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Ernesto's Italian Restaurant

) #400 of 3,458 Restaurants in Portland $$ - $$$ Italian, Pizza
8544 SW Apple Way, Portland, OR 97225
+1 503-292-0119
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  • Excellent46%
  • Very good36%
  • Average13%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“lasagna” (9 reviews)
“garden salad” (2 reviews)
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Italian, Pizza
$$ - $$$
8544 SW Apple Way, Portland, OR 97225
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My husband and I eat here about two times a month whenever we crave old fashioned, Italian food. Their classic items such as Lasagne and Eggplant Parmesan are delicious, and filling. We also enjoy the chicken or veal scallopini, and the chicken cacciatore. I actually...More

Thank Grammyskids
Reviewed 23 March 2017

I had never been to Ernesto's before. Way bigger inside than it's strip mall facade would indicate. I confess that Italian is not usually on my radar for eating out. We had a gift certificate which is why we ended up here. I thought portions...More

Thank Hamish M
Reviewed 20 March 2017 via mobile

Comfortable and cozy restaurant serving competent traditional red sauce Italian. Next I'll try the pizza which I hear is very good.

Reviewed 10 March 2017 via mobile

This Italian restaurant has been here for 30 years but it was my first visit. I had driven by many times but missed it as it sits back off of Beaverton-Hillsdale Highway with only a small shared sign out front. Upon entry one is greeted...More

Thank DewPortland
Reviewed 8 March 2017

Wow awesome restaurant. Pretty inside, friendly service, prompt service, awesome salad bar. I'll be back to try other dishes. My friend loves this restaurant. So do I.

Thank RobinSherwood
Reviewed 25 February 2017 via mobile

Maybe I've just had enough lasagne in my life to not get excited about anyone's. Fine atmosphere but typical, adequate service, fine good, just common, nothing special.

Thank Tom D
Reviewed 1 December 2016

We were impressed! Even on the Wednesday night before Thanksgiving, they hit the high points perfectly. Here is the run down: Meeting & Seating: Over the top friendly! We felt very welcome. The restaurant was quiet. It was easy to talk at a normal tone...More

Thank Michael C
Reviewed 24 November 2016

My wife took us to Ernesto's for our 33 year anniversary and she picked a good one! First off, don't let the location fool you. Located in the corner of a strip mall, it might not stand out, but park it and head inside! We...More

Thank OregonStrider
Reviewed 18 October 2016

If you want good Italian food and a nice atmosphere, Ernesto's is the place. The staff was very nice.

Thank 819sherylp
Reviewed 25 August 2016 via mobile

Have been going here for over twenty years. Food is not your new trendy Italian, but all your old favorites are here. What brings us back is the wonderful salad bar (hard to find anymore). Decor is schmaltsy Italian, but very cozy, especially in winter....More

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 10 - USD 25
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Buffet, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Reservations, Private Dining
Good for
Business meetings, Child-friendly, Romantic
Open Hours
16:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 22:00
16:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 8544 SW Apple Way, Portland, OR 97225
  • Location: United States  >  Oregon (OR)  >  Portland
  • Phone Number: +1 503-292-0119