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Mambo, Whitefish, MT

Mambo

4.4
4.4
171 Reviews
$31 to $50
Italian
This trendy restaurant sets the stage for a delightful dining experience with authentic Italian dishes, wine, soft lighting and background music. Visit for dinner and savor freshly made pasta dishes, topped with rich sauces prepared with the freshest ingredients for delicious flavor. The menu also includes oven-fired gourmet pizza, appetizers salads and even a special “bambini” menu for kids. The atmosphere at Mambo Whitefish works for everything from a romantic date with a loved one to dining out with kids. It is also a nice pick for group outings or birthday celebrations. The restaurant's facilities include a private room and an outdoor dining area (available during the summer).

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 9 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    Italian
  • Hours of operation
    Dinner Tue–Sun 5:00 pm–9:00 pm
  • Phone number
    (406) 863-9600
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress

What 171 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.4
4.4 based on recent ratings
  • 4.4Food
  • 4.7Service
  • 4.4Ambience
  • 4.3Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Montana

    Kid-friendly

  • Montana

    Most Booked

  • Kalispell / Whitefish

    Best Overall

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    Best Food

  • Kalispell / Whitefish

    Best Service

  • Kalispell / Whitefish

    Best Ambiance

  • Kalispell / Whitefish

    Best Value

  • Kalispell / Whitefish

    Good for groups

  • Kalispell / Whitefish

    Healthy

  • Kalispell / Whitefish

    Romantic

  • Kalispell / Whitefish

    Good for special occasions

  • Kalispell / Whitefish

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  • Kalispell / Whitefish

    Most Booked

171 Reviews
  1. BRly

    Montana

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    It had been nearly 15 years since the last visit! I am excited to share my favorite dish was still on the menu, and it tasted just a great as I remember! Best thing...now offering gluten free pasta alternative...great move! Atmosphere fabulous!

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  2. OpenTable Diner

    Hawaii

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent food, service and ambience! Go here every time I’m in Whitefish.

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  3. Jules

    Montana

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Still the best Italian restaurant in the county by far. Excellent service and food is amazing.

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  4. OpenTable Diner

    Tahoe

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 13, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Ashley was an awesome server. Both our pasta dishes & wine were excellent. Everything exceeded expectations. This was our third visit; Mambo is becoming one of our favorite Whitefish dinner destinations. 👊

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  5. OpenTable Diner

    Montana

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 10, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    My favorite restaurant in whitefish. The food is always delicious and the ambience compliments the food.
    MamboResponded 3 days ago
    We are so proud that we continue to meet your expectations, as your favorite restaurant in Whitefish! Thank you for sharing your experience with us! Cheers.

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  6. LisaB

    Montana

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on April 6, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We celebrated my son’s birthday here and the restaurant and our server were both excellent. They went out of their way to make sure that he felt special and we all had a lovely time. I will definitely recommend Mambo to anyone that wants a great dinner and a special celebration
    MamboResponded on April 9, 2024
    We are so happy to hear that we were able to create a memorable, special experience while your family celebrated with us. Thank you for trusting us with this special event! We look forward to hosting you again soon.

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  7. LeanneM

    Phoenix

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on April 3, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    We love this restaurant so much!!! The garlic bread is amazing, the donut dessert is also amazing! Unfortunately this time our meal was just ok. The sauce was barely Luke warm in both our pasta dishes and my chicken was rubbery, sadly disappointed with the meal… everything else was awesome!
    MamboResponded on April 9, 2024
    Thank you for taking time to share a review! We are happy to hear that you enjoyed your bread and dessert. We strive to create quality food every time a guest dines with us, and we're disappointed to hear that we didn't meet your expectations or ours. We hope you give us another chance, after all, customer experience is the most important thing to us.

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  8. OpenTable Diner

    Tahoe

    25 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    25 reviews

    Dined on March 27, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    We enjoyed a delicious meal. The service was excellent and the food was very tasty!😋
    MamboResponded on April 2, 2024
    Thank you for sharing about your experience! We are happy to hear you enjoyed dining with us.

