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Bambinos Cafe

1141 E. Delmar Springfield, Springfield, MO
(417) 862 - 9999
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Ranked #33 of 548 restaurants in Springfield
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $5 - $10
Sun 12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Mon - Sat 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Cuisines: Italian, Pizza, Pasta
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Good for: Outdoor seating
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
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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78% Recommend
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Vienna, Austria
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

Several members of my family were recently staying in Springfield and we did not want to go "out" to another restaurant. We ordered in Bambinos catering. They're catering treys feed 8-10 people each. Really recommend the toasted ravioli, The Nonna and the Baked Ziti. They even gave us sturdy plates and utensils so we could enjoy this back in the... More

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861 reviews 861 reviews
425 restaurant reviews
293 helpful votes 293 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

Recommended by our hotel as a local family owned Italian restaurant cheaper and much better than the chains. And they were right, with GPS it's easy to find, may be difficult otherwise. It's a small building located in a residential area off the main streets. Looks like in earlier years might have been a neighborhood grocery. The servers were busy,... More

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Montgomery, Alabama
16 reviews 16 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014

Gambino's is a wonderful local Italian restaurant with wonderful service and amazing food. A very warm atmosphere in or outdoors.

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Miller, Missouri
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28 reviews 28 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014

Hands down one of the best Italian restaurants I have eaten at and very inexpensive! First time I have eaten there, and it won't be the last! Staff worked their butts off!

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Lenexa, Kansas
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31 reviews 31 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014

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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32 reviews 32 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 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 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
8 helpful votes 8 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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