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Pasta Jay's

Italian, Pizza, Pasta
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1001 Pearl St, Boulder, CO 80302
(303) 444-5800
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11:00 am - 11:00 pm
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Sun 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Mon - Sat 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Late Night, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff

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    Very good
  • 35
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Long waits, great Pearl Street location

We were looking for Italian on Pearl Street on a Saturday night and picked Pasta Jay's. I tried to make a reservation but they don't take same day reservations after 4pm. So we drove our daughter over to put our name in to cut the 40 minute wait. We were seated outside facing the street with... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed September 20, 2015
Laguna Niguel, California
Good for:
  • Families with children
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English first
Boulder, Colorado
1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Looks great but the people who work here are awful. Everything tastes exactly the same. If in Boulder, go to a real restaurant not some hokey place that should be in a mall.

Thank C J
Denver, Colorado
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352 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 228 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stopped in for a late Sunday lunch and everything that we ordered was phenomenal! Our daughter had the kids mac and cheese, my husband the homemade ravioli, I had the buffalo ravioli, with a kids ice cream and a mint chocolate chip slice of pie for dessert, we loved everything! Noticed a few pizzas passing by and will order... More 

Thank WorldTravelerCO
Denver, Colorado
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21 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Went to Pasta Jays after theater in Boulder on a Sunday. By far the busiest restaurant on the Pearl St Mall - that should say something. Had seafood pasta, roasted brussel sprouts app, house salad. All were great. Ordered the house red wine which was extremely good for the low price. Service was very good and efficient in spite of... More 

Thank johnnyv1954
Boulder, Colorado
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Overrated, overcrowded, over garlicked. Basic food choices that you could make better at home, I'm not sure why this place is as crowded as it is.

Thank rlh_80303
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42 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2015

Pasta Jays has a fun atmosphere, but the food is not too great. The sauce is nothing special, and all in all, I really cannot recommend it. I would not go back only because Boulder has so many other really good options. It does a have a nice family friendly atmosphere though!

Thank LeftHandBee
Lakeland, Florida
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138 reviews
106 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2015

This food was tasty but nothing over the top. Nice location, very decent food. If you're craving Italian, this will serve you well for a hearty meal.

Thank PieCity
Denton, Texas
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29 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2015

We sat just inside the restaraunt with the windows open to give it a cafe' kind of feel. There were views of the mountains over the buildings across the street. We were here for an early dinner after walking up and down the Pearl Street Mall. The place was fairly empty when we arrived and we had excellent service. The... More 

Thank Bish018
Boulder, Colorado
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45 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2015

Local Pearl Street Mall facility with some great food. The cheese manicotti and shrimp mac and cheese were excellent. Can't wait to go back. Lots of garlic.

Thank Burt O
Laguna Niguel, California
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138 reviews
79 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2015

We were looking for Italian on Pearl Street on a Saturday night and picked Pasta Jay's. I tried to make a reservation but they don't take same day reservations after 4pm. So we drove our daughter over to put our name in to cut the 40 minute wait. We were seated outside facing the street with terrific people watching. My... More 

Thank TooMuch2Do
Louisville, Kentucky
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25 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2015

I went with a party of 5 on a Tuesday evening, there was no wait. The starter garlic bread was ok but a little bitter as if the garlic had been burned. We ordered a brussels sprout appetizer and a bruschetta appetizer. I didn't eat from either but my group said they were really good. When our meals came, they... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1001 Pearl St, Boulder, CO 80302
  • Location: United States  >  Colorado (CO)  >  Boulder
  • Phone Number: (303) 444-5800

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 14 - 14
  • Cuisine: Italian, Pizza, Pasta

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children


Open Hours
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?