Pasta Jay’s is off of the famous Pearl Street in Boulder, Colorado. It is essentially part of the restaurants and shops that make up the outdoor Pearl Street Mall. However, Pearl Street does open back up to traffic in front of Pasta Jay’s instead of being walking only, so it is likely technically considered to be just outside of it to the West.
Pasta Jay’s also has locations in Lonetree, Colorado and Moab, Utah. I’m sure these restaurants are fine, but it would be hard to top the setting of the one in Boulder. Boulder’s Pasta Jay’s offers inside seating that is open air – plus some patio seating – and the Rocky Mountains can be viewed looming over Pearl Street from some of the tables.
I started my meal at Pasta Jay’s with their garlic knots as an appetizer, and they were very good. They were sitting in a pool of garlic butter and were topped with plenty of parmesan cheese.
Unfortunately, I was not very impressed with my small margherita pizza, so the view and the garlic knots were the highlights for me at Pasta Jay’s. The pizza’s crust was thin and too crunchy for my liking, and the pizza just seemed to lack a lot of overall flavor. It included marinara sauce and tomato slices, so perhaps they would be better suited trying more of the traditional margherita pizza combination of olive oil and tomato slices. Or, perhaps, it is just best to order a pasta dish at Pasta Jay’s after all. I can say that I do not plan to go back for their pizza.
What I Ate: Margherita
1001 Pearl Street
Boulder, CO 80302