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Ciao Mambo

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234 2nd St E, Whitefish, MT 59937-2412
+1 406-863-9600
17:00 - 21:00
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Sun - Thu 17:00 - 21:00
Fri - Sat 17:00 - 22:00
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Atlanta, Georgia
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74 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

The restaurant opens at 5:00 and was almost full at 5:15 when we arrived. The hostess asked if we wanted to sit at the counter and we replied no, please. It appeared that didn't make her happy. Bottom line, she could use a teaspoon of personality. We were seated upstairs at a high table with our server Jennifer (who had... More 

Thank Joel F
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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110 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 80 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Arrived at 4:45 on a Saturday night in May and there were already about 20 people waiting outside ahead of us. During the 15 minutes we waited for them to open at 5, probably another 30 got in line behind us. This place is obviously a local favorite, as the reviews say. It did not disappoint! We were seated at... More 

Thank ParksRCalling
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27 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

My husband and I chose this restaurant on our 2nd night in Whitefish after a full day of hiking in Glacier. It was a lovely experience. Our server, Wandee, was fantastic! Friendly, attentive and paced our meal perfectly. I cannot stand having one plate after another shoved onto the table so I very much appreciated her perfect timing of our... More 

Thank Kazmo77
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11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

So welcoming from the first moment we arrived, even though we were at the tail end of the evening. Nice wine, excellent pasta, love the music playlist, nice feel of funky and slightly upscale space. Really felt the quiet pride of the place in each person working there, evidenced in each broad smile reaction to compliments. Sweet spot, which it... More 

Thank Ziggy2012
West Jordan, Utah
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12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 1 week ago

Looking at the couple of dozen places to eat in Whitefish and happened on this due to craving pasta. The place is smallish, but makes up for in ambiance. Great music selection. The menu is MADE TO ORDER, which made it that much more appealing.

Thank Paul O
Orlando, Florida
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25 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Nice place, live music and good drinks. Had a great evening here. The live band was great fun with good interaction with the crowd.

Thank Rick B
Rapid City, South Dakota
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95 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Cozy place with great food. Both the pasta and pizza were delicious and the garlic bread was unbelievable garlic bread.

Thank DakotaRose_24
Mambo W, Manager at Ciao Mambo, responded to this review

Nothing like fresh hot garlic bread, it is a favorite. Great to hear you enjoyed our restaurant. Thanks for your review and for choosing Ciao Mambo. More 

Conrad, Montana
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29 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Small restaurant featuring from scratch Italian food. Very consistent quality. I have never had a bad experience there and go out of my way to dine at this restaurant.

Thank Tim D
Mambo W, Manager at Ciao Mambo, responded to this review

Thanks for your review and thanks for continuing to choose Ciao Mambo. Always great hearing our guests enjoying our restaurant. See you on your next visit. More 

Level Contributor
8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This place was recommended to us by other hotel guests. We ate here in the middle of the week around 8 pm and it was still quite busy. But our waitress was helpful and pleasant, and patient with my kid. My 8 yr old son had spaghetti with meatballs while I ordered Eggplant alla Parmigiana with pasta. He liked it... More 

Thank Jann K
Mambo W, Manager at Ciao Mambo, responded to this review

Thanks to the hotel guest for the recommendation and thank you for your review. Always great to hear our guest enjoying our restaurant. We have got a great team here and they work hard in making sure our guest enjoy their experience at Ciao Mambo. Thanks for choosing Ciao Mambo and we will see you on your next visit. More 

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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 April 2017

The menu offers a large selection, that will tale almost a whole glass of wine, to decide. The pizzas are famous but the Italian dishes are all so wonderful. I like to sit at the bar and watch the kitchen work. Lots of fire and great smells. Otherwise, sit upstairs. Intimate. This is a special place. Fair pricing. The service... More 

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

The bar is a great place to sit and watch it all happen. Dinner and a show. Our boys work hard and take pride in providing fresh made to order dishes to accommodate all our guests. Always great to hear guest enjoying our restaurant. Thanks for your review and for choosing Ciao Mambo. See you on your next visit. More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 15 - USD 20
Italian, Pizza, Vegetarian Friendly, 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
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly
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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