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Bambinos Cafe

1141 E. Delmar Springfield, Springfield, MO
(417) 862 - 9999
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Ranked #30 of 552 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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Springfield, Missouri
13 reviews 13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 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
19 reviews 19 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 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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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

This place never disappoints. Not a huge variety, but enough to give you choices without overwhelming you. The paninis are my personal favorite. The location is nice; tucked away just south of MSU. The food is delicious and portions do more than fill you up. Great food, service. It's my favorite Italian eatery in Springfield.

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Tulsa, Oklahoma
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112 reviews 112 reviews
87 restaurant reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

This restaurant (which seats more than it appears to from the outside) is hidden away in a neighborhood. The food was very tasty with large portions and friendly service. I was stuffed after only eating less than half of my entree but I enjoyed the second half almost as much the next day. Highly recommend this neighborhood treasure.

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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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Top Contributor
909 reviews 909 reviews
441 restaurant reviews
310 helpful votes 310 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
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22 reviews 22 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 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
14 helpful votes 14 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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49 reviews 49 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 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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