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Mambo Italiano Cafe

1303 12th St, Bellingham, WA 98225-7105
+1 360-734-7677
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  • Excellent47%
  • Very good38%
  • Average8%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible3%
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“fettuccine” (17 reviews)
“con pollo” (9 reviews)
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Italian, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
1303 12th St, Bellingham, WA 98225-7105
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Reviewed 13 October 2017

We have gone to this restaurant many times but our experience last Tuesday was disasterous. I almost broke my tooth on pebbles and sand in the clams/mussels dish. The waitress did nothing but said it was because it was seafood. I agree but I'd never...More

Thank 520normi
Reviewed 9 October 2017

We enjoyed our meal at this restaurant. My wife and I split a salas and then a plate of pasta ith meat balls. The food was excellent aas was the servive. the restauarnt was crowded, which was not surprising. it is a locals' place.

Thank baltoro
Reviewed 25 September 2017

A quick meal of halibut on pasta after a meatball appetizer plus a little wine was very well done by this cafe. The staff were efficient and the atmosphere of the cafe is also pleasant. Recommend without qualification.

Thank qwertVictoria
Reviewed 21 September 2017

Great food! We’ve been there twice within a month. Loved the sauté clams and mussels (always dip the sauce with bread), fettucine portabella, and the seafood puttanesca. We are looking forward to try out everything on the menu with the future visits…

Thank Casey C
Reviewed 19 September 2017

Food always great. Great dinner last Saturday. Good food large portions. A lot of young people working restaurant. Should have a floor manager or adult over seeing the restaurant. Table near ours had loud couple, dropping F bombs several times a minute. None of the...More

Thank burmesesurrey
Reviewed 17 September 2017

Some friends recommended this place to us and when we said we'd love to try it out, they actually drove for 90 minutes to meet us there for dinner! Now THAT should say something about the food. Not only was the food super delicious (try...More

Thank Roger L
Reviewed 12 September 2017

We really enjoyed this funky restaurant. I had the oyster stew which was heavenly & rich. My Dad would have loved it. My hubby had the oysters for his main meal & he wasn't didappointed. I had the shrimp with Gorgonzola & cream. Very good...More

Thank milehidi
Reviewed 3 September 2017

The atmosphere is cozy and warm ( a little too warm) and waitress was fine, but the food not up to par. The shrimp were so over cooked and tough I couldn't eat them, the chicken dried out, the bread dry and tasteless, and not...More

Thank buttondeb
Reviewed 30 August 2017 via mobile

Showed up at Mambo with family and huge hunger pains. Dinner was great. Had garden salad, spaghetti carbonara and shared a pepperoni pizza. Food was hot and full of flavour. Service was really friendly. Price was moderate ($90 for 4 people- no alcohol or desert)....More

Thank mikesV787CZ
Reviewed 21 August 2017 via mobile

I love downtown Fairhaven and this restaurant is one of the reasons why. It was late on a Wednesday and we were looking for dinner. Italian sounded good so we picked Mambo on a whim. From the warm greeting to the cozy atmosphere, the service...More

Thank James F
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2 October 2016|
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Response from 577marlene | Reviewed this property |
They have many salads, especially the steak salad. I would think they could make chicken alfredo with veggies, as it's just garlic, butter, cream, parmesan cheese with chicken, veggies. Skip the noodles or serve over rice... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Dinner, Lunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Wheelchair Accessible, Full Bar
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
11:30 AM - 9:00 PM
11:30 AM - 9:00 PM
11:30 AM - 9:00 PM
11:30 AM - 9:00 PM
11:30 AM - 9:00 PM
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1303 12th St, Bellingham, WA 98225-7105
  • Location: United States  >  Washington (WA)  >  Bellingham
  • Phone Number: +1 360-734-7677
Restaurant is located in the Fairhaven district/area. Phone is (360) 734-7677
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