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Mambo Italiano Cafe

1303 12th St, Bellingham, WA 98225-7105
+1 360-734-7677
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  • Excellent46%
  • Very good38%
  • Average8%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible4%
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“con pollo” (9 reviews)
“fettuccine” (16 reviews)
Open Now
11:30 - 21:00All hours
Italian, Gluten Free Options
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1303 12th St, Bellingham, WA 98225-7105
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Reviewed yesterday

A quick meal of halibut on pasta after a meatball appetizer plus a little wine was very well done by this cafe. The staff were efficient and the atmosphere of the cafe is also pleasant. Recommend without qualification.

Thank qwertVictoria
Reviewed 4 days ago

Great food! We’ve been there twice within a month. Loved the sauté clams and mussels (always dip the sauce with bread), fettucine portabella, and the seafood puttanesca. We are looking forward to try out everything on the menu with the future visits…

Thank Casey C
Reviewed 1 week ago

Food always great. Great dinner last Saturday. Good food large portions. A lot of young people working restaurant. Should have a floor manager or adult over seeing the restaurant. Table near ours had loud couple, dropping F bombs several times a minute. None of the...More

Thank burmesesurrey
Reviewed 1 week ago

Some friends recommended this place to us and when we said we'd love to try it out, they actually drove for 90 minutes to meet us there for dinner! Now THAT should say something about the food. Not only was the food super delicious (try...More

Thank Roger L
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We really enjoyed this funky restaurant. I had the oyster stew which was heavenly & rich. My Dad would have loved it. My hubby had the oysters for his main meal & he wasn't didappointed. I had the shrimp with Gorgonzola & cream. Very good...More

Thank milehidi
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The atmosphere is cozy and warm ( a little too warm) and waitress was fine, but the food not up to par. The shrimp were so over cooked and tough I couldn't eat them, the chicken dried out, the bread dry and tasteless, and not...More

Thank buttondeb
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Showed up at Mambo with family and huge hunger pains. Dinner was great. Had garden salad, spaghetti carbonara and shared a pepperoni pizza. Food was hot and full of flavour. Service was really friendly. Price was moderate ($90 for 4 people- no alcohol or desert)....More

Thank mikesV787CZ
Reviewed 21 August 2017 via mobile

I love downtown Fairhaven and this restaurant is one of the reasons why. It was late on a Wednesday and we were looking for dinner. Italian sounded good so we picked Mambo on a whim. From the warm greeting to the cozy atmosphere, the service...More

Thank James F
Reviewed 2 August 2017

Stopped in for lunch after touring Western Washington University. Pizza was bland, boring, and below average. My wife added salmon to her salad and it tasted frozen. How hard is it to serve fresh salmon in Washington state? Service was nothing special.

1  Thank Alex Y
Reviewed 1 August 2017 via mobile

This place is simply amazing. Service, Lara, and all the staff. Food, scampi is the best I've ever had. This is a must for any lover of great authentic Italian food!

Thank herb e
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2 October 2016|
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Response from 577marlene | Reviewed this property |
They have many salads, especially the steak salad. I would think they could make chicken alfredo with veggies, as it's just garlic, butter, cream, parmesan cheese with chicken, veggies. Skip the noodles or serve over rice... More

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Dinner, Lunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Wheelchair Accessible, Full Bar
Good for
Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1303 12th St, Bellingham, WA 98225-7105
  • Location: United States  >  Washington (WA)  >  Bellingham
  • Phone Number: +1 360-734-7677
Restaurant is located in the Fairhaven district/area. Phone is (360) 734-7677
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