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Bambinos Cafe

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Italian, Pizza, Pasta
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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
  • 53
    Excellent
  • 17
    Very good
  • 10
    Average
  • 4
    Poor
  • 3
    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
Most recent review
Off The Beaten path

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 28, 2015
Peter R
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Jackson, Missouri
Good for:
  • Outdoor seating
  • Reservations
  • Delivery
  • Late Night
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English first
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 NEW

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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8 reviews 8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
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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53 reviews 53 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 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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Top Contributor
111 reviews 111 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015

I simply adore Bambino's. The restaurant itself has a laidback eclectic vibe and houses locally made art on the walls. Bambnos' pastas and paninis are amazing. The wait staff is very accommodating to special requests. And I love the fact that they serve locally made beer & wine. I've never had a bad or even a mediocre meal there. The... More 

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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015 via mobile

I will start that I always judge an Italian restaurant by their bread. I like a little garlic and seasoning on or with my bread. If that's what you like, then you won't like the bread. They did offer oil & vinegar along with butter but I found it a little blah since the bread was cold. I ordered the... More 

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Bologna, Emilia-Romagna, Italy
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29 reviews 29 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2015

Bambino's is what an Italian restaurant should be in Branson... but, it is in Springfield. There has to be a way. It is no more, nor any less than what it should be. We need B-II in Branson, we do not need a chicfilla, b-wild-wings, or another poor service mexitalian garlic factory, we need the B's. If you lucky buggers... More 

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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 25, 2014 via mobile

My wife and I have been going to Bambino's for years, but many people in Springfield still don't know where it is. Tucked away in a neighborhood near MSU campus, it's the best kept secret in Springfield. Great atmosphere, food and service. I highly recommend it!

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Springfield, MO
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21 reviews 21 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2014

Obviously Bambino's is attempting to cut back as the last FOUR times I've been there the portions were MUCH smaller and with very little meat. I've been going for years and order the baked zitti almost every time. Service has also been lackluster lately. We also asked for them to toast our bread and were informed we'd be charged to... More 

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Rolla, Missouri
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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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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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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?