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“Amazing food and service!”
Review of Pueo's Osteria

Pueo's Osteria
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Ranked #2 of 69 Restaurants in Waikoloa
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Italian
Dining options: Late Night, Breakfast, Dinner, Reservations
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Dining options: Late Night, Breakfast, Dinner, Reservations
Reviewed November 9, 2017 via mobile

We had a fabulous dinner and our server, Mahie probably one of the best we’ve ever had in 30 years of marriage and many dinners out. The Kale salad was perfect and my husband felt the same with his Caesar. We shared the mushroom pizza - soo good and finished off with a perfect affogato. We are here 4 more nights in Hawaii and will be headed back -probably more then once. Can’t wait to have some pasta and hubbie wants the short ribs. Mahie and the other staff were lovely and so friendly. Bravo Pueo’s!

Thank Lynnblair
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Reviewed November 6, 2017 via mobile

We had the pleasure of dinner at Pueo’s with our two island resident Italians! Drove up from Kona to an authentic, delicious meal that went from appetizers to dessert! Personally I loved the calamari, the Kona shrimp, the eggplant parmigiana, the ... well, choose for yourself, everything was great! (Except the idea of paying for the endless bread basket which we passed on.). Bottom line. Worth the drive!

Thank Armin W
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Reviewed October 29, 2017 via mobile

Matt was our server and he was fantastic! We had a pizza and pasta (gnocchi) and both were absolutely delicious! It was one of the best Italian restaurants I have been to. The service was as good as the food and we would highly recommend eating at this restaurant!

Thank Departure738047
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Reviewed October 29, 2017 via mobile

After some trouble finding the restaurant (road signage isn't great in Hawaii!) we made it to this warm and welcoming restaurant. We were surprised it was so busy -- we had reservations and so should you! -- but by the end of the evening we understood why so many patrons were return customers. My husband had Veal Parmesan. It's not on the menu but they'll make it for you and it is delicious. I had the Eggplant Parmesan which was also very good without the soupiness that happens when it's pre-made. The chocolate hazelnut torte was creamy and very rich. They also serve a homemade Limoncello which was amazing -- ice cold, not overly sweet and without the harshness that some Limomcello can have. But besides all the above, what made the evening so special was the wonderful service from Courtney. She let my husband try a couple of wines until he found one he liked (he's very particular about his wine) and she made sure everything was just the way we liked it. We will be sure to go back to Pueo's Osteria next time we're on the Big Island!

Thank Leslie B
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Reviewed October 28, 2017

Pueo's was recommended to us by some friends who had stayed in Kohala as a nice "off-resort" restaurant with great Italian food. My wife and I went on a date during our six-day vacation, on Sunday night, and liked it so much, we went back again the next night with friends. We rarely do that on vacation, especially in an area where there are so many good restaurants to choose from, but Pueo's stood out as a great combination of comfort food, fresh local ingredients, and Italian flavors. The service was casual, kind and efficient, and the overall vibe was relaxed and unpretentious. The friendly waitstaff makes the evening perfect. The cocktails were great, and there is even a decent wine list.

I never realized what a perfect combination could be created from local Hawaiian ingredients and Sicicilian/Italian cooking! Great gnocchi, cannelloni, crudo, carpaccio, mushroom trefoil, chicken Milanese, and veal.

Highly recommended, as a nice respite from the mega-resorts.

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Thank David G
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