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Ciao Mambo

234 2nd St E, Whitefish, MT 59937-2412
+1 406-863-9600
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  • Excellent65%
  • Very good21%
  • 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
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234 2nd St E, Whitefish, MT 59937-2412
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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
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Always worth the wait. Usually a lineup to get in, but order a beer or glass of wine while you wait. Food is always good and the portions are large, consider sharing a meal and order the dessert.....a fondue type dessert with dipping sauces, make...More

Thank Dwayne S
Mambo W, Manager at Ciao Mambo, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thanks for waiting. Summer time, there is a line, you can enjoy a beverage while you wait or take a walk around and we will get you seated as soon as possible. Great to hear you enjoyed our restaurant. Thanks again for your patience and...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Great great Italian dishes and Texas sized portions. I would not recommend pizza, it was dry and not flavorful but everything was outstanding. Friendly and fun waitress-even though they didn't have Rainier Beer she knew Rainier motorcycle commercialMore

Thank RedLodgeVisitor
Mambo W, Manager at Ciao Mambo, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Wow, Rainier beer, thats old school, I would have ran and grabbed you one from the store, next time.. Sorry you did not enjoy our pizza, glad to hear everything else was great. Thanks for your review and for choosing Ciao Mambo. See you next...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We have stopped by here several times, the food always tastes good. The atmosphere is a bit loud because its a busy place. The prices are about right for the quality of food, and who can go wrong with garlic bread! Would eat here again

Thank James L
Mambo W, Manager at Ciao Mambo, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thanks for continuing to choose Ciao Mambo. Our garlic bread is a hit with our guests. Great to hear you enjoyed our restaurant. Thanks for your review. See you on your next visit.

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Maybe my favorite meal. Be prepared it is rich but so worth it. Watching the kitchen staff was amazing.. you could see how hard they were working and how dedicated they are to great food. Everyone was super friendly and welcoming. Must stop for Italian...More

Thank Jerds11
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

If you like Italian food this place is a must stop in whitefish. Be prepared to be well fed. Can be a bit of a wait but it is worth the wait. We had to wait an hour so we went to the brewery for...More

Thank Mark X
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We had high expectations after waiting over 45 minutes for a table on a Tuesday night, and this restaurant just did not meet them. The server, Gage, was great! The busgirl was absolutely lovely and attentive, and the prices were very reasonable, but unfortunately that...More

Thank purplegirl22
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Wonderful, authentic Italian food. The garlic bread was wonderful! Great variety on the menu and good service. Well worth the wait!

Thank Lolly G
Mambo W, Manager at Ciao Mambo, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thanks for your review. It's summer time in Whitefish and it's busy, so I thank you for waiting and we appreciate your patience. Great to hear you enjoyed our restaurant and hope to see you on your next visit.

Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Based on the reviews we read on trip advisor we stopped here for dinner. We are so glad we did as everything was amazing from the free garlic bread appie to the spinach salad to the entree of spaghetti and meat balls. Large portion sizes...More

Thank P R
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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.
22 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
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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
Groups, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Child-friendly
Open Hours
17:00 - 21:00
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17:00 - 21:00
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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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