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Mambo Italiano Cafe

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1303 12th St, Bellingham, WA 98225-7105
360-734-7677
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11:30 am - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Thu 11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Reservations, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff
Description: Restaurant is located in the Fairhaven district/area. Phone is (360)...
Restaurant is located in the Fairhaven district/area. Phone is (360) 734-7677
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  • 63
    Excellent
  • 51
    Very good
  • 11
    Average
  • 6
    Poor
  • 6
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Dependable Italian

I have eaten at Mambo Italiano probably a half-dozen times now, and each meal was excellent. You enter Mambo's next to the open kitchen, into a cramped dining room. Up a half-flight of stairs is a tiny bar with another dining room behind it. Finally, overflow diners can sit in tables in the... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 6 days ago
Dr-Jill-from-NH
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Nashua, New Hampshire
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Bellingham, Washington
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Mambo's is our favorite restaurant in all of Bellingham! A little pricey, but not too bad, and always worth it. There Chicken Ala Mambo takes time to prepare, so we put our order in as soon as we sit down. Then, we have a drink and salad. By then, the entre is finished. Best chicken we've ever had. We also... More 

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Thank LCR05
Arlington
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255 reviews
145 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 85 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Three of us celebrated our birthdays at Mambo Italiano last Thursday evening. It was busy but the service was excellent. And the food was even better. All of our meals were excellent and more than we could eat so had left overs that were great the next day.

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Thank LeonNoel7
Nashua, New Hampshire
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115 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 105 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

I have eaten at Mambo Italiano probably a half-dozen times now, and each meal was excellent. You enter Mambo's next to the open kitchen, into a cramped dining room. Up a half-flight of stairs is a tiny bar with another dining room behind it. Finally, overflow diners can sit in tables in the adjacent office building's first floor courtyard, accessed... More 

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Thank Dr-Jill-from-NH
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18 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Ok 1st off before you even eat here the scent lingers in the breeze down the street drawing you in ..... and its soo freaking good like everything is good form teh bread and butter to the pasta to the salad everything is sooo good if your only gonna try one place in fair heaven make it here

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Thank kissedlightning
Vancouver, Canada
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82 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This restaurant has excellent pan-fried oysters. They are coated with herbs, pan-fried and served on a bed of greens with two different types of sauces. Very delicious. Better than the oysters up the road at the much more expensive Oyster Bar. The salads and paninis at Mambo Italiano are very good too. It is one of our two favorite restaurants... More 

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Thank Daniel K
Vancouver, Canada
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2015

My Mom and I had dinner here recently and had such a lovely time. First the food was amazing. We had lasagne and pizza. Both were gluten free (though you'd never guess, they were so good!). Second, our waiter was fantastic. Will definitely be back next time I'm in Fairhaven.

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Thank Marilyn K
Bellingham, Washington
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39 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2015 via mobile

The good is okay, just that. The price point does not reflect the quality, as the dishes tend to be either flavorless or extremely over salted. Great atmosphere, though.

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Thank DebGC
Gibsons, Canada
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3 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2015

Very funky decor in a historic building downtown. Looks very small on the outside but once you get in there the place keeps going into different little rooms around more corners. It can seat quite a few guests while still feeling intimate and cozy. The menu had most of the Italian favourites including flat bread type pizzas, calzones, many different... More 

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Thank fabiogirl
Ottawa, Canada
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112 reviews
82 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2015

While visiting family in Vancouver, they recommended we drive down to the Bellingham area and have lunch at this café (their favorite); I was not disappointed! It is a small unassuming place, but the friendly staff and good food really impressed. We ordered the spaghetti pomodore, linguini vongole and fettucine portobello with a side of sausages. All three of us... More 

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Thank DeeDeeTraveler
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14 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2015 via mobile

If you love garlic, fresh veggies and tasty pasta than Mambo Italiano is a great meal for the family. Great staff and fun atmosphere inside the an old brick building in Historic Fairhaven.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1303 12th St, Bellingham, WA 98225-7105
  • Location: United States  >  Washington (WA)  >  Bellingham
  • Phone Number: 360-734-7677

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Italian, Pizza

Description

Restaurant is located in the Fairhaven district/area. Phone is (360) 734-7677
Open Hours
Sunday
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Monday
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?