Ernesto's Italian Restaurant

(971) 244-8222 | Email | View Website

8544 Sw Apple Way, Portland, OR | Directions   97225

45.485608 -122.764220

Open Hours

Mon-Thu 11am-10pm

Fri 11am-11pm

Sat 4:30pm-11pm

Sun 4pm-9pm

Family-Friendly Dining, Private Rooms, Carry Out  more

More Tags: Group Dining, Lunch Spot, Buffet

Cuisine: Italian

Categories: Catering, Restaurants, Reception Centers, Banquet Rooms

Payment Methods: Discover, MasterCard, Visa, American Express

Price: $$

General Info: Open 7 Days

Neighborhoods: Raleigh West

Owner verified business
Ernesto's Italian Restaurant
Ernesto's Italian Restaurant
Ernesto's Italian Restaurant
Ernesto's Italian Restaurant

From The Owners of Ernesto's Italian Restaurant

3 Generation Family Owned Italian Restaurant

About Ernesto's Italian Restaurant

  • Lunch Buffet Monday - Friday
  • Private Banquet space for All Occasions
  • Happy Hour Mon - Sat w/Special Bar Menu

Mike Ceccanti, owner of Ernesto's Italian Restaurant, grew up in the family restaurant business. His grandfather, Ernesto Ceccanti, emigrated to the U.S. in 1919 from the Tuscany and opened the Monte Carlo restaurant in Portland in 1927. By age 7 Mike was making raviolis in his grandfather's kitchen and has continued the family traditions of providing casual dining with a healthy dose of Old World charm. Building on his family's traditional Italian recipes, Mike has added his own creations such as Seafood Fettucini & Pasta Classico. While the offerings have evolved a little over time, you can count on finding generous portions of homemade Italian food in a comfortable environment. Be sure not to miss our specialty soups! With a full bar, banquet rooms, delicious buffet lunch, a kid's menu, and catering you are sure to find something for everyone here at Ernesto's Italian Restaurant.


Lasagne: Meat or Vegetarian, Spaghetti: Meat or Mariniara, Meat Ravioli, Cheese Ravioli, Tortellini Alfredo: Meat or Cheese, Chicken Cacciatore: Picatta or Marsala, Penne Primavera, Canneloni / Manicotti, Pasta Alfredo: Penne, Fettucine or Rigatoni, Italian Roast Chicken... more

Special Offers

  1. Print Offer

    Free Birthday Dessert!

    Provided by CityGrid

    Celebrate your birthday at Ernesto's for lunch or dinner and receive a free dessert!

  2. Print Offer

    Lunch Club

    Provided by CityGrid

    Purchase 8 lunches and redeem Lunch Club card for a free lunch buffet.

Reviews for Ernesto's Italian Restaurant

6 months ago

The worst customer service I have ever received!

over a year ago

great food , you wont leave hungry or disappointed.

Doesn't Recommend
over a year ago

just ok

over a year ago

This restaurant is excellent. Salads are crisp and fresh and all the main courses we have tried have been very good. Service is consistently outstanding. Very family friendly.

over a year ago

Have been regulars at Ernies for 12 years. Excellent customer service, great menu & meat sauce to die for!! (so my Husband states - I don't eat meat)

over a year ago

My favorite hole in the wall Italian – This is the best Italian food I've found in the SW Portland area in my 35 years here - the pizza is killer! Ravioli, salads, actually everything I have tried there rocks! Staff, atmosphere, and food are all top notch. Not that I want everyone running down to my favorite little hole in the wall so I can't get a seat, but......

over a year ago

Loved this place! Family friendly side and lounge side! – The bar section is great for after work or school with coworkers or friends. Love the atmosphere as well as the pizza! I'm a BIG fan of italian food so it was a nice setting for me anyways. This particular time i sat in the dining area because i was having dinner with my family. I love how there are two different sections but i enjoyed my food as well as the staff. Ive been to other restaurants with bad customer service and i can honestly say this is the best customer service ive ever been exposed to. This is now one of my favorite restaurants and i cannot wait to go back!!! All around 5 star loved it!!

over a year ago

Regulars – Best pizza I've ever eaten and the people are extremely sweet! Definitely one of my favorite places to eat out in when Im in Portland(:

over a year ago

I just posted a review of Nonna Emelia's. I did not fully appreciate how good Ernestos was till I tasted the other half of the family fare. For two broithers that grew u p in the same house their representation of food is quite different. One is very good while the other is awful. Ernestos is worth your drive time. Don't waste your time at Nonna Emelias. Along with the food being below par their attitude, frankly, sucks.

over a year ago

Lasagna to die for! – Ernesto's has, without a doubt, the best lasagna I've had anywhere around here. The other food is also terrific, especially the seafood fettuccini. Great service. Reasonable prices. Convenient parking. We go to Ernesto's every chance we get and are always glad we did. If you like good Italian food, served in a comfortable environment, give this one a try!

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