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APPETIZERS & SIDES
Spinach & Artichoke Dip
Garlic bread served with spinach and artichoke hearts in creamy cheese sauce.
USD 6.99
Bruschetta
Juicy chunks of tomato mixed with basil, olive oil and garlic served cold with toasted garlic bread.
USD 5.99
Garlic Cheese Bread
Toasted garlic bread covered with melted provel cheese.
USD 5.99
Fresh Fruit Bowl
USD 1.99
Hummus
Pita bread served with traditional mediterranean chickpea dip.
USD 4.99
Toasted Ravioli
Breaded raviolis baked until golden brown and served with a side of marinara.
USD 4.99
Toasted Garlic Bread
Baguette brushed with melted garlic butter and toasted until golden brown.
USD 3.99
SALADS
Our house dressing is red wine vinaigrette - homemade fire-roasted red pepper caesar, Balsamic cruet, ranch, and fat free ranch are also available. Feel free to substitute fresh spinach for lettuce and mixed greens
House Salad
Lettuce and mixed greens tossed with house dressing, parmesan, onion, red peppers and cucumber.
USD 3.99
Greek Salad
Lettuce and mixed greens tossed with house dressing, tomatoes, red onion, cucumber, peppers, kalamata olives and feta cheese.
USD 6.99
Add Chicken Or Salami USD 1
Add Shrimp USD 2
Antipasto Salad
Lettuce and mixed greens tossed with house dressing, parmesan, onion, red peppers and cucumber topped with tomatoes, mushrooms, banana peppers and provel cheese.
USD 6.99
Add Chicken Or Salami USD 1
Add Shrimp USD 2
PANINIS
Sandwiches made on focaccia bread and served with your choice of pasta salad, chips or fresh fruit
Bambino Panini
Ham, salami and mozzarella cheese with lettuce, onion, banana peppers and house dressing.
USD 6.99
Roast Beef Panini
Roast beef, smoked gouda, lettuce, tomato and red pepper caesar dressing.
USD 6.99
Veggie Panini
Green peppers, onions, mushrooms, tomatoes, lettuce, mozzarella cheese and house dressing.
USD 5.99
Turkey & Swiss Panini
Smoked sliced turkey breast with Swiss cheese, lettuce, tomato and mayonnaise.
USD 6.99
New Yorker Panini
Turkey pastrami, salami and Swiss cheese, lettuce, onion, mustard and mayonnaise.
USD 6.99
Chicken& Artichoke Panini
Chicken breast, artichoke hearts, provel cheese, lettuce, tomato and ranch dressing
USD 6.99
DAILY SPECIALS
Lunch Special
Monday - Friday 11am-4pm. Any of our lunch-sized pastas or the pasta of the day with a house salad or soup.
USD 7.99
Soup of the Day
Soups made fresh dailyask your server.
USD 3.99
Pasta of the Day
Different pasta specials are made daily - Small order also available for $2.00 less.
USD 7.99
Soup and Salad
Bowl of soup andhouse salad.
USD 6.99
Panini of the Day
Different sandwich specials are featured dailyask your server.
USD 6.49
Panini w/ Soup orHouse Salad
Half of a Panini and your choice of soup or salad.
USD 6.99
PIZZAS
All are 10" Personal Pizzas, available with your choice of either provel or mozzarella cheese. Toppings: mushrooms, tomatoes, green peppers, kalamata olives, onions, pepperoni, italian sausage, beef, chicken, ham, spinach, shrimp, artichoke hearts, roasted peppers, sun dried tomatoes.
Single Topping
USD 7.99
Two Topping
USD 8.99
Three Topping
USD 9.99
HOUSE PASTAS
All pastas served with a basket of fresh bread. Side salad available with pasta for $1.99 Lunch portion of pasta available for $2 less. Meatballs available on any pasta 2 for $1. Substitute. gluten free pasta in any pasta entrée upon request.
The Bambino
Cavatelli cooked in meat sauce, smothered in melted provel.
USD 8.99
The Ziti
Our traditional baked ziti made with tender chunks of roast beef braised in red wine and tomato sauce then we add a little cream and bake smothered in mozzarella cheese.
USD 9.99
The Maria
Angel hair pasta simmered in plenty of our fresh marinara sauce.
USD 7.99
Add Meat USD 1
The Greek
Penne, chicken, spinach, tomatoes, feta, kalamatas, olive oil, garlic and herbs.
USD 8.99
The Zia
Spaghetti with chicken, peas and mushrooms, cooked in cream sauce, topped with melted provel cheese.
USD 9.99
The Fredo
Rich and creamy traditional fettucine alfredo.
USD 8.99
Add Chicken USD 1
Add Broccoli USD 0.5
The Diana
Fettucine alfredo with shrimp, mushrooms and broccoli.
USD 9.99
The Momma
Penne and fresh vegetables cooked in alfredo sauce and topped with marinara.
USD 8.99
The Poppa
Penne, italian sausage, and mushrooms cooked in a spicy tomato cream sauce.
USD 8.99
The Nonna
Linguine with roasted chicken breast and red peppers in a light alfredo sauce.
USD 8.99
About
Great Food. Great Service. Your Neighborhood. Bambinos Cafe is proud of our reputation as one the best restaurants in town. There’s a lot of great restaurants in Springfield MO and so we were honored to be voted Best Italian Food, Best Place For Date-Night Dinner and Best Restaurant by the Missouri State University newspaper The Standard and 417 Magazine.
PRICE RANGE
$5 - $10
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
CUISINES
Italian
FEATURES
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Table Service, Highchairs Available
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Reviewed March 5, 2020

