PASTAVINO
PASTAVINO

PASTAVINO

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.pastavino.com/
  • Phone: 3039558791
  • Hours of Operation:
    Lunch: Daily: 11:00am - 4:00pm Dinner: Sunday - Wednesday: 4:00pm - 10:00pm, Thursday - Saturday: 4:00pm - 12:00am
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Italian
  • Executive Chef: Fabio Flagiello
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Counter Seating, Delivery, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine, Wine Bar
  • Catering: Catering and delivery are available, please call with inquiries.
  • Entertainment: Wine dinner and events to be announced.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: 11th
  • Parking: Public Lot
A word from PASTAVINO
PASTAVINO is a simple, organic Italian restaurant in Boulder.
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PASTAVINO reviews from OpenTable diners
53 reviews since May 23, 2014
Overall Rating3.7
  • Food3.9
    Service3.5
  • Ambiance3.8
    Noise LevelModerate
57% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
fit for foodies (25)neighborhood gem (15)special occasion (12)good for groups (11)notable wine list (10)romantic (10)kid-friendly (6)great for lunch (4)hot spot (3)great for outdoor dining (2)vibrant bar scene (2)Show More
  • Average Italian
    pika
    Dined on 9/5/2014
    I was looking forward to eating here with my wife and 3 friends because they serve a papperdelle al cingiale (wild boar) which I have had several times in Tuscany. The food was good but not exceptional. The service was lazy and the waiter was less than attentive
    Special Features:
    good for groups
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • SO much better than expected
    SunandswimVIP
    Dined on 8/31/2014
    We had a party of 8, 4 kids and 4 adults. Everyone loved their food and the wine was wonderful. I would go back to try more options on the menu. Kale salad was outstanding!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Dan
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    I have rarely been in a restaurant serving quality food like this in such dire need of retraining their staff.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    service was awful as we were not even introduced to our server. The food was good but the dinning experience made the food at best sub par. Was very disappointed as this use to be a fantastic place to dine. Will not be returning.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Wonderful!
    KatieMVIP
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    Even our daughter who detests Italian food LOVES PastaVino! Menu seems to change seasonally and is always delicious. Fresh pastas, the owner is usually there and attentive, along with a great staff. Don't miss it!
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great time with great food!
    joebean7
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    Dinner was incredible with authentic Italian food, real pasta with an unforgettable taste. All in all, we loved it. The atmosphere was great, service was wonderful, and the food was out standing. I recommend it to anyone who is looking for a place with good food, and relatively big portions for the price. Also the bread was great!!
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, hot spot
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Mediocre Italian Fare
    GSharpMajor
    Dined on 8/13/2014
    Nothing outstanding here for the price. The back half of the restaurant was sealed off by a curtain for a business dinner, judging by the # of guys trooping in, in single file. The thin curtain did not cordon off the boisterous group, though. And, the waitstaff was not increased to handle the large group (30+ diners?). So, we waited a long time between courses and for our check. Nobody's fault except the general manager's for not hiring a dedicated waitstaff for the biz group. Judging from their waistlines as they paraded past our table, they were big eaters, too. All in all, Pastavino is a tourist trap, probably enjoyed by those with a bland palate.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, notable wine list
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Jennifer
    Heavenly
    Dined on 8/5/2014
    So so experience. Disinterested waitstaff; average food; very little charm; not relaxing
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great meal! Casual & stillspecial.
    SusiqVIP
    Dined on 7/31/2014
    The waitress was very friendly and knowledgeable and made excellent recommendations. The food was amazing! We'll be back!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Excellent!
    disappointedVIP
    Dined on 7/9/2014
    Unusual dishes with great tasting broths and seasonings. We are going to try their Happy Hour the next time we go.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Definitely worth trying
    VioletVIP
    Dined on 6/26/2014
    I really enjoyed the food and appreciated the portion size of the large plates. I definitely didn't leave feeling hungry. The happy hour appetizer specials are really fantastic. I highly suggest trying the mussels. The only complaint I had was that when we were first seated there was a lot of smokiness from the kitchen. I inquired and was told it was due to something they were making in the wood fire grill. Luckily this passed. Other than that, I definitely had a good experience and would go back again.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great place!
