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“Fine Italian out of the way near Kona”
Review of Pueo's Osteria

Pueo's Osteria
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Wed, 2/19
8:00 PM
Ranked #4 of 72 Restaurants in Waikoloa
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Italian
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Breakfast, Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Breakfast, Reservations
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Pueo is in a back corner of a shopping center uphill in Waikoloa Village. What they have saved on rent, they seem to have put into fine food. Everyone else in my party had the Fra Diavolo and marveled at the variety and quantity of the seafood. I had the mushroom pizza with truffle oil. We were all happy and more. The wine list is long and interesting. The room is noisy and full of people; reservations and necessary. Our waiter knew the food and the wine; Service was excellent without being fussy.It may have been the best dinner I've had on the Big Island. We forgot the cannoli we ordered to take with us; they called and had it ready for us to pick up the next morning. Where do you find this attention to fist-time guests?

Date of visit: January 2020
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Thank 697kenj
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Reviewed January 13, 2020 via mobile

Great food not your standard dishes but all exceptional. The wait staff was efficient and helpful with recommendations

Date of visit: January 2020
Thank Jim G
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Reviewed January 4, 2020

My brother and I needed to catch a flight to the mainland after an early dinner. We arrived at 5 and had the pasta bolognese and a beer.

To our delight the food was on the table before 5:25 but more importantly our serve Tia was not only very friendly and accommodating but informed us of a tour bus wreck on the road to the airport. Tia wisely advised ya to take saddle road to the airport to avoid the traffic jam and we made the flight easily.

From the air we saw that traffic was still backed up for miles in each direction. Tia definitely saved us from Missing our flight! Thanks Tia and thanks Pueo’s for an excellent meal!

Date of visit: December 2019
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Reviewed January 2, 2020

Slightly off the beaten tourist path we found this awesome Italian restaurant. Hostess and waitstaff were very attentive and friendly but the real star is the food. The pizza here was some of the best I ever had and i'm from NY. The 4 of us all had different pasta dishes and each was great. Unfortunately was to full for dessert.

Date of visit: December 2019
Thank raincheck10
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Reviewed January 1, 2020

Located in Waikoloa Village, a few miles from the major resorts and well worth the drive.
Excellent Italian cuisine, friendly/helpful staff. Will definitely return when we are visiting the Big island in the vicinity of Waikoloa, Kohala.

Date of visit: December 2019
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Thank jwfromSF
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