Cafe Pesto Kawaihae Harbor Wins 3 Open Table Awards


Cafe Pesto Hilo Bay was thrilled to hear they were the 2013 Open Table’s Diner’s Choice winner.  We were even more thrilled to hear that our sister restaurant Cafe Pesto Kawaihae Harbor also won several Open Table awards:

  • Good for Groups
  • Kid Friendly
  • Most Booked

Here are few quotes from 3 of our Open Table diners who gave Cafe Pesto Kawaihae a 5 star rating! Read More »

Local Hawaii Farmers We Love: Hester Farms

Cafe Pesto, Downtown Hilo, Fine Dining

Sokha and her husband, Ellis, have innovated their 30-acre growing space a mile above Pahala (in the southern Ka’u District), into a farm that offers such a diversity – nothing seems impossible. At any given time they may be harvesting 30 to 35 different crops including peppers, tomatoes, zucchini, salad greens and more.

They continue to creatively work their way through a variety of not the best growing conditions: uneven land, rocky soil, weather conditions – to bring to their markets the most flavorful and eye-popping vegetables.

We love including their fresh veggies in as many of our dishes as we can.


Café Pesto named 2013 OpenTable Diners’ Choice List


We’re thrilled that you, our Café Pesto diners, have voted us onto the 2013 OpenTable Diner’s Choice List. The Diners’ Choice lists are created by the feedback that receives from diners who book through OpenTable and are marked as seated. OpenTable emails diners and asks them to complete a Dining Feedback Form. The results of the feedback helps create the Diners’ Choice List. Read More »

Meet Hawaii Island Goat Dairy


Here at Cafe Pesto we LOVE using local ingredients! Recently, we used Ahualoa goat cheese in a few of our dishes like Ahualoa Goat Cheese Mashed Potatoes and Ahualoa Goat Cheese Panna Cotta with Honey Crisp Tuile and Strawberry Compote. We are so lucky to have a local goat dairy right on the Big Island, meet Hawaii Island Goat Dairy. Read More »

Cafe Pesto Sponsors West Hawaii Junior Tennis

Cafe Pesto Tennis sponsorship

“Aloha Dave,

On behalf of the USTA’s West Hawaii District (WHDTA), and especially on behalf of our kids that we serve, please accept my deepest appreciation for Cafe Pesto’s sponsorship of our annual Junior Championships Tournament this May 25-27. Read More »