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Ciao Mambo

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541 S Higgins Ave, Missoula, MT 59801-2735
+1 406-543-0377
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Rock Island, Illinois
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Staff reseated us after overhearing mild complaint about uncomfortable benches. Food was very good. My pasta bolognaise had a dollop of riccata cheese on top, very tasty. Other dishes also very good.

Thank CandyRI2800
Tulsa, OK
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61 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Food was great and staff was nice, despite me being of 1 of s large group of 12. Very good. Waitress and hostess were both very polite. Good beer and vegetarian selections. Portions are not too large or too small.

Thank randymel
Bozeman, Montana
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152 reviews
84 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Have visited Ciao Mambo on several occasions, but this time was definitely not as good as our previous visits. It was unusually loud - which included the background music. Our entrees, the eggplant and the manicotti, were tasty, but more garlic-heavy than usual. Likewise for the bread. The typically flavorful dishes were almost overwhelmed by it, leaving nothing but the... More 

Thank Denise M
Everett, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2016

I visit Missoula every Memorial Day for a conference. This is the first time staying in downtown, so my group and I had different hotel options. From the welcoming atmosphere to the exceptional staff (especially Shelby), Ciao Mambo quickly became a favorite. (In fact, one of our group gave such a great tip that her credit card company contacted her!... More 

Thank fly14wta
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2016 via mobile

Food is generally good. Loud noisy atmosphere. Not a good place for conversational dining. Not only loud but 50's music, in an Italian restaurant???? For $2K in accoustic tiles, this place could be transformed.

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
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17 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2016

We enjoyed the food and the happy buzz of this restaurant. Both of our dinners were top notch. The service was friendly and efficient, just what we needed after a day on the interstate.

Thank Kevin J
Port Coquitlam, Canada
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63 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2016

Great Food, great service (two thumbs up for Shelby) good prices, centrally located. Fresh meals, the wine list is not extensive but I don't think there is a poor choice on it. Lots of choice for picky eaters. We all had pasta. Delicious.

Thank Leefboy
Missoula, Montana
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2016

My daughter and I had dinner here, and were immediately disappointed when our Mexican Wedding Soup arrived and it was not only cold, but also murky and tasteless. We should have commented to our server, but we did not. My entree was Penne Isabella, which had way too much oil and parmesan to cover a lack of flavor, and very... More 

Thank Judy387
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13 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2016

I love Ciao Mambo!!!! I can't get past the Pasta Ravenna. It is delicious! The calamari fritti is wonderful too. The service is good, everyone is courteous & helpful. Prices are very reasonable.

Thank Mooserunmt
Missoula, Montana
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36 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2016

Good food at a good value. The restaurant can be a bit noisy. The private party room below requires a $400 minimum but it is very quiet and well serviced by the wait staff

Thank Donald G

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
$15 - $25
Italian, Gluten Free
Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Reservations, Parking Available
Good for
Romantic, Families with children
Open Hours
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 541 S Higgins Ave, Missoula, MT 59801-2735
  • Location: United States  >  Montana (MT)  >  Missoula
  • Phone Number: +1 406-543-0377
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 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. Bring your friends, family and appetite for fun, and we'll handle the rest.

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?