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Pasta Jay's

4 S Main St, Moab, UT 84532-2503
+1 435-259-2900
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  • Excellent37%
  • Very good42%
  • Average15%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible2%
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“pasta” (779 reviews)
“garlic bread” (143 reviews)
“manicotti” (53 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 - 23:00All hours
Italian, Pizza, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
4 S Main St, Moab, UT 84532-2503
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Located in the heart of Moab. Friendly staff. Nice outdoor seating area. Food was good and plentiful. Family atmosphere.

Thank Doug M
Reviewed 2 days ago

Fantastic, from familiar to exotic, the food is the main attraction here. Great savory sauces, pasta more ways than I needed. Sausage was excellent, portions were healthy (big) and the service was friendly. Arrive early, it fills up fast.

Thank David E
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

My wife and I came here for a Saturday evening dinner and left with mixed feelings. Our server, Ashley, was very friendly and attentive. She also made sure that we weren't charged for the embarrassing side salad that came late and was the worst salad...More

Thank TravelReviewer1983
Reviewed 4 days ago

This would have been a five star review if not for the noisiness of the outside seating. The service was very good. The marinara sauce was the best I ever had. I ordered eggplant parmesan and my friend ordered chicken parmesan. The eggplant was done...More

Thank mamajwm
Reviewed 4 days ago

Great town center modern Italian. This place does get busy and doesn't accept reservations. Good service and very good value. The pizza is great here too.

Thank John S
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

I went here for lunch. Inside the restaurant had a sickly smell of stale Parmesan, it should have been a warning. I decided to sit outside. I ordered an Italian sausage with penne pasta, but found the tomato based sauce over spiced, with an unpleasant...More

Thank Jackydu7
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Best pasta in town, actually best Italian during our holiday in America. Place is full of people, you might have to wait about 10 min to have a table but it is so worth it.

Thank annsoyogi
Reviewed 5 days ago

We went to Pasta Jay's for a pizza lunch and were very pleased. Our pizzas were excellent. Just what we wanted.

Thank PrinceConsort
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Very pleasant waitress. Lots of Italian items on the menu. Pizza, pasta etc. we ordered baked Brussel sprouts and Rigatoni. The Rigatoni was great.

Thank tmoore1019
Reviewed 5 days ago

Nobody loves America more than us but we do struggle with the food! Sick and tired of burgers, sliders, steak, ribs etc etc, this fabulous restaurant stood out as the top place we ate at on our holiday. Portion sizes are big but the quality...More

1  Thank Ian and Helen S
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$15 - US$20
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
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
Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Kids
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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