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Ciao Mambo

234 2nd St E, Whitefish, MT 59937-2412
+1 406-863-9600
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  • Excellent62%
  • Very good22%
  • Average8%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible2%
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“garlic bread” (42 reviews)
“pasta” (92 reviews)
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Italian, Pizza, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
234 2nd St E, Whitefish, MT 59937-2412
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Reviewed 10 April 2017

The menu offers a large selection, that will tale almost a whole glass of wine, to decide. The pizzas are famous but the Italian dishes are all so wonderful. I like to sit at the bar and watch the kitchen work. Lots of fire and...More

Thank MontanaTrace
Mambo W, Manager at Ciao Mambo, responded to this review

The bar is a great place to sit and watch it all happen. Dinner and a show. Our boys work hard and take pride in providing fresh made to order dishes to accommodate all our guests. Always great to hear guest enjoying our restaurant. Thanks...More

Reviewed 30 March 2017

This has to be by far THE best Italian food I have ever had bar none!! The portions were huge ... the appetizer garlic bread is addictive and the service is fantastic. A meal at Ciao is a must!!

Thank Acura93
Mambo W, Manager at Ciao Mambo, responded to this review

Thanks for your review and for choosing Ciao Mambo. We have a great team and they take pride in providing the best service and food. Great to hear you enjoyed our restaurant. See you on your next visit.

Reviewed 30 March 2017

Everyone in the Flathead Valley knows of Ciao Mambo. It's a local favorite for some of the best Italian food in the entire state. Food is prepared fresh on-site, however if you are not big into garlic, you may not appreciate the liberal use of...More

Thank Army11Bravo
Reviewed 29 March 2017

Ate here again tonight with family. We had a pizza, eggplant parmigiana and the pasta ravenna. All were excellent as were the house salads and the incredibly amazing garlic bread (still tasting the garlic). The wine selections were varied and very very good. Had a...More

1  Thank Schwick
Reviewed 21 March 2017

Second review of Ciao Mambo - our return to Whitefish meant that we had to return to this place - it is still excellent! Weekends... it gets busy you'll be waiting for a table for a party under 8 - up to half an hour...More

Thank Simon B
Mambo W, Manager at Ciao Mambo, responded to this review

Thanks for you review, and for continuing to make Ciao Mambo one of your stops while visiting Whitefish. Love to hear our guest enjoying there expeirence with us. Thanks again for choosing Ciao Mambo and we will see you on your next visit.

Reviewed 19 March 2017

My family arrived for an early dinner... 5:00pm, which was a good thing because people were waiting for tables and packed in everywhere when we left. Our food was all delicious except my daughter's penne with sun dried tomatoes and chicken, which was quite bad....More

Thank CohenD1234
Mambo W, Manager at Ciao Mambo, responded to this review

Our restaurant does fill up pretty quick, if there is a wait, we would be more than happy to get you a beverage to enjoy and we will get everyone seated as soon as possible. Great to hear you enjoyed our food, except for the...More

Reviewed 15 March 2017 via mobile

The garlic bread is to die for. You just can't eat one piece. The portions of the entrees are huge and can easily be split. They also have a great wine list. We always stop at Ciao Mambos after a day of skiing!More

Thank Alison T
Mambo W, Manager at Ciao Mambo, responded to this review

Our bread is a favorite. It's like a bag of Lays potato chips you can't just eat one. Our entrees our good size and the left overs make a great lunch the next day. Thanks for your review and for choosing Ciao Mambo. See you...More

Reviewed 14 March 2017

We were in Whitefish on a ski vacation and this was recommended to us by a friend. It was a very enjoyable meal. To start, the garlic bread was delicious. I could easily eat too much of it, but had to limit how much I...More

1  Thank susan8531
Reviewed 9 March 2017

The food is great...but the staff is awesome...Rodlynn is an amazing host and treats guests like they are family. If you are in Whitefish Montana...this is the place for home made Italian food and tasty wine

Thank luckystiff
Reviewed 6 March 2017

Mambo's is good food but it's not all that authentic; it's way too loud and too crowded and the hostesses are kind of arrogant and act somewhat entitled. Food is made fresh though and very tasty and enjoyable. Just wish it wasn't always such a...More

1  Thank M M
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Mambo W
when did u open
12 July 2015|
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Response from Mambo W | Property representative |
Hi there, we first opened in May 2001.
How far in advance do I need to schedule a trail ride for 2 children (7 and 10) and 3 adults? We would be looking at June 13, 14, or 15. My main concern is I do not want to go in bad weather so would like to make that decision when we arrive in Montana, but did not know how busy you were this time of year. I formerly lived not too far from your location up in Emmons Canyon and am bringing my grandsons to see where I lived and to enjoy all of the things I used to do there. Look forward to you response. Claudia Luthi 785-410-0209
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
Mambos has been around for 40 years? .Wow, I sure must have missoed out on the first 28 or so years.
31 March 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
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  • 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
Good for
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
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!