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Caffe Mingo

) #131 of 3,585 Restaurants in Portland €€ - €€€ Italian
807 NW 21st Ave, Portland, OR 97209-1408
+1 503-226-4646
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  • Excellent69%
  • Very good26%
  • Average2%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“sugo” (19 reviews)
“pasta” (32 reviews)
“beef” (14 reviews)
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807 NW 21st Ave, Portland, OR 97209-1408
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1 - 10 of 183 reviews

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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
Reviewed 26 April 2017

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
Reviewed 10 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
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...More

Thank 411Elle
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...More

Thank Debra S
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...More

Thank DbacksFn
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...More

Thank swj1051
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...More

Thank john r
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...More

Thank Megan K
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...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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