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“THE BEST IN WHITEFISH!” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Ciao Mambo

Ciao Mambo
234 2ND St E, Whitefish, MT 59937-2412
+1 406-863-9600
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Ranked #9 of 71 Restaurants in Whitefish
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $15 - $20
Cuisines: Italian, Pizza
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Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Reservations
Description: The lights are low, the music is turned up, wine is flowing, and the energy is buzzing in the air. It’s a perfect evening and the perfect setting for…Italian food at MAMBO’S. With creative twists on classic recipes there is something for everyone in the family. It’s Italian Nachos, Minestrone, Lasagne, Tiramisu, Chianti, Frank Sinatra, Great Fun, Wonderful Service and a whole lot more… Ciao Mambo atmosphere works just as well for romantic couples as it does for a cozy table of family, friends and children too.At Mambo’s, we serve up immigrant style Southern Italian cuisine in a happening family ambiance. Our pasta dishes with rich, savory sauces and fresh ingredients, thin crust pizzas baked to perfection, and unmatchable service will keep you coming back for more. If the atmosphere and friendly service don't seduce you, the pasta will. Bring your friends, family and appetite for fun, and we'll handle the rest. Come on in, your table is waiting!
montana
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14 reviews 14 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 8 cities Reviews in 8 cities
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
“THE BEST IN WHITEFISH!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2012

They have the best Italian Nachos I have EVER HAD!!!! You have to eat here after a long day on the Mountain!!

Visited December 2012
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English first
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66 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 31 cities Reviews in 31 cities
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“Great Food, Great Service, Great Location”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2012

Just a block off the main drag in Whitefish lies a little gem of an Italian Restaurant. Rumor has it they haven't changed their menu in decades and they don't have to. We shared a salad and the eggplant Parmesan and finished things off with zepoles. The food was delicious and the service was outstanding and it was plenty of food to share between two hungry eaters (with some zepoles left over for breakfast). We believed the prices to be reasonable and agreed that we just found our new favorite Whitefish Dinner spot.

  • Visited December 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Sandpoint, Idaho, United States
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“... are you kidding me? This is the BEST!!!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2012

... couple of times a year, simply have to fly into FCA and dine at Mambo's!!! My joy is to sit at the food bar, take in the dynamic atmosphere of the staff and diners, alike.

Speaking of staff, they are spectacular and attentive; the food? I simply tell them what my palate is craving ... and they bring my food fantasy to life!

... secret: show up early or late, otherwise the wait time is likely to be a bit lengthy. sf

  • Visited September 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Richmond, Virginia
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“Really good Italian”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2012

There was a long line on Saturday night so we came back a day or so later. We now know why there was such a long line. Really good Italian - rather on the fine food side, which was nice from your typical family Italian style restaurant. I had the white pizza and it was the best I've ever had.

Service was pleasant. Restaurant was a bit dark for us oldies who need reading glasses! But, I guess it made for good atmosphere.

  • Visited September 2012
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Calgary, Canada
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Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
“Not to be missed.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2012

Our favorite place to eat in Whitefish. A busy place even in the off season it seems which says a lot . The smell of garlic lures me in every time! Yummy food --unless you are a very big eater you'll be sure to take a doggie bag home. Service was great. We enjoyed sitting at the "bar" in front of the food prep area & watching the action --kind of like a live cooking show :) The atmosphere is fun --the ceiling is plastered with artwork that customers have done on the paper that covers the tables. If you like Italian you won't be disappointed!

  • Visited October 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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