Aida Bistro & Wine Bar

3 recent ratings
$$$ • Italian Restaurant
Reported to have a gluten-free menu
Reported GF menu options: Bread/Buns, Crab Cakes, Dessert, Meatballs, Pasta
100% of 3 votes say it's celiac friendly
6741 Columbia Gateway Dr
Columbia, MD 21046

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Upscale date night destination. They go out of their way to make celiacs feel good. Food was great and ambience was good too. Wonderful outdoor dining space which is great with Covid!

Safety


How confident are you that this establishment takes safety precautions against cross-contamination?

— Very

Quality & Quantity


Is there a gluten-free menu?

— Gluten-free items are marked on the main menu

How much of the menu is available gluten-free?

— Some

How would you rate the taste and quality of the gluten-free food you tried?

— Excellent

Updated 4 weeks ago read full review

Celiac

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Food was fantastic. Very nice hidden gem and all the food we was delicious and bonus is they get most their food from local farms and venders.

Safety


How confident are you that this establishment takes safety precautions against cross-contamination?

— Very

Quality & Quantity


Is there a gluten-free menu?

— Gluten-free items are marked on the main menu

How much of the menu is available gluten-free?

— Most

How would you rate the taste and quality of the gluten-free food you tried?

— Excellent

Updated 1 month ago read full review

Celiac

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Aida is a perfect lunch spot! I had the short rib grilled cheese on gluten free bread with a side salad and the house made ranch dressing. Both the waiter and owner assured me my sandwich would be toasted in the oven on a separate tray and that my food would be handled safely. My plate even came out with a GF sticker. I am a very sensitive celiac, and I felt great after eating here.

Safety


How confident are you that this establishment takes safety precautions against cross-contamination?

— Very

Safety Feature Ratings
  • Dedicated gluten-free space in the kitchen
  • Other dedicated kitchen equipment (oven, toaster, pots, pans, utensils, etc.)
  • Staff is knowledgeable and can answer questions
  • Food comes out flagged or marked gluten-free

Quality & Quantity


Is there a gluten-free menu?

— Gluten-free items are marked on the main menu

How much of the menu is available gluten-free?

— Most

How would you rate the taste and quality of the gluten-free food you tried?

— Excellent

Other


Other Characteristics
  • Good for lunch
  • Good for takeout
Updated 7 months ago read full review

This establishment is NOT a dedicated gluten-free facility and may not be safe for those with celiac disease. Please contact the establishment directly to inquire about safety precautions.

Gluten-Free Features

  • Bread/Buns
  • Crab Cakes
  • Dedicated Kitchen Space
  • Dessert
  • Gluten-Free Menu
  • Meatballs
  • Pasta

Categories

  • Dairy-Free Friendly
  • Happy Hour
  • Italian
  • Lunch
  • Outdoor Seating
  • Restaurant
  • Takeout
  • Vegan Friendly

From the owner


90% of AIDA Bistro's lunch and dinner options are gluten free or can be amended so that they are GF (ie: use GF bread). We use GF breadcrumbs and or flour for all of our meatballs, crab cakes, rock shrimp, eggplant, manicotti and goat cheese balls. We make our own GF flatbread and highlight different GF preparations for fish and meat.

Photos


Pan Seared Rockfish with Summer Succotash and fingerling potatoes(!). Gluten Free Perfection!!! :)
Vegetarian Summer Risotto(!)
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More Reviews


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Found Aida through Restaurant Week, and so glad we did. They are very gluten free friendly. The spaghetti squash lasagna, and the white chocolate creme brulee were both amazing!!

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 3 years ago read full review

Celiac

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I have celiac and I've never had a problem. Not even on New Years Eve when they were slammed packed. Boris is the best server ever and I always have him when I go there. He works 6 days a week. Seriously, he lives there. You won't be disappointed. The meatballs are the best I've ever had.

Updated 4 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Wow! My daughter and I wanted to out for a nice dinner so I saw the great GF reviews on this App for Aida's. I have not dined at an Italian Restaurant since being diagnosed 1.5 years ago, as I'm pretty sensitive to cross-contamination. But because of the reviews, I felt brave, and decided to go for it. From our greeting to our exit, everyone was friendly and wonderful. They seem to pride themselves on ensuring not only a safe GF meal but OMG the food is fantastic! We ordered a Vegetarian Summer Risotto starter (YUM) and I ordered a Pan-Seared Rockfish w/a Summer Succotash and fingerling potatoes (More YUM)!...I waited a few hours to write this review, just to ensure all was ok, and I have gotta say, so far so good! I typically feel initial symptoms of "Glutenation" within 30 minutes to an hour if there was any sign of Gluten and So far NADA. :) this place is a bit pricey but again, I had not been to a "fine dining" experience since my diagnosis so this was a real treat!!! :).

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 6 years ago read full review

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Great GF options and willingness to accommodate Celiac prep.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 6 years ago read full review

Celiac

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The gluten free past was excellent. The server went back and made sure that all of ingredients of the dish I chose was gluten free. Since I have Celiac, this was a very nice touch.

On a side note, the wine was exceptional.

Updated 7 years ago read full review

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Had a great experience the other night. The waiter was so helpful and so informative. Can't wait to go back!

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 8 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Delicious! Gluten free pasta! The server told us to tell her which item on the menu we wanted and the chef would make it modified from scratch.

Updated 9 years ago read full review

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