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All 69 Whitefish Restaurants

Ciao Mambo

234 2ND St E, Whitefish, MT 59937-2412
406-863-9600
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Ranked #8 of 69 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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Invermere, Canada
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19 reviews 19 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014 NEW

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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Calgary, Canada
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014 NEW

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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Tuftonboro, New Hampshire
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21 reviews 21 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014 NEW

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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Helena, Montana
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30 reviews 30 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014 NEW

Ciao Mambo is definitely one of the most popular and well established restaurants in Whitefish. Unless you want to wait for awhile (mostly outside), get there early or have a reservation. Atmosphere is good as are wait-staff. The folks throwing pizza crusts are pretty amazing and entertaining! Food is a bit hit or miss, but generally very good. Pizzas are... More

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Findlay, Ohio
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20 reviews 20 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014 NEW

We love this place. Sit by the bar so you can watch the kitchen staff work their magic. They team is excellent and the food is authentic and top quality. The wait staff is always friendly, efficient and professional! The food is over the top! Highly recommend!

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

Thank you for your complementary and accurate review. Honest and balanced feedback provides us with the information we need to help each guest have a great experience. We do have an open kitchen with dining seating options available to watch the "show". The kids love to see the pizza's thrown in the air before they hit the hot rock oven.... More

whitefish,mt
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

Been eating here for years. It's always great and the wait staff is the best. All the dishes are good but my favorite is pappabearchio.

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

Thank you for your honest review and feedback, as well as your long term loyalty Happy - you are a great customer! Rodlynn says "HI". More

Sydney
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13 reviews 13 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2014

We had heard from our son how wonderful this restaurant is...well he was not exaggerating. The food is to die for superb, the atmosphere is cozy, the waitresses so friendly. The only downside to this restaurant is it's so busy make sure you have reservations!

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

Thank you for coming in on your last night, we are glad you did not miss the Mambos experience during your visit to Whitefish - even if it was the final "hurrah." Yes, we are busy and only take reservations for a couple of our tables that seat 8 or more... the rest of our seats are held for walk... More

New York City, New York
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2014

When my mother visited me in Bozeman, MT we traveled to Glacier National Park and stayed in Whitefish. We happened upon Ciao Mambo and had excellent meals and considered the sauces to be top notch. Linguini alle Vongole (white clam sauce) for me, 4 cheese ravioli for mom. Both rated excellent. Returning to Bozeman we overnighted in Missoula, MT and... More

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

Thank you for the candor and very accurate feedback - all of our original sauces create a tasteful balance to our big variety of pasta dishes. We work hard to make great food and fun. Thank you for coming in with Mom and we hope to see you during your next visit to Whitefish. More

North Riverside, Illinois
Senior Contributor
29 reviews 29 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2014

We went to this restaurant as part of our tour and was very impressed by the food and wine selection. They had many different dishes and quite a wine selection. I think we overwhelmed the wait staff with the amount of people that came in, but they did their best to accommodate us and with the good food it was... More

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

Thank you for your honest review and your visit to Mambos. We love to have fun groups at Mambos - we often host wedding rehearsal, birthdays, family reunions, anniversaries... the great food and fun atmosphere lend themselves to a warm evening with friends. More

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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014

Great food, service and atmosphere. Cute ceiling decorations, good wine selection and bread was good

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

Thank you for visiting us - we cook the bread as you walk in the door! We look forward to seeing you during your next visit to Whitefish. More

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