Cafe Pesto

Mediterranean Restaurant, Italian Restaurant, and Pizza Place$$$$
Kawaihae
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  • Irina @.
    "The best coconut tart on the island."(4 Tips)
    Lara A.
    "superb (especially the Southwestern)."(2 Tips)
    Irina @.
    "Seafood risotto is amazing!"(4 Tips)
    Chris A.
    "so don't go expecting a view."(2 Tips)
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  • Chris A.
    Chris AllenJuly 10, 2013
    Great place to eat. In a shopping center that overlooks an industrial part of the harbor, so don't go expecting a view. Food is excellent and very well priced. Two thumbs up.
  • Shelby A.
    Shelby AlbrightJuly 10, 2012
    This place is amazing! Everything that My family and I have had there has been awesome! Anything with the pesto is great too!
  • Jonathan G.
    Jonathan GoldnerDecember 7, 2015
    The "Hilo Sunrise" is a delicious tropical Arnold Palmer. Half passion fruit tea and half lemonade. Free refills!
  • Matt T.
    Matt Ta-MinJune 4, 2015
    Really enjoyed the food here. Pizza was good and catch of the day in a pitta sandwich was excellent. 3 & 4 beer samplers were really good.
  • Ryan G.
    Ryan GantzApril 27, 2013
    You're instinct might be to go Hawaiian, but I recommend the delicious Southwestern pizza. Way better than I've had in SoCal or Texas.
  • Lara A.
    Lara A.July 1, 2013
    Everything here is really good- the pizzas are superb (especially the Southwestern). Finish it all off with the coconut tart!
  • KATIE G.
    KATIE GAugust 24, 2014
    Create your own pizza using local veggies. Don't miss the homemade desserts, especially the cookies & cream cheesecake!
  • Kate L.
    Kate LambertDecember 27, 2012
    Make a reservation!! We got there and the restaurant was half empty, but were told that would have an hour wait. By the time we got our take away food, there were still empty tables. Food is great!
  • Irina @.
    Irina @PasadenaViews Real EstateAugust 6, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    Seafood risotto is amazing! Coconut tart lets in your mouth. BLT pizza is unique and tasty!
  • Romain V.
    Romain VezirianOctober 26, 2014
    Warning: the chili shrimp pizza is like crack. You will NOT be able to stop.
  • Stan S.
    Stan SmithApril 9, 2012
    cheesy bread very nice! Even better when a great local couple sends over an order to get dinner started....
  • Karen F.
    Karen Ferrara R(S)September 12, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    Raymond Chardonnay and wild mushroom with artichoke and Rosemary gorgonzola pizza - heaven!
  • Patrick K.
    Patrick KoltsDecember 13, 2011
    Amazing Hawaiian pizza! (add jalapeños). Awesome coconut tart.
  • Maureen M.
    Maureen McLaughlinFebruary 14, 2016
    Don't look out the window for industrial view, but enjoy the wonderful menu.
  • Jay A.
    Jay AgoadoDecember 23, 2011
    The linguini with pesto and chicken apple sausage was amazing!!!
  • Jordan R.
    Jordan RaynorOctober 14, 2013
    Great luau pizza in a side of town with little options for good dinner.
  • Beth H.
    Beth HollandOctober 30, 2012
    The Big Island B.L.T. is ono!! Try it!
    Upvoted Feb 3
  • Irina @.
    Irina @PasadenaViews Real EstateAugust 8, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    The best coconut tart on the island. You have to try it!
  • Sam B.
    Sam BearOctober 28, 2012
    Great beer selection. Try the Hawaiian Sampler!
  • Mattin N.
    Mattin NobliaFebruary 18, 2012
    My fav is the grilled fish of the day salad. Filling & So healthy!!
  • Michelle D.
    Michelle D.December 19, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    Any pizza here is good pizza.
  • Geoffrey P.
    Geoffrey PlaugerJune 15, 2011
    Lilikoi Margaritas are my favorite thing on this island.
  • Michelle D.
    Michelle D.August 25, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    Anything here is good. Promise.
  • Michelle D.
    Michelle D.May 26, 2015
    Been here 5+ times
    Blue Caesar is awesome.
  • Tricia R.
    Tricia R.October 29, 2012
    Salmon Pizette is awesome.
  • Jacob G.
    Jacob GabrielsonFebruary 23, 2013
    Good for kids; ask for crayons
  • Mike L.
    Mike LloydNovember 7, 2010
    Been here 5+ times
    The pizza here is great.
  • Karen F.
    Karen Ferrara R(S)September 12, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    Raymond Chardonnay !
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