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541 S Higgins Ave, Missoula, MT 59801-2735
406-543-0377
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5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Description: The lights are low, the music is turned up, wine is flowing, and the...
The lights are low, the music is turned up, wine is flowing, and the energy is buzzing in the air. It’s a perfect evening and the perfect setting for…Italian food at MAMBO’S. 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 Southern 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. If the atmosphere and friendly service don't seduce you, the pasta will. Bring your friends, family and appetite for fun, and we'll handle the rest. Come on in, your table is waiting!
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Good for:
Romance

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  • 49
    Excellent
  • 39
    Very good
  • 10
    Average
  • 9
    Poor
  • 6
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Excellent Food!

I had the polenta bruschetta-type of appetizer, and it was amazing! It's almost big enough to be its own meal. The garlic butter bread was fantastic, so I chowed on that too. By the time my fettucine alfredo with veggies arrived, I was already stuffed. Got the fettucine to go, and it was not as... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 20, 2015
Jen G
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Denver, Colorado
Good for:
  • Romance
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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113 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Denver, Colorado
Top Contributor
107 reviews 107 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

I had the polenta bruschetta-type of appetizer, and it was amazing! It's almost big enough to be its own meal. The garlic butter bread was fantastic, so I chowed on that too. By the time my fettucine alfredo with veggies arrived, I was already stuffed. Got the fettucine to go, and it was not as good re-heated, but did that... More 

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Huntsville, AL
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47 reviews 47 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2015

We enjoyed the Spaghetti & Meatballs Salvatore $14 & Lasagne $16.The bread was served hot and covered in parmesan, it was the best part of our meal! The server was friendly. However, we were seated near the drink prep area and it was very tight quarters. The table next to us was literally 6 inches away and the noise level... More 

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Helena
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15 reviews 15 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2015

Had dinner here the other night before a Griz game. I had the clams/pasta dish, and it was good, though nothing special. Others in the party also had pasta or meat dishes, and said they enjoyed them, though no one ravved about them being extra special. Wait staff was attentive and friendly. Prices were good; my pasta dish was just... More 

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Vaughn, Montana, United States
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102 reviews 102 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2014

This time I tried their Oven Brick Pizza. Usually pizza is pizza, but this was soooo good! It was hand tossed and we could watch them make it from our table. Words can't describe how good this pizza was when it started traveling around your taste-buds! My husband tried the manicotti and it was excellent also. We tried an appetizer... More 

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Montclair, NJ
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90 reviews 90 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
80 helpful votes 80 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

Our table of four enjoyed our dinners (pasta with pesto, pasta with carbonnara and salmon,) however the size of the portions was almost embarrassing. We were staying in a hotel and had to throw away enough food to feed another family of four, which was very sad. The food was freshly prepared and the service was good, but our server... More 

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Senior Contributor
22 reviews 22 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2014

We needed a place large enough for our business group dinner. The basement area is rustic and charming. Tables easily seated 10 though the bench seating makes it more difficult to get in and out. Service was very good. Food was good but not great. We were able to enjoy ourselves without disturbing the diners upstairs.

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Tacoma, Washington
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52 reviews 52 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2014

The food is so good and service is good as well. Family/student friendly. We had the Lasagne for $15.25. Large serving as also tried the papa biagio's bolognese for $13.25. Ribbon noodles with homemade meat sauce baked with mozzarella in their brick oven. So good. Large servings. Best thing on the desert menu is zeppolis a piping hot donut type... More 

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Missoula, Montana
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276 reviews 276 reviews
170 restaurant reviews
70 helpful votes 70 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

The food here is extremely good, nicely prepared and delicious, but it isn't a friendly Italian place to sit and relax, but rather, more of a sophisticated audience with servers who could give a rip about customers. The place hums along on a busy night; great bread is seved with the meal and little kids can proof and roll raw... More 

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Great Falls, Montana
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

When we arrived with our party of 3 we were told it would be about a 4 minute wait. It ended up being 25 minutes. We ordered a bottle of red wine which was ok, however the waitress forgot and it didn't end up coming until after our meal got there and we asked another waitress to get it for... More 

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Orange Park, Florida
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378 reviews 378 reviews
192 restaurant reviews
146 helpful votes 146 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2014 via mobile

We stayed a few steps from this restaurant and after observing how busy this place was all week, we decided to come here on our last night in Missoula. The staff was extremely friendly, filling the water glasses, asking if everything ws alright, etc. Great choices on the menu from pizza, lasagna, seafood, chicken, etc. We decided to get the... More 

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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: 406-543-0377

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 20 - 25
  • Cuisine: Italian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romance

Description

The lights are low, the music is turned up, wine is flowing, and the energy is buzzing in the air. It’s a perfect evening and the perfect setting for…Italian food at MAMBO’S. 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 Southern 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. If the atmosphere and friendly service don't seduce you, the pasta will. Bring your friends, family and appetite for fun, and we'll handle the rest. Come on in, your table is waiting!
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 allow dogs on the outdoor patio?