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Mambo Italiano Cafe

1303 12th St, Bellingham, WA 98225-7105
360-734-7677
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Ranked #28 of 389 Restaurants in Bellingham
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Hours:
Sun - Thu 11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Cuisines: Italian
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Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
Description: Restaurant is located in the Fairhaven district/area. Phone is (360) 734-7677
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English first
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014 NEW 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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Washington, the State
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162 reviews 162 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
76 helpful votes 76 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2014

We went for lunch with a friend who raved about their meatballs; and we were not disappointed. Is there a better comfort food? Service was prompt, attentive, and efficient. The bread was fabulous; the meatballs, as mentioned above, super; the soup de jour absolutely delicious, and the panini excellent. We didn't have room for dessert - next time! Wonderful ambience,... More 

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Maui
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

First walked in and i was charmed by the well renovated building. It was warm and bustling with happy patrons...the steamer clams were supurb, the both of us dove in the bowl shamelessly and swam around in it...we backed it up with 2 great pasta dishes, then why not dessert if everything is going that good..pumkin cheesecake accompanied by tawny... More 

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Madrid, Spain
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4 reviews 4 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

Mambo Italiano is not the restaurant it used to be. The food is pricey, average quality, the bread is disgusting and the service is poor. The restaurant in itself is not even comfortable. It's hot and dark. They are many other better dining options in Bellingham,

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Bellingham, Washington
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67 reviews 67 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

If you're in the mood for good Italian food, this is the place. Freshly prepared tasty entrees, salads, and delish calzones. Hearty portions. Good wines to match. Delicious bread. All in beautiful Fairhaven section of Bellingham, WA. Definitely not chain restaurant.

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39 reviews 39 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014 via mobile

A popular longtime favorite Fairhaven restaurant. Excellent and authentic Italian cuisine. A huge menu and wine list; something for every taste. Clean and attractive dining areas (several rooms and the inner attrium of the 19th Century historic building in which it is located, but can be quite noisy. Prices are moderate and above, but commensurate with the quality and service.... More 

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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014

Food was excellent and service was quick, attentive and friendly. Highly recommend Mambo Italiano Cafe.

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Seattle
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63 reviews 63 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2014

This restaurants entices you to enter the door with the smells coming from their kitchen and we were not disappointed! Delicious sandwiches, great service and a nice atmosphere!! This is the second time we had selected this restaurant while in Fairhaven for the day. When I go back to a restaurant it is cause I have really enjoyed it!!

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Additional Information about Mambo Italiano Cafe

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

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