5 Things You May Not Know About Bambinos – Restaurants in Springfield Missouri
Bambinos has been around long enough now that you might think you already know everything there is to know about us, but we’ve still got a few tricks up our sleeve. Want to get to know us even better? Check out these five factoids that all die-hard Bambinos regulars need to know.
We’re A Family Affair
Many of our long time regulars already know that Mary Faucett and her sons Andy and Chuck are the owners of Bambinos. But did you know we have lots of nieces and nephews working for us as well? If you visit our Delmar location, Mary has photos of her grandparents hanging on the wall and she started the original Nonna’s Italian Cafe in downtown Springfield. You could say that unbeatable flavor from our family recipes is in our blood.
One of our favorite parts about being one of the top restaurants in Springfield Missouri is giving back to our growing community. We regularly host nonprofit nights benefiting local schools and organizations like Ozark Greenways. Our nonprofit benefit calendar is pretty stacked these days, so there are plenty of opportunities to enjoy a tasty meal at Bambinos while supporting your community.
We Have Our Cake and Eat It Too
Our hearty Italian dishes get most of the glory, but we’ve also got a wide selection of masterful baked goods in our full-service bake shop. Order a tiramisu with your dinner, or go bigger with custom baked goods. Whether you’re in need of a batch of cupcakes for a party of five or platters of sweetness for a family reunion, we’ll make it work for you.
We’ve Got Three Locations To Serve You
You may be a regular at our Delmar location near the MSU Campus or at our Battlefield location in the southeast part of town. We also have our sister location B2 Cafe next door to our location at Battlefield and Lone Pine with a great selection of healthy juices, smoothies and wraps that is also available for private parties. No matter where you live, there’s a Bambinos ready to fill your belly with deliciousness.
Our Roots Run Deep
According to local lore, our Delmar location used to be home to a friendly corner grocery store built in the 1920s. The site of our Battlefield location also has roots in the 1920s—back when Lone Pine was still a dirt road! The building site was originally home to Half-A-Hill, a tavern, restaurant and dance hall known for its fried chicken. The original Half-a-Hill was torn down in 1978, but we’re still proud of the ties to local history.
But enough about us. We want to know more about you. If you’ve never been to Bambinos before or if you’re one of regulars, we hope you’ll give us a chance to get to know you better the next time you come in to see us.