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Ciao Mambo

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234 2ND St E, Whitefish, MT 59937-2412
+1 406-863-9600
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5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Sun 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Mon - Sat 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Accepts American Express, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Street Parking, Takeout, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer
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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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Our best meal by far in Whitefish!

This was by far our best meal in Whitefish. Each entre was well prepared and appropriately seasoned. Really fresh ingredients. Featured wines were well selected, perhaps pricy. Wait staff was attentive and knowledgable....and also skilled at upselling. So beware!

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 27, 2015
Nicole C
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Arlington, Virginia
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Arlington, Virginia
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11 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

This was by far our best meal in Whitefish. Each entre was well prepared and appropriately seasoned. Really fresh ingredients. Featured wines were well selected, perhaps pricy. Wait staff was attentive and knowledgable....and also skilled at upselling. So beware!

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

Part good, part not so good. Service was good (we loved our server who was relatively new). The garlic bread was beyond good. Tomato basil soup tasted terrible (way too sweet). Pasta was middle of the road. Overall I was disappointed, perhaps because I had higher expectations. For what we paid (high), not planning to return anytime soon.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

It has been a while since I have eaten here but have always enjoyed the food and atmosphere. They have good pasta and pizza. Love the "honor" wine idea. The staff have always been kind, prompt and helpful. I have been here both for business and with family.

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Minnesota
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015 NEW

This restaurant was suggested by our host at the Great Bear Inn, in West Glacier. It was a 30 minute drive, and a worthwhile drive for a delicious meal. My husband and I were there with our two adult daughters. We say a bachelorette party, couples, families with young kids, families with infants, and a large table of young adult... More 

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Mambo W, Manager at Ciao Mambo, responded to this review

Thank's to the host at the Great Bear Inn, and thank's for choosing Ciao Mambo, and for your review. We do have a great team and we all work well together that's the only way it work's in our small restaurant. Our restaurant is fun for all ages. Glad you enjoyed the Mambo experience. More 

Sun Lakes, Arizona
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015 NEW

Outstanding Italian food! Choice of indoor or outdoor patio dining. A unique, varied menu - homemade bread you cannot resist!

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Mambo W, Manager at Ciao Mambo, responded to this review

Thank's for choosing Ciao Mambo and for your review. Always great to hear our guests enjoying our food. The bread is a favorite. More 

montana
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23 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015 NEW

Everything here is amazing I have nothing bad to say about it! I love their pasta bella, but be careful because you must save room for dessert! The teirmisu is so awesome it's creamy and rich. Not too much coffee flavor just enough. The atmosphere is awesome as well all the drawings from customers can be put up on the... More 

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Mambo W, Manager at Ciao Mambo, responded to this review

Thank's for your review, and for dining with us. Glad you enjoyed your Mambo time. More 

Calgary, Canada
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015

A friend of mine suggested this restaurant 5 years ago and it was an instant hit with our family. We loved that the kids could color on the paper table cloths. We loved sitting at the bar looking into the kitchen so we could watch how they work so well in that tiny kitchen. We loved how the servers brought... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015

we are vegan and they prepared our dinner exactly as we requested. super fresh and great food. Loved the ambiance also.

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Thank's for your review, and for choosing Ciao Mambo. We do prepare all our dishes made to order so there fresh and our guests can build what they like. Glad you enjoyed your dinner and the mambo experience. More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

This is definitely American style Italian. There is nothing authentic about this place. Every dish had way to much garlic and on the greasy side. This place is okay if you're starving and no other place to go.

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Wichita KS
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

We had dinner here tonight based on trip advisor reviews and we were not disappointed. Our server Mariena was delightful and very attentive. I had the eggplant park and my husband had the linguini with clams- both were very good. We took the plunge and also ordered dessert- Jerry had the Spinoni which is large enough for three people and... More 

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Mambo W, Manager at Ciao Mambo, responded to this review

Thank's for choosing Ciao Mambo, and we appreciate your review. Our staff work's hard in providing great food and great service. The doughnut's are a favorite dessert. Glad you enjoyed Ciao Mambo. More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 234 2ND St E, Whitefish, MT 59937-2412
  • Location: United States  >  Montana (MT)  >  Whitefish
  • Phone Number: +1 406-863-9600

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 15 - 20
  • Cuisine: Italian, Pizza

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 - 9:00 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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