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Ciao Mambo

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234 2nd St E, Whitefish, MT 59937-2412
+1 406-863-9600
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Sun - Thu 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Everson, Washington
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

From the moment you walk in you know the food is going to be good! The scent of garlic, tomatoes and spices fill the air and the place was packed!! The menu is extensive making it hard to choose with so many great options. The wine list has great choices also so you can pair up your favorite wine with... More 

Thank Geysergal
Lahaina, Hawaii
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

When I love a dish at a restaurant I tend to always order the same item regardless of all the other menu choices. At Ciao Mambo, I always order the pasta ravenna and am never disappointed. If your looking for a bowtie pasta, grilled chicken, sun-dried tomatoes, artichoke
hearts and mushrooms in a roasted garlic cream sauce, this is the... More 

Thank Don180
Nelson, Canada
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9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

As an Italian I'm always little hesitant to eat in an Italian restaurant but the food was so fabulous I can't say enough about it. The servings were huge the wine was delicious and the service was outstanding. I always like it when a restaurant brings bread to the table. I can't say enough about this place. I will be... More 

Thank Tyrads
Missoula, Montana
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98 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

The family stopped here for dinner recently while in Whitefish. The service was very good and so was the food. It was a little noisy inside but if you have kids like we do, you won't mind. Ciao Mambo is always good and tasty, we have never had a bad meal here. Try it and enjoy.

Thank MZoo60
Reno, Nevada
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49 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Great food, excellent service. You will not be disappointed. Entrees each large enough for two meals. Very tasteful. The complimentary bread is also very good and its housebaked.

Thank Irene D
Mambo W, Manager at Ciao Mambo, responded to this review

Yes the bread is a hit with our guests, and if you are in the mood for some great Italian food along with great service, you will not be disappointed. Thanks for your review and for choosing g Ciao Mambo. More 

Belgrade, Montana
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619 reviews
440 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 208 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We were directed to this place by some shop keepers. We have been to Italy more then a dozen times so when says "it's really authentic and really good" we take that with a grain of salt. This was a perfect example...... A very busy place, lots of food and was it authentic, NOT AT ALL. But it was obvious... More 

Thank jeffreyshapiro
Kalispell, Montana, United States
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33 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Great food. No matter who is cooking, the consistency of the taste is always the same. Get there at opening, no reservations unless it is a big party. I have eaten here over ten times. The only downside, it is not really big, so if you don't get their early you might not get a good table (next to the... More 

Thank Paul G
New Orleans, Louisiana
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18 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Had delicious steamed clams - this is Montana folks!! - and an 8 oz baseball cut steak and fixings that were stellar. Service and atmosphere were top notch. Thanks for a great evening for me and my partner! Molto bene!!

Thank giacomo215
Mambo W, Manager at Ciao Mambo, responded to this review

Montana, crazy. Thanks for your review. We have a great team here, they work hard and take pride in providing great food and great service. Always great to hear our guests enjoying our restaurant. Thanks for choosing Ciao Mambo and we will see you on your next visit. More 

Steamboat Springs, Colorado
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71 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We have a Mambo Italiano in our hometown....WHO KNEW they originated in Whitefish? It was SO fun for us to go here, have a GREAT meal, with great staff, and learn about the history of our hometown restaurant with our own personal connection? We had a great time & enjoyed some great food in a great atmosphere! Very pleased!

Thank steamboatskigal
Mambo W, Manager at Ciao Mambo, responded to this review

Yes we are the original, the next one we opened was in steamboat. So great to hear you enjoyed your experience with us in Whitefish. Thanks for your review and we will see you on your next visit. More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It was very full so be prepared to possibly wait for a table but it was worth it. Great , pleasant service and excellent Italian food. Would highly recommend this restaurant. We had salads, a main course, and dessert and each element of the meal was great.

Thank Todd H
Mambo W, Manager at Ciao Mambo, responded to this review

Thanks for choosing our restaurant. There is a wait at times, but if your in the mood for some great Italian this is the place to be. We have a great team here who works hard in making sure all our guests have a great experience. Thanks for your review, and always great to hear our guests enjoying Ciao Mambo. More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$15 - $20
Italian, Pizza
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Full Bar
Good for
Large groups, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Kids, Families with children
Open Hours
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 234 2nd St E, Whitefish, MT 59937-2412
  • Location: United States  >  Montana (MT)  >  Whitefish
  • Phone Number: +1 406-863-9600
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!

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