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Ciao Mambo

541 S Higgins Ave, Missoula, MT 59801-2735
+1 406-543-0377
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  • Excellent47%
  • Very good32%
  • Average9%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible5%
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“pasta” (33 reviews)
“bread” (17 reviews)
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Italian, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
541 S Higgins Ave, Missoula, MT 59801-2735
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Reviewed 2 days ago

We thought we would try someplace new and were hopeful based on the reviews, but disappointed overall by the food. I'm a spaghetti and meatballs kind of girl so I was excited that they had a special on it that night. It came back with...More

Thank Esgriffith77
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Came here for dinner with my wife after 2 days at glacier and having no "real" food. Saw the place was highly reviewed and was really looking forward to the meal. Unfortunately the marinara sauce was watery, the pasta was bland and dry, and the...More

Thank Harry S
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We visited on a Sunday evening and beat the rush by getting there around when they opened (5pm). The service was great--our water was never empty, and the server was around enough to take care of us, but not overly intrusive. The food was delicious--we...More

Thank Chad N
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This was our first opportunity to dine here. It always looked too busy and noisy, so we went to Romeos on the hill. Romeos is kind of like Applebees and Ciao Mambo is the real deal. It really is a great Italian restaurant. They serve...More

Thank Judyhwright
Reviewed 17 May 2017

The food was great and I like the atmosphere, but it does get busy and noisy--which I don't mind. I tried the caprese, it was refreshing. I ate the manicotti and it was so creamy and delicious! I also tried the tiramisu, which was comparable...More

Thank carlymariex
Reviewed 26 April 2017

Lovely presentation, friendly wait staff, good Itailan wine and a delicious dinner for a very reasonable price. We loved this restaurant and their homemade tomato bisque was delicious.(Only served on Wednesday nights.) Can't recommend this restaurant highly enough. It is just over the bridge on...More

Thank Debbie D
Reviewed 4 April 2017

While the service was very good, and the food was fine (but not exceptional) this establishment falls flat on the ambiance. It is anything but relaxed. It was designed by a kitchen-in-your-face type of architect, where all of the kitchen noise is directed right out...More

Thank TravelRockies
Reviewed 14 March 2017

Good food, but the music is LOUD!! Management not cooperative when asked if they could take it down a notch. Oh well, lots of other good dining in town.

Thank terricasillas3
Reviewed 11 March 2017

The menu is identical to the Whitefish location and is just as good. The wait can be long, but be patient, and you won't be disappointed.

Thank hikingnut
Reviewed 22 February 2017

Good food selection, include gluten-free options. However, if you order the gluten-free option make sure what type of noodle will be used. My wife order a fettuccine noodle dish, but the pasta that was used was gluten-free option was not fettuccine. While the dish tasted...More

Thank NSP9454
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$15 - US$25
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Reservations, Full Bar
Good for
Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Child-friendly
Open Hours
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 541 S Higgins Ave, Missoula, MT 59801-2735
  • Location: United States  >  Montana (MT)  >  Missoula
  • Phone Number: +1 406-543-0377
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With creative twists on classic recipes there is something for everyone in the family. It's Italian Nachos, Minestrone, Lasagne, Tiramisu, Chianti, Frank Sinatra, Great Fun, Wonderful Service and a whole lot more... Ciao Mambo atmosphere works just as well for romantic couples as it does for a cozy table of family, friends and children too.

At Mambo's, we serve up immigrant style Italian cuisine in a happening family ambiance. Our pasta dishes with rich, savory sauces and fresh ingredients, thin crust pizzas baked to perfection, and unmatchable service will keep you coming back for more. Bring your friends, family and appetite for fun, and we'll handle the rest.
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