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807 NW 21st Ave, Portland, OR 97209-1408 (Northwest District)
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Ranked #11 of 3,638 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, Late Night
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Charlottetown, Canada
Senior Contributor
45 reviews 45 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2014 via mobile

we were in Portland recently and staying at a hotel in the NW area. I looked up this restaurant and decided to try it. We called and were given a reservation for 8pm. When we arrived, our table was not quite yet available but the owner? Maitre D nicely explained that the people at our table at taken longer than... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014

We don't venture into Portland anymore but this trip and dinner were worthwhile and so much more. The food was spectacular, tasty and so fresh. The only drawback, its a little crammed and packed inside. The Tiramisu was the best I've ever had. Service was attentive and courteous. We had dinner in the suburbs usually where it's close to home... More 

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Saffron Walden, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2014

Wonderful salads to start followed by spectacular lasagne with chicken and apple for me and perfectly cooked salmon for her. The best fresh ingredients, expertly prepared.

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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2014

What can I say that hasn't been said in the previous reviews? This place was great in every way. In truth though, I lucked out. My colleague and I went on a Monday night without reservations. Had we not gone somewhat early (6pm), I really don't think we'd have gotten a table. MAKE A RESERVATION. Otherwise, the meal and service... More 

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Monterey Peninsula, California
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39 reviews 39 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

Living in Portland was an amazing dining experience. Caffe Mingo was one of our favorites! Great happy hour delicious local wines and beers. The staff is very professional and helpful. The food outstanding. Get there early for seating at the front of restaurant.

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san jose
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10 reviews 10 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2014 via mobile

I have been to Florence, Venice, Rome, Venice and this place took me back there. For a party of 8 on Saturday night definitely need reservations. Even then our 8:30 pm dinner time reminded me of Europe. The open kitchen viewed from our table favored a common Italian atmosphere. My vegetarian daughter loved the buffalo mozzarella-tomato and pasta to die... More 

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Corvallis, OR
20 reviews 20 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2014

Sat at the bar & had apps & really, really lovely Italian wine (recommendation from the bartender, who took the time to open a new bottle & let me taste before ordering), before dinner elsewhere. Wish we had stayed here for dinner - everything was fantastic. Great crew of entirely female wait & bar staff. Cozy, casual atmosphere. Win!

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Victoria, Canada
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213 reviews 213 reviews
95 restaurant reviews
286 helpful votes 286 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
4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
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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41 reviews 41 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 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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Additional Information about Caffe Mingo

Address: 807 NW 21st Ave, Portland, OR 97209-1408
Phone Number: 503-226-4646
Location: United States  >  Oregon (OR)  >  Portland>  > Northwest District
Open Hours:
Sunday 4:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Monday 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Tuesday 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday 5:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Saturday 5:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Average Prices: USD 20 - 40
Cuisine: Italian

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