The Best place to live in the USA also has the best Pasta around

Our community is beaming with pride this week when Boulder was ranked the #1 Best Place to Live in the USA by the US News and World Report, and we’re sure having access to Il Pastaio‘s quality fresh pasta didn’t hurt Boulder’s ranking. The report evaluates the best places to live for quality of life and safety. Their editors highlighted:


“Boulder’s natural beauty and abundance of opportunities for outdoor recreation, including parks, trails and open space. It also noted Boulder’s extensive bike network, thriving economy, lively arts community, dynamic Pearl Street and impressive restaurant scene.”

US News and World Report 2020

Therefore we are confident our fresh pasta and authentic Italian food surely contributed to putting Boulder ahead of the pack!

These days, we could all use some good news. Here at the restaurant, we are very concerned with the numerous local fires that are threatening our friends, neighbors, and local ecosystem. We send our best wishes and prayers to anyone in our region facing these serious dangers, and we tip our hat to the brave men and women who fight these fires with interminable courage. We respect, admire, and appreciate you all.


Photo credit: North Metro Fire, Broomfield.

But onward and upward. We will continue doing what we do best: making pasta. Our Halloween Stimulus Package will continue to be available well into the month of November. You’ll be able to enjoy the sweet potato gnocchi (an excellent addition to any Thanksgiving menu), throughout the Fall season.


Our latest product: sweet potato gnocchi.