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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” (7 reviews)
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Italian, Pizza
$$ - $$$
8544 SW Apple Way, Portland, OR 97225-1772
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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 5 days ago

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 9 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.

1  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 6 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

2  Thank jcushman157
ErnestosItalian, Owner at Ernesto's Italian Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 14 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 24 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

2  Thank Merlin W
Reviewed 6 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!

2  Thank DisneyGramma
Reviewed 23 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

2  Thank MaxAdventureSeeker
Reviewed 18 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
Reviewed 9 August 2017 via mobile

Fresh food and big portions, great vibe and service. I had the veggie lasagna, had a nice salad bar.

1  Thank Sofia A
Reviewed 1 August 2017 via mobile

The new owner greeted us upon entry and personally found us a booth. He explained the hot Buffet and cold salad bar. We had meatballs, Italian sausages, pot roast, sautéed vegetables, pasta, panini, and salad bar between us all. A very reasonably priced lunch for...More

1  Thank DewPortland
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$10 - US$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, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Romantic, Kids, Business meetings, Child-friendly
Open Hours
4:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
4:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
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
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