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Ciao Mambo

541 S Higgins Ave, Missoula, MT 59801-2735
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Ranked #15 of 240 restaurants in Missoula
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $20 - $25
Cuisines: Italian
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Good for: Romance
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
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!
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89 reviews from our community

78% Recommend
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English first
Tampa, FL
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57 reviews 57 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

I selected Ciao Mambo based on the positive reviews here on TripAdvisor. You guys got it right! Since I was traveling solo, I didn't want to sit in a restaurant by myself, so I ordered a pizza for carry-out. The restaurant itself looks funky and slightly up-scale, but $13 for a large pizza was very reasonable. Waitress was super friendly.... More

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Salmon, Idaho
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24 reviews 24 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2014

If you don't mind listening to Frank Sinatra or Dean Martin or Tony Bennett blasting so loudly you cannot carry on a conversation with your guests then Ciao Mambo is the place for you. If you like over cooked pasta with canned based, tasteless sauces, then Ciao Mambo is the place for you.

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Top Contributor
138 reviews 138 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
80 helpful votes 80 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2014

We love Italian food and we've had a variety of tastes, but I must tell you that Ciao Mambo in Missoula, MT has the VERY BEST. The sauce was to die for! The three of us each had a different dish and there was so much food we had to take half of it home...enjoyed it the next night, too.... More

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Senior Contributor
29 reviews 29 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2014

Neither upon this restaurant while looking for another. Glad we found it. Good variety, good food. Fun atmosphere and good service. Reasonable cost.

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Bozeman, Montana
19 reviews 19 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

I've visited Ciao Mambo before and I've never been disappointed. Made-to-order Italian fare that's fresh and delicious. I'm partial to the eggplant parmesan, but the pizza and pasta dishes are tasty as well. Always an enjoyable experience with friendly and knowledgable servers.

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Flagstaff, Arizona
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93 reviews 93 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2014

Ciao Mambo is a young person's restaurant as it is loud, lively, and staffed by kids. They are kids who know what they are doing and will be onto even more successes in life. For now, they are taking this restaurant in a very good direction. House bread, Italian-- fresh, warm, light, and fully seasoned. Nice. Appetizer-- Italian Nachos. Wow,... More

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Columbus, Ohio
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126 reviews 126 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2014

We stopped in for dinner as we were passing by. The bread they brought us was to die for! Our Caesar Salad was delicious! But then, there's the spaghetti! Oh my gosh, it was the best my husband and I have ever eaten! Staff was so friendly, 2 and 3 waitress always stopping by to see what we needed. Prices... More

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Conrad, Montana
3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2014

This is a three restaurant Montana chain. The food is the best Italian that I have had in years. Every time I go to Missoula, I eat at Ciao Mambo. I highly recommend the place.

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Camarillo, California
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60 reviews 60 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2014

Choose carefully because so much is so good. My wife said they must have my Aunt's recipe. Should be called buried treasure minestrone, every spoonful was a tasty treat. Prices were fair, service was superb; friendly and professional.

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Kirkland, Washington
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47 reviews 47 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2014

My husband and I asked around for a good casual Italian restaurant, so we tried Ciao Mambo. Very friendly and professional staff with a fun atmosphere. A lot of people (including us)watched the pizza maker tossing pizzas high up into the air! The menu is large and the spaghetti, pasta, and entree choices made it difficult to choose. The garlic... More

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