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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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West Yorkshire
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285 reviews
90 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 133 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 February 2014

As others have said, Cafe Concerto is small but it is cosy and the food is delicious. Doesn't serve alcohol so bring your own. The menu is limited but the portions are ample, the service is pleasant. Unfortunately, I was still full from a delicious meal at Hawaiian Style Cafe but brought the left overs home for later. There doesn't... More 

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Thank Susie M
Orlando
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58 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 February 2014 via mobile

The restaurant is small and cozy. There are limited options on the menu. Service is slow. Food is just okay and lacked any wow factor. Also, the restaurant is very skimpy on the bread!

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Thank LaKrystal W
New Jersey
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24 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 August 2013

Cafe Concerto was able to accommodate our extended family group of 19. We did not know what to expect and picked it based on reviews in yelp and trip advisor. The ambience was cozy, comfortable small café feel. Service was efficient and courteous. The food was delicious. Fresh ingredients – basil - pesto, ragu sauce, homemade raviolis – comparable to... More 

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Hawai
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38 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 May 2013

I have eaten here several times over the last couple years and always come away disappointed. It's not bad, it's just lacking, especially the food, any zing! The wait help are very nice, it's a good place to sit around and talk over dinner, it's nicely decorated, but the food could use some pizzazz. I recently had chicken there and... More 

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Dallas
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55 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 March 2013

The garden like room with two small bistro tables on the Hilo sidewalk and the friendly waitress led me to think I had found a fabulous hole-in-the-wall dining spot in Hilo, Hawaii, Unfortunately our table of 4 left extremely disappointed. The Chicken Potacchio was a special - tasteless red sauce on angel hair pasta barely warm. The pre-cooked chicken breast... More 

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Thank RussianRiverWineGuy
Halifax, Canada
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65 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 March 2013

My husband and I chose an evening at Cafe Concerto to celebrate our 8th anniversary and we weren't disappointed. We made reservations for 7pm and were given a cute little table for two in the outdoor patio section of the restaurant. That is, once we found the place. Look for the greenery and street numbers on either side because, from... More 

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Juneau, Alaska
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9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 February 2013

This place is BYOB, you need to know this first thing so you don't forget to bring your own bottle of Red. We ate out 2-3 times a day for over a week on this side of the island (Hilo) and this was by far our best meal. It wasn't even close. That's it; that's all I'm going to say.

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Thank SnowySaint
Pahoa, Hawaii
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49 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 January 2013

Terrific authentic Italian food where you might not expect it. The chef/owner makes some specialties you won't find elsewhere in Hilo. Comfy casual atmosphere and friendly waitstaff. Highly recommended.

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Thank bobreda
Hawaii
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9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 January 2013 via mobile

seats are limited. If you are a big eater I suggest you look somewhere else or order a salad also. small menu, only a couple of dishes with meat. I ordered the caprese salad, maybe like 5 or 6 tomato slices with fresh mozzarella with salad. dressing was good. This is a full salad. Comes with 2 pieces of bread... More 

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Pahoa
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19 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 January 2013

If you are coming to this restaurant I highly recommend the gorgonzola ravioli. Chicken with angel hair not so good. Salad needed better dressing. Very good prices. I would return but would probably only order the ravioli. Probably would not venture to other menu items. Cute little place.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
USD 5 - USD 10
Cuisine
Italian
Meals
Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
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?