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Pasta Jay's

4 S Main St, Moab, UT 84532-2503
+1 435-259-2900
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  • Excellent37%
  • Very good41%
  • Average16%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“pasta” (747 reviews)
“garlic bread” (139 reviews)
“manicotti” (51 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 - 23:00All hours
Italian, Pizza, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
4 S Main St, Moab, UT 84532-2503
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Visited with Family while staying in Moab- should have trusted my fellow Trip Advisor experts. Skip the pizza- it's not even close to the real deal, more like a baked tortilla with sauce and toppings. 2 pasta dishes were smoking hot- 1 was just warm...More

Thank Eric B
Reviewed yesterday

Had dinner at Pasta Jay's while recently visiting Moab. Had previously eaten there last year and wasn't disappointed so went for dinner again. Housemade Manicotti is good and serving size is plentiful with leftovers to take home. Service is good.

Reviewed yesterday

Their food is wonderful. Their sauce is outstanding. If you are in Moab, you must have a meal there.

Thank marianne000
Reviewed 2 days ago

We got back to town after watching sunset and there are few sit down restraints open after 10pm. pasta Jays was nice. We sat outside and watched the unofficial July 4th fireworks all around.

Thank Michael S
Reviewed 3 days ago

We walked by multiple times and my daughter was in love with the delicious smell. We stopped our last night after a long day of rafting. We split a beautiful and delicious antipasto salad topped with a yummy dressing. My husband had the special, green...More

Thank dme3
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

We went there on a monday and most of the good restaurants were closed..so not much choices. We chose that one thinking that it's not that difficult To make a deacent pizza. But as we had an awfull dinner the night before in another place,...More

Thank Mehdi_Mer
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

too expensive for the quality Service was average food was good small tables, little room for many people

Thank Hardy Munich
Reviewed 6 days ago

Everything tasted homemade and food came out fast and really HOT! Visited there twice on our trip. They used to have a store in our hometown of Fort Collins, wish they were still there.

Thank Ed K
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Too expensive for What You get. Staff was not friendly. did not get refills. Way Too much oil in the eggplant dishes. We did not like this place at all en would'nt recommend anyone to go here.

Thank marije_charlot
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

We are here on a family holiday in Moab. The service was good with friendly staff. The food was as good - we were not disappointed but perhaps a little expensive for what we got.

Thank Abbyview
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$15 - US$20
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, Groups, Kids, Child-friendly
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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