Cafe Pesto - Hilo Bay
Visited many times and eachVisited many times and each time the food was consistent and tasty! Service is always excellent every visit we make. Overall dinning experience gets an A++++++.5/13/2013 12:00:00 AMAnother Great Dinning ExperienceFood was very good and consistent with past visits. They have a reputation of good food and Mother's Day was no exception. There were new servers this day and their service was attentive and very professional. Overall great experience on a very busy restaurant day.5/12/2013 12:00:00 AMAlways a favoriteWe have eaten here at least twice a month for years and have rarely been disappointed. Keep up the good work5/12/2013 12:00:00 AMCrowded yet excellent serviceWe had a 6:30pm Sat evening reservation. There was wonderful live music by Rupert Trip Jr. We ordered appetizers that came within 10 minutes;
I love their Caesar salad but was disappointed that they switched from romaine to butter lettuce, not the same, like eating air. Our waiter provided excellent attentive service. Our water glasses were constantly filled but no ice, so my water was at room temperature. Nice touch when the waiter wiped off the crumbs off the table (from son's bread) before his entree was served,
The little touches like ice water, good attentive service make the dining experience awesome. Overall excellent service (considering they were slamming!).5/11/2013 12:00:00 AMWonderful birthday lunchFour of us had a wonderful birthday lunch. We all had salads, wish they were a bit cheaper. Our server Roy was outstanding!5/2/2013 12:00:00 AMThe short rib and shrimp specialThe short rib and shrimp special was sort of bland and the cut was more on the fatty side. I probably wouldn't order it again but usually everything else is good. I love their salads and lunches and regular dinner menu items are great! Still one of the best restaurants in Hilo!4/19/2013 12:00:00 AMI'd definitely return!Food was great! I had the crab cake & salad with lemongrass-lemonade.
I just wish we had extra time to return for a second meal.
...living on Molokai we're deprive of good healthy food restaurants.
My husband and I first ate at Cafe Pesto about 10 yrs ago, we had the pizza that was good too. The online reservation is a great idea!
Do you share recipes?4/19/2013 12:00:00 AMAs usual the food was greatAs usual the food was great at Cafe Pesto. I did not get a window seat as requested and was to be seated at a wall bench seat. I have sat there in the past and was uncomfortable so asked for another table. Request was accepted with a smile.4/18/2013 12:00:00 AMWe had a group of 10, celebratingWe had a group of 10, celebrating my friend's birthday. The table was ready when we got there. Orders were taken and we were served in no time. Some of us didn't want to try anything new. Just wanted to stay with the usual because it was always good. One did try something different and now she has a new favorite! I love the tea, please keep the tea coming. You had gave the birthday girl a dessert and the other waiters and waitresses came together and sang to her. It was great. I think most everybody ate everything on their plate, that's how good it was. The whole experience was very enjoyable!!!:)4/16/2013 12:00:00 AMStill one of the 2 best restaurantsStill one of the 2 best restaurants in Hilo. Love it that we can reserve on-line even at short notice.4/8/2013 12:00:00 AMFamily from Oahu....they justFamily from Oahu....they just raved about their lunches and mine was delicious, too.
Mahalo.4/5/2013 12:00:00 AMCafe Pesto never disappoints.Cafe Pesto never disappoints. Its menu is interesting, the food ono-licious and the service is top rate. I'm a local so I go there often and take out-of-town guests there without fail.4/5/2013 12:00:00 AMCafe Pesto was one of ourCafe Pesto was one of our best meals on The Big Island. The pizzas are great and the pastas are tasty, too. We really enjoyed our meal here.3/30/2013 12:00:00 AMThe Best Restaurant in Hilo TownWe've been going to Cafe Pesto in Hilo since it opened. This place has it all: great food at a reasonable price, a friendly, casual atmosphere with an old 'Hilo Town' feel to it, exceptional service, and a nice view of Hilo Bay as well. It's our favorite place to eat in Hilo.3/28/2013 12:00:00 AMCafe Pesto is a don't missCafe Pesto is a don't miss spot on any visit to Hilo. I always return to it. This time, I had a Caesar salad (the dressing was light and memorable and the baby romaine fresh from the farmers market) and made my own 9" pizza. Fabulous. I love going through Open Table, as I can be sure I'll get a table (this is a popular place even on a Sunday night).3/24/2013 12:00:00 AMEverything I promised my friendsMy friends and I thoroughly enjoyed our visit - from the specialty cocktails to the day's specials. The ono was done just perfectly for our taste. The meal was well timed by our server who was gracious, unobtrusive, and there with a beautiful smile every time we asked.
We will all be back!3/20/2013 12:00:00 AMWent in solo. Arrived earlyWent in solo. Arrived early good table was prepared for me and the food was hot and quick to the table.
Good background Hawaiian singer.3/15/2013 12:00:00 AMGREAT Lunch spot near Rainbow FallsI loved the food at this restaurant! My husband had the luau pizza and it was fantastic. I highly recommend the macadamia nut cheesecake!!3/12/2013 12:00:00 AMDelightful place facing theDelightful place facing the water in Hilo. The food was fresh and delicious.2/4/2013 12:00:00 AM