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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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Overview
  • Excellent65%
  • Very good20%
  • Average9%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“pasta” (37 reviews)
“bread” (30 reviews)
“brodetto” (6 reviews)
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CUISINES
Italian, Bar, Seafood, Pub, Soups, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
PRICE
$$ - $$$
RATINGS
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LOCATION
2674 State Highway 135, Gunnison, CO 81230-9705
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21 - 30 of 449 reviews

Reviewed July 25, 2018 via mobile

Had an early dinner there tonight. Food was generally good but my chicken piccata consisted of one piece of chicken with a white breading and one with no breading. The latter was very tough. I mentioned it to our waitress, who said she would check...More

Thank Solaqne71
Reviewed July 23, 2018

This is a small place on the road between Gunnison and Crested Butte with awesome Italian food. It is irght on the river and offers outdoor seating in the summer. They have a good kid's menu and the food is served with a frisbee, which...More

Thank RONALD D
mikegarlic, Owner at Garlic Mike's Italian Cuisine, responded to this reviewResponded July 25, 2018

We believe in taking care of the kids-making it fun for them! Thank you!!

Reviewed July 23, 2018 via mobile

What a great place for a special meal! My husband and I were staying right down the road and when we saw how crowded they were on our first night there, we decided to check them out the next night. We went early and were...More

Thank HaysopMary
mikegarlic, Owner at Garlic Mike's Italian Cuisine, responded to this reviewResponded July 24, 2018

Yes, we can be very busy during high season! I’m glad you were able to get a table with views. Thanks for sharing your experience. It’s funny you LOVED the Alfredo! Another review said it was awful. Oh, the joys of reviews!! Thank you! Come...More

Reviewed July 23, 2018

Six of us went to Mike’s for dinner on a week night. Reasonable noise level, great service and great Italian food. Very good wine by the glass, great veal dishes, just a pleasant dinner where everything works.

Thank Jim W
mikegarlic, Owner at Garlic Mike's Italian Cuisine, responded to this reviewResponded July 24, 2018

Grazie!! Thanks for your kind words!!

Reviewed July 21, 2018 via mobile

Garlic Mike's is lively and fun. We were seated earlier than our 7:30 reservation - bonus. They were down a server due to illness but that was very clearly communicated that service might be a little slow. Our server ( Nathan?) took up the slack...More

Thank Tanya90M
mikegarlic, Owner at Garlic Mike's Italian Cuisine, responded to this reviewResponded July 23, 2018
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Grazie!

Reviewed July 20, 2018 via mobile

Food was terrific, the wait staff very attentive and friendly, but you need to specify outdoors if you want that space for reservations. They cannot accommodate that preference when you arrive for your dinner. Other people know this and have already specified outdoors. It will...More

Thank RandyBWhite
mikegarlic, Owner at Garlic Mike's Italian Cuisine, responded to this reviewResponded July 21, 2018

We never guarantee reservations on the patio or anywhere in the restaurant. We do our best to accommodate. Thanks for joining us!

Reviewed July 20, 2018 via mobile

I was a bit disappointed given the rave reviews. Arrived at opening, with a reservation, but still waited an hour fifteen for our food. When ordering, it seemed like the server was always trying to upsell... Everything had an associated extra for a little bit...More

Thank brink1212
mikegarlic, Owner at Garlic Mike's Italian Cuisine, responded to this reviewResponded July 21, 2018

Except for our lighter portion entree sections, all of our ENTREES come with a choice of soup or salad, potato or linguine. A simple email to the restaurant or speaking with the manager, this could have been resolved instead of having to publicly shame the...More

Reviewed July 17, 2018

Based on all the reviews, I had high hopes for our evening out at Garlic Mike's. The scenery and riverside lounge is just as beautiful as the photos, and I would highly recommend this place for a drink by the river. Our food however was...More

1  Thank Sue27Litteton
mikegarlic, Owner at Garlic Mike's Italian Cuisine, responded to this reviewResponded July 18, 2018

I’m sorry you were disappointed in your experience. I suggest giving us another try. As far as the “attack's” as you put it. They come from a place where in this day and age, rather than saying something to the server, patrons choose to complain...More

Reviewed July 15, 2018 via mobile

It was my birthday so we read the reviews and gave it a go. I had the lamb chops and my husband had the Mushroom soup to start and Veal Marsala. Both were excellent! We had Bread pudding for desert that was excellent as well....More

Thank Chris M
mikegarlic, Owner at Garlic Mike's Italian Cuisine, responded to this reviewResponded July 17, 2018

Thanks to all of your compliments. Nathan is a Rock Star!! Thanks!!

Reviewed July 15, 2018

The food is great and they have a very nice wine list at reasonable prices. GET RESERVATIONS! The place is packed every night.

Thank TexasLee_13
mikegarlic, Owner at Garlic Mike's Italian Cuisine, responded to this reviewResponded July 17, 2018

Traci, co-owner of Garlic Mike’s and her staff spent months tasting over 200 wines to find the perfect balanced wine list. I’ll pass along your kind words. Yes, RESERVATIONS A MUST!! Grazie!!

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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
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$4 - US$31
Meals
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, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Kids
Open Hours
Sunday
10:00 a.m. - 9:30 p.m.
Monday
5:00 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
Tuesday
5:00 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
Wednesday
5:00 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
Thursday
5:00 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
Friday
5:00 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
Saturday
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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Description
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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