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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 - 23:00
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Sun 11:00 - 22:30
Mon - Sat 11:00 - 23:00
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Warsaw, Indiana
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

There are so many other places in Moab that are much better. But, if you don't want to wait, the food is edible. Service was ok. They are stingy on items other places would just provide you more without charging you (garlic bread). Don't recommend it.

Thank HollyJerry
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3 reviews
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Wonderful little restaurant on main street in Moab. Nice atmosphere. They have a variety of typical Italian dishes and some with a southwest flare. I tried the green chili ravioli and was blown away. Large tables can fit big groups. Visited in August so crowds weren't as large as in spring or fall.

Thank Poets1989
st george
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12 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We go to Moab every year and always eat at Pasta Jay's at least one night. Service was OK. Very noisy, especially if you are unlucky to be seated near a large family with small children. The most disappointing part was the food. Tasteless! Previously we enjoyed eating at Pasta Jay's. Now I think they just open a can. Probably... More 

Thank sunbrookers
Denver, Colorado
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369 reviews
237 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 128 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I had walked past this place many times before deciding to stop for lunch recently. Now it's on my list of places in Moab to revisit. My wife had eggplant parmigiana and I had a meatball sandwich. She had a wine and I had a Peroni beer. This was a very nice lunch. You can eat inside or out. We... More 

Thank Trainman334
Stechelberg, Switzerland
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15 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

I was there for dinner. I had the Pasta of the day with meatballs. The Pasta was perfectly cooked, not too hard and not too soft. It was the best Pasta I ever had in USA

Thank Erni G
Bolton, United Kingdom
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140 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Good selection on the menu, we sat on the patio and chose to share a pizza. Thin crust, tasty, but not exceptional. Friendly waiter. Looking around, the plates of pasta looked huge.

Thank Catherine S
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4 reviews
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Excellent food and nice atmosphere! Great portions, come hungry! Would recommend for families or couples!

Thank Alex K
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Great pizza, italian style, my second visit at Pasta Jay. First in May 2016 and now in 2017 again. Always the same taste and friendly waitress. Anytime again.

Thank Frank L
Atlanta, Georgia
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27 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Our party of seven was seated and served promptly and politely even though we arrived too close to closing. Thanks, Pasta Jay's! We all had great meals and good beer at reasonable prices.

Thank sportygrandma
Littleton, Colorado
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27 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

this place has outdoor dining and was fun and the service was excellent and the food was great, the sauce was a white cream sauce and was so good. this is a great place to dine and I highly recommend it.

Thank Justin L

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$15 - US$20
Italian, Pizza, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
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
Kids, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
Open Hours
11:00 - 22:30
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
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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