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“Felt like we were in an Italian kitchen!”
Review of IL Pastaio

IL Pastaio
Ranked #78 of 573 Restaurants in Boulder
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Italian
Dining options: Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: Reservations
Boulder, Colorado
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9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Felt like we were in an Italian kitchen!”
Reviewed June 18, 2014 via mobile

Great "homey" atmosphere...warmth exuded from staff, it felt like we were at a family dinner gathering in Italy...pasta was great too. Will return for sure!

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  • English first
  • Italian first
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English first
Boulder, Colorado
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17 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Expensive, no better than noodles & co”
Reviewed March 15, 2014 via mobile

As much as I wanted to like this small funky place, it just wasn't that good . The fresh marinara sauce was excellent, but the pasta was gummy, the eggplant soupy and small for $16, the decor is tired and cheap (vinyl tablecloths). The bolognese sauce was nothing special. Italians would be disappointed. We just moved from Chicago where there is excellent Italian food.

Visited March 2014
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Nederland, Colorado
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60 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
“The Best Italian Food in Boulder”
Reviewed February 22, 2014 via mobile

This is really good food! The Pasta here is the best! Pasta ! sauce ! Salad ! The Entrées are great . The chicken dishes are perfectly cooked and every sauce is wonderful . I love the Francis . The eggplant Parmesan . There are Fish and meat dishes but I do not eat the red meat dishes but my friends like them. The vegetables are very well prepared especially the cauliflower and the mushrooms . Then , I think they have the best Tiramisu in town . I like to have a little coffee with it.

Visited November 2013
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Colby, Kansas
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19 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Best Pasta. Period.”
Reviewed December 8, 2013

Absolutely love this place for the fresh pasta and sauce alone! Best pasta you can get without having to make it yourself. Being in a tiny establishment in a packed shopping center makes it a bit difficult to get to sometimes but it is well worth the hassle. The food is absolutely delicious and the staff is authentic and hospitable. A bit pricey for a pasta dish but it is homemade from fresh ingredients as the taste verifies. Nicole ate from the lunch buffet our last trip and verified that the non-pasta dishes are equally as delicious. Definitely recommend Il Pastaio if you are ever hungry for Italian food in Boulder!

  • Visited December 2013
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Boulder, Colorado, Usa
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Awesome fresh pasta!”
Reviewed November 11, 2013

This place is awesome! Really good homemade pastas and sauces and nice people. Do NOT skip the tiramisu!

  • Visited November 2013
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