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Ciao Mambo

234 2nd St E, Whitefish, MT 59937-2412
+1 406-863-9600
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  • Excellent65%
  • Very good22%
  • Average8%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible1%
Travelers talk about
“garlic bread” (71 reviews)
“pasta” (120 reviews)
“italian nachos” (22 reviews)
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Italian, Pizza, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
234 2nd St E, Whitefish, MT 59937-2412
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Reviewed yesterday

I visited here in mid-July based on trip advisor reviews, it had a nice decor, and a lot of people started to come in after 6pm on a week night. I ordered shrimp Diavonna linguine with mild sauce, but it was very hot. Food was...More

Thank terryprod
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Fantastic Italian nachos were my favorite thing. All the food was delicious. Don't miss this restaurant when in Whitefish. All the food is made when ordered. It was loud the night we were there, however there were two large parties. Fun atmosphere.

Thank Kimberly H
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We had been warned that the portions were HUGE, so split a meal. It was absolutely delicious. One could fill up on the bread so be careful. It is extremely busy so choose off times to go there or you will have a long wait.

Thank MontananatHeart
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

This restaurant opens at 5PM. We arrived at 5:30 and there was already a wait. The restaurant is very small and we had to be seated at the bar upstairs as there were no regular tables available. The first floor is very hot. Not sure...More

Thank Lucydale
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

My husband and I stopped at Ciao Mambo for an early dinner while passing through town. We had the best waitress, she was very informative on the wine selections (which was extensive). I noticed all the waitresses had their hair tied back and was dressed...More

Thank Tiffani N
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We arrived early, which I suggest because they were packed. Seated right next to cash register without very much room we ordered drinks. Our server Kelsey was friendly and gave recommendations. We order the Italian tootsie rolls and they are amazing. Their sauce is authentic...More

Thank IowaBell
Reviewed 1 week ago

We thoroughly enjoyed our meal. The food was delicious and the service was excellent. They had good Gluten Free options and my daughter enjoyed the GF pasta. Small restaurant but great atmosphere. Would highly recommend.

Reviewed 1 week ago

Our hotel suggested this spot for Italian dining, and it was authentic. I was glad to have a jacket with me as it was cool with the fans on, but other than that, the food, bread, service was great! Would totally go there again on...More

Thank Libby W
Reviewed 1 week ago

If you want a delicious Italian meal in a warm and funky atmosphere, this is the place. Food is consistently delicious. The garlic toast that is delivered to your table is excellent. The only draw back is the popularity of this restaurant can cause a...More

Thank WorldTravelStar
Maria M, Manager at Ciao Mambo, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thanks for your review. It is worth it if your into some great Italian food, wine, service and great company. Always great to hear guests enjoying our restaurant. It's summer time in Whitefish and it's crazy, with a bit of a wait, enjoy a beverage...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Ciao Mambo came highly recommended by several people that we asked for recommendations. It did not disappoint. This is a very popular place, so plan on waiting, or try to get a reservation. We tried to go a second night, but at seven pm, they...More

Thank Deb K
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Questions & Answers
Mambo W
July 12, 2015|
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Response from Mambo W | Property representative |
Hi there, we first opened in May 2001.
June 22, 2015|
Response from George H | Reviewed this property |
Not sure how your inquiry showed up on the Mambo's page. I hope you got the info you needed about the trail ride.
George H
March 31, 2015|
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Response from Mark S | Reviewed this property |
It was there in Dec., 2014. Can't speak for the rest of the time. The appetizers were both varied and tasty (we were there with a wedding party).
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$15 - $20
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, Reservations, Full Bar, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Romantic, Kids, Families with children, Large groups, Local cuisine, Special occasions
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
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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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