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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 good19%
  • Average9%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible2%
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“pasta” (37 reviews)
“bread” (29 reviews)
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Italian, Bar, Seafood, Pub, Soups, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
2674 State Highway 135, Gunnison, CO 81230-9705
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

We stopped hare after a long day of dual sport motorcycle riding in the mountains. Close to our Hotel and recommend by the locals. The food and atmosphere was fantastic!

Thank Mike93c
Reviewed yesterday

Reservations are recommended since it gets busy for dinner. A little pricey for the middle of Colorado but it is a college town, vacation area, and near a major ski resort.

Thank Richard H
Reviewed 4 days ago

Garlic Mike''s continues to be Gunnison's best restaurant. Shelby, Travis, and Christian were the staff members that made our dining experience perfect. Mike retains the best staff in Gunnison, with very little turnover! We began with Conundrum Red Blend Wine along with big bowls of...More

Thank cwt2015
mikegarlic, Owner at Garlic Mike's Italian Cuisine, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Thanks so much! You chose many of my personal favorites!! Next time you are in town, let me know. I’ll share some other great favorites!

Reviewed 6 days ago

Garlic Mike's was a good choice for our one night in Gunnison! They had pretty good gluten free pasta that we took to go because we had our pup with us. The inside of the restaurant is super cute and seems like a very local...More

Thank krc11
mikegarlic, Owner at Garlic Mike's Italian Cuisine, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Thanks for the review. To go orders are prepared, just not boxed until the guest arrives-ensuring hot food. I’ll look into the add chicken...

Reviewed 6 days ago

Annual retreat near Powderhorn includes a drive in to town for Garlic Mike. With family & new friends it did not disappoint but reservations were essential. Loud & busy, but a little better on the patio. Great server got our wine orders ... I arm-wrestled...More

Thank centaur41
mikegarlic, Owner at Garlic Mike's Italian Cuisine, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago
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Grazie Miele!!

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We were staying at an Airbnb in Gunnison and was told by the owner to try Garlic Mike's. We have passed the restaurant many a time going to Crested Butte and finally its go time. The wait was an hour! The parking lot was packed....More

Thank Lydell T
mikegarlic, Owner at Garlic Mike's Italian Cuisine, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thanks for the kind words!! It was very nice meeting the three of you. Here’s my “Customer Advisor “ of you: Very nice people, who understand that going out to dinner is an event. If you want fast food, go elsewhere. Great conversation and good...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Went there for a family get-together and the food was very good. Unfortunately the service was quite slow and the portions were very small. I payed $18.00 for a piece of salmon about the size of my drivers license. We have eaten at Garlic Mikes...More

Thank ryan_2638474
mikegarlic, Owner at Garlic Mike's Italian Cuisine, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thanks for your review. However, your comment about the portions being small is very inaccurate. You ordered from the “smaller portion “ section of the menu. These portions are made smaller by the request of our Young at Heart guests,who do not wish to eat...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

stopped for wifes birthday - sangria was great - service was good as well - the mussels and broth were great as well as the bread that they served to mop up the juices. one female waitress there was very loud and wherever you were...More

Thank David B
mikegarlic, Owner at Garlic Mike's Italian Cuisine, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

As I appreciate the kind words about your dinner, I think it’s a little harsh to call out the sound of a staff members voice. Angela will probably see this hurtful comment.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Positive-mixed drink was great Negative-1.5 hr wait for food, Luke warm food,bland,veal was from old cow,not young calf.Pasta and shrimp overcooked and I spent $90 bucks?

Thank dumptank50
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We were staying super close to Garlic Mike’ at the Tall Texan RV Park, and ate here the first night we arrived. It was Sunday night and super busy, but we found a spot at the bar. We like to sit at the bar so...More

Thank Rhonleeb
mikegarlic, Owner at Garlic Mike's Italian Cuisine, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you!! We always tell guests to head out by the River Bar before and after dinner OR BOTH!! Thanks for joining us!!

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Dale M
October 25, 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
Child-friendly, Business meetings, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Groups, Romantic
Open Hours
10:00 a.m. - 9:30 p.m.
5:00 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
5:00 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
5:00 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
5:00 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
5:00 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
5:00 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
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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And, Gunnison’s ONLY RIVER BAR!!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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