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Ernesto's Italian Restaurant

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Certificate of Excellence2018 Winner
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PRICE RANGE
$10 - $25
CUISINES
Italian, Pizza, Soups
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly
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SALAD & SOUPS
Add To Any Salad: Chicken Breast - $3 | Bay Shrimp - $3.50 | Grilled Shrimp - $4.50 | Salmon - $6
Mediterranean Chicken Salad
Romaine lettuce with roma tomatoes, cucumbers, red onions, artichokes, kalamata olives, feta cheese and grilled chicken breast, tossed with lemon dijon dressing
13.5
Michael's Insalata
Fresh chopped romaine tossed with salami, pepperoni, provolone cheese, fresh mushrooms, olives, tomato wedges and marinated artichokes blended with our Italian dressing
10.95
Spinach Salad
Garden fresh spinach tossed with Ernesto's dressing, fresh bacon, mushrooms, chopped eggs and crumbled bleu cheese
9.95
Caesar Salad
Crisp romaine lettuce leaves are tossed with romano cheese, croutons and Ernesto's Caesar dressing
9.5
Tuscan Steak Salad
Grilled top sirloin, portabella mushrooms and grilled onions served over romaine with gorgonzola cheese, croutons and a peppercorn-parmesan dressing
14.5
Bowl of Soup & Tossed Salad
Generous bowl of soup and tossed salad prepared by your server
7.95
Substitute Clam Chowder (Fridays Only) - Add1
LUNCHEON SPECIALTIES
Gluten-Free or Whole Wheat Pasta Available! Includes garden, Caesar or spinach salad or cup of soup. Substitute Salad Bar (once thru) $1.95
Seafood Fettuccine
Sauteed in a cream sauce or red sauce with Parmesan cheese, shrimp, clams, cod and scallops
13.5
Chicken Piccata
Boneless chicken breast pieces sauteed in lemon, garlic, herbs, capers and white wine. Served over a bed of angel hair pasta
11.5
Chicken Cacciatore
Boneless chicken breast pieces sauteed in a marinara sauce with fresh mushrooms, tomatoes, green peppers, onions, white wine and garlic. Choice of ravioli or spaghetti
11.5
Seafood Piccata
Shrimp, scallops and cod, sauteed in lemon, garlic, capers, artichoke hearts and white wine. Served over angel hair pasta
12.95
Spaghetti
With Italian meat sauce or marinara sauce
8.5
Add Meatball (Each)2.25
Add Italian Sausage (Each)2.75
Linguini with Clam Sauce
Chopped and steamed clams sauteed in butter, lemon and garlic
11.95
Fettuccine Primavera
Fresh vegetables sauteed in olive oil, garlic, herbs and marinara sauce
9.5
Pasta Classico
Sauteed shrimp, tomatoes, olives, butter, olive oil, garlic and white wine over capellini
12.5
Fettuccine Alfredo
With mushrooms, romano cheese and garlic
9.5
Pesto Sauce Extra1
Ravioli
Meat stuffed ravioli with Italian meat sauce
8.75
SANDWICHES
Choice of French fries, potato salad or cottage cheese. Substitutions - $0.75 extra
Ernesto's Burger
1/3 lb. of lean ground beef. Served with lettuce, onion and tomato
8.95
Cheese or Bacon - Add0.75
Chicken Sandwich
Broiled breast of chicken served on pesto focaccia bread, provolone cheese and roasted red peppers with a side of marinara or pesto aioli
10.25
Meatball Italiano
Sliced meatballs in Italian meat sauce served open-faced on bread and topped with a blend of cheeses
9.5
Roasted Eggplant Sandwich
Grilled eggplant and portabella mushrooms, roasted red peppers and provolone cheese on a pesto focaccia bread with a choice of marinara sauce or pesto aioli
9.95
Sausage Italiano
Sliced Italian sausage, roasted peppers and onions, and marinara sauce. Served open faced on French bread and topped with melted cheese
8.95
Italian Grinder
Italian sausage, pepperoni, salami, provolone cheese and roasted red peppers on toasted focaccia bread. Served with lettuce, tomato and pepperoncini
9.95
Battered Fish & Chips
Served with cole slaw, French fries and tartar sauce
12.95
Individual Two Item Pizza & Salad
12.95
BUILD YOUR OWN PANINI
Full or half sandwich, choice of salad, soup or side. Full $10.95 | Half $7.95. Sandwiches served on sourdough bread, grilled and pressed panini style
CHOOSE ONE MEAT
Roast Beef
Canadian Bacon
Salami
Pepperoni
American Bacon
Chicken
Portabella Mushroom
CHOOSE ONE CHEESE
Provolone
House Blend Cheese
Mozzarella
Feta
Gorgonzola
CHOOSE ONE VEGETABLE
Green Peppers
Spinach
Pepperoncini
Tomato
Sundried Tomato
Spring Mix
Artichoke Heart
Red Onion
Basil
Grilled White Onion
SIDES
Garden Salad
Spinach Salad
Caesar Salad
Cup of Soup
French Fries
Pasta Salad
Cole Slaw
Cottage Cheese
Onion Rings
SELF SERVE BUFFET
Seconds gladly on buffet and salad bar. Please use a clean plate. Kids ages 5-10 $4.95. 4 years and under Free!
FULL BUFFET SALAD BAR AND SOUP
$9.95
Daily Entree & Fresh Vegetables
Pasta Bar
Pizza (Except Thursday)
Minestrone Soup
Assorted Bread
Fresh Garden Salad Bar
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Great food, atmosphere, and wonderful bar. Perfect for family groups or couples, special occasions attended to efficiently. Accommodating to groups, children, elders. The food is homestyle, southern Italian, and bonus: spumoni ice cream for dessert!

