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Caffe Mingo

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Northwest District
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807 NW 21st Ave, Portland, OR 97209-1408
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Sun 4:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Mon - Thu 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 5:00 pm - 10:30 pm
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Boca Raton, United States
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11 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago 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 stars Reviewed 1 week ago 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 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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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45 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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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18 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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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50 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 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
Lodi, California
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84 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2016

We met friends from out-of-town here for dinner and had one of the outdoor tables. Our wait person was excellent and brought us tastes of the two wines we were deciding between. The guys both ordered the same pizza and they were delicious. Sized for a large eater or to share with salads for two. I ordered the 1/2 order... More 

Thank Anita H
San Diego
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62 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2016

In the NW section of Portland, Caffe Mingo sits on a pleasant street of restaurants and bars. Outside dining is big in Portland so there are sidewalk tables. The front part of the restaurant is a small room and the tables are packed in a little tightly. There is a back area that's a little more roomy. The first of... More 

Thank Deborah J
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27 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2016

Great dish: expression / Chianti wine braised beef. Do not miss it = outstanding flavor. That's a signature dish. Others options are good.

Thank Hector A
Roseburg, Oregon
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20 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2016

This was a favorite restaurant but circumstance kept me away for many years. But last week I was able to go back and I'm very happy to say that only one thing has changed and it's for the better. Mingo now accepts reservations! The Caffe Mingo is small and intimate and its atmosphere is eating in a great chef's kitchen.... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$20 - $40
Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Romantic, Special occasions, Business meetings
Open Hours
4:30 pm - 9:30 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:30 pm
5:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 807 NW 21st Ave, Portland, OR 97209-1408
  • Location: United States  >  Oregon (OR)  >  Portland>  > Northwest District
  • Neighborhood: Northwest District
  • Phone Number: 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?