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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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Bellingham, Washington
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12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We were seated in the courtyard and it was was wonderful. An open air feel while protected from the elements. We had oysters that just melted in our mouths. Absolutely great food. Good service too.

Thank msglaigaie
Anacortes, Washington
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39 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

OY! Why the huge amount of SALT used in restaurants, that we've tried, in FAIRHAVEN? This wasn't the 1800's, when there was little else to serve hungry lumberjacks, sailors, or miners, but salt pork & beans! This Mambo Italiano is the worst yet! There we were, last weekend, up in Bellingham, at Fairhaven, wandering around looking for some books I... More 

Thank SkagitSam
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56 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Had dinner (no reservations) our first night staying in Chuckanut Bay area. Just walked in and sat at the bar for about 10 minutes. The salmon penne was excellent and serving enough to take home for seconds. Staff helpful and prompt.

Thank Rosebud02
Bellingham, WA
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68 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

As locals, we've been going to Mambo for years. It's always been good (4 stars), but this most recent trip was better. Both dishes (blacked halibut & chicken cacciatore) came with a pasta side, mine with a totally yummy puttanesca sauce. Neither of use could finish the meal, so the leftovers came home. The next night after work (and leftovers... More 

Thank BhamPedro
Seattle, Washington
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11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 9, 2016

Was in the fairhaven vicinity on a Friday evening and wanted to try the new pizza place. However, my friend wanted pasta so we decided to try an Italian restaurant recommended by another friend, Mambo Restorante Italiano. We decided to have an early dinner at 6pm and was surprised to find the place so full. We decided to have their... More 

Thank Susan S
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70 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 31, 2016

we love to have dinner here. It's delicious, always crowded always good. Service is great and the atmosphere is homey. Very nice size portions and a good variety to chose from. I would come here for dinner once a week if we could.

Thank Latina53
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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 19, 2016 via mobile

Some friends from California were visiting so we met them in Fairhaven for dinner. Everyone thought Italian would be good so on the recommendation of a different friend we went Mombo Italiano. The food was great. My wife and a friend had oysters which both felt were great. One person had clams and linguine which she raved about while another... More 

Thank James M
Seattle, Washington
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99 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 17, 2016

Great place to meet friends for Italian food in Bellingham. i usually visit once a year when I'm in town for a bike ride to Vancouver. Large portions of food which is always consistently prepared. It never disappoints.

Thank lsdean
Kensington, CT
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850 reviews
722 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 278 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 12, 2016

We were headed to the border crossing and decided to eat before joining what we expected to be a long line of cars so we exited for Bellingham. There were a number of options, but we noticed this restaurant seemed be doing an excellent business. My wife and I shared a panini club on soft, baked bread that included thick... More 

Thank westie2
Bastrop, Texas
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47 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 10, 2016 via mobile

We had dinner in the historic lobby of a beautiful old building. I had the blackened cod special which was excellent. The service was spot on. We explored the building afterward and made a wish in the fountain.

Thank TxMarky

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Italian, Pizza
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout
Good for
Romantic, Special occasions, Kids, 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?