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Mambo Italiano

748 S Butterfield Rd, Mundelein, IL 60060-9458
+1 847-281-9100
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  • Excellent59%
  • Very good24%
  • Average12%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
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“pasta” (15 reviews)
“bread” (10 reviews)
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Italian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
748 S Butterfield Rd, Mundelein, IL 60060-9458
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A nice been with daily specials. The food is a little high priced, but authentic Italian. My favorite appetizer is the Arancini rice balls, that are hard to find at most Italian restaurants! Good wine and cocktail selections as well as good service!

1  Thank Dawn B
SocialResponse, Customer Service at Mambo Italiano, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Hi, Thank you for rating us five. We are happy that you liked the rice balls and the wine. We hope to see you again and we would make sure that you leave as a happy customer always.

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Cons: The waiter didn't tell us it was an extra $4 each to get a Caesar salad instead of the dinner salad which seemed ridiculous when we got the bill. My Chicken Marsala was ok, but it was served with a side of penne and...More

1  Thank 3Wonderlust
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Despite being in a strip mall, Mambo Italian is an elegant restaurant serving delicious food. I had the chicken and sausage combo which was s huge portion and very tasty. Mrs ordereda perfectly cooked al dente pasta. Service was excellent. Restaurant is on Open Table.

1  Thank chitownsam
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Our friends suggested we eat here - we did and found nothing special, high prices and no reason to return. Drinks were average to weak but our second round came with none of the requested ‘extra limes’ and the eventual slices later came on a...More

Thank Chicagonative_7
Reviewed 11 July 2018

Reasonably priced very good Italian. In a mall, not a freestanding building but solid homecooked Italian. A good judge of Italian is their marinara and arribiatta sauce the spicy version. Both were excellent, combination of tomatoes, paste and sauce good quality and good texture. I...More

Thank Patrick H
Reviewed 10 July 2018

I thought I had made a mistake picking a restaurant when I walked up to this strip mall location, but once I got inside, my preconceived misconceptions disappeared. This is a real Italian restaurant, with authentic offerings, tactfully prepared and served. The waitress rattled off...More

Thank Flat_Earther
Reviewed 9 July 2018 via mobile

I had a party there for someone in my family and they served food it was great and I had a fun time service was good and friendly. I had a great experience.

Thank Sarah F
Reviewed 19 June 2018 via mobile

We were at this restaurant with family who live in area. The food was Ok The service was lousy. There were very few people in the restaurant and yet we waited for everything from cocktails onward. The waiter kept apologizing. Food was very mediocre. Can’t...More

Thank Jettajudy
Reviewed 18 June 2018

It was almost shocking to enter this restaurant and find a very elegant setting, fashioned out of what was originally two or three storefronts in a strip mall. If you think that the atmosphere can't be top-notch in certain places, Mambo Italiano will prove to...More

Thank T4438BRdennism
Reviewed 9 June 2018 via mobile

Great food with wonderful specials and the service is even better. Our server, Johnny, was excellent even though he was working with a fractured foot. Great place!

Thank Marta D
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Response from crownct938 | Reviewed this property |
I really don't know but you could call ahead and ask
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Response from Catherine C | Reviewed this property |
they do have a big TV behind the bar.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$20 - US$100
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Delivery
Good for
Romantic, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Business meetings, Child-friendly
Open Hours
4:00 PM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 748 S Butterfield Rd, Mundelein, IL 60060-9458
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Lake County  >  Mundelein
  • Phone Number: +1 847-281-9100
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