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Cafe Concerto

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808 Kilauea Ave, Hilo, Island of Hawaii, HI 96720-4215
5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
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Tue - Sat 5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
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Hilo, Hawaii
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171 reviews
101 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2016

Small authentic Italian restaurant, located off the tourist path. Parking a challenge. Nice ambience for the tiny place it is. VERY limited menu. No appetizers, two salads, one green and one caprese with salad greens. About a dozen pasta dishes, all variations of each other, If you like ravioli with gorgonzola sauce, you win. It is great. Trouble was, mine... More 

Thank HLW648
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2016 via mobile

The terrible parking should have been a sign to just keep moving. But it was getting late and we were hungry. We snagged one of maybe 9 street parking spots (don't park in the alley lot beside the restaurant, it's for a burger place and apparently they will tow). The inside of the restaurant was small. Since there weren't many... More 

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Incline Village
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11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2016

Went to Cafe Concerto last night. Phoned in a reservation before the event. Spoke with the chef/owner of the business. Mentioned to him that our group (4 people) had never been there before. He made no mention of the fact that there is no booze or vino in the establishment. It was raining hard outside (not his fault), but after... More 

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warrenton, OR
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45 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2016

Very small restaurant run by an Italian chef with penchant for sauces. 4 cheese ravioli was terrific. Portions were not huge, but were adequate. It is a limited menu, as one would expect from a restaurant run by two people. People seem to have an issue with the lack of bread baskets, so if this is an issue for you,... More 

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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2016

We had wonderful dinner tonight. So far the food in Hilo has been so so. This was not the case at this wonderful family owned restaurant. We are going back for our last night tomorrow. Thank you to the staff for a lovely evening.

Thank 255michelem
San Francisco, California
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57 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2016

Odd title, I know, but when we got to Cafe Concerto the sun was setting and it was very confusing as to where this place was exactly. There was a chain link fence covered in vines and one couple inside telling us to go around to the back! Huh? So we walked around the building thru an unattractive and stoney... More 

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Salina, Kansas
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2016

We had my son's wedding rehearsal dinner at Café Concerto. I can't say enough about the great food. This delicious food is not your Italian chain food type but the personal style of the chef. My favorite was the caprese salad, ravioli con gorgonzola, and tiramisu. The attentive, timely, and kind wait staff and the personal touch of the chef... More 

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11 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2016

The restaurant has a wonderful friendly ambiance. The chef is Italian and everything is fresh and cooked from scratch. You can sit in the cosy interior or out on the flower filled patio. Italian music plays and everyone enjoys the evening and if they are local return regularly.

Thank 70travelpair
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2015 via mobile

This is a favorite of my boyfriend and mines, I love love love the Gorgonzola ravioli, and the caprese salad is super fresh. The chef is from Italy so can't get much more authentic than that. Small place, about one waiter usually. Simple, relaxing place to eat.

Thank Taliesin S
Austin, Texas
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16 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2015

The pasta had raw garlic added to it. I wonder which authentic Italian food has raw garlic!. Taste of the food was bland. This is one of the worst places we have eaten at!

Thank ANewTravel

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
$5 - $10
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Dining on a budget, Romantic, Families with children
Open Hours
5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 808 Kilauea Ave, Hilo, Island of Hawaii, HI 96720-4215
  • Location: United States  >  Hawaii (HI)  >  Island of Hawaii  >  Hilo
  • Phone Number: 808-934-0312

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?