Cafe Pesto

Cafe Pesto

Seafood Restaurant$$$$
Hilo
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  • Ranked #3 for seafood restaurants in Hilo
  • Jessica M.
    "Smoked Salmon Alfredo is AMAZING!"(4 Tips)
    Karyn M.
    "Mai Tai with lilikoi is great."(3 Tips)
    Justin V.
    "The coconut calamari is awesome."(3 Tips)
    Sylvia Cook Photography
    "Order the shrimp nachos and the crab quesidillads..."(2 Tips)
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  • Niki Katherine H.
    Niki Katherine HolmesNovember 27, 2014
    Salmon alfredo is very good! Just know that is comes with very salted smoked salmon that you need to stir into the (unsalted) pasta. Truffle mashed potatoes and gorgonzola rosemary focaccia also A+!
  • Shirley Mina Y.
    Shirley Mina YamauchiSeptember 1, 2012
    11/9/12 Fri Cafe Pesto, feel free to join us, Pahoa Class of 1992, 5:15pm, 20th class reunion! Everyone is responsible for their own bill. Also posted on classmates.com and Yelp.com Hilo Talk thread
  • Clif C.
    Clif CameronNovember 18, 2016
    Good service. Food / fish fresh. Well seasoned. Service excellent. Actually best meal since we have been here. Live music not too loud and enjoyed. Two with wine standard hundred dollars. Worth it.
  • Suzi
    SuziMay 22, 2013
    Incredibly fresh and delicious local ingredients. Pizzas and salad are good, as is the bananas foster.
  • Jessica M.
    Jessica MarieApril 20, 2014
    Smoked Salmon Alfredo is AMAZING! They also serve bread with a delicious pesto butter:)
  • rebecca M.
    rebecca MiaAugust 17, 2011
    The coconut calamari is delicious, however the chicken stir fry is very dry. Shrimp nachos have a very bitter taste. Lemonade w/honey & lemongrass is good.
  • Karen C.
    Karen CrouchMarch 15, 2012
    Try the Luau pizza. Hand tossed crust, Kalua pig, Maui onion and local pineapple.
  • Kaili L.
    Kaili LambeDecember 22, 2012
    Sub the rosemary gorgonzola sauce on your pizza. Delicious!
  • Carol A.
    Carol AsherJanuary 25, 2016
    I'm gluten free so the simple green salad was the only thing available to me according to the server. I probably will never go again.
  • Karyn M.
    Karyn MMay 10, 2013
    Mai Tai with lilikoi is great. Adds a little extra sweet to the cocktail.
  • Katie S.
    Katie SowderFebruary 22, 2012
    Menu says to ask about cheeseless options for pizza. Answer: there are none. All sauces have cheese.
  • Justin V.
    Justin VsMay 9, 2015
    The coconut calamari is awesome. Def a must have
  • Mike K.
    Mike KoutzJanuary 28, 2013
    You must have the coconut calamari. It is amazing!
  • Sylvia Cook Photography
    Order the shrimp nachos and the crab quesidillads...both are fantastic!
  • Aaron L.
    Aaron LandryApril 1, 2011
    The Wi-Fi is solid. Password as of early 2011 is "pizzaluau". Otherwise, ask your server.
  • K H.
    K HuestisMay 27, 2012
    Authentic Pizza, subtle, complex flavors. Recommend Highly the house specialty.
  • Ivotik
    IvotikJanuary 9, 2013
    Great food!!! Ask for the calamari w/ coconut
  • Nichol N.
    Nichol NishiyamaNovember 1, 2013
    Been here 25+ times
    Kids meals comes with either ice cream or a cookie at then end...
  • Susan M B.
    Susan M BakerSeptember 23, 2013
    the smoked salmon pizette is to die for!
  • Brian D.
    Brian DuncanFebruary 8, 2015
    Nice little family place. Pleasant staff.
  • Jen D.
    Jen DiTurnoFebruary 6, 2012
    You must order the lemonade! Divine!
  • celinho
    celinhoJanuary 10, 2012
    today's wifi password: pizzette (no idea how often they change it, but hope this helps)
  • Robert B.
    Robert BelnapAugust 2, 2011
    Fantastic Italian food. Gotta try the organic salads! Read more
  • Everet C.
    Everet ChenevertApril 5, 2014
    Gluten free options. Very accommodating staff.
  • Aimee F.
    Aimee FMay 18, 2013
    The poi poundah drink is too strong!
  • Monica V.
    Monica VMarch 30, 2010
    Coconut crusted calamari really good. Crab quesadillas good, but it's more of a pizza.
  • Bryan C.
    Bryan ClarkJuly 19, 2013
    The southwestern pizza was bomb.
  • Tugra G.
    Tugra GöndenNovember 6, 2015
    Decent Italian in case you're tired of seafood
  • Raenelle D.
    Raenelle DehmerApril 6, 2015
    Salmon Alfredo, Creme Brulee & Lilikoi Iced Tea
  • Steffanie S.
    Steffanie SobitzNovember 8, 2010
    The beef special is to die for...worth the money!
  • Laura C.
    Laura CaseyApril 16, 2011
    Love their menu & atmosphere!
  • Marie F.
    Marie FelixMay 26, 2012
    They have WiFi. Need to ask for the code.
  • Yaroslav U.
    Yaroslav UrzhumovMarch 11, 2016
    Pizza, salads, calamari
  • D.F.W.M
    D.F.W.MSeptember 20, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    Love this place! A+++!!
  • Nicole L.
    Nicole LisaMay 29, 2014
    Service gone wrong! Both our table and another table where they were trying to charge us for twice the amount than what we ordered. Food was good though.
  • Markus K.
    Markus KrebsMay 30, 2010
    Pesto Garlic Shrimp Linguini are tasty!
  • Kathleen L.
    Kathleen LabrieAugust 28, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    Lilikoi cheesecake. So good!
  • Jessica M.
    Jessica MarieApril 20, 2014
    Smoked Salmon Alfredo
  • Ed M.
    Ed MoritaNovember 3, 2011
    Pizzas are good but everything else is ridiculously over priced!
  • Michael Y.
    Michael YueMay 14, 2013
    Internet wifi is available
  • Chris T.
    Chris ThornberrySeptember 18, 2011
    They have the BEST pizzas!
  • Ed M.
    Ed MoritaNovember 3, 2011
    Pizzas are good but everything else is ridiculously over priced.
  • Melissa O.
    Melissa OverlieFebruary 20, 2012
    Got bad service waiter never greeted us showed up to get the order and never saw him again.
  • Monica V.
    Monica VMarch 31, 2010
    Very friendly staff. Need a key for the bathroom.
  • Andrea M.
    Andrea MenandroAugust 22, 2011
    Very poor service, We tried to go for dinner on sunday at 8.30 and they rejected us... Stay away from this place
  • Irene
    IreneNovember 28, 2011
    Overpriced and underwhelming
  • Sarianne C.
    Pas pire, bonne soupe.
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