Reviews

My go to place whenI want linguine and clam sauce.
My go to place whenI want linguine and clam sauce.
Bernie Cohen via facebook.com - Jun 24, 2017
A little spendy but tasty italian classics. Friendly service and family-run feel ... read more
Devin Ross via google.com - Jun 20, 2017
A cute little family-owned restaurant, the food is excellent, relatively authentic, and reasonably priced. One thing I really like if that they have no issues with substitution​s and offer many things a la carte, so you can customize your meal. Additionally, the service has always been excellent. Several times, the owner has come to ... read more
Mary Keller via google.com - Jun 16, 2017
Ernestos is an old-line Italian Restaurant that we have frequented for years. We often take a friend there for the luncheon buffet which consists of Minestrone, a salad bar, chicken, pizza, and several pasta selections. One never goes away hungry. We understand the restaurant is under new ownership but so far we haven't noticed an ... read more
Helen Honse via google.com - Jun 14, 2017
Good for local conference meets on the West side. Food isn't fantastic but it is in there.
Gregory Burnett via google.com - Jun 13, 2017
Lovely restaurant, plenty of parking, good menu items and an awesome lunch buffet, on weekdays. ... read more
Susan Nordstrom via google.com - Jun 13, 2017
Tasty food, good atmosphere
An inviting restaurant, with many options. If you are there for lunch you can either order off the menu or you can have their lunch buffet. The buffet offers many choices, including the salad bar.
subeenorfy via tripadvisor.com - Jun 12, 2017
When working in the car business, you eat out everyday and always try new places. If you want the best Pizza in Portland, you must come here. It's absolutely amazing. I don't think I have ever had a pizza this good and if pizza is in your forte, try the Caesar Salad! NOM NOM. I will come here for now on only when I want a mouth wa ... read more
Jeremy Zaske via google.com - Jun 8, 2017
Ernestos has a decent all you can eat lunch buffet but caters to fairly generic italian flavors. Have been for dinner but was not particularly memorable, definitely a convenient place for lunch with decent vegetarian options.
Tim Specht via google.com - Jun 8, 2017
Quaint, cozy, romantic, great food, locally owned, amazing service, excellent ambience.... If you've never been you're missing out.
Maya G Kaller via google.com - Jun 6, 2017
Was taken here tonight by our neighbors ...
Was taken here tonight by our neighbors. I've been searching for a good Italian restaurant in Beaverton (or close to it) and this did a great job. It's inside a small strip mall, but it's a very comfortable ambiance. The food is good standards. I got soup and the spaghetti and meat sauce, which was great. The lasagna looked great as ... read more
Ben K. via yelp.com - Jun 4, 2017
Great lunch buffet!
Larry Heiser via google.com - Jun 1, 2017
They have the Killer buffet and salad bar on Thursdays. The people are really nice and the food is excellent ... read more
Gregory Bacon via google.com - May 29, 2017
The Salmon salad was to die for. The greens were fresh and crisp and the Salmon was perfectly prepared, it was so tender and flavorful. The bread they serve with olive oil and balsamic vinegar was delicious. My cocktail was a little watered down but the food was so good I didn't care. Their children's menu is extensive and the po ... read more
AD Kikikrush via google.com - May 22, 2017
Staff is fast and friendly. Location is tucked away, but they have a couple of outside tables.
Staff is fast and friendly. Location is tucked away, but they have a couple of outside tables.
Michelle Chacon via facebook.com - May 12, 2017
One of our favorite family dinner ...
One of our favorite family dinner spots. Super kid friendly, comforting old school Italian food in a semi-casual atmosphere. Try the dinner size spinach salad with grilled chicken for a low carb option.
James G. via yelp.com - May 12, 2017
We chose Ernesto's for a dinner ...
We chose Ernesto's for a dinner date recently as it had been a while since we'd had a good Italian meal.  We started in the bar for a cocktail.  It was clean and the bartender was friendly and attentive.  When we moved into the dining room for our meal, the service was again courteous and efficient.  The canneloni and Caesar salads w ... read more
Karen W. via yelp.com - May 2, 2017
I always enjoy family dinners at ...
I always enjoy family dinners at ernestos, it's been around forever.  Lots of special occasions and large portions of good Italian food!
Eric S. via yelp.com - May 1, 2017
Old World Italy
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 love their entree size salads over their traditional pasta meals. T ... read more
Grammyskids via tripadvisor.com - May 1, 2017
Bethany was a very nice waitress. Very helpful pizza is wonderfull salad bar is great. Nice seating will go back. Give it 6 stars my kids absolutly adore her.
Jason Grismore via google.com - Apr 29, 2017
The parking is horrific. Food is ok but nothing to write home about. Staff is nice. ... read more
Stephanie King via google.com - Apr 27, 2017
I live nearby but had never tried this place before. Stopped by for the lunch buffet today and it was excellent. Food and service were top notch, loved the salad bar. All for only $10! I'll definitely be coming back.
