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

Ballo Italian Restaurant and Social Club Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.BalloItalian.com
  • Phone: (860) 862-1100
  • 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 (860) 862-1100

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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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Service
  • Diners' Choice WinnerItalian
  • Diners' Choice WinnerMost Booked
Diner Reviews
  • "Nice menu; decent prices, delicious food; specials in addition to regular menu. Crispy bread; attentive servers; was able to sit in the back dining room where it's less noisy since it's not where people in the casino walk by. Definitely will go back."
    Dined on 7/30/2014
  • "Went to Ballo at Mohegan Sun with a group of 8. Service was very good. Appetizers were also tasty but the main dishes ,I had veal Marsala and my husband had chicken parm, were bland and tasteless . The marinara on the pasta was also bland . I did not enjoy it at all"
    Dined on 7/29/2014
  • "We met our friends there for dinner and the four of us each had different meals and each was outstanding. The waiter was very knowledgeable about the entrees and a real help in making dinner selections right down to dessert. We got to sit and enjoy our conversation ( hear each other) and our meals. This is the best restaurant at Mohegan Sun."
    Dined on 7/27/2014
  • "Ballo is such a hidden gem within Mohegan Sun. I feel like every time I go there are slim to no customers, and I kind of like it that way: all to myself! Sundays they have a great deal: 50% off wines priced over 100 bucks. The Gaia & Rey Langhe chardonnay ($330) is amazing! Had the shrimp special served over black pasta that was delicious, the boy had the pizza (all of them are fantastic and very authentic Italian!) Oh yea, and all of their apps are delicious, I recommend sharing them, they are very healthy portions! Can't wait to go back!"
    Dined on 7/27/2014
  • "This is my favorite restaurant at Mohegan Sun. Always good food and Great service"
    Dined on 7/27/2014
  • "Interesting, creative menu. Wonderful, personalized service. Expansive, old world decor. Espresso martini was a pleasant surprise. Variety from casual to elegant, from individual pizzas, to salad and pasta, to high end entrees and specials. A nice dining option at the casino. Pricey but worth it."
    Dined on 7/27/2014
  • "Server was very nice. Food was below par. Server told us since most of the dishes where house made, they cold do anything. Not true, tried to substitute a potato for a pasta side, $3 up charge! Had chicken franchise, no flavor."
    Dined on 7/26/2014
  • "We had a party of 7 and had our own special room which was perfect since it was for a bachelorette. The food was outstanding! I highly recommend arrancini! The waiter even brought us a complimentary appetizer! Wine list was notable.Atmossphere gorgeous! Waiters were attentive and so nice! Its our favorite place in the casino!"
    Dined on 7/26/2014
  • "The sauce was too sour/meatballs too over seasoned/polenta was bland and stiff. It was a big disappointment. My husband had veal parm and mentioned it was nothing to rave about. We both had been there before and it was pretty good, and because it was our anniversary and we were going to see lionel ritchie we thought it was to be a great night....NOT!"
    Dined on 7/26/2014
  • "Homemade cavatelli was fabulous as was the pork chop. Prices great too. Service was exceptional. David our server was super professional, knowledgeable and a real standout gentleman, promote him! He is management Material for sure."
    Dined on 7/25/2014
  • "Ballo is an excellent Italian restaurant at Mohegan sun casino. Service is impeccable..food out of this world. They really seem to care about your entire dining experience. Veal parm is my favorite...side of spaghetti tastes home made. A little pricey but well worth it."
    Dined on 7/20/2014
  • "So glad I picked this restaurant for our first visit. The service was outstanding. The food was delicious. We would definetly dine there again."
    Dined on 7/20/2014
  • "We were going to a show at Mohegan Sun so we thought we'd try Ballo. We went on a Sunday and they have 1/2 off bottles of wine. So that was a nice surprise. The food was good, not great. The pizza smelled delicious. I think we should have eaten at the bar."
    Dined on 7/20/2014
  • "Ballo Italian Restaurant is the gem place to go when visiting the Mohegan Sun casino.We have try most of the restaurants up there. Thanks to Open Table it is a pleasure to make reservations on-line. This is the third time we use your service. The food is always great,along with a quiet atmosphere."
