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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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“ravioli” (10 reviews)
“salad” (9 reviews)
“shrimp” (5 reviews)
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Italian, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
3075 Arapahoe Ave, Unit B, Boulder, CO 80303-1048
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Reviewed 8 October 2016

I saw good reviews and was missing food from Italy, so came here with a friend for dinner. We stepped in, and waited a bit, unsure if we were supposed to have someone seat us. Even though there was a little bell on the door,...More

Thank Erica W
Reviewed 13 September 2016 via mobile

One of the best Italian places in Boulder, if not the best. Don't be fooled by the modest outside, the food and service is excellent. I love the lasagna, chicken parm, chicken piccata, and their salad. Great lunch buffet too if you get there during...More

Thank Nicholas M
Reviewed 6 September 2016

We have been looking for a good Italian restaurant in Boulder for a while. Finally tried IL Pastaio. The interior of the restaurant as opposed to the plain store front is bright and charming. The food was great. I had the evening special Bouillabaisse. Outstanding....More

Thank susanfern
Reviewed 30 August 2016 via mobile

We went as a large family (>12) and despite the small size of the place everyone had a great time and enjoyed the homemade pasta. The spaghetti, fusilli, and gnocchi were all made and cooked to perfection. The arrabbiata sauce was satisfyingly spicy, marinara sauce...More

Thank Frank S
Reviewed 24 August 2016

I am repeating the advice I received, "YOU MUST TRY IL PASTAIO! IT IS THE BEST PASTA YOU WILL EVER EAT!" This turned out to be ABSOLUTELY true! (We even went there twice in the 4 days we stayed in Boulder!) I first heard about...More

1  Thank Steve S
Reviewed 4 August 2016

My 17 year old is a vegetarian........actually, he is a starchetarian......and a very picky eater, at that. We were running errands up in Boulder and on a whim we did a Google search for Italian restaurants. The nearest place that popped up was Il Pastaio....More

Thank Sean O
Reviewed 9 July 2016 via mobile

I am shocked how many people gave a positive review to this place. The atmosphere is severely lacking. The food is average and it is quite expensive. It is sad that there are no decent Italian restaurants in Boulder. I would not recommend this at...More

Thank Barbsiegogo
Reviewed 10 June 2016

I was looking for carbs. Found Il Pastaio on the web after driving by it earlier. The ratings looked good. The food flavor was Outstanding. The atmosphere is unique and is a throwback to a small Italian market. The staff looked like they all are...More

Thank F Austin J
Reviewed 22 May 2016

We eat at Il Pastaio fairly frequently. After moving here from Connecticut 20 years ago, we found that what we think of as good Italian food is not so easy to find here in Colorado. We find that Il Pastaio is a decent choice, although...More

1  Thank catherinejphillips
Reviewed 5 May 2016

Small but very comfortable. We went for lunch and tries the shrimp ravioli, spinach ricotta rigatoni and meat lasagna plus cannoli for desert. YUM YUM

Thank Niloofar K
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
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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