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IL Pastaio

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3075 Arapahoe Ave, Unit B, Boulder, CO 80303-1048
303-447-9572
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11:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Mon - Thu 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Fri 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Selma, North Carolina
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121 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2016

Friends had recommended IL Pastaio to us and we really enjoyed it. It is a small place with a warm atmosphere. It is very popular so you will need to make reservations. We have eaten there twice now and have enjoyed it very much. I don't think that you would be disappointed in giving IL Pastaio a try.

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Thank Jimmyhikes
Greenville, SC
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8 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 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 :)

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Grapevine, Texas
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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2016

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

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Los Angeles, California
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27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 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 

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Denver, Colorado
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66 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 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 

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Thank treyhey
Rockford, Illinois
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 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 

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Louisville, Colorado
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12 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 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.

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Thank Joe T
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18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 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.

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Thank Ardent015
Connecticut
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43 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 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 !

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Thank Stephen C
Boulder, Colorado
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17 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 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 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 stars
    Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Cuisine
Italian
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Open Hours
Monday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Friday
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: 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?