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Mi's Italian Bistro

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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
Good for:
Romance
Doing business
Special occasions

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  • 183
    Excellent
  • 56
    Very good
  • 14
    Average
  • 6
    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
Most recent review
A little touch of Italy

This was a little break from your normal Hawaiian atmosphere. No view, a little hard to find, but great service and good food. A little more romantic than than most island restaurants. Not very big so I would suggest reservations. A very pleasant, peaceful evening.

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 28, 2015
Jack B
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Libertyville, Illinois
Good for:
  • Romance
  • Doing business
  • Special occasions
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Takeout
  • Dessert
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266 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Libertyville, Illinois
Senior Contributor
33 reviews 33 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015 NEW

This was a little break from your normal Hawaiian atmosphere. No view, a little hard to find, but great service and good food. A little more romantic than than most island restaurants. Not very big so I would suggest reservations. A very pleasant, peaceful evening.

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Plymouth, Minnesota
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161 reviews 161 reviews
100 restaurant reviews
90 helpful votes 90 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015 NEW

We went to Mi's about once a week during our couple of months on the Big Island this winter and every single visit was OUTSTANDING! You can't miss with the Daily Brushetta as a starter! Chef always puts together fresh, interesting favor combinations and with a glass of Prosecco, PERFECT! If you're feeling like a salad, the Marinated Beets is... More 

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Las Vegas, Nevada
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16 reviews 16 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015 NEW

We've visited this location multiple times - the food is wonderful and the service is very good as well. Fresh pasta, good consistent quality. This is a good place for couples or for a family.

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Lebanon, Oregon
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14 reviews 14 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015 NEW

It's the best restaurant on this part of the big island. The restaurant is small, reservations are required. Everything is fresh and delicious. The service is excellent, but don't expect fast --- good food takes times. The wine pairing was excellent as well.

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Springville, Utah
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12 reviews 12 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2015

We loved our experience at Mi's Italian Bistro. The food was great; Although, believe them when they tell you that it's hot like "lava". I burned my mouth so bad that it blistered. But I still thoroughly enjoyed the food and the service.

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Lake Tapps
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55 reviews 55 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2015

Great food! Make a reservation, you won't be sorry. The best Cesar salad we have ever had. The main courses were fantastic. Treat yourself and try this place.

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Portland, Maine
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25 reviews 25 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2015

The Mamalahoa Highway on the west side of the island of Hawai'i is not known for fine restaurants, which generally seem to be more common in the resorts along the shore. An outstanding exception is Mi's Italian Bistro, right on the Highway, just south of the feeder roads to Kailua Kona in South Kona. Our dinner at Mi's was an... More 

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Poughkeepsie, New York
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16 reviews 16 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015

Although it was a bit of a drive from Kona we had heard enough good things about Mi's to want to try it. We were not disappointed! The food was excellent, the service friendly, the atmosphere pleasant. Although crowded, and a bit noisy as a result, the four of us thoroughly enjoyed our dinner there and fully intend to return.... More 

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Ken Caryl, Colorado
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15 reviews 15 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015

We came here looking kind of grubby after a day of volcano hiking. They were friendly and the food was very good. The atmosphere is very nice as well. Nice pastas and sauces.

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Auburn, CA
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30 reviews 30 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2015

Excellent reputation -- we've had dinner at Mi's before and always considered it Very Special. However this last time it was packed with people with only one wait person (wife of the chef-owner). We were asked to move to another table after our food was served; my salad was missing the blue cheese and it took 10+ minutes to get... 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 1 - 50
  • Cuisine: Italian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romance, Doing business, 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 allow dogs on the outdoor patio?