The pasta is always very, very good. The bread is fresh from the oven-just like being at grandma's house. The service is excellent.

Date of visit: February 2020
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Reviewed January 17, 2020

Love everything about this place. It's a fun drive on MapQuest, in a CDS at the end of a street. Parking on the Cul-de-sac. It's a historic building, so lots of character. They have a daily very reasonably priced lunch special and I opted for...More

Date of visit: January 2020
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Reviewed December 19, 2019

Cute little Italian restaurant! The food was delicious with large portions. Our server was very friendly and attentive.

Date of visit: November 2019
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Reviewed December 14, 2019 via mobile

Visited this evening with family and enjoyed a very good Italian meal here in Springfield. Small sitting area and virtually no place to stand while you're waiting for your table, however is made up with the really good garlic, vinegar, olive oil dip for your...More

Date of visit: December 2019
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Reviewed November 30, 2019

Bambino’s is located in an old town neighborhood. The pastas and salads are excellent and certainly fairly priced. The sitting area is small, the service very good and the ambiance perfect for the setting.

Date of visit: October 2019
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Reviewed November 12, 2019 via mobile

We had a long day of running errands so decided to just get take out for dinner and decided on Bambino’s. We are not from here so took a recommendation from my daughter who goes to school here. The person who took the order on...More

Date of visit: November 2019
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Reviewed November 3, 2019 via mobile

This restaurant was recommended by a friend of my wife's. Everything you've ever heard about it is true! From appetizers to entrees, everything was delicious, authentic, very affordable! Try the Portobello Ravioli, the Ziti or the Gorgonzola Tortellini. Simple. Quality. What an Italian Kitchen should...More

Date of visit: November 2019
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Reviewed October 18, 2019 via mobile

This place is great tucked away in the burbs food is great with good selection, service was great, alcohol is on menu, would recommend for everyone

Date of visit: October 2019
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Reviewed October 15, 2019

My mom sister and I went to the restaurant 10/14/2019. We arrived around 1:30pm and the restaurant had 4 other tables that were occupied. We placed our order and sometime later we got a cold basket of bread and hard margarine. I also needed more...More

Date of visit: October 2019
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Reviewed October 12, 2019

This place is delightful! The mushroom ravioli was out of this world, but everything is good. I will be looking for a reason to return to Springfield.

Date of visit: October 2019
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hplatipodis
January 6, 2019|
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Response from charity a | Reviewed this property |
Definitely there are vegetarian options -- but all the dairy cheese will be a problem for a strict vegan. Check out their on-line menu.
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andya53
April 27, 2016|
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Response from texan972 | Reviewed this property |
Best to get a reservation. Last Saturday night the wait for a table was 45+ minutes at both locations!
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Jennifer W
July 23, 2015|
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Response from Brian A | Property representative |
Yes. Customers can come into the restaurant and buy gift certificates in $5, $10 and $20 increments. If you're wanting to get a gift certificate mailed, then they'll just need to get payment over the phone first. If you... More
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