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Ciao Mambo

234 2ND St E, Whitefish, MT 59937-2412
406-863-9600
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Ranked #7 of 69 Restaurants in Whitefish
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $15 - $20
Cuisines: Italian, Pizza
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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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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Boise, Idaho
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15 reviews 15 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

We called to make reservations, and the gal who answered said only reservations for parties of 6+. She also said we'd have no problem as Monday is a slower night! NOT! We got there, it was busy; the hostess, not apologetically, seated us directly across from counter where food is dispensed from, even though we asked for another seat. We... More

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Hershey, Pennsylvania
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25 reviews 25 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014 NEW

We waited for a table even though we were told not to expect to, but the wait was worth it. My shrimp scampi was super and so was my wife's chicken dish. Our waitress - Wandee - was the best. She was friendly and fun, but no obtrusive, and she was very accommodating. If you're in the main dining area,... More

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

Great to have you guys dining at Mambos - Servers like Wandee work hard to make each individual guest experience - a great one. We really appreciate your honest and true to Whitefish feedback. We hope you guys come back and try our new pastas soon! More

Albuquerque, New Mexico
Senior Contributor
37 reviews 37 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014

This was the first time that TripAdvisor let us down. The reviews were so good so we went there for dinner after hiking in Glacier. The service was excellent but both pasta dishes were not very tasty and my husband's Frutti di Mare was very oily. There was a good 1/4 inch of oil left in the bowl when he... More

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

Thank you for your feedback - although we have never herd this comment before - it helps us create the Italian dishes that made us "Best Italian in the Flathead Valley"... once again. Thanks for coming in and we will see you on your next visit to Montana. More

Atlanta, Georgia
Top Contributor
179 reviews 179 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
96 helpful votes 96 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

We went abour 6:30 and didn't have to wait. The place was busy and the tables are very close. Some have high stools whiich I don't care for. My husbands lasagne was good. My spaghetti and meatballs was actually linguine but that was fine. The sauce however was very thin with big tomato clumps. Big serving but when I had... More

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

Thank you for your review - and as you stated - Mambos is a nice choice after a day hiking in the park. Mambos treats each visitor as an individual table and this makes the experience unique. Thank you for coming in and we look forward to seeing you after you next hike in Glacier. More

Lethbridge, Alberta, Canada
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6 reviews 6 reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

We ate here as a group of 16 for daughter's batchelorette weekend. Food, service and wine was all excellent. Then i went two months later with hubby and son and still all was good. The Italian nachos are amazing as an appetizer. We will return

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

Thank you for the Honest and positive review. Congratulations on your daughters nuptials and thank you for dining with us - both times! We look forward to seeing you in the future. More

Cave Creek, AZ
Senior Contributor
34 reviews 34 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

We wasted our first night of dining at the Ciao Mambo. Why anyone would wait for a table at this well established restaurant - we couldn't figure out but...a line there was. We literally went there the first night based on the reviews on Trip Advisor which were way off. My partner's liquine with clam sauce was ok - my... More

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

Thank you guys for coming in - I am sorry we did not meet your expectations. Mambos is a uniquely different experience - I would say 95% of the reviews are a very accurate reflection of guest satisfaction. More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

We've eaten at the Ciao Mambo in Billings and this was just as good. Food was outstanding, good service. The only reason it's not a 5 is because on the deck out back your view is of an alley and a dumpster. Kills the atmosphere somewhat but overall, a great experience.

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

Thank you for the positive review. We do have some work to do on the view off of the deck... it is the only place we can seat people with a great view of Whitefish Mountain - we will work on the alley issues. Thanks again for visiting and dining with us - we appreciate the honest feedback! More

Maumee, OH
Senior Contributor
42 reviews 42 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

We were in the area for several days hiking and weren't really expecting any great restaurant experiences. We were wrong. We try to hit the best rated Italian place everywhere we go so we decided to check this place out at about 8:30pm on a Friday. There was still a short wait which was a good sign. Ciao Mambo just... More

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

Thank you for coming in and enjoying the Mambos experience. We really appreciate the kind and HONEST review. People forget we are in the middle of Montana - glad to hear we made a positive impact on your visit to the Flathead Valley. More

south fla
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12 reviews 12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014

The food here is magnificent. As a full time traveling family, we've had our fair share of dinners out, but this place is our all time favorite. Amazing entrees, definitely get the Italian Nachos, and if its date night, sit at the counter and watch the kitchen in action. Great, great, great! Don't miss it!

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

Thank you for the great review... it makes our hard work and honest hospitality feel like it is paying off. I am pleased to hear you guys got to sit at the counter and watch the show. We hope to see you during your next family get away to Montana. More

yardley pa
Top Contributor
85 reviews 85 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
101 helpful votes 101 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014

Nothing wrong with Ciao Mambo. It is a good restaurant. However, it is in a town with a number of really wonderful restaurants.

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

Thank you for coming into our restaurant - we appreciate the feedback and hope you guys give us another chance in the future. We are very busy during the summer and appreciate the fact that there are many other options out there. Here at Mambos we provide pasta dishes made from scratch, Italian & domestic wines, local micro brews on... More

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