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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ND
Portland
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

WU
Portland
3 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
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 7 days ago
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
23 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
31 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
15 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

C
Portland
78 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
15 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
16 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.

FF
Portland
9 reviews
Dined on November 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

OT
Portland
4 reviews
Dined on October 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We sat at the bar. The bartender was funny, helpful and attentive. Everything was great as it always is ay Bar Mingo.

JH
Portland
9 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Favorite always.

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MD
Portland
18 reviews
Dined on October 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

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!

SS
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on October 29, 2019
Overall5food5service3ambience5

I love Bar Mingo for the food, atmosphere, and service. Most recent visit wasn’t the

BW
Portland
1 review
Dined on October 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What a lovely night!! Amazing food, excellent service (Eugene is the BEST!!), great night. Thank you Bar Mingo!!

KH
Seattle
4 reviews
Dined on October 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

FAN-TASTIC as always!!!! Love, love this place..the food...the people! Always special to be able to come here!!

CP
Portland
72 reviews
Dined on October 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Always great. Start with the chicken livers, end with the Profiteroles, can’t go wrong with anything in between. Great service

LD
Portland
9 reviews
Dined on October 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always, the best place to eat in Portland!

OB
London
29 reviews
Dined on October 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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!

S
Phoenix
5 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

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

DK
Portland
16 reviews
Dined on October 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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!!

OT
1 review
Dined on October 11, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Enjoyed meeting my cousin there!

ID
Portland
36 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

OT
Portland
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was great

SD
1 review
Dined on October 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

OT
Portland
1 review
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

My wife and I had dinner before a move at Cinema 21. Excellent food. Reasonably low noise level. We loved it.

TT
Los Angeles
13 reviews
Dined on September 30, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

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!

OT
Portland
1 review
Dined on September 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Birthday. The food was excellent. Our water was very friendly and knowledgeable.

DG
Calgary
9 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Such a memorable experience, gnocchi to die for, calamari the best I’ve ever had. Service was outstanding.