I loved the combination of really good food and really good live music! I can’t wait to go back!
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!
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.
Another fantastic dinner! Thank you to Heather and Sam and Jerry!!!
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!
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.
We have been going here for years. We bring our friends and family and always have great food. One of our favorites!!
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.
yes I would 100% recommend Bar Mingo to friends. great food and great people that take care of you!
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.
Great waitress who allowed our son to join. Food was its usual great.
We love everything about Bar Mingo - the food, the ambience, the service - all fantastic! Best lasagne bolognese anywhere.
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.
Exceptional service, attentive and friendly staff, personal touch from the owner. Great room, great ambiance, perfect meal right before our movie
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.
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.
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.
Great food and excellent European-style professional service.
One of the best restaurants in Portland. Best pasta. Wonderful, friendly service, knowledgeable wait staff. Go there now!
The best food in Portland. And the best service. And easy to get to. And well worth it.
We went for a birthday celebration and weren't disappointed. It wasn't a special day for them, great service and food seems to be what they always do. The bread and olive oil is special, the calimari is fabulous; we split had an insalata, and ordered tagliatelle with sausage and bolognese lasagna. For dessert an almond torte (with a candle) and an olive oil cake with mascarpone and prune sauce. Every dish was well prepared, beautifully presented and delicious. The servers are not pretentious, just very good at what they do, and friendly. Recommend for sure.
We sat at the bar. The bartender was funny, helpful and attentive. Everything was great as it always is ay Bar Mingo.
I've always liked Bar Mingo, but this time was the best. I split a delicious salad with my friend and had the ciopinno, which was delicious!
I love Bar Mingo for the food, atmosphere, and service. Most recent visit wasn’t the
What a lovely night!! Amazing food, excellent service (Eugene is the BEST!!), great night. Thank you Bar Mingo!!
FAN-TASTIC as always!!!! Love, love this place..the food...the people! Always special to be able to come here!!
Always great. Start with the chicken livers, end with the Profiteroles, can’t go wrong with anything in between. Great service
As always, the best place to eat in Portland!
Went with my husband and shared the refreshing smoked trout salad. I had the ravioli which had potato and smoked prosciutto and goat cheese inside spinach pasta - one of the best ravioli dishes I have ever tasted! Dessert were wonderful too - looking forward to returning!
Busy Italian cafe with lively vibe. Enjoyed the food; attentive old style service allowed friends to catch up. The noise level was high at times
Amazing dinner at Bar Mingo with out of town family! Everyone, including the 2.5 year old, was really impressed with the food. I had the swordfish special with a green chimichurri, potatoes and sauteed spinach. Delish! Family had the pillow-like Gnocchi and the lamb meatballs and the child had his own big plate of spaghetti! We enjoyed a wonderful bottle of Oregon rose' suggested by our server, Gino. And shared the delicious olive oil cake with marscapone & Nebbiolo prunes. So happy to be able to share this place with my family! Mangia!!
Enjoyed meeting my cousin there!
absolutely the best lasagna anywhere.....great rabbit.....great salads and desserts.
excellent service by a truly professional wait staff. wines are well selected and stocked.
we have always enjoyed our 20+ meals at Bar Mingo since moving to Portland 3 years ago.
It was great
the service and staff were all fantastic and very engaging. really added the icing to the cake! i will definitely return and recommend Bar Mingo to friends and family.
My wife and I had dinner before a move at Cinema 21. Excellent food. Reasonably low noise level. We loved it.
Consistently serves up terrific house made pastas, "special" dishes most nights, and solid, friendly service in a cozy setting. Usually special risotto on Wednesday nights in the winter months. One of our "go to" places in Portland for the past 8 years!
Birthday. The food was excellent. Our water was very friendly and knowledgeable.
Such a memorable experience, gnocchi to die for, calamari the best I’ve ever had. Service was outstanding.