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Mambo Italiano Cafe

1303 12th St, Bellingham, WA 98225-7105
360-734-7677
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Ranked #36 of 389 Restaurants in Bellingham
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: Italian
Dining options: Reservations
Description: Restaurant is located in the Fairhaven district/area. Phone is (360) 734-7677
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Dining options: Reservations
Description: Restaurant is located in the Fairhaven district/area. Phone is (360) 734-7677
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English first
Palm Springs, California
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19 reviews 19 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

We were exploring the Fairhaven area of Bellingham, WA and since we love Italian food it seemed like a good fit. We had a choice of inside or outside and we chose to sit outside next to the busy street because it was a beautiful day in Washington. I had one of the best lunches I have ever enjoyed. I... More

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Kalispell, Montana
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108 reviews 108 reviews
94 restaurant reviews
82 helpful votes 82 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

we've eaten here several times----I don't know why it's taken me til now to write the review. If busy is an indication of quality then this place gets high marks on that front---it's ALWAYS busy. At first glance you'll think the prices a tad high, but considering the quality of the meal, its a great value, because you can certainly... More

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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014

Amazing! Do yourself a favour and eat the Fettuccine Alfredo. I added chicken and mushrooms to mine and loved it! My husband ordered something else which was good, but not like mine. We rectified that situation by coming back the next night and both ordering the Fettucine. You will be soooo happy you did! At least there is never any... More

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Wilmington, Delaware
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12 reviews 12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014

My husband and I were pleased with the pizza here. We ordered the plain, and it had fresh tomatoes and basil. The dough is homemade. It did not give us that heavy feeling that some pizza's leave one with.

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Wilsonville, Oregon
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13 reviews 13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014

The food was tasty and the decor delightful! Clean, relaxing, A+ server. What more could you want. After you eat stroll around Fairhaven to top off a lovely evening!

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Tampa
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12 reviews 12 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014

I guess I am bias in my opinion growing up in NYC. This place is not very good, I had better Italian food at the worst Queen's corner pizzeria. Spend your money somewhere else as this place is also overpriced.

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Freeland, Washington
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25 reviews 25 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

We ordered the halibut special. It was succulent, fresh, very tasty, cooked perfectly, no heavy sauce, just right. It was also a very generous portion. We had plenty of food to take home for another meal. I personally love having leftovers when dining out, especially when the food is so good. The bread is freshly made all day - piping... More

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Blaine, WA
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51 reviews 51 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014

I have visited this little Italian restaurant many times, but the last time was very disappointing. It was not up to its old standard. The Caprese Salad which has always been my favorite was not good. The cheese sliced very thin, the tomatoes were not ripe, there was too much basil and little dressing on the salad. I've had it... More

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Redding, California
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64 reviews 64 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014

We have eaten here twice now when we are passing through here; and our friends who live here tell us this is their favorite place here. My friend loves the plate of mussels and the bread that is provided with every meal. I ordered the penne primavera and it was delicious. The staff have always been friendly and helpful; and... More

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Blaine, Washington
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19 reviews 19 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014

Love this place come her for lunch a bit hope you like cheese! the lasagna here is the Bomb! restaurant is very small but its part of the charm here Fresh bread served before the meal very good with a little olive oil This place has all the charm and location in the upper down town of Fairhaven make it... More

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