Ballo Italian Restaurant and Social Club
Ballo Italian Restaurant and Social Club

Ballo Italian Restaurant and Social Club

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.balloitalian.com/
  • Phone: 8608621100x
  • Hours of Operation:
    Dinner: Sunday - Thursday: 4:00pm - 10:00pm, Friday - Saturday:12:00pm - 2:00am
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Diners Club,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Italian
  • Executive Chef: Shaun Golan
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Cafe, Dancing, Farm to Table, Fireplace, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Late Night, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Private Party Facilities: Ballo Italian has two private dining rooms available for 8 to 20 people. Both rooms are furnished with fireplaces, flat screen TV's & conference phones for your convenience. Ballo is also available for large corporate functions up to 600 people & VIP private affairs. To inquire please contact one of our managers.
  • Private Party Contact: Jason Barlow 8608621100x

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Rt 2
  • Parking: Hotel Parking
A word from Ballo Italian Restaurant and Social Club
BALLO Italian Restaurant promises an Italian experience with intense design combinations, exceptional service and a fresh, authentic menu of Italian favorites and new creations. BALLO, which means dance in Italian, will also be home to one of the most innovative late-night concepts. BALLO at Mohegan Sun was inspired by San Galgano - a Gothic abbey built in the 12th century, located in the hills of Tuscany.

Once in the high-impact, high-energy abbey, guests can enjoy a massive by-the-glass wine list, specialty BALLO cocktails and freshly prepared Italian fare from the open pantry while sitting in a cathedral-like room replete with Italian fixtures, fabrics and dramatic lighting. Move further into BALLO and visitors can sit at one of the largest carrera marble bars ever built or have dinner in the main dining area. Arches, stone, sensual draperies and bold materials will accent this exuberant dining experience. But the food at BALLO is the real celebration!
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Service
  • Diners' Choice WinnerMost Booked
Ballo Italian Restaurant and Social Club reviews from OpenTable diners
274 reviews since June 22, 2014
Overall Rating4.5
  • Food4.5
    Service4.7
  • Ambiance4.5
    Noise LevelModerate
94% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
special occasion (171)romantic (134)fit for foodies (126)good for groups (119)notable wine list (93)vibrant bar scene (66)hot spot (58)late-night find (48)great for lunch (32)neighborhood gem (18)kid-friendly (8)scenic view (8)great for brunch (7)great for outdoor dining (3)Show More
  • Anniversary Supper
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 10/17/2014
    We recently dined at Ballo's, and we're impressed by its architectural beauty and ingenious design. In terms of food, the "a la tavola" appetizer plate was a winner, containing a plethora of authentic Italian favorites such as rough chunks of Parmesean and fontina cheese, roasted tomatoes, and fresh prosciutto. Our main entrees, rigatoni and sausage, and braised short rib, were likewise excellent, although the short rib could probably have benefited by a hardier accompaniment of the polenta. The only negative to an otherwise enjoyable evening was the noise/music coming from the Wolf Den,which can be avoided by dining before 8:00p.m., or after 9:00 p.m.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, late-night find, notable wine list, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always great!
    Highexpectations
    Dined on 10/17/2014
    We go to Ballo about every month and it is always amazing! The food is great and service spectacular. We are looking forward to next month!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, late-night find, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • varied menu
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 10/16/2014
    Went as part of a group of five. Several had dietary restrictions/preferences, all were able to easily select menu items that appealed to them. Selections included steak, scallops, individual pizzas, and a variety of fresh-made pastas. Price was good for most items, pushing pricey on a couple. Good value though overall. Open to casino floor, so expect to hear all the casino noise. Was not a barrier to conversation, just slightly annoying.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Nice Dinner
    LAnn
    Dined on 10/12/2014
    There were 4 of us who decided to try out Ballo's and eveyone enjoyed thier meal and the service was wonderful!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, late-night find, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A top notch dinner every time!!
