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Pueo's Osteria

Waikoloa Highlands Shopping Center, 68-1845 Waikoloa Rd Ste 107, Waikoloa, Island of Hawaii, HI 96738
+1 808-339-7566
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  • Excellent63%
  • Very good23%
  • Average9%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
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“homemade pasta” (27 reviews)
“wild boar ragu” (15 reviews)
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Italian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
Waikoloa Highlands Shopping Center, 68-1845 Waikoloa Rd Ste 107, Waikoloa, Island of Hawaii, HI 96738
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Reviewed August 16, 2018

When you get that craving for Italian, but you're smack in the middle of the Pacific Ocean. That's where Pueo's comes in handy... LOL Jokes aside, this restaurant at the edge of a small mall in the village of Waikoloa is really a treasure. The...More

Thank Hans H
Reviewed August 15, 2018

My wife and I have been eating here for years. My wife is very sensitive to MSG and other flavoring additives. The kitchen now apparently uses MSG as my wife left the restaurant with a bad headache. Be sure to ask before you order.More

Thank BigIsleFoodie
James B, Owner at Pueo's Osteria, responded to this reviewResponded August 20, 2018

I am sorry your wife had left the restaurant with a headache. I assure you I have been using the same recipes for 40 years and my original chef from day one is still here we have never used MSG or any other artificial flavoring....More

Reviewed August 13, 2018

We read good reviews so decided to go to this Italian Restaurant in Waikoloa Village. It did not disappoint. It is not far from the resorts. We had a large party and all enjoyed our meals. Our server America was very good. It is a...More

1  Thank apmarek
Reviewed August 8, 2018

Yummy food! Had the best gf chicken Parmesan I’ve ever had. Friendly, charming, reasonably priced for Hawaii and fun. Highly recommend

Thank Betsy S
Reviewed August 7, 2018 via mobile

Trying to find good dining that is not ridiculously overpriced in the Kohala Coast area is a real challenge. We found Pueo’s after giving up on resort options and were happy we did. I’m sure some folks from NY would take issue here but this...More

Thank hurricanedodger
Reviewed August 7, 2018

maybe we ordered the wrong thing, gnocchi, but overall food was less then spectacular. however, very impressed greeted with an anniversary card signed by staff! that was pretty much the highlight

1  Thank nancy p
Reviewed August 6, 2018

My family and I were recommended to Pueo's and we were not disappointed. I had the PAPPARDELLE CON CINGHIALE which is a wild boar and pasta dish and was excellent! My wife and daughter tried the CANNELLONI and GNOCCHI and both of them lover their...More

Thank Jkittle
Reviewed August 6, 2018

This Osteria is off the beaten path located in the Waikoloa Village Shopping complex about 5 miles up the hill from the beach resorts. Chef Babian, a former executive chef from Four Seasons Hualalai, has concerted a delicious and authentic Italian dining experience. The locally...More

1  Thank Rodger M
Reviewed August 6, 2018

Went here after reading Trip Advisor reviews. My husband and I both had pasta. It was okay, but nothing special. No salad or bread included. A little pricey for what you got.

Thank luvvacation58
Reviewed August 4, 2018 via mobile

Lemon panna cotta is as good as you’ll find anywhere. Overall meal was great. Service was top rate and came with a charming smile. Thanks Mahli!

Thank Erik M
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Response from James B | Property representative |
Yes just no tank tops for gentleman
November 4, 2015|
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Response from James B | Property representative |
Thanks Ben. Great point. We agree. The web sight is designed and controlled by tripadvisor. We load our info into a form and thats how its displayed. I will forward suggestion to trip advisor through my management page... More
June 8, 2015|
Response from PueosManagement | Property representative |
Aloha, We offer both an early owl and late night special. From 5p-6p daily, we have an "Eight for Eight" special which consist of eight dishes for $8 each. The dishes are: Mozzarella Fritti, Waimea Kale Salad, Crudo "raw... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Reservations, Full Bar, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Bar scene, Romantic, Special occasions, Large groups, Kids, Families with children
Open Hours
5:00 PM - 1:00 AM
5:00 PM - 1:00 AM
5:00 PM - 1:00 AM
5:00 PM - 1:00 AM
5:00 PM - 1:00 AM
5:00 PM - 2:00 AM
5:00 PM - 2:00 AM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Waikoloa Highlands Shopping Center, 68-1845 Waikoloa Rd Ste 107, Waikoloa, Island of Hawaii, HI 96738
  • Location: United States  >  Hawaii (HI)  >  Island of Hawaii  >  Kohala Coast  >  Waikoloa
  • Phone Number: +1 808-339-7566
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