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Ciao Mambo

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541 S Higgins Ave, Missoula, MT 59801-2735
+1 406-543-0377
17:00 - 22:00
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Sun - Sat 17:00 - 22:00
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Florence, MT
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5 reviews
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Good food, but the music is LOUD!! Management not cooperative when asked if they could take it down a notch. Oh well, lots of other good dining in town.

Thank terricasillas3
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The menu is identical to the Whitefish location and is just as good. The wait can be long, but be patient, and you won't be disappointed.

Thank hikingnut
Spokane, Washington
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466 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 126 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Good food selection, include gluten-free options. However, if you order the gluten-free option make sure what type of noodle will be used. My wife order a fettuccine noodle dish, but the pasta that was used was gluten-free option was not fettuccine. While the dish tasted good and she was surprised and disappointment that it was not a fettuccine noodle dish... More 

Thank NSP9454
Missoula, Montana
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34 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 February 2017

I'm a little reluctant to wrote this review. (This place can be crowded as it is!) I went here with my wife, after seeing Manchester at the Sea at the Roxy, which is two blocks further down Higgins, away from downtown. I had the Gamberi spicy shrimp, with a nice Italian beer. Wonderful in my book! My wife had one... More 

Thank SCOsprey
Missoula, Montana
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30 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 January 2017

Best Italian Nachos I've ever had! Tell them to leave off the Romano though...I'm not a fan. Great for a meal in itself for two to share.

Thank rejoice2218
Tigard, Oregon
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 October 2016

The food and service were terrific. They suggested a great Dolcetto to go with our dinner. The penne alla vodka was delicious and the portions are generous. I wish we could have taken our food home but sine we were in a hotel, no place for left overs.

Thank TMH3354
Federal Way, Washington
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452 reviews
221 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 220 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 October 2016

Decent Italian food and a chef who is willing to modify any menu dish to your liking. I had the veal which was quite tasty, and they have a limited, but quite respectable wine list (plenty of good choices from Italy and Napa Valley). The antipasto platter was a great starter (too much food for just two people) and the... More 

Thank noworries2000
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 September 2016

Great bread, Cesar dressing needs more ummph, tomato basil soul was awesome, that darn bread was so good we couldn't finish our entrees! Niki our server was pleasant but not overbearing. My stomach is still stretched, we could have shared an entree. I would definitely recommend and return!

Thank Richard O
Walla Walla, Washington, United States
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5 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 September 2016

Finding this restaurant was not easy. We found 2 different addresses online and tried 2 different mapping programs, neither of which took us to the correct location. Ciao Mambo is on Higgins Ave just south of the river. Their delicious food was definitely worth the search. The garlic bread is fresh and awesome. We had to try the Tootsie Rolls... More 

Thank Patti T
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 September 2016 via mobile

Food was very good. Large portions. We got two of the pasta dishes, one gluten free, and couldn't tell the difference. Wait staff was very friendly. Families and couples were there. Highly recommended.

Thank Arthur C

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 15 - US$ 25
Italian, Gluten Free Options
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Reservations
Good for
Romantic, Child-friendly, Groups, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 541 S Higgins Ave, Missoula, MT 59801-2735
  • Location: United States  >  Montana (MT)  >  Missoula
  • Phone Number: +1 406-543-0377
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 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. Bring your friends, family and appetite for fun, and we'll handle the rest.

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