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Aida Bistro & Wine Bar

Certificate of Excellence
Italian, Wine Bar
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6741 Columbia Gateway Drive, Columbia, MD 21046 (Route 175)
+1 410-953-0500
Mon - Fri 11:00 - 21:00
Sat 17:00 - 22:00
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Sykesville, Maryland
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The place is not nothing special, service was fine but menu doesn't have a lot of choices and it is overpriced. I payed for a soda, a pasta dish and a dessert about 45$ (tip and taxes included). The arancini are not the real Sicilian arancini and if inspector Montalbano will ever try them he will arrest the cook!

Thank NicSprizt
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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205 reviews
145 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My husband and I went there to celebrate our 32nd anniversary. I had wanted to try this place for some time now so this was perfect. We went fairly early on a Tuesday night and the restaraunt was empty. One thing I liked automatically was the flight of wines and you can order a 3 oz pour to try wines.... More 

Thank punkiepam
ellicott city, maryland
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28 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016 via mobile

Sigh. Let me start with the good. Convenient, if odd location - it is literally in what probably was an office complex- but hey, I live in the area, so cool. The maitre d' and waitstaff were very friendly and professional. The not so good: Well, I expected more, um...ambience. I went for dinner and I was expecting cozy Italian... More 

1 Thank trippinmaman
Columbia, md
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69 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016

A colleague and I were looking for a change of pace for happy hour so we tried Aida. I'm really glad we did. We sat at the bar and had very attentive service. I like the wine on tap - provides the ability to taste a wine to make sure you'll like it. We tried three appetizers - the calamari,... More 

Thank Janno814
Pennsylvania, United States
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18 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016

This restaurant has everything for everyone. Whether you are a vegetarian or a carnivore, this is the place. Perfect for a night after work, cocktails with friends or a romantic dinner. The staff was fantastic and really friendly. Some platters were small and a bit pricey but the staff provided excellent suggestions on the food and wine based on what... More 

Thank momof4children
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16 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 October 2016 via mobile

Terrific food and great wait staff. The cocktails are beautiful and the food is wonderful. Nice quiet place for lunch or dinner and a lovely bar. Menu changes with the seasons - fall is my favorite. Lots of pumpkin and squash. Must go!

Thank Kimberly C
Calabash, North Carolina
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64 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 September 2016

I really enjoyed the food. It is seasoned so well, the portion sizes are perfect. I would defiantly recommend the chefs daily specials though you can not go wrong with the main menu. The service is slow to start, do not let that distract you, it is very attentive and helpful.

1 Thank North_Carolina_T
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105 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 September 2016 via mobile

Showed up at 5:15p very excited to try a real dinner here, vice happy hour like I have done in the past. Hostess says they are booked for the night; the dining room was practically empty. We took our business elsewhere. Very disappointing.

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

Wow, I am sorry to hear that. Occasionally we have restaurant buy-outs, and large groups that take up the entire restaurant for the evening. Hate to have you come all that way and not be able to enjoy our restaurant. Please call me so we can discuss further. Thanks. 410-953-0500. More 

Atlanta, Georgia
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48 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 September 2016

Nice, convenient place to meet a friend for drinks and dinner while traveling. Near I-95, just a mile off the exit. If you are coming from the interstate, go past it and make a U-turn. The GPS sent me to a turn around in the median that was too close to turn into. Food and drinks were great. Wings and... More 

Thank DealHawk2
Fairfax, Virginia
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158 reviews
146 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 September 2016 via mobile

The restaurant has long been a stop when we are in the area and looking for a good meal. This last visit was disappointing and maybe because the menu seemed blah to me. Nothing creative for me. The offer small plate fair and regular entrees but it was very difficult to tell once served which was which. The dish I... More 

Thank Sara C

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$10 - US$40
Italian, Wine Bar
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene, Business meetings
Open Hours
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 22:00
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
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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