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IL Pastaio

) #64 of 431 Restaurants in Boulder ₹₹ - ₹₹₹ Italian
3075 Arapahoe Ave, Unit B, Boulder, CO 80303-1048
+1 303-447-9572
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  • Excellent64%
  • Very good29%
  • Average3%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
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“cannoli” (4 reviews)
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3075 Arapahoe Ave, Unit B, Boulder, CO 80303-1048
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11 - 20 of 80 reviews

Reviewed 29 August 2016 via mobile

We went as a large family (>12) and despite the small size of the place everyone had a great time and enjoyed the homemade pasta. The spaghetti, fusilli, and gnocchi were all made and cooked to perfection. The arrabbiata sauce was satisfyingly spicy, marinara sauce...More

Thank Frank S
Reviewed 24 August 2016

I am repeating the advice I received, "YOU MUST TRY IL PASTAIO! IT IS THE BEST PASTA YOU WILL EVER EAT!" This turned out to be ABSOLUTELY true! (We even went there twice in the 4 days we stayed in Boulder!) I first heard about...More

1  Thank Steve S
Reviewed 4 August 2016

My 17 year old is a vegetarian........actually, he is a starchetarian......and a very picky eater, at that. We were running errands up in Boulder and on a whim we did a Google search for Italian restaurants. The nearest place that popped up was Il Pastaio....More

Thank Sean O
Reviewed 9 July 2016 via mobile

I am shocked how many people gave a positive review to this place. The atmosphere is severely lacking. The food is average and it is quite expensive. It is sad that there are no decent Italian restaurants in Boulder. I would not recommend this at...More

Thank Barbsiegogo
Reviewed 10 June 2016

I was looking for carbs. Found Il Pastaio on the web after driving by it earlier. The ratings looked good. The food flavor was Outstanding. The atmosphere is unique and is a throwback to a small Italian market. The staff looked like they all are...More

Thank F Austin J
Reviewed 21 May 2016

We eat at Il Pastaio fairly frequently. After moving here from Connecticut 20 years ago, we found that what we think of as good Italian food is not so easy to find here in Colorado. We find that Il Pastaio is a decent choice, although...More

1  Thank catherinejphillips
Reviewed 5 May 2016

Small but very comfortable. We went for lunch and tries the shrimp ravioli, spinach ricotta rigatoni and meat lasagna plus cannoli for desert. YUM YUM

Thank Niloofar K
Reviewed 12 April 2016 via mobile

In a strip mall. Eleven tables. Wine served in juice classes. The polenta was dry. The rack of lamb was saturated in brown sauce. Total disappointment.

Thank lee d
Reviewed 9 April 2016

The place came highly recommended, and I was quite disappointed. I rated it poor because while it probably is an average American Italian restaurant, for the prices they ask, it should be an "Italian" Italian restaurant, and it clearly is not. The staff was excellent....More

Thank SkykomishBob
Reviewed 15 March 2016

The food is fresh and excellent. The pasta and the sauces are all house-made and wonderful. It is tiny, but they do take-out, and you can buy pasta and sauce in bulk, too (try their gnocci). It's busy, so early is best for eat in....More

Thank Susan S
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Dinner, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3075 Arapahoe Ave, Unit B, Boulder, CO 80303-1048
  • Location: United States  >  Colorado (CO)  >  Boulder
  • Phone Number: +1 303-447-9572
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