ZEST: Mambo Italiano
There are two reasons Mambo Italiano is a five-time winner of Steamboat’s annual Best of the Boat contest for best Italian food — ambiance and authenticity.
Located in the heart of downtown, Mambo Italiano offers a unique and unforgettable dining experience year-round. Under new ownership by executive chef Hannah Hopkins, who runs the kitchen together with chefs Michael Goldberg and Fernando Maldonado, one of town’s favorite eateries unveils a fresh new menu to go along with its award-winning wine list, friendly staff and lively atmosphere.
The key is an eclectic menu combining classic southern Italian fare with innovative modern cuisine and daily specials inspired by local and seasonal ingredients.
Exposed to a fusion of American and European cuisines in New Haven, Connecticut, before relocating to New York, where she spent 15 years as a chef, caterer and restaurateur, Hopkins moved to Steamboat in 2011, drawing upon her Sicilian background to inspire a marriage of rustic and contemporary flavors that delight the senses.
An all-new menu includes a variety of small plates and antipastas, as well as house-made fresh pastas such as fettuccines, pappardelle and gnocchi. The restaurant also offers an array of fish, steaks, insalatas and more, as well as eclectic pizzas, children’s meals and a medley of mouth-watering desserts.
Mambo also prides itself on its award-winning wines, craft cocktails and one of town’s best happy hours from 4 to 5:30 p.m. every day.
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