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“Still my favorite Restaurant in Gunnison”

Garlic Mike's Italian Cuisine
Ranked #3 of 55 Restaurants in Gunnison
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$4 - US$31
Cuisines: American, Italian
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Good for: Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Romantic, Groups
Dining options: Breakfast, Dinner, After-hours, Reservations
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.
Reviewed September 7, 2017

They have everything: A scenic back yard on the river to wait, have a drink, and enjoy. he service friendly and efficient. The food great. Even when it is busy, food was prepared well and efficient.

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mikegarlic, Owner at Garlic Mike's Italian Cuisine, responded to this reviewResponded September 9, 2017

We will be celebrating our 23 year in December. I thank you. My staff thanks you!
Mike

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Reviewed September 7, 2017

We spend time in the Rockies every year and have to make at least a couple trips to Garlic Mikes. We have never been disappointed at the quality or service. we prefer to sit on the tent enclose patio close to the outside where we can hear the river. I have tried all of the veal dishes and approve of all. the steaks and seafood are always done to perfection.

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Thank C Allan S
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mikegarlic, Owner at Garlic Mike's Italian Cuisine, responded to this reviewResponded September 9, 2017

Year after year THANK YOU!!! Stay tuned for next year as we constantly make improvements to our River Bar!!

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Reviewed September 7, 2017 via mobile

I have officially found the best prime rib in the valley!!! After trying every other one in Gunnison it's a unanimous decision!!! They had great other menu options as well! My wife loves everything she gets there.

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mikegarlic, Owner at Garlic Mike's Italian Cuisine, responded to this reviewResponded September 8, 2017

Thank you!!!! We use on the best selection of beef. Glad you appreciated it.

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Reviewed September 3, 2017 via mobile

We had dinner here during our vacation and had drinks by the river which was just beautiful! The food was fabulous and our server Erika was wonderful! Can't miss with this fabulous dining experience.

Thank Tisha M
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mikegarlic, Owner at Garlic Mike's Italian Cuisine, responded to this reviewResponded September 5, 2017

Grazie! There are 2 things we love, too. The River and Erika!

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Reviewed August 27, 2017

• Four of us for dinner outside of Gunnison at Garlic Mike’s (Italian, Mike grew up in northern NJ). The restaurant seemed pleasant but a bit stuffy compared with beautiful patio where we were seated. We ordered wine and studied the menus. I was wary when I learned there was no garlic bread at Garlic Mike's, but this disappointment was assuaged by good Caesar salads, ordered with anchovies and pine nuts. Then we waited for dinner: Service was slow but we consoled ourselves with a statement on the menu about Mike’s growing up Italian where dinner was the time to slow down and talk to each other. K very pleased with chicken picatta, and C enjoyed her striped bass. R got prime rib end cut and declared it the best he’s had (and he’s had plenty); I had brodetto di pesce (seafood stew) which came with beautiful mussels and thick with calamari and small scallops and shrimp –first taste was tepid but I played with it and it suddenly burst with flavor when I added parmesan cheese to its tomato based soup. We were all full so finished with dips of vanilla gelato. We went for a walk in the garden behind patio to a beautiful fast-running river just behind. We sat a few minutes at picnic table to take it all in and reflect on an excellent dining experience.

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mikegarlic, Owner at Garlic Mike's Italian Cuisine, responded to this reviewResponded August 28, 2017

Thank you for joining us and thanks for your kind words!

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