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Cafe Pesto Hilo Bay

308 Kamehameha Avenue, Hilo, Island of Hawaii, HI 96720-2960
+1 808-969-6640
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  • Excellent47%
  • Very good39%
  • Average11%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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Pizza, Fusion, Healthy, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
308 Kamehameha Avenue, Hilo, Island of Hawaii, HI 96720-2960
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Guava Martini + Chili Shrimp Pizza = 🤙🏼😍🤙🏼 enjoyed the view of ocean and people walking along Kamehameha Ave. it was a hard decision to pick what to order - so many delicious choices.

Thank Jennifer S
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

My friend who recommended this establishment also accompanied me there so both of us could try it for the first time. I must admit the food was very tasty, but it's overly expensive.

Thank Marquis W
Reviewed 1 week ago

We ate here for lunch on our trip to the big island. The restaurant is located in one of the surviving storefronts following a major tsunami and brings the visitor back to a quieter, gentler time. The food and service were excellent. Selection was very...More

Thank Tim W
Reviewed 1 week ago

Pizza are very expensive and their size is ridiculous for the price paid. Place is nice and service also but the price is too hight for such quality. For 3 drinks (1 soda, 1 spartling watter and 1 beer) + 4 pizzas = $130 Really...More

Thank Azureas
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I had trouble finding good restaurants with good vegan/vegetarian options while vacationing on the big island, but this restaurant hit the mark. I had the poke salad with the tofu substitute and was not disappointed. One of the better meals I had that week. Thank...More

Thank Jane M
Reviewed 1 week ago

We went to lunch here before heading out on a lava boat tour from the Isaac Hale recreation park. My kids had pizza, my husband had pasta, and I had a cheeseburger so we got to sample a lot of types of food. Everything was...More

Thank Lori R
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I came here with my family of five. We didn't have reservations but they were able to squeeze us in. We were seated in 10 minutes at a nice table by the bar. The restaurant was packed on a Wednesday night at 8:30 and this...More

Thank Jennifer H
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I ate here for lunch a few days ago with my husband and the food was excellent! The location was also excellent! I recommended the Ono sandwich.

Thank donner2016
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Our lunch was delicious and the view of the ocean across the street was great ! The food was fast and the service was wonderful.

Thank Lisa D
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Cafe Pesto has a good variety of food and the prices are reasonable. The location is just in the old downtown and convenient to the local sites. Window tables are fun. Nighttime dining was as good as lunch.

Thank David H
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Questions & Answers
Maresa P
February 1, 2017|
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Response from cphilo | Property representative |
Hi Maresa, I have you down for 3 people at 6:30, can you please send us a contact number? Aloha, Casey
Maresa P
January 17, 2017|
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Response from cphilo | Property representative |
We hope to have our Valentine's Day Menu and will have it posted on Facebook hopefully soon. Mahalo
Alan C
June 25, 2016|
Response from Lynn T | Reviewed this property |
Hi there Alan, there are two locations with slightly varied menues. The one in the Hilo area has more selections, and accommodates families and intimate dinning. The northern location is surrounded by many art studios... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$11 - $25
Drinks, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Takeout, Reservations
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Special occasions, Kids, Local cuisine, Families with children, Large groups
Open Hours
10:30 am - 9:00 pm
10:30 am - 9:00 pm
10:30 am - 9:00 pm
10:30 am - 9:00 pm
10:30 am - 9:00 pm
10:30 am - 10:00 pm
10:30 am - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 308 Kamehameha Avenue, Hilo, Island of Hawaii, HI 96720-2960
    (Mamo Street)
  • Public Transportation: Bus stop across street.
  • Location: United States  >  Hawaii (HI)  >  Island of Hawaii  >  Hilo
  • Phone Number: +1 808-969-6640
  • E-mail
Cafe Pesto offers creative and locally fresh Island cuisine in a casually elegant setting at truly affordable prices. It's menu draws from the diverse multicultural influences found throughout the Big Island and applies them to wood fired pizzas, ethnically inspired pastas, risottos, the freshest of seafood and organic salads.
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