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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%
Travellers talk about
“garlic bread” (65 reviews)
“pasta” (116 reviews)
“italian nachos” (22 reviews)
Open Now
5:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m. Hours
Italian, Pizza, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
234 2nd St E, Whitefish, MT 59937-2412
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11 - 20 of 775 reviews

Reviewed April 3, 2018 via mobile

A very unassuming restaurant. It looks like a small house and it feels very cozy. If you have to wait for a table, WAIT. Service great. Food was AMAZING. Not only do you get great flavors, you get portions large enough for two or three....More

Thank PokeyandGumbyTravel
Maria M, Manager at Ciao Mambo, responded to this reviewResponded April 13, 2018

Our garlic bread is a favorite. We are a small restaurant, and at times we do have a wait, worth it if you are into some great Italian food, fine wine, and great service. Thanks for your review and Thanks for choosing Ciao Mambo. See...More

Reviewed April 3, 2018

Service is excellent! Get there early, the food is soooooooooooooooo good that it is worth the wait. They do take reservations for large groups. Fine wine!More

Thank rbwilwin
Maria M, Manager at Ciao Mambo, responded to this reviewResponded April 13, 2018

Thanks for your review. I will share this with my team. We do have some great wines and if there is a wait, you can enjoy a glass of one of our fine wines and we will get you seated as soon as possible. Thanks...More

Reviewed April 2, 2018

By far the best pasta place around and ar reasonable prices. Service is exceptional. It is difficult to finish a complete meal because you get so much .... Highly recommended!

Thank JimfromtheJaw
Maria M, Manager at Ciao Mambo, responded to this reviewResponded April 13, 2018

Thanks for your review. Always good to hear our guests enjoying our restaurant, from our food to our service. Thanks for choosing Ciao Mambo. See you on your next visit.

Reviewed March 19, 2018

We split the caprese salad, and the pasta Ravenna which were both excellent. And they have spamoni for dessert which finished off a nice casual meal.

Thank TravelGal-NH
Reviewed March 13, 2018

A surprise find in Whitefish. Small restaurant. Big portions. Decent prices. We arrived at 5:30pm on a Sunday evening and had a 30 minute wait which told us the food must be really good and it was. One downside of Ciao Mambo is the waiting...More

Thank thetravelteam
Reviewed March 7, 2018 via mobile

We'd never went to a Ciao Mambo before and we're pleasently surprised by such great food and options. Ordered two different dishes and the portion size was enough for three people per plate/dish. Only downside was the restaurant was rather small, probably enough seating for...More

Thank Kim S
Reviewed March 4, 2018 via mobile

Great food. fair pricing & incredible service. bread was delicious. we ordered the Bruschetta. when it arrived, it was both delicious & a very healthy portion. Manicotti was devine.

Thank Picotwentysix
Maria M, Manager at Ciao Mambo, responded to this reviewResponded March 6, 2018

Thanks for your review. We have a great team here, they all take pride in providing great food and great service. Always good to hear our guest enjoying our restaurant. Thanks for choosing Ciao Mambo.

Reviewed March 3, 2018

Great place, food and service! The caprese salad was almost like made in Europe, the pasta was great, the kids enjoyed the pizza and the nachos! Will recommend and return!

Thank Yana7808
Maria M, Manager at Ciao Mambo, responded to this reviewResponded March 6, 2018

Always great to hear our guests enjoying our restaurant. The nachos are a favorite with our guest.. Thanks for your review and for choosing Ciao Mambo.

Reviewed February 27, 2018 via mobile

Went there with a group and had a fantastic meal. Everybody’s dish seem to be enjoyed. I shared the lasagna as well as the Bolognese and it was very good. The garlic bread was fantastic, make sure your partner has some too. The atmosphere is...More

Thank Tingdog
Reviewed February 22, 2018

The four of us arrived shortly after they opened for dinner on a Sunday evening -the reservations were already gone so we were able to snag a spot along the bar upstairs where there were four open stools- quite comfortable with a great view of...More

Thank Bevworldtravel
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Questions & Answers
Mambo W
July 12, 2015|
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Response from Mambo W | Property representative |
Hi there, we first opened in May 2001.
June 22, 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
March 31, 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, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Local cuisine, Kids
Open Hours
5:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
5:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
5:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
5:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
5:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
5:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
5:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
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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