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Garlic Mike's Italian Cuisine

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2674 State Highway 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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Farmington, New Mexico
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29 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

A truly unique experience. My wife and myself visited this wonderful restaurant and was very pleased. The atmosphere was very friendly and the food was out of this world. I had the shaghetti and meatballs with sausage and was extremely pleased with the care and flavor of the meal. They have a full bar and we had a seasonal drink... More 

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Colorado Springs, Colorado
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47 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Located well north of town on the road to Crested Butte, a little hard to find at night as not will lighted. The food was very good and the server's wine recommendation was well received. The server was very pleasant and attentive but not overly attentive.

Thank SteveSuzan
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17 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We have visited Gunnison every year for the last 10 years and never stopped in. Every evening the parking lot is full! Now we know why!! The restaurant was full and we didn't have a reservation but we were able to sit and have dinner at the bar. The bartender was really friendly and talented!! She put on quite a... More 

Thank Angie B
Dallas, Texas
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173 reviews
100 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 81 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

One word describes Garlic Mike's, "Authentic". We started with the fried green tomatoes and they were delicious. I had the chicken piccata, brussels sprouts, salad, and fettuccine with marinara sauce, it was so good and definitely tasted like meals I've had in Italy. My husband had the special of the day, which contained mussels, scallops, and shrimp on pasta, he... More 

Thank corvettegirl07
St Austell, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We just had soup & a basic pasta dish which was great bout had a feeling that the waitress was less than impressed that we didn't have wine & more food. Our waitress was grumpy & the lads are a bit "throw it on the table and go". Girls on the front desk were charming and the venue is lovely.

Thank Kay222013
Sorento, Illinois
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We ate here last night, the food was average for the price. The waiter we had was not so friendly. We were there with friends, he didn't ask if we wanted separate checks. When we asked for separate checks , he said you should have told me in the beginning, and that it was going to be hard and that... More 

1 Thank lindabook
Joplin, Missouri
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68 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Had dinner here tonight. The food was excellent! Some of the best Italian food we have had. Ryan?, our server, was great. Everyone was very friendly and helpful.

Thank Nancy083012
Highlands Ranch, Colorado
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40 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Garlic Mike's was our favorite meal on our week long vacation in the Crested Butte/Gunnison area. I had the salmon special with linguine/sauce, green beans, salad, and bread. The salmon was succulent and cooked to perfection (not undercooked like a lot of restaurants yet very tender). Sauce tastes fresh. Green beans were tasty and not over- or under-done. Garlic butter... More 

Thank KimW369
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220 reviews
118 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 83 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

A most wonderful restaurant with an excellent wine list. I started with a cup of Potato Leek soup that was so good that I wanted to lick the bowl. My wife had the grilled chicken balsamico and I had the grilled skirt steak with a roasted potato with mushroom gravy with a side of green beans. Excellent preparation with everything.... More 

Thank Noel J
Colorado Springs, Colorado
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32 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Friends recommended Garlic Mike's & we weren't disappointed! Highly recommend reservations & might still have to wait. Fantastic outdoor dining weather permitting. Chairs on Gunnison River that you can walk over to. Great service at the bar during short wait. Hubby ordered extremely tender steak w/pepper style sauce. I ordered combo of seafood served over pasta. Our only complaint is... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$4 - $31
Italian, Gluten Free Options
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
Kids, Business meetings, Special occasions, Large groups, Romantic, Local cuisine, 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 Highway 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 have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?