Eat Well, Do Good.
- All pasta dishes are made fresh to order using 100% trans-fat free canola oil.
- Salad dressings are made fresh in house daily using 100% trans-fat free canola oil.
- Multigrain pasta and gluten-free pasta substitutes available.
- Any pasta dish can be made vegetarian by substituting jerk tofu or fresh veggies. Many dishes can be made vegan as well.
- Spices are free of MSG, all-natural and sourced locally from ENJ Family Farms of Cedaredge, CO.
- Our Italian sausage is all natural, nitrate free from Polidori Sausage Company of Denver, CO.
- Rasta Pasta strives for zero landfill waste by participating in Bestway Disposal’s commercial compost and Way Green recycling programs.
- Rasta pasta does not use any styrofoam or traditional plastic containers. To-go boxes are 100% biodegradable and compostable paper.
- Plastic cups and lids are biodegradable and compostable corn plastic.
- Plastic forks are biodegradable and compostable plant starch.
- Paper napkins are biodegradable and compostable unbleached paper.
- Drinking water and straws available upon request instead of standard issue.
- Linen napkins used for dine-in service.
Rasta Pasta of Colorado Springs is a lively food and music venue aimed at providing fresh and creative pasta dishes at an “irie” price. We are a local and family owned business dedicated to our customers, employees, community and environment. Our primary goal is to give our patrons an unforgettable meal with quality service and generous portions. We strive to be a downtown fixture where fun people come to eat, drink and stir it up to reggae music. One love, one pasta.
The story of Rasta Pasta begins with Cordon Bleu Swiss Chef Dan Gnos. Dan created the Rasta Pasta menu and opened the original restaurant in Breckenridge in May of 1993. Current owner Scott Lias took over Rasta Pasta in November of 1993. Scott opened the second Rasta Pasta in Fort Collins, CO in 1996.
Colorado Springs owners, Greg Harris, Rebecca Taraborelli and Matt Taraborelli have been long time Rasta Pasta fans. For years, their weekend snowboarding trips to Breckenridge always ended at Rasta Pasta. The trio would spend the long car ride home dreaming about opening a Rasta Pasta of their own. Eventually the snowboarding trips turned into training trips and the car rides turned into strategy meetings. Their dream became reality in September of 2009 when Rasta Pasta Colorado Springs opened for business.