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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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  • Excellent47%
  • Very good39%
  • Average11%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“pizza” (461 reviews)
“salad” (203 reviews)
“seafood risotto” (23 reviews)
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Pizza, Fusion, Healthy, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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308 Kamehameha Ave, Hilo, Island of Hawaii, HI 96720-2960
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

We stopped for a quick lunch, what a pleasant surprise. Dress is casual. Service was very friendly. We had burgers and a salad. Veggies are local farm fresh, local beef, and made to order! And the fries are fabulous. My husband had local beer and...More

Thank Jerrie C
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

We have visited this restaurant several times over the years and it is never a disappointment! I ordered a burger that came with a creamy pesto sauce and haystack onions... Yum! The fries were seasoned perfectly. The service is always good here and parking is...More

Thank ddolsons
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Great meal in a funky local place. They were able to accommodate my spouse’s vegan habits as well as provide me with a tasty dish. food and service were great!

Thank Lesli J
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Two couples out for dinner. Dress is fairly casual, menu has plenty of variety. Had fish, chicken, pizza for supper, a couple of mixed drinks and beers, and desserts to finish. Excellent food, excellent service, excellent live entertainment. Great atmosphere. Highly recommended.

1  Thank Dolliepants
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This by far has been the best food yet on our 7th day of our 10 day adventure. The service was prompt and dialed in. The prices were well matched to the quality of food and service, and most importantly the food rocked!! The root...More

Thank Erik B
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My wife and I had dinner for pizza on a Sunday night. The food and the service were excellent. There was also live music.

Thank Roman_Austria
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A pleasant and reasonably price place for lunch. Near the open market so you can peruse fruit and other offering before stopping here for lunch. Save room for dessert as they have some interesting local offerings.

Thank David T
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We went to Cafe Pesto Hilo Bay on the advice of some local friends. Loved the salad, loved the bread, the pizza was good, the lilikoi cheesecake was o.k. Service was friendly and fast even though the restaurant was full. Some of the dinner items...More

Thank molokaimama
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I tried the poke, first time I'd even heard of it, despite having been to HI several times, and it was wonderful. Beautifully presented. Delicious.

Thank Margaret H
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stumbled upon this restaurant while looking for another - our luck. This place serves food that regular folks and foodies can enjoy. Somewhat pricey, but it is consistent with the quality. Our servers were attentive and concerned about our experience. There is a beautiful...More

Thank tennistrip
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Questions & Answers
Maresa P
1 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, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
Open Hours
10:30 - 21:00
10:30 - 21:00
10:30 - 21:00
10:30 - 21:00
10:30 - 21:00
10:30 - 22:00
10:30 - 22:00
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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