    lfigall
    Dined on 6/25/2014
    Love this place! I have been here many times and the food is great and the service is excellent. Not to mention it's in walking distance from my house!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
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    ubercriticj1
    Dined on 6/22/2014
    I think that WHEN you go to Pastavino might be the clue. Ie, . do not not right after a big crowd has been there, or a night or day when chef off duty. We did not have a god experience with the food or the service. It is great space, the wine is excellent, and with time, should get better, I would think.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • a little sad
    houssieVIP
    Dined on 6/21/2014
    My fave restaurant has succumbed to the tastes of young Boulder and I lose. But it is OK - I understand these changes are necessary in order to stay in business in this crazy market. Everyone has to shift to the ever-present "GF". But I miss the pasta di giorno, the arugula salad, the interesting bread basket. Food is still great and I love the place.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Downtown Boulder Find
    cynful1
    Dined on 6/21/2014
    PastaVino's food is delicious and the wine list impressive. We enjoyed Happy Hour with delectable small plates and a bottle of Tuscan Cabernet Sauvignon. The desserts and Grappa were great, too.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, hot spot, notable wine list
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good if you like salt
    FoodieVIP
    Dined on 6/19/2014
    Pasta was fresh and good, but too salty for the our entrees (crab in cream sauce and seafood in cream sauce.)
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Mediocre
    neverfollowVIP
    Dined on 6/15/2014
    Service was poor and the food was not that great. I have dated here before the standard has definitely gone down.
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  • very delicious
    swoop
    Dined on 6/7/2014
    We had always heard about this restaurant, and finally went here. We were not disappointed. A new take on Italian - and yummy! We'll be returning for sure.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Not what I expected
    sommelier
    Dined on 6/5/2014
    I ordered this: Sfogliata alle Capesante (gfo) 18 wide thin pasta layered with sea scallops, spinach, leeks and mushrooms, light cream sauce. It sounds like I was getting a fair amount of sea scallops. Upon eating it, I think there was only one sea scallop cut up into pencil head eraser size pieces. It was delicious food, but for the money, I think there should have been larger and definitely more scallops. I liked the fact that it was organic though. They have an extensive wine list. The waiter was quite helpful in their recommendation for a wine since I am for sure not familiar with wines.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good to fair
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 6/4/2014
    Seems to have gone downhill since opening. Food very good. Service ok. Prices too high for portion size
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Westward81
    Dined on 5/29/2014
    After reading some other not very flattering reviews, we were a bit reluctant to try Pastavino. But we're glad we did! The food was excellent, as was the service, and we will definitely go back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wonderful food,wonderful service
    Suze
    Dined on 5/25/2014
    This was our first time at Pastavino and we loved it. To start with, the ambience is so interesting. They have done a great job of making this place have good energy...old brick walls, combined with very contemporary look. BUT, on to the food and the service. We had the bolognese and the lamb. Both were excellent. The lamb was perfectly done, with some tasty veggies on the side. My husband could not get enough of the bolognese. We wanted to pair a wine with our meal, so our waitress fetched Corrado, who asked several questions to understand our tastes/budget, and a few minutes later came back with a bottle of wine that was perfect for our meal and delicious ! It was a great experience for us and we will definitely go back here.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • worst service ever
    LetsgooutVIP
    Dined on 5/25/2014
    We will not return to this restaurant. The service was very poor. After we were seated, they actually called our cell phone to ask us if we intended to show up for our reservation. The waitress and staff were very unfriendly. Acted like they were doing you a favor to wait on you. We had to ask for bread 3 times, finally got it half way through the meal. This was after the waitress acted like she would bring bread right out after we ordered. Then we asked for salt and pepper and they brought us a pepper shaker that was empty and no salt. To make a long story short, this is how the evening went. The food was just okay. Nothing to write home about.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Good food, decent atmosphere
    dineallovertheUS
    Dined on 5/23/2014
    PastaVino has great food (but a little expensive for the portion size). However, there were a lot of unruly kids and the waitresses were more interested in snapchatting with the kids than asking if we needed more water. The music was also very loud paired with the children.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 29 ratings-only reviews submitted since May 23, 2014
    • Overall Rating3.7
    • Food3.9
    • Ambiance3.9
    • Service3.5
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 247 reviews are from the PASTAVINO reviews archive.
  • Service doesn't justify the price
    ServerAndGuestVIP
    Dined on 5/21/2014
    The food was good and the ambiance was visually appealing but extremely loud throughout restaraunt. The food runner was personable and informed but the rest of the staff, especially the server, need extensive training and direction from management.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Pastavino
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 5/16/2014
    The good was mediocre and the service was poor at best. Also. I was a bit surprised by the high prices for food that was just okay.
