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Mambo Italiano Cafe

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1303 12th St, Bellingham, WA 98225-7105
+1 360-734-7677
Today
11:30 - 22:00
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Hours:
Sun - Thu 11:30 - 21:00
Fri - Sat 11:30 - 22:00
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Somewhere In Wa
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137 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 89 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The food here is invariably excelllent. Service is fast, especially during busy lunch hours. There are tables outside for warmer weather, which in January, seems a distant dream.

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Thank Therese R
Beaufort, South Carolina
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28 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 November 2016

Great food, I always order the ravioli with smoked gouda and sun-dried tomato accompanied with a green salad. Always perfect. The pasta arrives steaming hot and the salad absolutely crisp and fresh. And before I forget, for starters a basket of french bread and butter is placed on the table - something to nibble on with your glass of wine.... More 

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Thank amazy
Seattle, Washington
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13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 November 2016

I love this place. Have been twice now, once with a friend earlier this year and once in a group of eight in September. Service, food quality, serving size and ambiance were terrific both times. A bit noisy, but who goes to an Italian restaurant if one doesn't want to be surrounded by boisterous conversation and laughter? A »must-do« class... More 

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Vancouver, Canada
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15 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 November 2016

One of our go to after a relaxing spa treatment at the Chrysalis ......everything we have ordered is delicious and plenty of it. Highly recommend it. We live in Vancouver but have found the spa in Fairhaven followed by Mambos a perfect afternoon and dinner

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Maple Ridge, British Columbia
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27 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 November 2016

Travelling through Bellingham, WA, we like to wander around Fairhaven. Each time, depending on the time of day, we stop at Mambo Italiano. This time, for lunch, it was all we remembered and hoped for. Although our pizza selection was - decided afterwards - not the best choice (four cheeses), it was our own fault. Thus, a cheese-only pizza was... More 

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Thank hulstra
Bellingham, Washington
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12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

We were seated in the courtyard and it was was wonderful. An open air feel while protected from the elements. We had oysters that just melted in our mouths. Absolutely great food. Good service too.

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Thank msglaigaie
Anacortes, Washington
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41 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 October 2016

OY! Why the huge amount of SALT used in restaurants, that we've tried, in FAIRHAVEN? This wasn't the 1800's, when there was little else to serve hungry lumberjacks, sailors, or miners, but salt pork & beans! This Mambo Italiano is the worst yet! There we were, last weekend, up in Bellingham, at Fairhaven, wandering around looking for some books I... More 

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Illinois
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61 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 October 2016

Had dinner (no reservations) our first night staying in Chuckanut Bay area. Just walked in and sat at the bar for about 10 minutes. The salmon penne was excellent and serving enough to take home for seconds. Staff helpful and prompt.

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Thank Rosebud02
Bellingham, WA
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72 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 October 2016 via mobile

As locals, we've been going to Mambo for years. It's always been good (4 stars), but this most recent trip was better. Both dishes (blacked halibut & chicken cacciatore) came with a pasta side, mine with a totally yummy puttanesca sauce. Neither of use could finish the meal, so the leftovers came home. The next night after work (and leftovers... More 

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Seattle, Washington
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11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 September 2016

Was in the fairhaven vicinity on a Friday evening and wanted to try the new pizza place. However, my friend wanted pasta so we decided to try an Italian restaurant recommended by another friend, Mambo Restorante Italiano. We decided to have an early dinner at 6pm and was surprised to find the place so full. We decided to have their... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Italian
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
11:30 - 21:00
Monday
11:30 - 21:00
Tuesday
11:30 - 21:00
Wednesday
11:30 - 21:00
Thursday
11:30 - 21:00
Friday
11:30 - 22:00
Saturday
11:30 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1303 12th St, Bellingham, WA 98225-7105
  • Location: United States  >  Washington (WA)  >  Bellingham
  • Phone Number: +1 360-734-7677
Description
Restaurant is located in the Fairhaven district/area. Phone is (360) 734-7677

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?