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Cafe Pesto Hilo Bay

308 Kamehameha Ave, Hilo, Island of Hawaii, HI 96720-2960
+1 808-969-6640
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  • Excellent48%
  • Very good38%
  • Average11%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“pizza” (458 reviews)
“salad” (200 reviews)
“seafood risotto” (23 reviews)
Open Now
10:30 AM - 9:00 PMAll hours
Pizza, Fusion, Healthy, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
308 Kamehameha Ave, Hilo, Island of Hawaii, HI 96720-2960
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Good eats in a historic setting in old town Hilo. View of the bay. I had a salad with chicken. Greens were fresh and chicken spiced just right. Good service. Priced about average for islands.

Thank Thomas L
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Found this great place when walking downtown. We ate here 3 times during our stay. Very nice wait staff, good drink menu, perfect pizza, calzones, shrimp and scallops.... we made some friends and took them there. No more pricey than any other place we ate.

Thank Daleena R
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

For an upmarket, jewel in the downtown Hata Building, this restaurant seems to try hard to please older clientele with bland food. Any Thai restaurant claiming the Thai fish dish that I ordered was a curry would have closed by the next day. My wife...More

Thank 350marvin
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Cafe Pesto - nice italian menu with a variety of salads pizzas, and Italian dishes. Friendly staff and they had a very good musician playing when we were there.

1  Thank Steve J
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Hi, we found this restaurant by asking folks about good restaurants in the area - this one came universally recommended as the best. This was my second visit in the past few years, this time with my son. We started with a salad, and tried...More

Thank soulman2662
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Very busy restaurant. Worth the wait. Had ono catch of day. Very delicious sandwich better than I expected. Professional staff. Varied menu with pizza and some local foods. Would gladly stop by again.

Thank RonPorsche
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Chose Cafe Pesto for having vegan and locally influenced options. Some dishes executed better than others but overall good meal and service. I had the rack of lamb special that was very good, which it should be for $36. Seafood risotto is nicely presented but...More

Thank myinhilo
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Stopping in Hilo for the night during an around-the-island bicycle ride, I needed to reload some of the 10,000 calories I burned that day. For some reason, my brain kept telling me 'PIZZA' so I searched for pizza and the Cafe Pesto was at the...More

Thank plukins2015
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This night none of our group was extremely hungry but all wanted something to eat. We chose Cafe Pesto and were delighted. We each had a cocktail and each was very good. We then decided on pizza and again we were delighted with our choices....More

Thank JAB43
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Good pizza place that also does pasta and other italian style mains. Reasonable prices and has gluten free options - although no gluten free pizza. Suggest you make a booking as it seems to be busy

Thank Andrew P
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Questions & Answers
Maresa P
2 February 2017|
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Response from cphilo | Property representative |
Hi Maresa, I have you down for 3 people at 6:30, can you please send us a contact number? Aloha, Casey
Maresa P
18 January 2017|
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Response from cphilo | Property representative |
We hope to have our Valentine's Day Menu and will have it posted on Facebook hopefully soon. Mahalo
Alan C
26 June 2016|
Response from Lynn T | Reviewed this property |
Hi there Alan, there are two locations with slightly varied menues. The one in the Hilo area has more selections, and accommodates families and intimate dinning. The northern location is surrounded by many art studios... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$11 - US$25
Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Takeout, Reservations
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Groups
Open Hours
10:30 AM - 9:00 PM
10:30 AM - 9:00 PM
10:30 AM - 9:00 PM
10:30 AM - 9:00 PM
10:30 AM - 9:00 PM
10:30 AM - 10:00 PM
10:30 AM - 10:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 308 Kamehameha Ave, Hilo, Island of Hawaii, HI 96720-2960
    (Mamo Street)
  • Public Transportation: Bus stop across street.
  • Location: United States  >  Hawaii (HI)  >  Island of Hawaii  >  Hilo
  • Phone Number: +1 808-969-6640
  • E-mail
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.
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