    Dined on 7/20/2014
  • "My husband took me to Ballo for my birthday dinner. We were not sure what to expect because we had dined there previously before the renovation and were not thrilled by our last experience. Well, we were very impressed, to say the least. Our server, Steve G. was fabulous. His smile and professional attitude made for such an enjoyable experience. The food was excellent, and everything was timed perfectly. We never had to wait for long periods of time for someone to come back to us. Your whole staff was extremely pleasant. And I am not sure how they knew it was my birthday, but the "surprise" cannoli's made my night even more special. , it was and excellent dinner...compliments to the chef and staff."
    Dined on 7/19/2014
  • "Went to Ballo with a group for a Bachelorette Party Dinner, the food was amazing and our waiter went above and beyond to make sure we were all happy. Would go back for sure!"
    Dined on 7/19/2014
  • "I have been to Ballo many times, and always great food and service. I would recommend to anyone liking great food, and great service!!"
    Dined on 7/19/2014
  • "Easily the best place in Mohegan Sun, this Italian place has great food, ambience, service and price. So good, we had to eat their twice during our stay. The PEI mussels were amazing and very well priced, as was everything we ordered. Every staff person we dealt with were very nice, and it was great that even on our return visit, we were nicely welcomed back by our previous server, and by the manager. We could not recommend this place any higher."
    Dined on 7/19/2014
  • "I have been to Ballo's a few times and I have never been disappointed. My favorite dishes are the chicken and steak dishes. I am not a seafood lover, so havent tried any of those dishes, but I am sure they are great as well. Service was great and the waiter even gave everyone at our table mini flashlights as we were going to see a concert in the arena after dinner."
    Dined on 7/19/2014
  • "Antipasti -Calamari (very large - wish they offered 1/2 portion) & burrata both excellent. Ditto drinks, salad & entrees. We recommend it."
    Dined on 7/19/2014
  • "I came to Ballo with a friend for a pre-show meal. We started with cocktails. The Limonata Cocktail was refreshing. The fig and goat cheese polenta was rich in fig flavor and very creamy. We also had the aranchini. Using short ribs instead of ground beef was a nice twist and spot on with flavor. We shared the prosciutto and arugula with carmelized onion pizza. The prosciutto was thinly sliced and crispy. The balsamic drizzle on top was one of the best I've had. Johnathan our server and the whole waitstaff was attentive and pleasant. After the show, we went back for espresso martinis and the Nutella cannoli which were the perfect way to end the night. I will definitely be coming back when I visit the casino again."
    Dined on 7/18/2014
  • "We went there as part of my son's 21st birthday celebration. The food and service were outstanding. I would highly recommend this restaurant."
    Dined on 7/12/2014
  • "I was there to celebrate my birthday and Ballo did not disappoint. The scallop dinner with fig & goat cheese polenta was excellent! And they brought out complimentary box of homemade cannolis - delicious!"
    Dined on 7/12/2014
  • "Great food wait staff excellent prices reasonable for a casino"
    Dined on 7/12/2014
  • "We arrived late for our reservation because of traffic, we had 45 minutes to eat and get to a concert. We were done and on time for a concert. We never expected that to happen. He had already expected to be late for the concert. Very impressed they were able to accommodate us"
    Dined on 7/11/2014
  • "The wait staff was very attentive, courteous and gave us the impression that our dinning experience was to be one of the best we ever had. The food (presentation & more important: its' taste) was A-one. My wife & I have dinned in 'star rated' restaurants in the past & BALLO is right in that league."
    Dined on 7/11/2014
  • "Everything was fabulous! Drinks were tasty! Serving sizes are very generous and delicious! Dessert, which our waiter recommended, was light but very flavorful! Our servers were friendly, thoughtful and thorough!"
