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234 2ND St E, Whitefish, MT 59937-2412
+1 406-863-9600
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5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Thu 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Reservations
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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  • 29
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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
Amazing Italian in the mountains!

This was one of the best Italian meals I have had in a long time (and I live in a town where Italian restaurants are on every street corner!) The local restaurant guide had a picture of the Vongole al Vapore (steamed clams) appetizer on their cover. I looked at this picture all week so when we... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 28, 2015
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Cabo San Lucas, Mexico
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2015 NEW

Food was good and individually prepared. It was tasty, however, they use quite a bit of oil and salt. Service was sufficient but not outstanding or excessive. Restaurant is a bit dark. Good selection of Italian food with "local" choices.

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Winsted
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42 reviews 42 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015 NEW

This was one of the best Italian meals I have had in a long time (and I live in a town where Italian restaurants are on every street corner!) The local restaurant guide had a picture of the Vongole al Vapore (steamed clams) appetizer on their cover. I looked at this picture all week so when we sat down I... More 

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

Thanks for dining with us at Ciao Mambo. Great to hear you enjoyed the food and service, we do our best to take care of all our guest and to make there experience a memorable one. Come see us again when your in town. More 

Calgary, Canada
Top Contributor
87 reviews 87 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 NEW

Good food - portions a bit large (lots of doggie bags leaving) and good service. Pleasant and quick - would recommend for Italian food.

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

Thanks for choosing Ciao Mambo,glad you enjoyed the Mambo experience. Look forward to seeing you again. More 

Calgary, Canada
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015

Must try! Food is delicious. Be there for when it opens as it fills up fast and line ups are out the door

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

Thanks for coming, glad you enjoyed your experience look forward to seeing you next time. More 

Kimberley, Canada
Senior Contributor
33 reviews 33 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2015

They used to have huge pizzas, we ordered take out to find out they had significantly changed their sizes. It hadn't been mentioned on the phone. They did offer to make us more on the spot, but we didn't have the time to wait. The food was still delicious and the mozza balls are still the best around.

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Senior Contributor
24 reviews 24 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015

When you walk in the door you immediately know you are in good hands. The smell of garlic permeates the air, the kitchen is busting and there is laughter and joyful conversation. The servers are friendly and free with suggestions of what you have to try. The Wine list is impressive and not over priced as is the menu. Gluten... More 

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

Thank you for the realistic and honest response. Experienced and mature individuals like yourself provide real feedback that allow business like us to make valuable decisions - so comments like yours are read and applied to help design our service. Personal and/or negative... are never discussed or even considered as honest feedback. We do get guests from time to time... More 

Whitefish, Montana
Top Contributor
77 reviews 77 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015

Every time we have dinner here the last thing on our mind is whether or not we will enjoy the food, but we do wonder if we will be able to carry on a conversation over the level of background noise. Music is great, but not at a level where conversation suffers.

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

I want to thank you for the honest feedback and review. We truly appreciate guests like yourself who take the time to review our service with mature and responsible feedback. We look forward to hosting you for a dinner one evening soon. There are nights that Frank Sinatra is singing in the background like we are in Time Square NYC... More 

Kalispell, Montana
Senior Contributor
23 reviews 23 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

This place has many of the tall chair tables, so i asked for a regular table as my 73 yr old mother was with us, I get a lecture by the hostess that they only have a few of the regular tables. I got the impression it was some kind of imposition to even ask for one. Then after getting... More 

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

We want to thank you for coming in and apologize for your perception of the experience at hand. Please feel free to contact me at any time to discuss this matter as we have hundreds of reviews and this is the first account of an experience such as this one. We always appreciate specific feedback and work with staff to... More 

calgary
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20 reviews 20 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

great food.....fantastic restaurant , fun staff that get the job done......the place is noisy and fun however with the open kitchen concept and awesome food you'll want to return the next night.

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

Thank you so much for the honest review and spending the evening with us. It is always great to host visitors such as yourself and we look forward to seeing you enjoy an evening with us again soon. More 

Kalispell, Montana
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015

I love Mambos, always have. However, we stopped in (a group of 7 of us) around 9:15pm on a Friday night. The first two of our party were greeted, and upon telling the hostess there were 5 more coming, she let out a giant "ugh", an eye roll, and rudely said "We close at 10". When the remaining 5 of... More 

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

I want to thank you for coming in even at the late hour. I apologize for your unfortunate experience that night and would be more than willing to discuss at any time. Mambos is open all summer from 5 - 10 pm. We get hundreds of late night golfers, hikers, mountain bikers, fisherman, and tourist returning from a wonderful day... 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 - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Thursday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Friday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm

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