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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%
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“garlic bread” (52 reviews)
“pasta” (100 reviews)
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Italian, Pizza, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
234 2nd St E, Whitefish, MT 59937-2412
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Was disappointed not able to visit the Glacier National Park but was happy to have dinner in this restaurant. They give you crayons to draw or in my situation wrote "forest fire sucks!" Overall, love their garlic bread, lasagna and chicken fettuccine. Will definitely recommend...More

Thank Mitchell P
Mambo W, Manager at Ciao Mambo, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Happy to have you dining with us. Thanks for your review and great to hear you enjoyed our restaurant. Hope to see you on your next visit with no fires.

Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

I have eaten here probably 100 times over the last 15 years. Last night it was disgusting. The bread plates were filthy. The utensils had dried food stuck to them. My wine glass had something icky on the side. There were flies EVERYWHERE!!! I saw...More

Thank slcof3
Reviewed 4 days ago

This restaurant was recommended by the Firebrand Hotel Staff as I was craving for a spaghetti dinner, and WOW, was not disappointed at all..!!!! Restaurant opens at 5:00pm, and I was there promptly as I was the 2nd patron in, by 5:30 the place was...More

Thank Steve-DogerBlue
Reviewed 1 week ago

Oh my! Discovered a hole in the wall in Whitefish Mt ! Heavenly food, Mama mia! The lights are low, the music is turned up, wine is flowing, and energy is buzzing in the air. It’s a perfect evening and the perfect setting for…Italian food...More

Thank Joc Y
Reviewed 1 week ago

There was a long lineup, but we were served a glass of wine while we waited. We jumped the line as no one else was willing to sit at the counter (they all wanted a table). Their loss was our gain - it was so...More

Thank TraceyMcF
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Got there at 5 on a Monday. Got a table right away. Staff is friendly, w/o being pushy. Food is well prepared and flavorful. The beer cheese soup can be shared and is very good w/ vegetables and tortellini. The butcher paper and crayons on...More

Thank Ken M
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is not your typical family Italian restaurant with red and white checked tablecloths and the food is definitely a notch above those type of eateries. The flavors are complex and elegant. The white sauces are the creamiest with almost a smokey flavor from the...More

Thank fayclark
Reviewed 1 week ago

We stopped in for dinner at 5:30 on a Thursday night. The only seating available was at the bar upstairs. As luck would have it, we were in the perfect spot. Theresa, the bartender and our server was outstanding. She helped us with a wine...More

Thank osborne49
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Super friendly waitress. Tight space, but smells great and everyone was happy with their food. We were hungry after a day of hiking and it hit the spot. We were lucky to get a table right away as the wait was long the night before.

Thank Jesse T
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We found this gem on trip advisor. They do not take reservations for parties under 8. It is small with an excellent wine list. We went on a Sunday at 8:00 pm and waited for 45 minutes. We went back again on Tuesday and waited...More

Thank Beattie01
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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
  • 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
Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, 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!
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