    Smn3
    Dined on 10/12/2014
    We had a wonderful dinner!! The service is always outstanding!! I highly recommend the big cheese!!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ryebread
    Dined on 10/11/2014
    My sister had the veal marsala and it was great. I had the bucatini and it was just plain awful. Just a plate of bucatini with sauce over it and a lot of red onions. It was supposed to have pancetta in it..but the few small pieces that were in it were dried out and inedible. A lot of people go here because it is in the casino--but I think it is over rated and the prices much to high for what you get. We split a ceasar salad and the dressing was awful and it was not a very good size for the price that we were charged. I ate here once before for lunch and it was much better. Our waitress was good but it was very busy and she did not come back once after taking our order and then when our meal was over. We wanted more wine.
    Special Features:
    hot spot
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Has been better
    TadB
    Dined on 10/11/2014
    This was not our first visit to Ballo -- so I can compare this trip to prior visits. Service was sub par. We did not get bread until we asked for it. We had to look for the waitress to ask for butter. We felt rushed.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Andy
    Dined on 10/10/2014
    The food and service was great. A lot of specials to choose from.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, notable wine list, scenic view, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wonderful for a romantic dinner!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 10/10/2014
    We went to Ballo to celebrate our first anniversary. The architecture is the first thing you'll notice walking into the restaurant- it makes you feel like you've been transported out of the casino! Every single course was wonderful. We started out with the Bianca pizza to split- it was to die for. I had the limoncello cocktail- was okay, but wished I stuck with wine. My main course was the gnocchi, which was delicious but unfortunately the heat was uneven and it tasted like it had been left under a heat lamp too long. My husband's main course was a shrimp pasta dish, which he absolutely loved. Dessert was the highlight of the night by far. Per the recommendation of our wonderful waiter, we chose the peanut butter cannolis - perfection!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, late-night find, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • wedding anniversary dinner.
    luv2dine
    Dined on 10/10/2014
    First time at this Resturant, recommended by a family member. Great wait service. Food prepared well. I look forward to visiting again.
    Special Features:
    romantic
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Top flight restaurant. Love it!!!
    Lizrud
    Dined on 10/9/2014
    Best Brussels sorouts ever. Nick was awesome server. also cannoli better than little Italy's
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ballo - Some Good - Some Bad
    Mitch
    Dined on 10/5/2014
    This is our second time dining at Ballo. I love the food and the atmosphere. My issue is that both time they did not have the bottle of wine we wanted (different ones for each visit.) I wonder if they are trying to up sell me to purchase a more expensive bottle. Service was a little spotty. Our waitress had a second table that had a large group. This caused her to be very inattentive to us. They did send someone else over, but we lost that "connection" with our original waitress. She kind of bounced back and forth - not good for an upscale restaurant.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, late-night find, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Disappointed
    DiningForFun
    Dined on 10/4/2014
    Being an ABC Bachelorette fan I was looking forward to dinner at Ballo. I figured if ABC brought their show there it has to be good! First impression was good, bar area was separate from the dining area which made it more intimate setting. My party of 4 was rushed from the time cocktails were served to the time we received our check. Our food was not hot which was a disappointment because at a warm temperature it was good. I had to tell our waitress (which we had no complaints about) we would like to sit and finish our cocktails (which were our first & only) before ordering dessert. Due to a birthday we were 'comped' cannoli's (which were delicious). I believe Ballo is a fast paced restaurant by observing the way others were served.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, vibrant bar scene
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Wifes Bday Celebration
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 10/4/2014
    Everthing was great. Prices were high but i think worth it. Waiter was great, Jonathon. Nice touch with complimentary drinks and desert. Yum
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good Service Average food
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 10/4/2014
    Nice atmosphere, excellent service but the food was not as good as the last time were there, dry chicken parm and bland sausage ragu was a disappointment. Servers were friendly and attentive
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  • Dinner
    LizzyP
    Dined on 10/4/2014
    Went to Ballo after an event for an early dinner - appetizer was amazing, get the pork belly! For dinner I got the chicken parm which was just okay - after such a delicious appetizer, dinner was a let down. For dessert we got the cannoli's which were fresh and very good and also packaged in a cute little box. Service was excellent. Overall I would definitely go again but I will not have the chicken parm.
