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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
11:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 20:00
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Mon - Sat 11:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 20:00
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Pahoa, Hawaii
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235 reviews
127 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 106 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 February 2017

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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82 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 February 2017

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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58 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
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
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
Friday Harbor, Washington
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24 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 January 2017 via mobile

Love their new building and decor The food is wonderful and beautifully presented. Our waitress was sweet and accommodating.

Thank GraphicsGal
Evans, Colorado
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3 reviews
Reviewed 11 January 2017

We stopped in after visiting the Waipio Valley. The food was great and we got to sit outside enjoying the fresh air. They close at 2pm and reopen for dinner. Not knowing this, we arrived at 2:10 and the server still got us a table. Even though we were the last ones there and she was trying to get everything... More 

Thank cssalsbury
Dallas, Texas
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46 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 102 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 January 2017

We were staying about 10 min from Honokaa and decided to stop in for dinner. We ordered their veggie and it was tasty. Great service at the bar. Very friendly staff.

1 Thank LuvY0ga
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Reviewed 4 January 2017 via mobile

The restaurant was decorated for New Year's Eve & it looked great. I was sad I wasn't going to be home to celebrate but they made it very festive. Mt mom is 72 & very picky about her food, wait time & service & she couldn't stop talking about how amazing everything was here. The service us also fabulous. I'll... More 

Thank Jmcswillis
Calgary, Canada
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11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 November 2016

This was our first time visiting this restaurant. We had lunch in this very charming, warm Italian setting. The salmon salad and chicken caihctorie were wonderful and filling. We also ordered cappuccino to finish our lunch and they were one of best we have had, steaming hot. Service was excellent.

Thank RNoonan
Seattle, Washington
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207 reviews
155 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 149 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 November 2016

We had a Calzone (huge!) and a Greek salad. Both were well prepared with good flavor. Service was great, too. Very nice atmosphere. The only issue was that there was construction going on at the entry to the restaurant and it was pretty distracting. Other than that would recommend this place.

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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, Outdoor Seating
Good for
Romantic, Cheap Eats, Kids, Child-friendly
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?