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Ciao Mambo

234 2ND St E, Whitefish, MT 59937-2412
406-863-9600
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Ranked #8 of 68 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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English first
Calgary, Canada
Senior Contributor
34 reviews 34 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014 NEW

This is one of the best restaurants in Whitefish. Be prepared for a 20 - 30 minute wait if you don't have a reservation, but well worth it. The atmosphere is lively...great for a good visit with friends. The food is fresh and amazing. Great menu choices and large selection of wines. Finish off with Zeppoli's for dessert...delicious!

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Lake Tapps
Senior Contributor
37 reviews 37 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

They don't take reservations unless your a large group so plan on waiting for a table, 20 to 30 minutes. But it is well worth it. Great food, fantastic service and great value. You get to watch the cooks do their magic and they put on a show. Rarely do I return to a restaurant for a second time while... More

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

Thank you for the kind review and spending some time with us here at Mambos. We do primarily walk in business here at Mambos in Whitefish as the dining room is set for parties of 2-6. We also have great respect those guests who will wait to dine with us. We do take a few accommodation reservations each evening for... More

Calgary
Senior Contributor
30 reviews 30 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

We enjoyed another meal at Ciao Mambo and luckily had the same waiter as last year-James! The menu is large and a huge variety. The prices were very reasonable and the portions huge. We shared main course and an appetizer. Service was excellent. It's a very busy place but they move customers through at a good pace. Reservations may be... More

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

Thank you for the repeat visit and the feedback on the Mambos staff. We work hard to make each guest feel like a participant in the Mambos experience.. We appreciate selecting Mambos as your dining option and the honest review. More

Grapevine, Texas
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20 reviews 20 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

There were six of us, and we all loved our food. We especially loved the bread. Thank you Trip Advisor. Have been disappointed, yet!

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

Thank you again for dining with us at Mambos! - Please stop by and see us the next time you are in Whitefish. More

Valparaiso, Indiana
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

If you are in the mood to totally break the diet, go for it here. The food is very good and the portions were generous. The service was outstanding. They were busy but we always had our glasses filled and we didn't wait too long dinner.

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

We appreciate your honest and considerate review. Thank you for coming in and dining in our cozy dining room. We look forward to seeing you guys on your next visit to Whitefish Montana! More

Washington DC, District of Columbia
Top Contributor
131 reviews 131 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

We had to wait about 45 min for a table for 7 but was told it was worth it and it was!! The two hosts kept you informed of what was going on prior to bring seated so there was never a question as to where you were in line. Just really nice. We sat upstairs by a bar and... More

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

Thank you for your positive and honest feedback. We appreciate the comments and continue to work hard to make a positive guest experience. We look forward to seeing you during your next visit to Whitefish! More

Calgary
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14 reviews 14 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

This Italian restaurant offered excellent food and service. It is actually much larger than it looks from outside. Our kids were starving and the restaurant staff brought fresh garlic bread right to an outside bench where we were waiting for our table to be ready. The food was tasty, good priced; the only disappointment was that the pasta was store-bought... More

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

Thank you for dining at Mambos on your visit to Montana. The team works hard to make those visits to Mambos... a positive and memorable expierience. We appreciate your business - please come and see us on your next visit to Whitefish. More

Centennial, Colorado
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014 via mobile

Had a great dinner...bread is to die for...loved watching the pizza maker. Pizza and pasta..pasta orders were huge!

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

Thank you for dining with us - we look forward to seeing you during your travels through Montana! More

Topeka, Kansas
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15 reviews 15 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

This is probably my favorite in Whitefish. It's crowded, noisy, friendly & a great experience! Wonderful Italian food!

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

Thank you for coming in to Mambos and we are happy to hear you had a great experience. We work hard to take care of guests just like you. More

Phoenix, Arizona
Top Contributor
75 reviews 75 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014 via mobile

This was our first restaurant in Whitefish and we weren't disappointed. Although it's not particularly fun to wait 45 minutes on a Thursday night, once we were seated the service was prompt and efficient. Our server didn't seem very happy to be doing her job, but she did her job. I was disappointed they had run out of lasagna. My... More

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

Thank you for waiting to dine with us. We do have a small neighborhood dining spot.. and we appreciate your patience in waiting to get in. Thank you for the kind review and we look forward to seeing you again in Whitefish soon. More

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