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Cafe Concerto

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808 Kilauea Ave, Hilo, Island of Hawaii, HI 96720-4215
+1 808-934-0312
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Tue - Sat 17:30 - 21:00
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Dallas
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55 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 March 2013

The garden like room with two small bistro tables on the Hilo sidewalk and the friendly waitress led me to think I had found a fabulous hole-in-the-wall dining spot in Hilo, Hawaii, Unfortunately our table of 4 left extremely disappointed. The Chicken Potacchio was a special - tasteless red sauce on angel hair pasta barely warm. The pre-cooked chicken breast... More 

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Halifax, Canada
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64 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 March 2013

My husband and I chose an evening at Cafe Concerto to celebrate our 8th anniversary and we weren't disappointed. We made reservations for 7pm and were given a cute little table for two in the outdoor patio section of the restaurant. That is, once we found the place. Look for the greenery and street numbers on either side because, from... More 

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Juneau, Alaska
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9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 February 2013

This place is BYOB, you need to know this first thing so you don't forget to bring your own bottle of Red. We ate out 2-3 times a day for over a week on this side of the island (Hilo) and this was by far our best meal. It wasn't even close. That's it; that's all I'm going to say.

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Pahoa, Hawaii
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49 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 January 2013

Terrific authentic Italian food where you might not expect it. The chef/owner makes some specialties you won't find elsewhere in Hilo. Comfy casual atmosphere and friendly waitstaff. Highly recommended.

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Thank bobreda
Hawaii
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9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 January 2013 via mobile

seats are limited. If you are a big eater I suggest you look somewhere else or order a salad also. small menu, only a couple of dishes with meat. I ordered the caprese salad, maybe like 5 or 6 tomato slices with fresh mozzarella with salad. dressing was good. This is a full salad. Comes with 2 pieces of bread... More 

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Pahoa
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17 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 January 2013

If you are coming to this restaurant I highly recommend the gorgonzola ravioli. Chicken with angel hair not so good. Salad needed better dressing. Very good prices. I would return but would probably only order the ravioli. Probably would not venture to other menu items. Cute little place.

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Fairfield, CA
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9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 November 2012 via mobile

Enjoyed pesto ravioli for under ten bucks. Nice enough atmosphere ate outside in a secluded area. My husband had angel hair pasta with a red clam sauce. They don't serve wine but were happy to uncork ours at no cost. And we enjoyed the liqueur digestive complimentary.

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Seattle, Washington
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146 reviews
82 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 September 2012

I like dining at Cafe Concerto because one can eat a fairly priced dinner in a comfortable setting. My wife and I prefer to dine outside under the canopy and take our chances with the rain. Unless the wind is blowing there's no problem with getting wet most of the time. The food is decent, not great, but who can... More 

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Somerset, Massachusetts
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105 reviews
89 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 101 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 July 2012

We ate here twice during our stay in Hilo - tried it on the recommendation of Trip Advisor and a guidebook. I would have given this restaurant a higher rating, with the exception of the "rigidity" of the chef. It can be very hot and noisy inside, so I suggest you sit outside if you can. If it is raining... More 

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Suburban Wichita, KS
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53 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 July 2012

This is a small sidewalk-cafe-feel restaurant with a dining area that can't be over 12 feet wide. Two in our party had the 4-cheese ravolli which was very good. The third person had Penne Ragu which was only so-so. The waitress was friendly but seemed slightly impersonal. The ravolli portions were adequate and the penne quite plentiful. Prices seemed pretty... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$5 - US$10
Cuisine
Italian
Meals
Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly, Romantic
Open Hours
Tuesday
17:30 - 21:00
Wednesday
17:30 - 21:00
Thursday
17:30 - 21:00
Friday
17:30 - 21:00
Saturday
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?