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“Chill @ this grill”

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: Families with children, Scenic view, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Romantic
Dining options: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, 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 September 19, 2009

Best food in the area.
Best service.
Best winelust.
Best air conditioning!
Try the crabcake salad.
Visit the other location in kawaihai.
Wonderful people too.

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Thank NOHUHU
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Reviewed August 24, 2009

Great place for lunch! They serve sandwiches, salads, pizzas, and more. Food is delicious, atmosphere is bright and cheerful, staff is friendly, and prices aren't bad considering the quality of the food. I always eat here when visiting Hilo. You can't go wrong with anything on the menu. If you are looking for a place to stop for lunch in Hilo, this is definitely your best bet! Never had dinner here, but i'm sure it would be good too.

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Reviewed August 21, 2009

Cafe Pesto is in downtown Hilo, and it's got a few things going for it right off the bat: it's air-conditioned and doesn't smell musty, unlike most restaurants in that area. It has free wi-fi, which I'm finding to be a huge bonus when I travel. That way I can spend my money in the local community rather than buying another cup of Starbucks (not that there's anything WRONG with that!). I've only popped in for dessert, but the root beer float was huge and delicious, the service is always cheerful and prompt, I feel comfortable staying a while to surf. I haven't had the chance to have a meal here yet, but the food I see at other tables looks great, nicely presented and fresh.

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1  Thank SheGoesAway
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Reviewed August 15, 2009

We loved everything about Cafe Pesto. Food was great. Service was wonderful. Clearly one of the best places to eat in Hilo.

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Reviewed August 14, 2009

3 of us dinned there and everyone was happy with his/her food!

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