Cafe Pesto Sponsors Tournaments to End Hunger on Hawaii Island

Kona, Restaurant, Hawaii Food Basket, Family Dining

Cafe Pesto is honored to be sponsoring the “Love and Peas” Golf and Tennis Tournament and fundraiser at the Mauna Kea Beach Hotel, June 8th and 9th, 2013. All proceeds go to Big Island families who struggle to get food on the table. For information on participation and/or donations go to

Make Mom Feel Like a Queen on Mother’s Day

Cafe Pesto, downtown Hilo, Things to do in Downtown Hilo 

Mother’s Day 2013 Dinner Specials

Let Mom know she’s the Queen of Your Heart, and celebrate her day with us at Cafe Pesto. We look forward to helping you make this day special.

“Queens Salad”

Asian Tiger shrimp and snow crab on a beautiful mix of fresh vegetables and organic mixed greens served with a macadamia red wine vinaigrette


 “Surf and Turf”

Slow Roasted Beef Tenderloin with Lobster and Scallop Tempura. Served With Bacon Wrapped Asparagus and a Sour Cream And Chive Baked Potato

Petite Portion$29.95   (3.5 oz Beef Filet)
Regular Portion$42.95 (2x 3.5 oz Beef Filet)

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 »

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 »