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Caffe Mingo

807 NW 21st Ave, Portland, OR 97209-1408 (Northwest District)
503-226-4646
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Ranked #19 of 3,557 Restaurants in Portland
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $20 - $40
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Cuisines: Italian
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Good for: Romance, Special occasions
Dining options: Reservations
Neighborhood: Northwest District
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English first
Minnesota
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74 reviews 74 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014 NEW

Big hunks of Italian bread with a tasty olive oil, and a "chef's amuse" of artichoke spread on foccacia, started our dinner at this long time Portland restaurant. This was quickly followed by a fresh and wonderful arugula salad with tomatoes, watermelon, and feta cheese. Our main entrees of lamb ribs with pesto, and seared tuna with yellow beans, were... More

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Senior Contributor
30 reviews 30 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014

Intimate, very friendly staff, good wine list. A bit noisy. The double cut pork chop with peaches was delicious, as were the salmon and the pasta. Very interesting desserts. Reservations advised.

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Top Contributor
69 reviews 69 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 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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68 reviews 68 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 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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80 reviews 80 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
66 helpful votes 66 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 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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78 reviews 78 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 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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Albuquerque, New Mexico
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84 reviews 84 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 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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portland or
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48 reviews 48 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
72 helpful votes 72 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 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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15 reviews 15 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 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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santa fe
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26 reviews 26 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 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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