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  9. Frequentdiner

    Atlanta Metro

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on March 23, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This was our third dinner at Mambo during our three week stay in Whitefish. The service, food, and ambience were outstanding each time which kept us coming back. The bread at the beginning of the meal is worth the trip on its own! We highly recommend Mambo!
    MamboResponded on April 2, 2024
    We are so happy you enjoyed dining with us! Thank you for sharing a review. We hope you are able to dine with us again soon!

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  10. GayleP

    Phoenix

    12 reviews

    4.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on March 22, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    Exceptional service, food was ok, wish they served cocktails. The room was very crowded and pretty loud. Not a great place for conversation
    MamboResponded on March 26, 2024
    We are so happy to hear you enjoyed your dining experience with us! Thank you for taking time to leave a review.

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  11. OpenTable Diner

    Montana

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 20, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent food, excellent service. Fun environment but it can be a bit loud since it’s small. Definitely worth a little extra price. We started with Boccacini fritti and drinks. Very good. She had pasta ravenna and I had pollo formaggio, also good. For dessert we had zeppoli’s (little fried dough balls covered in powdered sugar with dipping sauces). Everything was delicious and all the staff were smiling and happy. It made the whole place feel good.
    MamboResponded on March 26, 2024
    We are so happy to hear you enjoyed dining with us! Thank you for taking time to share feedback. We look forward to you dining with us again soon!

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  12. Scooter

    Calgary

    5 reviews

    2.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on March 17, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 2
    Food was below average .. Carbonara was so heavy cream tasting..nor flavorful.. Salmon was average taste.. Could bor even eat the cannoloni...was over fried and filling had no flavor.. Very dissatisfied with the meal..
    MamboResponded on March 20, 2024
    We are disappointed to hear that we did not meet your expectations. Thank you for sharing this feedback.

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  13. lkwc

    Mexico

    8 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on March 16, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    first time there, very busy, everything was great, the food dishes we ordered were not quite what we expected the sauce on my wifes and on my dish were very thin and runny will for sure be back, just wanted to mention what we found and the table bread? the best everrrrrr
    MamboResponded on April 2, 2024
    Thank you for taking time to share a review! We always appreciate feedback and look forward to hosting you again soon!

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  14. GregS

    Montana

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 9, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    Made a reservation, arrived right on time and seated immediately. Friendly and helpful service, excellent food and drink offerings. Well organized staff handled a busy Friday evening effortlessly. Tables are close together and noise level was somewhat high with a full house, but still a fun and very enjoyable experience.
    MamboResponded on March 20, 2024
    Thank you for your kind review! We appreciate your thoughtful feedback.

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  15. SusanH

    Montana

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 9, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food is always great. I try to order something new each time, whereas my partner always orders the same entree because he loves it so much. We had the same server the last two visits. Her name is Mo and she is so personable and service oriented.
    MamboResponded on March 20, 2024
    Thank you for taking time to share about your experience! We are glad Mo provided personable service and that you enjoyed your evening.

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  16. OpenTable Diner

    Atlanta Metro

    4 reviews

    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on March 7, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 2
    Food was good and appropriate for price. Service was ok but felt extremely rushed. All food and apps delivered within 10 minutes. We were in and out in 40 minutes tops. With a $350 dollar dinner for 7. I felt used..😂
    MamboResponded on March 20, 2024
    Thank you for taking time to share this review. We are sorry to hear your service expectations were not met and truly hope next time you dine with us that you will be able to sit back and enjoy all that Mambo’s has to offer.

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  17. LarryP

    New Orleans

    19 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on March 6, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Excellent food and great service. Will definitely be going back.

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  18. AntoinetteS

    Montana

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on March 4, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food is wonderful. Being Italian, I can say it is like mom’s cooking and tastes like I remember. Love dining here . Best Italian food in the Valley

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  19. View

    West Palm Beach

    16 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on March 3, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Food was good and service was good. Enjoyed our pasta. Bread is delicious

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  20. OpenTable Diner

    Montana

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 2, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We always love dinner at Ciao and making the reservation was easy.

