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Cafe il Mondo

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45-3580 Mamane St, Honokaa, Island of Hawaii, HI 96727-6973
+1 808-775-7711
Mon - Sat 11:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 20:00
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Waikoloa, Hawaii
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46 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My first time here . Heard from some friends how great the food and ambience was for a glamorous place in a sleepy town like Honokaa. It's only about a year opened, but I was delightfully surprised at how nice the whole restaurant looked. Like a lot of time and cash was spent on getting the ambience just perfect for... More 

Thank henry w
Portland, Oregon
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76 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We stopped for lunch after seeing the beautiful Waipio Valley, and what a nice surprise! The pizzas were delicious with thin crusts and fresh tomatoes combined with whatever else you chose for toppings..The staff are very friendly, and the building and interior outstanding...will definitely head back for dinner some night...

Thank Mary M
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Had the grilled salmon and salad with really nice vinaigrette and homemade garlic foccaccia. Wife had lasagna and really liked it too! Great service, very friendly and fun. Best choice on this road

Thank Oli H
Lafayette, California
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10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The food and service was very good. I had the lasagne. Portion size was perfect and the price was reasonable. We enjoyed the live entertainment.

Thank Patricia E
Honokaa, Hawaii
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18 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Il Mondo has moved from the local pizza place, to a rather elegant interior, now complete with a long bar, excellent espresso , and Sergio's guitar music on Friday and Saturday nights The pizzas are still very good, the menu expanded and tasty.

Thank skandiacottage
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106 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Our wood fired pizza was delicious. The place is so nice, a real surprise in the area. It was a nice place to stop before the Waipio Valley. Service was quite friendly!

Thank Kimraem
Pahoa, Hawaii
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231 reviews
126 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 104 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Cafe il Mondo lives up to its name: it is exceptional. Just sitting down at the table lets one feel welcome and taken care of. The menu offers Mediterranean cuisine and is freshly prepared. Our party of four came fairly late in the lunch hour and we were still served with exceptional care. The Honokaa Pizza is delicious as was... More 

Thank Gabriele S
London, United Kingdom
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78 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

This place is remarkably stylish for this slightly run-down town. The food was mostly excellent though there was almost no garlic in the garlic bread (a common fault in Hawaii we found). There was a great atmosphere and the music was terrific featuring a 71 year old lady saxophonist. But like most placesround here it closes too early for European... More 

Thank Oliverjulian
Keaau, Hawaii
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57 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 February 2017

It used to be hard to find fine dining outside of Kona (even then it was iffy), but, here in tiny Honokaa we discovered a restaurant worthy of any large metropolitan city! From the unexpected, beautiful decor to the varied menu, Cafe il Mondo hit the jackpot! I am a fan of Neopolitan style, thin crust, Margarita pizza (what they... More 

Thank keaaugirl
Honokaa, Hawaii
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15 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 February 2017

I might be biased, but I've been eating here and at their old location for a few years, and I love it. Their old restaurant was just a small hole in the wall, but had character, but their new restaurant is GORGEOUS! Every week I used to get the Sergio's pizza with pesto sauce and sausage and started out with... More 

Thank Nachrgrl

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Italian, Pizza, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Reservations
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
11:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 20:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 45-3580 Mamane St, Honokaa, Island of Hawaii, HI 96727-6973
  • Location: United States  >  Hawaii (HI)  >  Island of Hawaii  >  Honokaa
  • Phone Number: +1 808-775-7711

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?