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Mambo Italiano Cafe

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1303 12th St, Bellingham, WA 98225-7105
+1 360-734-7677
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11:30 - 21:00
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Sun - Thu 11:30 - 21:00
Fri - Sat 11:30 - 22:00
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Arlington
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297 reviews
168 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 95 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 February 2016

Three of us celebrated our birthdays at Mambo Italiano last Thursday evening. It was busy but the service was excellent. And the food was even better. All of our meals were excellent and more than we could eat so had left overs that were great the next day.

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Thank LeonNoel7
Nashua, New Hampshire
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119 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 105 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 February 2016

I have eaten at Mambo Italiano probably a half-dozen times now, and each meal was excellent. You enter Mambo's next to the open kitchen, into a cramped dining room. Up a half-flight of stairs is a tiny bar with another dining room behind it. Finally, overflow diners can sit in tables in the adjacent office building's first floor courtyard, accessed... More 

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Thank Dr-Jill-from-NH
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18 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 January 2016

Ok 1st off before you even eat here the scent lingers in the breeze down the street drawing you in ..... and its soo freaking good like everything is good form teh bread and butter to the pasta to the salad everything is sooo good if your only gonna try one place in fair heaven make it here

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Thank kissedlightning
Vancouver, Canada
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90 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 January 2016

This restaurant has excellent pan-fried oysters. They are coated with herbs, pan-fried and served on a bed of greens with two different types of sauces. Very delicious. Better than the oysters up the road at the much more expensive Oyster Bar. The salads and paninis at Mambo Italiano are very good too. It is one of our two favorite restaurants... More 

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Thank Daniel K
Vancouver, Canada
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 December 2015

My Mom and I had dinner here recently and had such a lovely time. First the food was amazing. We had lasagne and pizza. Both were gluten free (though you'd never guess, they were so good!). Second, our waiter was fantastic. Will definitely be back next time I'm in Fairhaven.

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Thank Marilyn K
Bellingham, Washington
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39 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 December 2015 via mobile

The good is okay, just that. The price point does not reflect the quality, as the dishes tend to be either flavorless or extremely over salted. Great atmosphere, though.

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Thank DebGC
Gibsons, Canada
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 November 2015

Very funky decor in a historic building downtown. Looks very small on the outside but once you get in there the place keeps going into different little rooms around more corners. It can seat quite a few guests while still feeling intimate and cozy. The menu had most of the Italian favourites including flat bread type pizzas, calzones, many different... More 

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Thank fabiogirl
Ottawa, Canada
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161 reviews
112 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 November 2015

While visiting family in Vancouver, they recommended we drive down to the Bellingham area and have lunch at this café (their favorite); I was not disappointed! It is a small unassuming place, but the friendly staff and good food really impressed. We ordered the spaghetti pomodore, linguini vongole and fettucine portobello with a side of sausages. All three of us... More 

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Thank DeeDeeTraveler
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14 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 November 2015 via mobile

If you love garlic, fresh veggies and tasty pasta than Mambo Italiano is a great meal for the family. Great staff and fun atmosphere inside the an old brick building in Historic Fairhaven.

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Thank Heather W
Bellingham, Washington
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15 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 October 2015

very popular place with great food and service. Just enjoyed a pizza there. wide selection, convenient location. you may have to wait for a table

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Italian, Pizza
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Child-friendly, Romantic
Open Hours
Sunday
11:30 - 21:00
Monday
11:30 - 21:00
Tuesday
11:30 - 21:00
Wednesday
11:30 - 21:00
Thursday
11:30 - 21:00
Friday
11:30 - 22:00
Saturday
11:30 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1303 12th St, Bellingham, WA 98225-7105
  • Location: United States  >  Washington (WA)  >  Bellingham
  • Phone Number: +1 360-734-7677
Description
Restaurant is located in the Fairhaven district/area. Phone is (360) 734-7677

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?