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Cafe Concerto

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808 Kilauea Ave, Hilo, Island of Hawaii, HI 96720-4215
+1 808-934-0312
Tue - Sat 17:30 - 21:00
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14 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 January 2016

The restaurant has a wonderful friendly ambiance. The chef is Italian and everything is fresh and cooked from scratch. You can sit in the cosy interior or out on the flower filled patio. Italian music plays and everyone enjoys the evening and if they are local return regularly.

Thank 70travelpair
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 December 2015 via mobile

This is a favorite of my boyfriend and mines, I love love love the Gorgonzola ravioli, and the caprese salad is super fresh. The chef is from Italy so can't get much more authentic than that. Small place, about one waiter usually. Simple, relaxing place to eat.

Thank Taliesin S
Austin, Texas
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15 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 December 2015

The pasta had raw garlic added to it. I wonder which authentic Italian food has raw garlic!. Taste of the food was bland. This is one of the worst places we have eaten at!

Thank ANewTravel
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12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 December 2015 via mobile

This is the best Italian food in the entire state of Hawaii!!! This place is not for those who love the tastes of Olive Garden, but is for those who savor true Italian cuisine. When you eat this food, it feels as if you are eating in the villages of Italy! Great prices and quick, friendly service.We tried the Summer... More 

Thank Amit G
Albuquerque, New Mexico
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130 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 December 2015

This is a small place downtown, but has excellent Italian food at reasonable prices. All classic Italian, but many with a twist. The spinach ravioli was very good, with folded pasta instead of stuffed pillows. The angel hair 'summer' pasta dish was also good, with diced tomatoes, garlic, and olive oil. Service was quick and efficient here, and you felt... More 

Thank BobandJan66
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 December 2015

Talk about a hidden gem of a restaurant. An absolute authentic casual Italian dining experience. Lino, the chef and owner runs the kitchen on his own. Went with a party of around 14, which yes, is very large for the size of the restaurant, but they made it work. Plan to spend some time here. Lino bakes the bread FRESH... More 

Thank thetravler012015
Keaau, Hawaii
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102 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 November 2015

I eat here pretty regularly, perhaps every few months. So, I have gotten pretty familiar with the menu. I want to recommend that you stick with the pasta menu, as the chicken is hit or miss and tends to be on the overcooked side. Of all the different pasta dishes the pesto is the best. I also like the pasta... More 

Thank TedinHawaii
Hilo, Hawaii
1 review
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 November 2015

Got overcharged, I was extremely patient with the staff that night even though it wasn't that busy. Check my credit card bill today to find a higher amount charged. Unacceptable. Extremely pissed.

Thank Jay D
United States
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26 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 March 2015

My husband wanted to eat Italian food for his birthday, so we decided to give this place a try. The ambiance was nice and our waitress was wonderful, but the food was terrible!! We had four in our group and none of us ate everything on our plates even though the portions were small.

Thank hope316
Tucson, Arizona
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26 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 February 2015 via mobile

Called for a reservation, small place but got the wonderful table in the back. Through the kitchen lit up with twinkly lights. Food was insane! The salad home made mozzarella fresh basil, tomatoes and balsamic so fresh simple and delicious. Bread great crust soft in the middle and the fresh pasta ravioli with gorgonzola sauce sooo good. The best pana... More 

Thank Kim0530

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$5 - US$10
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Cheap Eats, Romantic
Open Hours
17:30 - 21:00
17:30 - 21:00
17:30 - 21:00
17:30 - 21:00
17:30 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 808 Kilauea Ave, Hilo, Island of Hawaii, HI 96720-4215
  • Location: United States  >  Hawaii (HI)  >  Island of Hawaii  >  Hilo
  • Phone Number: +1 808-934-0312

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?