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Mutu's Italian Kitchen

Uniquely blended, Durango's only sit-down Italian restaurant is family-friendly, reasonably priced & delicious!

Mutu's Italian Kitchen
701 E 2nd Ave.
Durango, CO 81301
Today's Hours: Lunch, Happy Hour, Dinner
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Upscale Italian Cuisine, indoors or out!

Yes, Virginia, Durango does have (one) authentic, upscale, sit-down, Italian dining establishment, complete with a happenin’ bar & lounge area; both roomy and comfy, and an outdoor patio to boot!  Mutu’s Italian Kitchen is pleasing to the ear, eye and the palate.

Desperately seeking a romantic night out with all the components for a stunning evening? Hand in hand, saunter one block off the main drag, (heading east) and you’ll find a place where ambience and mouth-watering cuisine unite.

Hold on! This may sound expensive, but, don't worry, it doesn’t have to be! In fact, even Anthony Bourdain would be hard pressed to find a place where a couple can relax outside in the fresh mountain air, listen to music, sip a glass of house wine, and experience succulent Italian fare for $20 a piece including the tip. Be sure to ask what the chef-prepared special-of-the-day is.

An extensive menu, where even the names of the entrees are much more than a mouthful, with delicacies like Veal Osso Bucco, Pork Tenderloin Agrodolce, and Cappellini Della Chef (the last two being Chef favorites). There are scrumptious appetizers ranging from $7 to $10 and of course there are the beloved Italian favorites like Calamari, Linguini, Lasagna, as well as, “the local fav” Cheese Tortellini topped with chicken, veggies and a remarkable sauce! And, there’s wine, lots of wine! At least 70 of them!

Craving seafood? Who says Colorado can’t serve up fresh seafood, and not just the river and lake variety. You haven’t lived until you try Mutu’s signature dish: Rock Shrimp & Lobster Ravioli, which, by the way, won the “Taste of Durango - Best Entrée Award” a few years back. Also scoring high is the Pistachio Crusted Halibut and the Lemon Shrimp Scampi.

The word is out, so get to Mutu’s early because it is hoppin’, day and night! Lunch is served from 11 - 2, Happy Hour from 4 - 6:30, and Dinner starts at 5.

Kids' Menu

Even the kids will be able to taste the passion that chef and owner Rustin Newton puts into his work; they can pick from their very own menu. Newton has quite an impressive resume including Teacher at The California Culinary Academy, and Chef for the Western Regional Culinary Olympic Team and his creations are 30 years in the making.

Great Lounge Atmosphere

Lemongrass Martini anyone?  Check out the coolest, sexiest social scene in town, during and after daily happy hour in the bar or on the patio, daily, from 4:00 to 6:30. At the very least, you’ll have fun mingling with the “IN” crowd, eyeing the latest fashion trends, and trying a creative signature cocktail.

Buy One, Give One Campaign

We are very proud to nominate La Plata Open Space Conservancy as our non-profit of choice!

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