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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 - 23:00
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Sun 11:00 - 22:30
Mon - Sat 11:00 - 23:00
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19 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Be sure to visit Pasta Jay's on your visit to Moab. Great Italian food and all dishes looked good. Fantastic service.

Thank Marie5884
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Friendly staff and a nice atmosphere. I ordered a "roman orgy" pizza (sounds funny but tastes good!) and it came quickly and was delicious. I would go here again.

Thank Kevin O
Tooele, Utah
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4 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

When we arrived the restaurant was not busy. After being seated at our table we waited for almost 10 minutes before I asked where our server was. Every thing after that point was good. The food was delicious. A little on the pricey side if it came with a salad I'd be ok with the price but it didn't.

Thank tooele469
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11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Room temperature wine doesn't mean hot wine, lasagna should have pasta in it. When you order apetizers they should not arrive at the same time as the main course. Spent a pretty penny and really felt ripped off, looks great from outside but food was lame and wine was warm. Don't go

Thank richardrJ3196EK
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The food was great. Good size portions. Although I cant remember our waiters he was great. Very friendly and attentive and was there whenever you needed anything. He had dark hair and an accent. I would highly recommend this place.

Thank Kenneth K
2 reviews
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

The food was great! The hostess would only seat us at an outside table after we requested an empty inside one. It was cold! The server seemed like he had other places to be.

Thank Abbott152
Houston, Texas
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11 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

For a family of 4 it was a little pricey but so worth the money! It was delicious, the staff was nice and very comfortable even if you sit outside. We went on a beautiful evening after an off-road trip. The patio was open so we were able to view the moab rocks while enjoying everyone walking around looking for... More 

Thank arod82
Kaysville, Utah
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29 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I was skeptical of a big place on the main drag in a tourist town. But the food was great, and the service was super fast, even on a Saturday evening. The marinara sauce was spicier than I expected--some cayenne, I think--but very appealing. They accommodated a couple of special requests, did a gluten-free pizza for my wife, and a... More 

Thank NicholasWells
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99 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Happily surprised by the quality of food here. Homemade ravioli was delicious as was the Friday night seafood dish enjoyed by my husband. House wine is ok, nothing great, but they do have an interesting wine list. Minnestrone soup was especially good. No complaints with the service. A great place to eat after a day exploring the area.

Thank happytrails91
Sewell, New Jersey
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17 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is our second time eating here and we have enjoyed it tremendously, we will definitely be coming back next time we visit Moab. Love the marinara sauce, I will have to make sure I buy a jar to bring back home.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 15 - USD 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
Kids, Child-friendly, Groups, Special Occasion Dining
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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?