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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 - 10:00 pm
Closed now
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Sun - Thu 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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74 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Ate here twice during our stay here. Both times food was excellent and the portions very generous! Great place for hungry hikers! Nachos are different but delicious and the plate is huge! The complimentary Garlic bread is fantastic and for six of us they gave us 15pieces! All the entrees are excellent! My only criticism is they don't take reservations... More 

Thank MSYMd
Morgantown, West Virginia
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82 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Had the sweetest waitress, Aubrey!! The food is incredible, everyone loved everything they got. The bread is to die for, smothered in butter, garlic, and Parmesan. We went here twice during our 4 days in Whitefish.

Thank cornetts14
Calgary, Canada
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27 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Came here with a large group during a busy evening and were surprised to find that we were seated within 10 minutes and the service was excellent the entire evening. Most of the pastas on the menu can be made gluten free or vegetarian which was a great surprise for us and made it easier to accommodate the dietary restrictions... More 

Thank 147travelling
Maple Creek
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5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

First time diner during my second trip to Whitefish. Garlic bread is some of the best I have ever had. Bit of a wait but chatted with others doing the same. Friday and Saturday very busy nights. We were there Thursday night. Ate upstairs at the bar too windy unfortunately so they had their outside patio closed. Great service. Good... More 

Thank Patricia A
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122 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

3rd time dining here. Some of the best Italian pasta dishes we have ever had. The garlic bread (complimentary) is epic. Service is wonderful and even when waiting in line they try to please. Order your wine in line is SMART! We will be back!!!

Thank Lorrie L
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42 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Arrived tired and hungry with 2 young kids and they were able to get us in promptly. Food options were plentiful and fine. Quality was above average. Service was great.

Thank travelstl2
Tucson, Arizona
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88 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Very popular Italian restaurant in whitefish. The place was packed the night we went, so waited an hour for a table. No bar to hang out in, but they said they could bring us drinks if we wanted. I had the lasagna, which was very tasty, but almost vegetarian because the cheese and spinach overwhelmed what meat was hiding in... More 

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108 reviews
85 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

I am Italian and eat a lot of Italian so admittedly was not expecting much here. Very pleasantly surprised. Three in our party all thought the food was really good. One person who was gluten free not thrilled with her choice but it may have been more the particular dish that was the problem. Was essentially boring. The gluten free... More 

Thank FoodieAB
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great service, food and wine! Gluten free people should RUN over here because it is amazing! Great atmosphere and experience! We have one more night in Montana and we will return tomorrow! Bravo!😀😀

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

Thanks for choosing Ciao Mambo and thanks for dining with us for 2 nights. Always great to hear our guests enjoying our restaurant. We have a great team here who take pride in providing great service and great food making sure all our guest enjoy there experience. Thanks for your review and we will see you on your next visit. More 

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5 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We visit Whitefish often and hadn't visited Ciao Mambo in years......now I remember why. Service was fine, but the food was marginal. Large portions of everything over cooked and over sauced. They would be better off having a more limited menu and producing a quality product. Whitefish would benefit from having a GOOD Italian restaurant. This is not a restaurant... More 

Thank EverDiscriminating

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
$15 - $20
Italian, Pizza, Gluten Free Options
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, Reservations, Outdoor Seating
Good for
Families with children, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Large groups, Dining on a budget
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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?