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Caffe Mingo

#108 of 3,412 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
Closed now
All hours
Sun 16:30 - 21:30
Mon - Thu 17:00 - 22:00
Fri - Sat 17:00 - 22:30
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Tucson, Arizona
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247 reviews
148 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 110 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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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111 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 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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32 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 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 54 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles 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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11 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles 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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33 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 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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21 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 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
Spokane, Washington
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53 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 September 2016 via mobile

It's Been a few years since I've had the pleasure of dining at Caffe Mingo in the Pearl District of Portland. Fortunately, over Labor Day weekend, my wife and I had an opportunity to meet some old friends in Portland and we had dinner there. The restaurant has always been one of our favorites - their special dish, Sugo of... More 

Thank RP G
Jacksonville Beach, Florida
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21 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 September 2016

Stopped by Caffe Mingo on my last night in town with my coworkers. Located in an adorable neighborhood, we arrived late in the evening on a Sunday, but were seated quickly and without problems (to be fair, we did have a reservation but still - great service). Loved the smaller menu, and while they were out of a number of... More 

Thank Katie M
Hood River, Oregon
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75 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 August 2016 via mobile

If you want fantastic food with equally great service get here as fast as you can. Get past their infamous Sugo (or don't, it's great too!) and go with seasonal offerings. Fantastic people, fantastic food.

Thank Kris R

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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
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?