    Special Features:
    romantic
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Mother's Day Brunch
    HyacinthCourt
    Dined on 5/11/2014
    Their version of eggs Benedict with prosciutto was heavenly. The raspberry jam was unique with tiny bit cinnamon (?) and a big hit. Brioche buns a bit over done. My 85 year old dad was able to order just scrambled eggs and they graciously made him this that was not on the menu. They were delicious. This restaurant has only done brunch two times, once on Easter and then on Mothers Day. They did a great job and I am sure they will only get more perfect in the future. The staff were all a pleasure. I am not sure how the noise level Ratings work but it was quiet.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • saturdaynightdinner510
    Dined on 5/10/2014
    I was very surprised as how expensive everything was. I had been here before and was very pleased however, I think you are pricing yourselves out of the market. I am from "back east" 27 years ago and am still looking for a nice, reasonably prices neighborhood restaurant to go to frequently - unfortunately this will not be it! Food was great however, but the service was not.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • My night out
    Ilikegoodfood
    Dined on 5/10/2014
    I was really excited to dine here, having lived in Italy for quite some time, and to experience authentic food. However, it was abysmal. How can you justify serving cinghaile pappardelle and risotto for $24 each? If anything, those dishes should cost $12 and $9, respectively. I would understand the outrageous prices if the dishes were spectacular but sadly, they were mediocre and tired. My anniversary dinner was definitely nothing special and I'll unfortunately never return. Maybe lower the prices or try something more innovative in Italian cuisine. Also, the water we were served was lukewarm. Is your refrigeration unit broken? Honestly, we would have had better food at Olive Garden and this coming from someone whose lived in Tuscany.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • outstanding
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006VIP
    Dined on 5/3/2014
    a taste of italy in boulder! really great food impeccably prepared. reminds me of the little places in the italian countryside. farm fresh and delicious, a must when you are in boulder.
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies, Vibrant Bar Scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • kreviews
    Dined on 4/26/2014
    Nice restaurant on Pearl Street - in the middle of the action. Good pasta dishes and pizzas. Owner owner/chef were very kind and welcoming for our family celebration.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Food service and taste
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 4/25/2014
    We found the wait staff very friendly and helpful; service was timely. We ordered the pasta and clams, pizza, and a chicken dish. All were flavorful, but not overpowering. Enjoyed our meal, and friendliness of staff.
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2008VIP
    Dined on 4/21/2014
    After a 27 minute wait the 1st app arrived and the artichokes tasted like plastic, you could not tear them apart using your fingers, overcooked and inedible. The Kale was greasy and burnt. V ery disappointing.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great Meal!
    YumYumShushi
    Dined on 4/19/2014
    My girlfriend and I arrived at about 8 PM, and walked in to a full house. Thankfully I made reservations! We both had a glass of house red (pretty good), and for the main course had a pizza and the wild Boar bolonese. Huge wine selection! Overall I was really impressed with the pizza, which is hard to come by in Boulder. The bolonese could have used some work, maybe more seasoning/boar? There was one thing that I did not like one bit. The server brought us a small portion of bread, with no oil and no butter. Basically we had to eat dry bread. The couple next to us had oil and balsamic vinegar....not sure if they asked or if this is the standard. Could have certainly had more bread after we both ate our two small bites!
    Special Features:
    Romantic, Notable Wine List
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Not open for lunch
    Disappointed
    Dined on 4/15/2014
    Not open for lunch, even though open table allowed a reservation.
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Excellent Find/ Excellent Flavors
    clucacci
    Dined on 4/5/2014
    Found Pastavino on search of OpenTable as what was close to hotel in Boulder. It was a wonderful surprise and we will be back often. Shared a pizza and a pasta. The pizza was a fabulous mix of flavors cooked right there next to us in their wood burning oven. A Pizza is a must whether as an appetizer or part of your dinner. The waiter recommended and excellent new Chardonnay to pair with dinner - Wedell Hillside Chardonnay from Edna Valley. Excellent food, casual atmosphere.
    Special Features:
    Good for Groups, Hot Spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • What happened?
    FoodieVIP
    Dined on 3/31/2014
    We used to eat here at least once a week but now we will never go back. The food is fine but the menu is not what it once was & the service was spotty at best. This place could be great but it has fallen on hard times & we will never eat there again.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Lacks flavor
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 3/27/2014
    We had a great salad and drinks but the dishes were bland and small servings for the price
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Food and service
    RuthieVIP
    Dined on 3/24/2014
    The food options for Gluten Free customers were excellent and the service outstanding.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Good but not enough
    Crazycrayola
    Dined on 3/21/2014
    The portions were very small and the waitstaff seemed a little disorganized. The table next to us got their appetizer twice because of a mix up and we never got our bread. The food was very good and so was the atmosphere. The restaurant was modern and very well decorated.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.