Mambo Italiano, located in the heart of Steamboat Springs, offers a unique and unforgettable dinning experience year round. With a fresh new menu, an award winning wine list, helpful staff and lively atmosphere, Mambos is “always delicious, always fun, and always a great choice”. Providing a full range of menu selections from old family recipes and chef inspired specials to extensive gluten free and seasonal options, come and see why locals voted Mambos “Best of the Boat”. Come hungry and leave happy, Mambos is Steamboat’s Italian hot spot!
Mambo’s eclectic menu combines classic southern Italian fare with innovative modern cuisine and Chef Hannah’s daily specials inspired by local and seasonal ingredients. We believe strongly that a community cannot sustain itself if the local agriculture is not supported. We take great pride in sourcing many of our ingredients for both the kitchen and the bar from the best Colorado growers, farmers, apiaries, and ranchers. Our beef is raised at La Joya Dulce Ranch where the owner strives to produce the best tasting meat possible. Yampa Valley Farms, Davis Farms, and Bear River Apiary are just a few of the other local producers that you will find frequenting our menus.
Hannah Hopkins had already spent 15 years in the NYC metro area where she kept herself very busy, opening her first restaurant, Dish Bistro and Wine Bar and Hopkins Catering Company before deciding to move her family from the hustle and bustle of the city and settle in the Yampa Valley. Having been featured in the New York Times, coupled with her appearance on Food Networks Chopped, she has proved herself a go-getter with exceptional skills to back up her craft. Hannah is truly passionate about food and her travels through Europe have inspired the way she sees restaurants, travel, wine, music, art and how they are all connected. She lives in Steamboat with her husband and three children where she enjoys pate, good cheese, anything pickled, spicy, truffles, olives, seafood and really good cake!
Our Chef De Cuisine, Michael Goldberg is a good ole Jewish boy from Detroit who loves to cook Italian and Mediterranean. He worked his way up the ranks starting out as a busser at Mambo but eventually left to move back home and work in the kitchen of Seldon Standard (voted best new restaurant in Detroit) under Chef Any Hollday. However, the notorious Yampa Valley Curse called him back to Steamboat where he has developed our fresh pasta program and helped to develop new small plates with stellar attention to detail. He spends his free time further educating himself and reading and loves butchery and curing. He may or may not get crazy about certain things, like fresh pasta and salsa verde.
Fernando Maldonado is our Sous Chef and a real deal local boy. Theres “local” and theres Local; so when you've attended school here, you’ve got some serious Steamboat street cred. Honduran in nationality, “Nando” has been at Mambos for a whopping 6 years and is a crazy talented artist both in and out of the kitchen. He painted our beautiful outside Tuscan wall mural himself! He loves seafood, tattoos, street art, music, traveling and dark chocolate. Obviously, he has killer taste.