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“Casual with great food and service”

Cafe Pesto Hilo Bay
Ranked #18 of 262 Restaurants in Hilo
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$12 - US$39
Cuisines: International
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Good for: View, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Child-friendly
Dining options: Lunch, After-hours, Breakfast, Dinner, Reservations, Takeout
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Cross street: Mamo Street
Transit: Bus stop across street.
Description: Cafe Pesto offers creative and locally fresh Island cuisine in a casually elegant setting at truly affordable prices. It's menu draws from the diverse multicultural influences found throughout the Big Island and applies them to wood fired pizzas, ethnically inspired pastas, risottos, the freshest of seafood and organic salads.
Reviewed April 11, 2017

Dined here with my two young grandchildren. We enjoyed live music while we dined. The service was great and the food was wonderful. They have an awesome menu for children.

Thank Joanne M
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Reviewed April 10, 2017

We went there for our 42nd anniversary. The food and service was excellent, Great atmosphere. There was also live music, We had a nice romantic dinner.

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Thank rickystours
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Reviewed April 10, 2017

I was so pleased with this restaurant. We had 7 of us, 4 adults, 1 teenager, and 2 children ages 8 and 10. I called ahead to make sure that we would have a table, when we arrived there was a line waiting to get in, the restaurant was full but our table was there waiting for us. Although the restaurant was full, we were waited on quite rapidly after arriving and our food took less than 12 minutes to arrive and it was excellent. Known for their pasta's and pizzas, we thoroughly enjoyed our meals.

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Thank hulagirlmele
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Reviewed April 10, 2017

The atmosphere is relaxed (a little noisy when full), the service is good (a little slow also when full), and the food is consistently good (we live in Hilo, and go there 6-8 times a year). Food is best described as Italian-Pacific fusion - with the "Pacific" borrowing elements from Hawaii (such as poke) and the Far East (stir frys and ingredients such as Japanese eggplant). One of the priciest restaurants in town, so we keep it for special occasions. Good options for vegetarians (see below).

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Thank poilippus
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Reviewed April 10, 2017 via mobile

My family lilies to visit Cafe Pesto as the menu has great choices and none disappoint. The seared Ahi Spinach Salad is a favorite but so are all of the pizza and calzone. Good selection of beer, wine, or espresso. I would give five stars but for the huge cafeteria environment. Some booths might provide some privacy and soften the noise but the wait staff is awesome and make this less an issue.

Thank Neil E
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