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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
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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  • 56
    Excellent
  • 42
    Very good
  • 11
    Average
  • 11
    Poor
  • 7
    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 Dining Experience

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.

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 24, 2015
Gordon J
Good for:
  • Romantic
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English first
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33 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015 NEW

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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

The only positive that I have to write about Ciao Mambo is that our server was efficient and pleasant. It's August. Tomatoes used in Caprese salads should be ripe. The ones in the salad that we were served even tasted sour. Neither of the pasta dishes that we ordered had much flavor. If you're in Missoula and want to enjoy... More 

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Missoula
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18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

Went to Ciao Mambos with a group of 6. We were glad it wasn't crowded because it was kind-of loud inside. Ww were seated at a corner booth (which was perfect)and wait staff was attentive. We were able to try several different wines before ordering our bottle. Loved that! They also informed us that they cook the meals "to order."So... More 

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Lolo, Montana
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47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2015

You have to train for this...Go for about an hour bike ride and rest up with their pasta, a wine or two, and dessert... and call a taxi.

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Spokane, Washington
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72 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015

From outside, candle lit and romantic art and music beconing. Tricked us...It was NOT romantic, full of kids, sat us as a dinner date, well dressed couple smack dab in middle of four tables of kids. The kind of busy that you feel rushed. Hostess not warm! Food was average. Waitress was very nice.

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Dewey
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015

We loved the Ciao Mambo in Whitefish, MT so much that we had to check out the CM in Missoula, too! We were not disappointed! Outstanding food quality and service. Delicious authentic Italian cuisine. I highly recommend this place for Foodies everywhere!

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Perry, Georgia
2 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

Chose this restaurant after clerk at motel recommended that we try it out. Excellent meal and great service considering that we were a group of 8. Everyone was treated as if we were the only ones in the restaurant.

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Bozeman, Montana
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20 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

By chance we chose to try this restaurant last weekend when staying in Missoula with friends, as we traveled through the area -- we were so impressed that we ate there again the next evening! An excellent wine selection comes with such a variety of Italian dishes and pizzas that it was difficult to choose only one - so we... More 

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Elyria, Ohio
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47 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2015

Stopped in for a pizza, and was pleasantly surprised. Great pizza and complimentary garlic/parmesan bread to dip in olive oil/balsamic vinegar. Such a pleasant wait staff and quick service. Will be back!

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Surprise, Arizona
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119 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2015

Outstanding staff, couldn't do enough to make my dinner pleasant . Ordered anti-pasta for 2, didn't have a single serving, way too much, but very good. Got the main course had sausage w/ linguini. Big helping, couldn't finish! Offered their fraught offering of a IPA, this was also very good! My choice when I'm in Missoula.

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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

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: 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?