Mambo Italiano - Mundelein IL

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$30 and under
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Italian

Family owned and operated, Mambo Italiano Ristorante is the ideal spot for couples, families and colleagues. With its relaxing atmosphere, the friendliest of staff and most creative daily food specials. The restaurant's interior is beautifully chic and newly remodeled.

Mambo Italiano Ristorante's expert chefs use only the freshest ingredients to prepare the numerous dishes available. With a combination of both traditional and contemporary Italian cooking styles, the menu offers a variety of delicious flavors. Large portions of favorite dishes like veal vesuvio and scallops/asparagus keep customers coming back. Fresh seafood is used to prepare entrees like the seafood risotto, and Mambo Italiano Ristorante's pizzas are made by hand.

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JG
Chicago
64 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always enjoy our meals. Great food Great service.
Wonderful owners!

MS
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on September 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great neighborhood Italian restaurant with excellent food. Our group had the lobster ravioli, steak, spaghetti and lasagna...All were amazing. Excellent ambience and beautiful decor. Owner and staff were all very friendly!

C
Chicago
33 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

We've been coming to Mambo Italiano for several years now and it never disappoints! For this night, we hadn't been in awhile and were so delighted at how great the food is. I tried the homemade beef and veal raviolis and they were outstanding. I'm still thinking about them 2 days later. Love this place.

OT
Chicago
26 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Lovely waitress & wonderful food!

DS
1 review
Dined on September 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a great time at Mambo--the food was excellent, all fresh ingredients, I had the branzino and it was fabulous. The fried ravioli is my favorite appetizer--a must try! Mambo makes authentic italian cuisine and has a fantastic environment. The owners and the staff are so friendly and welcoming. Overall excellent dining experience! Highly recommend.

C
1 review
Dined on September 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Me and my fiance celebrated four years together and Sunday September 8th we were celebrating getting married. We wanted Italian food with good flavor we tried Mambo Italiano last year and Yes!!!! This is the place and I love the Moscato. Atmosphere! Food! Servers! And the ambiance.... It's all wonderful ❤️

JH
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is our go-to restaurant - love it there! The food is delicious and service is always fantastic!

JS
Chicago
9 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great Veal Vesuvio and liked the Potato Soup. Ross did a super job on the service.

CR
1 review
Dined on September 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and attentive, friendly service. My husband and I were celebrating our anniversary and they gave us complimentary dessert, delish!:)

JD
Chicago
1 review
Dined on August 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Excellent food and service. Personally I don’t like the decor at all

OT
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Mambo Italiano is a hidden gem! The food was excellent - great quality, freshness and nice size portions on the entrees. So many choices with their specials for the day! Great service too. We will definitely return!!

H
Chicago
12 reviews
Dined on August 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful food ..everything is delicious!
I especially like their eggplant parmigiana . Took my son here who lives in Ca and he loved it too.
Wait staff are friendly , accommodating and efficient .
Always consistently good food !

f
Chicago
13 reviews
Dined on August 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food.Best waiter ever. His name is Nick. Owner comes to all tables to make sure everything is great

OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on August 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Mothers birthday

RG
Chicago
26 reviews
Dined on August 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great food, great place and great people!!

TB
Chicago
9 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

We were right next to a large group, more than 20 people which made the service a little slower than usual but not a big problem. They were pretty noisy but that is not the fault of the restaurant. Food was spectacular, as usual. This is our favorite local Italian restaurant.

TR
Chicago
28 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Our go to place for Italian food - not possible to make a bad choice from anything on the menu and the daily specials are a treat. The wait staff is friendly and doting and willing to do whatever possible to accommodate requests.

CC
1 review
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

we have eaten at Mambo Italiano many times. we have NEVER been disappointed. the food is wonderful and the portions are large.

AK
Chicago
15 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent wine selection. Authentic Italian food. Always the Best food and the Best service.

OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on August 16, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

The veal marsala was out of this world. Great selection of wines and cocktails. Would recommend making a reservation it seemed to be very crowded.

MZ
Chicago
17 reviews
Dined on August 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We love Mambo Italiano!! We were celebrating my husband’s birthday and our dinner and service was wonderful!!

PG
Chicago
128 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Several entrees were ordered and the eggplant and pollo dishes were fantastic

CL
Chicago
1 review
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 1ambience 3

Hostess sprinted to our table despite having four seniors, two with canes and very slow. Service was very fast, barely a few seconds between courses.
Chef should leave his salt shaker at home.

M
Chicago
1 review
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Service was amazing from time walking into Restaurant. Food was Amazing and delicious!!

OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on August 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Recently moved back to the area and were happy to return to one of our favorite restaurants. Food and service is always excellent. The owners treat everyone like family. Happy to be back!

CF
1 review
Dined on August 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our waitress was very attentive and the food was amazing!

j
Chicago
13 reviews
Dined on August 5, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 5

I ordered the Italian sausage and peppers. The peppers and onions in this dish were SO over cooked that they were like mush. Additionally, the marinara sauce on it was oily and runny. I had this same dish at Di Piero’s in Lake Zurich and there is no comparison. The peppers were big pieces and were roasted.. not sautéed and the sausage wasn’t as greasy.

Lastly, I felt that the prices were very high for what you got. My friends ordered a bottle of wine to share. It was $33. On line, that same bottle was as low as $7.99.

RW
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Come back here repeatedly for the great service and food.

OT
New England
1 review
Dined on August 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Hubby loves the seafood risotto when it is on special and they are so nice to make it when it’s not! I love the pork tenderloin with Fontina cheese and prosciutto and pesto over rice. Delish!

a
Chicago
35 reviews
Dined on July 28, 2019
Overall 2food 4service 1ambience 4

For a Sunday evening the service was very slow. This is the first time the server wanted to do a up charge on two items we asked for. Never had this before. This was not a great experience this time and we raved about it to our friends that we brought who were coming for the first time.

S
Chicago
24 reviews
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Great family owned Italian restaurant. Saul and Brianna, the owners, and their terrific staff go out of their way to be helpful and engaging. And the food is really good too.

TC
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on July 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was excellent, no rush, service great. Plus you are able to easily converse because the noise level is low.

HC
Chicago
1 review
Dined on July 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This restaurant offers excellent Italian food along with other entree choices. Service is high end and everything was delicious.

d
Las Vegas
3 reviews
Dined on July 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My wife and I, have wanted to dine here, for some time. we finally did and were impressed with everything. the service, the friendliness of the entire staff, our server, letting me review the specials a second time, not to mention the food!!! I would HIGHLY recommend Mambo Italiano!!!

B
Chicago
16 reviews
Dined on July 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Jamie was our waitress and she was awesome. First time here and really enjoyed the meal and ambiance. Sal the owner came over and is a good guy. Highly recommend this place for a good meal

DD
Chicago
1 review
Dined on July 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

excellent food quality. meals are always tasty. specials are always worth considering.

OT
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on July 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Reservation ready with no wait
Great waiter and plenty of really good food and reasonably priced good wine

OT
Chicago
9 reviews
Dined on July 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A smashing place

CL
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on July 6, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

We had to ask our server if we could order some drinks! The spaghetti and meatballs were lacking taste! The croutons on my Cesar salad were burnt! And our waitress totally messed up the bill! I feel the service & food has gone downhill at this restaurant!! Won't be back!

JN
1 review
Dined on June 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We have dined at Mambo Italiano many times over the last few years and have ALWAYS had a great time. It is our number one place to go whether it is for a special occasion or just for a great meal. Everything is Grade A from our greeting at the door, to the wonderful servers and service, to the meal and drinks. We have yet to have any complaints while dining there. I try and tell everyone who asks how great a place it is. Thank you Mambo Italiano.

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