Date of visit: November 2019
Thank nwtraveller5
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Romantic atmosphere, quiet and warm with friendly staff. Delicious gluten free options! I had the garlic Parmesan sauce over gluten free penne pasta and a meatball. Delicious. He had the pests over spaghetti with sausage. Delicious! Will be back!

Date of visit: July 2019
Thank PreciousFoodie
Reviewed September 3, 2019

Dinner with friends where we each selected a different dish - and all were excellent. One of the guests said "this is our new favorite Italian Restaurant." Dishes tend to be "well" salted, so if you have issues with salt be sure to ask the...More

Date of visit: August 2019
Thank MrRodgers2011
Reviewed June 8, 2019

We went to this place for dinner having been here in the past and again, it did not disappoint. We were promptly seated and the waitress (Anne?) waited on us. We placed our drink and food order and the drinks were served in short order....More

Date of visit: June 2019
Thank wirenut1462
Reviewed February 18, 2019

A co-worker mentioned Ernesto's to me. I travel past this restaurant every morning on the bus, but had never even noticed that it was there. Joy and I went there for a late Valentine's dinner. The atmosphere was very Italian, with murals and decor from...More

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank rickh57
Reviewed November 23, 2018 via mobile

We were treated to a wonderful Italian dinner at Ernesto’s. Here is the rundown. Greeting and seating... The staff at this restaurant is very welcoming and friendly. In our case, we were greeted and seated quickly. Service: was consistently excellent The food: some of the...More

Date of visit: November 2018
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ErnestosItalian, Owner at Ernesto's Italian Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded November 27, 2018

Thank you so much for taking the time to leave us a review! We’re so glad our commitment to quality was reflected during your visit. We hope to see you again soon!

Reviewed October 12, 2018 via mobile

We've been getting all our pizza from here for the last 2 years. About 2 months ago we ordered a take out pie and it was not the quality that has been the norm. Very disappointed, it's hard to locate a good pizza. Today we...More

Date of visit: October 2018
1  Thank heavenly13
ErnestosItalian, Manager at Ernesto's Italian Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded October 16, 2018

We are very sorry about your experiences. We assure you these two incidences are not a reflection of our standards. Please contact us at info@ernestositalian.com so we can further look into and discuss the situation. Thank you.

Reviewed August 19, 2018

I grew up in Ontario, CA eating Vince's Spaghetti, and absolutely love their sauce to the point that I have to get my "Vince's fix" whenever I travel to So. Cal. -- Ernesto's meat sauce tastes like Vince's!!! I no longer feel a need to...More

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank Nana G
ErnestosItalian, Manager at Ernesto's Italian Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded August 23, 2018

Thank you for that lovely compliment, Nana! We are so pleased that we could make a good impression and honored to become your new favorite Italian restaurant. We hope this means we will be seeing a lot more of you!

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

Date of visit: May 2018
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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

Date of visit: April 2018
Thank 188AndreaR188
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.

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Response from 780michaelc780 | Reviewed this property |
Their menu is available on their website. I did not see a lot of gluten-free options for those with celiac and similar conditions. I'd advise calling ahead.
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