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Mi's Italian Bistro

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$$$
Italian, Hawaiian
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81-6372 Mamalahoa Hwy #103, Kealakekua, Island of Hawaii, HI 96750
808-323-3880
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4:30 pm - 8:30 pm
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Hours:
Tue - Sun 4:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff

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  • 229
    Excellent
  • 71
    Very good
  • 17
    Average
  • 8
    Poor
  • 7
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Locals brag about Mi's

We live just a couple miles from Mi's and have never been disappointed. Morgan (chef and owner) can create taste that for me is so rare. I have terrible allergies and he keeps my list...I just say "give me seafood and whatever you have today." Then out comes an incredibly beautiful presentation... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
Christy B
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Kealakekua, Hawaii
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Kealakekua, Hawaii
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We live just a couple miles from Mi's and have never been disappointed. Morgan (chef and owner) can create taste that for me is so rare. I have terrible allergies and he keeps my list...I just say "give me seafood and whatever you have today." Then out comes an incredibly beautiful presentation with taste to die for. I am so... More 

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Thank Christy B
Petrolia
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11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

On the Big Island of Hawaii, finding an affordable restaurant can be difficult. Still interested? Read on. Mi's Italian Bistro puts its reputation on the line with its food. Whether it is fresh Mahi fettuccine or manacotti that's to die for, give Mi's a chance. The wine list is interesting. The chianti is very good. Best of all, you can... More 

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Thank cbs1947
Lee's Summit, Missouri
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42 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We stopped by this little gem without a reservation around 5pm there were only 2 other couples when we arrived and were happy that they could accommodate us. This is probably some of the best Italian food we've ever eaten and that's pretty high praise from a couple of italians. This is a very small, intimate bistro with no more... More 

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Thank Gorilla47
Hoboken, New Jersey
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58 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We tried Mi's based on tripadvisor reviews and recommendation from our B&B hosts. The staff at Mi’s is very friendly and attentive. We had pasta and lamb and an excellent red wine and enjoyed food so much that we came back 2 days later for Christmas Eve. We tried different options that were equally good and would return any time... More 

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Thank CarlosKorse
Phoenix, Arizona
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18 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

So when it's hard to get a reservation, you know it's (a) small, or (b) exceptional. Mi's is both. This isn't your basic spaghetti and meatball Italian. Mi serves upscale, contemporary Italian cuisine that, by all accounts, is excellent. I recommend the pork tenderloin with gnocchi, but dined with three friends, all of whom gave thumbs-up reviews. Please be sure... More 

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Thank J Sidney O
Carson City, Nevada
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15 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We made a reservation for 6:15 PM, then went on a coffee plantation tour at Greenwell Farms about two miles away. When we finished the tour we didnt want to drive all the way back to our condo on Ali'i Drive, so we drove around a bit, then stopped and parked at Mi's. We entered the restaurant at approximately 4:30... More 

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Thank karlynndah
Saskatoon
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90 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great ambience and music. Our server, Brittany, was warm and welcoming. We had the shrimp scampi appetizer. I wanted to drink the sauce. I had a filet (huge!) with garlic mashed fresh veg and a Chianti Demi glacé. Like butter, the steak was. My wife had the crab manicotti which she raved about. Dessert was a shared banana flambé. I... More 

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Thank Silly B
Silver Spring, Maryland
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We greatly enjoyed our dining experience at Mi's. After a long day of exploring the Big Island, and on the recommendation of our B&B hosts, we drove hoping for a quiet and warm dining experience. We were not disappointed. Those who greeted, seat and served us were pleasant and engaging without being suffocating. The choices on the menu were intriguing.... More 

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Thank APGTraveler
Camden, Indiana
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13 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We made reservations and arrived a little early. There were only a couple customers there when we arrived but it quickly filled up. It's a tiny place but it is great. The servers were all very friendly and we didn't wait long at all for our meals. My husband said it was the best caeser salad he's had in a... More 

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Thank Carma F
Ohio
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125 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The food was well-prepared, but nothing special. There's a real attempt to be "fancy," but little details, such as an attentive staff, were missing. We had to go up to get the check ourselves. The atmosphere was ruined for us the night we were there because the sound carried so well from a nearby table where someone was trying to... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 81-6372 Mamalahoa Hwy #103, Kealakekua, Island of Hawaii, HI 96750
  • Location: United States  >  Hawaii (HI)  >  Island of Hawaii  >  Kealakekua
  • Phone Number: 808-323-3880

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 50
  • Cuisine: Italian, Hawaiian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Business meetings, Romantic, Special occasions
Open Hours
Sunday
4:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Tuesday
4:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Wednesday
4:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Thursday
4:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Friday
4:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Saturday
4:30 pm - 8:30 pm

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