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234 2ND St E, Whitefish, MT 59937-2412
406-863-9600
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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...
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
Consistent Good Food

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.

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 16, 2015
Hoss98057
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Whitefish, Montana
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  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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Whitefish, Montana
Top Contributor
76 reviews 76 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015 NEW

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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Kalispell, Montana
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22 reviews 22 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015 NEW

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 

montana
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015

i love there food , always consistant and lots of food - Loulabella is awesome , I like to take half mine home and make a meal for the next day , baked bread with lots of butter and taramasu is the best I have ever had . Also try there nachos - never had them like this

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

Thank you guys for the honest review and spending your evening in Whitefish with us. We appreciate your business and the positive reinforcement. More 

United States
Top Contributor
102 reviews 102 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2015

Great dinner spot, always packed, wonderful tratment of pasta dishes, pretty fresh salad ingredients, creative wine selection, interesting chefs, flirtatious servers, but too D#^*£d noisy! Definitely NOT for a quiet romantic Italian dinner. I would call this Italian Fushion fare.

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

Thank you for dining with us and providing an honest review. Mambos is a dining experience - freshly made food - wine from around the world - Frank and Dean Music - and fun for the whole family More 

Montana
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13 reviews 13 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2015

Having eaten here half a dozen times in the past (including last weekend) I feel it is the best Italian food in the state. I travel all over Montana for work and have eaten at most (if not all) places that specialize in Italian cooking. In my (own) opinion Cia Mambo is the best. The menu has something for everyone... More 

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

Wow..what a great enthusiastic response...but its all true and we appreciate and love to host guests like you. We do our best to exceed expectations - the Mambos experience is unique and one of a kind. More 

Medicine Hat, Canada
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20 reviews 20 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015

The food is excellent here and everyone knows it as proved by the line up of people that starts half an hour before the doors open. We went on a Sunday night as a group of 9 people. We were one of the ones that arrived before the doors opened so we got a table. It was busy so granted... More 

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

Thank you for dining with us. You guys were fun and smart to get in here early. We look forward to seeing you on your next visit to Whitefish Montana More 

Fernie, Canada
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49 reviews 49 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015

Had a great couples night out. Waiter was professional and kept the food and drinks coming as well as helping us to decide what to try. The menu gives lots of options and everybody in our group was happy with there choices. I would like to eat here again because my tummy was full and there was definitely many more... More 

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

Great to see you guys. Thanks again for the honest feedback - hope to see you again soon! More 

Sacramento, California
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015

We visited Whitefish while on ski vacation. We dined at this restaurant 9 years ago and were impressed. Our re-visit did not disappoint. Note that they only take reservations for parties of 8 or more. Our party of 5 waited about 15 minutes for a table and after being seated we were promptly greeted by our server James. We so... More 

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Thanks for coming in and enjoying the show. We appreciate your comments and hope to see you again soon 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: 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!

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