Mutu's Italian Kitchen

4.3
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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 almost 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 lunches & 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, just check with your server. For the sweet ending to a fabulous night enjoy a rustic apple tart, authentic tiramisu or Piedmont chocolate brownie.
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OT
Denver
4 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall1food1service1ambience3

Our waitress was completely incompetent, very nice, but messed up every single part of our order. This used to be on my favorites list but no longer. Seafood entree had little to no seafood in it. I no longer recommend this restaurant.

K
Denver
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall3food2service5ambience4

3 of us had lasagna and it was excellent. 1 of us had chicken with walnuts. There were 2 pieces of chicken, the pasta was way over done and smothered in sauce. Horrible!

TS
Denver
36 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, excellent service.......what more do you need? Always a satisfied customer, keep up the great work, we really enjoy our regular visits to Mutu’s for an exceptional meal and service.

OT
1 review
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience2

Food was very good.
Service was decent for a college town
There was no music playing so it created a very quiet environment...

PB
1 review
Dined on October 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

EXCELLENT ATMOSPHERE AND FOOD. WE WILL BE BACK! SERVICE WAS EXCELLENT AS WELL

S
Denver
1 review
Dined on October 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Yummy! I highly recommend the salads, crab stuffed mushrooms, lasagna (meatless) and the Hugo Spritz cocktail! Fantastic and I can't wait to go back.

P
Houston
8 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food excellent service

SB
1 review
Dined on October 12, 2019
Overall5food5service3ambience5

I love the shrimp scampi. It’s the best I have ever had at any restaurant. I have been here 3 times and have never had a bad meal. Service was lacking but they were busy and seemed short staffed.

JB
Portland
3 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2019
Overall3food2service4ambience4

My dish arrived cold. The portion was large, the flavor undistinguished. My companion’s pasta dish was disappointing. It’s a nice place and the staff was attentive and friendly.

TG
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on October 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Don’t hesitate to eat here. Husband had the Linguini Frutti Di Mare. I had the Linguini Vongole in a white sauce. Husband loved his and I could have literally licked my plate. Be sure and try the sun dried tomato/basil/butter that is served with the bread!

SB
New Mexico
1 review
Dined on October 4, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food is superb! Service was excellent, Micalea was so friendly! Great experience. 5 star place!!

DJ
Jackson Hole
1 review
Dined on October 4, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We enjoyed a wonderful dinner at Mutus. Food was delicious and the service was excellent.

B
Naples
107 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Excellent Italian food. Great choice in Durango.

a
Chicago
16 reviews
Dined on September 30, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Mutu’s is a consistent Durango favorite. The staff and the owner are friendly and helpful. Excellent cocktails, pasta, and a good touch with fish. Especially like that they listen to me when I request a light touch on the fish. It’s also a good place for our family, covering diverse tastes and pleasing all. An evening well spent!

TV
Grand Rapids
2 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

When we come to Durango for a week in the winter, Mutu's is the place we always go to twice. Several favorite dishes, including pistachio crusted Mahi and the Veal Porcini. Don't miss the apple tart. Did miss not seeing our favorite server Kelly this time on our short couple days visit but all staff helpful and nice, and even the runner mentioned Happy Birthday to my wife when he brought our main dishes. The owner also personally had a hand in making sure it was a great birthday dinner for her. Looking forward to coming back, highly recommend!

OT
1 review
Dined on September 25, 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience4

Slow service.
Wrong food delivered
They did comp the meal but I had to ask.

c
Denver
6 reviews
Dined on September 23, 2019
Overall2food1service3ambience3

Food was horrible
Shrimp and lobster ravioli was swimming in lemon cream sauce. All one could taste was sauce
Veal Marsala dish - meat was good, sauce was not good.
Bartender was the best part of our experience

TW
1 review
Dined on September 22, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Excellent Italian meal using all very fresh and organic ingredients. They were down 1 server so service was a little slow but not bad by any means

PR
1 review
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Very much enjoyed our visit. Our servers was personable and attentive. Mushroom appetizer was delicious. We both had the Gorgonzola Walnut salad and we ate every bite ! The bread was yummy with the sun dried tomato butter. The Vongole pasta was disappointing however. They offered a red sauce or a white sauce. The white sauce turned out to be no more than olive oil... No offer for grated cheese on top... but we were full and decided to let it slide. We would go back.

TL
1 review
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

wonderful evening. Great service, outstanding food. Perfect evening for outdoor dining.
The drinks are always excellent.

DA
Denver
2 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was great, Ambiance was excellent parking was problematic, the food was great overall experience fantastic.

OT
1 review
Dined on September 13, 2019
Overall3food3service2ambience3

Good. Service OK.

ES
1 review
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food, great service and very romantic aumbiance! We will return again and again.

OT
Portland
1 review
Dined on September 6, 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Food was very sub par, service and ambiance very nice.

WB
1 review
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall1food3service3ambience3

The pasta was good but we didn’t realize we didn’t get salad. Waiter should have offered it. It was our first time. Too pricy to just get pasta. Won’t return

PB
1 review
Dined on August 23, 2019
Overall5food3service5ambience5

My first time, really enjoyed the evening. My only concern , I ordered the New York strip knowing that it can have gristle and some fat. My complaint is with the tasty sauce that completely overwhelmed the flavor of the steak and hid the fat and gristle. I’ll try the medallions or pork porterhouse next time and yes there will be a next time!

r
Denver
5 reviews
Dined on August 18, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Mutus food and service are always outstanding. We go there for all of our special occasions and sometimes just for no reason at all.

WC
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on August 12, 2019
Overall4food3service5ambience4

Service was very good. The food was so so...not bad, but not great either.

TR
Denver
1 review
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall3food2service4ambience4

Too much garlic on the seafood pasta. Eggplant parmesan was rubbery on some and slimy on others.

JM
Orlando
5 reviews
Dined on August 5, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful from the greeting by the receptionist to the waiter, to the food! Nice atmosphere, and a great experience. We would definitely recommend!

RH
1 review
Dined on August 5, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food, very good service and a nice atmosphere. Would recommend highly.

E
Dallas
5 reviews
Dined on July 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent meal and service!

CF
1 review
Dined on July 26, 2019
Overall1food1service2ambience2

This was possibly the worst Italian meal I have had in 30 years. Don’t order the pasta vongole, it was like eating a whole lemon.

M
London
3 reviews
Dined on July 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I selected Mutu's from the internet a couple of hours before dining because we felt like Italian food and we were not disappointed. The food was excellent, our waiter was friendly and attentive, and we sat out on the patio on a very pleasant night in Durango.

AJ
1 review
Dined on July 20, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Great food and great atmosphere! So glad we tried it out!

DL
Hawaii
8 reviews
Dined on July 20, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Ate here for the first time with friends who had been here before. It was an excellent experience and I would definitely come here again.

CC
Denver
3 reviews
Dined on July 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great selection of Italian favorites. Our server was very informative as it was our first time there. The tiramisu was the best I have ever eaten! Definitely will go back.

BS
1 review
Dined on July 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was really good. The patio had good shade and wasn't too warm. Good for larger parties too.

OT
Denver
3 reviews
Dined on July 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great Italian selection and service

OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on July 15, 2019
Overall2food1service2ambience4

We went in looking for two simple pastas, and they did not succeed in meeting our minimal expectations. It’s hard to mess up angel hair pasta with marinara but they did. The seafood in the seafood pasta tasted canned. Our waitress was absent for most of the meal. And she was not nice when she was around. The patio is nice, though. We wouldn’t recommend for anyone coming to town from a city with decent Italian options at hone. We don’t think you will find this to be very tasty.