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“Excellent Italian flavors in the Flathead Valley!”
Review of Ciao Mambo

Ciao Mambo
Ranked #5 of 92 Restaurants in Whitefish
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $15 - $20
Cuisines: Italian, Pizza
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Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Reservations
Description: 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!
Kalispell, Montana
Level 3 Contributor
14 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“Excellent Italian flavors in the Flathead Valley!”
Reviewed June 3, 2014

James was our server and he was very lively and helpful. It was our first time there and my birthday night. We both had delicious entrees and the garlic bread was unbelievably tasty!! All with a glass of a spicy Italian Chianti Classico! And for dessert, the flourless chocolate torte was like a dark chocolate slab of deliciousness! We will definitely return many times! Thanks for making my birthday dinner special!

  • Visited June 2014
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Thank Jennifer_Kal
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Arborg, Canada
Level 4 Contributor
42 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
“Garlic Bread That Would Keep Vampires Away!!!”
Reviewed May 20, 2014

This restaurant has the best garlic bread that I have had in years. They used minced garlic and fresh herbs topped with parmesan cheese. The small pizza is more than enough for 2 people.

Worth the trip if you are in the area. Make sure to get there early as they are very busy!!!!!!!!!!!

Stop here returning to Canada, almost worth the 1200 miles to return. Which this place was close to home, a definite 10 in my books.

  • Visited May 2014
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Thank unhappyduffer
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Newton Stewart, United Kingdom
Level 6 Contributor
155 reviews
96 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
“Amazing food”
Reviewed May 16, 2014 via mobile

Fantastic atmosphere, food was amazing. Free garlic bread was to die for. First class beers on tap. Would defo go again.

Thank Colin H
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Lethbridge, Canada
Level 1 Contributor
4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed May 5, 2014

Visited Ciao Mambo in late May on the advice of a frequent visitor. Walking in, I was hopeful as the place was packed full and everyone seemed happy. Our server was good, a little slow but knowing that it might have been due to something out of his control, I'll give him the benefit of the doubt. We both had pasta dishes (which we were told were two of the popular choices) and were both terribly disappointed with the taste. Both seemed to have undercooked pasta and had a very oily texture. The complimentary bread was ok but also seemed a little too greasy. On the upside, our desserts were very good. My daughter really enjoyed the Zeppole. In fairness, I'd like to think that whomever cooked our food was having an off-day as everything being served to people around us looked and smelled very good. I might give this place another chance if we visit again.

Visited May 2014
Thank Shel D
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Level 6 Contributor
265 reviews
149 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 118 helpful votes
“Delicious and quaint place to eat”
Reviewed April 24, 2014

Seems to have short hours like 5-9. Would only take reservations for over 6-8 people. We went at 5:30 2 of us and got in right away, although it filled up fast. All our menu items were delicious and our server was so sweet and knowledgable. Interior is very warm and welcoming. We will return forsure.

Visited April 2014
Thank Monkeytoez
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