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Mambo Italiano Cafe

1303 12th St, Bellingham, WA 98225-7105
360-734-7677
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Ranked #31 of 394 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
bellingham, wa
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17 reviews 17 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015 NEW

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 reviews 4 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
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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Washington, the State
Top Contributor
170 reviews 170 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
77 helpful votes 77 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
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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
8 helpful votes 8 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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70 reviews 70 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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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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