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“Do not go here”

Mambo Italiano Cafe
Ranked #27 of 462 Restaurants in Bellingham
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Italian
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Dining options: Late Night, Reservations
Description: Restaurant is located in the Fairhaven district/area. Phone is (360) 734-7677
Reviewed August 11, 2013

We spend $100 here tonight. The food was, at best, unexceptional. The service was beyond bad. The waitress spilled my husband's glass of wine, and when I asked her to take it off the bill she acted quite offended and said "What, the whole glass?'..... Is this customer service. I think not. I then went to have a talk with the young manager, who said she was confused. I explained to her the terrible service we had just received, and she and the other waitresses started laughing. Immature behaviour like this is common at high school, not at a restaurant in a tourist town of the Pacific Northwest. I really regret giving my money to this place. It should be closed down.

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Reviewed August 8, 2013

We wanted a nice authentic italian dinner and Mambo Italiano delivered that in spades. We ordered the bruschetta as an appetizer and it was so fresh and tasty with ripe tomatoes and fresh basil. The Pasta Carbonara was outstanding as was the chocolate torte we could barely finish for dessert. Our server was also so friendly yet non -obtrusive which is sometimes a delicate balance but she had it down. We will look forward to another visit sometime soon!

Thank mjjpower
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Reviewed July 19, 2013

We had one dinner at Mambo Italian Cafe. It was recommended by our hotel, and clearly a favorite of the locals.

Salad was fresh and crisp with plenty of garlic in the Caesar dressing. The pizzas and pasta dishes were tasty. Our server was friendly and attentive. We had an early dinner but the place gets busy, so reservations are probably important later in the evening. Prices were reasonable.

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Thank TouristeSeattle
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Reviewed July 17, 2013

After arriving in Bellingham we wandered aound for a while and ended up at Mambo - mainly because we could sit outside and enjoy a meal in the evening sunshine. Coming frm a cold country like ours, that is always a point! It appeared to be a lucky choice. As starters we had (and shared between us) a Caprese salad and the Tapenade. Both perfect. Then we went for the Fettucini con Pollo with Gorgonzola and the Seafood Putanesca, also with fettucini. Both tasted very well. Accompanied of a glass of white Pinot Noir from Oregon this became one of the better meals in our 2 week USA trip. Nice service also.

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Thank trekker77Norway
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Reviewed July 8, 2013

Great character place--delicious and very generous portions, reasonable prices. The bruschetta was especially yummy! Excellent service. Would suggest requesting seating in "front" room of restaurant--found this more inviting than back room.

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Thank Kathy T
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