Cafe Pesto

Big Island Guide Travel Guide

Long considered an innovator of the ethnically diverse island cuisine, Cafe Pesto is both the award-winning Hilo Bay and Kawaihae Harbor family restaurants 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 drift back through the colorful and contemporary island cuisine.

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 Italian foods, Cafe Pesto in Hilo is a large happening restaurant that you don’t want to miss. There is a 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-prepared appetizers that you’ll ever have.

Visit Cafe Pesto at 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 great atmosphere.

Business Hours
Daily 11 AM-9 PM


(808) 882-1071

61-3665 Hwy 270
Kawaihae, HI 96743

Accepts Reservations
Yes, recommended

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