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Garlic Mike's Italian Cuisine

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2674 State Highway 135, Gunnison, CO 81230-9705
+1 970-641-2493
17:00 - 21:00
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Houston, Texas
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50 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Good food, but not the best waiter. I will give it a chance the next time I visit because it could have been a lot better if our waiter had not been stoned. My husband promises that it is worth giving it another try.

Thank Angela S
Gunnison, Colorado
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15 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Never fail to receive a delicious dinner here. It's always first choice for date night or a special get together. The steak carbonara is A-FREAKING-MAZING. Pasta, chicken, sangria...you just can't go wrong. If you're planning on visiting during a holiday or the very busy summer season, keep in mind that it may be packed, and you'll need a reservation and... More 

1 Thank colourado14
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76 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

My friend took me to dinner here to celebrate 🎉. The smell of delicious food cooking when you enter blows you away! Christian was our waiter, very attentive and funny. 😀 Actually, all the staff we met were so friendly! I had chicken with mushrooms and spinach and fried polenta! DELICIOUS!!! And we loved the wine 🍷 he suggested. We... More 

Thank LizFurman
Loveland, Colorado
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55 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We love this place for a family dinner. The food is great. We often have to wait a long, long time for our food. If we're visiting with family and out for the night, this is usually okay.

1 Thank jerekson
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16 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 2016 via mobile

I went to Garlic Mike's with a few friends for dinner. We had an appetizer and each got an entree with some beverages. All of the food was super tasty and well timed. Our waitress either was having a horrible day or hated us, as she was rude and sarcastic every time she visited the table. I hope that this... More 

1 Thank Bridget W
Farmington, New Mexico
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29 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

A truly unique experience. My wife and myself visited this wonderful restaurant and was very pleased. The atmosphere was very friendly and the food was out of this world. I had the shaghetti and meatballs with sausage and was extremely pleased with the care and flavor of the meal. They have a full bar and we had a seasonal drink... More 

1 Thank travelerinnm2014
Colorado Springs, Colorado
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46 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016

Located well north of town on the road to Crested Butte, a little hard to find at night as not will lighted. The food was very good and the server's wine recommendation was well received. The server was very pleasant and attentive but not overly attentive.

Thank SteveSuzan
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22 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 October 2016 via mobile

We have visited Gunnison every year for the last 10 years and never stopped in. Every evening the parking lot is full! Now we know why!! The restaurant was full and we didn't have a reservation but we were able to sit and have dinner at the bar. The bartender was really friendly and talented!! She put on quite a... More 

Thank Angie B
Dallas, Texas
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178 reviews
104 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 81 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 October 2016 via mobile

One word describes Garlic Mike's, "Authentic". We started with the fried green tomatoes and they were delicious. I had the chicken piccata, brussels sprouts, salad, and fettuccine with marinara sauce, it was so good and definitely tasted like meals I've had in Italy. My husband had the special of the day, which contained mussels, scallops, and shrimp on pasta, he... More 

Thank corvettegirl07
St Austell, United Kingdom
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13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 October 2016 via mobile

We just had soup & a basic pasta dish which was great bout had a feeling that the waitress was less than impressed that we didn't have wine & more food. Our waitress was grumpy & the lads are a bit "throw it on the table and go". Girls on the front desk were charming and the venue is lovely.

Thank Kay222013

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$4 - US$31
Italian, Gluten Free Options
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
Good for
Local cuisine, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Kids
Open Hours
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
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
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?