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Cafe il Mondo

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45-3580 Mamane St, Honokaa, Island of Hawaii, HI 96727-6973
+1 808-775-7711
11:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 20:00
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17:00 - 20:00
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 March 2015 via mobile

The weather was rainy so we stopped in town for lunch. This place was rated well so we tried it out. My dad and I each got a sandwich and we split a chef salad. It was the best food we had all trip.

Thank Brian F
Washougal, Washington
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60 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 March 2015 via mobile

While visiting family in Honokaa, we chose this restaurant for our first dinner out (four adults and two children). The anti-pasta plater was fantastic. The two side salads were super fresh and the two pizzas were very good. An extra helping of feta cheese in a small dish was pricey at $3.75 but everything else was quite reasonable. We had... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 February 2015

The food was super yummy, there was a lot of options and it was BYOB so we brought in some wine and made a nice vacay date night out of it. Would definitely recommend if you're looking for some good italian food.

Thank Rachel B
Vancouver Island
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30 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 January 2015 via mobile

My mom, my two sons and I came to the cafe for dinner. It is small with limited seating. We were seated at a communal table which was fine. Among our group we ordered a ham and pineapple pizza, two different types of calzones and a garden salad. The food was very tasty, salad was a bit small but the... More 

Thank guilder68
Richfield, Ohio
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 January 2015

What a great little find. We stopped in on December 30 for lunch after sightseeing in the area. Friendly service and excellent pizza! My husband had a calzone, which he enjoyed too. Nice local restaurant. If you are in the area, you should definitely stop in!

Thank MaryPrimrose
Merritt, Canada
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16 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 January 2015 via mobile

I wish the owner would spend a few hours cleaning up this quaint restaurant. I can't help but wonder how dirty it is behind the scenes. Food was adequate but not great. I recommend that visitors find a nicer place in town

4 Thank Guy_Wokkin
Seattle, Washington
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35 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 December 2014

The restaurant is tiny, but the food was great and the service is good as well. Portions are good sized, and tasty. Basic Italian cuisine, well prepared.

Thank CyFiGal
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156 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 102 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 November 2014

Charming little place. Our waitress was very friendly and our lunch was great. My travel companions had some amazing looking, and tasting sandwiches and I absolutely loved my chicken salad. Moist, very tasty chicken. So much taste I didn't even use the dressing. Bread was amazing they make it fresh every day. The pizza's on other tables looked great to.

Thank marijke1974
San Francisco, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 November 2014

Honokaa is a upland Art village tucked away off the main road that leads south to Hilo. A sleepy little town sports this well-maintained, well-run small cafe' that serves home-made fare. Pizza, $13.00, fantastic! Crispy crust, fresh ingredients. Roast beef sandwich, $7.50, on home-made rolls, again, fresh and good. Greek salad, $10.00, great dressing, nice flavor. Bring your own beer,... More 

Thank bill s
San Diego, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 November 2014 via mobile

Very out-of-the-way location, but what awesome food. I had the pastrami sandwich. The bread was fresh baked and soft, meat was tasty, and the combination made the best sandwich I've had in years!

1 Thank Bob L

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Italian, Pizza, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Reservations
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
11:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 20:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 45-3580 Mamane St, Honokaa, Island of Hawaii, HI 96727-6973
  • Location: United States  >  Hawaii (HI)  >  Island of Hawaii  >  Honokaa
  • Phone Number: +1 808-775-7711

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