Mutu's Italian Kitchen

4.3
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207 Reviews
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$30 and under
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Italian
Mutu’s Italian Kitchen has been an icon in the Durango dining scene since its opening over 14 years ago. Serving classic to contemporary Italian dishes, created by Chef & Owner Rustin Newton. Mutu's offers daily changing specials along with an extensive dinner menu. With a full Bar & Lounge area Mutu's features an array of Signature Italian Cocktails & extensive Wine List with daily Happy Hour from 4 to 6pm. During the Summer they also have a large outdoor patio area available for both summer lunch & nightly dinner.

Begin your evening at Mutu's Italian Kitchen with the classic Bruschetta, Beef Carpaccio, Tuscan Chicken Skewers or Grilled Shrimp Oregonata. Next move into one of their pasta dishes like Walnut Chicken Fettuccine or local favorite Deep dish Lasagna. There are also Gluten Free pasta options available. For the sweet ending to a fabulous night enjoy a rustic apple tart, authentic tiramisu or Piedmont chocolate brownie.
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4.3
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paigew
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful wonderful food! Extremely nice waitresss!!!

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DougW
Austin
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a wonderful experience at Mutus. Patio reservation was waiting for us and service was excellent. The bruschetta was wonderful as were our entrees. The best meal during our 4-day Durango stay.

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ElizaB
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The waiter was amazing and the food just the best. One of my favorite restaurants in town!

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RetaF
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Relaxing atmosphere. Good was excellent Service was very good. Would highly recommed

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FRank
Phoenix
2 reviews
Dined on July 29, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Great menu selections and patio dining. Food quality and portions very good. Service, overall was good, but bussing of tables between cocktails, apps and main courses needs attention, based on our experience.

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DanS
1 review
Dined on July 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was great! We had a beautiful evening out on the patio, and our server was very attentive and did a great job.

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vipGoldenmom
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on July 25, 2020
Overall2food1service4ambience4

This used to be one of my favorite places in Durango for Italian food. However the quality has really gone downhill. I had the sausage lasagne. The sauce it was presented in was like soup consistency and all I tasted was cheese no sausage. The crab stuffed mushrooms were not great and I swear I didn’t taste any crab in them at all. My husband had a seafood stew and he only ate about half of it. He said it was “tasteless” at best. I understand that they are operating at 50% capacity BUT they are really cutting costs where there food is concerned. I hope it improves over time. We would perhaps return if that happens.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome experience!

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gabrielma
1 review
Dined on July 18, 2020
Overall5food5service3ambience5

Fancy Italian restaurant with a well made and thought out menu and very good food.

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Kcbfl
Chicago
9 reviews
Dined on July 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were seated Outside immediately upon arrival. Our server brought water right away and took our drink order. The menu is varied and has something to please everyone. I had salmon which was cooked to absolute perfection. Everyone in my party was completely happy with their meals.

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vippaulam
Phoenix
4 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2020
Overall3food2service3ambience2

The food was ok, very creamy and heavy.
Our server was excellent, the problem was there was one server that walked about all night with his mask on his chin.
It’s a state mandate to wear a mask in public and the mask regulation was in place for restaurants first.
We felt it was poor management not to enforce this and a bad look for the establishment.

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vipMexicanFav
Indiana
3 reviews
Dined on July 13, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Seated at reservation time, but no one ever came over to table to even say they would get to us. We left after 10 minutes sitting there watching waiters walk by.

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DonB
New Mexico
3 reviews
Dined on July 11, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

The night before, we got there and they had just closed the kitchen. My wife liked the atmosphere, so we came back and tried again. Service was excellent, food was top notch (wish they would have made a Carbonara sauce), and ambience again, was really nice. Enjoyed it to say the least.

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MikeD
Denver
4 reviews
Dined on July 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Sat on the patio. Waiters wore masks and we had a fantastic meal and a great date!

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vipPRgirl
Phoenix
12 reviews
Dined on July 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had two back to back meals at Mutus on a recent trip to Durango and cannot say enough good things about every aspect of our experience. We felt safe, social distanced at outside tables, our servers both nights were outstanding, the food was incredible (and there was a dietary issue among our party that was quite kindly addressed). Highly recommend!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 4, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Really nice place. Staff was great and very accommodating to people as we deal with the pandemic

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Lexi
Charleston
1 review
Dined on July 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a perfect little Italian dinner on the patio!

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Kenny
New Orleans
11 reviews
Dined on July 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Agave Old Fashioned was great. As well as the shrimp, crab risotto! Great job on everything@

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Anne
1 review
Dined on June 27, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Mutu's is one of our favorite restaurants in Durango. The food and service is always excellent. We're glad they were able to weather the pandemic.

