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Pueo's Osteria

4.4
4.4
1254 Reviews
$30 and under
Italian

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Pueo’s Osteria, located in Waikoloa Village, is an Italian-inspired, inviting restaurant that provides great food in a delightful environment. The Chef focuses on the finest Italian products paired with seafood, produce and meats from boutique farms (sourced locally whenever possible), including “farm-fresh” products from local farmers’ markets.

The Pueo is a local, indigenous owl which represents the Chef"s focus on dinner and serving food until midnight. Pueo's Osteria caters to locals, visitors and serves late to welcome service industry personnel. Engaging service, approachable pricing, great flavors and a lively atmosphere await at Pueo’s Osteria – food, wine & fun … where the night owls meet.

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Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    Italian, Contemporary American, Seafood

  • Hours of operation

    Dinner Mon–Sat 4:00 pm–8:30 pm Bar Sun 4:00 pm–10:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (808) 339-7566

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Executive chef

    James Babian

  • Neighborhood

    Waikoloa

  • Cross street

    Waikoloa road/Paniolo Ave

  • Parking details

    Street Parking

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Popular dishes

Menu

Bread Service

  • House Made Focaccia EVOO$7.00

    • Mozzarella Garlic Bread Pomodoro$9.00

      Antipasti

      • Soup of the Day

        • Tuscan Meatballs$13.00

          • Fried Calamari$14.00

            • Brussels Sprouts$14.00

              • Bruschetta$9.00

                Insalata

                • Caprese Fio di Latte, Wow Farm Tomato$13.00

                  • Kale Salad$13.00

                    • Big Island Romaine$14.00

                      • Arugula Salad$11.00

                        Pizza and Subs

                        • Cheese$15.00

                          • Classic Marinara$14.00

                            • Rita$20.00

                              • Pepperoni$18.00

                                • Pepperonata$24.00

                                  • Hamakua and Crimini Mushroom Bianco$25.00

                                    • MPA$27.00

                                      • Meatball Grinder$14.00

                                        • Chicken Parm Grinder$15.00

                                          • Eggplant Parm Grinder$13.00

                                            Pasta

                                            • Tagliolini$22.00

                                              • Spaghetti Puttanesca$17.00

                                                • Rigatoncini Bolognese$22.00

                                                  • Radiatore Ala Vodka$25.00

                                                    • Tonorelli Cacio di Pepe$20.00

                                                      • Manacotti$16.00

                                                        3 cheese filling

                                                        • Add Bolognese$22.00

                                                      Entrees

                                                      • Tuscan Burger$12.00

                                                        • Eggplant Parmesan$18.00

                                                          • Fresh Catch of the Day

                                                            • Chicken Milanese$24.00

                                                              • Chicken Marsala, Buttered Fett$27.00

                                                                • Veal Parmigiana Fett$36.00

                                                                  • Veal Picatta, Spinach$35.00

                                                                    • Grilled Pork Chop, Parmesan Chive Potato$26.00

                                                                      Sides

                                                                      $8

                                                                      • Spinach

                                                                        • Green Beans

                                                                          • Parmesan Chive Potato

                                                                            • Spaghetti Alio a Olio (Garlic and EVOO)

                                                                              Dessert

                                                                              • Panna Cotta$9.00

                                                                                • Chocolate Hazelnut Torte$12.00

                                                                                  • Todays Selection of Island Made Gelato

                                                                                    What 1,254 people are saying

                                                                                    Overall ratings and reviews

                                                                                    4.4
                                                                                    4.4 based on all time ratings
                                                                                    • 4.5Food
                                                                                    • 4.4Service
                                                                                    • 4.1Ambience
                                                                                    • 4.1Value

                                                                                    NoiseModerate

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                                                                                      Damien

                                                                                      Hawaii

                                                                                      13 reviews

                                                                                      vip
                                                                                      4.0

                                                                                      13 reviews

                                                                                      Dined on July 9, 2020

                                                                                      overall4food5service4ambience5

                                                                                      Ordered a good amount of apps and entrees and everything was delicious. Very good speed of service and the cocktails/wines by the glass were amazing as well. Will definitely be back on our next visit to the island

                                                                                    2. OT

                                                                                      OpenTable Diner

                                                                                      Hawaii

                                                                                      3 reviews

                                                                                      5.0

                                                                                      3 reviews

                                                                                      Dined on July 5, 2020

                                                                                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                      The food was fabulous!! This is authentic Italian food. I am of Italian descent and is comparable to grandmas cooking.. .well done!! Bravo!

