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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4.7
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4.7
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TS
Portland
7 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
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
17 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.

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

OT
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.

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
8 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
83 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.