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Pasta Jay's

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4 S Main St, Moab, UT 84532-2503
+1 435-259-2900
11:00 - 22:30
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Sun 11:00 - 22:30
Mon - Sat 11:00 - 23:00
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Castle Pines, Colorado
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52 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

The place was busy when we arrived but they got us right in. The tables were crowded together but it wasn't uncomfortable. We all enjoyed our meals, the food was good, but nobody in our group was blown away by their meal. It was about what we expected, nothing more.

Thank Brian O
Perdido Key, Florida
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106 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The food was delicious, with the special lasagna being what most of our group tried . A very large portion of each entree was probably what two people could share if you were inclined to do so. I had the ravioli with meat sauce and it was well prepared with the sauce especially good. The only thing the restaurant did... More 

Thank rakams
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

I am very picky when it comes to Italian food. This restaurant is spot on with their Italian dishes. It is authentic and absolutely amazing. My husband ordered the chicken parmesan. The chicken was a very generous size. I had the Monday night special portebella mushroom, chicken, with ricotta and spinach. The service was excellent. We love this restaurant and... More 

Thank Mary M
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12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We eat here every time we're in Moab; sometimes multiple times in a week. Pizzas are excellent; thin crust and crispy. Pasta is fantastic and more than enough to share or take home for left overs. We always arrive early as the place fills up quickly (at least during the Jeep safari); but even when it's full, service is prompt.

Thank Tracy Y
Somerville, Massachusetts
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17 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Pasta Jay's had a great vibe and friendly , efficient service. The food was fine, but I was looking for a little better taste. We enjoyed our evening as it is in a central location and very popular. Sat outside and it was lovely.

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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

After a day of hiking in Arches, this was a great restaurant to eat at with the family. Good kids menu. Outdoor patio was nice and cool. House Chianti was solid. Highly recommend for families with kids.

Thank Shannon T
Las Vegas, Nevada
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4 reviews
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This restaurant has their stuff together!! They have really good food, Fast service and great waiters/waitresses. Everywhere else in town was a minimum of 1 hr wait. We got right in at busy times and really enjoyed Pasta Jay's!

Thank jshapir0
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16 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Although this is a chain restaurant the food was great, service efficient, pricing very affordable with plenty of options. We ate outside and it was perfect, not too noisy.

Thank Pam W
Franklin, Massachusetts
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The food is so yummy. Great Italian food. The pasta tasted fresh (but it isn't made in house). Our server Ugur was attentive and gave us great service.

Thank jetsetsm
Vernal, Utah
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago

The food here was fantastic with a fun atmosphere! We had Pepperoni pizza and the kids had Mac and Cheese. We will definitely be back.

Thank camicook

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$15 - US$20
Italian, Pizza, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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
Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Child-friendly, Groups
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
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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