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Ciao Mambo

541 S Higgins Ave, Missoula, MT 59801-2735
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Ranked #23 of 239 Restaurants in Missoula
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $20 - $25
Sun - Sat 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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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English first
4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014 NEW via mobile

Local recommended this place. Very good, made to order Italian. I had linguini and clams. Wife had Lasagna both delicious !

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7 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

I didn't like the pizza, but loved much of the rest of the menu. The servers were attentive and knowledge able about the menu. It's noisy, but fun.

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Vaughn, Montana, United States
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79 reviews 79 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

The atmosphere is very warm and friendly. The service was very good. I had an Italian white wine and my husband tried Chianti. We tried the Italian nachos, very different and very big! The bread was served hot and covered in parmesan, so good! We shared a salad, some minestrone soup and some Linguine Carbonnara. Way more food than we... More

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Flagstaff, Arizona
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47 reviews 47 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

A surprise to find better than average Italian in Missoula but here it is. A large number of selections to choose from. I had the eggplant parma - second best I have every had, the penne pasta alla vodka with scrimp was the choice of the ladies. The wine selection is large and completed the menu well. the decor reminds... More

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Surrey, Bc
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32 reviews 32 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

The food was above average and the wine selection had plenty of reasonably priced reds on offer. Service was good.

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Missoula, Montana
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014

We got married July 25, 2014 and my husband really wanted Cia Mambo for dinner. We had a party of six and one five year old. We arrived early and enjoyed sitting on the side walk to await the opening. When we came in the hostess asked what was the occasion as we were dressed up for a dinner in... More

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Stanford, California
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54 reviews 54 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014

We came hungry after a day of activity, and for the food to still not hit the spot, well, that says something. I think it was because of the hype- came here due to a recommendation from a fellow traveller that it was really really good, while we waited to be seated, other folks also told us the food is... More

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Missoula, Montana
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56 reviews 56 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014

I'm not sure if it was because my friend and I were extremely hunger after missing lunch, or that the food was just THAT good, but our evening meal at Ciao Mambo was of exquisite quality! We ate outside, and the weather was also picturesque. We shared an aperetif of calamari, and to date, it was the most tender, flavorful... More

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Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

By myself on a nice summer evening. Sat outside. Good glass of wine and great service from Nikki. I'll always wonder if I just ordered the wrong thing But I agree with other comments of not lots of flavor. Had a house specialty "clam linguine in white sause". Ok but needed something. ?!? I would come back to try something... More

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Sarasota, Florida
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57 reviews 57 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

My wife and I were very disappointed during our visit to Ciao Mambo. We had read here how wonderful this place was, perhaps the chef had a bad night. The food was bad but the wait staff was excellent. We sent one order back and it didn't come back much better. Maybe we were spoiled by living near a big... More

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