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Valentine’s Day Dinner Boulder. Seats Still Available.

Valentine’s Day Dinner Boulder. Seats Still Available.

Our last post shared the details of our upcoming Special Valentine’s Day Prix Fixe dinner. Sure “Prix Fixe” is a French term, but consider it a global restaurant term for “great opportunity to eat well for a good price.” Certainly that is what we are offering with our four course event that features among many good notes our fine ravioli making skills, delicious pork belly option and a singular opportunity to enjoy a white chocolate mousse, hand made by our Chef and captain: Giuseppe Oreamuno.

Our past Prix Fixe meals have always been a success, and we plan to yet again bring our “A” game. Our goal is that when you think Valentine’s Day Dinner Boulder, we want you to think: Il Pastaio! We are also working on a special surprise that is almost locked in, hopefully it will come to fruition. The food is happening, the setting is ready all we need is your reservation to create a memorable night for our lovely diners.

The settings start at 5 pm, 7 pm, and 9 pm. This gives diners a good amount of time to enjoy their courses while also leaving plenty of room for your other evening plans. We are a small restaurant (only setting for 35 people at full capacity) so, that is why we stress the need for reservations, to ensure that we can get you and your special date seats. You can also contact us through out Facebook page.

We will have vegan options, but sadly, the ravioli will not be vegan. We will not have an on hand vegan pasta and there fore will not have a pasta substitution (this also means we cannot alter the price due to the demand of these dinners seats), but we will have gluten free gnocchi for anyone with a wheat allergy that cannot eat pasta.

Once again, thank you for your consideration and we look forward to seeing those of you who have made reservations at the meal. We wish you all a splendid day for lovers. Grazie Mille!

4 Courses, three time slots for your most convenient dinner hour.


Making fresh pasta, by hand or machinery

Making fresh pasta, by hand or machinery

Making fresh pasta is what we are all about at Il Pastaio. Our pasta production traditions are informed by the experiences and know-how imparted upon my father throughout his four decades in the restaurant business, as well as his upbringing with family members in Pisa, Italy.

Giuseppe’s process was fast tracked when in Boulder, Colorado he had the opportunity to learn to work with Italian-made industrial pasta making machines of the highest caliber. The imported equipment; Pama Roma machinery, is revered for its power, durability and ingenuity; and they are the tools that have been helping us make pasta for our community in Boulder, for nearly 20 years. Pasta processed from a bronze-die extrusion industrial process, is considered the “Gold Standard” of pasta products.


In America, pasta production has now hit home and it is fashionable to make it fresh, with local ingredients, hand kneading techniques and small kitchen machinery. Aside from the fun and satisfaction derived from making your own pasta at home, it cannot be denied that the process is difficult and time consuming. Everyday, the internet can provide you with culinary experts sharing their tips on at-home “hacks” to make the process simpler or more inexpensive. In summation, the simple luxury of eating and experiencing fresh pasta is available to us all, wether you take action in your own hands, or find a simpler route…

Here in Boulder, Colorado we are lucky and happy to have a pasta boutique right in our city, our neighborhood, that makes numerous pasta products for an extremely reasonable price. Give our friends and family a memorable culinary experience by sharing our fresh pasta products. Cooking instructions are simple and quick. Check out our line-up and get creative. By acquiring our fresh pasta sheets. you can make your own lasagna or even try your hand at creating your own ravioli. the fun begins with a visit to our location.

From our family to yours, make any dinner experience, a connection to the Old World, and our ancestors.