                                                                                    3. N

                                                                                      Nosher

                                                                                      Seattle

                                                                                      1 review

                                                                                      5.0

                                                                                      1 review

                                                                                      Dined on July 3, 2020

                                                                                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                      Their nightly specials are the bomb!

                                                                                    4. EW

                                                                                      EricW

                                                                                      Hawaii

                                                                                      1 review

                                                                                      5.0

                                                                                      1 review

                                                                                      Dined on June 28, 2020

                                                                                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                      Everybody was great. Food was very good and the ambiance is nice. Overall great place to have a nice dinner.

                                                                                    5. TE

                                                                                      TraciE

                                                                                      Hawaii

                                                                                      13 reviews

                                                                                      vip
                                                                                      5.0

                                                                                      13 reviews

                                                                                      Dined on June 25, 2020

                                                                                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                      Pueo’s never disappoints! Amazing cuisine!!

                                                                                    6. L

                                                                                      Lyndsay

                                                                                      San Francisco

                                                                                      25 reviews

                                                                                      vip
                                                                                      5.0

                                                                                      25 reviews

                                                                                      Dined on June 23, 2020

                                                                                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                      The new addition...pork chops are outstanding. If you go and eat pork, then I recommend you try them. Plus, the Brussels Sprout are the best I‘ve had anywhere, and I’ve tried them all over the mainland.

                                                                                    7. K

                                                                                      Kamuelakaren

                                                                                      Hawaii

                                                                                      8 reviews

                                                                                      vip
                                                                                      5.0

                                                                                      8 reviews

                                                                                      Dined on June 22, 2020

                                                                                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                      Are Father’s Day tradition!! Seriously the best Italian food in the state!! Chef Jim and Christine are so warm and welcoming and their staff is trained exactly that way. We always feel like VIPs when we go there and the service is always outstanding. Thank you for another exceptional dining experience!! XOXO

                                                                                    8. L

                                                                                      Lovetodance

                                                                                      Hawaii

                                                                                      12 reviews

                                                                                      vip
                                                                                      5.0

                                                                                      12 reviews

                                                                                      Dined on June 21, 2020

                                                                                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                      Loved being back at our favorite Waikoloa restaurant. The socially distant tables created a more private and quiet setting. So glad to be able to dine there again! Delicious food as always!!

                                                                                    9. b

                                                                                      bobb

                                                                                      Hawaii

                                                                                      2 reviews

                                                                                      5.0

                                                                                      2 reviews

                                                                                      Dined on June 15, 2020

                                                                                      overall5food4service4ambience3

                                                                                      The music was distracting and no very good for the atmosphere.

                                                                                    10. AH

                                                                                      AnneH

                                                                                      San Francisco

                                                                                      11 reviews

                                                                                      vip
                                                                                      5.0

                                                                                      11 reviews

                                                                                      Dined on June 15, 2020

                                                                                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                      We loved it!!!

                                                                                    11. c

                                                                                      coliwobbles

                                                                                      Los Angeles

                                                                                      31 reviews

                                                                                      vip
                                                                                      5.0

                                                                                      31 reviews

                                                                                      Dined on June 8, 2020

                                                                                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                      The staff have done a great job at setting up the restaurant for social distancing and the food was as great as ever. Excellent wine list. We love Stags Leap and they had their chardonnay.

                                                                                    12. T

                                                                                      Toni

                                                                                      Central Coast

                                                                                      1 review

                                                                                      5.0

                                                                                      1 review

                                                                                      Dined on June 6, 2020

                                                                                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                      Graduation celebration.

                                                                                    13. BB

                                                                                      BillB

                                                                                      Chicago

                                                                                      129 reviews

                                                                                      vip
                                                                                      4.0

                                                                                      129 reviews

                                                                                      Dined on March 17, 2020

                                                                                      overall4food5service2ambience4

                                                                                      The food was good, as always, but the service was slow, as always.

                                                                                    14. DO

                                                                                      DonO

                                                                                      Denver

                                                                                      2 reviews

                                                                                      vip
                                                                                      5.0

                                                                                      2 reviews

                                                                                      Dined on March 16, 2020

                                                                                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                      Best pizza in Hawaii. Friendly consistent. Not to be missed

                                                                                    15. L

                                                                                      Lottepotta66

                                                                                      San Francisco

                                                                                      22 reviews

                                                                                      5.0

                                                                                      22 reviews

                                                                                      Dined on March 14, 2020

                                                                                      overall5food5service5ambience4

                                                                                      Delicious and friendly. We keep coming back!

