Il Pastaio Restaurant

3075 Arapahoe Avenue

Boulder, CO 80305

(303) 447-9572

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Il Pastaio Restaurant - Boulder

The owners of Il Paistaio are Giuseppe Oreamuno and his wife Marta. They first opened Il Paistaio about six years ago. The restaurant is very small holding only 10 tiny tables. Those 10 small tables fill up just about every night while they also have "to go" orders being taken all night.

Giuseppe Oreamuno is half Coast Rican and half Italian but he does a bit of Caribbean and Central American for the lunch buffet occasionally. The dinner is all Italian and includes nine different kinds of sauces such as Pomodoro and Pesto with your choice of fresh pasta. This restaurant brings the finest Italian cuisine in the beautiful city of Boulder. They mostly specialize in hand made pastas and sauces but have a different variety of foods to choose from including Arrabiata and Zucca.

Giuseppe and Marta tell the story of pasta so everyone knows how the pasta is made and why their pasta is so great tasting. The Romans are the ones that first made Gnocchi and Laganum. Pasta was known as a "food containing magical properties". Pasta became the national main course in italy in the 17th century and continued through the 18th and 19th century. Here at Il Pastaio the pasta is processed through extrusion which is the mix of fresh eggs, water & hard wheat flour, or semolina that is combined to form a damp, crumbly, paste and made into a die made of bronze. Extrusion breaks down the gluten during the process and makes the pasta firmer, tastier, and allows the cooks to make different shapes.

On the dinner menu at Il Pastaio are a variety of foods. There are appetizers which include Asparagus, Mushrooms, Artichokes, Caponata, Cauliflower, and Spinach. There is a Minestrone soup and a soupd of the day. They have an Antipasti and salads for salad lovers.  Included in the entrees are Pollo alla Milanese with tricolor salad, Linguini Mare Nero, Pollo Rumano, Pollo alla Parmigiana, Eggplant Parmigiana, Roasted Pork Loin, Tilapia Mare Chiaro, and more. There is also a House special menu which includes Alfredo, Arrabbiata, Aurora, Basilico, Bolognese, Meatballs, Pesto, and more. There is also Gnocchi with tomato sauce, Gnocchi with Bolognese, Ravioli with tomato sauce, Ravioli with cream sauce and much more. Also cant forget the Lasagna which can be served with beef, turkey, or vegetarian. Including with desserts are Flan, Cannoli, Gelato, or Tiramisu. There is also a Party Menu which includes large portions of pasta cuisines.

 

 

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Pasta dish at Il Pastaio

Salad at Il Pastaio

Minestrone at Il Pastaio