Reviews

We have been going to Ernestos for 35 years. It's always been great with good Italian food close to our home. Tonight, we brought our new neighbors to Ernestos. Our visit tonight was not as usual...the salad bar needed to be replenished!! We will return, hoping it returns to the great Ernestos!!
Kristine Munch via google.com - Oct 21, 2018
Awesome place ... read more
Gene Nuss via google.com - Oct 17, 2018
Excellent food from a large menu. Same recipes from the Monte Carlo restaurant in portland from years ago. Nice decor and freindly knowledgeable staff. I'll be back.
Charles Childress via google.com - Oct 13, 2018
As always, great food, terrific service and wonderful atmosphere..���
As always, great food, terrific service and wonderful atmosphere..���
Betty Barnhart Zehr via facebook.com - Oct 13, 2018
Great food. Chicken parmigiana ...
Great food. Chicken parmigiana was tender and well breaded/seasoned. The service was prompt and courteous.
Rachelle C. via yelp.com - Oct 7, 2018
Good eggplant parmesan!
Robert Bremmer via google.com - Oct 6, 2018
Loved the buffet. Nice fresh choices. Focaccia was yummy.
Lee Vernick via google.com - Oct 5, 2018
Very good food an service ... read more
Amber Whedon via google.com - Sep 26, 2018
This restaurant came highly recommended ...
This restaurant came highly recommended to us by a longtime customer.  My husband and I were disappointed it didn't live up to our friend's assessment. The service was great, the cleanliness excellent but the food was blah. My ravioli were hard and my husbands chicken parm was greasy. Dessert was inedible. 50.00+ bill and we left mos ... read more
Lisa F. via yelp.com - Sep 25, 2018
Great food, excellent service, and festive environment. I have consistently been impressed with this restraunt.
Christopher Frazee via google.com - Sep 14, 2018
Amazing food. Great prices and the atmosphere is magical.
kadi watson via google.com - Sep 10, 2018
Great ... read more
Irene Lafferty via google.com - Sep 9, 2018
Not only fabulous food but the service was great. Lunch was a birthday present for my cousin. We fe
Not only fabulous food but the service was great. Lunch was a birthday present for my cousin. We felt relaxed and pampered...no rush like some places. Time to enjoy the food and catch up on what was happening in our lives, as well as sharing memories of our family.
Gretchen Todd Ramsey via facebook.com - Sep 9, 2018
Amazing foid great atmosphere and service ... read more
JUAN RAMIREZ via google.com - Sep 7, 2018
I organized a surprise 60th Anniversary ...
I organized a surprise 60th Anniversary party for my in-laws on Thursday evening.  Chris, the owner, was so helpful in getting some of the initial details put together.  We used the Capri room - smallest banquet room - which is already very nicely decorated.  I was able to bring some of my own decorations, candles, balloons and cake, ... read more
Brenda M. via yelp.com - Sep 1, 2018
Excellent service and menu.
Excellent service and menu.
Marleen Neil via facebook.com - Aug 27, 2018
Great food and an interesting interior that you wouldn't expect from the facade. The prices seemed slightly high, but far from overpriced.
Ezra Brunken via google.com - Aug 27, 2018
Love their thick pepperoni pizza! ...
Love their thick pepperoni pizza! Have always ordered take out but the place looks cute. Esp for a date night. Maybe one day I'll try something new but I'm so hooked on their pizza!
June S. via yelp.com - Aug 20, 2018
Good family style Italian food and pizza. Good salad bar.
Joseph Sage via google.com - Aug 19, 2018
OMG! The Sauce!
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 ... read more
Nana G via tripadvisor.com - Aug 19, 2018
Love it here!!! It was our first ...
Love it here!!! It was our first time and we will definitely go back. I was surprised at their location but it seems to work. The service was great, very tentative and nice. The garlic bread they bring out in the beginning before your meal is delicious (complimentary), and with your meal you either get salad bar or Caesar salad. You ... read more
Hannah P. via yelp.com - Aug 18, 2018
The cooks here are awesome because Ernesto's is some of the best affordable italian food ive ever eaten and the staff is always friendly and prompt and i would definently recommend Ernesto's Italian Restaraunt to everyone❤❤ ... read more
Missy Perry via google.com - Aug 6, 2018
Was very excited for an authentic ...
Was very excited for an authentic italian cuisine. When we arrived the hostess sat us quickly with a passive aggressive, "right this way." Other than the hostess the waitress was very quick and attentive. The atmosphere was very kitschy but it worked! The food was the only disappointing thing other than the tiramisu. I ordered the eg ... read more
Adam Y. via yelp.com - Aug 2, 2018
Great food, ate in the bar with friends. The lady bartender was very nervous , she made us uncomfortable.
