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Pasta Jay's

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1001 Pearl St, Boulder, CO 80302-5110
+1 303-444-5800
11:00 - 22:00
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Sun 11:00 - 22:00
Mon - Sat 11:00 - 23:00
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I want to thank Pasta Jays for staying open late to accommodate two out of towners that had no idea how much they needed scrumptious Italian foods. I don't even remember what we ate since I was inebriated, but it tasted fantastic. You guys are the real MVPs.

Thank Kait C
Lakewood, Colorado
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We stopped by on a weekday for a late lunch. The specials were very reasonable and the waitress was very helpful and friendly, not overbearing. I had the seafood lasagna and it was great, freshly prepared and served hot. The garlic bread is exceptional, I would go back just for that!

Thank Tom H
Wayland, Massachusetts
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9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

The serving staff was very polite and attentive. We had great seats right on the street -- given we are visiting from out of town, it was perfect for enjoying a beautiful Boulder evening. Our food came quickly and we delicious. I first went to Pasta Jays in 1992 when I lived in Boulder. Flash forward to 2017 and it's... More 

Thank Katie W
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3 reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Students at CU referred me to Pasta Jay's! What a great choice! I ordered Pasta Jay's Famous Stuffed Shells...wow...crazy good. When I returned home I immediately tried to re-create them they were so good!

Thank Terri H
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597 reviews
299 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 291 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We went fairly early on a Monday. Service started off slowly, even though there was not much of a crowd yet. In fact, our salads were served before we got our drinks. We got the Caesar Salad, which was excellent – very crisp, fresh Romaine lettuce, nice dressing with a strong garlic taste, good croutons. Unfortunately, this was the best... More 

Thank MunichEricJ
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49 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I was visiting Boulder with friends. We stopped in to Pasta Jay's for lunch. I got a really good arugula salad and a 10" pizza for about $20. Others got the amazing plate of mac and cheese and the delicious ginger beer. The place cleared out at 1:00 when the business crowd returned to work. It was an enjoyable lunch,... More 

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3 reviews
Reviewed 18 March 2017

I tried the meatball sandwhich which was excellent / fresh. My partner had the gnochi soup with garlic bread. The quality of the food is a testament to the place. Outside seating is available for people watching.

Thank Steven R
Colorado Springs, Colorado
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63 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 March 2017 via mobile

Stumbled upon this 'Italian' restaurant during our stroll down Pearl St. while visiting CU Boulder. Popped in on a Thursday with a party of 3, 15 to 20 minute wait-no problem. Parties that came after us were sat before us due to party size. While I want to understand this, the difference between 3 and 4 people at a 4-top... More 

Thank bodiegirl
Boulder, Colorado
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39 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 March 2017

Pasta Jay's has been in Boulder for decades, and it's always packed. It's a Boulder institution. We haven't been in years, but we gave it another shot last night. It was disappointing. The staff works hard, but the food was insipid. I had the seafood lasagna, which consisted of a small piece of lasagna just swimming in sauce that was... More 

Thank jadwin79
Boca Raton
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61 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
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Reviewed 21 February 2017 via mobile

This is one of the best Italian restaurants ever. You can smell the garlic outside, no joke. Long lines. The food is just fantastic. Got the Chicken Parmigiana. Came in a skillet. Thin, breaded just right with marinara sauce. The garlic knots are of course to be had. Would recommend this place. Very special place!

Thank JPadmanabhan

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$14 - US$14
Italian, Pizza, Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating
Good for
Groups, Cheap Eats, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1001 Pearl St, Boulder, CO 80302-5110
  • Location: United States  >  Colorado (CO)  >  Boulder
  • Phone Number: +1 303-444-5800

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?