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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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Sun - Sat 17:00 - 21:00
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Boulder, Colorado
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33 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Nice cozy spot with fireplace. It was packed and obviously very popular. Service was quite good (especially for how busy they were.) Food was just OK: The Brodetto Di Pesce had overcooked salmon & wasn't all that flavorful (seems like that would be easy to fix, but we ARE in the mountains of Colorado ordering seafood...) The Filetto con Pepe... More 

Thank pi-lette
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70 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Gunnison is a small town with limited cuisine. Garlic Mike's has a long reputation for good quality Italian food, reasonably priced and delivered with good service. This is not a pizza and spaghetti joint but owned and operated by a real chef. It also has a full bar and sets on the Gunnison River, which makes for even outdoor dining... More 

Thank Islandtexan
Crawford, Colorado
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82 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 83 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If you come from the New York City area, you'll recognize the flavors and sensibility of this restaurant. Garlic Mike comes from New Jersey across the Hudson from Manhattan and it shows. For example, the Alfredo sauce was not the bland creamy version usually found in the Rocky Mountain west, but it had flavors. I thought the cooking of the... More 

Thank CrawfordGene
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

There were five of us in our party. We had above average service. My brother and I had Melt in your mouth Prime Rib. The Best I've ever had. More so than some HIGH DOLLAR eats I've had. I was impressed that "Garlic Mike" made the rounds of all the tables to make sure all was well and if we... More 

Thank P Anthony M
Mequon, Wisconsin
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26 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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 January 2017

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 3 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 17 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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83 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 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 

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Loveland, Colorado
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57 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 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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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
Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Kids, Romantic
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?