8544 Sw Apple Way, Portland, OR | Directions 9722545.485608 -122.764220
Neighborhoods: Raleigh West
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.
My favorite place! – YUM! this place is my favorite place in Beaverton to eat. The only con is they keep refilling the bread and i eat too much. everything has a very home made taste and feels like i am having a family dinner in Italy.
For the average dinner:
Real Italian food rely on the taste of high quality ingredients not spices. Many of my uneducated friends find this place bland where chefs and food lovers will rant and rave about the quality and taste.
why borther I'll tell you why bother – As a mother of 4 of which 2 are special needs we find Ernesto's a family friendly restaurant. The children are welcomed and treated as part of a great Italian family.
The food caters to the most picky eater (which we have) and to my husband who loves the spaghetti and meatballs. I have yet to find anything cafetria like. The only down fall is we live 27 miles away.
why bother? – I like the look restaurant has, the service is good too, but food... ( it's a cafeteria food, not a restaurant, so why bother going there if you don't like the food...
Best Italian in town – Ernesto's has been our favoritE Italian restaurant for years! The food is fabulous and the staff is very friendly. More recently I have ordered the pans of lasagna and ravioli to serve at a baby shower and also new years eve! It is delicious, easy to serve, and reasonably priced. I would highly recommend serving Ernesto's food at your next party!
Wonderful – First off I am very new to the area(Beaverton, OR) and did not know where to take a few friends visiting from out of state to dinner. A colleague in portland recommended Ernesto's. Little did I know this gem was right under my nose the short time I have lived in Oregon. The food was outstanding and we could not have had better service. The restaurant was very clean and the atmosphere was just terrific!
Love It!! Great service i love it the boss is so nice. if i would rather fly to Albany then eat there i would eat there it is the best love it. go ther dont go anywhere else love it as i keep saying go there now please you will have a blast. you will leave happy. trust me that is a number one restaurt please go i love you will to. Go! I rocks it has awesome and nice service and nice people.
The best carbonara in town! – We have dined at Ernesto's many times and each time we are reminded why we continue to dine there. My favorite dish is the carbonara which is rich and creamy with lots of pancetta and sausage. We appreciate that the dinners come with salad and bread. How refreshing to see the owner greeting us at the door and interacting with the guests during the course of the evening. The portions are large which can be enjoyed at home the following day. And, what a pleasure to support a local business. This Italian restuarant is a 10 for me.
My favorite place in Portland! – Ernesto's is my number one choice for dining with family and friends when I come to town from Texas. My first and last stop before leaving for home! Top notch food, excellent, personable service. We truly feel like part of the Ceccanti family from the moment we walk through the door!
Favorite dishes - lasagna, chicken piccata, spaghetti w/ meatballs, focaccia bread fresh from the oven. Never had a bad meal!
Rare to find such great value & service plus family atmosphere!
I'll use any excuse to go! – So good! Been my favorite Italian restaurant for years! There hasn't been anything I haven't liked. I really enjoyed the spehgetti carbonara I had last time, though I did require a nap afterwards :o)
Best Italian Restaurant in Portland – This has been my favorite Italian restaurant for over five years now. Great and tasty special dishes made off the menu every week. Great lunch buffet for the price. Love the chicken parm dinner. The best caesar salad and the best clam chowder on the weekends. The foccacia bread is homemade and always delicious. The wine selections, especially the reds, are always good selections featured every month. I live in Vegas now, but whenever I am back in Portland, I always come back to this restaurant. Haven't found a better Italian restaurant since Ernesto's.
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