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Cafe Pesto Hilo Bay

) #4 of 196 Restaurants in Hilo ₹₹ - ₹₹₹ Pizza, Fusion, Healthy
308 Kamehameha Avenue, 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, Fusion, Healthy, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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308 Kamehameha Avenue, Hilo, Island of Hawaii, HI 96720-2960
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Reviewed 9 July 2015

Typical restaurant get them in and get them out! It was busy so there was a long wait. Food was good had the salmon pasta and linguini a la pesto. There are lots of other little restaurants in Hilo that l would try before going...More

1  Thank tiffaney
Reviewed 8 July 2015 via mobile

Great local italian place. Pizzas are good. Salads are great. Best pasta place in town. Location close to farmers market. One of the restaurants locals like to go.

1  Thank honualoha
Reviewed 8 July 2015

We found the food, service and ambiance of Café Pesto to be outstanding. We have visited Hilo five different times since 1998 and making Café Pesto’s our number one reason to visit. We ate at Café Pesto's three times in 2015. Our waiter helped open...More

1  Thank Marty B
Reviewed 8 July 2015

This restaurant was very good. They were very busy and the service was a little slow and it was on the pricey side. However, the food was tasty.

Thank JaneAustenite
Reviewed 8 July 2015 via mobile

The food was very authentic in the sense that it served food different than any other restaurant. All the food was homemade and it felt like true Hawaii. Near it: stores and a harbor to enjoy the sunset. The service was super nice!

Thank Andrew V
Reviewed 5 July 2015

Sometimes we like the "safe bet" for dinner and typically the number of people there are clearly indicative of a good place. The food is very good, even offered options not "Special" or listed on the menu... ask for their burger it's great. The service...More

Thank travlin_oldies
Reviewed 4 July 2015

Very nice restaurant with good food. It's right in the middle of downtown. A little more expensive than many other places, but worth the extra money. The drinks are superb.

Thank ejean11
Reviewed 3 July 2015 via mobile

We really enjoyed the food (pizza) and local beers but the desserts were the highlight. It was pretty busy - we booked online, which was easy and avoided any waiting. Food was fresh and tasty. Service a little inconsistent but overall I would go there...More

Thank BeckyLloyd
Reviewed 2 July 2015 via mobile

Great service and fresh food. Nice view of the ocean if you get a window seat. The 80s music playing overhead was nice as well :)

Thank Chris S
Reviewed 1 July 2015 via mobile

Went here the other night without a reservation and got seated immediately. We ordered a couple of the pasta dishes, a Caesar salad, and the coconut crusted calamari. Everything we ordered was yummy. The service was a bit slow though, but even with that, Cafe...More

Thank hope316
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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
Drinks, Lunch, Dinner
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, Local cuisine, Groups, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
10:30 - 21:00
10:30 - 21:00
10:30 - 21:00
10:30 - 21:00
10:30 - 21:00
10:30 - 22:00
10:30 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 308 Kamehameha Avenue, 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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