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Big Island Restaurants

Café Pesto

  • 308 Kamehameha Ave. Map It
  • Hilo
  • Italian
  • Fodor's Choice

Updated 01/06/2014

Fodor's Review

Located in a beautiful and historic venue, Café Pesto offers exotic pizzas (with fresh Hamakua mushrooms, artichokes, and rosemary Gorgonzola sauce, for example), Asian-inspired pastas and risottos, fresh seafood, delicious salads, and appetizers you can make a meal of. Products from local farmers feature heavily on the menu—Kulana free-range beef, Kawamata Farms tomatoes, and Kapoho Farms lehua-blossom honey are all made on the island. Local musicians provide entertainment

at dinner Wednesday through Sunday. On the island's west side, another Café Pesto is located above Kawaihae Harbor.

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308 Kamehameha Ave., Hilo, Hawaii, 96720, United States

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Updated 01/06/2014


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Dec 3, 2008

Your best bet in Hilo

Wonderful seafood and great upscale pizzas. Very good value.

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Jun 28, 2008


Perfect for lunch or afternoon cocktails. They make great pizza, salads, Mai Tai and iced tea

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