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“Wonderful food!”
5 of 5 bubbles Review of Pueo's Osteria

Pueo's Osteria
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Ranked #3 of 67 Restaurants in Waikoloa
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Italian
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Restaurant details
Good for: Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Kids, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Dining options: After-hours, Dinner, Accepts American Express, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Los Angeles, California
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34 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“Wonderful food!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 July 2014

We made the drive to Waikoloa Village based on TA reviews and weren't disappointed. The service was excellent and the food even better. We started with the bruschetta, although the bread at the next table smelled amazing. My husband had the meatballs with the intent of taking them for the next day's lunch. The meat balls were so good they didn't make it to lunch. I had the shrimp pasta and it was one of the best pasta dishes I've ever had ( this coming from a visitor to Italy 2 years ago). The portions were good- perfect size actually. All the food was hot and incredibly fresh. We knew we had found a winning resturant when there were many local couples and families there, not just tourists. This resturant is worth the short drive from the coast area. You won't be disappointed.

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Tokyo Prefecture, Japan
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82 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
“We went twice”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 July 2014

We were looking for a slightly upscale restaurant for our anniversary and decided to give this one a try even though it is located in very isolated Waikoloa. So glad we did! The food and service were phenomenal. They are only open for dinner and do have a (slight) dress code; a reservation is recommended. The second time we had pizzas and they were very tasty as well. Prices are actually pretty comparable to more casual places in Hawaii -- we spent about $60pp (including tip) and we had drinks, an appetizer and desserts.

  • Visited July 2014
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1 Thank kzilbauer
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Hawi, Hawaii
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90 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
“Excellent Food”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 July 2014

I am a chef and restaurant owner who was blown away by the tastes and quality at this restaurant.Our table of five tried many different things and everything was excellent.The Lasagna was a standout but I wouldnt want to discourage anyone from trying anything else as it was all excellent.Congratulations to chef on a job perfectly done.Service needs some tweaking but who cares food was incredible.

  • Visited July 2014
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1 Thank alohapeter
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Austin, Texas
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Loved it!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 July 2014

Definitely the best meal we ate in Hawaii. The food, the service and even the music played was excellent. We had 8 people with us and everyone raved about the food. I had the special which was pasta with olives and anchovies (among other things) and it was great. My husband had a wonderful salad and my kids had pizza and the antipasto board which I sampled and they were great.
The radio was on but very subtle and not loud. They were playing lots of Elton John, Billy Joel, Fleetwood Mac, etc and that's my favorite type of music so it made it all the better.

  • Visited July 2014
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Waikoloa
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Excellent”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 July 2014 via mobile

We are foodies, husband is a chef to say the true and we absolutely love Pueo's. it is our weekly date night, special events spot and " just because " celebrating bar. Thank you Pueo's Team and owners for such an amazing spot! We just spent hubbies 32nd bday at Pueo's, and must say it was top notch. Per Se experience is all forgotten now. Thanks Chef and Team!

  • Visited July 2014
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