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Ciao Mambo

234 2nd St E, Whitefish, MT 59937-2412
+1 406-863-9600
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  • Excellent64%
  • Very good22%
  • Average8%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“garlic bread” (67 reviews)
“pasta” (117 reviews)
“italian nachos” (22 reviews)
Open Now
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM Hours
Italian, Pizza, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
234 2nd St E, Whitefish, MT 59937-2412
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Reviewed 2 days ago

You know the drill, pasta dishes drowning in white or red sauce, garlic bread to fill you up before your food arrives almost ensuring your taking half your entree to go, butcher paper table clothes where the servers can write their names, upside down! Yes,...More

Thank montanabkw
Reviewed 3 days ago

Very good Italian, appetizers, pastas and pizzas. Everything is made to order so there was a delay for orders to be brought to the table. The portions are enormous, and some dishes surprisingly rich. In contrast the prices are very modest. Service efficient and friendly.

Thank Anne M
Reviewed 4 days ago

When visiting Whitefish, we had been reviewing different places to try for dinner, Ciao Mambo's reviews were exact! Top Notch service, and the Best Italian Food we have ever tasted. Their version of Chicken Parm is amazing, Would have liked a little more noodles to...More

Thank 74senecab
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My husband and I recently ate here. The atmosphere was good ,our server was good. Beware of two things , the first table we were seated was a table for two across from the open kitchen and it was VERY hot there, we could feel...More

Thank tambrown1961
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Walked in and this place smelled amazing - like garlic annd butter and cream. Had to wait a few minutes, but had wine while we waited. The food was delicious and they have PLENTY of gluten-free options.

Thank Cyndi C
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Good and busy Italian restaurant with great food and generous portions. Great service, good wine list and fun atmosphere - not crazy loud, but certainly not quiet when busy. All pastas and other dishes tried were very good, and cioppino was excellent. Appetizers are quite...More

Thank OFBHockey
Mambo W, Manager at Ciao Mambo, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thanks for your review. We are a busy restaurant and it does get a little loud in here, with Frank and Dean in the background, our guests hopefully enjoying themselves and our restaurant, the staff having a good time while providing great service and food,...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

Saturday night - around 7:30 pm, in the early part of June - not exactly the worst time of the year to walk-up without a reservation, but certainly not the best. The place was packed. We waited, with a bunch of other would-be diners for...More

Thank Wayne C
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We tried this place after reading other reviews. It was great. Very friendly staff, decent service and really good food. I wish we had them near where I live. If you're in Whitefish don't miss it.

Thank Stan J
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Very helpful and friendly staff. Alotta fun. Food was great, short wait but well worth it. Garlic bread very garlicy yum. Lasagna was awesome. My wife loved the eggplant parm. Very good experience. Hope you like it like we did. T N G

Thank gta711
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I have had just about everything on the menu over the last 15 years and it never fails as everything taste good, if you love garlic try the bread and pizzas always taste great! I have met the owner and all the great staff. Make...More

Thank oilman-01
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Questions & Answers
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
  • 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, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine
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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