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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
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Takeout, Dessert
Good for:
Romance
Doing business
Special occasions
Dinner
Reservations
Takeout
Dessert

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  • 176
    Excellent
  • 54
    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
Perhaps too successful & understaffed

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... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed February 14, 2015
MangoLinda
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Auburn, CA
Good for:
  • Romance
  • Doing business
  • Special occasions
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Takeout
  • Dessert
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257 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Auburn, CA
Senior Contributor
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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Richmond, Illinois
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39 reviews 39 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2015

We had heard about MI's and read the great reviews on Trip Advisor over the last couple of years, so this year we decided to try it during our visit to Kailua-Kona. What a wonderful hidden gem tucked in a store front in Kealakekua. The restaurant is small so be sure to make reservations. We had a 5:00 PM reservation... More 

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Kelowna, Canada
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2015 via mobile

We had dinner here last night after searching reviews for this area on Trip Advisor. We were not disappointed. My husband had the soup of the day to start and it was absolutely delicious and I had the fresh local green salad that had a wonderful light dressing. For our main course we both had the daily pasta special which... More 

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Wappingers Falls, New York
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2015

If you don't know where to look you'll drive right by it. Once you see it, you still might not want to venture in. But....if you try it, you'll love it. It's located mauka, on the main highway, in Kealakekua, south of Kona, on the Big Island. The chef, Morgan, creates a wonderful creative selection of gourmet offerings, with an... More 

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Elgin, Illinois
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202 reviews 202 reviews
88 restaurant reviews
118 helpful votes 118 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2015

My wife & I had dinner here on a Saturday evening. We had a table near the window so we could watch the sunset. The restaurant is nothing to look at from the road and is tucked in behind a convenience store. Do not let the outside appearance deter you, it is fine and Mi (the owner) is there and... More 

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Plymouth, Minnesota
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153 reviews 153 reviews
96 restaurant reviews
74 helpful votes 74 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015

This is a great Italian option about 12 miles south of Kailua-Kona! Small, intimate, romantic setting with outstanding service, Deanna was our friendly, professional, lovely server, and a Chef with great subtlety and finesse! Totally awesome dining experience! Be advised, by 7pm the place is full even on a Tuesday night, so get a reservation. There isn't any Bar Seating,... More 

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Kailua-Kona, Hawaii
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290 reviews 290 reviews
131 restaurant reviews
316 helpful votes 316 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015

This was our second try with Mi's. The staff are friendly and helpful but the food just doesn't impress us overall. I had the special of ahi tuna. The fish was fine but the bed of risotto, straw mushrooms, asparagus, pea pods plus balsamic vinaigrette was too weird. My husband had the porcini encrusted pork with gnocchi and there wasn't... More 

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Pahoa, Hawaii, United States
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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015

We'd been warned that the food was good. Little did we know! The staff of Mi's is finely tuned - your hostess is the wife of the chef. The lighting is subdued, perfect for a romantic evening meal or a group of friends who enjoy friendly conversation. We began our meal with a day's special creamy soup of pureed breadfruit,... More 

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Broomfield, Colorado
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51 reviews 51 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015

If you are vacationing, you'll have to google-map this place ... it is south of Kailua in a small complex and you have to park in the mini-mart lot. But, the Italian themed food is excellent! There appear to be maybe 15 tables or so, but it is absolutely worth it!

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Atlanta, Georgia
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16 reviews 16 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015

The little Italian restaurant near Kailua Kona had an extensive menu and very good food and the service was very friendly and efficient.

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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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