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“Highly Recommended By A Local” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Mutu's Italian Kitchen

Mutu's Italian Kitchen
Ranked #20 of 183 Restaurants in Durango
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $15 - $20
Cuisines: Italian
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Restaurant details
Good for: Romantic, Large groups, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Families with children
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Dewey, Arizona
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163 reviews
100 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
“Highly Recommended By A Local”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2013

On the recommendation of a chef friend who lives in town, we went to dinner on our most recent visit at Mutu’s Italian Kitchen, WOW!
My DH is American-Italian from the East Coast and is VERY picky about his Italian food. That’s the reason the our friends steered us this way. Great Meal!
We started with the Antipasti that we shared, consisting of usual suspects, a basket of nice bread and of course a glass of wine.
Main course:
Chicken Parmigiana and Beef Medallions Portobello, fantastico!
But wait, you have to have a sweet:
Pistachio and Chocolate Cannoli ... loved the plating with the Crème Anglaise and Raspberry Coulis, outstanding!
(check out thier menu online, nice choices for dinner)
Cute place, great staff and yeah the prices for dinner are more than you'd pay in a Non-Tourist town, but look at where you are?
We really enjoyed our dining experience, this is why she sent us here, we’ll be back again on our next visit, for sure.

  • Visited September 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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1 Thank doni-lei
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Pennsylvania
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139 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
“Nice Italian Restaurant”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2013

We ate on the patio here one night and it was very nice. They do get busy so if you can go early it would help. Prices are a bit high but you are in a tourist mecca. My husband had eggplant parm and said it was some of the best he ever ate. If you like Italian yu will like this restaurant.

  • Visited September 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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Thank letsdotravel
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Durango, Colorado
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22 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
“Not Impressed”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2013

This is the third or fourth time we have selected Mutu's for dining. First, I must note the price range Tripadvisor has for this restaurant is a bit low. Pasta prices range from $10.95- $13.95. Seafood ranges from $17.95 - $21.95. Meats range from $17.95 - $27.95.

We made reservations for 6 people. We were seated promptly on a Monday evening with not really many customers yet. After waiting a full 15 minutes for any server to come by at all, I got up and asked the hostess if we were being overlooked. Sure enough, the waitress did not know our table was her assignation. Our spot was fairly close to another room of people as well as the kitchen, pretty much in the middle of a large room and it was very loud. Definitely not a cozy atmosphere but I guess they feel parties of 6 don't care about cozy. We were served well enough with apologies from the hostess and some vague promise of making up for being overlooked by receiving desserts on the house. We had the waitress split our checks into two groups of three. When we finished our meal, the dessert menu was brought, but nothing was said about cost so we declined dessert. The final bill included a 20% tip already added on which we felt was excessive and unnecessary.

  • Visited September 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars
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    • 2 of 5 stars
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    • 2 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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1 Thank Wonwithhim
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Surrey, UK
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91 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
“Good food, nice atmosphere”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2013

Recommended by hotel receptionist, it was a good choice. The food was excellent but service a little slow. That was not down to the friendly waitress, just too many customers and too few staff. Portion size is very good and overall, one of the few good places in town

  • Visited September 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 3 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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1 Thank triple777uk
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Fort Worth, Texas
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90 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
“Great Surprise”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2013

Great food and reasonably priced. It was a beautiful evening and we ate on the patio. Service was excellent and it made a very pleasant evening.

Visited August 2013
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1 Thank Ron W
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