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Mambo Italiano Cafe

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1303 12th St, Bellingham, WA 98225-7105
+1 360-734-7677
11:30 - 21:00
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Sun - Thu 11:30 - 21:00
Fri - Sat 11:30 - 22:00
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Southaven, Mississippi
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128 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 March 2016

Pizza smells great as you walk in. Standard pasta dishes with great portions. Try the pan fried oysters caught in the local bay. These are large with a sweet flavor.

Thank Delta_Travelin_man
Bellingham, Washington
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39 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 March 2016

I don't understand why people love it here so much the food has been very average every time I have gone the red sauce is bland and kind of blah. The bread isn't that great either. I like a good crispy crust with a soft inside...not so here. If you like bland this place is for you...and a lot of... More 

1 Thank SkiMom33
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98 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 February 2016 via mobile

Went here for a family birthday party. We ordered several different pizzas and some Caesar salads. The food was good and so was the service. Our only concern was that the server did not mention that the gratuity was already added in. It is written on the menu. Overall, it was good and we would go back.

Thank ali22jas
Friday Harbor, Washington
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35 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 February 2016

Intended to go to another restaurant but were too early. Mambo was a block away so we headed over to try it out. I had the Mambo Kitchen Sink pizza which was excellent and the wife had Fettuccine con Pollo with Gorgonzola cream sauce. The dishes were excellent and the portions were more than adequate. Service was very good and... More 

Thank leogmichael
Bellingham, Washington
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9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 February 2016 via mobile

Mambo's is our favorite restaurant in all of Bellingham! A little pricey, but not too bad, and always worth it. There Chicken Ala Mambo takes time to prepare, so we put our order in as soon as we sit down. Then, we have a drink and salad. By then, the entre is finished. Best chicken we've ever had. We also... More 

Thank LCR05
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323 reviews
185 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 99 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 February 2016

Three of us celebrated our birthdays at Mambo Italiano last Thursday evening. It was busy but the service was excellent. And the food was even better. All of our meals were excellent and more than we could eat so had left overs that were great the next day.

Thank LeonNoel7
Nashua, New Hampshire
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119 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 100 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 February 2016

I have eaten at Mambo Italiano probably a half-dozen times now, and each meal was excellent. You enter Mambo's next to the open kitchen, into a cramped dining room. Up a half-flight of stairs is a tiny bar with another dining room behind it. Finally, overflow diners can sit in tables in the adjacent office building's first floor courtyard, accessed... More 

Thank Dr-Jill-from-NH
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19 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 January 2016

Ok 1st off before you even eat here the scent lingers in the breeze down the street drawing you in ..... and its soo freaking good like everything is good form teh bread and butter to the pasta to the salad everything is sooo good if your only gonna try one place in fair heaven make it here

Thank kissedlightning
Vancouver, Canada
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90 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 January 2016

This restaurant has excellent pan-fried oysters. They are coated with herbs, pan-fried and served on a bed of greens with two different types of sauces. Very delicious. Better than the oysters up the road at the much more expensive Oyster Bar. The salads and paninis at Mambo Italiano are very good too. It is one of our two favorite restaurants... More 

Thank Daniel K
Vancouver, Canada
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 23 December 2015

My Mom and I had dinner here recently and had such a lovely time. First the food was amazing. We had lasagne and pizza. Both were gluten free (though you'd never guess, they were so good!). Second, our waiter was fantastic. Will definitely be back next time I'm in Fairhaven.

Thank Marilyn K

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Kids, 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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?