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Mambo Italiano Cafe

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1303 12th St, Bellingham, WA 98225-7105
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
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Sun - Thu 11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
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10 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

We sat outside to dine and had two great fettuccine dinners. The staff was attentive and the food was hot. The smells coming from inside was just like you can imagine coming from an Old World Italian grandmother's kitchen. Only downside was no music. Italian music or even some Doris Day and Frank Sinatra would have highlighted the romantic dinner.

Thank Ann R
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34 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

The food is very tasty! Pasta dishes fresh and very large portions! I had pizza which was a little overlooked but still good with nice thin crust and fresh ingredients. The food did take a long time to prepare, but once it came it was good. The prices are a bit high, maybe $2 additional to what you would expect... More 

Thank E N
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63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

This was a late evening stop for us after a day of travelling so we wanted somewhere serving decent food without too much of a wait and welcoming to families. We were seated in the courtyard and Mambo ticked all the boxes. This place had a great vibe, friendly staff and was clearly popular given that the restaurant was full... More 

Thank mrsspikes
Chapala, Mexico
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118 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Been in business for many years for good reason. Extensive menu with some excellent choices like veal Marsela and cracker crusted halibut. House wines are quite acceptable and reasonably priced. Friendly and efficient service.

Thank elpavorealblanco
Bellingham, Washington
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31 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Pasta is delicious here, and love the fresh seasonal veggies they always serve. If you like halibut, Mambo knows how to cook it and when it's in season that's where I go for an amazing piece of fish. Went last week for halibut with a lemon, butter, tarragon cream sauce, veggies, and pasta. YUM!!! Service is usually really good as... More 

Thank BellinghamFunnyFarm
Camano Island, Washington
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24 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A small group of us went to lunch at Mambo Café. We walked in the wrong door and were seated in the upper dining area and ended up with the entire section to ourselves. Our server was informative, casual with out being flip, and knew a ton about all of the dishes. We had a couple orders of the Seafood... More 

Thank RobbieDavison
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24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

First off, we don't get out for a fancy or expensive meal together very often. It was planned last minute and grew from my son and I, to my boyfriend and his sister and my daughter and her boyfriend in a few short hours. We requested a 6 top in the Atrium, as I find it very quaint and I... More 

Thank 577marlene
Seattle, Washington
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50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

1st visit - fell in love with the quaintness of the outside setting in historic Fair Haven, wonderful waitress, and fabulous food. We all enjoyed our entrees immensely. I had the Seafood Puttanesca; fresh pasta and prawns in a flavorful creamy white sauce. 2nd visit one week later - fell out of love. Weather necessitated we sit inside; it had... More 

Thank WSUtraveler
Bellingham, Washington
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9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We enjoyed a family celebration at Mambo Italiano last evening. The waitstaff was extremely attentive -- maintaining that perfect balance between fantastic service and not interrupting our conversation flow. Just perfect. Edna Valley Chardonnay was a buttery smooth accompaniment to my Pasta Mediterranean. Make sure you ask for a seat in the back. The seating is a bit roomier and... More 

Thank Jess R
Prescott, Az.
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148 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Small restaurant with limited outdoor seating. But the food is wonderful. I had the veal and it was excellent. Try it you'll like it!

Thank Ralph D

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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
Italian, Pizza
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Takeout
Good for
Families with children
Open Hours
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1303 12th St, Bellingham, WA 98225-7105
  • Location: United States  >  Washington (WA)  >  Bellingham
  • Phone Number: 360-734-7677
Restaurant is located in the Fairhaven district/area. Phone is (360) 734-7677

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?