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Caffe Mingo

#117 of 3,456 Restaurants in Portland
Certificate of Excellence
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Northwest District
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807 NW 21st Ave, Portland, OR 97209-1408
+1 503-226-4646
17:00 - 22:30
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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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294 reviews
169 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 87 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Small restaurant with limited but varied menu. Some pastas made fresh. Food extremely tasty and nicely presented. Full and varied wine list. Service friendly and helpful.

Thank frequentraveler13
Vancouver, Washington
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52 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Time passes, but the food at Caffe Mingo stays absolutely great. We enjoy the atmosphere and excellent service and of course the wonderful food and wine. We hope to return soon.

Thank nanclaws
Cannon Beach, Oregon
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8 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 February 2017

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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100 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
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
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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256 reviews
157 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 111 helpful votes
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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120 reviews
79 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
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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38 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
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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161 reviews
79 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 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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18 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 22 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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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$ 20 - US$ 40
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Reservations, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining
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?