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Garlic Mike's Italian Cuisine

2674 State Highway 135, Gunnison, CO 81230-9705
+1 970-641-2493
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  • Excellent65%
  • Very good18%
  • Average10%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible2%
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“pasta” (37 reviews)
“bread” (26 reviews)
“brodetto” (5 reviews)
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Italian, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
2674 State Highway 135, Gunnison, CO 81230-9705
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Drive by this restaurant at least twice a year and always think I need to try it out. Well, finally we did and what a surprise. It was so good. It was a Friday night and we did have a reservation. They were very busy...More

Thank sunny1999
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We were very happy to find Garlic Mike's. This is a very traditional red checked table cloth Italian eatery. The menu has the favorites you would expect prepared and served very well. They have a very good wine list for a small Colorado town and...More

Thank KB6CLA
Reviewed 23 October 2017 via mobile

I haven't eaten here twice. Food is solid. Growing up in NY I have really high expectations. They do give you a lot of food tho. We have taken home food on both occasions. Maybe a little pricey for Italian food. Wines were good but...More

Thank tomjuw
mikegarlic, Owner at Garlic Mike's Italian Cuisine, responded to this reviewResponded 26 October 2017

Thanks for your comments. Our entree prices range fro $14 to $30 (for filet mignon) Perhaps you were looking at our wine features -by the glass, that are priced a bit higher, because we feature higher end wines by Caymus. These same wines sell for...More

Reviewed 12 October 2017

Sophia, Marie, and Mike did an outstanding job of ensuring that we had a great dinner experience last evening. We began with a bottle of a very nice pinot noir, which was the perfect accompaniment to our meal. The garlic soup was outstanding. I usually...More

Thank cwt2015
mikegarlic, Owner at Garlic Mike's Italian Cuisine, responded to this reviewResponded 13 October 2017

I'm glad you had a great time. I had seen Garlic Soup prepared on the Food Network. I thought, I need to do this!!! So, I put my spin on it. MORE GARLIC, MORE BUTTER. If might make out winter menu! Thanks for your kind...More

Reviewed 8 October 2017

We have had the pleasure of dining here numerous times over the past couple of years. My son plays football for Western State, so we come here a lot. Mike and his staff are always welcoming, and the service and food are always the best....More

Thank ctleyba
mikegarlic, Owner at Garlic Mike's Italian Cuisine, responded to this reviewResponded 10 October 2017

Thanks so much for the kind review. No, we aren't the place to get in and get out. All of our food is prepared to order. When we set up our reservation book, we generally give each table an hour and a half per seating,...More

Reviewed 5 October 2017

Garlic Mike's is not to be missed if you are anywhere near Gunnison or Crested Butte Co. If you like Italian food, I mean really like Italian food this is the place to come. Either Mike or his daughter is usually on the scene to...More

Thank LindaK2042
mikegarlic, Owner at Garlic Mike's Italian Cuisine, responded to this reviewResponded 6 October 2017

Thank you for the very kind words! We hope to see you again soon!

Reviewed 3 October 2017

We heard this was a good restaurant and we were in the mood for Italian food. A big disappointment. First, the hostess had no idea what she was doing, and refused to take our name to put on the list for a table. Finally, we...More

Thank RockyMtnTravel1
mikegarlic, Owner at Garlic Mike's Italian Cuisine, responded to this reviewResponded 4 October 2017

If your waiter came back to the table 2 or 3 times, why didn't you tell him your salmon was over cooked? And while you were at it, ask for pasta. It comes with entrees. Thanks for joining us!

Reviewed 2 October 2017

We have been going to Gunnison in late September to fish for years. Avoided Garlic Mike's because we're Gluten Free (actually pretty paleo, but who's counting) and Italian is all about the pasta. Well friends, were we surprised! Went last year and it was amazing....More

Thank lucysoars
mikegarlic, Owner at Garlic Mike's Italian Cuisine, responded to this reviewResponded 2 October 2017

You've said some very nice things! Thank you! We aren't just about the pasta. Many GF offerings. See you next year?!

Reviewed 29 September 2017

I absolutely love Garlic Mikes. They're one of my favorite restaurants in Gunnison. Great, authentic Italian food and friendly staff. If you haven't tried their corn chowder, I highly recommend it. They have a wonderful wine selection too. Love the new River Bar too! Just...More

Thank eCRen19
mikegarlic, Owner at Garlic Mike's Italian Cuisine, responded to this reviewResponded 30 September 2017

Thanks for the kind words! We take pride in our Corn Chowder-although only available in sommer months. Thanks for joining us!

Reviewed 28 September 2017

We went on a Monday night and the place was “hopping”!! It is a old building on the outskirts of town , unassuming .... but the atmosphere makes up for the quaint decor. The service was excellent, efficient and friendly. The meal was Italian homefare,...More

Thank Sage2724
mikegarlic, Owner at Garlic Mike's Italian Cuisine, responded to this reviewResponded 30 September 2017

We are glad you enjoyed your experience! Please, come join us again!

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Dale M
26 October 2015|
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Response from Patricia S | Reviewed this property |
Highway 135 on way to Crested Butte. About three miles out of Gunnison on right side of road near bridge over the Gunnison River.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
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Average prices
US$4 - US$31
Dinner, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Reservations, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Romantic, Groups, Kids, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly
Open Hours
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2674 State Highway 135, Gunnison, CO 81230-9705
  • Location: United States  >  Colorado (CO)  >  Gunnison
  • Phone Number: +1 970-641-2493
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Located just 3 miles morth of town on the Gunnison River. East coast Italian Cuisine featuring pasta, seafood, chicken and veal and traditional Italian fare and non traditional daily specials. Creative cocktails and wine list. Dine al fresco style on our covered, heated patio in summer, or a fireside table in winter. Featured on the Travel Channels "Food Paradise"-"Garlic Paradise. A tourists and locals favorite for over 20 years.
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