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Garlic Mike's Italian Cuisine

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2674 State Hwy 135, Gunnison, CO 81230-9705
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Taos, New Mexico
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Best restaurant in Gunnison! Food is fantastic! Owner is very attentive. Food is fantastic! I would come back to Gunnison just to eat here

Thank cbrunsend
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

The first night we were in Gunnison we had a less-than-stellar dinner at the Blue Table (see review), followed the second evening by a really good meal at Mike's. We almost skipped this place because the name reminded us of some overly-heavy-on-the-garlic Italian restaurants that we don't much care for. But Garlic Mike's proved those expectations to be totally wrong.... More 

Thank MT_Flyfishing_Fan
Leadville, Colorado
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5 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The restaurant is just steps from the river. Sit on the patio, enjoy good wine and great pasta! Worth the 10 minute drive outside Gunnison.

Thank 2016bc2016
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70 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We had Chicken Funghi E Herb, not enough herbs to say it was better than Daves Bar B Q's Chicken Marsala in Estes Park. But it was good. We also had Flat Iron Fetticcine, very good, but not much beef, the other dinner was a total disappointment. Chicken Parmigiana, the breaded chicken patty was unflavorful and cold. We had waited... More 

Thank lovethebeach87311
San Antonio, Texas
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25 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Went to Garlic Mike's for dinner after a busy day of hiking. We didn't have a reservation and the place was quite busy. The hostess found us a nice table and we had a wonderful dinner. Our waitress Kate was fantastic. Service was prompt, food excellent. We had fresh lasagna and chicken parmigiana. Both were great - no leftovers. Restaurant... More 

Thank BigAL65SA
Conifer, Colorado
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45 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Great authentic Italian food, but average service made the experience disappointing. The entire wait staff was uncaring and never show any emotion. Our waitress yawned a lot and disappeared at times. Sure she was nice enough, but one got the feeling she would rather be somewhere else. The food was excellent and made the trip out of town worth the... More 

Thank Steve A
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35 reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We had Mike's stroganoff and the salmon dish and weren't impressed. The food was average at best and was $24 a plate. It was a nice environment but parking was poor as you had to park in a dark lot and trip finding your way to the restaurant.

Thank Maryhadalamb
Houston, Texas
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52 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

We went without reservations but didn't have to wait long. The service was good, wine list was good, and the food was good.

Thank Jaimie L
Colorado Springs, Colorado
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3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

I ordered the spaghetti, it was good but the sauce was a little bland for my taste, however; the meatballs and sausage was outstanding. The staff was efficient and friendly. The bread....delicious. I would probably go back. I think Mike forgot the garlic

Thank mjwilde
mikegarlic, Owner at Garlic Mike's Italian Cuisine, responded to this review

Grazie!!! Not enough Garlic? Hey, we are GARLIC Mike's! Ask for more! It's that easy! More 

Centennial, Colorado
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129 reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Horrible food, plus Slow service, plus great location = Equals Never to return. Hope the river overflows someday and washes this place away.

Thank Blake S
mikegarlic, Owner at Garlic Mike's Italian Cuisine, responded to this review

I find your review mean spirited and threatening. Hoping that the river will overflow and wash our business away is cruel. If you were that unhappy, don't come back. There are times like this I wish there were a Customer Advisor platform. More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$4 - $31
Italian, Gluten Free
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
Romantic, Large groups, Special occasions, Business meetings, Families with children
Open Hours
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2674 State Hwy 135, Gunnison, CO 81230-9705
  • Location: United States  >  Colorado (CO)  >  Gunnison
  • Phone Number: 19706412493
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 allow dogs on the outdoor patio?