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Cafe Concerto

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808 Kilauea Ave, Hilo, Island of Hawaii, HI 96720-4215
808-934-0312
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Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff

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  • 30
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    Very good
  • 4
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  • 4
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Stick with the pasta

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed November 27, 2015
TedinHawaii
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Keaau, Hawaii
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San Francisco, California
Level Contributor
50 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Odd title, I know, but when we got to Cafe Concerto the sun was setting and it was very confusing as to where this place was exactly. There was a chain link fence covered in vines and one couple inside telling us to go around to the back! Huh? So we walked around the building thru an unattractive and stoney... More 

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Thank PaulaM549
Salina, Kansas
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We had my son's wedding rehearsal dinner at Café Concerto. I can't say enough about the great food. This delicious food is not your Italian chain food type but the personal style of the chef. My favorite was the caprese salad, ravioli con gorgonzola, and tiramisu. The attentive, timely, and kind wait staff and the personal touch of the chef... More 

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Keaau
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11 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2016

The restaurant has a wonderful friendly ambiance. The chef is Italian and everything is fresh and cooked from scratch. You can sit in the cosy interior or out on the flower filled patio. Italian music plays and everyone enjoys the evening and if they are local return regularly.

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Thank 70travelpair
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 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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15 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 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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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 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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104 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 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
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 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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87 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 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
1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 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

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Restaurant Details

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: 808-934-0312

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 5 - 10
  • Cuisine: Italian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Business meetings, Families with children, Dining on a budget, Romantic

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