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Caffe Mingo

#107 of 3,430 Restaurants in Portland
Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Northwest District
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807 NW 21st Ave, Portland, OR 97209-1408
+1 503-226-4646
17:00 - 22:00
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Sun 16:30 - 21:30
Mon - Thu 17:00 - 22:00
Fri - Sat 17:00 - 22:30
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Cannon Beach, Oregon
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8 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

great happy hour 4.30 to 6 pm. do the meat balls and calamari . lots of room around the tables. excellent waiter and waitress help. call for reservations this is a small place. eat at the bar for speed

Thank kermit61
Portland, Oregon
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95 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 December 2016

We have visited Mingo many times and never had a negative experience. The only minor issue is it can be hard to hear your table mates due to the noise level and music playing, but the food is so worth it one can just speak a little louder! Last night we had Sugo, which is always wonderful and the pasta... More 

Thank 411Elle
White Salmon, Washington
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26 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 December 2016 via mobile

My friend and I happened to drive by Mingo's and had to try it! The ambience was cozy, with an amazing aroma from the kitchen. The staff was professional yet light hearted and engaging. (Even Smiley) Food, freshly made pasta wonderful. We sat at the bar and usually do with just two of us..makes for wonderful conversation. Additionally, the folks... More 

Thank Debra S
Tucson, Arizona
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254 reviews
154 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 111 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 November 2016 via mobile

We met friends here for a dinner. As others have said, it is tiny. They weren't terribly busy and we had a good center table for 4. We had wine and lasagna. My husband had the fruit crisp for desert. All the food was fresh and well prepared. Prices were reasonable for a big city.

Thank DbacksFn
Portland, Oregon
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118 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2016 via mobile

We hadn't been to Caffe Mingo in years and we were excited to try it for dinner for our anniversary. There were only two bar seats available which we took. Given a choice, I wouldn't have chosen those seats but after the fact, I'm glad we sat there. We had a view of the kitchen and a wonderful interaction with... More 

Thank swj1051
Tampa, Florida
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36 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016

We went here on the recommendation of friends who live in Portland and go here on a regular basis. It serves quality Italian food in a noisy but cozy atmosphere. As others have said, the bread is to die for. My wife had the chicken special which was fabulous and I had the pasta special-excellent! Nice wines by the glass.... More 

Thank john r
San Francisco, California
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150 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 October 2016

A pretty busy place and local favoraties. it was pretty hard to make a reservation for a Tuesday night! They have a good size wine list for the size of restaurant/caffe. We ordered a mixed salad (Salate Mista)- over seasoned. I had Halibut over bed of corn and chard. The fish did smell a bit and corn was very much... More 

Thank Megan K
Boca Raton, United States
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11 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 September 2016 via mobile

This was one of the best places I have eaten in recent memory. The pasta special was very well prepared. My wife had the Sugo Penne which was excellent, and a regular menu item. Bread was heavenly, nice crust with very moist center. The tomatoes are grown locally, and the watermelon on the salad had a great flavor. If you... More 

Thank Kirk S J
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44 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 September 2016 via mobile

One of my favorite Portland restaurants. It's small so definitely recommend a reservation if eating at prime dinner time is a priority. Also call well in advance for reservations for larger parties. Reliably good Italian dishes. Could probably give more of a raving review if I ate meat. All of their meat dishes seem thoughtfully and tastefully prepared. The bread... More 

Thank Cooper W
Bronx, New York
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20 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 September 2016

I had dinner here during my stay in Portland, OR. I had the Margharita Pizza, a mixed salad and washed it all down with a glass of red wine. The food was very good. I also recommend the chocolate panna cotta with seasonal berries and whipped cream which was fantastic! All in all, it was a great culinary experience.

Thank DCastiglione

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$20 - US$40
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Reservations, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings
Open Hours
16:30 - 21:30
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:30
17:00 - 22:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 807 NW 21st Ave, Portland, OR 97209-1408
  • Location: United States  >  Oregon (OR)  >  Portland>  > Northwest District
  • Neighbourhood: Northwest District
  • Phone Number: +1 503-226-4646

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?