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Caffe Mingo

#108 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
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17:00 - 22:00
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Hours:
Sun 16:30 - 21:30
Mon - Thu 17:00 - 22:00
Fri - Sat 17:00 - 22:30
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124 reviews
85 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 June 2014

Recently dined with friends here on a trip to Portland and had an excellent experience. It is a small setting, but the food and service more than offset the quaintness. Fresh made daily pastas and specials are some of the best I have eaten and the wine list offers many options. If you are in the area, make sure to... More 

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Portland, Oregon
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110 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 June 2014

we made reservations for 7:30 and the place was packed. our party of six ordered a variety of dinners and everyone raved about each dish. the pasta with mushrooms was fabulous, the risotto was amazing and the lamp chops i had were seared to perfection. the staff was very attentive without going overboard. we've lived in Portland for 20+ years... More 

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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94 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 May 2014 via mobile

Over the past 8 weeks I have eaten here about 7x. Each time perfect execution. Love this place and have eaten here when visiting Portland for almost 20 years. I always leave with a wow! They have daily specials and currently chinook salmon is in season. They prepare this dish in varying ways but current set up is amazing with... More 

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Colorado Springs, Colorado
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 May 2014

We really enjoyed this place, but before I would label this a great Italian restaurant I would put it into perspective more as an Italian fusion restaurant putting together local tastes with traditional Italian accents and dishes. Chinook salmon, lamb chops, and roasted pork chops don't bring back familiar memories of my times in northern Italy and Sicily, but they... More 

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Sherwood, Oregon
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202 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 May 2014

We were a party of five and received very good service after meeting in the bar next door. The bread and appetizers were excellent for starters and our waiter was very helpful in selecting wines to accompany our main courses. They do not serve local wines, but the Italian varietals were quite diverse and of excellent quality. Every person at... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 May 2014

Very small place (consider going with a group of 4 for a bigger table, the 2 tops are tiny) with excellent service and food! It's not inexpensive (1 salad, 2 entries, 2 glasses of wine almost $100) but the value is there. They split the excellent butter leaf salad for us and there was more than enough food. I had... More 

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Lake Oswego, OR
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 May 2014

When we told our guest that we were going to one of the top Italian restaurants in Portland and gave her the name she said, "I had a fabulous dinner there last night and I want to go again." Not that is a great review... The scene is intimate and the staff top notch. The kitchen is on display and... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 May 2014

We went to this NW Portland neighborhood restaurant on the recommendation of a local and were not disappointed. The salads and entrees were fresh and tasty and the service was excellent. The setting is small and intimate and I would visit again. The place is small so reservations are a must unless you feel quite lucky.

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Sechelt, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 February 2014

Had the pleasure of going to this fine establishment last weekend. The restaurant has a great vibe and the table by the kitchen was so fun. It was a real treat watching the kitchen staff do their thing. And let me tell you they do it well. The menu had lots to choose from and from what I saw coming... More 

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Portland, Oregon
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28 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 January 2014

Cafe Mingo is a sister restaurant to Bar Mingo, which is right next door. I've eaten in the Bar and the food was good, but the Cafe outdid her brother. From the wine through the salad to the entree, everything was wonderful. My salad was the butter leaf lettuce with shaved fennel, grapes, prosecco vinaigrette, candied walnuts and wine soaked... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$20 - US$40
Cuisine
Italian
Meals
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Reservations, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings
Open Hours
Sunday
16:30 - 21:30
Monday
17:00 - 22:00
Tuesday
17:00 - 22:00
Wednesday
17:00 - 22:00
Thursday
17:00 - 22:00
Friday
17:00 - 22:30
Saturday
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?