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“both cafe pestos are great”

Cafe Pesto Hilo Bay
Ranked #6 of 250 Restaurants in Hilo
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $11 - $25
Cuisines: International
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Good for: Special occasions, Scenic view, Families with children, Local cuisine, Romantic
Dining options: Late Night, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, 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 April 15, 2014

food and service are great at both café pestos, the other being on the west side of the island of Hawaii. While they are both known for their pizza their other entrees are excellent too. Fair value too. Desserts are heavenly

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Reviewed April 15, 2014

have eaten here often but a first for the seafood risotto. each item [lobster tail, scallop, shrimp, wahoo-called ono locally] was perfectly cooked and very tasty, this is a market price item; today's cost was $36.
service, as always, was efficient and attentive. went for dinner at 500p and the restaurant was one-third filled. by the time i left at 645p, every table was taken and people were waiting; make reservations!
a plus is availability and ease of parking. i have never had a bad meal here, whether it be a sandwich, salad or entree. the only thing i haven't ordered is pizza; something else always looks better!

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Reviewed April 15, 2014

We had the Luau Pizza, it was very tasty and the ingredients were good quality. I love that it's downtown Hilo right next to the Farmers Market. We enjoyed our lunch here and the menu had a good variety of food choices. I definitely recommend.

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Thank nolefanlisa
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Reviewed April 13, 2014 via mobile

We found Cafe Pesto on trip adviser and went for dinner. The food was amazing! Loved it. They had a nice band playing and the staff were lovely. Good location in downtown Hilo. We though the prices were reasonable. ♥♡

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Thank Jackie K
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Reviewed April 10, 2014

The pizza is great and you have many other choices. We ate at both Pesto's. One on Kona side and one downtown Hilo. Both are excellent. Best hamburgers, with lots of juice and dripping taste. The service help are nice and friendly. Very helpful ideas about what to see on the island.

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Thank 557Patty
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