If you are looking for a fun, family style Italian eatery in Bay ridge - Mambo's is a great choice. Its what Carmine's aspires to be, without all of the faux-nostalgia. The food is simple, tasty and plentiful. We took our 2 young children after checking out the Christmas decorations in Bay ridge and Dyker Heights (a great activity - too to describe if you haven't been out that way, definitley worth the trip). Mambo's has a live singer, and a very festive atmosphere (although the singer may have been only for the X-mas season).