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808 Kilauea Ave, Hilo, Island of Hawaii, HI 96720-4215
+1 808-934-0312
Monday
Closed
Hours:
Tue - Sat 17:30 - 21:00
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 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.

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Thank Taliesin S
Austin, Texas
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16 reviews
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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!

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Thank ANewTravel
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 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 

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Thank Amit G
Albuquerque, New Mexico
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 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 

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Thank BobandJan66
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 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 

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Thank thetravler012015
Keaau, Hawaii
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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 

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Thank TedinHawaii
Hilo, Hawaii
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 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.

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Thank Jay D
United States
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 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.

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Tucson, Arizona
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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 

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West Yorkshire
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 January 2015

After an hair raising ride in torrential rain, we ended up at Cafe Concerto. The last time I visited, I didn't quite appreciate it as I had eaten at Hilo Hawaiian Cafe and was still full. This time, I had a had the same meal, and loved every mouthful, very fresh and very garlicy. Great service. It does get hot... 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
Child-friendly, Romantic, Cheap Eats
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?