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Bambinos Cafe

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1141 E. Delmar Springfield, Springfield, MO 65807
+1 417-862-9999
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11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Mon - Sat 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Reservations, Delivery, Late Night
Description: Great Food. Great Service. Your Neighborhood. Bambinos Cafe is proud of...
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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Good for:
Outdoor seating

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

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Visitor rating
  • 56
    Excellent
  • 19
    Very good
  • 10
    Average
  • 4
    Poor
  • 4
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
We took a group of 18 without reservations and they were amazing!

All 18 of us loved our meals! We got everything from pasta to salads to chicken and vegtables and everyone was happy. The restaurant was already busy by 5:30 and the staff quickly found space for all of us and the meals were wonderful.

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 14, 2015
Laura H
Good for:
  • Outdoor seating
  • Reservations
  • Delivery
  • Late Night
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English first
Springfield, Missouri
1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015 NEW

Slowest service in town with the worst parking lot in town. Don't waste your time. So what the food kind of good and the atmosphere is "cute" you'll leave in a bad mood due to he bad service and neglect of upkeep on the property. The parking lot is filled with pot holes and jagged curbs hazardous to your car.... More 

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4 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015 NEW

All 18 of us loved our meals! We got everything from pasta to salads to chicken and vegtables and everyone was happy. The restaurant was already busy by 5:30 and the staff quickly found space for all of us and the meals were wonderful.

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Plattsmouth, Nebraska, United States
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015 NEW

small corner restaurant in a residential neighborhood, appeared old but well kept and clean, they were very busy, there was no open seating, very casual atmosphere but amazing upscale Italian food at very affordable prices, would recommend eating here

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Springfield, Missouri, United States
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10 reviews 10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015

Very good food. Reasonable prices for huge portions. I suggest you get the lunch size fettuccine. Best pasta around! We will be back.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2015

My wife and I went to Bambino's Cafe (near MSU campus) for lunch. We both were totally satisfied with portion and taste. Would definitely recommend it to family and friends.

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Springfield
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2015

My first time trying Bambinos. Great anti-pasto salad. Service is a little slow but other than that, everything is great. I tried the new location and I am sure they will get all the kinks worked out. Friendly staff.

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Jackson, Missouri
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15 reviews 15 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015

This place is terrific. Good portions, resonable prices and great staff. Our waitress helped us with our selections (It was hard to decide as it all sounded good), and was attentive to our needs. We were seated quickly, but you may have to wait some as the place is small, which is part of the charm. But be assured, any... More 

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Springfield, Missouri
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12 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

I found my experience here interesting because this restaurant combines a slightly fancy atmosphere of an upscale Italian place with about the lowest prices you'll pay around town. The menu is diverse and has most of the things you would expect from an Italian joint, but at prices lower than most. You would think the portions would show this discount,... More 

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Effingham, Illinois
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16 reviews 16 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2015

Was in town for work and wanted to find Italian place. Found this on TripAdvisor and figured I would try it. Nice hole in the wall with awesome food. Took me a while to find the place as missed the turn. It is in residential neighborhood and I would have never found if i wasn't looking for it and following... More 

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San Antonio, Texas
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54 reviews 54 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015

Our son, who lives in Springfield, had recommended we come here. There's a huge crowd but well worth the wait. It's in an area that is more residential so parking can be a challenge. It's a very busy place but the food and drinks were excellent. We all highly recommend this cafe and will definitely be back. Can't say enough... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1141 E. Delmar Springfield, Springfield, MO 65807
  • Location: United States  >  Missouri (MO)  >  Springfield
  • Phone Number: +1 417-862-9999

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 5 - 10
  • Cuisine: Italian, Pizza, Pasta

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Outdoor seating

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."
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

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?