Helen Maki via google.com - Jul 27, 2018
Love there salad bar! Always fresh!!
Bill Dikeman via google.com - Jul 27, 2018
Good food!
ashmira deshmukh via google.com - Jul 22, 2018
Quiet place to eat lunch ... read more
Carol Kazinsky via google.com - Jul 21, 2018
Very nice place for Happy Hour!
Mi Key via google.com - Jul 15, 2018
Great Pizza!
Richard Dupraw via google.com - Jul 10, 2018
Always the best. Been having my signature favorites forever minestrone, spaghetti and meat sauce, ravioll,American bacon and tomato pizza cut in squares. Fabulous ... read more
Leslie Clark via google.com - Jul 8, 2018
Delicious, traditional Southern Italian ... read more
Michelle Baird-johnson via google.com - Jul 7, 2018
As always: fantastic lasagna, excellent ravioli
As always: fantastic lasagna, excellent ravioli ... read more
Fonda Severn Franciscone via facebook.com - Jul 4, 2018
Always have had a good meal here ...
Always have had a good meal here.  This visit was no exception.  I ordered the meat lasagne off the smaller appetites menu. The serving size was still as much as I would have wanted to eat.  I like their red sauce, intense tomato flavor.  Caesar salad was very good and garlicky.  I got the clam chowder soup also and it was homemade w ... read more
Scott G. via yelp.com - Jul 1, 2018
Holy smokes good food here. I ordered ...
Holy smokes good food here. I ordered the half chicken. I was with friends that ordered different meals. Everything was excellent. 7 of us total. Great food and good service. Reminded the server we ordered a lemon drop. That was the only miss on this place. Seriously, just give it a shot.
Sid R. via yelp.com - Jun 30, 2018
Since new ownership both the food and service were taken to the next level. The owner takes a personal interest in ensuring excellent food and service quality. Very reasonably priced and they have a great happy hour.
Gary R via google.com - Jun 14, 2018
Marvelous food and atmosphere.
Cookie Uretsky via google.com - Jun 4, 2018
Good food ... read more
Douglas Liles via google.com - Jun 3, 2018
Great family place, great food, fast service, nice atmosphere.
Deborah Hammett via google.com - Jun 1, 2018
The service and food is amazing!
The service and food is amazing!
Jennie Welliver Clark via facebook.com - May 31, 2018
Probably my favorite Italian in the SW neighborhoods. Definitely recommend the bar menu or the buffet but if you REALLY want the best they have to offer, get the chicken bacon ranch pizza. Best version of that particular pizza I've tried.
Brook Riddick via google.com - May 16, 2018
Took more than an hour to get food. Coffee for two people was sent back because it was cold. Service was mediocre. Dusty decor on the walls in the men's restroom.
Gary Cowles via google.com - May 13, 2018
Driving thru the area and stopped in, the mattere'd was pleasant as was our waitress. We had the bu
Driving thru the area and stopped in, the mattere'd was pleasant as was our waitress. We had the buffet and was vey pleased with the selection and the freshness of the food. A gooder place to stop at!
Neil Strause via facebook.com - May 10, 2018
The place us packed they greet you never leave you alone while the try to get table ready very attentive through out the whole dining an the food is omg you gotta go our waitress was awesome ... read more
Susan Mcgowan via google.com - May 7, 2018
When I lived in the Portland area Ernestos was just awesome. Visited again on a trip back to the Portland area and was disappointed. The food is still pretty good but the service was abysmal. I'm hoping it was just an off day. We may try it again but it will be a while.
Leo Baldwin via google.com - May 3, 2018
I just love it!!
Clare Levin via google.com - May 2, 2018
Good food and good service. We’ll definitely be vack
Good food and good service. We’ll definitely be vack ... read more
SJ Mc via facebook.com - May 1, 2018
Always a place we get together with the family. This time it was my sister's baby shower. They have great banquet rooms ans could easily accommodate a large wedding reception or other large events. Everything was delicious and staff was attentive.
A B Miller via google.com - Apr 25, 2018
old school Italian family restaurant ...
old school Italian family restaurant.  So I was trying to be healthy and ordered the whole wheat spaghetti with an added meatball.  the plate looked appetizing but the pasta was overcooked and flavorless.  the meatball was pretty good though.   my date had the fettuccine alfredo with chicken which was much better than my dish.  I gue ... read more
Cindy L. via yelp.com - Apr 24, 2018
Dissapointed...
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 ... read more
Andrea R via tripadvisor.com - Apr 23, 2018
Great lunch buffet. Food is good. Pretty atmosphere, has banquet hall and multiple dinning rooms. Friendly Wait staff. Also has a bar, with happy hour at 3pm. The main menu is a little pricey. Great selection of wine. They host many parties and banquets ... read more
Kip Ching via google.com - Apr 18, 2018
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