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65-1227 Opelo Rd, Waimea, Island of Hawaii, HI 96743-8401
+1 808-885-6325
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 8:00 pm
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Dixon, Illinois
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

One of the better pizza places so far on the big island! There's pizza specials of the day 2 choices and I come S with a salad of choice also....3 pieces of pizza and salad on a plate.....reasonably $$

Thank jimpatti10
Belfast, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

We went here on a recommendation from a local, thought it would be a little pizza dive. Turns out it is a little gem of a pizza joint and has remarkable food quality and charm. This proves that getting off the beaten path can lead to some amazing and fun menu options! Great staff, great service.

Thank Mary Beth G
Waikoloa, Hawaii
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This was my first time at Pua since I normally eat lunch at home since I am retired. I was taking my sister in law from Hilo to lunch so we decided to give it a chance. I was very pleasantly surprised with our selection of the Turkey burger and Vintner salad. The lunch menu offers a great selection of... More 

Thank rnjauwae
Sydney, Australia
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118 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 6, 2017 via mobile

We stopped in for a late lunch after a visit to Mauna Kea. Had to try one of the huge pizzas which was enough to stop three of us before we finished it. Fresh and delicious - my teenage son assured me it was the best pizza he had ever had so you know it must be true. Friendly service... More 

Thank Maconnor
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 4, 2017 via mobile

Food was great and very filling. The service was really lovely and genuine. I would Definitely go back there if I were visiting the big island again.

Thank Tiana W
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88 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 30, 2016 via mobile

This little spot was a fab find. Fairly hidden, unassuming. Great service, casual & laid back. Had Kona melt sandwich & two super salads. Superb flavors. I recommend this small cafe. Great food for great price. Located in Waimea, Big Island. Next to Merrimans.

Thank snowbirds259
Waimea, Hawaii
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10 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 18, 2016

Pau is quite popular with the locals and rightly so as they do a wonderful job with pizza prep. They have some great beers as well. Dine in or carry out, i'm sure you will be pleased.

Thank Robert H
Kailua-Kona, Hawaii
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66 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 29, 2016

A great little local pizza house with good dinner plates and a good wine selection. We used to stop everytime we drove to Waimea but found they closed not according to their posted hours but arbitrarily. The one thing any restaurant should do is stick to their posted hours unless there is an emergency. The posted hours are an implied... More 

Thank HawaiiKailuaKona
United States
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196 reviews
130 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 26, 2016

We had a very nice business meeting at Pau. The food was fresh and good. The guys enjoyed the pizza/salad special. I had the sandwich special. It's nothing fancy, but a pleasant atmosphere. I don't know that I would patronize the restaurant for dinner, but it fit the bill for lunch.

Thank Katherine L
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89 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 19, 2016

This is the second time at this restaurant for us. The last time, we had a good pizza but, the service wasn't the best. Last night, we thought we would try it again and had a very good pasta meal BUT, we both walked out hungry. We are a couple in our 60s so, we don't have big appetites either.... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$10 - $15
American, Pizza, Italian, Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Highchairs Available
Good for
Families with children, Dining on a budget, Kids, Local cuisine
Open Hours
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 65-1227 Opelo Rd, Waimea, Island of Hawaii, HI 96743-8401
  • Location: United States  >  Hawaii (HI)  >  Island of Hawaii  >  Waimea
  • Phone Number: +1 808-885-6325

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?