Bar Mingo

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$30 and under
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Italian
Bar Mingo is a neighborhood restaurant serving simple Italian food in a casual and comfortable environment. Our menu features plates to share, house made pasta, fresh seafood dishes and daily specials. We have a well rounded wine list, fresh squeezed cocktails and friendly service.
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JB
Portland
5 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect for Anniversary dinner

CB
Portland
7 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food, service were great

BG
Sacramento
2 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good food and good service. Nice range of menu options and daily specials. Always find something I'm excited to order.

BM
Portland
63 reviews
Dined on January 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience at Bar Mingo - 2nd times the charm...went New Year’s Eve and the service was a little off, but NOT this time. The service matched the food this time - overall a great experience!! We will be back - our new Portland favorite restaurant!

r
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on January 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A l w a y s GR8 GR8 GR8 !
Quality of e v e r y t h i n g is A+.
Hats off to owner Michael Cronin + staff Sam, Gino, Jerry, and all all all of the other hard workers there.

FF
Portland
5 reviews
Dined on January 10, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Really good value for the meal. Drinks and Dinner with all considered was teriffic. 4 for dinner and we had to make the play at 7:30. No problem. Service was exceptional. Reservation honored and excellent window table. Will do again in near future

SB
Portland
27 reviews
Dined on January 4, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Very nice evening. Nice table, good food.

BM
Portland
64 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service3ambience5

Fantastic Food! Service just a bit off, lacked the attentiveness at this price point.

OT
Portland
2 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall3food3service1ambience3

Food was good our server acted like he didn't want to be there. Didn't check on us once.

HS
Washington DC
8 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The food and service were excellent. Bar Mingo has never disaapointed.

OT
Omaha
5 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Calamari first course was outstanding...perfect seasoning; cooked just until warm and tender. Freshly made pasta cannot be beat..we tried 3 different options and all were superb. Swordfish special was delicious but we also swooned over the sautéed spinach accompaniment. This kitchen is skilled in its seasoning technique. Service was practiced, proficient, attentive and friendly. The wine list offers a nice variety of Italian and domestic varietals. Everything we tried was terrific. We will return!

HE
1 review
Dined on December 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The lasagna is the best I've ever had. The lamb shank and risotto were lip smacking good. Our only criticism was the scarcity of the rabbit ragu with the tagliatelle. More bunnies? The waiter ran next door to Cafe Mingo when their Brunello de Montalcino ran out. That was very service oriented! I prefer Bar Mingo's menu to Cafe Mingo's. Sorry Mike.

MD
Portland
18 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I have been to Bar Mingo quite a few times, both for happy hour and regular menu. Both have been great.

OT
Portland
2 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good and service is excellent.

G
Portland
32 reviews
Dined on December 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My son came from out of state and I wanted to take him to my favorite restaurant He loved it!

R
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on December 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Consistently well prepared and flavorful food . Excellent choice for dining out.

5
Portland
12 reviews
Dined on December 26, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

The fish and pasta were expertly prepared. We enjoyed the cheese plate selections and bread very much. The profiteroles were outstanding, and a decadent finish to an enjoyable evening out. Our server was very knowledgeable and helpful with suggestions. We will return!

OT
Portland
6 reviews
Dined on December 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We 45 miles from Portland so we don’t get to eat here often but consider it one of our favorites! Great food and service!

PM
Portland
3 reviews
Dined on December 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Being totally Sicilian I’m a very critical judge of Italian and Sicilian cuisines and proud of it. Everything we ordered was outstanding and we ordered big there was no big explanation about the entrees which I prefer let the food speak. The service was outstanding and the kitchen was on the job our food was served hot and in a timely manner. A huge plus they have Cannoli on the menu and that is a very dangerous endeavor with me San Francisco has great Cannoli and these were very close in quality. Highly recommend this establishment cannot wait to return.

C
Portland
82 reviews
Dined on December 11, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Bar Mingo is always delicious,and Heather is wonderful.

ND
Portland
1 review
Dined on December 8, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I loved the combination of really good food and really good live music! I can’t wait to go back!

WU
Portland
4 reviews
Dined on December 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Bar Mingo never disappoints. The crowd this time was louder than usual but still had a great time with family with wonderful food. Starting with crusty bread with amazing olive oil and salt. The brussel sprout salad special was delicious. We each ordered a separate pasta dish and shared bites. All yummy, especially the gnocchi!

N
Chicago
20 reviews
Dined on December 5, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was our first experience at Bar Mingo, and the entire experience was top-notch. From the moment we entered the establishment, the people were friendly and welcoming. The ambiance was lively in the establishment. There was an informal feel but that is what made the food taste better and the dining experience so positive.

G
Portland
24 reviews
Dined on November 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Another fantastic dinner! Thank you to Heather and Sam and Jerry!!!

