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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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  • Excellent66%
  • Very good20%
  • Average8%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible1%
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“pasta” (37 reviews)
“bread” (30 reviews)
“brodetto” (6 reviews)
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Italian, Seafood, Soups, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
2674 State Highway 135, Gunnison, CO 81230-9705
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Reviewed 1 week ago

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.

Thank stephielou23
Reviewed 1 week ago 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!

Thank Navigator234578
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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

Thank Ken S
mikegarlic, Owner at Garlic Mike's Italian Cuisine, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

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 3 weeks ago

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!

Thank Kathryn D
mikegarlic, Owner at Garlic Mike's Italian Cuisine, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

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

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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

Thank mbaerwal
mikegarlic, Owner at Garlic Mike's Italian Cuisine, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

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

Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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

Thank katykat514
mikegarlic, Owner at Garlic Mike's Italian Cuisine, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

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 3 weeks ago

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

Thank bigwuhead
mikegarlic, Owner at Garlic Mike's Italian Cuisine, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

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 4 weeks ago

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

Thank Aggiedirtdoc
mikegarlic, Owner at Garlic Mike's Italian Cuisine, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thanks for sharing your experience with us and others. We’re glad you enjoyed your visit. Grazie!!

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Went here twice. Food was excellent both times. Service was also excellent the first time, not so good the second.

Thank T Y
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Great food, great atmosphere, great people. Learned about "Float & Dine" and it appears to be a wonderful experience. Will be enjoying that opportunity next year when we we, once again, travel to Gunnison for my husband's birthday celebration at Blue Mesa.

Thank englewoodfinnerans
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Dale M
26 October 2015|
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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
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  • Value
Average prices
USD 9 - USD 31
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, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Romantic, Business meetings, Local cuisine
Open Hours
10:00 am - 9:30 pm
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
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
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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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