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“Farm to Table dinner”

Garlic Mike's Italian Cuisine
Ranked #3 of 55 Restaurants in Gunnison
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: USD 9 - USD 31
Cuisines: American, Italian
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Good for: Romantic, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Groups, Special Occasion Dining
Dining options: Breakfast, Dinner, After-hours, Reservations
Description: 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.
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

What a fun evening on the banks of the Gunnison River, listening to band Kokanee Hop and enjoying a 5 course dinner Farm to Table style!

Thank Hiekkeb
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mikegarlic, Owner at Garlic Mike's Italian Cuisine, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

What a fun night!!
It’ll be a regular thing when we can do it. Join us on 9/25!!

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Reviewed 9 September 2018

Straight Up, we only went to Garlic Mikes River Bar for a glass of wine and dessert because my husband does not like Garlic and is not a fan of many Italian dishes. I convinced him to go to the “River Bar” for wine and dessert. My husband loves bread pudding and the menu online said the world famous bread pudding. Well, the bread pudding did not disappoint, it was delicious!! AndI highly recommend it. The atmosphere of the outdoor river bar with the river and the outdoor fire pit did not disappoint. Ordering a glass of Merlot, a glass of Pinot Noir and one bread pudding dessert and it costing $ 30 + was a bit of a sticker shock, and so we were thankful that we didn’t actually come for dinner, because that is just a little out of our price range. We did think the dessert was excellent. But at $8 for dessert and $9 + for glass of wine, we will probably skip this place as we are just simple retired couple that need something a little more affordable. But the Bread Pudding was superb for sure!

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Thank Kscgraham
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mikegarlic, Owner at Garlic Mike's Italian Cuisine, responded to this reviewResponded 10 September 2018

Thanks for joining us.
The saying is true. You get what you pay for.
Our wine does not come out of box. The bread pudding is made with heavy cream.
Compare prices at any finer restaurant. We are not Olive Garden.
Grazie!

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Reviewed 7 September 2018 via mobile

Ate 2 times here in August and loved both times. Prime rib was delicious and for my birthday had a great bottle of wine plus a birthday cannoli. Went back and had drinks with friends at the river bar before dinner, so fun and right by the river. My new favorite place in Gunnison! Good salad, bread and Italian meals.
Give it a try, you won’t be disappointed. Christian was an excellent server. On top of everything.THANKS.

Thank Susan W
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mikegarlic, Owner at Garlic Mike's Italian Cuisine, responded to this reviewResponded 7 September 2018

I’m reading this from my hotel room in Bologna, Italy.
Thanks so much!!
Research and development for the restaurant. It will only get better!!

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Reviewed 28 August 2018

Food is good and tasty. The service was a little slow but OK considering it is usually crowded. Definitely will return for more dining.

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Reviewed 28 August 2018

During a 10 day stay in Gunnison we had the opportunity to eat at Garlic Mike’s twice with friends. Each time we had a great dining experience. I would advise making reservations as they seem to be very busy most of the time. Their reservations system is unique in that you leave your request on an answering machine and they call you back if there is a problem. Since we were staying in a dead zone for cell service near the Blue Mesa Reservoir we were not able to get responses without driving toward Gunnison several miles. However, both times they were able to accommodate our reservation request.

They have a good wine selection, both by the bottle and glass. The wines appear to be reasonably priced.

The food was properly prepared, tasted great, with an excellent presentation. The courses were presented in a timely unrushed fashion. The waitstaff was always available without the feeling that they were hovering. The staff was friendly, accommodating, and made us feel welcomed. Our water glasses were kept filled and our dishes were cleared promptly.

The restaurant is just north of Gunnison on the river. The riverside patio is a beautiful place to relax and have a drink. Everyone should head out the back of the restaurant and enjoy the area at some point during their visit.

This is a dining experience and should not be rushed. Considering the food, service, and experience the prices are very reasonable. This is a restaurant that I would look forward to visiting again.

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Thank BRTravelingFool
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mikegarlic, Owner at Garlic Mike's Italian Cuisine, responded to this reviewResponded 28 August 2018

Thank you!!You perfectly described our style of food and service. Often times first time guests complain about the wait.
In reality EVERYTHING is prepared to order.
Please join us again soon!

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