    Special Features:
    hot spot, romantic
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • MikeDWolcott
    MikeDWolcottVIP
    Dined on 10/3/2014
    The chefs at Ballo's never fail to please my dining experience, on Friday night I experienced a couple of items on their new Fall menu, one of which is a traditional Italian favorite Minestrone soup. It was tastefully done with just the right amount of seasoning as well as the ingredients, not over powered with beans or pasta. The prosciutto along with the greens added a different but excellent taste to this age old hearty Italian soup. I next had the Ricotta Gnocchi with squash, bacon, chestnuts and apple, I enjoy cooking myself and would never think of combining these ingredients in a dish like this but then again that's why I enjoy Ballos where I can experience the creativity of their chefs.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • SIMPLY OUTSTANDING ...again...
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005VIP
    Dined on 10/3/2014
    Oh what a night. Here tonight with a few first timers, didn't know there were still any of those around. Great dinner before attending the fights. Adam once again on the top of his game, guided us through our meal. Started out with crustini sent out by the kitchen which were full of flavor. Moved onto Caesar salads and fried calamari (served with a great marina sauce with just the right amount of kick). Dinners tonight veal marsala, ravioli and mussels served in the best broth/sauce you can ever imagine. Glasses were kept full and the great bread kept showing up. We finished with peanut butter cannoli that were rich, flavorful and out of this world. It is no wonder why I keep coming back to this place. They treat you GREAT, love it
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Outstanding - Did Not Disappoint!!
    enjoying65VIP
    Dined on 10/2/2014
    We visit Mohegan several times a year & this was the 1st time we dined at Ballo. I guess we had a tendency to eat at the restaurants close to the hotel rather then the other casino. A mistake that wont happen again. From our shared Bruschetta appetizer '& Caesar salad to Vanilla Gelato topped with espresso & sweet vermouth + cannoli to go, every plate was on target. Tagliatelle w/Shrimp Scampi & the gnocchi special with butternut squash sauce that included chestnuts, apples & pancetta - OUTSTANDING! Our waitperson, Frances, was extremely pleasant & very knowledgeable about the menu - she answered our questions, without once saying "I'm not sure, let me check." I am glad I went with her suggestion when I waffled on the gnocchi.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • great food
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    Ballo was a fantastic choice!! The food was excellent. Service was superb. Would come back in a heartbeat.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, scenic view, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food
    MustEatHere
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    Great food, great service. Acoustics are a little loud but overall a great experience and great food every time I go.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fantastic Service and Cuisine!
    meetmarkbrown
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    From the greeting till the check everything was top notch with service. Nick our server was attentive and pleasant. Calamari melted in your mouth... the Skirt Steak, Homemade linguine and Chicken Francese superb! Finally the Tiramisu was delightful!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Friday Night Delight
    MikeDWolcottVIP
    Dined on 9/26/2014
    We have dined at Ballo's every Friday night since they have opened and have not had one bad experience either with the food, staff or service. We look forward to our night out and as a rule my wife does not eat meat on Fridays so to change things up we went on a Saturday night because we wan't to try the 24oz rib eye which we shared. It was cooked to perfection, so tender and a exceptional tase as well I probably will order that again (on friday) and hope I can finish it, if not there's always a doggie bag.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great experience
    Tony
    Dined on 9/26/2014
    Food and service was great would, recommend to anyone.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Awesome Dining experience
    Theman
    Dined on 9/26/2014
    Of the several places at Mohegan I've eaten at this was by far the best
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fantastic first experience!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 9/26/2014
    Food was fantastic! Prices were great! Our waiter was prompt and so attentive! Will definitely be going back!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, notable wine list, romantic
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Retired
    retired
    Dined on 9/26/2014
    Very nice restaurant. Nice decor. Our server though young was excellent. Anything we wanted was not a problem for her. Some entrees I felt were too expensive for what you got but those we've tried were very tasty. Inside tables lighting was frankly dark. All in all, we would return and recommend to friends.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, late-night find, romantic
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ballo @Mohegan Sun Casino
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/26/2014
    Excellent food, great appetizers and impeccable service.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, late-night find, neighborhood gem, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Bread meatballs
    disappointedVIP
    Dined on 9/24/2014
    Went for dinner and only the calamari was good. The eggplant parm was tough and undercooked. The meatballs were too bready and the chicken Francese was like having an omelet. I am sure the homemade pasta would have been a better choice but I think everything on the menu should be all quality. Or else why have it on the menu. I will not be returning.
