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Barba Mingo, Portland, OR
Barba Mingo, Portland, OR
Barba Mingo, Portland, OR
Barba Mingo, Portland, OR
Barba Mingo, Portland, OR

Barba Mingo

4.8
4.8
1327 Reviews
$30 and under
Italian
Barba 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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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 6 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    Italian
  • Hours of operation
    Dinner Tue–Thu, Sun 4:00 pm–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 4:00 pm–10:00 pm
  • Phone number
    (503) 445-4646
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • Executive chef
    Brett West
  • Neighborhood
    Northwest Portland
  • Cross street
    Kearney and Johnson
  • Parking details
    On NW Johnson off 21st street
  • Public transit
    Portland Street Car (NW 21st and Lovejoy) heading East toward Pearl District, downtown and waterfront
  • Additional
    Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 1,327 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.8
4.8 based on recent ratings
  • 4.8Food
  • 4.8Service
  • 4.7Ambience
  • 4.6Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Portland / Oregon

    Italian

  • Portland

    Best Overall

  • Portland

    Best Food

  • Portland

    Best Service

  • Portland

    Best Value

  • Portland

    Neighborhood gem

  • Portland

    Great for fine wines

  • Portland

    Italian

1,327 Reviews
  1. NancyH

    Portland

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Always Great food and service one of my favorite places

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  2. OpenTable Diner

    Portland

    54 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    54 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 5
    We are long time patrons of Barba Mingo but this visit was far off the mark. The service was extremely slow; we waiting 15 minutes before a waiter came by to take our drink orders. The restaurant was not very busy but the server was occupied chatting with other servers and paid little to no attention to our table. The food was good, not great. It seemed to us the portions were smaller than we remembered. Overall the dining experience was just “fair” due to the less than appropriate service. All tables were not treated the same.

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  3. Foodsnob1

    Portland

    28 reviews

    3.0

    28 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    good food and atmosphere. not all patrons treated the same

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  4. MarkB

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Always great. A wonderful go-to place for any occasion with very professional staff.

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  5. Theloniouscoltrane

    Portland

    35 reviews

    5.0

    35 reviews

    Dined on April 12, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The very finest example of a great neighborhood Italian. The staff gets to know you and is friendly as well as professional. The food always pleases with exceptional creativity.

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  6. OpenTable Diner

    Portland

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 6, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Always a great meal in a great Portland atmosphere

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  7. OpenTable Diner

    Portland

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on April 6, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food was very unique! I really like this place. It is in the Pearl district so parking is a little tricky. It is pretty packed so reservations are a must! The service was great, the food was amazing! I would come back again for sure! Highly recommend for special events or casual dining as the food is reasonably priced yet high quality!

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  8. Reggie

    San Francisco

    6 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on April 4, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 3
    They were quite pushy in trying to get the table to order more drinks & food. It felt like being at a restaurant with Sales People, and the constant interruption was honestly uncomfortable for two people on a first date.

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  9. HarryP

    Portland

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on March 27, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    THE perfect neighborhood restaurant, where patrons become old friends.

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  10. MerryC

    San Diego

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 24, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Outstanding, authentic Italian dinner and dessert and a great wine list.

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  11. OpenTable Diner

    Portland

    12 reviews

    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on March 15, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This is one of those reliable, reasonably priced, delightful places to dine. Service was the best. Recommendations were appreciated with spot on wine pairings. The cacio pepe was delicious!! As was the rock fish & broccolini. I enjoy the mushroom bruschetta every time. It is my favorite. Aria gin Martini was perfect. All desserts were great. We tried 4. The pot de cream really shown. Only negative was the bread. Maybe stale. Or maybe just not the best. Hard with little flavor. But otherwise, wonderful!!

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  12. Marie

    Portland

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on March 11, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Great food and the server was very good at his job and attentive.

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  13. Danijel

    Portland

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 9, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great service, setting, and food. Lasagna was spectacular. Just gotta keep the bread coming, especially when something is saucy. At times I felt they would bus the table a bit early (still was currently using bread to soak up the sauce and a hand pops in asking if I was done…..ahhhh no, clearly using it). Food tho (and I’m not a pasta person however I am a barba mingo person

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  14. BJGN

    Portland

    70 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    70 reviews

    Dined on March 9, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    We really like this place however I wish it was a little more gracious.. Seems rushed and hurried.. The prices are not cheap, food is good but not outstanding. will certainly go back but would not mske it first choice

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  15. FernT

    Portland

    12 reviews

    4.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on March 8, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We’ve been coming here ever since they opened, we always come to celebrate our birthdays, tonight’s dinner was for my son… Food was good as always, but ordered the hanger steak as an entree and it came with 4 small pieces of perfectly cooked steak over a bed of greens… it really should be listed as an appetizer… Also, although our server was good there was no mention to wish him a happy birthday, not a big deal but it would’ve been nice as our reservations stated that… Oh well, we will still return as we love it.

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  16. MichaelR

    Portland

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on February 28, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    One of the very best restaurants in Portland. The food and service excel. I appreciate that the have at least three tables with comfortable chairs which is rare in Portland where restaurant seating is usually a torture experience. I may be mistaken but the lasagna recipe seem changed. I think it had a bit too much sauce.