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  21. Funsmiller

    Philadelphia

    37 reviews

    1.0

    37 reviews

    Dined on March 1, 2024

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 1
    We were in Whitefish on vacation and excited to try this spot. It's TINY, and if you don't get a corner table, you get bumped into constantly. We ordered 3 courses,very clearly. Salad, then two side dishes as course two, then Entrees. We got bombarded with course two and Entrees at the same time, on a tiny little table not big enough for all the plates. And the food...salad was boring. Meatballs were ok. Broccolini tasted burnt and we could barely cut it with a knife. The chiopino was meh...bland. My husband had the salmon which was raw in the middle (ordered medium) and very briny. Even the ice cream tasted like it came from the grocery store. Super disappointing experience. The bread was the best thing about our dinner.

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  22. Becca

    Montana

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 29, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great experience. Good food. Our server was amazing!

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  23. Sunshine

    South Dakota

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 26, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Delicious birthday dinner! Friendly service, best garlic bread I've ever had, and carbonara to die for! Yum!
    MamboResponded on February 28, 2024
    Thank you for choosing to celebrate your birthday with us! We are so happy you enjoyed your dining experience!

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  24. KathyV

    Los Angeles

    3 reviews

    2.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 25, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 2
    Used to love eating here but last night, sadly will probably be our last. Husband got the salmon. It was so over done he couldn’t cut it with a knife. Sent it back. Instead of bringing him a whole new plate with vegetables, they brought him a plate with just a piece of the salmon. This time it was so raw, it was still cold. The waitress came back said she would offer us a free dessert. I told her that we are not paying for his salmon. She then said she would speak with her supervisor at that point the manager came over and said that they were taking it off the bill. We were very disappointed in this service and the food. Chicken Parmesan was also overcooked, but I didn’t say anything about it. it didn’t appear that the normal chef that is usually there was there last night. Very disappointed.

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  25. DianaB

    Calgary

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 24, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Fod was absolutely amazing! Service was quick and such a great atmosphere! We will be coming back everytime we're in town!
    MamboResponded on February 28, 2024
    We are so happy you enjoyed the service and food when you dined with us! Thank you for sharing this kind review, and we hope you dine with us again soon.

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  26. RachelS

    Montana

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 24, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 1
    We put that it was our anniversary and it was not even mentioned by our server. Why do you ask us for it then? The tables are small and packed very tightly together. It was very noisy - the music was way too loud. The food was great but the ambiance was very disappointing for a nice occasion.
    MamboResponded on February 28, 2024
    We are honored that you chose to dine with us for your anniversary. We are disappointed that our expectations fell short for your special occasion. We will work with our staff to ensure better communication for these celebrations.

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  27. OpenTable Diner

    Montana

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 23, 2024

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 1
    The host told us they don’t take reservations of less than 10 people so the reservation I had made on here didn’t exist according to the hostess.

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  28. MissyT

    Minneapolis

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 19, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great Italian food. From the mozzarella balls, huge entries that were cooked to perfection to the Carmel cheesecake for dessert it was all amazing!
    MamboResponded on February 21, 2024
    We are so glad you enjoyed dining with us! Thank you for sharing this kind review.

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  29. LarryP

    New Orleans

    19 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on February 18, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Food was excellent as always. Our waitperson Shandra was great
    MamboResponded on February 21, 2024
    We are so glad you enjoyed the dining experience our team, and Shandra, provided! Thank you for the kind review.

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  30. LylaS

    Calgary

    6 reviews

    3.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on February 18, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    20 years we’ve been faithful customers Mambos was always a must The last 4 times we’ve gone It’s changed Our last visit was disappointing Not because of the meal or service It was when we arrived 20 years of at least 10 times a year The fun and family sense was gone We walked in after being dropped off by our shuttle And told we were only allowed to be there 10 minutes early ( they wanted us to wait outside ) I said we were dropped off And didn't have jackets Could we wait on the stairs Where we had many times before and offered a glass of wine while we waited Mambos was always an experience Not just the food The people and the feeling of family and you were coming home I’m not sure where the new management is going with it but it makes me sad
    MamboResponded on February 21, 2024
    Lyla, thank you for your loyal patronage through the many years. We are disappointed to hear that we are continually unable to meet your expectations. Due to safety concerns, we no longer have folks wait on the stairs. We have created a heated outdoor wait area which does offer wine service while you wait. When you arrived, it was fifteen minutes earlier then your reservation, we did our best to move reservations and accommodate your immediate seating.

