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This place is the best Italian ...
This place is the best Italian food that you will get hands down in the area. From the staff being legitimately perfect especially Alexandra, to the soup, to the entree, to the dessert. THE BREAD!!!!! So good. I will be back time and time again! Thank you for having such a magnificent restaurant!
Ivan C. via yelp.com - Aug 18, 2017
Girls night... Older girls...
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 ... read more
Andrea R via tripadvisor.com - Aug 18, 2017
I give this place 4 stars not because ...
I give this place 4 stars not because of the food but because of the service and atmosphere. The food was so-so, nothing to write home about. Typical Italian food. Not the best I've ever had but it was good. The salad bar was okay, again nothing special. Wish they had more items to put on the salad too. But where I give them their st ... read more
Nicole G. via yelp.com - Aug 15, 2017
We haven't been to Ernesto's in ...
We haven't been to Ernesto's in about 12 years, we used to be regulars when our kid was first born but moved away.  I was recently reintroduced and decided to take my family for dinner.The food was tasty, flavorful and hot. The service was lackluster, we could tell our waitress was a little stressed so we tried to be cheerful to "hel ... read more
Toni B. via yelp.com - Aug 11, 2017
Superb Italian
Fresh food and big portions, great vibe and service. I had the veggie lasagna, had a nice salad bar.
Sofia A via tripadvisor.com - Aug 9, 2017
Very nice, always good.
Todd Zenner via google.com - Aug 8, 2017
Had dinner here on a whim. Felt like Italian food but didn't feel like driving all the way downtown. You can usually tell how good a restaurant is by traditional Italian staple dishes-- IE: the carbonara. Flavor was good, egg wasn't overcooked, good quality meat and just the right amount used to not over power (and over salt) the di ... read more
M. Cruz via google.com - Aug 4, 2017
Best Italian. Best pizza. Great bar menu. ... read more
Sher i via google.com - Aug 2, 2017
New Owner- Great Lunch Buffet and Salad Bar
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 ... read more
DewPortland via tripadvisor.com - Aug 1, 2017
Can't recommend enough. Delicious ...
Can't recommend enough. Delicious food, fast courteous service and great ambience.  I had the meat lasagna and it was so yummy. My husband had chicken Marsala which was also good. They also make a perfect cosmo. They have convenient take out options as well.
Kim P. via yelp.com - Jul 31, 2017
This is the very best authentic ...
This is the very best authentic Italian in Portland. Terrific and welcoming for families, big or small. Best and longest  Happy Hour in the bar until 6:30 pm. My kids live the pizza and so do we. The menu has many choices including a lighter fare for smaller appetites. The food is made from scratch, from old traditional family recipe ... read more
Sherre C. via yelp.com - Jul 31, 2017
Our waitress and the spaghetti ...
Our waitress and the spaghetti meat sauce were the bright spots. Salad was average. I didn't care for the foccacia bread. Very dry and the topping was too salty and crumbly. Atmosphere was nice. I didn't partake in the salad bar but it looked clean and fresh.
Adria G. via yelp.com - Jul 30, 2017
Very Good Italian!
Had a great birthday dinner for my wife there last night! I tried the seafood piccata, which was awesome, and she had the carbonara, that was also very good! Friendly service from the moment we walked in, til we left. We will be back!
Lloyd S via tripadvisor.com - Jul 27, 2017
Yummy~ Try anything...be prepared to fall in love :) ... read more
A Google User via google.com - Jul 26, 2017
An excellent old-school family restaurant. Try their happy hour selection!
A Google User via google.com - Jul 26, 2017
Good pasta.
A Google User via google.com - Jul 26, 2017
An excellent old-school family restaurant. Try their happy hour selection!
Arron Winter via google.com - Jul 24, 2017
Good pasta.
Citizen #05187900-00 via google.com - Jul 24, 2017
The food was wonderful and the service was excellent.
The food was wonderful and the service was excellent.
Dennis Lavery via facebook.com - Jul 22, 2017
Yummy~ Try anything...be prepared to fall in love :) ... read more
Pat O'Donnell via google.com - Jul 21, 2017
Absolutely loved our dinners!!! Service, friendliness as well as quality and quantity of food coul
Absolutely loved our dinners!!! Service, friendliness as well as quality and quantity of food couldn't have been better and we've already threatened the owner that we will be back �� My dinner - PERFECT!!
Anna Kosmas via facebook.com - Jul 21, 2017
Good food. Good service. A little $ for what you get but I liked it overall. ... read more
A Google User via google.com - Jul 19, 2017
Great place. They have it all- banquet rooms, salad, even some Italian seafood. Loved everything I had. . . Big shout out to the owner, I had a great time.
Mr. Person via google.com - Jul 19, 2017
Scratch made food from recipes dating back to 1920's Tuscany region of Italy where Ernesto and Emil
Scratch made food from recipes dating back to 1920's Tuscany region of Italy where Ernesto and Emilia first immigrated to Portland. Here they opened their hearts, home and family to launch the restaurant Monte Carlos in 1927. Son and grandsons have continued the tradition which now lives in the service, atmosphere and food at Ernesto ... read more
Chris Wegner via facebook.com - Jul 18, 2017
Good food. Good service. A little $ for what you get but I liked it overall. ... read more
Breanne Fisher via google.com - Jul 17, 2017
Ernesto's was a great experience. Wonderful food and our server Laura was the best. Two thumbs up!
LeRoy Hileman via google.com - Jul 17, 2017
Last night we went out to Ernesto's ...
Last night we went out to Ernesto's for my birthday.  I was wanting Cannelloni and Ernesto's was the only Italian restaurant that I could find that had it on the menu.  Since it was our first time to this restaurant we were a little skeptical, but I can say that we were thoroughly full and satisfied when we left.  For our appetizer w ... read more
Neysa T. via yelp.com - Jul 15, 2017
Outstanding value and service
Last night we went out to Ernesto's for my birthday. I was wanting Canneloni and Ernesto's was the only Italian restaurant that I could find it on the menu. Since it was our first time there we were a little skeptical, but I can say...More ... read more
ntgray via tripadvisor.com - Jul 15, 2017
Good happy hour ... read more
Michael Keller via google.com - Jul 12, 2017
Family friendly Italian, good prices, wine list is good.
Sandy Lewis via google.com - Jul 12, 2017
The food and atmosphere were excellent the staff was well knowledged in the regions of the bill of fare.
Kenny Tallmon via google.com - Jul 10, 2017
Amazing italiano ... authentic dinners, great service!
Wade Henkelman via google.com - Jul 10, 2017
Good salad bar. Veal was tender but needed to remove harder outer leaves of artichokes. Will try pi
Good salad bar. Veal was tender but needed to remove harder outer leaves of artichokes. Will try pizza next time ... read more
Angel Wings via facebook.com - Jul 8, 2017
Not only was the food EPICALLY AMAZING AND AFFORDABLE the service was by far ROCK STEADY AND I WILL CONTINUE giving Ernestos my money.... YOU GUYS KICK ASS ... read more
Candice Miller via google.com - Jul 6, 2017
Excellent food!
Cristi Puckett via google.com - Jul 6, 2017
So good!
Jeff Ezzell via google.com - Jul 2, 2017
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
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