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Bambinos Cafe

1141 E. Delmar Springfield, Springfield, MO 65807
+1 417-862-9999
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Ranked #27 of 558 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, Delivery, Late Night
Description: Great Food. Great Service. Your Neighborhood. Bambinos Cafe is proud of our reputation as one the best restaurants in town. There's a lot of great restaurants in Springfield MO and so we were honored to be selected by as The Best Italian Food, Best Place For Date-Night Dinner and Best Restaurant by the Missouri State University newspaper The Standard. It can be a bit of a challenge finding our local restaurant tucked back in the Phelps Grove neighborhood, but we hope that our food is worth the journey. 417 Magazine rated us Best Hidden Restaurant and said "You have to wind back into a residential area to find this slightly off-the-radar restaurant but it'll be a treat when you do. The patio is large and covered, the atmosphere is laid-back and the prices are super-reasonable."
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English first
Rolla, Missouri
17 reviews 17 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2014

You have to try their meatballs. As part of the dinner or as a side. This is a small, very cool place with great food, a staff that treats you like family, and serves up some wonderful food. If you like casual eating in a casual environment this is the place. I always do lunch there when I'm in Springfield.

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St. Louis
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37 reviews 37 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2014

We recently went to Bambinio's for the first time and loved it. It's a cozy little restaurant in what appears to be a converted house. Located in a residential area and walking distance from the MSU campus, the restaurant was busy the Saturday night we were there. The food was excellent! We had the spaghetti and meatballs, fettuccini and one... More 

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Hollister, Missouri
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28 reviews 28 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2014

I can't say enough good things about Bambino's! We;ve never had a bad meal or bad service there. The Italian dishes always taste SO fresh! The Maria is my favorite- simple, but delicious. Also love their bread service- they serve it with a plate of cut up garlic- which is divine!

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Palm Beach Gardens
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57 reviews 57 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014

Glad to see this addition to the SE side of Springfield. Their pannini's are delicious: turkey & swiss or bambino special. I love their healthy side choices: salad made with fresh greens, fruit or vegie sticks. Hope they add some of their yummy pasta dishes!

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Rogersville, Missouri
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10 reviews 10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014

Bambinos is a unique place to go for lunch or dinner. The food was good, the service was great, and the atmosphere fun. Try it!

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34 reviews 34 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

Wow. From the table Bread and Olive Oil to the excellent Service, to the massive Entrees, to the Special Order getting me a Dinner Menu item for lunch, Wow, just wow. It's true that it's in an old neighborhood market building that has been several restaurants, so the building and decor are slightly worn, but in this case I'm choosing... More 

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Top Contributor
70 reviews 70 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2014

Nothing too special, but the food is good and reliable. It's usually pretty crowded with college students, but a good place to grab some food and reasonably priced. The patio is nice in the spring and fall.

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Joplin, Missouri, United States
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49 reviews 49 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

One caveat. This restaurant is not a lovely, well appointed chain store like olive garden. The place is in the area of the university, and run by college students. The students appear to be a large part of the clientele, a well. The building is literally ancient, it is a 1905 general store or some similar building repurposed as a... More 

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Springfield, Missouri
13 reviews 13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014

Bambinos is a hidden treasure, near the Missouri State University. It is a little difficult to find even for those who are familiar with central Springfield, but definitely worth a GPS entry for anyone looking for a casual Italian eatery. I have never been disappointed as the food has always been consistently good.

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Springfield, Missouri
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25 reviews 25 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014

I always enjoy Bambino's and this was another good meal. One of our party had the crab cakes and said they were wonderful. My pasta was very nice and the white sauce great. Bread not as good as usual - but still ok. I think with the start of the semester the new servers were a little scattered. We had... More 

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Additional Information about Bambinos Cafe

Address: 1141 E. Delmar Springfield, Springfield, MO 65807
Phone Number: +1 417-862-9999
Location: United States  >  Missouri (MO)  >  Springfield
Open Hours:
Sunday 12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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 - 10:00 pm
Saturday 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Average Prices: USD 5 - 10
Cuisine: Italian, Pizza, Pasta

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