                                                                                    16. DS

                                                                                      DonS

                                                                                      Los Angeles

                                                                                      72 reviews

                                                                                      vip
                                                                                      5.0

                                                                                      72 reviews

                                                                                      Dined on March 13, 2020

                                                                                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                      We consider ourselves “semi-regulars”. Their food and service is consistently excellent!

                                                                                    17. C

                                                                                      Carri

                                                                                      Seattle

                                                                                      14 reviews

                                                                                      5.0

                                                                                      14 reviews

                                                                                      Dined on March 11, 2020

                                                                                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                      Our waitress , Courtney greeted us at the door and took us to our table. She talked about the specials they had, which sounded delicious. My cannelloni and my husbands veal scaloppini were very good, with enough to give us another meal at home. Don’t miss this place! It is great!

                                                                                    18. H

                                                                                      Here2stay

                                                                                      Hawaii

                                                                                      46 reviews

                                                                                      vip
                                                                                      4.0

                                                                                      46 reviews

                                                                                      Dined on March 8, 2020

                                                                                      overall4food4service4ambience4

                                                                                      Great happy hour small dishes but have to get there as they open. The bar fills up quickly. Shrimp Appetizers and Caesar salad very good. Nice main dish selection. They do not rush you which we really appreciate. It is a large open space so can get very loud as it fills up. For a quieter dinner sit at the outdoor patio.

                                                                                    19. OT

                                                                                      OpenTable Diner

                                                                                      Grand Rapids

                                                                                      5 reviews

                                                                                      vip
                                                                                      3.0

                                                                                      5 reviews

                                                                                      Dined on March 8, 2020

                                                                                      overall3food3service3ambience3

                                                                                      Good Italian meal

                                                                                    20. MJ

                                                                                      MJRobins

                                                                                      San Francisco

                                                                                      15 reviews

                                                                                      5.0

                                                                                      15 reviews

                                                                                      Dined on March 8, 2020

                                                                                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                      Great Italian food in Hawaii. Loved their fresh made in-house pasta.

                                                                                    21. SB

                                                                                      SarahB

                                                                                      Hawaii

                                                                                      3 reviews

                                                                                      5.0

                                                                                      3 reviews

                                                                                      Dined on March 7, 2020

                                                                                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                      Consistently good service and delicious food. I’ve eaten at Pueo many times and have never been unhappy. I would recommend Pueo to anyone who enjoys good Italian food with local ingredients.

                                                                                    22. BR

                                                                                      BryanaR

                                                                                      New York Area

                                                                                      6 reviews

                                                                                      5.0

                                                                                      6 reviews

                                                                                      Dined on March 7, 2020

                                                                                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                      We came to this restaurant for a family dinner out while on vacation. Two kids under 4 years old...Very comfortable ambiance for a family. Wonderful service that made us feel welcome. Food was excellent quality...Brussel sprouts and Pasta dishes were 10/10. Wine selection was surprisingly high level...we are from wine country so we have high expectations when it comes to wine quality and selection

                                                                                    23. RC

                                                                                      RochelleC

                                                                                      Edmonton

                                                                                      26 reviews

                                                                                      vip
                                                                                      5.0

                                                                                      26 reviews

                                                                                      Dined on March 6, 2020

                                                                                      overall5food5service5ambience4

                                                                                      Great food. Great service. Not overpriced. I highly recommend it!

                                                                                    24. J

                                                                                      Jimmag

                                                                                      New York Area

                                                                                      16 reviews

                                                                                      5.0

                                                                                      16 reviews

                                                                                      Dined on March 5, 2020

                                                                                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                      Katie is a wonderful server. The Frav Diablo is a must.

                                                                                    25. DC

                                                                                      DennisC

                                                                                      Sacramento

                                                                                      4 reviews

                                                                                      vip
                                                                                      5.0

                                                                                      4 reviews

                                                                                      Dined on March 5, 2020

                                                                                      overall5food5service5ambience4

                                                                                      Absolutely delicious food and great service. Eat here ~ you won’t be disappointed.

