Cafe Pesto Hilo at 19th Annual Kona Brewers Festival

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Chef Casey and Chef Raif will be bringing a variation of this amazing Soft Shelled Crab Poʻ Boy at the 19th Annual Kona Brewers Festival at the King Kamehamehaʻs Kona Beach Hotel on March 8th.  They served this version a few nights back! Itʻs a buttermilk fried softshell crab Po’ Boy’ and was served with a pineapple slaw and sweet potato fries. Read More »

“The Home Chef” w/ Casey Halpern: Mushroom Pizza

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Cafe Pesto LOVES cooking with Hamakua mushrooms from the Hamakua Heritage Farm in Laupāhoehoe, Hawaii.

Chef Casey Halpern from Cafe Pesto Hilo Bay teamed up with Hamakua Heritage Farm and filmed several video segments called “The Home Chef.” In these videos Chef Casey cooks delicious dishes with Hamakua mushrooms that viewers can easily make right at home!   Read More »

Valentine’s Day Weekend at Hilo Bay

ValentinesDay 2014 Hilo Bay Cafe Pesto

Cafe Pesto Hilo Bay is celebrating Valentine’s Day with a romantic weekend of L-O-V-E and of course some delicious food!

Wow you’re loved ones with the “Cuddling Colossal Shrimp and Pacific Lobster.”  Treat yourself to the “Slow and Succulent Beef Tenderloin” or just go straight to the “Sinful Pleasures!”

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Chinese New Year Festival 2014


Happy Chinese New Year – 中国新年快乐
Cafe Pesto loves a downtown Hilo celebration! This Saturday, February 8, 2014 from 10 am to 3 pm is the 12th Annual Hilo Chinese New Year Festival at Kalakaua Park. Read More »

Cafe Pesto is Closed for Super Bowl


Sunday, February 2, 2014 Cafe Pesto will be CLOSED for the Super Bowl.

The staff at Cafe Pesto are all huge football fans, and this is the only day out of the year that we allow a TV in the restaurant where our employees can watch the game!
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Paint What Matters – Benjamin Moore Paints Downtown Hilo

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Weʻre excited to showcase our shiny new paint job from Benjamin Mooreʻs Paint What Matters.  

Hiloʻs Downtown Improvement Association along with Lee Wilson of HPM (and many others), worked diligently to get Hilo in the Top 20 with a big marketing campaign using Facebook, word of mouth, and any other avenue possible to get Hiloʻs public aware. Through their efforts, along with the people of Hilo, it was a success! Read More »

Christmas at the Fairmont Orchid


This Saturday December 14, 2013 is the 25th Annual Christmas at The Fairmont -Dining with the Chefs.  This gala benefits local culinary scholarships by the American Culinary Federation (ACF) Kona Kohala Chefs AssociationRead More »

Not Only Pizza & Pasta, but Desserts Too!


Cafe Pesto is known for their delicious pizza, pasta, and other fabulous dishes, but people may forget about our equally delicious desserts!

Baked fresh daily we have:

Liliko’i Cheesecake: New York style cheesecake with mac nut cookie crust, and a liliko`i passion fruit topping

Hot Keanakolu Apple Crisp: Freshly sliced apples with a macadamia nut crumb topping Read More »

Creme Brulee – Cafe Pesto Style!

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One of our classic desserts is not only tasty, but easy to make! Read More »

Cafe Pesto CLOSED on Thanksgiving


Cafe Pesto Hilo Bay and Cafe Pesto Kawaiahae will be closed on Thursday, November 28th for the Thanksgiving holiday.

We will be open again for lunch on Friday, November 29th during our normal hours.

We hope that everyone enjoys the holiday and hope to see you soon!