Cafe Pesto

Big Island Guide Travel Guide

Long considered an innovator of diverse island cuisine, Cafe Pesto is an award-winning Hilo Bay restaurant and has earned its reputation for food that is wonderfully fresh, creatively presented, and affordably priced. Cafe Pesto is a culinary adventure where diners can enjoy contemporary island dining.

Their Milolii sandwich (shrimp, crab, and mushrooms on very nice baguette) is a tasty local favorite, served with a side dish of Molokai potato salad. Their sweet & sour beef stir fry lunch with rice and vegetables is a yummy option, as are their pizzas and Greek pasta salads.

Serving wonderful takes on classic Italian foods, Cafe Pesto in Hilo is a large happening restaurant that you don’t want to miss. There is convenient parking close to shops and galleries, near the harbor area, making it an easy respite in between shopping and exploring.

The drinks are great and the goat cheese pizza is just creamy yumminess.  The coconut crusted calamari is one of the best appetizers that you’ll ever have. Visit Cafe Pesto Hilo Bay and experience great food and super nice, attentive service. This is a great place for romantic evening, family, or solo dining in a vibrant atmosphere.

Business Hours
Daily 11 AM-8:30pm PM
Reservations recommended


Hilo Location
308 Kamehameha Ave Ste 101
Hilo, HI 96720

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