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Café Pesto

  • 61-3665 Akoni Pule Hwy. (Hwy. 270) Map It
  • Kawaihae
  • Italian

Published 01/10/2017

Fodor's Review

In the sleepy harbor town of Kawaihae, the original Café Pesto ranks as a hidden find. Gourmet, wood-fired pizzas are topped with eclectic goodies like pork and pineapple, chili-grilled shrimp, shiitake mushrooms, and cilantro crème fraîche. The menu also includes Asian-inspired pastas and risottos, fresh-fish entrées, and an excellent array of salads, including the Volcano Mist, garnished with crisp, local onion rings. Local brews and a full-service bar make this a good place to end the evening, and the lounge-y bar area with sofas and comfy chairs provides a nice place to grab a drink while waiting for a table.

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Kawaihae Harbor Shopping Center, 61-3665 Akoni Pule Hwy. (Hwy. 270), Kawaihae, Hawaii, 96743, USA

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Published 01/10/2017


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