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Ciao Mambo

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234 2nd St E, Whitefish, MT 59937-2412
+1 406-863-9600
17:00 - 22:00
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Sun - Thu 17:00 - 21:00
Fri - Sat 17:00 - 22:00
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Bozeman, Montana
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Intimate eatery with AMAZING FOOD! I took my two hungry teenagers there after a long camping trip to Glacier National Park. Definitely worth the drive as you head out of the Park! We enjoyed the Italian Nachos, Eggplant Parm, and the fire cooked pizza. All delicious! Well priced for the quality and flavor, worth every penny. They have a good... More 

Thank AmyJaneJoiner
Sun City
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2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Typical Italian Restaurant. Small and noisy, but the best food around. Portions are huge, won't go away hungry after this. They start you off with the best garlic bread in Montana and you can finish up with scrumptious desserts.

Thank colgump
United States
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177 reviews
137 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The food has always been phenomenonal and the restaurant is noisy as possible. Our last visit was plagued with surly service. I don't know what the deal was, but the place was disfunctional. Good thing they kept their language clean, albeit surly as I said.

Thank George H
Calgary, Canada
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62 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Best experience ! Food was amazing. The staff was awesome! The cooks were so great to watch. They worked so hard all night. It was like watching a fine orchestra! Everyone new their role and they all worked together ! Well done!

Thank MJB1010
Mambo W, Manager at Ciao Mambo, responded to this review

Always great to hear our guests enjoying our restaurant. We have got a great team here and all work well together, only way it can be done. They all work hard and take pride in providing great food and great service and at times a little entertainment from our pizza guys. Thanks for your review and for choosing Ciao Mambo. More 

Tuftonboro, New Hampshire
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109 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Our favorite place to eat when ever we come to Whitefish. It is busy so you may have to wait but well worth it. Best place to eat in Whitefish we think. Food is fresh and made right in front of you. The staff is always more than accommodating. Even though they don't take reservations we spent our anniversary night... More 

Thank bjphotography
Mambo W, Manager at Ciao Mambo, responded to this review

Thanks for making us your favorite. We are a busy little restaurant, at times there is a wait, well worth it if your in the mood for some great Italian and we are more than happy to get you a beverage while you wait. Our dishes are fresh made to order hoping to accommodate all our guests. Great to hear... More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

All decorated for Halloween, which was fun. Been to the Missoula location but this has a much different feel. We really enjoyed sitting at the table by the kitchen and watching all the action. They were super busy but very quick service and very attentive; Not just our waitress but the whole staff. I had the pasta ravena which is... More 

Thank Kristi G
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35 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Outstanding taste of Italy. Great wine selection with above average service. All dishes are made to order with exception of lasagne. The Cioppino will rival the dishes of San Francisco!!! Normally a wait on weekends, but well worth it.

Thank Okiefoodjunkie
Mambo W, Manager at Ciao Mambo, responded to this review

Grazie! Always great to hear our guests enjoying our restaurant. The cioppino is a favorite with our guests, great to hear you enjoyed it and enjoyed our wine list. Thanks for your review and for choosing Ciao Mambo. More 

Lake Shore, Minnesota
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407 reviews
268 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The place opens at 5pm. We showed up at 5:05 and there was already a line to get in the door. We sat at the bar. Ordered wine, nachos and tootsie rolls. Not your usual nachos and tootsie rolls. The nachos are made of pasta, smothered in a cream sauce and cheese with peppers on top. And the tootsie rolls... More 

Thank Mark A
Beaver, Utah
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22 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

The food is good, but it's definitely not good enough to be willing to tolerate rude hostess & servers. They have a large menu, but the restaurant is exceptionally tiny, and quite uncomfortable, as your seat will be repeatedly banged into by their staff. Not worth it.

Thank Marilyn B
Lake Havasu City
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2016

We ate here the first night of our trip. They start out with the most delicious garlic bread I could have just had that and a glass of wine. The entrees were above average. This is definitely a must stop.

Thank kathaz77

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$15 - US$20
Italian, Pizza, Gluten Free Options
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Reservations, Full Bar
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly, Groups
Open Hours
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 234 2nd St E, Whitefish, MT 59937-2412
  • Location: United States  >  Montana (MT)  >  Whitefish
  • Phone Number: +1 406-863-9600
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!

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