Closed for Thankgiving

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Just a friendly reminder, both our Hilo Bay and Kawaihae locations will be closed on Thursday, November 27th in observation of  the Thanksgiving holiday.  Read More »

CruiseExperts: Best Places to Eat in Hilo

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We were thrilled to see our mention in the recent CruiseExperts article titled, “Best Places to Eat in Hilo on a Cruise.” CruiseExperts is a travel site dedicated to helping cruise goers find the best cruises, food and traveling spots around the world!  Read More »

New Online Reservations at Cafe Pesto Hilo Through Yelp!

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Are you looking to join us for an evening of delicious locally inspired seafood and pasta dishes? At Cafe Pesto Hilo Bay we are going to be using a new reservations system starting in October that we wanted to share with you!

The system, called SeatMe, is part of the online review and information guide, Yelp! Read More »

Downtown Hilo Block Party

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We wanted to keep you updated on whatʻs going on for the upcoming KWXX Hoʻolauleʻa happening on September 27, 2014!

We will be open for regular dinner hours and will have specials and our regular menu available. The only difference is there will be over 10,000 people around the downtown Hilo area and live music outside!

Parking will be limited but we encourage you to come early for a great seat!

Reservations can be made online or by phone at 808.969.6640!

Check back here for more information as we receive it!

 

Leon Russell at The Wainaku Executive Center in Hilo

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Lazar Bear Productions & Aloha Beer Company present Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Legend and music icon Leon Russell with three shows in Hawaii in Kahului, Honolulu, and Hilo. Leon Russell will be playing September 19, 2014 at the Wainaku Executive Center in Hilo and our very own Chef Casey Halpern will be there to cater the event!  Read More »

Food and Wine Pairing a Success

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Downtown Hiloʻs First Friday Art Walk, which happens the first Friday of every month is always a success and it always brings out people from all over Hilo! Read More »

Cafe Pesto Choosen in TravelAge West’s 10 Classic Restaurants on the Big Island

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We were thrilled to be chosen in a recent article by TravelAge West’s, 10 Classic Restaurants on Hawaii, Big Island.

The author of the article narrowed down the top 10 restaurants that were at least 15 years old and appeal to visitors and residents alike. Cafe Pesto’s two locations in Kawaihae and Hilo Bay were both mentioned! Read More »

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

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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 Mushroom Poke. Read More »

Rave Review of the Miloliʻi!

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Here at Cafe Pesto, we pride ourselves on the many tasty dishes that we offer on our regular menu as well as the awesome specials that our team of chefs and sous chefs come up with.

This food blogger loved the Miloliʻi so much that he wrote an article about us called “Sandwich Island Fever (Part 3).” 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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