Bar Mingo

4.8
icon/ic_reviewCreated with Sketch.
530 Reviews
icon/ic_price_rangeCreated with Sketch.
$30 and under
icon/ic_cuisineCreated with Sketch.
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.

Get it delivered

What 530 People Are Saying
Overall ratings and reviews
Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant
4.8based on recent ratings
4.8
food
4.7
service
4.7
ambience
4.6
value
Noise · Moderate
100% of people would recommend it to a friend
Sort by
Filters
OT
Portland
3 reviews
Dined on March 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a great meal! 💜

j
Portland
3 reviews
Dined on March 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Just incredible spot, attention to every detail, food delicious-wait staff charming!

SS
Portland
21 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was a last minute thing and fortunately there was a table for two in the front window. We had an Insalata Mingo and a fennel sausage pizza with arugula. Both were excellent.

Our server was perfect- providing just the right amount of attentiveness. We love Mingo, the soft and comfortable atmosphere, the friendly staff, the delicious food. We look forward to our next visit.

D
Portland
154 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We took advantage of the Portland Dining Month menu and it was fantastic! The polenta with mushroom ragout was outstanding. Service was great, drinks were perfect. This is what keeps us coming back to Bar Bingo. Our out of town guests were very happy with the dining experience as well.

A
Memphis
25 reviews
Dined on March 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went for Portland Dining Month. Had the special 3-course menu, as well as some regular menu items. Everything was fantastic. Lamb meatballs.....delicious! The salad from the special menu was a great mix of greens and was terrific.
Both the pappardelle with rabbit from the regular menu, and the bolognese from the special were outstanding. Perfectly cooked hand made pasta, and totally on point sauces. The ice cream profiterole dessert was also extremely tasty.
We were also impressed with the quality of the Sangiovese that was being poured for the Happy Hour red.
Impressive place in all regards. Can’t wait to return and try more of the menu.

OT
Portland
4 reviews
Dined on February 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Celebrating a friend’s birthday and they always make you feel special!!

XX
1 review
Dined on February 21, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Tables very close (can't be helped), room very loud (could be helped). Food was great and menu varied. Service friendly.

OT
Chicago
12 reviews
Dined on February 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Homemade pasta cooked to perfection!

PB
Portland
7 reviews
Dined on February 20, 2020
Overall2food2service1ambience5

We sat at our table for a half hour and could not get the waiter to even make eye contact. No one asked us for a drink order. When we finally got waited on, the waiter seemed grumpy. It felt like it was on us to engage hm and get friendly service. The food was okay. Had the pasta special but it was nothing special. We had dinner here a year ago and had a really nice experience, so this was disappointing.

TS
Portland
7 reviews
Dined on February 19, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience3

Bar Mingo is a favorite. The food is always good and the staff attentive

N
Portland
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of our favorites , the long time staff make you feel like family !

PT
Portland
18 reviews
Dined on February 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing wine! We had the trout special and the rabbit pasta, both were spectacular. Love this restaurant.

N
San Francisco
9 reviews
Dined on February 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My favorite NW Portland resturant. Always excellent. Great wines. Great service. Warm and comfy too.

RM
Portland
2 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Everything was superb, as usual.

RM
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on February 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

always excellent, try the lamb osso bucco!!!!
supberb

DK
Portland
20 reviews
Dined on February 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

An excellent happy hour and dinner with Foodie friends visiting from Vashon Island, WA. We recommended the calamari appetizer and it was especially good: perfectly sauteed and spiced. Also we enjoyed the special brussel sprout salad and the fish special trout with a piccata sauce, potatoes and spinach. They loved the house-made pasta with rabbit sauce, as well. We shared 2 bottles of excellent Tuscan red and finished the night with Grappa, Sambuca and an Affogato! A good time was had by all! They'll be back again on their next visit to Portland and will share their experience with family and friends. Also must give a shout out to the impeccable service of Heather!

C
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on January 31, 2020
Overall1food3service2ambience2

This reservation wasn’t a reservation - they had no table ready for us, until we were seated 25 min later at the bar, and the rest of the experience was similarly underwhelming. Hoping to find a new neighborhood hangout, instead had a one-and-done experience among the masses of restaurants near our house. It was a bummer.

OT
Portland
6 reviews
Dined on January 31, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Excellent service and well done simple Italian fare. Good wines fairly priced.

DK
Portland
21 reviews
Dined on January 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Another excellent happy hour and dinner at Bar Mingo! On this occasion we dined with a lovely couple who are chef/owners of another Top 100 Diner's choice award winners. It was their first time at Bar Mingo. They thoroughly enjoyed the calamari and the house lasagna and the cacio e pepe pasta. I had the swordfish special with an olive tapenade, green beans and potatoes. And we topped off the evening with Affogatos. Delicious! Service from Patty was professional and gracious. A good time was had by all!!

a
Portland
9 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and food choices. Great service. We will be there again - and again.

R
Portland
29 reviews
Dined on January 22, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Really a great comfortable neighborhood place. Love it here

JM
Portland
1 review
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall3food2service4ambience5

Overall the food just wasn’t that good. We had two dishes we enjoyed but two that we barely could finish. Sadly we won’t be returning.

H
San Francisco
8 reviews
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic dinner-the food was exceptional and the service outstanding.

OT
Portland
1 review
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

So fantastic

JB
Portland
5 reviews
Dined on January 13, 2020
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.

RN
Portland
64 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
29 reviews
Dined on January 4, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Very nice evening. Nice table, good food.

RN
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
20 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.