Café Pesto for Dining in Kawaihae on the Big Island Hawaii

Café Pesto
Kawaihae Center, Ste 101
on the Big Island
Kawaihae, Hawaii 96743
Phone: 808.882.1071
Fax: 808.882.1459

Cafe Pesto in Kawaihae Harbor on the Big Island is a great alternative to the resorts.


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Café Pesto is "a wonderful alternative to the resorts...the best of Hawaii's hidden treasures" claim food critics and locals alike. Long considered an innovator of our ethnically diverse island cuisine, these two award winning family restaurants have a well earned reputation for food that is wonderfully fresh, creatively presented and affordably priced. The menu features fresh local seafood, exotic pizzas, colorfully eclectic salads and Asian inspired pastas and risottos.

For a culinary adventure, experience Cafe Pesto for fresh, creative cuisine affordably priced in Kawaihae Harbor on the Big Island Hawaii.


Lunch & Dinner Daily:
11 am - 9 pm
Full Bar & Lounge:
World famous MaiTai's and Lilikoi Margaritas, martinis, and local micro-brewed beer.
Wine List:
 Select wines by the glass.
Children's Menu
Take Out Available:
-- all menu items
Sorry, we do not accept reservations.
Groups & Catering:
For special occasions, we can accommodate groups up to 100. Catering services also available.
All Major Credit Cards

The harbor setting, rich in Hawaiian history, provides a backdrop of authenticity and charm to this award winning restaurant. Café Pesto is a must-do culinary adventure where diners can drift back into time ... awakened to the present only by the colorful and contemporary Island cuisine.

"Hawai'i Top Restaurants"
- Zagat's Restaurant Guide
"Best Big Island Restaurant"
- Honolulu Magazine Hale Aina Award Winner
"Best of Hawaii's Hidden Treasures"
- Fodor's Travel Guide

"Fans drive long miles for these gourmet pizzas, calzones, and fresh organic greens grown from Kealakekua to Kamuela. The herb-infused Italian pies are adorned with lobster from the aquaculture farms on Keahole Point, shiitake mushrooms from a few miles mauka (inland), and fresh fish, shrimp, and crab. Honey-miso crab cakes, Santa Fe chicken pasta, sweet roasted peppers, and herb-garlic Gorgonzola dressing are other favorites."

Frommer's Hawaii 2005

Café Pesto is also located at 308 Kamehameha Ave in Hilo, Hawaii.
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