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Ciao Mambo

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234 2nd St E, Whitefish, MT 59937-2412
+1 406-863-9600
17:00 - 21:00
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Sun - Thu 17:00 - 21:00
Fri - Sat 17:00 - 22:00
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12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We've lived in Whitefish (some of the best restaurants in the world!) for just over a year and have only just gotten to Ciao Mambo's last week --- we've already been back twice. What an amazing place. Sit at the counter if you can to watch and enjoy the hardest working most talented chefs ever. The food is amazing. The... More 

Thank Kerry M M
Mambo W, Manager at Ciao Mambo, responded to this review

Welcome to Whitefish and to Ciao Mambo. We have a great team, they work hard and take pride in preparing delicious food along with great service and some entertainment from our pizza guys. The counter is one of the best seats in the house, you can enjoy dinner and a show. Great to hear our guests enjoying our restaurant. Thanks... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My main gripe with this eatery is the temperature of the dining room. During the summer we ate there and it was uncomfortable. The food is great, but I wish I had order a salad because it was sweltering in the dining room. This is important for the type of food that they serve. Otherwise it was incredibly good food.

Thank Adam N
Dallas, Texas
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34 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We met friends for dinner here, what a fun experience. Food was fabulous, be sure to try the Italian nachos. Ample portions. Good wine. Fun atmosphere, was a bit noisy and crowded, but everyone was having a great time.

Thank JStrickla
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15 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great atmosphere great food great service. I eat here every time I'm in town and never leave disappointed. Come for the food and stay for the wine

Thank G S
Mambo W, Manager at Ciao Mambo, responded to this review

Thanks for your review. Always great to hear our guests enjoying there evening at our restaurant. Thanks for continuing to choose Ciao Mambo and we will see you on your next visit. More 

Whitefish, Montana, United States
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68 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

It's a chain and the menu never varies. It's full of typical Italian and the least favorite aspect is that unless you're lucky to hit a slow night (?) Then you may feel like a sardine. It feels like the owner/manager has attempted to cram as many tables as humanly possible and then some. With so much demand on the... More 

3 Thank Maureen C
Auburn, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Small quaint great little gem hidden in Montana! We had 4 of us , got there early because they don't take reservations. Had great salad and dinner with great friends.

Thank mike t
Mambo W, Manager at Ciao Mambo, responded to this review

Great to hear you enjoyed our restaurant. Good way to spend an evening enjoying some nice wine, delicious food and great friends. Thanks for your review and for choosing Ciao Mambo. More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Excellent food for a group of 60. Love it! The food was delicious and lot's of it. The hostess was very accommodating to us and got us to the train on time.

1 Thank Brian H
Mambo W, Manager at Ciao Mambo, responded to this review

Great to hear your party of 60 was just as good as lasts years group. Our kitchen boys work hard and take pride in preparing all dishes. Hope to see your group next year. Thanks for choosing Ciao Mambo and Thanks for your review. More 

Conrad, Montana
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26 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Excellent food and service. Part of the ambiance in the little building is a fair amount of restaurant noise. It doesn't matter when the food is this GOOD! I have never found anything on the menu or the service that wasn't first rate at Ciao Mambo. I highly recommend it. Personally, I feel that if you are not happy with... More 

Thank Tim D
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13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Possibly the best Italian food I've had. Neat atmosphere, feels like you're in someone's kitchen. The food is to die for. We arrived with no reservations and waited approximately 20 min for a table, it was a busy Friday night. I would recommend reservations. The wait was worth every bite!

Thank Johanna M
Kalispell, Montana
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15 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Worst hostess ever. We went here last night for the LAST time. The food is always good so there are no issues from us on the food. The hostess, however, has never been good, but last night was by far the worst we have been treated by this employee. We arrived at 5:00 PM last night and were the second... More 

3 Thank Luke S

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$15 - US$20
Italian, Pizza, Gluten Free Options
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
Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Kids, 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
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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