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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
Good for:
Romance
Entertaining clients
Dining on a budget
Dinner
Reservations

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Visitor rating
  • 23
    Excellent
  • 13
    Very good
  • 4
    Average
  • 3
    Poor
  • 1
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
A wonderful experience

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 15, 2015
Kim0530
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Tucson, Arizona
Good for:
  • Romance
  • Entertaining clients
  • Dining on a budget
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
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44 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Tucson, Arizona
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16 reviews 16 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

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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174 reviews 174 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
80 helpful votes 80 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 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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Lebanon
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18 reviews 18 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

Going back in two weeks to eat there, love it! Attending a meeting in Waikaloa, but flying into Hilo so I can eat in Cafe Concerto. The best place to eat on the Big Island in my opinion. ok, not Hawaiian cuisine, but it is fabulous.

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Tucson, Arizona
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48 reviews 48 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014 via mobile

It was a warm night in Hilo when we made it to Cafe Concerto, lots of people in a small area made it warmer. It's BYOB so after bottle of wine #1 I did not hear the baby who did not want to be there. We were a party of 4 all who live here....and wondered why we had not... More 

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San Luis Obispo,CA
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13 reviews 13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2014

We can walk there and get authentic Italian food made by an Italian.The raviolis are homemade and the fare is typically served with a simple salad {no you cannot have ranch on your salad} . The ambiance is cozy and pleasing. and there's a patio in back in case you want to bring your pup/

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Hilo, Hawaii
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2014 via mobile

I am a local resident and drove by this place for years, always wanting to try it out. Tonight I took my mom & whole family there to celebrate Mother's Day. Such lovely simple little atmosphere. Then saw the menu and was happy about low prices. We were just the second table to be seated for dinner. Things went down... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2014

The streets of italy are made out of brick just like the resturaunt so ithink thatis a really nice touch. I love sitting out side with the candle light and the vines growing around the enterence is beautiful. chief serves the food that he prepaid him self to your table. And I think it shows allot of accountability on his... More 

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Hilo, Hawaii
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2014

Really great pasta and sauces. Great service. Sometimes noisy if to big a party. Make reservations. The place is small and cosy with both outside and inside tables. Be sure to bring your own bottle of wine.

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Honomu, Hawaii
Top Contributor
119 reviews 119 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
54 helpful votes 54 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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174 reviews 174 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
80 helpful votes 80 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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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: Romance, Entertaining clients, Dining on a budget

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