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  17. RyanH

    Portland

    17 reviews

    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on February 25, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Everything was perfect. Another great experience.

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  18. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 24, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food and service is always great! We sat at the bar and the bartender was excellent, friendly and attentive without making us feel hurried.

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  19. RobertoSFO

    San Francisco

    50 reviews

    5.0

    50 reviews

    Dined on February 23, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Once again, Barba Mingo delivered on awesome Italian meals, wine, and service. It’s an easy go to, and will be again.

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  20. Cbokc

    Portland

    99 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    99 reviews

    Dined on February 23, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Wonderful food, wonderful service, great happy hour too!

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  21. Celi

    Portland

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 21, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    We had such a lovely experience here for our anniversary. The owner greeted us at the door and seated us at a cozy table. Our server was knowledgable and friendly. Food came out very quickly and was delicious! My only complaint was my fish entree was quite bland. All our other courses were divine, so I just savored those more. My husband got the rabbit and loved it. We’ll be back. Such a nice spot for a date!

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  22. ViVo

    Portland

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 18, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    It's always a great experience at Mingo. Food is great, service superb.

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  23. ShannaS

    Portland

    12 reviews

    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on February 17, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Wonderful meal! We had the special, short ribs off the bone. We can’t wait to go back!

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  24. StanG

    Portland

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I will be going back with friends in hand again and again.

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  25. JamesM

    Portland

    5 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    We had the short ribs, mashed potatoes and carrots. It was an exceptional meal. bar Min go is our favorite restaurant.

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  26. NathalieL

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 3, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Love Barba Mingo and cafe Mingo. The menu is always changing, atmosphere is fantastic and great vibe too!!

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  27. JRWolf

    Portland

    14 reviews

    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on February 3, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent service seated at the bar. Had the gnocchi & it was excellent!

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  28. DiHe

    Portland

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on January 31, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This is one of our favorite restaurants to eat at! Casual, yet sophisticated at the same time. Very comfortable. Great staff and owner!

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  29. KLS24

    Portland

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 28, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    This is my second time here. The first time the food and the service was wonderful. This time was the opposite. The bar tender was great. They had run out of several dishes. The ravioli tasted lile it came from a can and the meatballs tasted frozen and lacked flavor. Also, the portions were very small. I want to love it here, but they need to step it up.

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  30. Carguyjim

    Portland

    17 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on January 28, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Always our favorite! Nice to see Michael working Saturdays

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  31. DaveB

    Portland

    35 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    35 reviews

    Dined on January 27, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Best Italian in Portland. Awesome staff, food and selection of wines by the glass. Delicious red sauce on anything. Lots of rotating salad and entree specials. Love the fresh bread and olive oil. Smart choice for date night. Can’t wait to return next week. Say hello to Gino when you go. Chow. 🍷

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  32. MikeM

    Portland

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 13, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    We live two hours from Portland. We have eaten at Cafe’ Mingo and Barba Mingo. We like them both. When we stay in Portland, we try to eat at Barba Mingo.

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  33. craig

    Portland

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on January 8, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This place does pasta right every time. There is rarely a miss. The wine list is fantastic and generally a good value. The same people have been taking care of me there for years. Seasoned professionals from front to back. Without a doubt, my go-to Italian in Portland.

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  34. AlexC

    Portland

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 7, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Consistent and very good value. It's been our "go to spot" for many years.

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  35. JoshN

    Los Angeles

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on January 7, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Have a great dinner there all the food we ordered was great. Service was attentive but not overbearing, and when the check came, I felt it was a fair tally for what we had ordered. We didn’t try dessert, but the pastas were good and meatballs were tasty. The special goat cheese salad with Delicata squash was incredible.

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  36. hungryguy

    Palm Springs

    16 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on January 4, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Warm , cozy setting and food is consistently on point.

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  37. SuzieA

    Portland

    12 reviews

    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on January 3, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We celebrated my husband's birthday here last night. As expected, we had a wonderful experience. Michael Cronin, the owner is a fabulous host and always makes you feel welcome as if you are entering his home. The restaurant itself, is casually elegant with tasteful touches throughout. No matter what you choose to enjoy, whether food or wine, you will have a delightful experience and be back for more!

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  38. GregoryB

    Portland

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 1, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great NYE celebration! One of our best meals at Barba

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  39. u114193

    Portland

    49 reviews

    5.0

    49 reviews

    Dined on January 1, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    once again, great food and service as we were about 20 minutes early and they were able to give us a great table on NYE

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  40. PeterE

    Portland

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on December 31, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food options, wonderful and friendly service, love the outdoor seating.

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FAQs

Barba Mingo is rated 4.8 stars by 1327 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 6 times today
Google Map for Barba Mingo

811 NW 21st Ave, Portland, OR 97209

Additional information

  • Cross street
    Kearney and Johnson
  • Neighborhood
    Northwest Portland
  • Hours of operation
    Dinner Tue–Thu, Sun 4:00 pm–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 4:00 pm–10:00 pm
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    Italian
  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • Parking details
    On NW Johnson off 21st street
  • Public transit
    Portland Street Car (NW 21st and Lovejoy) heading East toward Pearl District, downtown and waterfront
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Executive chef
    Brett West
  • Additional
    Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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