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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 good28%
  • Average3%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible2%
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“ravioli” (10 reviews)
“fresh pasta” (6 reviews)
“salad” (9 reviews)
Italian, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
3075 Arapahoe Ave, Unit B, Boulder, CO 80303-1048
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Small place in a strip mall is a pasta factory with a few tables jammed haphazardly into the front of the house. Just way too close to other diners--unless you enjoy hearing about one diner's failed diet @full volume or another's Utube video blasting loudly....More

Thank Larry K
Reviewed 5 February 2018

It is no coincidence that Il Pastaio is always packed with happy customers. It offers a wide selection of vegetarian, meat and seafood dishes, great soups and wonderful bread. Make a reservation or be prepared to wait in line.

Thank Arthur J L
Reviewed 28 January 2018

This restaurant is a very Mom and Pop eatery with an amazing menu. It is very small and located in a strip mall that is anchored by a grocery store. We ordered takeout because that fit our schedule best. The restaurant is small and fills...More

Thank Signe B
Reviewed 25 August 2017 via mobile

Um....rated #1 but I have no idea why. Ordered mushroom appetizer and it was bland. Salt! Ordered dinner...spinach and ricotta ravioli with a pesto cream sauce. Which ended up being ravioli with aurora sauce. Not exactly what I ordered but I was hungry and ate...More

Thank bodiegirl
Reviewed 25 August 2017

While visiting in Boulder, we had a craving for Italian food and hit the jackpot with Il Pastaio. Just a tiny storefront restaurant in a mall, but charming ambience nevertheless. At prime time dinner hour, we were lucky to be seated since there are only...More

Thank stevenk460
Reviewed 23 August 2017

Charming little family owned place! Choose your pasta, choose your sauce and lick your plate when you are done! It's much better than you'd expect for strip mall dining. Really delicious ravioli and eggplant Parmesan.

Thank ZeeseMKE
Reviewed 17 August 2017 via mobile

Simply the best in Boulder (and Denver unfortunately). Love everything about this little hole in the wall.

Thank johnB7100IG
Reviewed 11 June 2017 via mobile

This is one of the best little secrets in Boulder. Define toy give it a try! A true small trattoria with 10 tables. Food is great, atmosphere is friendly, house wine is decent and prices are fair. Boulder has many "chic wannabe" Italian restaurants but...More

Thank Charlie_Perea
Reviewed 25 March 2017

All pasta and sauces made fresh daily! Tiny restaurant, only 3 or 4 tables, but they do a huge take-out business. Although small, this is a fantastic Italian food experience! Even my Italian friends agree.

Thank bozworth99
Reviewed 18 February 2017

Looking for Italian food as we don't really have any where we live, we found Il Pastaio. Wow! From the moment we walked in, everything was spendid. We arrived for early dinner, and soon after the 30 seat dining room was full. Everything was obviously...More

Thank MOMG48
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly
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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