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Pasta Jay's

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$$ - $$$
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1001 Pearl St, Boulder, CO 80302
+1 303-444-5800
11:00 - 23:00
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Sun 11:00 - 22:00
Mon - Sat 11:00 - 23:00
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Boulder, Colorado
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Pasta Jay's has good sauce. Other than that, expect gummy manicoti, overcooked food, and run-of-the-mill service, along with unappealing music. Likely fumes and a fair amount of noise will come in from street. If you are a Boulder resident, you might want to go every now and then, mostly then. It's not the best value for the price.

Thank Writerchef
Austin, Texas
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67 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

We ordered A LOT. Everything looked good. Started off with house sangria. Good! Had garlic knots. Good, but the mean GARLIC. Had spinach, artichoke dip. Good. My husband had a salad. Good. One daughter had caprese salad. Good. The other daughter had a meatball sub. Good. I had tortellini alfredo. Good--table favorite. We were stuffed for hours and hours. Highly... More 

Thank 4F0rds
Saint Louis, Missouri
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46 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I brought my daughter and a few of her fiends here for dinner on a Friday night. I made a reservation and the table was waiting for us when we got there! That was so nice on a busy evening. The food was great, I had the ravioli special with green chills and the girls all had various pasta dishes.... More 

Thank Stacy C
Boulder, Colorado
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22 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I have been going to Pasta Jay's from time to time over the years. The quality of the food stays consistent. It is good enough, but nothing spectacular. I usually get the manicotti, ravioli, or the pasta with mushroom sauce. I was there last week on a week night. The place was busy, but not full. It took a very... More 

Thank Carolinedow
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I have always held Pasta Jay's at the very top of my Italian restaurant list. We stumbled upon this fine establishment after leaving another that, as we were waiting for a table, decided was a lot too stuffy for our taste. I'm saddened to say that I've just had my first poor experience at Pasta Jay's in Boulder, Colorado. Every... More 

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Boulder, Colorado
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100 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 January 2017

I realize it's not the best review title, but that's how I feel about the place. It's nothing outstanding, but it's not bad food either. It reminds me of Olive Garden if I'm honest. They get a lot of business and people really enjoy it, but if I'm looking for real Italian food, I wouldn't go here. However, if you... More 

Thank NikiMarie
Windsor, CO
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130 reviews
86 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 January 2017

Our first time there....we had dinner with our grandson...enjoyed a great glass of the house cab the garlic cheese bread the best and had chicken parmesan with bow tie pasta and marinara sauce...the service was good and the atmosphere nice.

Thank livetoeat1965
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69 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 January 2017 via mobile

I like Italian food. I'm Italian. Boston and NY. I like garlic. A lot. But man. When I'm dodging marble sized chunks of garlic in my pasta - no. That's not how it's done, Pasta Jay's. I realize we're in Boulder and folks here probably take a bite of of a garlic clove as a snack, it's just too much.... More 

Thank Tcp102
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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92 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 December 2016

Delicious Italian food served in a charming, welcoming, family-friendly, eclectic environment with traditional red-and-white checked tablecloths and lighting bringing touches of beauty from Murano. Menu is comprehensive with nightly specials, fresh breads and dishes customized to taste including seeming endless combinations of pizza!

Thank Sue H
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21 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 December 2016 via mobile

After walking up and down Pearl Street and seeing overly-priced fine dining establishments, we stumbled upon this gem. Now, I'm not saying this is a hole in the wall place. This is actually a very nice place to eat. It does "simple & tasty" very well. The waitress (who I'm pretty sure was the owner) greeted us with a welcoming... More 

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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
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations
Good for
Groups, Local cuisine, Cheap Eats, Child-friendly, Kids, Special Occasion Dining
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
  • 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?