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Cafe Pesto Hilo Bay

308 Kamehameha Avenue, Hilo, Island of Hawaii, HI 96720-2960
+1 808-969-6640
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  • Excellent47%
  • Very good39%
  • Average11%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“pizza” (436 reviews)
“salad” (193 reviews)
“seafood risotto” (21 reviews)
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Pizza, Fusion, Healthy, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
308 Kamehameha Avenue, Hilo, Island of Hawaii, HI 96720-2960
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Reviewed 3 days ago

We recently had lunch at the Café Pesto in Hilo, the first time at this location, though we'd been to the Kawaihae location many times. It was rather late for lunch, but still a very busy spot on Sunday afternoon. The dining room is rustic...More

Thank Kartgv
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Stopped in Hilo for lunch and saw this place on line. Convenient and parking close by. Near shops and galleries. Near the harbor area. Menu has a good selection and prices not out of sight. Burgers are really good and items are fresh. Promote local...More

Thank Dave A
Reviewed 1 week ago

Cafe Pesto in Hilo is a large - very happening restaurant that you don't want to miss. They serve wonderful Italian food - the service is outstanding and the prices are reasonable. We were blown away as we just didn't expect to find really good...More

Thank Howard T
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Our Norwegian Cruise Ship pulled into the Port of Hilo this morning so we walked the 2 - 3 miles into the city and needed a place to chill and eat. We happened across the Cafe Pesto at Hilo Bay and experienced great food and...More

1  Thank VictoryVisionTim
Reviewed 1 week ago

We had lunch here on the recommendation of an employee of Blue Hawaii Helicopter. She got it right. Late afternoon so not busy and we sat by the window. Really enjoyed the service, food, and relaxed time to just look out the windows and discuss...More

Thank Larry W
Reviewed 1 week ago

We ate there a few days ago and were pleasantly surprise at the quality of food served. the Drinks were great and that goat cheese pizza was just creamy yumminess. I had the shrimp and scallops which were outstanding and hubby had the mango chicken...More

1  Thank Shelley J
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

After hearing about Cafe Pesto for a number of years, we finally had the opportunity to dine there. We met our attorney friend at the Hilo location and the restaurant was far better than we expected! The Coconut Crusted Calamari was one of the best...More

Thank Sandy W
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Visited with 9 of us. All the food was good, pizza the best option, very well priced! Great service. Would go back

Thank Ashley C
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My wife and I were satisfied with our lunch. Very busy place. The wait staff were efficient and friendly. Food was good. (She had cheese pizza and I had beef stir fry) Lots of variety on their menu.

Thank pat m
Reviewed 1 week ago

We were in Hilo on Saturday for the Hilo Farmer’s Market and we got pretty hungry after shopping around. This place hit the spot! We had a burger and a calzone and they were both great. The burger was cooked perfectly medium rare, and the...More

Thank Erik T
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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
USD 11 - USD 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
Local cuisine, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Child-friendly
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 Avenue, 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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