe menu changes weekly and is available with hand chosen wine & beer flights to compliment the meal. We are open for both lunch and dinner. WINEWe have installed a new Wine on Tap System with 30 Wines on Tap. Our Wine on Tap System is the largest in Maryland and second largest in the U.S!
Open Hours
Monday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Saturday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?