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IL Pastaio

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3075 Arapahoe Ave, Unit B, Boulder, CO 80303-1048
+1 303-447-9572
11:00 - 21:00
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Fri 11:00 - 22:00
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Greenville, SC
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8 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 January 2016

Hands down my favorite restaurant in Boulder. It's small and busy, so make a reservation and only come in a small group, but it's worth it! Perfect date restaurant :)

Thank Adialosdia
Grapevine, Texas
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14 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 January 2016

Wonderful Italian food in a small neighborhood restaurant. It feels like being in Italy. Reservations are recommended.

Thank Morgan_McKenzie
Los Angeles, California
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43 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 November 2015

This is a updated review of Il Pastaio. I have visited Boulder a number of times & always make it a point to have dinner here. Family run with food that is always great. I trust anything they say or recommend. Small place you need reservations but you will never be disappointed. I only wish they had a outpost in... More 

1 Thank Dennis G
Denver, Colorado
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66 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 October 2015

This place is amazing. They make their own pasta, there are many many different sauces to pick from to mix and match with your pasta choice. I love the lobster ravioli with the vodka sauce. The gnocchi are incredible also. Haven't tried one thing from here that i haven't liked. Real fresh authentic Italian food. Oh and the cannolis are... More 

Thank treyhey
Rockford, Illinois
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 19 September 2015 via mobile

We accidentally stumbled onto this great little place while looking for a pizza place located nearby. It's 12 tables were full and also a couple located outside. We were asked if we had reservations (recommended) which we didn't. We were then asked to sit a a small counter and wait. In a few minutes a table opened and we were... More 

Thank TOM61114
Louisville, Colorado
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12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 September 2015

A quaint and small restaurant near King Soopers at Arapahoe and 30th in Boulder. Excellent service. But the standout is the DELICIOUS Italian food. We had dinner at the little table out front which two servers quickly prepared for us. The salad special and the dinner special were wonderful. Highly recommended.

Thank Joe T
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30 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 September 2015 via mobile

A small restaurant with a great taste of Italy. We had the eggplant Parmesan, chicken Parmesan and a turkey lasagna. They were all fantastic with rich flavor. The chicken parmesan was huge and the size of the plate. I would highly recommend coming here to enjoy a fantastic Italian meal.

Thank Ardent015
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50 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 August 2015

Forget Italian American... this is the lighter fare of traditional Italy. Light pastas, excellent ravioli, specials are superb, the panna cotta dessert genuine and an affordable wine list. RESERVATIONS A MUST !

Thank Stephen C
Boulder, Colorado
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21 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 August 2015

Il Pastaio is in a strip mall next to a King Soopers grocery store; it is unassuming, small, and the best damn pasta I have ever had. Il Pastaio is extremely small and tables are close together - but it is intimate and SO WORTH IT. The servers know my face and try to fit me in, but I've learned... More 

1 Thank Brenna F
Danvers, Massachusetts
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15 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 July 2015

Had reservations for six people on a Tuesday evening at 7:00 PM. Our table was waiting when we arrived but soon the restaurant was full. The restaurant is tiny so reservations are recommended. Our waiter was prompt, friendly and efficient, and was able to answer all of our questions about items on the menu. The food was delicious - homemade... More 

Thank Nancy S

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Wheelchair Accessible
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Open Hours
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 22:00
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?