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Pasta Jay's

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4 S Main St, Moab, UT 84532-2503
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
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Sun 11:00 am - 10:30 pm
Mon - Sat 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
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Park City, Utah
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32 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

We met there with a group of 25 and they did a great job serving a big group. I chose the Saturday special entre & it was very good! We brought our own bottle of wine & the corkage was incredibly inexpensive. Our server was very pleasant.

Thank Karen H
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Chicken Parm was outstanding!! Wasn't expecting it to be this good. Finished it all. Service was great and thin crust pizza was on point.

Thank Catherine G
Kirbyville, Texas USA
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13 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

After a long day touring Canyonlands National Park, we were looking for a little pasta and vino to finish off a wonderful day. Chose Pasta Jays from the wonderful Menu Book from our RV spot and was very pleased with the food and service. Lots of the old traditional favorites plus some wonderful new updated items. Outside seating along the... More 

Thank Susan M
Salt Lake City, Utah
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69 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Sure there may be better Italian food in Grand County but I'll still always return to Pasta Jay's. The service is good: attentive and pleasant. The portions are healthy...meaning you will get full! And the variety of different pasta dishes is extensive. If I recall there is no pizza so find that elsewhere, but, it is called PASTA Jay's, right?... More 

Thank Jeff C
Orlando, Florida
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47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

It was crowed in downtown Moab. Almost every restaurant had wait lines, as did Jay's, but when we asked for a first come table we were surprised that the wait would only be 5 minutes. We got an outside table, and enjoyed a leisurely dinner with a bottle of wine. The wait staff was great, the food was excellent. Even... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

We've chosen Jay's after 6 long hours in the Arches Park and weren't disappointed. The pasta are delicious and the garlic trio bread are also a feast if you take a side of meat with them. Service was nice and the prices were average. Also, it isn't loud, even though it is located right by the main street. Wi-Fi doesn't... More 

Thank Sasburger
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4 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

We needed a quick bite for dinner after a day of sightseeing. The staff was quick to take care of us and the food was tasty and arrived quite quickly. Popular spot with nice outdoor seating.

Thank John D
Quechee, Vermont, USA
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Just finished dinner with my wife, she started with a salad and I had minnistrone soup. We then split a chicken Parmesan. Everything was outstanding. The sauce had to have come direct from Italy!! All at a mo St reasonable price. (The chianti was super and reasonably priced. Do Not Miss This Place. We will be back tomorrow evening.

Thank Vt43
Chicago, Illinois
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Very good Italian restaurant, and is very popular. Ususally crowded, we found only a 15 min. wait. Bustling environment. The waitstaff is friendly and accomodating.

Thank la901
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The food here is really good. I have been a few times and my personal favorite is the Eggplant Parmesan. The price on that isn't too bad, but other items are really pricey. However, you are paying for good food and a lot of it.

Thank Shylie R

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    3.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$15 - $20
Italian, Pizza
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Parking Available, Television, Free Wifi, Takeout, 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
Large groups, Families with children
Open Hours
11:00 am - 10:30 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
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 4 S Main St, Moab, UT 84532-2503
  • Location: United States  >  Utah (UT)  >  Moab
  • Phone Number: 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?