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Cafe Concerto

808 Kilauea Ave, Hilo, Island of Hawaii, HI 96720-4215
808-934-0312
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Ranked #43 of 199 restaurants in Hilo
Price range: $5 - $10
Cuisines: Italian
Good for: Romance, Entertaining clients, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations
Restaurant details
Good for: Romance, Entertaining clients, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations
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Honomu, Hawaii
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71 reviews 71 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2014

Very difficult to find with poor signage, but near the Hilo Burger Joint. The food is very good authentic Italian food. It is BYOB so remember to bring your beer or wine with you, otherwise they have soda and water. I like a little more bread with my meal, otherwise I have no complaints about the food or service.

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West Yorkshire
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120 reviews 120 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2014

As others have said, Cafe Concerto is small but it is cosy and the food is delicious. Doesn't serve alcohol so bring your own. The menu is limited but the portions are ample, the service is pleasant. Unfortunately, I was still full from a delicious meal at Hawaiian Style Cafe but brought the left overs home for later. There doesn't... More

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Orlando
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8 reviews 8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2014 via mobile

The restaurant is small and cozy. There are limited options on the menu. Service is slow. Food is just okay and lacked any wow factor. Also, the restaurant is very skimpy on the bread!

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Short Hills, New Jersey
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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2013

Cafe Concerto was able to accommodate our extended family group of 19. We did not know what to expect and picked it based on reviews in yelp and trip advisor. The ambience was cozy, comfortable small café feel. Service was efficient and courteous. The food was delicious. Fresh ingredients – basil - pesto, ragu sauce, homemade raviolis – comparable to... More

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Hawai
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17 reviews 17 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2013

I have eaten here several times over the last couple years and always come away disappointed. It's not bad, it's just lacking, especially the food, any zing! The wait help are very nice, it's a good place to sit around and talk over dinner, it's nicely decorated, but the food could use some pizzazz. I recently had chicken there and... More

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Dallas
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52 reviews 52 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2013

The garden like room with two small bistro tables on the Hilo sidewalk and the friendly waitress led me to think I had found a fabulous hole-in-the-wall dining spot in Hilo, Hawaii, Unfortunately our table of 4 left extremely disappointed. The Chicken Potacchio was a special - tasteless red sauce on angel hair pasta barely warm. The pre-cooked chicken breast... More

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Halifax, Canada
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51 reviews 51 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2013

My husband and I chose an evening at Cafe Concerto to celebrate our 8th anniversary and we weren't disappointed. We made reservations for 7pm and were given a cute little table for two in the outdoor patio section of the restaurant. That is, once we found the place. Look for the greenery and street numbers on either side because, from... More

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Juneau, Alaska
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9 reviews 9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2013

This place is BYOB, you need to know this first thing so you don't forget to bring your own bottle of Red. We ate out 2-3 times a day for over a week on this side of the island (Hilo) and this was by far our best meal. It wasn't even close. That's it; that's all I'm going to say.

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Pahoa, Hawaii
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18 reviews 18 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2013

Terrific authentic Italian food where you might not expect it. The chef/owner makes some specialties you won't find elsewhere in Hilo. Comfy casual atmosphere and friendly waitstaff. Highly recommended.

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Hawaii
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2013

seats are limited. If you are a big eater I suggest you look somewhere else or order a salad also. small menu, only a couple of dishes with meat. I ordered the caprese salad, maybe like 5 or 6 tomato slices with fresh mozzarella with salad. dressing was good. This is a full salad. Comes with 2 pieces of bread... More

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