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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Not Only Pizza & Pasta, but Desserts Too!

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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 »

Now Serving Local Organic Chicken from Punachicks

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Cafe Pesto Hilo Bay is very excited to now serve local organic chicken from Punachicks Farm in Keaau on the Big Island! Read More »

Celebrate Grandparent’s Day at Cafe Pesto!

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Happy Grandparent’s Day from Cafe Pesto to all those special people lucky enough to be called “Opa, Meemaw,  Tutu, Mimz, Pops, Pa, Ojiisan, Granny, Grams, G-pa, Sofu, Avo, Pappous, Chei, Jadd, Ohg, Nana, Grandfather, Mamaw, Kapaw, Grandmother, Nanny, Beetle, Gi-Gi, Nani, Poppy, etc.” Read More »

Gluten-Free? No Worries, We’ve Got You Covered!

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A lot has been said lately about gluten-intolerance and how it affects people’s daily lives, especially when trying to choose where to dine. Many restaurants are not as tolerant of those who ARE intolerant. At Cafe Pesto, the servers are trained to help you make a decision that not only tastes good, but also adheres to the strict no-gluten guidelines! Read More »