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234 2ND St E, Whitefish, MT 59937-2412
406-863-9600
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Ranked #7 of 70 Restaurants in Whitefish
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $15 - $20
Cuisines: Italian, Pizza
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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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Fernie, Canada
Senior Contributor
28 reviews 28 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014

We liked the atmosphere and feeling in this restaurant. Fun times were had. They put us upstairs in a private area. Prob because we were having some fun. Cheers to Cia Mambo for your service and fun times.

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

Thank you for your honest feedback and participating in the Mambos experience. More 

Clemmons, North Carolina
Senior Contributor
26 reviews 26 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2014

A recent wedding rehearsal dinner found its way to the Ciao Mambo's upstairs room. The variety of appetizer offerings and meal choices were inviting and tasty. For the large number attending, the service was quick but a bit confused. (who cared - we were all having a good time laughing & tell tales). The location in downtown Whitefish makes Mambo's... More 

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

Thank you again for allowing us to host your important wedding rehearsal dinner. We appreciate your honest feedback. We hope to see you on your next visit to Whitefish! More 

Salmon Arm
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2014

My wife and I ate here in the fall and had a great meal. The menu was varied and interesting, prices were reasonable, the wine was terrific, service was great, and best of all, the food was fantastic. The dessert with the deep fried dough and 2 warm dipping sauces -we had chocolate and huckleberry sauce, was the exclamation point... More 

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

Thank you for visiting us and providing an honest review. The staff here at Mambos works hard to provide a unique and fun experience. We call those deserts "Zeppoles" - our pizza dough is made fresh each day..we dice, flash fry, dust in powered sugar and provide chocolate, caramel, raspberry and huckleberry dipping sauces. More 

Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014

I went there with my wife to have a good kind of romantic dinner...and we couldn't be more happy...the food is amazing , the service is really great, and the bread is really good. The price is average and I would definitely visit this place next time I visit white fish

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

Couples, families, and fun groups...Mambos strives to provide amazing food and a uniquely fun atmosphere. Thank you for visiting our little restaurant and providing honest feedback. We are grateful for your business and look forward to seeing you on your next visit to the "Fish." More 

Calgary, Canada
Senior Contributor
24 reviews 24 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

Ciao Mambo has to be one of the best restaurant in Whitefish. The dishes are fabulous and it has a great atmosphere - great music, perfect lighting. Everything is made to order and they allow substitutions for any dish whether you want a different noodle or sauce, and at no extra charge. We found that everything was of great value,... More 

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

Thank you for taking the time to recommend Mambos. We strive to be authentic and consistent - your HONEST feedback reinforces the hard work we put in each week to make the Mambos experience a uniquely positive one. More 

Blaine, Washington
Top Contributor
92 reviews 92 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2014

We did not have reservations and the place was packed. They did find us a table with tall chairs. We requested a regular table and they accommodated us, no problem. The menu has a great selection and best of all, they let us substitute a different sauce/topping on our pasta dishes with no hassle or extra charge (do not mind... More 

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

Thank you for taking the time to provide accurate feedback on your visit. It is always great to have guests like yourself provide a solid recommendation based on honest feedback. We thank you for dining with us and hope to see you back soon. More 

Calgary, Canada
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014

This place is the BEST restaurant in Whitefish/Kalispell. We come here every time we visit Montana. Great service, incredible food, fun atmosphere!

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

Thank you for the great review. I could not have said it better myself. We work hard to provide a positive, yet consistent experience for each individual guest. I truly appreciate your honest candor and look forward to seeing you guys on your next visit to Whitefish, Montana! More 

Invermere, Canada
Senior Contributor
21 reviews 21 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014

The place is a little loud and very busy. The server, James was super friendly and confident. We were a large group, 5 kids and 6 adults. They tucked us away in a perfect corner upstairs. There was a lot of food when the order came. The garlic read was the best I've ever had. I am not a bread... More 

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

We are happy to hear your visit was filled with great food and fun. Mambos is a great place for friends or family to gather. Thank you for coming in and dining with us - your business is appreciated. More 

Calgary, Canada
Contributor
12 reviews 12 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014

Interesting place - great food, service was solid and just a cool place to be. We got in without a reservation in the low season. During the high season - book!

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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 definitely a unique experience and one that should not be missed on any venture to Whitefish, Montana. More 

Tuftonboro, New Hampshire
Senior Contributor
25 reviews 25 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014

This restaurant was absolutely wonderful! Everything was fresh, fresh, fresh and delicious! Haven't been to a restaurant that good in a long time. Wish it was closer so I could go all the time!

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

Thank you for your very complementary review. The Mambos staff works hard to make each individual experience an important one. We no we will never be perfect - but we also know we treat good customers like you as one of the family. We thank you for dining with us and look forward to seeing you on your next visit... More 

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Additional Information about Ciao Mambo

Address: 234 2ND St E, Whitefish, MT 59937-2412
Phone Number: 406-863-9600
Location: United States  >  Montana (MT)  >  Whitefish
Average Prices: USD 15 - 20
Cuisine: Italian, Pizza

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