                                                                                    26. MW

                                                                                      MWin95003

                                                                                      San Francisco

                                                                                      20 reviews

                                                                                      3.0

                                                                                      20 reviews

                                                                                      Dined on March 4, 2020

                                                                                      overall3food4service1ambience2

                                                                                      Food was pretty good but waiter was spread to thin. Loud drunk group next to us and large group with individual checks made the waiters job harder. The waiter should have asked the others in th restaurant to help. Not going back.

                                                                                    27. S

                                                                                      Slim65

                                                                                      San Francisco

                                                                                      16 reviews

                                                                                      5.0

                                                                                      16 reviews

                                                                                      Dined on March 3, 2020

                                                                                      overall5food5service5ambience4

                                                                                      Wonderful hidden jewel. Not a bad drive from Kohala coast. Food is superb at a fair price. Pastas are excellent along with tasty appetizers. Salads a bit overpriced for what you get. Nice wine list and reasonable corkage if you choose to bring your own. Highly recommended if you enjoy Italian.

                                                                                    28. s

                                                                                      smitty

                                                                                      Calgary

                                                                                      12 reviews

                                                                                      vip
                                                                                      3.0

                                                                                      12 reviews

                                                                                      Dined on March 3, 2020

                                                                                      overall3food3service5ambience4

                                                                                      One of our guests order the seafood combo. The dish was not very good. Far too fishy. All pieces of seafood were all in the same fishy sauce so tasted all the same. My guest has upset stomach afterward. Would not order again. The rest of our dishes were excellent.

                                                                                    29. C

                                                                                      Carolyn

                                                                                      San Francisco

                                                                                      1 review

                                                                                      3.0

                                                                                      1 review

                                                                                      Dined on March 2, 2020

                                                                                      overall3food3service5ambience2

                                                                                      Way too loud for conversation. Small table too small for pizza as well as two plates big enough for slices.

                                                                                    30. LS

                                                                                      LindaS

                                                                                      Seattle

                                                                                      31 reviews

                                                                                      vip
                                                                                      5.0

                                                                                      31 reviews

                                                                                      Dined on March 1, 2020

                                                                                      overall5food5service5ambience4

                                                                                      Our waiter, Oscar, was fabulous! He made our evening a wonderful experience.

                                                                                    31. BB

                                                                                      BobB

                                                                                      Denver

                                                                                      3 reviews

                                                                                      vip
                                                                                      5.0

                                                                                      3 reviews

                                                                                      Dined on March 1, 2020

                                                                                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                      A fabulous Italian dinner and classic Italian ambiance on the Big Island!

                                                                                    32. BN

                                                                                      BruceN

                                                                                      Hawaii

                                                                                      91 reviews

                                                                                      vip
                                                                                      5.0

                                                                                      91 reviews

                                                                                      Dined on February 29, 2020

                                                                                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                      Always great food! Love the eggplant with extra sauce. A bit noisier than usual.

                                                                                    33. BB

                                                                                      BruceB

                                                                                      Orange County

                                                                                      1 review

                                                                                      vip
                                                                                      5.0

                                                                                      1 review

                                                                                      Dined on February 28, 2020

                                                                                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                      Great food and great service, this is a must when we’re in town!

                                                                                    34. L

                                                                                      Lyndsay

                                                                                      San Francisco

                                                                                      25 reviews

                                                                                      vip
                                                                                      5.0

                                                                                      25 reviews

                                                                                      Dined on February 28, 2020

                                                                                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                      Jake served us, and he was great. His recommendations helped us decide what to order. Courtney, our favorite waitress, came over to check on us, and we always have a good time at this local restaurant. You feel welcome and appreciated when you go there. Mahalo

                                                                                    35. OT

                                                                                      OpenTable Diner

                                                                                      San Francisco

                                                                                      3 reviews

                                                                                      5.0

                                                                                      3 reviews

                                                                                      Dined on February 27, 2020

                                                                                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                      Wow!!! Great Italian food.

                                                                                    36. JH

                                                                                      JoanneH

                                                                                      Hawaii

                                                                                      28 reviews

                                                                                      vip
                                                                                      5.0

                                                                                      28 reviews

                                                                                      Dined on February 26, 2020

                                                                                      overall5food4service4ambience4

                                                                                      Always a great experience.

