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All 28 Kealakekua Restaurants

Mi's Italian Bistro

81-6372 Mamalahoa Hwy #103, Kealakekua, Island of Hawaii, HI 96750
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Ranked #1 of 28 Restaurants in Kealakekua
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $1 - $50
Tue - Sun 4:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Cuisines: Italian
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Good for: Romance, Doing business, Special occasions
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Takeout, Dessert
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English first
Keaau, Hawaii
Top Contributor
97 reviews 97 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2014

One could search for a long time before finding a good Italian meal on the Big Island, and one has to drive well beyond the beaten track to get to this one. But if you're staying in Kailua, the food is worth the drive, and ambience inside makes for a very pleasant dining experience. The two entrees we had (pork... More 

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Canberra, Australia
3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2014

Tucked away on a side driveway, we found it by accident, but the food was a treat. Beautifully presented and delicious. Well priced.

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Arlington, Vermont
18 reviews 18 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2014

Visited here from other side if island and did not disappoint. It is in a strip plaza and looks like nothing from the outside. The saying don't judge a book by the cover would hold true for this place. It's a small intimate setting with an open kitchen where you can watch the chef prepare your meal. The service and... More 

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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014

We returned to this wonderful restaurant on this years vacation to Kona and were again blown away by the experience. Not only we served by the owner, but also enjoyed fresh and flavorful cuisine at a reasonable price. Not sure what the last review was smoking, but we had the lasagna and it was phenomenal. My husband had the beef... More 

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Scottsdale, Arizona
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51 reviews 51 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014

This restaurant was a drive for us. I expected it to be great based on the reviews. It is dark so you can't see how clean it is. My husband noticed moths hanging from the OPEN sign hanging above another diners head. It took a long time for them to set our table even though we had a reservation. The... More 

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Phila PA
17 reviews 17 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2014

Excellent Italian food in an unusual place. If you blink, you'll miss it. It's hard to find, especially at night. But most definitely worth it. Perfectly prepared Italian dishes. Awesome soup, antipasto and service. We have been here many times. Each time has been an experience, as each dish is freshly prepared. This is the Masterpiece that you never thought... More 

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Stamford CT
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125 reviews 125 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2014

Dark and cozy, with attentive but inobtrusive service, and excellent food and wine. My grilled fish with mushroom risotto and asparagus was perfect. My husband's cioppino was good but not outstanding. Would highly recommend and return. We never would have found it except for our innkeeper's recommendation!

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Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

To say the food is good here is an understatement. The wine selection was great, and the specials of the day were fantastic. The chef is Culinary AI trained and is amazing. Not many tables so book ahead. In a way I am thankful they are not in Seattle or I would be spending way too much time there.

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Champaign, Illinois
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32 reviews 32 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2014 via mobile

If you didn't know this restaurant existed you would drive right by it and miss great Italian food. It is quite inconspicuous and obviously known by locals but be sure to make a reservation. It has limited tables and times of service. We shared the lasagna it was delicious and huge. Delicious !!

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Durham, North Carolina
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27 reviews 27 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014

We were on the return drive from the "Refuge" State Park when we the slow traffic demanded a stop for an early dinner. We had previously selected Mi's on the basis of Trip Adviser reviews. This little restaurant in a nondescript location on state highway 11 was perfect. Morgan the Chef and his wife Ingrid the general manager run a... More 

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Additional Information about Mi's Italian Bistro

Address: 81-6372 Mamalahoa Hwy #103, Kealakekua, Island of Hawaii, HI 96750
Phone Number: 808-323-3880
Location: United States  >  Hawaii (HI)  >  Island of Hawaii  >  Kealakekua
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
Average Prices: USD 1 - 50
Cuisine: Italian

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