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  31. Ellie

    Milwaukee

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 17, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    service was fine. The food was excessively salty, greasy, and overpriced. A $100 gut bomb with a guarantee of no vampires nearby! The wine selection was good.
    MamboResponded on February 21, 2024
    Thank you so much for taking the time to write a review. We strive to create quality food every time a guest dines with us, and we're disappointed to hear that we didn't meet your expectations or ours.

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  32. RichardD

    New York City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 17, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Yet another exquisite salad, meal, wine, bread, coffee and dessert. Out go-to favorite special dinner spot, in the Flathead.
    MamboResponded on February 21, 2024
    We are glad to hear that you enjoyed your experience and we hope to see you again soon. Thank you for taking the time to leave a review!

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  33. OpenTable Diner

    Montana

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 16, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    I’ve eaten a lot of Italian food and this place could compete with the best! The garlic Parmesan bread is so yummy I always need to bring some home. The servers are so very professional and attentive. They treat each guest as if they are the only ones being catered to. The place is a bit noisy, but not so much that you can’t visit comfortably. We like watching the chefs in action. Each dish is prepared individually and it’s done to perfection.

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  34. OpenTable Diner

    Montana

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 16, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    Service was wonderful. Food was fair. Nothing out of the ordinary.

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  35. Davidb

    Calgary

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    everything was great other that my bride ordered the salmon in a pasta place, and it was under cooked inside and dry on the outside. If you are going to offer fish the cook should be schooled on how to cook it. everything else was spot on. thanks david 403-818-9411

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  36. KristiK

    Toledo

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food and service have always been amazing at this location! We love to go for birthday dinners and everything in between! The garlic bread is so crispy yet soft in the middle and is loaded with garlic and butter, omg its amazing!
    MamboResponded on February 21, 2024
    Thank you for choosing to celebrate your birthday with us! We are so happy you enjoyed your dining experience!

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  37. KrystleO

    Montana

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 14, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    Food is fantastic! Had to remind the server about our appetizer and more bread but other than that, it was a great time.

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  38. JesterV

    Calgary

    4 reviews

    1.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on February 14, 2024

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    I HATE to write this review because I have loved this restaurant for over 10 years but sadly I have been seeing it decline over the last 2-3 years and tonight was horrible. My husband ordered the baby clam linguini that was cold, not a little cold, like out of the fridge cold. And there were 4 small clams that was it. The pasta that used to taste so fresh tasted exactly like the linguini I cook my kids out of a box from the grocery store. I had the meatballs and linguini. Meatballs were grey, cold and the linguini had almost no sauce on it. I’m truly not picky and the food was brutal. Sadly after year and years of this being a mandatory for us we will no longer come back. It isn’t even close to the same restaurant it was 5 years ago

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  39. OpenTable Diner

    Las Vegas

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 14, 2024

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    In the past we have thoroughly enjoyed ciao mambo. Unfortunately this visit was not enjoyable. We ordered the Italian nacho’s, 2 orders of pasta Ravena and an order of fettuccine. The Italian nachos were lacking in toppings, essentially after the top 4 or 5 chips the rest of the plate contained just dry chips. The pasta ravena was luke warm and inconsistent, on one plate the sauce was watery and on the other the sauce was grainy from the powdered Parmesan that was mixed into it. The fettuccine was also grainy from the powdered Parmesan. All in all this visit was very dissatisfying and disappointing.

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  40. OpenTable Diner

    Western NC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 12, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    It was a light crowd I’m guessing because of the Super Bowl. The restaurant was much quieter than usual. Service was great, Shandra was very attentive. Food was great!

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FAQs

Mambo is rated 4.4 stars by 171 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 9 times today
Google Map for Mambo

234 2nd St E, Whitefish, MT 59937

Additional information

  • Neighborhood
    Whitefish
  • Hours of operation
    Dinner Tue–Sun 5:00 pm–9:00 pm
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    Italian
  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • Parking details
    None
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