Richard Watts via google.com - Apr 27, 2017
My favorite Italian restaurant in Oregon ... read more
Randy Johnson via google.com - Apr 27, 2017
Fantastic food with good sized portions. Try the lemon tiramisu. It's delicious! ... read more
Juliee Hofstetter via google.com - Apr 24, 2017
The side order for salad allows ...
The side order for salad allows you to make one trip to salad bar and you pick what you like and as much as you can carry in your plate. This is a big plus for this restaurant .All the servings are very large sized and you do end up taking food home.The pizzas made in this restaurant are true signature pizzas. I tried Ernie's Pizza w ... read more
Rajinder M. via yelp.com - Apr 23, 2017
Great chicken parmesan! Extremely generous portions and good wine selection ... read more
Randy S via google.com - Apr 21, 2017
Always great food! Friendly service and nice atmosphere.
Roberta Jean Bauer via google.com - Apr 8, 2017
Didn't discover this place until ...
Didn't discover this place until a few years back unfortunately. I have to say for me, the meat or cheese tortellini is the best thing on the menu. Their Cesar salads are also tasty as well. Tonight i tried something different. Went with the chicken lenguni with the cream sauce. Took a while to get our food which made me upset. Howev ... read more
Ben W. via yelp.com - Apr 7, 2017
Great food ! Good salad bar! Big Manu! Alot of dishes to pick from!
Great food ! Good salad bar! Big Manu! Alot of dishes to pick from!
Gene Sevier via facebook.com - Apr 7, 2017
Excellent food but a little pricey I think for what you get. But still, delicious and great service ... read more
Bryan Dehler via google.com - Mar 29, 2017
I stopped here yesterday as soon ...
I stopped here yesterday as soon as I arrived on a weekend trip! So naturally I was starving, and Italian cuisine sounded delicious.  My cousins recommended this spot and we arrived early before the dinner rush on a Friday night. I ordered a glass of Pinot noir with a cup of minestrone soup along with penne pasta with chicken breast.
Karli D. via yelp.com - Mar 25, 2017
Good Italian Food
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 were a little on the small side. I ordered Chicken Parmigiana which was tasty enough. I thoug ... read more
Hamish M via tripadvisor.com - Mar 22, 2017
Nice and easy
Comfortable and cozy restaurant serving competent traditional red sauce Italian. Next I'll try the pizza which I hear is very good.
JLATL via tripadvisor.com - Mar 19, 2017
Our very favorite for Italian food!!! We are never disappointed!!!
Our very favorite for Italian food!!! We are never disappointed!!!
Pam Compin Knutson via facebook.com - Mar 11, 2017
We enjoyed an excellent meal and especially liked the Ceasar salad and focaccia bread. The portion
We enjoyed an excellent meal and especially liked the Ceasar salad and focaccia bread. The portions are good sized and we took home enough for another meal. Chicken fettuccine and a veal dish were well seasoned, hot and delicious. We will be back to try the bar menu too.
Nancy Williams Rice via facebook.com - Mar 10, 2017
A First Time Visit to an Old Restaurant
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 with the feeling you have stepped into an old restaurant in Tuscany. The restaurant is huge with ... read more
DewPortland via tripadvisor.com - Mar 9, 2017
What took me so long to come back here?
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.
RobinSherwood via tripadvisor.com - Mar 8, 2017
Good atmosphere, went there for our anniversary, a little disappointed that they changed the menue and removed my favorite wine sauce with the steak , but still good food all together! ... read more
Karen Sanchez via google.com - Mar 2, 2017
They did a good job hosting our Xc banquet ... read more
Jackson Curtin via google.com - Mar 1, 2017
Good, not great
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.
Tom D via tripadvisor.com - Feb 24, 2017
I love the spaghetti and meatballs there. It is a good place.
I love the spaghetti and meatballs there. It is a good place.
Mason Stafford via facebook.com - Feb 16, 2017
Great Italian food!
Eric Palacios via google.com - Feb 8, 2017
Love their salad bar. The gnocchi is wonderful. Food is not always reliably good, though. Neither is the service. This restaurant is kind of like that little girl, when it's good it's very, very good. But when it's bad it's horrid. ... read more
Natoscia Sommer via google.com - Feb 3, 2017
The food is pretty good but I think a little overpriced for what it is. Service can be a little slow but always really friendly.
A Anderson via google.com - Feb 3, 2017
Beautiful food , friendly staff. Would highly recommend to everybody
Beautiful food , friendly staff. Would highly recommend to everybody ... read more
Janis Lasmanis via facebook.com - Jan 24, 2017
Ernesto's has a good lunch buffet and salad bar. They also have a really good bar menu and happy hour too! I've been here tons of times.
Coach Shiley via google.com - Jan 13, 2017
I prefer the service in the lounge rather than the restaurant. I had 2 bad experiences in the resta
I prefer the service in the lounge rather than the restaurant. I had 2 bad experiences in the restaurant with 2 different rude servers but the service in the lounge and the food is so good that I still think a 5 star is in order. They really keep up on cleanliness, drinks and check on you frequently to make sure everything is perfect ... read more
Jacquie Roar via facebook.com - Jan 7, 2017
Liked the restaurant. Tried the Lasagna and it was good. Liked their service as well.
