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“Moab's best Italian food hands down!” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Pasta Jay's

Pasta Jay's
Ranked #21 of 80 Restaurants in Moab
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$15 - US$20
Cuisines: Italian, Pizza
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Good for: Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Child-friendly, Groups
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Accepts American Express, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Off-Street Parking, Free Wifi, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Street Parking, Takeout, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer
Description: 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"!
Moab
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“Moab's best Italian food hands down!”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 March 2012

Pasta Jays is world class, the salads are great not your typical salad, the pasta is OUTSTANDING!

Visited March 2012
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streator, Illinois
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“Good Fresh Tasting Food”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 February 2012

We really enjoyed our meals at this restauant. The food was served hot and was very fresh. The sauce did have a bit of kick to it, but it didn't stay with you.
The atmosphere is trendy and enjoyable. The service was good.
We would go again.

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Lehi, Utah
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“Good pasta and pizza”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 February 2012

Good food but a little bit pricy for the amount served

Visited February 2012
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Rochester, MN
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“Must Eat”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 February 2012

Italian food is common, Pasta Jays is uncommonly good. This is a friendly place with some outstanding dishes to enjoy. The portions are large and the flavor is incredible. I have eaten here and at the one in Boulder a number of times with various people. Everyone has enjoyed their meal and wanted to go back. Both locations are among my daughter's favorite places.

Visited March 2011
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“Good choice for casual dinner”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 January 2012

I went here for dinner while in Moab for a night. Got there later in the evening after getting back from Arches. After a lot of hiking this was a great place to kick back and get some pretty good food. Good size portions for a decent price. The place was packed so the service was a bit slow but it offered me the time to enjoy sitting on patio and people watching. When I am back in Moab this will be where I go if I am in the mood for Italian.

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