                                                                                    37. VL

                                                                                      VLOHokie

                                                                                      Greensboro

                                                                                      5 reviews

                                                                                      vip
                                                                                      5.0

                                                                                      5 reviews

                                                                                      Dined on February 25, 2020

                                                                                      overall5food5service5ambience4

                                                                                      Our server Courtney was awesome! Had short wait for our table - we had reservations. I got a delicious Caesar salad and my husband had fried calamari as his starter. Had a yummy margarita pizza - they used black lava salt on it - so good! Husband got his veggie pizza made into a calzone. Great dinner and great service- wish we were there longer to go back.

                                                                                    38. H

                                                                                      Hans

                                                                                      London

                                                                                      49 reviews

                                                                                      vip
                                                                                      4.0

                                                                                      49 reviews

                                                                                      Dined on February 24, 2020

                                                                                      overall4food5service4ambience4

                                                                                      This was our first visit but not the last. I'd read the reviews prior to heading over and it was remarkable to note the wide range of experiences. Our experience was great. We only waited a few minutes to be seated and then just a few more for our server to come over. After that, the timing was perfect. We split the meatball appetizer, a Caesar salad and then puttanesca with shrimp. They split the pasta for us and the portions were very generous. All the food was excellent and it was easy to then split a dessert. A very positive experience and it was packed on a Sunday night; get reservations.

                                                                                    39. A

                                                                                      Alohafoodie

                                                                                      Hawaii

                                                                                      23 reviews

                                                                                      3.0

                                                                                      23 reviews

                                                                                      Dined on February 24, 2020

                                                                                      overall3food3service4ambience5

                                                                                      We had hits and misses, and overall we were disappointed since we’ve had many exceptional meals in the past. We were seated on arrival since we had a reservation and our food arrived in a timely manner. The appetizers were all very good (calamari, olives and hurrays salad) the bread service is very pricey for what you get though. I wouldn’t order that again. For the main, only the pasta bolognese was a hit. The Rita pizza was very very salty, not sure if it was the cheese used or if they sprinkled salt on top which sounds weird, but everyone thought it too salty. My husbands Ahi was overcooked, he didn’t enjoy his meal at all. My short rib wasn’t good at all. It was sliced thinly like brisket. It was tough and not moist and tender like it should be. Short rib should break apart with a fork, this was dry and flavorless. Probably the worst short-rib I’ve ever eaten. The polenta and beans it came with were however very good but at $38 I would have expected much better.

                                                                                    40. RJ

                                                                                      RandJ

                                                                                      Minneapolis

                                                                                      3 reviews

                                                                                      3.0

                                                                                      3 reviews

                                                                                      Dined on February 24, 2020

                                                                                      overall3food3service3ambience3

                                                                                      We were seated right away when we arrived for our reservation and we had a nice table arranged for us. It was a lively evening with a pretty full house. We were greeted with water by our server within moments and that was all great. We ordered the brussel sprout & bruschetta appetizers which were both delicious and overall the best items we ate all night. Our pasta dishes were all just kind of bland, they lacked just some basic salt and pizazz to brighten them up. We noticed other tables all received a cutting board with what looked like fresh focaccia bread & butter but we were never offered that. Not sure if it's because we ordered the bruschetta appetizer or maybe you have to order the focaccia ala carte. It wasn't made very clear to us. Our server was pleasant and the food took a bit longer than it probably should have but it was busy (we actually were almost given the wrong food at one time but we told the food runner he had the wrong table). We'd recommend it given this is the only real restaurant in Waikoloa Village and if you like it a bit under-seasoned and pricey.

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                                                                                    Pueo's Osteria is rated 4.4 stars by 1254 OpenTable diners.

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                                                                                    Additional information

                                                                                    • Cross street

                                                                                      Waikoloa road/Paniolo Ave

                                                                                    • Neighborhood

                                                                                      Waikoloa

                                                                                    • Hours of operation

                                                                                      Dinner Mon–Sat 4:00 pm–8:30 pm Bar Sun 4:00 pm–10:00 pm

                                                                                    • Cuisines

                                                                                      Italian, Contemporary American, Seafood

                                                                                    • Dining style

                                                                                      Casual Elegant

                                                                                    • Dress code

                                                                                      Smart Casual

                                                                                    • Parking details

                                                                                      Street Parking

                                                                                    • Payment options

                                                                                      AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa

                                                                                    • Executive chef

                                                                                      James Babian

                                                                                    • Additional

                                                                                      Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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