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Garlic Mike's Italian Cuisine

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$$ - $$$
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2674 State Highway 135, Gunnison, CO 81230-9705
+1 970-641-2493
17:00 - 21:00
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Sun - Sat 17:00 - 21:00
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Mequon, Wisconsin
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23 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This should definitely be #1 restaurant in Gunnison. We were thinking of another restaurant, but the "locals" persuaded us, and they were right -- one of the best Italian restaurants we have visited. We had a great waiter, followed his suggestions, and had a delightful dinner. Sat next to the fireplace. Bottom line, we loved it.

Thank marlie15
Dallas, Texas
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14 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a dining experience not to miss if you are in Crested Butte/Gunnison area. It is definitely worth the drive from Crested Butte! The entire experience was delectable, great service, mouthwatering food, quaint mountain decor and reasonably priced. I love the Chicken Funghi E Herbe, it is devine!

Thank D2CB
Houston, Texas
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50 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 December 2016

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.

1 Thank Angela S
Gunnison, Colorado
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19 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 November 2016

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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78 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 November 2016 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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57 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 November 2016

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 19 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 3 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

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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
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
Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Business meetings, Child-friendly, 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 allow dogs on the outdoor patio?