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Ernesto's Italian Restaurant

8544 SW Apple Way, Portland, OR 97225-1772
+1 503-292-0119
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  • Excellent50%
  • Very good35%
  • Average13%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“lasagna” (10 reviews)
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Italian, Pizza, Soups
$$ - $$$
8544 SW Apple Way, Portland, OR 97225-1772
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Been years since we’ve been back here, but so glad we came back. Great pizza, great atmosphere, great service. This is the perfect spot for families to gather. To top it off (that’s a pizza pun), the total tab was refreshingly “fair”. When you’ve got...More

Thank NoAngst
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Excellent Food. My favorite is the Chicken Alfredo. The owners really care about their customers and always makes sure my guests and I are well taken care of when in. We host several Boy Scout events at their venue and we had about 20 unexpected...More

1  Thank Jennifer V
ErnestosItalian, Manager at Ernesto's Italian Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hi Jennifer, Thank you so much for leaving us a stellar review! We strive to give our guests the best experience possible no matter what the circumstances...including 20 unexpected guests! We can't wait to serve you again so you can enjoy some more delicious Chicken...More

Reviewed 6 March 2018

We have eaten here a number of times. Once with a large group where we had a buffet. That was great. We have gone back 2 other times. The salad bar is fabulous. One meal I had was the evening special. It was expensive and...More

1  Thank ryanpeg
ErnestosItalian, Owner at Ernesto's Italian Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 17 March 2018

Hello Ryan, while we are happy to hear that you have loved the meals you have ordered in the past, we are upset to learn you did not enjoy the special you ordered this time. Please know our staff is always willing to accommodate our...More

Reviewed 10 December 2017 via mobile

This is the 3rd time we had done take out. They pack well and food quality is not compromised. They have appropriate containers for all dishes. Tiramisu is yummy. They even have ruffino wines. Sounds Italian, looks Italian, tastes italian.

2  Thank peacemake17
ErnestosItalian, Owner at Ernesto's Italian Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 15 December 2017

Thanks so much for your feedback! We're so glad to hear that your takeout experiences have been so successful. We hope you'll order again soon! :)

Reviewed 20 November 2017

I really, really want to give this restaurant a great rating. It's local, it's friendly, the service is great. Our family of five went for dinner. I had pizza and salad, others had modest bowls of pasta, my youngest qualifies for the children's menu. We...More

Thank Li B
Reviewed 7 November 2017

I want to thank Chris for setting up a section in the restaurant for the ladies from the Assistance League of Greater Portland to enjoy a happy with dinner. The service was great, nice atmosphere and the pizzas were delicious. We will be back.More

3  Thank jcushman157
ErnestosItalian, Owner at Ernesto's Italian Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 15 November 2017

We are happy to see you had such a great time and our staff was so accommodating! It is always our number one goal to provide each customer with the best possible experience, and we are happy to learn we have been successful. We look...More

Reviewed 25 October 2017

The meals are always consistently good at Ernesto's. We were all hungry for salads and found many different and interesting salads to end a perfect day of activity. I really liked the Top Sirloin steak salad. The steak for cooked just as I requested and...More

3  Thank Merlin W
Reviewed 7 September 2017

Hubby and I have eaten here many times. It's a go to place for lunch-they have a great buffet and it's fresh and very reasonable! Dinner, as always, for us is superb! I would highly recommend and take family and friends there!

3  Thank DisneyGramma
Reviewed 24 August 2017

We really love this place. They have really good food and reasonable prices. One of us usually gets the Lasagna and the others always want some of it. The pizzas are really filling! We have recently preferred thin crust but this thick crust and the...More

3  Thank MaxAdventureSeeker
Reviewed 19 August 2017 via mobile

Keisha, think I spelled it right, was wonderful. We had so much fun chatting with her about what to order, she had tried most everything. Loved the Seafood piccata, Carol had the chicken mushroom dish and I can't remember the name. But, I got a...More

Thank Andrea R
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 10 - USD 25
Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
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, Wine and Beer, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Business meetings, Romantic, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 8544 SW Apple Way, Portland, OR 97225-1772
  • Location: United States  >  Oregon (OR)  >  Portland
  • Phone Number: +1 503-292-0119
  • E-mail
Traditional and Modern Italian Dining since 1987. Our family owned restaurant is steeped in traditions with a menu that changes with the seasonal offerings of the Pacific North West. We offer full service dining as well as happy hour in the bar, full banquet facilities for up to 180 guests, Catering services, take out and delivery. Here at Ernesto's we celebrate life's moments with generous portions of incredible
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