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Ciao Mambo

234 2nd St E, Whitefish, MT 59937-2412
+1 406-863-9600
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  • Excellent62%
  • Very good22%
  • Average8%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“garlic bread” (41 reviews)
“pasta” (91 reviews)
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Italian, Pizza, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
234 2nd St E, Whitefish, MT 59937-2412
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1 - 10 of 654 reviews

Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

The restaurant is small, food is outstanding. There were about 10 of us. Very accommodating. Bread and Italian nachos were out of this world. All the dinners were really good, hot and out together. Great portion sizes. Definitely a must go to place.

Thank Bobbi F
Reviewed 4 days ago 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...More

Thank Joel F
Reviewed 6 days ago 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...More

Thank ParksRCalling
Reviewed 1 week ago 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...More

Thank Kazmo77
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...More

Thank Ziggy2012
Reviewed 2 weeks 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
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
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.

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.

Reviewed 4 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...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....More

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Mambo W
when did u open
12 July 2015|
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Response from Mambo W | Property representative |
Hi there, we first opened in May 2001.
How far in advance do I need to schedule a trail ride for 2 children (7 and 10) and 3 adults? We would be looking at June 13, 14, or 15. My main concern is I do not want to go in bad weather so would like to make that decision when we arrive in Montana, but did not know how busy you were this time of year. I formerly lived not too far from your location up in Emmons Canyon and am bringing my grandsons to see where I lived and to enjoy all of the things I used to do there. Look forward to you response. Claudia Luthi 785-410-0209
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
Mambos has been around for 40 years? .Wow, I sure must have missoed out on the first 28 or so years.
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
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$15 - US$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
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, 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
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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!