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Mambo Italiano Cafe

1303 12th St, Bellingham, WA 98225-7105
+1 360-734-7677
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  • Excellent45%
  • Very good39%
  • Average8%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible4%
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“fettuccine” (17 reviews)
“con pollo” (9 reviews)
“pizza” (32 reviews)
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Italian, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
1303 12th St, Bellingham, WA 98225-7105
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Reviewed 13 May 2017

This is located in the quaint Fairhaven section of Bellingham. It is very noisy in the front section of this restaurant - suggest asking for a table in the back. Chicken piccata was very good. Meatballs and spagetti was good.

Thank 93,611
Reviewed 4 April 2017

We ate here one night on a stay in Bellingham. Food was great. Lots of good options. Service was also good. Would recommend this to others

Thank Gary D
Reviewed 8 March 2017

Mambo is a beautiful little spot near the center of oldtown Fairhaven. The menu, food, staff, and service were all good. The dining room is full of local art. Teens and adults were happy. We would definitely return.

Thank Jeff Z
Reviewed 15 February 2017

My wife and I have been dining here for years. We havce only had pasta dishes. We think it is the best in Bellingham. Very casual. High noise level.

Thank bird1348
Reviewed 14 February 2017

My wife and I had the lasagna which was quite tasty. There were many other items on the menu which also look good which we will try next time (the lasagna was good, but we like variety).

Thank Ron B
Reviewed 4 January 2017

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.

Thank Therese R
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...More

Thank amazy
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...More

Thank SnowDancer55
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

Thank NanaNancy52
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...More

Thank hulstra
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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
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible, Full Bar
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 22:00
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
Restaurant is located in the Fairhaven district/area. Phone is (360) 734-7677
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