OT
Portland
1 review
Dined on November 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We’ve eaten at most of the Portland hotspots and this is one of the best. Service is top notch, food is outstanding, nice ambience and lots of attention to detail. Vincenzo made us an awesome Italian meal and his years of experience in Italy clearly shows. Highly recommend Bar Mingo!

TK
Portland
4 reviews
Dined on November 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Have been to Bar Mingo many times. Always go there when I have special occasions or great friends I want to treat to an amazing time. As usual, food was awesome, Patti is a terrific server, and three people I took who have never been there were blown away by the awesome food, service and atmosphere. I have never had a poor experience here and the food quality is unmatched and consistent every time. Highly recommend it. Chicken Livers, Shrimp Speidini, Tagliatelle with Rabbit, and Gnocchi are sure fire dishes certain to please the most discriminating guests. The bread is also fabulous.

s
1 review
Dined on November 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We have been going here for years. We bring our friends and family and always have great food. One of our favorites!!

RT
New England
33 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2019
Overall4food5service3ambience2

The food is more than worthwhile--large portions of excellent quality. The service is adequate and the prices are reasonable. The largest negative for old folks like me is a noise level that makes conversation difficult at least on a busy Saturday evening.

HH
1 review
Dined on November 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

yes I would 100% recommend Bar Mingo to friends. great food and great people that take care of you!

OT
Portland
5 reviews
Dined on November 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Simply delightful. The Millionaire Manhattan infused with figs and vanilla and antica carpano was exceptional. We started with the mushroom Crespelle, which was my favorite of all the exquisite dishes we had, we shared a chopped salad and split two entrees. The server was excellent. This is one of my favorite places in Portland. I cannot wait to return.

D
Portland
17 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great waitress who allowed our son to join. Food was its usual great.

C
Portland
82 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love everything about Bar Mingo - the food, the ambience, the service - all fantastic! Best lasagne bolognese anywhere.

DK
Portland
19 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A delightful dinner with 2 friends, who had just returned from Italy. We shared the calamari, the clams, and the salad from the Happy Hour list. All so good! And paired nicely with a bottle of Tuscan Vermentino. For the main course we all ventured onto the Specials board: I went with the Steelhead with a Dill Salsa Verde accompanied with sauteed spinach and potatoes, they had the special pasta a Cappellacci stuffed with Butternut Squash, Amaretti, and Pecorino de Fossa cheese and served with a creamy sauce with prosciutto and radicchio. WOW!! Service was attentive, amiable, and impeccable with timing. We topped it off with an Almond cake and espresso. Perfecto! So glad Bar Mingo is my neighborhood joint.

J
Portland
2 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Exceptional service, attentive and friendly staff, personal touch from the owner. Great room, great ambiance, perfect meal right before our movie

PT
Portland
15 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love this place! Great food and a good list. Ordered a bunch of the small plates and had the rabbit pasta for main course. Everything was exceptional.

s
Seattle
48 reviews
Dined on November 4, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Very comfortable small restaurant with some really terrific food. Smoked trout salad and chicken livers were outstanding first courses -- highly recommended. Pastas were very good -- pappardelle with rabbit and spaghetti a la vongole, as was the almond torte. Wines are offered by the glass, quartino (a couple of glasses -- good deal if you are both drinking the same thing), and bottle. Service is warm and competent, although I fault them a tiny bit for not offering to tell us about the specials (and I didn't think to ask). Will definitely return.

DK
Portland
19 reviews
Dined on November 3, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A delightful evening at Bar Mingo with an old friend. We've know each other 20+ years and watched the Portland food & culture scene change so much in that time. How great that the consistency of great restaurants on this block on 21st has stood the test of time.
Amazingly, she has never been to Caffe Mingo or Bar Mingo even though she lived in the neighborhood for a few years.
We first received a special treat from the kitchen and were recommended a lovely bottle of Tuscan Vermentino to accompany our happy hour/dinner.
The calamari appetizer was delicious, tender, and perfectly spiced. Next we shared the Cacio e Pepe that was just the right amount of al dente yet creamy. Next we had the special of sword fish with a chunky verde sauce accompanied with green beans and potatoes. We asked to sub sauteed spinach for the pots and it was no problem! We finished with the almond torte and some espressos.
Our server Eugene was thorough, knowledgeable and timed our dinner perfectly, we didn't feel rushed or dragged.
It was the first Sunday night so there was jazz music and there was a nice buzz of people conversing and enjoying the entertainment.

GK
1 review
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and excellent European-style professional service.

P
Portland
2 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of the best restaurants in Portland. Best pasta. Wonderful, friendly service, knowledgeable wait staff. Go there now!

PS
Portland
9 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The best food in Portland. And the best service. And easy to get to. And well worth it.