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Linda
1 review
Dined on June 26, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

I really enjoyed the enlarged outside patio and thought Mutu's did a great job overall separating the tables for the COVID situation. The one thing I noticed is that the main walk way into the restaurant has customers maybe closer than 6 feet to several of the tables and some of the customers were not wearing masks as they entered.

The server was very nice and we enjoyed our meals and the drinks.

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vipPhantom
Houston
12 reviews
Dined on June 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food great menu great service

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Delinabq
New Mexico
4 reviews
Dined on June 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We selected an outdoor table on a pleasant summer evening. My chicken Marsala was superb as well as my wife’s eggplant parmigiana. The server was friendly, competent and attentive. Definitely a go-back-to kind of place.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on June 16, 2020
Overall4food3service4ambience4

Had to leave unexpectedly and server packaged up entrees promptly. Prices seemed high.

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DurangoLady
1 review
Dined on June 11, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Cosmo and martinis were very good. Food was excellent.

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AndrewS
1 review
Dined on June 7, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Ryan was very attentive and a good waiter. Kitchen messed up the order, but also fixed it in a timely manner. The entire staff was very nice, as they always are. This is one of our favorite Durango restaurants. We go quite often because they are great!

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OpenTable Diner
Orlando
2 reviews
Dined on June 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great Italian food, staff are amazing and atmosphere is perfect.

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vipDMAC
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on March 12, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Awesome gluten free pasta! Safe for Celiacs!

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ThomasC
Denver
2 reviews
Dined on March 12, 2020
Overall4food3service5ambience4

I had chicken Parmesan. It was rather bland. However, our friends enjoyed their dinners. Service was great.

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RickA
1 review
Dined on March 9, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience4

It wasn’t the best Italian food I’ve ever had but it’s good and ambience is nice.

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NathamM
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Very good service, food is a little rich, but good. Nice family environment.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect dinner with amazing food!!

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vipAubie1969
Birmingham
40 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The 6 of us went to Mutu's for a Valentine dinner. We were seated upstairs at the front end - farthest from the stairs, which worked out well. Everyone enjoyed their food very much and commented on how nice the restaurant was! Our server (Ryan? Brian?) did an excellent job!

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OpenTable Diner
Denver
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall1food3service1ambience3

Seated in spot that seemed to be a walk way but they put a table there.. I had made a reservation a month in advance and politely asked to be seated upstairs. That didn’t happen. What is the point of having a “special requests” section if they aren’t even going to attempt to make it happen. Dumb.

Waited 15 minutes before our waiter even made any sort of contact with us. 20 minutes before we got water 25 minutes for our glass of wine and 35 minutes for our order to be taken.

Then...

1 hour and 45 minutes for us to get our food. During that hour our waiter made contact with us once. I had to initiate the contact for even the simplest things such as water or to get another glass of wine.

People that we personally know from school/work had shown up got their drinks, entree, dessert and paid their bill before we got our food. There were parties of 3-4 that got their drinks meals and paid before we got our food. Our order wasn’t extravagant either. It’s very disappointing when the hostess and wait staff are actively and blatantly talking about rushing tables in front of patrons. I know it happens but don’t make it so blatant. We’ve gone on busier nights (New Years, last year Valentine’s Day) and they were on top of it. Where our whole dining experience lasted an hour and was very satisfying. That wasn’t the case during this visit. It was quite the opposite.

Shout out to Ken & Sues. They were more than willing to accommodate us after the situation was explained to the host over the phone.. Go there. At Ken & Sues they take good care of you and are always on top of their game..

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DanC
1 review
Dined on February 9, 2020
Overall2food2service2ambience4

Steak was full of grisle and tough, they took it back a gave me another piece, service was not good. All other times we have been there all was good tho

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vipBillN
Denver
15 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Grandson’s birthday celebration. Excellent food & service.

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vipCarolyn
Charleston
13 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Our server Kara was very nice and attentive! But we were not impressed with our meals! The bruschetta was very salty, and the 3 of us who ordered pasta pescedoro all found the scallops very rubbery! Won’t be back!

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CathyG
1 review
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a great dinner, good food and drinks and excellent service.

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vipTerryS
Denver
39 reviews
Dined on January 31, 2020
Overall2food2service3ambience3

Disappointing to see quality of food and value for your dollar have declined slightly from my previous dinning experience. I can only hope this was a one-off negative experience and not a trend.

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GeraldM
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Nice folks upfront- My wife and I sat at bar and had several new years eve cocktails. Bar tender was less than energetic and difficult to interact with. We were surprised as everyone else in place was upbeat and personable. We like to sit at bar and converse with bartender if he/she is able. This bartender needs to work on these skills

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HungryBear
Adelaide / SA
29 reviews
Dined on December 26, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience5

All was terrific except service was a bit slow, food took too long.

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Mutu's Italian Kitchen offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (970) 375-2701.

Mutu's Italian Kitchen is rated 4.3 stars by 207 OpenTable diners.

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