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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)
410-953-0500
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Hours:
Mon - Thu 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Fri 11:00 am - 2:30 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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Good for:
Casual Dining

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Visitor rating
  • 45
    Excellent
  • 35
    Very good
  • 16
    Average
  • 13
    Poor
  • 5
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Great food-great service

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 25, 2015
lvjmr
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Baltimore-Washington, DC
Good for:
  • Casual Dining
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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114 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Baltimore-Washington, DC
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116 reviews 116 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
80 helpful votes 80 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW

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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14 reviews 14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015 NEW

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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27 reviews 27 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 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 reviews
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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220 reviews 220 reviews
193 restaurant reviews
95 helpful votes 95 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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Glenelg, Maryland
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2014

The best part about the meal was the fresh pasta. The kids split the spaghetti and meatballs which came around 10 minutes before our meals arrived. After having a taste of theirs, i was very pleasantly surprises and waited in anticipation for our dishes. My wife's sausage pasta and my lamb were both disappointing in comparison. Also, while the calamari... More 

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maryland
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29 reviews 29 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014

This was my second visit to this restaurant. My last experience was just as good as the first. I went with two other colleagues for lunch. The restaurant is a bit more upscale, but a great choice recommendation for senior staff visiting the area. The service was attentive without being invasive. I saw that the manager was actively on the... 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: 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 - 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 - 2:30 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?