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Ernesto's Italian Restaurant

8544 SW Apple Way, Portland, OR 97225-1772
+1 503-292-0119
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  • Excellent49%
  • Very good34%
  • Average14%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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Italian, Pizza, Soups
$$ - $$$
8544 SW Apple Way, Portland, OR 97225-1772
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Reviewed May 30, 2018 via mobile

As a longtime Ernesto’s customer of both dine in and take out, meals, I’ve come to the decision that I won’t be returning. Tonight’s take out order of a spaghetti (qt.) and meatballs was just plain disappointing. The meatballs had a dry and mealy texture....More

Thank FrequentTraveller61
Chris W, Owner at Ernesto's Italian Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded May 31, 2018

Hi Frequent traveler61 I would very much like to replace this meal for you as this does not represent the quality at Ernesto's. I am sorry this happened. You can reach me at 503 292-0119. I hope you will give me the opportunity to make...More

Reviewed April 23, 2018 via mobile

We were excited, to be meeting friends. But, not sure what is going on, when you find lipstick on your water glass, the table top unwashed, which was sticky and covered with bread crumbs. Since you were the first guests of the day, you wonder......More

Thank Andrea R
ErnestosItalian, Owner at Ernesto's Italian Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded April 25, 2018

Hello, I am sorry to hear about your experience. Please contact us at info@ so we can further investigate and discuss the situation. Thank you.

Reviewed April 16, 2018 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
ErnestosItalian, Manager at Ernesto's Italian Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded April 24, 2018

Hi, thanks for the review! We aim to provide excellent food and service at all times, and really appreciate your feedback! Hope to see you in again soon :)

Reviewed March 22, 2018 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 April 6, 2018

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 March 5, 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 March 16, 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 December 9, 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 December 15, 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 November 20, 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 November 6, 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 November 14, 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 October 24, 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 September 6, 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
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
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Average prices
$10 - $25
Dinner, Lunch, 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
Kids, Families with children
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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