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Bambino's Italian Cafe - CLOSED

203 Hitt St, Columbia, MO 65201-5029
+1 573-443-4473
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  • Excellent7%
  • Very good7%
  • Average51%
  • Poor28%
  • Terrible7%
24 May 2013
“New owner/management”
8 Jan 2013
“Just okay”
Restaurant Hours Closed
203 Hitt St, Columbia, MO 65201-5029
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Reviewed 24 May 2013

I used to love the shrimp alfredo at Bambino's but since it changed hands it's not so good! I'm not sure if it's still even in business. The flavor just wasn't as good and the size/amount of shrimp in the dish suffered as well. Guess...More

Thank Peggy A
Reviewed 8 January 2013

This place used to be fantastic but not sure what has happened. It is still okay but not as graet as it used to be.

Thank gayl203
Reviewed 3 December 2012

After new owners and a new location, this just is not what it used to be. The food is OK but not quite as well prepared. The dinner salad was always excellent and a high point while now it includes browned edge lettuce. pasta pretty...More

Thank Johhhhn
Reviewed 13 September 2012

I love Italian food so I have given this place many chances. However, the food here is not good. Everything else is average (I would say poor atmosphere) but the food is just not good.

Thank Riki M
Reviewed 9 June 2012

My husband and I ate here one evening as we were traveling through and other places were too busy to get in. The portions were way too large. The prices were fine, but the quality wasn't quite there. I suspect hungry college students are their...More

Thank Italophile
Reviewed 19 February 2012

The food was decent, but nothing special. I don't know that I would go out of my way to go back though.

Thank 82,711
Reviewed 14 February 2012

I was able to order my favorite Italian dish and had to carry home what I couldn't finish. New location lacks charm of previous but probably gets more foot traffic.

Thank grouch0
Reviewed 10 February 2012

At a half-bar, half-restaurant I guess you have to expect noise. The food wasn't anything special.

Thank MildManneredTraveler
Reviewed 17 January 2012

Bambino's was a great place to eat when the prior owner had it. But a new owner took over and now the food is not near as good. The bread they serve doesn't taste very fresh. Don't care much for it now.

Reviewed 30 December 2011

Back in 2009, I would have given this restaurant a 5. It was one of my top 3 favorites in Columbia, just a little hole-in-the-wall Italian place with nice staff and great service. This is where I always took out-of-town guests and where I would...More

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Restaurant Details

Average prices
US$5 - US$10
Open Hours
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 203 Hitt St, Columbia, MO 65201-5029
  • Location: United States  >  Missouri (MO)  >  Columbia
  • Phone Number: +1 573-443-4473
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