I am reading these reviews and am cannot believe what people are saying. Garlic Mike's is one of the best Italian restaurants in the state. Mike has his food down to an art form..which is why he has been featured on various cooking and news programs. The staff is friendly and well-trained. What I am noticing most in the reviews is people complaining of their food taking too long, and not being great. Being an Italian myself, I can only assure that what comes out of mike's kitchen is as close as I will ever get to what used to be lovingly produced from my grandmother's. I can't help but wonder if these reviewers aren't used to real Italian, but rather the crap they are used to eating at the Olive Garden. As far as how fast the food comes out, it takes the normal time of any nice restaurant. If you're expecting fast food, there's a McDonalds about a mile up the road. Here is my suggestion to the quick to complainers: make a reservation, order a bottle of wine and the mussels, sit back and relax and realize that you are in Gunnison, one of the most beautiful places in the world, and slow down a little. Maybe if you're lucky, Mike himself will come by and treat you like family..the way he does all his guests. Still not impressed? Then maybe you should question yourself and head somewhere else. Because Garlic Mikes is perfection which is why it is loved by locals and travelers alike. Finally, do yourself a favor and order the Filetto di Lombardia. You're welcome.