Great experience!!We had a lovely dinner at Pastavino with another couple who had been there the previous week and highly recommended it. There is a large and varied menu that is very fairly priced! The chef came by our table to check in which was truly a gracious touch you don't see much these days. After the meal the chef sent out complimentary limoncello for all of us. WOW!! We usually only are treated this graciously in Europe ;-)
Overall, the service was very nice. Attentive without being too overbearing.
I would definitely recommend this restaurant if you are in the mood for authentic Italian food. Excellent appetizers that are generous portions, pizza, pastas, risotto as well as interesting seafood and meats.6/8/2013 12:00:00 AMExcellent RavioliOur first time to this restaurant. I had the ravioli in brown butter sauce - it was excellent. Would definitely order it again. My husband had the lasagna - it was just OK (pasta was a bit overcooked and it started to congeal by the end of the meal). Would not order that again. Prices were reasonable, especially for the Pearl Street area. It was pretty loud in the restaurant.6/1/2013 12:00:00 AMExcellent ItalianWent for anniversary dinner and happened to catch the end of happy hour. Able to each enjoy a cocktail, share an appetizer, and each had a pizza which we took home half all for well under $50. The meals are well put together with fresh ingredients.6/1/2013 12:00:00 AMNice little placeFrom menu, their salads are fabulous. We were eating very early in the evening, so the restaurant was nearly empty. Atmosphere would probably be quite different later in the evening.5/25/2013 12:00:00 AMI took my girlfriend out toI took my girlfriend out to Pastavino for dinner and had an amazing time. The food was delicious and perfectly prepared, the mixed drink and wine selections were superb, everything was moderately priced, the decor was appealing and well designed and the waitstaff was extremely friendly and knowledgeable. Overall this place was amazing. I wouldn't hesitate to recommend this to a friend for a nice dinner or as a great date spot.5/17/2013 12:00:00 AMI thought this was a veryI thought this was a very attractive place. The food was great and very reasonable priced. Would recommend to anyone and will go back again.4/28/2013 12:00:00 AMThree pasta entrees - LasagnaThree pasta entrees - Lasagna (very nice), Ravioli (excellent), Pasta with scallops and spinach (very good). And the house made bread was really good also.4/18/2013 12:00:00 AMWonderful food, great service,Wonderful food, great service, not overly expensive-- what's not to like?4/16/2013 12:00:00 AMNew restaurant in what wasNew restaurant in what was Juanita's Mexican previously. Nice modern design, very good service. Fresh and organic ingredients. Caprese and bruschetta were both excellent and you could taste the freshness. Pizza's were wood fired baked. Crust thin and crips, freshly made. Only comment for the prosciutto pizza would be to add a bit more oil and garlic--seasoning as it was dry. Salami pizza was very good. Wide selection of wines by the glass and bottle. Excellent selection of grappas and amare for post dinner. Dessert menu had usual tiramisu. We had chocolate tarte which was very rich and tasty. Worth going to for an upscale dinner without the upscale price.4/5/2013 12:00:00 AMWe dined at Pastavino on AprilWe dined at Pastavino on April 5, 2013 and had a fabulous meal. The baguette was outstandingly prepared as it was crisp, light, and very tasty. My husband ordered the Brodetto di Pesce and I ordered the Risotto ai Porcini. Both dishes were prepared supremely. I added some of the Brodetto broth to my Risotto which fully enhanced the deliciously prepared dish. We also had the soup of the day which was roasted chicken with onions and carrots. The broth was lovely and not overly salty.
The contemporary decor creates a very light and airy appeal. Though the upstairs was a bit loud at times, the downstairs appears to offer a quieter and more intimate setting.
Definitely a win and we will be back.4/5/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat menu options. Homemade,Great menu options. Homemade, delicious pasta. Everything was better than expected.4/4/2013 12:00:00 AMFriendly, efficient service.Friendly, efficient service. Pure pleasure on a lazy SUnday afternoon!3/31/2013 12:00:00 AMMy sister and I were travellingMy sister and I were travelling to Boulder for a girls weekend and were looking for a good dinner spot for both of us (one vegetarian one non-vegetarian) and we saw PastaVino on yelp. The food was excellent and the service was even better. The young woman who took care of us was friendly and helpful. She definitely made the experience memorable and enjoyable. I wish I remember her name- all I remember is she was also from the Midwest! I would absolutely recommend this restaurant to friends travelling to Colorado!3/22/2013 12:00:00 AMPastavino!Awesome scenery, awesome food, great service... Definitely worth a try.3/14/2013 12:00:00 AMTrue Italian with a flareBeing an Italian food snob, I was VERY impressed by Pastavino. I loved the portion sizes and their ability to bring home cooking flavors and mix them with a new age flare. Plate presence was beautiful and each dish presented on adjacent tables intrigued me as well. Although the wines by the glass list was short, it made it easy to find something simple that paired easily with my dish. Highlight of the evening was the Crema al Caramello. The slight hint of lemon gave this flavorful vanilla custard just what it needed to cap off the evening. Thank you for a great first dining experience.3/13/2013 12:00:00 AM