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Cafe Pesto Hilo Bay

308 Kamehameha Ave, Hilo, Island of Hawaii, HI 96720-2960
+1 808-969-6640
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  • Excellent47%
  • Very good39%
  • Average11%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“pizza” (439 reviews)
“salad” (197 reviews)
“seafood risotto” (22 reviews)
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Pizza, Fusion, Healthy, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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308 Kamehameha Ave, Hilo, Island of Hawaii, HI 96720-2960
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

My wife and I enjoy the food and ambiance of Cafe Pesto each time we visit Hilo. The food is excellent as are the drinks from the bar. This is a great place for lunch located in the 1912 S Hata Building in the heart...More

Thank James H
Reviewed 3 days ago

Staff are awesome. Pizzas are quite good. The Apple crisp is incredible. Arrive before 6:00pm for Happy Hour on select wines, cocktails and beers.

Thank Rebecca N
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Extensive menu from pizzas to complex dinners. Had a unique artichoke blue cheese pizza which was excellent. Also a buttermilk chicken salad which was also good. Good beer selection.

Thank Tom S
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It is nice restaurant at Hilo bay. The service is so friendly and very hospitable. The recommended lunch special Pizza and salad are tasty and just fit what we want for two person light lunch. Wish you enjoy the meal here whenever you come to...More

Thank 純巧施
Reviewed 1 week ago

Sited right off the waterfront, with an interesting menu, terrific service, and beautifully presented. our service was gracious, but not formal, very nice dinner. Its per bucks, but it is pricey, so plan on spending some bigger island money.

Thank judith l
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Nice staff and a full menu. Pricey and a la carte so prepare to lay out some money for even the basics like apps or pizza. Food was good. Quaint atmosphere with a view of Hilo Bay.

Thank r0bcentpa
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Our gang enjoys going there for lunch. We all have our favorites - mine is the Salmon Alfredo! Mmm delicious. The pizzas are pretty good - depending on my taste buds I usually customize mine. The crabcakes are one of the best in town to...More

Thank ShopperGirl616
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We’ve enjoyed an early dinner at Cafe Pesto several times after a day of local exploring and we’ve always been very pleased. We’ve each had one of their exceptional pasta dishes (mine was Southwestern - full of interesting flavors and textures) and we split a...More

Thank Colin F
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We were craving pizza and this place had a quite extensive pizza menu. We ordered the Luau because one of the toppings was Kailua pork. I am not exaggerating when I say each slice only had a very tiny piece of pork on it, I...More

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We hadn't been to Cafe Pesto in Hilo for 5-years but had loved it then. We were not disappointed. Still the same friendly staff, fantastic food, good wine, and drinks. A great place to have a delicious lunch, people watch, as there seems to always...More

Thank KatmaiKate
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Questions & Answers
Maresa P
2 February 2017|
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Response from cphilo | Property representative |
Hi Maresa, I have you down for 3 people at 6:30, can you please send us a contact number? Aloha, Casey
Maresa P
18 January 2017|
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Response from cphilo | Property representative |
We hope to have our Valentine's Day Menu and will have it posted on Facebook hopefully soon. Mahalo
Alan C
26 June 2016|
Response from Lynn T | Reviewed this property |
Hi there Alan, there are two locations with slightly varied menues. The one in the Hilo area has more selections, and accommodates families and intimate dinning. The northern location is surrounded by many art studios... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$ 11 - US$ 25
Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Takeout, Reservations
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
10:30 AM - 9:00 PM
10:30 AM - 9:00 PM
10:30 AM - 9:00 PM
10:30 AM - 9:00 PM
10:30 AM - 9:00 PM
10:30 AM - 10:00 PM
10:30 AM - 10:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 308 Kamehameha Ave, Hilo, Island of Hawaii, HI 96720-2960
    (Mamo Street)
  • Public Transportation: Bus stop across street.
  • Location: United States  >  Hawaii (HI)  >  Island of Hawaii  >  Hilo
  • Phone Number: +1 808-969-6640
  • E-mail
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.
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