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Pasta Jay's

4 S Main St, Moab, UT 84532-2503
+1 435-259-2900
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  • Excellent37%
  • Very good41%
  • Average16%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible2%
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“pasta” (732 reviews)
“garlic bread” (137 reviews)
“manicotti” (51 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 - 23:00All hours
Italian, Pizza, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
€€ - €€€
4 S Main St, Moab, UT 84532-2503
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Reviewed yesterday

Although it is always crowded, the food is excellent and so is the service. Kinda noisy, but you can eat outside.

Thank MandyAZ
Reviewed 2 days ago

It is pricey and the pasta is mediocre. The pizzas are much better than the other dishes. There are other local restaurants where your $ is better spent.

Thank Alicia M
Reviewed 2 days ago

We had heard about the good lasagna served only on Weds so we went around 4pm for an early dinner to find that lasagna is not served until after 5pm. So we wandered around til then. Big portion of lasagna and it was good but...More

Thank Patty R
Reviewed 3 days ago

I'll be honest...I was thinking that this was going to be a run-of-the-mill touristy place overly-reliant on garlic to mask the poor culinary skills. I ordered the Tortolone Borbellini and I was floored. It came out on a hot plate right from the oven..it was...More

Thank Lord H
Reviewed 4 days ago

Place gets crazy busy .. they are very efficient and the food comes fast. Servers are very good and you don't wait for anything, portions are large so bring an appetite

Thank Rob B
Reviewed 4 days ago

Food is great just don't go when at the end of the night or you have to deal with all the employees hanging out and making noise why you try to eat. It was very distracting to us and other customers there trying to enjoy...More

Thank Roger N
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

We unfortunately found Pasta Jay's in our last evening in Moab, otherwise we would have gone there multiple times. The food and service was stellar! They have a great menu plus several daily chef specials. The price is a little higher compared to other places...More

Thank luvmy2sibes
Reviewed 5 days ago

A very good Italian dinner with large portions. The service was great, and we sat on the front patio. A very enjoyable dinner.

Thank Jason E
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

We enjoyed their outdoor patio for dinner. We all ordered pasta meals and they were good. Their wine list is not impressive. Stick with the water. The service was pretty good. Overall a good but not great experience.

Thank KatyTwinMom
Reviewed 1 week ago

Pasta and pizza. Our party tried both. The pizza was the best. Service was on the slow side but not awful, prices were on the higher side but this is a tourist destination. I would go back as it was a laid back place were...More

Thank Gerrie G
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$15 - US$20
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Parking Available, Television, Free Wifi, Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Groups, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
11:00 - 22:30
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: 4 S Main St, Moab, UT 84532-2503
  • Location: United States  >  Utah (UT)  >  Moab
  • Phone Number: +1 435-259-2900
  • E-mail
In June of 1980, when Jay Elowsky was 20 years old, he moved from Bay City, Michigan and started washing dishes for his Aunt Kathy and Uncle Sonny, who owned "Sonny's Pizza" in San Clemente, California. After a year stint at CU in Boulder, he decided the pasta business was where his heart was. So he returned to Sonny's to cook for six more years in order to learn the family recipes that had been passed down to him by his mother, "MaMa Genovese", whose grandmother was the cook for the first King of the United Countries of Italy, Victor Emanuel the Second. In September of 1988, his Mom (Jean) and Dad (Lowell) and Jay opened up Pasta Jay's in Boulder at 9th and Pearl. Now almost three decades later - besides the Boulder eatery there are Pasta Jay's locations in Lone Tree, Moab, and Hays, KS. The Moab location opened in 1992. Generations later we continue to use family recipes to create "food fit for a king"!
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