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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: Reservations, Late Night
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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Good for:
Reservations
Late Night

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  • 47
    Excellent
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    Very good
  • 9
    Average
  • 6
    Poor
  • 6
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Worst service and Stuffy unfriendly atmosphere

We stopped here because it looked like a cute little place to get a bite to eat with our kids. I smiled at the waitress and asked what was their specialty as we had not been there before. The waitress was not very friendly and only suggested the highest priced items on the menu. The worst part of... read more

1 of 5 starsReviewed February 18, 2015
Kelly989m
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Bullhead City, Arizona
Good for:
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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Bullhead City, Arizona
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31 reviews 31 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

We stopped here because it looked like a cute little place to get a bite to eat with our kids. I smiled at the waitress and asked what was their specialty as we had not been there before. The waitress was not very friendly and only suggested the highest priced items on the menu. The worst part of the service... More 

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Arizona
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103 reviews 103 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

The cheese tortellini was terrific: Rich flavors, generous portion...Delicious. The service was quite good too. We were a large group and I didn't realize they added the tip, so I essentially doubled the gratuity on accident. They caught my mistake and didn't add on the extra tip. Much appreciated! So, honest people + great food = highly recommend. I hope... More 

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Bellingham
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2015

The restaurant was warm and comfortable. Although, it was crowded, the service was wonderful considering we didn't have a reservation they managed to seat us quickly. Very fresh food! The menu is ample and traditional with modernized items. The tapenade was awesome! My husband enjoyed a yummy Italian dish while the kids had pizza.

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fidalgo island
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31 reviews 31 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2015

I visited Bellingham and lunched here, favorite of my dining partner, who lives in the area. I chose the perfect crab cakes and a salad, his plate was a rich -looking pasta with smoked salmon and cream sauce. Mine was great, as was his, I tried it, no complaints only kudos. Well diverse menu even at lunch, but wished I'd... More 

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bellingham, wa
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17 reviews 17 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015

Always good food good help. Very nice. I've eaten here 10+ times food has flavor not the bland pasta you get a brand x

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Burlington, Washington
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62 reviews 62 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2014

First time at Mambos. There were 5 of us and we all had something different. Everyone enjoyed their meals and all had enough to take some home for next day lunch. Price was what I would consider average. Service was excellent. Will go back. Try the crab cakes.

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Anacortes, Washington
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16 reviews 16 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2014

Came here for a family dinner on the way home from a day trip north. Salads and main courses were delicious and the service was excellent. The complimentary bread was a bit dry and the penne accompanying the entrees was slightly overdone, but overall the meals were great. Portions were reasonable, as were the prices. The kids left happy, too!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014 via mobile

Everything was great. Waiter was unable to describe species for salmon special but it tasted good anyway. Would prefer to sit in the main dining room on twelfth street instead of the annex. Atmosphere is much more like a cafe than the annex.

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Garden Grove, California
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4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2014

Dined here when visiting Daughter and Family in Bellingham. The staff was very efficient and friendly.The restaurant atmosphere was quaint and cozy although small where we dined. The hostess and servers were very friendly, courteous and pleasant during our time there. The food was excellent with a large variety of items on the menu. Quite a choice of appetizers which... More 

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White Lake, Michigan
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15 reviews 15 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

We had dinner there last Saturday and were very happy with this place. It was quite busy and we had to wait about 35 minutes for a table. Would have been best if we would have put our names in and then walked around the town for a while. They called us on our cell phone when the table was... More 

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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

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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