If you're staying in any of the Waikoloa hotels or in the Mauna Lani area, please, Please, PLEASE do yourself a favor and make the 10 minute drive to Waikoloa Village and Pueo's Osteria. It's exactly as advertised -- great Italian food in a fun, casual atmosphere.
My wife and I shared the Bruschetta to start. The main taste that came through was: freshness. Very easy to eat and enjoy. My wife wanted a simple salad with some additions. When she asked if she could add a chicken breast and some capers, our waitress Courtney said, "Of course, no problem." It was exactly what my wife wanted. Again, quality and fresh were the two major thoughts.
I had the wild boar pappardelle which was delicious.
What's nice is the kitchen lets the fresh ingredients speak (or taste) for themselves without the need to add heavy sauces or dressings.
I was really happy to see the restaurant filling up on a Tuesday evening.
Again, please support this place; it deserves it. Please do yourself a favor and eat here.
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