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Ciao Mambo

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541 S Higgins Ave, Missoula, MT 59801-2735
+1 406-543-0377
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Sun - Sat 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Accepts American Express, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Highchairs Available, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Street Parking, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer
Good for: Families with children, Romantic
Description: With creative twists on classic recipes there is something for everyone in...
With creative twists on classic recipes there is something for everyone in the family. It's Italian Nachos, Minestrone, Lasagne, Tiramisu, Chianti, Frank Sinatra, Great Fun, Wonderful Service and a whole lot more... Ciao Mambo atmosphere works just as well for romantic couples as it does for a cozy table of family, friends and children too.

At Mambo's, we serve up immigrant style Italian cuisine in a happening family ambiance. Our pasta dishes with rich, savory sauces and fresh ingredients, thin crust pizzas baked to perfection, and unmatchable service will keep you coming back for more. Bring your friends, family and appetite for fun, and we'll handle the rest.
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  • 60
    Excellent
  • 46
    Very good
  • 11
    Average
  • 11
    Poor
  • 8
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Very Good Food but very noisy

The food is excellent and the portions are big. The place is extremely noisy with others talking and background music. I had the linguine with carbonara. Very rich and took half home. The sausage soup had a good flavor and quite a "bite" to the sausage.

4 of 5 starsReviewed November 29, 2015
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Missoula, Montana
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Missoula, Montana
1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2015

have gone three times and tried three different dishes in hopes that something would be good- this is the worst italian food ever- they should be ashamed to call it italian food.

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Thank pheezer3
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2015 via mobile

We had great service (Carolynn?) and great food. They have very creative seating to get a lot of people in, but you don't feel cramped. Prices were very fair and quantity of food was perfect. Will be back for sure. New favorite.

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Thank SHANNON M
Missoula, Montana
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 79 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2015

The food is excellent and the portions are big. The place is extremely noisy with others talking and background music. I had the linguine with carbonara. Very rich and took half home. The sausage soup had a good flavor and quite a "bite" to the sausage.

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Thank jsMT1994
Bozeman, Montana, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2015

Had family of 11 and they seated with reservations. Service was outstanding and food was delivered quckly and was very good.

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Thank Gary A
Kokomo, Indiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2015 via mobile

We read good reviews about Ciao Mambo from other Tripadvisor members and decided to try it. We are glad we did ! Excellent food and nice atmosphere ! The bread that is brought out before the meal is so good ! Highly recommend this Italian Restuarant !

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Thank degullion
Bozeman, Montana
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2015 via mobile

This is our 4th or 5th visit to Ciao Mambo - absolutely love this place!!! Delicious Italian fare - terrific atmosphere and wonderful food - always a treat!!

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Thank Denise M
Queen Creek, Arizona
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2015 via mobile

Love love this place! Excellent service, good food, love their bread, but only give a few slices so have to keep asking for more as so good! The big drawback is so so noisy, that very hard to hear or talk! Not for seniors if have hearing problems! But so good we always have to eat there at least once... More 

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Thank barbara n
missoula
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18 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2015

The food is outstanding and service great. Not a place for a "date night" Way, way, way too noisy even on a midweek night.Background music added to noise. The acoustics are horrible. Very little privacy, and conversation very difficult. Mixture of all ages with the biggest share being young people (over 21) intermixed with families and small children. Not a... More 

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Thank carlenemissoula
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20 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 via mobile

Food was authentic NY Italian-American, delicious ( as a native NY'er I know! As good as eating in Brooklyn! The antipasto, linguine, chicken parm & veal scaloppine were A+. Restaurant was spotless, decor current & stylish & the staff was super friendly. Do not pass up!

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Thank trishtravels1043
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19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

We had an excelllent dinner here this evening. The wine that Ren, our server, picked out for us nicely paired with our dinner. The entrees were large and well prepared. We are on our way to White Fish and will definitely try their restaurant there also.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 541 S Higgins Ave, Missoula, MT 59801-2735
  • Location: United States  >  Montana (MT)  >  Missoula
  • Phone Number: +1 406-543-0377

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 15 - 25
  • Cuisine: Italian, Pizza

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Romantic

Description

With creative twists on classic recipes there is something for everyone in the family. It's Italian Nachos, Minestrone, Lasagne, Tiramisu, Chianti, Frank Sinatra, Great Fun, Wonderful Service and a whole lot more... Ciao Mambo atmosphere works just as well for romantic couples as it does for a cozy table of family, friends and children too.

At Mambo's, we serve up immigrant style Italian cuisine in a happening family ambiance. Our pasta dishes with rich, savory sauces and fresh ingredients, thin crust pizzas baked to perfection, and unmatchable service will keep you coming back for more. Bring your friends, family and appetite for fun, and we'll handle the rest.
Open Hours
Sunday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Monday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday
5:00 pm - 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?