The harbor settings, rich in Hawai'ian history, provide a backdrop of authenticity and charm to the award-winning restaurant. Visit the stone temple Heiau of Kawaihae harbor to view the ancient shark deities on their sunset vigils.
A great and affordable place to dine in west shore Hawaii. Casual dining, fresh fish, affordable food, nice people.
Service timely. Weekday lunch with few patrons. No noise level at all- great. Great pasta salad and fresh catch fish sandwich. A top notch dining spot.
Birthday celebration. Awesome food and comp desert
The food was very good, fresh ingredients! The service was impeccable. The night we dined was mid-week so the restaurant was quiet and we were able to get a table near the window to watch the sunset.
Our favorite restaurant on The Big Island. We've been coming here for 21 years.
Pretty disappointed. First time there. No host on duty. Waited to even to be acknowledged for several minutes as the bartender was doing double duty. There was a line of about 10 people behind us, all with reservations.
Once seated, the service was attentive and friendly.
The food, however, was the biggest disappointment. I opted for the special chicken stir fry over a kind of noodle.
There was was so much sugar and red pepper over undercooked pasta, it was pretty unappetizing.
My dinner partners agreed that the poke wasn't right and the chicken risotto was pasty and flavorless.
Part of Birthday celebration
Always good! Thanks for over 20 years of good food and service!
We've been here before and always ordered pizza. This time we tried two different pastas, and they were good, but it's probably best to go with pizza here.
This is one of our favorite places to eat when we visit the north shore of Hawaii. The must have item for us is the Volcano Mist salad, so called because it's shaped like a volcano, with curls of mozzarella cheese erupting out the top. Really exceptional, with heirloom tomatoes, crispy onions and a balsamic reduction. Our pizza was good, too, but a 12-inch pizza with three items (mushrooms, pepperoni, and bell peppers) for $26 was a little steep, we thought. Overall, very good and you can see a pretty good sunset through the trees.
Great food and service. We love the rosemary gorgonzola focaccia.
After dining at Cafe Pesto in Hilo, we were looking fwd to trying this other location expecting to have the same great dining experience however it wasn't anything near Hilo location.
We had a most enjoyable dinner. The salads are super and the soup, which was a tomato and pepper creme was very tasty. Always enjoy Cafe Pesto.
Always good. We are regulars and always enjoy our meals.
We haven't been back to Cafe Pesto in a number of years. Had their seafood risotto and it's still delicious!!