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 WinnerItalian
  • Diners' Choice WinnerMost Booked
Ballo Italian Restaurant and Social Club reviews from OpenTable diners
260 reviews since June 2, 2014
Overall Rating4.5
  • Food4.5
    Service4.7
  • Ambiance4.4
    Noise LevelModerate
94% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
special occasion (161)romantic (125)fit for foodies (115)good for groups (109)notable wine list (89)vibrant bar scene (62)hot spot (52)late-night find (41)great for lunch (35)neighborhood gem (16)kid-friendly (9)great for brunch (8)scenic view (8)great for outdoor dining (3)Show More
  • 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
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    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
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fantastic Service and Cuisine!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    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.
  • Awesome Dining experience
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    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
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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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
    • Food
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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
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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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
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • 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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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • 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
    Special Features:
    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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    • Ambiance
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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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    • Ambiance
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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
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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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
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • 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!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • 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
    Special Features:
    romantic, scenic view, vibrant bar scene
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    • Ambiance
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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
    • Food
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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+!!
    Special Features:
    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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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Night, Server too attentive
    Jayrot
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    Wife's Birthday Dinner. She had a great signature drink from the bar. A Blood Orange Cosmo. She loved it. Started with a Caesar salad, then had the strip steak with prosciutto and mushrooms. Also had the surf and turf. Filet Pizziola and grilled Lobster tail. Fabulous!. They comped a cannoli dessert for the birthday celebration. Coffee is great too. The only slight drawback to the evening was that the server was almost too nice and too attentive. He needs to find a happy medium. All in all a great night.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Ballos X 3
    Richspot
    Dined on 9/11/2014
    This was are 3rd time at Ballos and enjoyed great food and service all three times. Homemade ravioli with a side of meatballs was fantastic. Calamari enough for 4 people. Pork belly app. also fantastic. Wine by the bottle a little pricey but you are at the Casino. Can't say anything about desert because we were to full to try. Wait staff topped the evening off.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2005VIP
    Dined on 9/8/2014
    ANOTHER great meal had by one and all. Expected Adam to be in a suit tonight but he asked to serve a private event and he handed us off to Casey who guided us through our meal with ease. Melon and prosciutto started the night off and as usual it was great. Had to have the roasted beets salad (which just was added back to the menu this past weekend) and it was at least as good as remembered. Home made tagleatelle with shrimp scampi was piping hot and delicious. The PEI mussels with roasted garlic, white wine and tomato is by itself worth the trip, trust me. I love this restaurant and how they treat their guests. I am NEVER anything but impressed with both the service and the food. Already thinking about when I can return.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • 2good
    Dined on 9/7/2014
    wonderful!!!!! as always........Love to go to Ballo's
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Great Experience
    StephenR
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    Figured we would try a new spot for a special occasion and Ballo was perfect! The cocktails were fantastic and the food was really great. I wanted to try several things on the menu, so we will definitely head back soon.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great experience
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    We went to Bello's for my 40th birthday and it was wonderful. We sat in the back room where the ambiance was fantastic- the lighting, the decor- all fantastic. The food was excellent and our waiter was wonderful. I had the scallops- amazing. They even brought out a birthday treat after dinner. Great experience! I really recommend it!!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Andy
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    The food and service was great. Lots of different items on the menu.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • don1
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    The food was excellent and the staff were extremely helpful and knowledgeable of their products. We had a few different appetizers and our meals over an hour and a half. We were not pressured to leave and even offered desert and coffees after. I would highly recommend them to anyone and will go back in a few weeks for my birthday.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, hot spot, late-night find, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Pasta
    MarIlyn6440
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    You would think they would have a could selection of pasta, I ended up with steak. Small menu choice! Salads should b bigger for the price!
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • gene
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    The place was packed. The food was served cold. I was looking forward to good meal and was served a cold dinner
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  • Great Dinners
    Chrissy
    Dined on 9/2/2014
    We enjoyed our dinners at Ballo. The menu is varied with excellent service. Good quality and moderate prices for entrees. Recommend to give it a try!
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Some Hits and Some Misses
    FredVIP
    Dined on 9/2/2014
    The Restaurant is inside the Mohegan Sun Casino. An antipasto for the table was nice and generous enough for the 3 of us - would have done for 4 too. The entrees were OK - but a chicken Parmigiana suffered from being a tad cold - with cheese that was only partially melted. The side dishes of Brussels sprouts and Polenta were better - but 2 diners thought them on the sweet side
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • better than expected
    mmmmgood
    Dined on 9/1/2014
    everything was just so good, and little bit different...big, but nice décor...food really well thoughtout and delicious and nicely presented. we were really satisfied...service was great.
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    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    Great place and great food I will recommend many friends. Awesome time
    Special Features:
    good for groups, hot spot, neighborhood gem, romantic, scenic view, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Reasonable and good
    Unknown
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    Considering the moderate prices in this type of restaurant, the wine list was much too expensive
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great start to the evening
    Tato
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    Waiter was friendly and knowledgeable, food selection was good and the food itself was equally as good. Nice wine recommendation. Portions were a perfect size and meals came in reasonable time. Would definitely go back if I was in the casino...probably wouldn't make a special trip just to eat there.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    Food too salty; steak tasty, but too fatty-Has been better on other occasions.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A Must!!
    Recess4456
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    First experience with Open Table and dinner at Ballo. A true pleasure they both were!! Booking wit Open Table was easy and a reminder and confirmation number was sent to me the day before. Ballo was a real treat. Every employee; manager, hostess and server made our dining experience memorable. Both food and drinkwere excellent!! I highly recommend Ballo. Look forward to returning.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Mario
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    Have been to Ballo for dinner numerous time and everything has been excellent and we brought my brother and sister-in-law and they also thought it was excellent
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Fran the waitress
    Easter
    Dined on 8/27/2014
    Our waitress for a woman named Fran....she made some awesome suggestions that we decided to try. Each one was better than the last. She was a soft sell and extremely articulate and each time she walked away from our table four of us in my party commented on how wonderful she was. When we return to Mohegan, we will go back to that restaurant. She is a credit to Ballo's.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Amazing!!!
    YumaliciousVIP
    Dined on 8/24/2014
    Service, food, and ambiance... Amazing!!! We had the pleasure of Mike (waiter) to make our visit memorable. Mike was charming, helpful, and a great sense of humor! Appetizers, entrees, and librations...are sure to please every taste! We will be bringing friends next time!!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fantastic, again!!
    Blackie21
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    What is there to say. A beautiful restaurant in the middle of a casino. Best Italian food around. My dad had the linguini with clams and proclaimed it outstanding. The eggplant pizza was to die for. Service is the best. It was my dad's birthday and they came out with a candle on the cannoli and did not charge us. This is my go to restaurant for special occasions or just hanging out at the beautiful bar. BRAVO!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate