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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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Hours:
Tue - Sun 4:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Takeout

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  • 201
    Excellent
  • 62
    Very good
  • 16
    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
Excellent trattoria in south Kona

Excellent, casual trattoria in small-town south Kona. Comfortable place with excellent service. Cioppino was amazing.

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 10, 2015
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Washington DC
Good for:
  • Romantic
  • Doing business
  • Special occasions
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Washington DC
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2015

Excellent, casual trattoria in small-town south Kona. Comfortable place with excellent service. Cioppino was amazing.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2015

We passed by the restaurant on the way to the Green sand beach and made a note to stop in on our way back. Best decision ever. It was, by far, the best meal we've had on the Island. We ordered the ravioli, the rigate, and the special which was fish and risotto All of the meals were excellent. Will... More 

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Kona
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2015

We've lived here a long time, and have seen this little hole-in-the-wall space through many low-key eatery iterations: Crazy Mary's, Pupule Pizza, and Billy Bob's Park and Pork. This current version is quite a departure from those past efforts. A nicely presented and welcoming space, with excellent food and a well-selected wine list. Every item we've had in three visits... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

We went as part of a group celebration, after realizing that there are not many places in South Kona open at night. The restaurant is small so book ahead. All the food was pretty straightforward Italian fare, very average and nothing really stood out. Service was warm and friendly, which enhanced the meal. Probably would not return.

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New York City, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

We had a lovely meal here. The décor is very nice and the couple that run the restaurant are delightful. We had the pork medallions and the tuna along with some fabulous gnocchi. One of my kids had the pasta Bolognese which was also very good. We each tasted the other's food and everyone loved all the choices. The creme... More 

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Forsyth, Illinois
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015

My husband ordered lasagna and I order spaghetti. Both were delicious and generous. I could have split my meal with someone because it was huge. Very romantic with low lighting. Small restaurant.

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California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2015

Sustainable and local food choices, excellent spaghetti bolognese, and excellent house made breads and Cesar salad. The Shrimp Scampi also was rated as excellent. A very small place, but nice ambience, prices as expected for the type of venue. Make reservations for weekends especially.

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Cherry Hill, New Jersey
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2015

Staying at the nearby Kane Plantation, four of us decided to try this place. Owned and operated by a friendly young couple, the restaurant served fairly simple but tasty Italian food. Definitely worth a try if you're in the area.

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Carbondale, Colorado
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2015

Got an Italian fix with an Hawaiian flair. Friendly hostess, waitress (Brittany), and an Ono special over pasta that was delicious! I had a simple salad to start and finished off with the bananas flambe with local ice cream and homemade caramel. The price was right - a definite value and would have cost a lot more in Kailua and... More 

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Pahoa, Hawaii
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2015

i was turned on to mi's 4-5 yrs ago by a very very good friend. over the years i think we have had the pleasure of eating dinner there more than 10-15 times. each time was a wonderful, upscale yet un-obtrusive experience. i have never had a meal that was anything other than exceptional ... i have had the pleasure... 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: Romantic, 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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