Mambo Italiano - Mundelein IL
food was off sadly - not usual. disappointed but will still return
Always enjoy the experience and never dissatisfied!
Thanks to Check Please, we decided to try this restaurant. Our first visit was on a miserably snowy day and we were a little leary when we saw it was a store-front. But once we walked in, pure ambience! Beautiful decor and we were treated royally. The menu runs the gamut of classic Italian fare with so much more. My boyfriend had the lasagna and swears that even reheated, it's still better than anything he's ever had.
We've now been back for a third time, this time on Valentine's weekend and excellent as always. I have tried a differnt dish every time and have yet to be disappointed. We were delighted to chat with the owner and chef, who stops by all the tables to make sure that everyone is pleased. She is a gem and really cares about her guests. Highly recommended!
First time to this restaurant as I heard such good things from others. I have to say the food was amazing!! Our waiter seemed to be new as he had to keep checking with the manager to get answers for our questions, but he was very nice and didn't rush us. All in all I would definitely recommend this restaurant to others and I will be back as there were many things on their menu I wanted to try, like their desserts.
Food and ambiance were nice, but had to wait 30 minutes for a table even with reservations. Reservation was for my teenage son and his girlfriend who seemed to be overlooked when being seated as others arriving after them were seated first.
Valentines Day. Very busy. Waited 30min. with a open table reservation, expected due to the holiday. Once seated servers and bus staff very attentive. Ordered right away because we were with our young children. Main course did take longer then expected. That was the only complaint. Had to leave without dessert because of how late it was getting. Kids. Again know fault of there’s.
Love supporting locally owned and operated restaurants! Will be back. A favorite spot in the neighborhood.
Great atmosphere and the food was very good. Highly recommend.
Our waiter assigned to our table was slow to welcome or even acknowledge us, another waiter stopped to ask if we’d been taken care of yet by the waiter assigned to our table. The wine list was outdated, what I wanted was no longer available and the waiter said it hadn’t been for some time. Chef wouldn’t make a dish to order (I.e. without mushroom).
We’ve been here often, had several parties at the restaurant but overall this was a disappointing visit. Bless the waiter who tried hard to make up for the deficiencies that night; he earned his money.
Great food and they make you feel like family. Love this place.
Beyond great, as always.
Always good and authentic italian food. Vibrant atmosphere and what a great selection of specials to choose from along with a solid menu.
It was my wife’s birthday. Great everything! Food , service, ambiance! Keep up the great work.
Diisappointed in the food. It was very ordinary with too much salt in the sauce. I have been coming to Mambo for years & this was the worst meal I have had here.
Excellent food and service. We try to come once a month. A great place to be with friends and/or as a couple.
Love this place always!
We had a reservation for 6 at 5:00 PM on Saturday and they were ready and willing to go. A lot of very good sounding specials in addition to what's on the menu. It's hard to get 3 couples satisfied but everyone had a great meal.
we have eaten here so many times and it does not disappoint us. please go and try it. Sal is always a pleasure too see and he walks around too make sure everything is fine....
They rushed us thru and was not happy about it.
Food was yummy, service great! Drinks generous, what’s not to like?
Good food, excellent service + good friends = great experience and we will all be back SOON. Sal, the owner, even delivered our appetizer!
Water glasses refilled, finished dishes removed quickly and quietly, tasty food served warm and wait staff attentive. No less than we have come to expect from this comfortable and enjoyable restaurant
Outstanding service. Amazing ambiance. A very classy place for celebration of an anniversary.
Excellent service, great owner. They bend over backwards to make sure you are satisfied. Food is top notch. One of our favorite restaurants. Thank you for another great experience.
Food is always GREAT! I love everything here! The sauce is homemade and amazing!
Great food. Amazing service. Doesn't look like much from the outside but inside great bar and dining area. Def going back.
We had a lovely meal in a lovely setting. It was memorable.
Birthday with family. Food was outstanding, service great. Craving that Cream of Mushroom soup. The best I’ve had. Can’t wait to go back.
Fabulous place. The food , service and ambiance are excellent. We’ve been here many times over the years and have never been disappointed. Any menu item or special will please but my favorite is the bracciole (brah-joule). The beef is so tender and the meat sauce just complements it so perfectly. You get enough for at least two meals, so you get to eat again! As always, I highly recommend Mambo Italiano!
One of our all time favorite placed to dine. Everything is top notch from the martinis to the main course to the dessert. Have never had a bad experience there. Thoroughly enjoy the options from the specials of the day. Two of us had the Stuffed Flank Steak special and felt it was one of the best dinners we have had. Many thanks to the staff for a wonderful dining experience.
The food was delicious, service attentive, and greeting welcoming.I would go back again.
One of our local favorites. Every meal has been consistently well prepared & delicious. We are happy regulars.
Food was good. Service was horrible. This is the 2nd time we visited and had Manuel as our waiter. Very inattentive, very rude, never checked on us during our meal or appetizers. I recommend asking for ANY other waiter
Our first meal here but definitely not the last. Whitefish special along with lobster crab pasta dish were out of this world. Our new friend Steve and his partners could not have been any more accommodating. Looking forward to the next time. See you soon Steve! Chuck and Candace
As always, Mambo never fails to deliver a complete high quality experience. Our definite "go to" restaurant in the N-NW suburbs.
Had a great New Years Eve Dinner!
Excellent service and the meal quality was exceptional as usual, even on a busy NYE at 8pm. I cannot say enough good things about this restaurant. We eat here often and have never had even N average meal. Everything is always top notch.
New Year’s Eve
Dinner on New Year’s eve was excellent. The special holiday menu offered a wide variety of appealing entrees. The veal and lobster dishes we had were fresh and flavorful. Calamari appetizer was tasty as always. Food and drinks were served promptly and our waitress was attentive throughout the meal. Mambo continues to be a favorite in Mundelein. You can know that you will get an excellent meal at Mambo.
Excellent in every way.
Excellent server and delicious food.