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“Best restaurant in the area- Bar None.”
Review of Ciao Mambo

Ciao Mambo
Ranked #5 of 95 Restaurants in Whitefish
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $15 - $20
Cuisines: Italian, Pizza
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Dining options: Late Night, Dinner, 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!
Reviewed August 29, 2014

We were turned onto this restaurant by our fly fishing guide. Boy am I glad we decided to give it a shot. When you think of White Fish, MT, Italian food is not the first thing that comes to mind. Maybe it should be... As you enter the doors to the restaurant there is a wall to your right filled with autographs of famous actors, sports figures, politicians, etc. who have visited Ciao Mambo over the years. Use that as a directional beacon; you made the right decision for dinner. Our table of five each ordered something different. It was all delicious. The shining star of the entrees was the vodka penne (which I ordered BTW), to which I had them add chicken. We also consumed several of the bar's offerings, including two bottles of a delightful blended red wine. It was a fantastic dining experience and one which I hope to repeat in the future. I especially loved the second-story balcony seating. Don't think about this too hard- are you in or around White Fish, MT? Are you looking for dinner options? Go to Ciao Mambo....you can thank me (and our fishing guide) later.

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Thank Brad P
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Mambo W, Manager at Ciao Mambo, responded to this reviewResponded September 1, 2014

Thank you for coming into Mambos after a day of Montana Fly fishing. We want to also thank you for the your detailed and qualified review. We work hard in our busy tourist restaurant in order to make visitors like you enjoy a great experience in Whitefish. We look forward to seeing your guys on your next visit to Montana and thank you for sending people our way!

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Reviewed August 24, 2014

We had to wait a bit, but it was a beautiful night, and they have seating while you wait, and so we had a glass of wine and enjoyed chatting with others waiting as well. The food was incredible...I recommend the manicotti! Also had the tiramisu...excellent! We thought our bill was undercharged because we expected to pay way more for the excellent meal! As well as the Whitefish location, they have restaurants in Billings and Missoula. I plan to visit them all in the near future! From hostess to the waitresses (especially Lindsey!) and the entire staff...everyone was friendly and all seemed to enjoy working there, which really makes for a great experience! In downtown Whitefish...so nice!

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Thank Dianna S
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Mambo W, Manager at Ciao Mambo, responded to this reviewResponded September 1, 2014

Thank you for visiting us and providing a sincere review - we truly appreciate guests just like you and work hard each day to create a positive experience. Summer is busy and we want to thank you for being patient enough to enjoy our unique experience. We look forward to seeing you on your next visit to Whitefish.

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Reviewed August 22, 2014 via mobile

Visited Whitefish for a family vacation and tried this place based on TA reviews. We were not let down. We were seated immediately, our waitress was prompt and attentive throughout the meal. Food was outstanding and pleasantly priced. We liked how they put a twist on most dishes. Kids had fun drawing on the paper table cloth and looking at all the fun drawings on the ceiling. An all around fun vibe. Would definitely go back if in the area again.

Thank At0159t
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Mambo W, Manager at Ciao Mambo, responded to this reviewResponded September 1, 2014

Thank you for your positive feedback and comments. We are glad you found us and brought the Kids - Mambos is a great location for families, birthday dinners and any event that pasta and fun can complement.

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Reviewed August 16, 2014

This is one of the best restaurants in Whitefish. Be prepared for a 20 - 30 minute wait if you don't have a reservation, but well worth it. The atmosphere is lively...great for a good visit with friends. The food is fresh and amazing. Great menu choices and large selection of wines. Finish off with Zeppoli's for dessert...delicious!

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Thank CouleeGirl
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Mambo W, Manager at Ciao Mambo, responded to this reviewResponded September 1, 2014

Thank you for the honest and real life review - we appreciate the feedback and work hard to take care of guests just like you. Our dining room is held primarily for walk-in business and we thank you for your patience wait. Our Zeppoli's are an in house specialty prepared and made from scratch each day.

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Reviewed August 11, 2014

They don't take reservations unless your a large group so plan on waiting for a table, 20 to 30 minutes. But it is well worth it. Great food, fantastic service and great value. You get to watch the cooks do their magic and they put on a show. Rarely do I return to a restaurant for a second time while on vacation but my wife and I agree this one is worth a second visit.

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Thank Scott L
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Mambo W, Manager at Ciao Mambo, responded to this reviewResponded August 12, 2014

Thank you for the kind review and spending some time with us here at Mambos. We do primarily walk in business here at Mambos in Whitefish as the dining room is set for parties of 2-6. We also have great respect those guests who will wait to dine with us. We do take a few accommodation reservations each evening for larger parties due to the fact that we have to put tables together in order to, accommodate. Although, there is no guarantee as Mambos is focused on respecting those eager guests willing to wait 10 or 15 minutes to taste our amazing dishes. We hope to see you back soon - and appreciate your business.

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