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“surprising good”
Review of Mi's Italian Bistro - CLOSED

Mi's Italian Bistro
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $1 - $50
Cuisines: Italian
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Good for: Romantic, Business meetings, Special occasions
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Takeout
Reviewed April 26, 2014

the food is excellent. its in a very small strip mall but the décor is nice . so is the view at sunset. I was very surprised at how good the food was. a nice extra is the wine list also is a surprise -- very positively.. locals obviously know about this place. most folks were local. so make a reservation or sometimes you could be disappointedand may have to wait.

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Thank l1jjc0x
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Reviewed April 22, 2014

The restaurant is small and cozy. The owners are man and wife and very dear. When you walk in the aromas will knock you off your feet! The food is prepared with loving care and is beautifully presented.
Sheer delight to dine there.

Thank Booey G
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Reviewed April 18, 2014

We stopped by this restaurant on the recommendation of a local family. We were slightly disappointed when they weren't open for lunch but we came back for dinner and had a great meal. It is a family run, low-key, quality food place. My husband asked why they are only open for a short period of time and the waitress said, "The owners have a family and they like to spend time with them." And then we felt like complete idiots - and guilty that we don't prioritize our own family enough! So, good food, and good life lessons all in one ;) Enjoy!

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Thank TravelGeekGirl
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Reviewed April 13, 2014

We have dined with pleasure at Mi's many times over the years when visiting the Big Island. This time we took friends, but we were disappointed. The owner-chef was not there...someone else was cooking. (It was uncharacteristically uncrowded, so maybe locals knew something.) The ravioli stuffing tasted very good, but the pasta was doughy. Three in our group tried the "chef's special," a spicy fettucine dish with ono (a Hawaiian white fish). The ono was dry and overcooked although the spicy flavors of the sauce were nice. The fettucine tasted fresh and delicate, unlike the ravioli pasta. There were no compelling desserts on the menu, so we opted to share the Meyer lemon crème brûlée, which was well made. The wine list was good and not overpriced - we tried a California Zinfandel we had not had before that was suggested by the server; it was a good choice. Our server was attentive. We know from experience that Mi's is usually excellent, so we will go again - but we'll call first to find out whether the owner-chef is cooking.

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Thank Gemmasnonna
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Reviewed April 9, 2014

Well worth spending an extra few dollars on a fine Italian meal. Do make reservations because it fills up fast for Dinner.

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Thank Bill77Oregon
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