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Caffe Mingo

807 NW 21st Ave, Portland, OR 97209-1408 (Northwest District)
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Ranked #26 of 3,555 Restaurants in Portland
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $20 - $40
Sun 4:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Mon - Thu 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 5:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Cuisines: Italian
Neighborhood: Northwest District
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Good for: Romance, Special occasions
Dining options: Reservations
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English first
Victoria, Canada
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194 reviews 194 reviews
82 restaurant reviews
273 helpful votes 273 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

You never know what to expect eating alone on business trips. Caffe Mingo was excellent. The service was attentive and friendly. The food was memorable and outstanding - exceptionally fresh and seasoned to perfection. The Mingo Salad is superb - the dressing amazing and if lettuce can be incredible it was! The pasta was very good and the braised beef... More

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Dallas, Texas
3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2014 via mobile

I ate here while I was traveling on business per the reviews on trip advisor and Caffe Mingo did not disappoint. The atmosphere is warm and quaint. The menu had enough variety without being overwhelming. The food was made with quality ingredients and was well prepared. And lastly the service was genuine and thoughtful. When I left two of the... More

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Newton, MA
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40 reviews 40 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014

I really enjoyed this restaurant and would usually give it a 5, but the server gave me some attitude at the end of the meal. I have been in the biz for over 35 years and was pretty shocked by this. I made a request at the end of the meal to fix an espresso drink. This was a serious... More

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Long Beach, CA
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24 reviews 24 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

My tour guide recommended me this place because I stayed in this neighborhood. They don't have a huge selection but I ordered their duck special dish. The taste was superb, the waiter was friendly but the restaurant was very crowded Friday night I visited. The price is reasonable, if you are in the area, you should give it a try.

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Top Contributor
75 reviews 75 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014

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
31 reviews 31 reviews
16 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
26 helpful votes 26 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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78 reviews 78 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 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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94 reviews 94 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 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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