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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OT
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Enjoyed meeting my cousin there!

ID
Portland
33 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was great

SD
1 review
Dined on October 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

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

TT
Los Angeles
12 reviews
Dined on September 30, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

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
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

DG
Calgary
8 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

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

g
Puerto Vallarta
9 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Memorable meal. Excellent from beginning to end. Best straight up martini we’ve ever had in Portland. Every course was delicious. We splurged on a more expensive bottle of wine per waiters recommendation; no regrets. We have enjoyed Cafe’ Mingo on several occasions but this was our first dinner at Bar Mingo. Will definitely return on our next trip to Portland.

l
Portland
1 review
Dined on September 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

GREAT! Loved the service, food & the ambiance👍

DK
Portland
12 reviews
Dined on September 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I brought a client visiting from NYC here for a business dinner. She was thoroughly impressed with the food, service and ambiance of Bar Mingo and compared it favorably to some of the great Italian restaurants in Manhattan. She ordered the pasta special: lamb, potato, Parmesan cheese stuffed ravioli with a lamb ragu and fresh smoked tomato sauce. And we shared the HH calamari, and lamb meatballs, salad and roasted beets. I had the fish special: salmon with potatoes and saute spinach. Everything was amazing and we personally thanked the kitchen! Our server, Patty was attentive and professional. So happy to have this outstanding restaurant in my neighborhood!

WW
Seattle
31 reviews
Dined on September 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

After all of these years, Bar Mingo still delights the senses. Wonderful service, delicious food, and an inviting environment, make this a true Portland neighborhood gem.

OT
Los Angeles
82 reviews
Dined on September 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fabulous meal from apps to dessert all superb

b
San Francisco
10 reviews
Dined on September 22, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

This is a terrific place. They are always on their game and save room for something sweet at the end.
There is not a "clunker" on the menu, it's all about YOUR tastes. Their specials are fantastic.
A bit pricey, but good places are nowadays.

OT
Portland
2 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is one of my absolute favorite restaurants in Portland. Always great!

OT
Portland
1 review
Dined on September 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My husband and I took two of our friends out for dinner and had a great experience. The food was great, service was exceptional and reasonably priced. I highly recommend this restaurant!

GP
Portland
1 review
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Neighborhood Favorite. Friendly efficient staff and consistently good

C
Portland
26 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Excellent food and great service!

P
Portland
67 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Perfect summer night at an outside table. Delicious cocktails and food. Service was perfection with Heather.

L
Portland
9 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2019
Overall 4food 2service 4ambience 3

The entree was pretty dry for a pasta with sauce. Have had it many times but this time it wasn’t up to par.

JK
Portland
10 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love it here! Michael the owner is wonderful as is the charming staff. some of the best food in town!

k
Portland
1 review
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always great. Our go to restaurant when we know we want a well prepared dinner in a comfortable yet elegant setting.

C
Portland
75 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful food, wonderful ambience, excellent service!

h
Portland
4 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Kind of a semi hidden jam, the food here is always great and very reasonable price, portions are accessible for sharing and enjoying multiple dishes. Service is great and excellent selection of wine and beverages as well

A
Portland
10 reviews
Dined on August 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

One of our favorite Portland restaurants. Casual yet great service. The food is trattoria style at its best. All the homemade pastas rock! Great, reasonable wine list also.

CG
Portland
8 reviews
Dined on August 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Love Bar Mingo! Love the Shrimp Spiedini!

DK
Portland
13 reviews
Dined on August 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wow! Really enjoyed the specials: Caponata appetizer and the Pasta alla Norma, also with eggplant in a rich tomato sauce. We requested gluten-free pasta and it was wonderful! Service was attentive even during the busy pre-Timbers game crowd that was packed in and then disappeared just before the game.
Sundays are great at Bar Mingo!

RW
Portland
55 reviews
Dined on August 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great food! Always love a visit to Bar Mingo, & Mingo, for the food is some of the best in Portland.
would recommend the polenta w/salsa rossa, and the polenta w/carne.
appetizers are also a treat, and the martini is the best for sure.

RD
1 review
Dined on August 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was amazing and the recommended wine from our server was a great choice. We would recommend Bar Mingo to any / all who have not been there previously. Don't forget to read the chalk board for the daily specials.

T
Portland
27 reviews
Dined on August 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We go about six times per year and have been for the last five years. We always love the quality and ambience. They also have a great Sunday night jazz session. Be sure to get at least one person at the table to pick something from the daily special menu. They put an amazing amount of creativity into their daily specials. And though the wine list fits on one page, it is brilliantly selected and righteously priced.

C
Portland
75 reviews
Dined on August 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicioso!

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VB
Portland
11 reviews
Dined on August 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

All the dishes we ordered were delicious! Wonderful service, too!

DK
Portland
13 reviews
Dined on August 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food and wine enjoyed during the live Jazz Sunday. Had friends coming for the first time and they were really impressed and will certainly return. Especially noteworthy were the special salad of beet, goat cheese, and arugula and the dessert special blueberry tart. Good time had by all with exceptional service!

C
Portland
7 reviews
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Roasted beet and goat cheese salad was amazing. Halibut was probably the best I have ever had. Gnocchi my friend had was the best he had ever had!

DK
Portland
13 reviews
Dined on July 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Brought my Mom, visiting from Des Moines, for dinner with some friends and she absolutely LOVED Bar Mingo! The food was delicious and presentation outstanding. Especially enjoyed the tuna appetizer salad special and the special dessert: olive oil cake with mascarpone and Nebbiolo prunes. Bar Mingo is a great place to enjoy with family and friends! Mangia fantastico!!

OT
Portland
188 reviews
Dined on July 29, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

As always, the food was great. When we arrived home, it was very disappointing to find out that we got someone else’s take home meal. It was definitely not what we would have ever ordered.

p
Portland
36 reviews
Dined on July 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

What an amazing meal. We shared to appetizer special. Scallops with marinated fennel and spicy greens. Tagliatelle with morels! Great wine, great and friendly service. We will definitely be back 😀

ID
Portland
34 reviews
Dined on July 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

best food in PDX.....fun date....a new server for us, good but slower that is why a 4

OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on July 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Loved Bar Mingo & our wait staff was excellent, especially singling our Sam! She was excellent. Will definitely return!

OT
Portland
2 reviews
Dined on July 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We didn’t realize it was music night but we were able to switch to outside dining. Pleasant and interesting with a car crash at the corner!

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