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  • Finally A Winner
    Lorie
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    This is the only restaurant that I truly enjoyed! I considered myself to have a very high standard when dining. I love to Cook and eat. I am fortunate to have been to Italy many times and can say with confidence that the quality and authenticity are on spot. The fried pork bellies melt in your mouth. Tagliatelle with shrimp cooked to perfection. Our waiter was pleasant and prompt. The blood orange Cosmo delicious perfectly blended. I will be back
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    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Dinner at Ballo
    DinnerBallo2
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    Reservation was perfect, just before the late night crowd. No waiting. Food was fabulous, I had the "mac & cheese". Not your Mama's mac & cheese for sure. Wonderful presentation. All meals were delicious and we had a great time celebrating Mark & Kym's Anniversary!! Thanks.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Amazing service!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/19/2014
    Our waiter was so professional, yet knew how to find the humor in our silly jokes. He was kind and just amazing at his job. I've never had a waiter who cared so much about making a birthday special! On top of the service from him, we were also greeted by numerous people of your staff and it made our group feel special. The food was fantastic and fit for any special occassion. Thank you!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, late-night find, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Best restaurant in casino!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/19/2014
    We had a very good meal, great service and the atmosphere was inviting. Made reservation on OpenTable. Got a call to confirm from restaurant. They also mentioned our Anniversary when we sat down and gave us a glass of prosecco on the house. My new favorite restaurant at Mohegan Sun. I would recommend!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, late-night find, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Meal, great service
    JonP
    Dined on 9/17/2014
    Let me first say that dining at Bollo is not something you will do on the cheap. Having said that, in this case, you are getting good to great food for the money. You should never forget to order the table side mac and cheese. Not on the menu but the best adult mac and cheese ever. My party had the rib eye special X 2, the pork chop and chicken parm. The steaks were spectacular. The pork chop was perfectly cooked and very tender yet there was little flavor. The sauteed vegetables with sauce gave good flavor but overall the dish was unremarkable. The chicken parm was excellent. You have to get a side of brussell sprouts even if you do not like them, wonderful. Our server was as good as it gets. Ballo an excellent casino choice.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great food and service
    FLOATVIP
    Dined on 9/14/2014
    This restaurant did a great job with my wife 70th birthday. The food and waite staff was excellent. We will go again when we are in this area.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, late-night find, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fantastic food & service
    BrooklynGrace
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    Everything from drinks to appetizers to dinner and dessert were perfect. Even the side of veggies...Brussel sprouts w/pancetta & honey...to die for! Large servings of delicious food. Our waiter David was exceptional! Took care of our birthday girl and nut allergy concerns with great care. Highly recommend Ballo!!
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    fit for foodies, hot spot, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Not impressed
    Ccher
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    Quality of food was not impressive. Lobster tails not cooked enough Food was just so so Didn't finish food Ravioli was very good I personally would not hi back
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    romantic, scenic view, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Mario knows how to cook!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007VIP
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    The food was fabulous as always. There were four of us dining and ordered the antipasti for the table...YUM! I tried the pizza this time and the flavors on the truffle pie were mouth watering. My husband got the veal parmesan and was steadfast as always.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fabulous!
    pickyeater
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    Celebrated a special occasion at Ballo. The food was absolutely delicious, the ambiance was perfect and the service was impeccable. The entire experience was an A+!!
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    good for groups, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Soooo good!
    mandie15
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    My first time at Ballo will certainly not be my last. Michael our server was fun and informative. The home made pasta was delicious; and cannoli in a box ??!!!! Great!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.