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Cafe Concerto

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808 Kilauea Ave, Hilo, Island of Hawaii, HI 96720-4215
+1 808-934-0312
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17:30 - 21:00
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Tue - Sat 17:30 - 21:00
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Marysville, California
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34 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I was craving some Italian food and decided to give this place I try. This place is not marked well and not easy to see/find from the road. Parking is in short supply, I had to park quite a ways away. Upon arrival I was asked if I had a reservation, which I did not. There were plenty of open... More 

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Thank Katie S
Perth, Australia
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7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 January 2017 via mobile

We were on our way home from Maunakea and googled a restaurant near us. Cafe Concerto popped up. There is a good selection of pasta dishes and the servings were generous in size. The pasta was cooked perfectly and the toppings were very flavoursome. The staff were very friendly. The free digestive at the end of the meal was delicious.

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Thank Jenine H
Honolulu, Hawaii
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 January 2017 via mobile

Tucked away with limited parking but very good food. Light and fresh! Our favorite is the summer spaghetti caprese style, for dessert, the panna cotta followed by the "digestives".

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pahoa, hawaii
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36 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 October 2016 via mobile

We made a reservation for 5:30 arrived a few minutes early, the gate was unlocked at 5:30. Our table had not been saved but since no one else was there we had our pick of tables. Tried both salads, the insulata and Caprese. Both were okay but the dressing was bland. Each of us ordered different pastas to share. Over... More 

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Hilo, Hawaii
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181 reviews
110 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 82 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 July 2016

Small authentic Italian restaurant, located off the tourist path. Parking a challenge. Nice ambience for the tiny place it is. VERY limited menu. No appetizers, two salads, one green and one caprese with salad greens. About a dozen pasta dishes, all variations of each other, If you like ravioli with gorgonzola sauce, you win. It is great. Trouble was, mine... More 

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Thank HLW648
Texas
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 May 2016 via mobile

The terrible parking should have been a sign to just keep moving. But it was getting late and we were hungry. We snagged one of maybe 9 street parking spots (don't park in the alley lot beside the restaurant, it's for a burger place and apparently they will tow). The inside of the restaurant was small. Since there weren't many... More 

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Incline Village
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11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 April 2016

Went to Cafe Concerto last night. Phoned in a reservation before the event. Spoke with the chef/owner of the business. Mentioned to him that our group (4 people) had never been there before. He made no mention of the fact that there is no booze or vino in the establishment. It was raining hard outside (not his fault), but after... More 

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warrenton, OR
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49 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 February 2016

Very small restaurant run by an Italian chef with penchant for sauces. 4 cheese ravioli was terrific. Portions were not huge, but were adequate. It is a limited menu, as one would expect from a restaurant run by two people. People seem to have an issue with the lack of bread baskets, so if this is an issue for you,... More 

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Thank j w
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 February 2016

We had wonderful dinner tonight. So far the food in Hilo has been so so. This was not the case at this wonderful family owned restaurant. We are going back for our last night tomorrow. Thank you to the staff for a lovely evening.

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Thank 255michelem
San Francisco, California
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61 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 February 2016

Odd title, I know, but when we got to Cafe Concerto the sun was setting and it was very confusing as to where this place was exactly. There was a chain link fence covered in vines and one couple inside telling us to go around to the back! Huh? So we walked around the building thru an unattractive and stoney... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$5 - US$10
Cuisine
Italian
Meals
Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Cheap Eats, Romantic, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Tuesday
17:30 - 21:00
Wednesday
17:30 - 21:00
Thursday
17:30 - 21:00
Friday
17:30 - 21:00
Saturday
17:30 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 808 Kilauea Ave, Hilo, Island of Hawaii, HI 96720-4215
  • Location: United States  >  Hawaii (HI)  >  Island of Hawaii  >  Hilo
  • Phone Number: +1 808-934-0312

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?