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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 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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43 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

My husband loves Moab's Pasta Jays. This is our 4th or 5th visit to the area and every time we're here, we have a dinner here. We were not disappointed. Enjoyed our meals-chicken Parmesan and chicken stuffed portobello mushroom. Price is above moderate because you do not get a salad with your dinner; had to be purchased separately.

Thank ShagOhio
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64 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

After a long day walk this is the perfect spot to be in the centre of town to eat delicious Italian food. the pastas were delicious with a vast choice of sauces, the service very friendly and veranda a great place to sit and watch the world go by

Thank Mary200064
Boston, Ma
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14 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

After a long day at Arches National Park, we stopped in a Pasta Jay's for dinner. Had to wait about 10 minutes for a table. The service was very prompt and my wife ordered egg plant parmigiana while I got the Alberoni Pizza (cheese, fresh tomatoes, pancetta and arugula). Both meals were excellent and the thin crust, flash fired pizza... More 

Thank Trackman51
Chandler, Arizona
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38 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Everyone in my party of 4 enjoyed the food. The tables and seating are very close together. The restaurant is located in the center of the action in downtown Moab. Our waiter was very friendly and gave us Excellent Service. I would definitely want to eat at Pasta Jay's the next time I visit Moab.

Thank RockyRoo14
Knoxville, Tennessee
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72 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We were interested in good Italian fair and this had good reviews. Short wait and very busy place on Main St. Very close tables and lots of talk. But the food was very good and service great with family run atmosphere. Would go again but probably earlier to avoid the crowds.

Thank Richard C
Crested Butte, Colorado
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10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Is it going to be busy, yes, probably because it's delicious and you came to a tourist area so suck it up, don't get all sad or impatient you're on vacation, get a glass of wine, and get your name on the list. Is it going to be the most perfect dinner or lunch after melting all over the canyon-lands... More 

Thank Anne M
Newcastle, Australia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Stopped in for a quick lunch. One of the best pizzas ever. Lovely staff, friendly and helpful. Everything was so fresh.

Thank debatfingal
San Rafael, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Pasta Jay's is a huge Italian restaurant in the heart of downtown Moab. It is enormously popular and lines form during week-ends. But the lines move fairly quickly. The staff we encountered from host to wait person were friendly and helpful. There is a nice patio as well as large dining room with lots of "Italian" decor and serving dishes.... More 

Thank gsax
Saint David, Arizona, United States
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34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We went in expecting just a normal spaghetti joint but we were surprised. There was a lot of the menu from stuffed shells, lasagne, vegetarian pasta dishes to chicken cacciatori. We were with friends and they thoroughly enjoyed the meal. There are large portions and you can have wine or beer to go with the meal.

Thank Mike H
Huntingdon, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Despite being very busy the service was quick and efficient. The food was also very good and the menu varied

Thank Keith1812

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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
$15 - $20
Italian, Pizza, Gluten Free Options
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
Families with children, Special occasions, Kids, Large groups
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: +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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