    Dined on 7/11/2014
  • "The menu here is not extensive, however the courses are prepared exceptionally well and my spouse and I have never been disappointed by a meal. Flavors are well balanced and not over done, prepared as ordered (my skirt stake was a perfect medium rare), presentation is excellent and portion sizes are consumable in a single meal, which is important to us in a casino restaurant as we hate to dispose of food or carry it around the casino with us. The deserts are also excellent with some divergence from standard desert fare (I had a very tasty pineapple / coconut tart) that typically turns the entire desert selection to a chocolate and ice cream smorgasbord in many of today's restaurants."
    Dined on 7/10/2014
  • "My wife and I went for our 5 year anniversary. The service was very good, but the food made the meal. Our main course was a homemade pasta dish with shrinp and a lobster tail on top. The pasta was delicious, the shrimp were plentiful and the lobster tail melted in my mouth. The lobster tail was literally falling out of the shell and almost dissolved in my mouth. Everything was excellently prepared. I would certainly go back and recommend it to anyone."
    Dined on 7/10/2014
  • "Food andsevice were excellent. However, my wife thought tha the overlay of white butcher paper over the tablecloth took away from the ambience. Also, when she lifted a corner, the underneath table cloth had food stains on it."
    Dined on 7/9/2014
  • "For the 2nd time in a week you have outdone yourself. One word isn't enough so here goes, WOW WOW WOW. Tonight we celebrated my wife' birthday. We again asked for Adam to handle our meal and once again he came up big. If you do not have a favorite server here, you can not go wrong when asking for Adam. Each time we walk in the front door it feels like we are walking into our own kitchen getting ready for a great family meal, and we are. The only difference is someone else is making it. Great night, food and service could not have been any better, we had a great time and are already counting the days to our next visit."
    Dined on 7/9/2014
  • "Only complaint is that even though it is a smoke free restaurant, it is right next to the smoking section of the slots and tables. The smoke permeates."
    Dined on 7/5/2014
  • "We had a great time we were a group of 6 and the food was great and the service was great as well. We will definatly return."
    Dined on 7/5/2014
  • "The food was fresh, hot and tasty. The waiter was very friendly with a great sense of humor. Excellence all around."
    Dined on 7/5/2014
  • "First a shout out to Andrew our server and Jio his side kick! Andrew was very knowledgeable about the menu and wine list. I was thinking about a steak and he recommended the skirt steak - wow! Tender, a lot of flavor and would order it again. My friend had the Scallops - another awesome entree. Andrew and Jio both went above and beyond - they were engaging with us and attentive. Also, upon arrival, the hostesses were friendly and welcoming. Whoever did the hiring knows what they are doing. It was a great choice in restaurants and we appreciate and would like to thank Andrew again for a wonderful dining experience!"
    Dined on 7/5/2014
  • "I have to admit that I was impressed with the whole experience. They gave us a nice table away from the smoke, bells, and gongs that you normally get at a casino. Service was outstanding and equally important the food was delicious and average priced."
    Dined on 7/5/2014
  • "On vacation in Mystic. Highly recommended by the hotel and oh man what a place!!! Food is excellent! Calamari are crispy and tasty! The skirt steak was like cutting thru butter and the seasonings were succulent!!! Choice of wines were outstanding! Do not be fooled because this fine dining is inside a casino. The ambiance is in a class all on it's own. Btw if your from NY, if you love Besito Mexican Restaurant then you will love this place! It's the same owner!!! Try it out and I promise you will not be disappointed!!!!"
    Dined on 7/4/2014
  • "i have always had a good experience when dining there. 'the wait staff are all very pleasant, the food is excellent, as well as the service. One of our favorite places to dine"
    Dined on 7/4/2014
  • "Food was wonderful, service was on the slow side, but the atmosphere was very inviting and comfortable. Was a very nice dining experience."
    Dined on 7/4/2014
  • "I booked a reservation to surprise my husband. Fro the minute we walked in I knew we were in for a romantic dining experience ! Our waiter was well informed and when asked his opinion on what choices of food and wine he would recommend he was spot on. Service was spot on. The food arrived without any delays and perfectly timed. Entrees were delicious!! We didn't have room for dessert but the Maître'd brought as a box of cannolis to take with us a gift. I highly recommend this restaurant."
    Dined on 7/3/2014