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“Not so good”

Cafe Pesto Hilo Bay
Ranked #6 of 252 Restaurants in Hilo
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $11 - $25
Cuisines: International
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Restaurant details
Good for: Romantic, Scenic view, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Families with children
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Breakfast, Late Night, Reservations, Takeout
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Cross street: Mamo Street
Transit: Bus stop across street.
Description: 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.
Reviewed October 28, 2012

We were not thrilled with the restaurant. Being northern Italian and from NY the risotto was not prepared properly. It also lacked saffron. The pizza, while done in the wood oven, had jared sauce and a crust not up to par. The service and atmosphere were great.

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Reviewed October 26, 2012

Good food, pizza, salads, sandwiches plate lunches, good iced tea, have not been there for dinner, friendly service.

Thank Victoria O
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Reviewed October 26, 2012

Stopped by without any research based on street appeal and weren't disappointed. Cafe looks like an older store front from the street and has a comfortable, relaxed feel. Hostess was very accommodating, service was quick and the menu provided many choices. My wife is gluten intolerant and the waitress made a couple of checks with the chef to work through options that weren't on the gluten free menu. We liked the restaurant so much that we also visited their other location on the west coast of the island. In short.....food was awesome, prices were reasonable and service was first rate. We'll definitely be back.

Thank Dan B
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Reviewed October 26, 2012

Great, eclectic selection of food. Wonderful architecture with high ceilings and ceiling fans. Great service also! This place was recommended to us by a nice guy we met - he was tapping at the brewery in town (good beer tasting!) and is also a local food critic/writer. He was spot-on with his description and recommendation - we had a wonderful meal.

Thank Sand-yNye
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Reviewed October 23, 2012

FOOD: I love the flavour of my Turkey Sandwich
DRINKS: Pino Grigio. Served Espresso and regular Coffee as well.
STAFF: Friendly & efficient
AMBIENCE: Suit to HILO
Highly recommended.

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Thank Steve R
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