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Caffe Mingo - Portland

4.8
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602 Reviews
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$30 and under
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Italian
Caffe 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.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
Social Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
Personal Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
What 602 people are saying
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4.8based on recent ratings
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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is my fav place to eat. I have the highest expectation for food quality, service, and sanitation. I.’ve yet to be disappointed. Now that we are eating outside well into the fall; it's kind of fun to cozy up to an outdoor table eat hearty lamb shank with a romantic full-bodied glass of vino. Go. Take a blanket and feast!

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Dingo
Portland
2 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Excellent given the circumstances; outside dining in October.

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KatieH
Seattle
5 reviews
Dined on October 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

So so fantastic! Our absolute favorite place to eat when in town! The staff are all so friendly and the food is always on-point!

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Northender
Portland
2 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food is outstanding , polenta with mushroom gravy !!
A rainy night in town .
A Bombay Martini accompaniment , served by a wonderful staff !
Do I need to say anything else ?
Thanks for everything Cafe Mingo !

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MommyMerissa
Portland
2 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous food, service, and ambiance! LOVE LOVE LOVE WILL B BACK!!

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Gottatastegood
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This place never lets us down. Every bite is YUM!!

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RonaldD
Portland
2 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nice setup for outdoor dining in the NW neighborhood. Food and service are consistently excellent

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vipSuzyLK
New York Area
28 reviews
Dined on October 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

ALWAYS THE VERY BEST SERVICE & FOOD!

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OpenTable Diner
Portland
1 review
Dined on October 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

30th Anniversary, love this place!

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DutchM
Portland
4 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Caffe Mingo is doing an amazing job. The outdoor space is comfortable and as always the food is excellent.

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ElaineM
Portland
6 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous food and great service -- and excellent outdoor dining for Covid safety. I had a wonderful pinot noir and two vegetable sides (I'm veganish) and my friends had pasta dishes that were excellent. The service was terrific, and we really appreciate Mingo creating the outdoor space. One of our favorite restaurants in Portland.

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Ilparmigianino
Portland
8 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our first COVID-19 fine dining experience and it was a great one. We ate outside at 4p. The evening was beautiful. Service excellent. Food delicious. (recommend the Ca del Baio Barbaresco). Thank you.

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pdxcook
Portland
11 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always tasty—-salmon cooked to perfection, pasta with melt-in-your-mouth ragu. What’s not to love? Added bonus: a quick dash into Mercato next door to pick up fresh pasta, ragu, poached prunes, and wine for dinner the next night. The Mingo “grocery store” is as perfect as the restaurant. Five stars all around.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on October 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Super nice gal that was waiting on us! Very pleasant !

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vipTandT
Nashville
37 reviews
Dined on September 30, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

We are regulars and are always happy with our experience and the food is delicious! Favorite restaurant in PDX!!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It my our first time and we have absolutely zero complains. The oysters, caprese, Bistecca, and Tagliatelle special we’re out of this world. Incredibly fresh ingredients and very well prepared. Service was great and our waiter Eric made a great wine recommendation. We’ll be back and suggest everyone tries it out!

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OpenTable Diner
Central Coast
23 reviews
Dined on September 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

amazing food, excellent service.. happy to choose Mingo as my 1 time out per month dining experience.

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OpenTable Diner
Portland
2 reviews
Dined on September 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Sat outside during Covid and still had an outstanding experience. The creamy mushroom on crispy polenta was delicious beyond words. Ordered two to go. Still one of my all time favorite restaurants. Keep Caffe Mingo on your radar. They are amazing.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food. Terrific service. And fantastic drinks

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marybethw
1 review
Dined on September 23, 2020
Overall3food4service5ambience2

The romaine salad was tasteless. Watery dressing with no taste. White/Yellow limp lettuce.
Pasta was outstanding. Service was great

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OpenTable Diner
Portland
1 review
Dined on September 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Went for my birthday with a friend and this was perfect! Outdoor seating with very nice and knowledge staff. Delicious foods and the cask cocktails were freaking delicious!!!

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vipDave
Palm Springs
11 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

waiters are super friendly and informative. makes the dining experience excellent.

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BillW
Portland
1 review
Dined on September 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Mingo is and will always be one of our very favorite neighborhood restaurants.

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LeahC
1 review
Dined on September 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a lovely dinner on the patio. The food was simple, yet exceptional. Service was excellent. Recommend the tuna crudo!

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vipChristyW
Hawaii
4 reviews
Dined on September 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

They’ve done a nice job maintaining the dining experience we expect from them during CoVid. We liked the restaurant shift into the Bar Mingo side as it is larger and offers full bar!

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vipARTIE
Portland
25 reviews
Dined on September 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

AWESOME. Really loved it! Mingo always has exceptional food and service.

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Dabldoya
Portland
3 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This has been our favorite restaurant on the planet for 20+ years. Was so afraid that they would just call it quits. But no, they have persisted! The caprese, the sugo, the Michael, it's all still there.

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hungryguy
Palm Springs
1 review
Dined on September 4, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Excellent creative COVID solution for in and out dining! Well done.

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donnag
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was great, especially our server Eric!

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vipPortlandSue
Portland
51 reviews
Dined on September 2, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience3

We are regulars at Bar Mingo, and wanted to give the new outdoor cafe a try. The host was not friendly at check in and took us to a sidewalk table. I inquired about a table in the new bump out area because it had more room, and the host was again very curt in his reply that it was saved for someone else. We ended up having a nice time with Douglas taking care of us. Food was great as always with helpful wine advice. A gentle reminder that our eyes and our voice go along way towards making people feel welcome when we are masked up.

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ChrisL
Austin
1 review
Dined on August 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food and excellent service. We loved the pasta and fried polenta dish. We'll be back!

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vipalanh
Los Angeles
17 reviews
Dined on August 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Considering the COVID restrictions, unlike other restaurants that have reopened, you don't feel like you are picnicking with paper plates and plastic utensils. The food continues to be as good as ever.

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JessFitts
Washington DC
14 reviews
Dined on August 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and specials. The covid protocols were great and we felt comfortable.

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MeganC
Portland
1 review
Dined on August 27, 2020
Overall1food4service4ambience1

This is my favorite restaurant. I have been dying to go back. Nothing tasked the same. It was honestly horrible. From salad to dessert, everything was bad. What happened???

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pdxcook
Portland
12 reviews
Dined on August 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

There are no superlatives “super enough” for Mingo. Its been my go to spot for more years than I can count—- old but always new— never disappoints. Long may Mingo reign!!💕💕

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Johanna
Portland
3 reviews
Dined on August 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

A wonderful outdoor dining experience! Friendly, attentive service, excellent food and a well thought out seating arrangement in these interesting times. Perfect location for a summer evening - warm, but sheltered from hot sun.

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OpenTable Diner
Austin
1 review
Dined on August 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful food and service

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vipFoodlover2U
Portland
5 reviews
Dined on August 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service, outstanding food in a safe and enjoyable setting,

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AllanL
Portland
2 reviews
Dined on August 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

These people know what they're doing, and they do it reliably well.

JP
JerryP
Portland
1 review
Dined on August 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The wait staff was outstanding... they found us a spot enter their awning on the sidewalk, so that we stayed mostly dry, in spite of the most unseasonal rain. The lasagna was outstanding, the salad wonderful. the Barbera was great.

FAQs

Caffe Mingo - Portland is rated 4.8 stars by 602 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.