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“Good food in Hilo”

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: Families with children, Scenic view, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Romantic
Dining options: Breakfast, Dinner, Late Night, Lunch, 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 March 19, 2014

Hilo is a bit of an industrial town rather than a tourist town in Hawaii, so it does not have a lot of Fancy restaurants. Cafe Pesto is probably one of the best in the area for dinner. It does a good job of incorporating seafood into Italian dishes. I had a seafood over risotto which was delicious, but the best item was actually the appetizers. It was a tortilla chip with a shrimp and sauce baked onto it. Doesn't sound like much but it was delicious.
As a side note the views out the front of the restaurant are great you can watch the waves break over the sea wall.

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Reviewed March 15, 2014

The food is consistently good, the wait staff attentive and the ambience of the building great. We found this restaurant on our first morning in Hilo and very quickly it became our regular go to eatery.

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Reviewed March 12, 2014

wow good service great food they were always busy get their early and service is really great from the pizza to the pastas

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Reviewed March 11, 2014 via mobile

This was a great place for lunch. Started with a fabulous purple sweet potato soup. The ahi sandwich was great & was served with delicious purple potato salad. Would definitely return if in Hilo again.

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Reviewed March 11, 2014

Hilo it is an old town, and there are few places where you can get a very nice meal, this is one of them. Menu (if you like italian) is great and affordable and extensive. I am sure you will find it satisfactory.
Service was good and yes, I suggest you make a reservation for dinner.

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