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Ciao Mambo

234 2nd St E, Whitefish, MT 59937-2412
+1 406-863-9600
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  • Excellent65%
  • Very good21%
  • Average8%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible2%
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“garlic bread” (65 reviews)
“pasta” (116 reviews)
“italian nachos” (22 reviews)
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Italian, Pizza, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
234 2nd St E, Whitefish, MT 59937-2412
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Girls weekend to Whitefish and we were told we HAD to eat a Mambos! It was a Saturday night and was packed. We had a reservation thankfully or I don’t know how long it would have taken to get a seat. It’s a tiny restaurant...More

1  Thank kkroe77
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Good Italian restaurant for family. Prices were reasonable and all in our party of five enjoyed the food. Apparently they are jam packed in the summer, but we were able to walk-in without reservation in early April.

Thank timp599
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Went here for supper with vegetarian husband and 2 kids. Service was ok food was nice not amazing but still nice . Wouldn’t go back again given the other range of restaurants

Thank oriordannoelle
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

When our daughter was ski racing, this was our teams go to place after a race. It’s been a few years but it did not disappoint!! Excellent service, atmosphere is warm (wine paintings are gorgeous) & a great menu. The food itself is just fantastic!!!

1  Thank Tricia N
Maria M, Manager at Ciao Mambo, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Always great to hear our guests enjoying our restaurant. I will share this with my team. Thanks for choosing Ciao Mambo again and Thanks for your review.

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My third visit to this bustling Italian eatery, and as in my previous meals, all went well. The bruschetta is good, using ricotta rather than Parmesan, and was tasty. I might have ordered a different appy, had I remembered about the garlic bread served prior...More

1  Thank Patrick L
Maria M, Manager at Ciao Mambo, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thanks for your review. The Carbonara is my favorite. Our dishes are made to order so next time we can do a lite sauce for you. Thanks for choosing Ciao Mambo again and we will see you on your next visit.

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

A very unassuming restaurant. It looks like a small house and it feels very cozy. If you have to wait for a table, WAIT. Service great. Food was AMAZING. Not only do you get great flavors, you get portions large enough for two or three....More

Thank PokeyandGumbyTravel
Maria M, Manager at Ciao Mambo, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Our garlic bread is a favorite. We are a small restaurant, and at times we do have a wait, worth it if you are into some great Italian food, fine wine, and great service. Thanks for your review and Thanks for choosing Ciao Mambo. See...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Service is excellent! Get there early, the food is soooooooooooooooo good that it is worth the wait. They do take reservations for large groups. Fine wine!More

Thank rbwilwin
Maria M, Manager at Ciao Mambo, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thanks for your review. I will share this with my team. We do have some great wines and if there is a wait, you can enjoy a glass of one of our fine wines and we will get you seated as soon as possible. Thanks...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

By far the best pasta place around and ar reasonable prices. Service is exceptional. It is difficult to finish a complete meal because you get so much .... Highly recommended!

Thank JimfromtheJaw
Maria M, Manager at Ciao Mambo, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thanks for your review. Always good to hear our guests enjoying our restaurant, from our food to our service. Thanks for choosing Ciao Mambo. See you on your next visit.

Reviewed 20 March 2018

We split the caprese salad, and the pasta Ravenna which were both excellent. And they have spamoni for dessert which finished off a nice casual meal.

Thank TravelGal-NH
Reviewed 14 March 2018

A surprise find in Whitefish. Small restaurant. Big portions. Decent prices. We arrived at 5:30pm on a Sunday evening and had a 30 minute wait which told us the food must be really good and it was. One downside of Ciao Mambo is the waiting...More

Thank thetravelteam
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Mambo W
12 July 2015|
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Response from Mambo W | Property representative |
Hi there, we first opened in May 2001.
23 June 2015|
Response from George H | Reviewed this property |
Not sure how your inquiry showed up on the Mambo's page. I hope you got the info you needed about the trail ride.
George H
1 April 2015|
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Response from Mark S | Reviewed this property |
It was there in Dec., 2014. Can't speak for the rest of the time. The appetizers were both varied and tasty (we were there with a wedding party).
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
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Average prices
USD 15 - USD 20
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, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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
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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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