Mutu's Italian Kitchen

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234 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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CWick
New Mexico
29 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding in every way! We remembered Mutu's from our last trip to Durango 4 years ago and went again last week. Worth making a special trip! Our items were tomato bisque, beef carpaccio, and shrimp scampi, cheesecake and tiramisu--all wonderful.

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Tony
San Francisco
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Mutus is a great place for a nice but affordable date night. It’s definitely in our rotation of nice restaurants!

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JohnV
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall2food2service2ambience2

They offered poor customer service, food is over priced and the restrooms were subpar.

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vipkeka
Las Vegas
135 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nice sized portion and great presentation if eggplant parmesan. Pork special was yummy.

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JimF
Tampa
1 review
Dined on September 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Arrived before the reserved time on a busy Saturday night but had no problem being seated immediately thanks to the hostess Miranda who made an extra effort to find an open table. Ryan the server was attentive, knowledgeable of the menu and very cordial. Overall, food and drink was delicious and service was great.

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JimD
1 review
Dined on September 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful food and service. Kara was a fantastic waitress and all the others were attentive

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DurangoNiteOut
Denver
2 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

The food was delicious. Strict COVID Regulations in place. Perfect date night!

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OpenTable Diner
Denver
1 review
Dined on September 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place to eat! Fantastic service and food!

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Herb
Houston
5 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2020
Overall3food3service5ambience4

We were looking for a good Italian dine in experience. MUTUS was ok but not remarkable. The chicken part was good, the chicken good and the sauce acceptable. We have had better and with salad and breads. Wine choice good. Would go back

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vipTheDenverDogman
Denver
20 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Friendly staff, well-prepared food, romantic atmosphere

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debora
Denver
3 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience3

The food is delicious and there are some tasty cocktails. The staff are very professional and the service is exceptional. It is open and airy both inside and out. It could use some more vegetation/planters/evergreens, lighting on the exterior, and some craft cocktail glassware to add to it's ambience, but it is well spaced out and we had a great evening.

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JeremyK
1 review
Dined on September 4, 2020
Overall1food2service1ambience1

We looked all over town and the reviews looked great so we took a chance, and boy that was a big mistake. We figured that every other restaurant we went to in Durango was great so it had to be descent, but we were wrong. To start off It was my daughters 13th birthday I mentioned it At the time of reservation, to the hostess and to the waitress and no one offered my daughter a happy birthday or a desert.
The restaurant was loud and we were seated at a table so that we had to stare at a blank wall for dinner. Our waitress acted as if we were a bother and ignored us most of the time we were there. The food came out cold and we weren’t offered fresh grated cheese until the meal was over.
Let me just say that the food, Atmosphere and service were the worse I have experienced in 42 years of dining out. I have worked in restaurants as a server & cool so I know what to expect and what’s not acceptable. I would have made mention of our horrible experience but the manager was harder to find then on server. Save your time and money and try anywhere else! We had better service at the coffee shops in town!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Denver
5 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2020
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Beautiful patio, on a perfect evening. Huge menu has something for everyone. Champagne sauce on salmon was a bit heavier than I prefer. And timing of dishes served was a bit rushed. Anti pasta appetizer was generous. Ambiance perfect. Would definitely recommend.

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davidm
Dallas
2 reviews
Dined on September 2, 2020
Overall5food4service4ambience5

The only improvement would be the apple crisp, it had no apples and very little cinnamon.

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bearbear1
Austin
14 reviews
Dined on August 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food. Staff friendly. Now I’m a regular!!

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WendyS
1 review
Dined on August 28, 2020
Overall3food3service5ambience5

First, in all fairness, we are in the middle of a pandemic. We came from Placitas, NM and always enjoyed Mutu's, especially happy hour. We requested an outdoor table, observing that way too many people in Durango are not following health protocol. We were told that happy hour specials are not available outside. OK. So were ordered entrees. Sausage ravioli and eggplant Parmesan were just OK. Not up to their normal standards. But we will give them another try. These times are hard for everyone.

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SRD3301
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really good food consistently.
We try to eat here a few times every time we are in town.

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KipD
New Mexico
2 reviews
Dined on August 27, 2020
Overall1food1service2ambience2

overrated and disappointing............................................................................................................

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vipJessicaG
Denver
1 review
Dined on August 22, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience3

We had a lovely meal we just, unfortunately, had to sit upstairs and the ambience was not up to par! Felt “lonely” up there!

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vipCindie
Washington DC
16 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I had the tenderloin special and my husband had the salmon. Both were fantastic! Our server, Dallas, was great and a lot of fun. Good wine list too!

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vipBuckeyeBob
Phoenix
28 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great experience! Beautiful facility! Very good food! Excellent service!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Edinburgh
5 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2020
Overall4food2service5ambience5

Outstanding, personable waiter. Great ambiance and plenty of social distancing. With that said - the food was just okay. We had three appetizers and three entrees and probably would not order any of them again except for the Marinara sauce - really was terrific!

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JoyB
1 review
Dined on August 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous experience, friendly, attentive service by Zack and he made one of the best martinis I've every had. Food was the best and so reasonably priced. Which you were here in Payson, AZ

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Aubrey
1 review
Dined on August 11, 2020
Overall5food5service3ambience5

Loved the food! Hostess was a bit stand off-ish. But, overall great service. Very fast. Server was great. Forgot her name.

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vipSedonaGirl
Phoenix
100 reviews
Dined on August 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We ended up dining here twice for dinner and once for the very best apple dessert we ever have enjoyed! Our server, Sierra, is outstanding...the food beautifully prepared and the patio ambiance delightful. they have a varied wine list and cocktails. The very best apple dessert we ever tasted!

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Gene
Phoenix
14 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

The only problem we had is the Mahi Mahi was probably frozen and the pistachio encrustations was wet. It tasted good , but had a poor texture. The Brussels Sprouts were excellent. Overall we enjoyed our meal and would definitely return.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on August 8, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Pretty sure this is a Denny’s in disguise. Birthday dinner ended up being just a bottle of champagne in a dish bucket 🤣 long wait times as well .

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paigew
1 review
Dined on August 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful wonderful food! Extremely nice waitresss!!!

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DougW
Austin
1 review
Dined on August 1, 2020
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 on August 1, 2020
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 on August 1, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

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

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Frank
Phoenix
3 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
5 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.

FAQs

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

Mutu's Italian Kitchen is rated 4.4 stars by 234 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.