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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
  • Excellent66%
  • Very good20%
  • Average8%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible1%
Travelers talk about
“pasta” (43 reviews)
“garlic fries” (9 reviews)
“brodetto” (6 reviews)
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CUISINES
Italian, Seafood, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
PRICE
$$ - $$$
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LOCATION
2674 State Highway 135, Gunnison, CO 81230-9705
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Reviewed November 3, 2018 via mobile

Tonight, for our anniversary, we decided to finally try Garlic Mikes. We have lived in the valley for over five years and even though this was our first time being a customer, nothing can compare to this restaurant. Excellent service, food and wine! It exceeded...More

Date of visit: November 2018
1  Thank cjmulvin
mikegarlic, Owner at Garlic Mike's Italian Cuisine, responded to this reviewResponded November 4, 2018

WOW!!! Thank you!! I hope you become regulars. I was having dinner with my family. I wish I had a chance to come over and say hello. Please introduce yourself the next time you are in. Welcome to Gunnison-after 5 years!

Reviewed October 25, 2018

We stopped in by chance. We were staying at 3 Rivers and wanted to go into Gunnison for dinner. It was getting dark and we saw Garlic Mikes and decided to take a chance, I mean with the name garlic in it how could you...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank sandy s
mikegarlic, Owner at Garlic Mike's Italian Cuisine, responded to this reviewResponded October 26, 2018

Grazie!!!! We’re glad you joined us!

Reviewed October 15, 2018

We really enjoyed our dinner at Garlic Mike's! A great selection for my vegetarian cousin and the service was friendly and prompt. We were there on a very busy night but didn't have to wait long.

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank stephielou23
Reviewed October 14, 2018 via mobile

Super friendly staff, clean and spacious. Pricing was about average but for was great! Worth the drive and if ever back in the area will be a must stop!

Date of visit: November 2017
Thank Navigator234578
Reviewed October 3, 2018

We chose Garlic Mike's based on it being the top-rated Italian food in Gunnison. I now think all those glowing reviews are based on people being impressed by the upscale atmosphere (and prices). Judging on what really matters - the food and the service -...More

Date of visit: July 2018
1  Thank KS80537
mikegarlic, Owner at Garlic Mike's Italian Cuisine, responded to this reviewResponded October 4, 2018

Perhaps the Olive Garden is more your style. We’ve been in busy for 24 years. I’ve been to Italy quite a few times. In fact, I just returned. I’ve learned from social media reviews that we simply cannot please everyone. Enjoy your all you can...More

Reviewed October 2, 2018

After a day of fishing, nothing beats sitting down to a hearty, authentic Italian meal. The menu is extensive; the food is prepared perfectly and the ambience is casual, yet refined. Moreover, the meal is well-priced. Try the fried calamari -- excellent!

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank Kathryn D
mikegarlic, Owner at Garlic Mike's Italian Cuisine, responded to this reviewResponded October 3, 2018

We are glad you had a great experience!! My staff works very hard!! 24 years!!

Reviewed October 2, 2018

We noticed the parking for this restaurant was packed so we made a reservation for the next night, good thing too because it filled within an half hour. I had the steak with mushrooms in balsamic and Chianti wine sauce, it was terrific! My friends...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank mbaerwal
mikegarlic, Owner at Garlic Mike's Italian Cuisine, responded to this reviewResponded October 3, 2018

Grazie for your kind words! Please join us again, soon!

Reviewed October 1, 2018 via mobile

Went here during a roadtrip through Southern Colorado. It had good reviews, so we thought we'd give it a try. We were sat immediately. The atmosphere was lively. We ordered a bottle of wine, mac and cheese and a red sauce pasta dish. Everything was...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank katykat514
mikegarlic, Owner at Garlic Mike's Italian Cuisine, responded to this reviewResponded October 2, 2018

Grazie!! Glad you liked us. You must come back in summer to experience the River Bar! Follow Garlic Mike’s on Facebook to view the River Bar video.

Reviewed September 28, 2018

Stopped in on a Friday with no reservation, but we got a decent table for two. The place was JAMMING. Service was BUSY, so slow, but they were still very attentive. The bread/butter for the table was fresh and excellent. We had the garlic fries...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank bigwuhead
mikegarlic, Owner at Garlic Mike's Italian Cuisine, responded to this reviewResponded September 30, 2018

Thanks for your words. However, I'm confused. I've never had a comment made about a small pasta portion. Our pasta portions are enough for most people to take home extras for lunch the next day.

Reviewed September 25, 2018

Garlic Mike's is a great place to go if you're hungry for Italian food in the Gunnison area. They have an extensive menu of fresh Italian dishes. The food was tasty, and the service was great. You won't go wrong here! Just get a reservation...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank Aggiedirtdoc
mikegarlic, Owner at Garlic Mike's Italian Cuisine, responded to this reviewResponded September 27, 2018

Thanks for sharing your experience with us and others. We’re glad you enjoyed your visit. 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
$9 - $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
Kids, Families with children, Special occasions, Large groups, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Romantic
Open Hours
Sunday
10:00 AM - 9:30 PM
Monday
5:00 PM - 9:30 PM
Tuesday
5:00 PM - 9:30 PM
Wednesday
5:00 PM - 9:30 PM
Thursday
5:00 PM - 9:30 PM
Friday
5:00 PM - 9:30 PM
Saturday
5:00 PM - 9:30 PM
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
  • E-mail
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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