Happy 26th Birthday Cafe Pesto Kawaihae!

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May 5, 2014 marked Cafe Pesto Kawaihae‘s 26th birthday! In 1988 we first opened our doors in the quaint harbor town of Kawaihae as a small take-out pizzeria. Fast forward to today and Cafe Pesto is an award winning dining establishment. Read More »

How to Handle Reviews

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Weʻve been getting some really awesome reviews lately on our TripAdvisor, Yelp, and Google+ pages! Some from kamaʻāina and some from as far away as Mebane, North Carolina! Read More »

51st Annual Merrie Monarch Festival in Hilo | April 20-26th

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Once a year Hilo, Hawaii becomes the center of the hula universe during the week-long Merrie Monarch festival.  Featuring an internationally acclaimed hula competition, a crafts fair, an art show, hula performances, and a grand parade, it is a celebration like no other. This year’s Merrie Monarch Festival starts on April 20 with a hoʻolauleʻa (celebration) at the Afook-Chinen Civic Auditorium.

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“The Home Chef” w/ Casey Halpern: Hamakua Mushroom Pasta

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Chef Casey Halpern from Cafe Pesto Hilo Bay teamed up with Hamakua Heritage Farm and filmed several video segments called “The Home Chef,” which feature cooking with Hamakua mushrooms. This delicious video is on Hamakua Mushrooms Pasta. Read More »

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

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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

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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

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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 »