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Paolo's Bistro

15-2951 Old Government Road, Pahoa, Island of Hawaii, HI 96778
+1 808-965-7033
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  • Excellent73%
  • Very good20%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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15-2951 Old Government Road, Pahoa, Island of Hawaii, HI 96778
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Reviewed 5 days ago

My party of three enjoyed our meal at Paolo's as the ambience and food was superior. What needs help is the addition of a buser/server as the poor single server was fine but literally running to get orders--not exactly a way to destress and linger...More

Thank Karen H
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Stepped in, as we'd passed a few times. Whilst it felt like being in someone's living room, it was a great experience. No alcohol there, but they were fine with BYO, and the market was just up the road. The food was superb. Everyone had...More

Thank Lyndsay F
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Pahoa main street looks like a street in a wild west little town. In THE middle of it between Some noisy fastfood places you Will find Paolo. A big change from all THE others. Romantic and cosy. The Italian Food is good though the price...More

Thank Wereldreiziger1954
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Wonderful Italian food in downtown Pahoa. Paolo's is on main street in Pahoa in a cozy, antiquated wooden building (as are most buildings in downtown Pahoa). I had the rack of lamb and it was awesome ... especially the sauce. His homemade black pasta with...More

Thank Tim D
Reviewed 16 June 2017 via mobile

Our meal was extraordinary! Chef Paolo fuses Italian flavors with local Hawaiian fish beautifully. Then there is his homemade pasta, Ahi salad perfectly accented with olive oil, tiramisu as light as a feather. This restaurant, in funky Pahoa village deserves your patronage, despite the local...More

Thank Carolyn J
Reviewed 25 May 2017

Paolo's is best in Pahoa, delicious fresh food, very clean and friendly owners. So happy we found this little restaurant close to our happy home.

Thank Dana B
Reviewed 26 April 2017 via mobile

Paolo's Bistro is a hidden gem in this funky town. The chef runs a one man kitchen and intimate seating area for only 20 guest. All the pasta is homemade and the seafood is right off the boats. Menu changes daily depending on what is...More

Thank Frank H
Reviewed 22 April 2017

Paolo's is definitely the restaurant in Pahoa to have a good Italian meal. BYOB, corkage fee reasonable, food very good, Paola, as always an eccentric character. Always enjoyable

Thank Miriahm D
Reviewed 15 March 2017 via mobile

Paolos bistro rescued our recent stay in Puna district. You have to know that Puna district is nothing for foodies. It is even difficult to buy decent food and I do not refer to supermarkets here. We went from market to market, even tried to...More

Thank edmund s
Reviewed 24 February 2017 via mobile

I know everyone raves about this place but when you screw up, you take your lumps. I suppose the food was good but when you wait 1.5 hours for Baked Rigatoni and Chicken Marcella, taste become immaterial. We had reservations but found only 2 tables...More

Thank davekathyb
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Amelia H
17 March 2017|
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Response from marksavoid | Reviewed this property |
He has a facebook page, but I'm not allowed to post a link here. And mail can be sent to his P.O. Box 1272, Pahoa, HI 96778
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Restaurant Details

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Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff
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Child-friendly, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
17:30 - 21:00
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Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 15-2951 Old Government Road, Pahoa, Island of Hawaii, HI 96778
  • Location: United States  >  Hawaii (HI)  >  Island of Hawaii  >  Pahoa
  • Phone Number: +1 808-965-7033
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