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Pasta Jay's

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4 S Main St, Moab, UT 84532-2503
+1 435-259-2900
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11:00 am - 10:30 pm
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Sun 11:00 am - 10:30 pm
Mon - Sat 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
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Vancouver, Washington
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26 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We enjoyed a very early dinner at Jay's last night after a long hike in Arches NP. We both had pasta with sausage and meat balls. The sausage, meatballs and marinara sauce are all outstanding. Prices are moderate. House chianti wine is very good and reasonably priced. Indoor and outdoor seating available. If you like Italian food you will like... More 

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Thank mickjoan45
Chicago, Illinois
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109 reviews
104 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

The food was not the best. The service definitely not the best. Actually found the server to be rather rude.

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Thank Chrisr0ss
Utah
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19 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This place is always packed. Why? It is cheap buy fills the whole family. Lots of families with children bit the food is very sub par. All pre-prepped

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Thank Desertrat4ever
Dover, Vermont
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4 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The smells and food is amazing. Always crowded so be prepared to wait for a table. I go here every time I go to Moab!!

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Thank 540derekt
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The food looked pretty good but unfortunately I never got to eat any. I ordered the chicken Pomodoro and they brought chicken parmesan. Server took it back to get the replacement. Meanwhile my husband had his dinner and I still had not gotten mine. Didn't want his to get cold. Finally I told the waitress not to bother with my... More 

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Thank Napasinger
Fort Collins, Colorado
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23 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This place has great pizza and the staff is the best. It is a super place to go if you have a companion and want to do something casual, yet special (an odd combo, but occasionally it happens!). The prices would preclude a family rating, however, unless you are well prepared financially.

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Thank Joe S
Rotterdam, The Netherlands
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239 reviews
100 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 241 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

If you stay at the Best Western, next door, this is the place to have dinner! Just a few steps across the parking lot of the hotel. Nice terras (was freezing in november, but still people used it for drinks). The food is good, but nothing special. Wine was lousy, so better drink beer or water. Prices are reasonable, which... More 

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Centennial, Colorado
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6 reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We waited for a table, then we waited a long time for food. I'm celiac, and they had GF noodles, but it took almost an hour to get it. Food was decent, but the whole experience was a little exasperating.

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Tampa, Florida
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18 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Very good service. Good food and a nice casual atmosphere. We met some friends here and had a great meal. The garlic bread is great. I think we had two baskets.

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Thank Bansavage
Santa Fe, New Mexico
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42 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Pasta Jay's is one of the few year-around restaurants in Moab. The restaurant features excellently prepared Italian food with many home-made pasta dishes. Portions are generous, and wait staff attentive. An adequate beer and wine selection is available. Outside seating is generous, however, try to get seating on the side away from the main street / highway as the truckj... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$15 - $20
Cuisine
Italian, Pizza, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
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
Large groups, Kids, Special occasions, Families with children
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 10:30 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday
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: +1 435-259-2900
Description
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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