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“frequent diner still likes it”
4 of 5 bubbles Review of Caffe Mingo

Caffe Mingo
Ranked #131 of 4,252 Restaurants in Portland
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$20 - US$40
Cuisines: Italian
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Restaurant details
Good for: Romantic, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining
Dining options: Dinner, After-hours, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Neighbourhood: Northwest District
Portland, Oregon
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“frequent diner still likes it”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 February 2012

A few years ago, Caffe Mingo in NW Portland changed their style somewhat. They used to serve delicious olives as a free appetizer, and now charge for them. Also, their prices for the entrees increased, and the selection decreased, making it much more expensive to eat there. However, the food is still very good, and the service is excellent. There is no reservation system, so the best way to get a table, especially outside in the summer, is to go there between 5 and 5:45 PM, before the crowds arrive. Otherwise, there is usually a long wait.

I've had the experience of being ignored when not with my significant other, and therefore I would not feel comfortable going there alone, even though we both eat there frequently together.

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Aloha, Oregon
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75 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
“Gem in northwest Portland.”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 January 2012

Excellent Italian food, competent waitstaff, cozy surroundings, limited parking.

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Houston, Texas
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36 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“Great food, great atmosphere!!!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 November 2011

The service was top notch, great wine recommendation and you must try the calamari!!!

Visited November 2011
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Seattle, Washington
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76 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
“Best Italian food in town”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 October 2011

We are regulars here. We love the food. it is very authentic. the restaurant is not big so it is cozy and you get to know the staff very well. The service is outstanding as well. I will say, best Italian in town!

to the owner: bring back the Vanilla Panacotta. it is the best dessert!

  • Visited October 2011
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Miami, Florida
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120 reviews
86 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
“Outstanding food and service!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 October 2011

Outstanding in every regard--food was fantastic, the owner's wine recommendation was great, and the service was impeccable!

  • Visited October 2011
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