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February 07, 2007



It's like magic. Presto! Hungry panda.


Hi Reid - Been to Cafe Pesto twice and though service has always been nice, I thought the food wasn't that great. I'm hoping you had a better experience.


That Pizza Luau looks so 'ono! What was on it?


loved this place when I went for lunch (twice!)


Hey Reid, I just ate at cafe pesto tonight! What a coincidence... I love the pizza and salads. I'll be making a post on it soon too. Glad you got to eat here when you were in Hilo.

BTW, nice photos for night time, especially since their lighting is kind of dim.


I love Hawaiian pizza. Pineapple and pork products are perfect together I think.


Pestos was the first place I found in Hilo, and back then I didn't have my own place, so I ate out every night.

I went to Pestos so often that I ended up on first name terms with almost everyone there.

I can still be found there from time to time propping up the bar. If you pick the right night, there are some good musicians to see performing there.

I highly recommend the Volcano Mist Salad, which is deceptivly simple, but oh so 'ono.

brian ansorge

Well, bad service *can* occur anywhere---obviously. But, in the several times I've been there, service has been superb.

In fact, I worked for a place on the island where I met and talked with (literally) thousands of tourists. I routinely made recommendations and subsequently polled them (when opportunity arose) to get feedback if they went to some place I recommended.

Results? The overwhelming majority I spoke with *loved* Cafe Pesto.

Food . . . and service.

Like I said, bad service *can* occur *anywhere.*

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