A Google User via google.com - Jan 6, 2017
Always delicious, anytime of day we come here. Thank you!
Always delicious, anytime of day we come here. Thank you!
Sara Coye via facebook.com - Jan 1, 2017
Went here for the first time and it was great! The restaurant is fancy and has a good feel. They have amazing Italian food for a good price. You can order something from the menu or choose the buffet and salad bar, which isn't very expensive. I got the Manicotta, which was great and came with a salad and garlic bread. ... read more
Milo Wyner via google.com - Dec 29, 2016
Liked the restaurant. Tried the Lasagna and it was good. Liked their service as well.
Pritam Banerjee via google.com - Dec 29, 2016
Went here for the first time and ...
Went here for the first time and it was great! The restaurant is fancy and has a good feel. They have amazing Italian food for a good price. You can order something from the menu or choose the buffet and salad bar, which isn't very expensive. I got the Manicotta, which was great and came with a salad and garlic bread.
Milo W. via yelp.com - Dec 28, 2016
Good service and great food. Nice atmosphere and the lights aren't turned down too low at night.
Good service and great food. Nice atmosphere and the lights aren't turned down too low at night. I hate dark restaurants. Nice bathrooms too. Clean salad bar.
Hayli Lundin via facebook.com - Dec 28, 2016
Love having our Christmas parties here! Attentive staff and beautiful rooms.everyone loves the food too ... read more
cher smith via google.com - Dec 12, 2016
Always fantastic for the lunch ...
Always fantastic for the lunch buffet and dinner. Nice, super clean and great food.My favorite is Lasagna and Gnocci. The Calzone is like 12" long and huge..beware!
Ratestuff J. via yelp.com - Dec 11, 2016
So for me 5 true stars is not easy ...
So for me 5 true stars is not easy to obtain. So here goes. Cleanliness.   4.50Price for food. 4.50Service. 4.00Ambiance. 4.25Food quality. 4.00We have been here for happy hour and I must say. WOW. The portions and price are fantastic. The salad bar is great. Better than most salad bars. I am posting this for now but will update this ... read more
Missy C. via yelp.com - Dec 2, 2016
This Italian restaurant is so good, we are glad we don't live close.
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 of voice and be heard. Service: Our server contacted us immediately. Her servi ... read more
Michael C via tripadvisor.com - Dec 1, 2016
Awesome Italian Food and Service
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 arrived right at the lunch/dinner change over but were seated right away by Mark, the manager. Starting out with ... read more
OregonStrider via tripadvisor.com - Nov 23, 2016
Ernesto's is my favorite Italian ...
Ernesto's is my favorite Italian food in Portland, hands down. The ambiance is perfect, the service amazing, and oh my G-d the food. I usually order strawberry lemonade (perfect with a ton of strawberries and a spoon in it), the seafood fettuccine (so big I turned to my girlfriend and told her I looked forward to eating the other hal ... read more
M. Rand K. via yelp.com - Nov 21, 2016
Ernesto's is one of the best places ...
Ernesto's is one of the best places in town. We have come here for a long time and always enjoy ourselves.
Joseph C. via yellowpages.com - Nov 9, 2016
Friendly wait staff and lots of room for large groups. Food is OK, cocktails below average.
Mickey Deagle via google.com - Nov 5, 2016
Ernesto's Italian Restaurant is ...
Ernesto's Italian Restaurant is a place I've been going to off and on since the days when they were still located on the lower lever beneath the Raleigh Hills Fred Meyer, so that's a long time.  I like it there because they have well prepared old school Italian food. . .comforting things that I'm used to.  Lately, I've been obsessed ... read more
Jerry M. via yelp.com - Oct 31, 2016
Their shrimp scampi was flipping great... Nice atmosphere.... Friendly staff... Had a good experience.
Adam Bobek via google.com - Oct 30, 2016
Excellent service, very nice portions. I had the 1/2 & 1/2 pasta was ala dente, ravioli were good.
Excellent service, very nice portions. I had the 1/2 & 1/2 pasta was ala dente, ravioli were good. Sauce had lots of meat. I am from out of town and it satisfied my craving for pasta. It's close to my hotel, easy parking and the service was excellent. I will go back. Need to try the pizza.
Joe Eidem via facebook.com - Oct 23, 2016
Nice Italian Restaurant
If you want good Italian food and a nice atmosphere, Ernesto's is the place. The staff was very nice.
819sherylp via tripadvisor.com - Oct 17, 2016
We had dinner here last night.
We had dinner here last night. Easy parking and great service. My husband had the lasagne (satisfying but lacking flavor), daughter had the cheese pizza (lovely cheese scorch, but not box-worthy for leftovers) and I had the Chicken Marsala (tasted like overcooked chicken, canned mushrooms and bouillon cube sauce - had to send it back ... read more
Alex P. via yelp.com - Oct 12, 2016
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