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Mambo Italiano Cafe

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1303 12th St, Bellingham, WA 98225-7105
+1 360-734-7677
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  • Excellent45%
  • Very good39%
  • Average8%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible4%
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“fettuccine” (17 reviews)
“con pollo” (9 reviews)
“pizza” (32 reviews)
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Italian, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
1303 12th St, Bellingham, WA 98225-7105
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Stopped in for lunch after touring Western Washington University. Pizza was bland, boring, and below average. My wife added salmon to her salad and it tasted frozen. How hard is it to serve fresh salmon in Washington state? Service was nothing special.

1  Thank Alex Y
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This place is simply amazing. Service, Lara, and all the staff. Food, scampi is the best I've ever had. This is a must for any lover of great authentic Italian food!

Thank herb e
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Had spaghetti and meat balls which were a good size, but they were rather dry. The sauce wasn't very flavorful. The bread basket with butter was good though.

2  Thank Roseventures
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I recently dined with my husband at Mambo Italiano...The food was delicious. the portions are generous...and the food was authentic Italian. do not sit on the Outside patio if you are allergic to,traffic noise....or wait till after 7:00 PM for the Town to calm down....there...More

Thank Arima1951
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

They make the best lasagna. Everything is fresh & hot. Our "go to" Italian food stop in Fairhaven. Many great items on their menu & love the fireplace .

Thank Martha1105
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

My husband and my children brought me to this little gem for Mothers Day. Despite the fact that we had some neglect from our server initially, we loved the atmosphere and the food was delicious. I also applaud the bartender for well made margaritas. We...More

Thank jennygirl05
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We found this place quite by mistake and were so happy we did. My husband had the Seafood Puttanesca and I had the Portabello Fettuccine and he claims it was the best meal of our trip to Bellingham. Fairhaven is a quaint diversion from the...More

Thank Tanya B
Reviewed June 14, 2017

Give yourself a treat and go to Mambo Italiano. Consistently good and we've been here many times. Great food, great service.

Thank Rocketrod22
Reviewed May 25, 2017

I wonder if I could ever get tired of Alaskan Halibut. Not here! They served a very large portion of fish along with a medly of cut and grilled veggies in some type of light sauce which was very tasty. Hubby had a greek salad...More

Thank Pocahontashiker
Reviewed May 13, 2017

This is located in the quaint Fairhaven section of Bellingham. It is very noisy in the front section of this restaurant - suggest asking for a table in the back. Chicken piccata was very good. Meatballs and spagetti was good.

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October 1, 2016|
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Response from 577marlene | Reviewed this property |
They have many salads, especially the steak salad. I would think they could make chicken alfredo with veggies, as it's just garlic, butter, cream, parmesan cheese with chicken, veggies. Skip the noodles or serve over rice... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Dinner, Lunch, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible, Full Bar
Good for
Kids, Special occasions, 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: +1 360-734-7677
Restaurant is located in the Fairhaven district/area. Phone is (360) 734-7677
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