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Bambinos Cafe

1141 E. Delmar Springfield, Springfield, MO
(417) 862 - 9999
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Ranked #44 of 541 restaurants in Springfield
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $5 - $10
Cuisines: Italian, Pizza, Pasta
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Good for: Outdoor seating
Dining options: Reservations
Description: According to local lore, the original use of the building that is currently occupied by Bambinos was that of a corner grocery serving the surrounding neighborhood. The store was built during the 1930s at a time when reliance on cars for was not as prevalent as it is now.Like most everywhere else in the United States, Springfield has suffered from the disquietude of sprawling auto-oriented development that has left many craving a new urbanism that reflects the unique situation that is Bambinos. Whether you walk, bike or drive here, you will be able to relax in a place that seems off the beaten path but still very much in the midst of it all.
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Lenexa, Kansas
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15 reviews 15 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014 NEW

Some of the best Italian we have had. The atmosphere was casual. Service was prompt even though we had a group of 11, adults & children. The prices were surprisingly reasonable. The building looks like it may have been a neighborhood confectionary at one time.

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Clarksville, Tennessee
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27 reviews 27 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

I REALLY want to give a 5 for the amazing food; I was also with friends who frequent this place and said the bad service was uncommon, but if was pretty bad. Our server took 20 minutes to even greet us, wasn't very friendly, never kept our drinks filled, and took so long to give us our checks we went... More

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13 reviews 13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

I can't believe we just discovered this place! No more generic Italian Chains! Sit wherever you like. Service was amazing. Different people checking on us, what a team! Bread basket arrives with oil, vinegar and garlic. We got the lunch special. Salad dressings were delicious. (My husband is always seeking the perfect Ranch) the pasta dishes were LOADED with melted... More

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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

My wife and I eat here whenever we are in Springfield. It is located in a quiet neighborhood. The food is very good. Love the "Three Blind Mice" Ale on tap!!!

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Ozark, Missouri
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24 reviews 24 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2014

Something about this neighborhood cafe that I just love, and I think that others may also. There is a nice open air patio, good selection of beer and wine. I never have the chance to try another Italian food place in town cause this one keeps me coming back. Only downside is that parking is a little cumbersome because it... More

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14 reviews 14 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2014

My wife and I eat here often when we get a date night. It is one of our favorite places in town. If you are eating on the weekend you will need to get there before 6pm or you will have a wait. My wife likes the vegetarian options that are on the menu and their beer is always cold.... More

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San Luis Obispo, California
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13 reviews 13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2014

Bambinos is in an old house that was converted into a restaurant. It offers a homey feel, a great selection of very tasty Italian food and good service. Hope to visit again one day!

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Norfolk, Virginia
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21 reviews 21 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2014

I used to live right across the street from this place. If it weren't for that, I imagine it would be hard to find. It's basically in a subdivision surrounded by houses. The food is really good, and the bread is just awesome. Nice atmosphere and right by campus. If everything cost $2 less it would be just about perfect.

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st.louis
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113 reviews 113 reviews
79 restaurant reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2014

The wait was very long. The food was not up to our standards. It was bland and not really Italian. It was really crowded so I thought I was going to be in for a treat. It is in a subdivision and I felt like I was eating at someones home who was not the greatest cook.

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Springfield, Missouri
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33 reviews 33 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2014

Everyone in Springfield raves about this place, but I just think it's run of the mill comparatively. I have eaten at a lot of Italian places in Springfield, and it's just not worth the hype. If you want to try it, don't go on a weekend. Weekends are absolutely packed and it's kind of in a residential area, which is... More

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