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IL Pastaio

3075 Arapahoe Ave, Unit B, Boulder, CO 80303-1048
+1 303-447-9572
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  • Excellent63%
  • Very good29%
  • Average3%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
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3075 Arapahoe Ave, Unit B, Boulder, CO 80303-1048
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Reviewed 24 August 2017 via mobile

Um....rated #1 but I have no idea why. Ordered mushroom appetizer and it was bland. Salt! Ordered dinner...spinach and ricotta ravioli with a pesto cream sauce. Which ended up being ravioli with aurora sauce. Not exactly what I ordered but I was hungry and ate...More

Thank bodiegirl
Reviewed 24 August 2017

While visiting in Boulder, we had a craving for Italian food and hit the jackpot with Il Pastaio. Just a tiny storefront restaurant in a mall, but charming ambience nevertheless. At prime time dinner hour, we were lucky to be seated since there are only...More

Thank stevenk460
Reviewed 22 August 2017

Charming little family owned place! Choose your pasta, choose your sauce and lick your plate when you are done! It's much better than you'd expect for strip mall dining. Really delicious ravioli and eggplant Parmesan.

Thank ZeeseMKE
Reviewed 16 August 2017 via mobile

Simply the best in Boulder (and Denver unfortunately). Love everything about this little hole in the wall.

Thank johnB7100IG
Reviewed 10 June 2017 via mobile

This is one of the best little secrets in Boulder. Define toy give it a try! A true small trattoria with 10 tables. Food is great, atmosphere is friendly, house wine is decent and prices are fair. Boulder has many "chic wannabe" Italian restaurants but...More

Thank Charlie_Perea
Reviewed 24 March 2017

All pasta and sauces made fresh daily! Tiny restaurant, only 3 or 4 tables, but they do a huge take-out business. Although small, this is a fantastic Italian food experience! Even my Italian friends agree.

Thank bozworth99
Reviewed 17 February 2017

Looking for Italian food as we don't really have any where we live, we found Il Pastaio. Wow! From the moment we walked in, everything was spendid. We arrived for early dinner, and soon after the 30 seat dining room was full. Everything was obviously...More

Thank MOMG48
Reviewed 5 December 2016 via mobile

Amazing service, atmosphere and delicious foods. After our viewing of Fantastic Beasts my friends and I decided to find a place to have dinner. A quick search for Italian food in the Boulder area turned us on to Il Pastaio. I was surprised, yet excited,...More

Thank Rebecca M
Reviewed 27 November 2016

We haven't tried this place for years, so decided to try the two different types of lasagna (beef or turkey) with sides of green beans and broccoli. Marinara sauce added the finishing touch. This style of lasagna is made very thin so it is easy...More

Thank Bill O
Reviewed 14 October 2016

Bottom line, Il Pastaio serves very good Italian food in a nice atmosphere. The pasta was just a bit on the “done” side of al dente, and the sauces and cheese a bit too liberally applied, but that seems to be the American adaptation of...More

Thank MunichEricJ
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3075 Arapahoe Ave, Unit B, Boulder, CO 80303-1048
  • Location: United States  >  Colorado (CO)  >  Boulder
  • Phone Number: +1 303-447-9572
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