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Cafe Pesto Hilo Bay
Ranked #5 of 246 Restaurants in Hilo
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $11 - $25
Cuisines: International
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Good for: Romantic, Special occasions, Families with children, Scenic view, Local cuisine
Dining options: Late Night, Dinner, Lunch, Breakfast, 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 February 26, 2014 via mobile

We had a wonderful meal; caprice salad and seafood meal. Mikeal was a great server, he was super professional and friendly. Don't miss.

Thank Jeannine S
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Reviewed February 22, 2014

There were quickly able to accomodate our party of 11 - very hungry with two little ones. Fresh Ahi! I had the Ahi Poke Salad and LOVED it - plus perfect Mai Tai's! My whole family enjoyed and the staff was super friendly and accomodating!

Thank bfears
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Reviewed February 22, 2014

When I got my Hawaiian Surf & Turf, I was rather disappointed to see a tiny, 2 oz steak (if that) with what was supposed to be dungeoness crab. The crab was very small, but tasted great. It was served over pieces of breadfruit with 3 asparagus spears. All this for $29. It would have been a much better rating had the food been a bit more representative of a $30 meal in Hilo. I can understand if we are in Kona or Waikiki, but Hilo? I've had just as good of a meal in smaller towns around Hilo for much cheaper.

The ambience was nice with a local singer/guitarist playing. The restaurant is located just opposite a small art gallery that we perused afterward.

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Thank DarwynK
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Reviewed February 21, 2014 via mobile

Went here with some friends taking a "break" from island food and had an amazing experience! The pizza was a 7/10 overall but it was hot and fresh and the servers killed it, water full! Boom done, simple things make a dinning experience and they did it.

Get the calimari app 10/10 should have just gotten three of those!

Skip the shrimp pasta dish and get the risotto one with the shrimp and lobster

Flower less chocolate torte very good but almost fudge, bananas foster was a bit to sugary but somehow we managed to eat it :)

It was the staff, who was very busy, that made it a 5/5 for me, nice job guys

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Thank Coug8491
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Reviewed February 20, 2014 via mobile

Arrived in Hilo looking for a light lunch and came upon this cafe. Fast and friendly service. Shared olive and pesto bread and both had crab quesadilla. Very tasty.

Thank jonnight
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