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Bambinos Cafe on Delmar

1141 E. Delmar Springfield, Springfield, MO 65807
+1 417-862-9999
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  • Excellent61%
  • Very good26%
  • Average8%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible3%
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11:00 AM - 10:00 PM Hours
Italian, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
1141 E. Delmar Springfield, Springfield, MO 65807
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Went to Bambino's while in Springfield for State Speech Competition with three female students and my husband. It was a Friday night and they were ver busy. We lucked out and only had to wait for a table to be cleaned. Others behind us had...More

Thank mk_mcdowell
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

EXCELLENT food & service!!!! We definitely will be back on future visits to this area!!!!! We had panini's & salad plus, tirimisu for dessert!!!!!

Thank Tammy N
Reviewed 16 March 2018

We enjoyed our meal at Bambino's, but it's not somewhere we'd travel to get to. Food was OK, service was good, it's a bit expensive. You can sub gluten-free pasta for any of the pasta dishes; it's a nice offering, but most gluten-free pastas are...More

Thank Ian411Ian
Reviewed 4 March 2018 via mobile

House converted into a hole in the wall eatery in the middle of a neighborhood. Ran by college students. Parking is very limited and service was slow. We called ahead, was told there was no wait and no reservations allowed. We showed up and it...More

Thank My1Voice
Reviewed 27 February 2018

In town for a family gathering. parents remember when this was a neighborhood store 55 years ago. Had fabulous fettuccine alfredo with chicken. Bambinos is quaint, calm,and a welcome break from chain restaurants. great place for a date, if you really want to talk and...More

Thank jeff3677
Reviewed 21 February 2018 via mobile

We met with 10 friends from Phelps Grove neighborhood for dinner at Bambinos. Third visit in past three months. Food is freshly made and tasty. Try The Greek. Penne pasta w kalamata olives. Charming place in mid-town Springfield.

Thank FlyByRV
Reviewed 7 December 2017

This place is great if you go as a couple order one item and split it between you as they are great and they are huge. Atmosphere is nice great service

Thank Russ T
Reviewed 17 November 2017 via mobile

Highly recommend making a reservation as this is a small neighborhood Italian Restaurant and very popular with the locals. I had the Chicken Breast with asparagus my spouse had the half portion Greek Pasta both were enjoyable. Atmosphere is basic although there is a nice...More

Thank CDM49
Reviewed 8 November 2017 via mobile

Great atmosphere, Great staff, Great food. Not too fancy just a fun relaxed place. Wish they would open another on the Southside.

Thank Alwaystellthetrith
Reviewed 18 September 2017

We went to Bambino's on a recommendation during family weekend at MSU. Out of the 4 of us, 3 thought this place was just outstanding! Service was ok, it is pretty laid back. The ambiance is kind of nice - very casual. I thought the...More

Thank royalmay
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Questions & Answers
28 April 2016|
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Response from texan972 | Reviewed this property |
Best to get a reservation. Last Saturday night the wait for a table was 45+ minutes at both locations!
Jennifer W
23 July 2015|
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Response from Brian A | Property representative |
Yes. Customers can come into the restaurant and buy gift certificates in $5, $10 and $20 increments. If you're wanting to get a gift certificate mailed, then they'll just need to get payment over the phone first. If you... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$5 - US$10
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Kids
Open Hours
12:00 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 - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1141 E. Delmar Springfield, Springfield, MO 65807
  • Location: United States  >  Missouri (MO)  >  Springfield
  • Phone Number: +1 417-862-9999
  • E-mail
Great Food. Great Service. Your Neighborhood. Bambinos Cafe is proud of our reputation as one the best restaurants in town. There's a lot of great restaurants in Springfield MO and so we were honored to be selected by as The Best Italian Food, Best Place For Date-Night Dinner and Best Restaurant by the Missouri State University newspaper The Standard. It can be a bit of a challenge finding our local restaurant tucked back in the Phelps Grove neighborhood, but we hope that our food is worth the journey. 417 Magazine rated us Best Hidden Restaurant and said "You have to wind back into a residential area to find this slightly off-the-radar restaurant but it'll be a treat when you do. The patio is large and covered, the atmosphere is laid-back and the prices are super-reasonable."
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