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Mambo Italiano Cafe

1303 12th St, Bellingham, WA 98225-7105
360-734-7677
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Ranked #40 of 383 restaurants in Bellingham
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Cuisines: Italian
Dining options: Reservations
Description: Restaurant is located in the Fairhaven district/area. Phone is (360) 734-7677
Restaurant details
Dining options: Reservations
Description: Restaurant is located in the Fairhaven district/area. Phone is (360) 734-7677
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Seattle
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23 reviews 23 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014 NEW

My wife and I are somewhat apprehensive when taking our three children out for dinner in any restaurant that isn’t the IHOP or Applebees variety. We had a larger group (7), and were able to make a reservation for a busy Friday evening for the day before. The staff was very attentive, the food was pretty good for the price... More

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Vancouver, Canada
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142 reviews 142 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
126 helpful votes 126 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2014 NEW

The place was packed and we didn't have a reservation. They kindly squeezed us in, we were so glad they did. We really enjoyed our pizzas, and the wine too. Extensive menu. Great value for money and kind, friendly service. We'd definitely return.

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Washington
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33 reviews 33 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2014

my son and I often go for lunch together. he loves Italian food and often will pick a 'chain' pasta restaurant in town even though I don't really care for their food. last week, however, I suggested we tried Mambo Italiano Café. I was expecting to pay a lot more than the chain we frequented. I was very surprised though.... More

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Prince George, Canada
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25 reviews 25 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2014

Asked the concierge at our hotel where she would eat in town, she said this place - were satisfied with cheerful service, average prices. Reasonable value. I had smoked salmon penne - the smoked salmon is brought in from Alaska and was very tasty - not run of the mill stuff out of a package - this was real smoked... More

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Top Contributor
58 reviews 58 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2014

Took my wife and mother here for dinner on Wednesday night. 7PM and the place was bustling. We were seated after a short wait in the atrium. I had the special of grilled Alaskan salmon over a mash of spice potatoes and complimented with delicious mushrooms. The salmon was cooked to perfection, one of the best I've had in a... More

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Yelm, Washington
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26 reviews 26 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2014

Dinner at Mambo Italiano was delightful. It was recommended by my Son and Girlfriend, and clearly a favorite of the locals.We ordered the spaghetti with meatballs and the fettucine con pollo with gorganzola cream sauce. Salad was fresh and crisp with plenty of garlic in the Caesar dressing. The pizzas and the Seafood Putanesca were tasty. Our server was friendly... More

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Antibes, France
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2014

Incredible- we cant fault a thing...super friendly and so many great choices- yummy food, good wine, nice bread, pasta, fish, SUPER!! Perfect score! Visited from France and not dissappointed!

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Vancouver, Canada
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76 reviews 76 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2013

The staff are young and enthusiastic as is the clientele. Food isn't high end Italian....so don't expect that. My pasta was over cooked and swimming in a sauce that looked and tasted like soup...but it also had more clams than I could count...they were generous with the clams! The wine list is very limited so don't look for a Barolo... More

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18 reviews 18 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2013

Fairhaven is a sweet Washington State coastal town and the Mambo Italiano is in an old historic building on 12th Avenue. However the food is dreadful. My Caesar salad could have been better made with a store-bought dressing, my husband's baked chicken was totally tasteless, we took half of it home for our dog, and the pasta served with it... More

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New York City, New York
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217 reviews 217 reviews
148 restaurant reviews
196 helpful votes 196 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2013 via mobile

It has been a while since we were in the Fairhaven District in south Bellingham, and our return to this small eatery was as good as ever. Just standing outside and smelling the delightful aroma of the food cooking inside was intoxicating. Our pasta with fresh king salmon done piccata style was delicious. The salads were cold, crisp and fresh.... More

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