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Ciao Mambo

541 S Higgins Ave, Missoula, MT 59801-2735
+1 406-543-0377
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  • Excellent45%
  • Very good32%
  • Average8%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible5%
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“pasta” (30 reviews)
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Italian, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
541 S Higgins Ave, Missoula, MT 59801-2735
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This was our first opportunity to dine here. It always looked too busy and noisy, so we went to Romeos on the hill. Romeos is kind of like Applebees and Ciao Mambo is the real deal. It really is a great Italian restaurant. They serve...More

Thank Judyhwright
Reviewed 1 week ago

The food was great and I like the atmosphere, but it does get busy and noisy--which I don't mind. I tried the caprese, it was refreshing. I ate the manicotti and it was so creamy and delicious! I also tried the tiramisu, which was comparable...More

Thank carlymariex
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Lovely presentation, friendly wait staff, good Itailan wine and a delicious dinner for a very reasonable price. We loved this restaurant and their homemade tomato bisque was delicious.(Only served on Wednesday nights.) Can't recommend this restaurant highly enough. It is just over the bridge on...More

Thank Debbie D
Reviewed 4 April 2017

While the service was very good, and the food was fine (but not exceptional) this establishment falls flat on the ambiance. It is anything but relaxed. It was designed by a kitchen-in-your-face type of architect, where all of the kitchen noise is directed right out...More

Thank TravelRockies
Reviewed 14 March 2017

Good food, but the music is LOUD!! Management not cooperative when asked if they could take it down a notch. Oh well, lots of other good dining in town.

Thank terricasillas3
Reviewed 11 March 2017

The menu is identical to the Whitefish location and is just as good. The wait can be long, but be patient, and you won't be disappointed.

Thank hikingnut
Reviewed 22 February 2017

Good food selection, include gluten-free options. However, if you order the gluten-free option make sure what type of noodle will be used. My wife order a fettuccine noodle dish, but the pasta that was used was gluten-free option was not fettuccine. While the dish tasted...More

Thank NSP9454
Reviewed 9 February 2017

I'm a little reluctant to wrote this review. (This place can be crowded as it is!) I went here with my wife, after seeing Manchester at the Sea at the Roxy, which is two blocks further down Higgins, away from downtown. I had the Gamberi...More

Thank SCOsprey
Reviewed 20 January 2017

Best Italian Nachos I've ever had! Tell them to leave off the Romano though...I'm not a fan. Great for a meal in itself for two to share.

Thank rejoice2218
Reviewed 21 October 2016

The food and service were terrific. They suggested a great Dolcetto to go with our dinner. The penne alla vodka was delicious and the portions are generous. I wish we could have taken our food home but sine we were in a hotel, no place...More

Thank TMH3354
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 15 - USD 25
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Reservations
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Open Hours
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 541 S Higgins Ave, Missoula, MT 59801-2735
  • Location: United States  >  Montana (MT)  >  Missoula
  • Phone Number: +1 406-543-0377
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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 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. Bring your friends, family and appetite for fun, and we'll handle the rest.