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 WinnerItalian
  • Diners' Choice WinnerMost Booked
Ballo Italian Restaurant and Social Club reviews from OpenTable diners
259 reviews since May 3, 2014
Overall Rating4.5
  • Food4.5
    Service4.7
  • Ambiance4.4
    Noise LevelModerate
94% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
special occasion (154)romantic (122)fit for foodies (106)good for groups (103)notable wine list (89)vibrant bar scene (78)hot spot (57)late-night find (45)great for lunch (31)neighborhood gem (10)kid-friendly (10)great for brunch (9)scenic view (6)great for outdoor dining (3)Show More
  • 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.
  • 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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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Classy Casino Spot
    IrishturtlesVIP
    Dined on 8/21/2014
    You won't be disappointed... I've eaten here several times at it's always top notch...
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Best at Mohegan Sun
    RestaurantRuss
    Dined on 8/21/2014
    We have been here several times. Great food, atmosphere and this particular time exceptional service. This place has a great atmosphere even though part of the casino. Dining area quiet and spacious. Selection of entrees was good and they have small pizzas which are great for group appetizer as well. If its not right they will make it right. For us this trip everything perfect.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, hot spot, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Another great dinner at Ballo's
    efh0207
    Dined on 8/19/2014
    Service was great, as always. Our food selections were delicious and the waitress was very good at describing portion sizes.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A winner at Mohegan
    WhycoMel
    Dined on 8/19/2014
    We had an excellent meal and an enjoyable time. Our waiter Adam was wonderful and made some excellent recommendations. Highlights were the prosciutto with melon and the pork belly appetizers. I didn't have it but my dining companions said the seemingly home made ravioli was good as well, and when one of their dishes was not hot enough the situation was remedied immediately.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • One of our favorites
    BobbyB
    Dined on 8/19/2014
    Always superb - food and service. We return regularly because Ballo is always consistent.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • great time
    JamieJ
    Dined on 8/17/2014
    My wife and I came for her birthday and had an outstanding dinner and dessert. Wait staff helped with the surprise dessert and was very pleasant.
    Special Features:
    romantic, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OUTSTANDING
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005VIP
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    Celebrating our anniversary, we had to be here...Simply put it was a great night. From the moment we walked in until the moment the night was over we had a great experience. On a packed night it felt like it was just a my wife and I, the service and food were that good. Adam really took care of us tonight with a meal that was paced to perfection. The evening began with melon and prosciutto which was out of this world. Then onto fried calamari served piping hot and crispy. Dinner tonight was chicken parmigiana and ricotta gnocchi both to die for. The entire evening was tied together when Adam brought over some of the best gelato and cannolis you will ever have. What a special night with the women of my dreams, thanks Adam and Ballos
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • we would go back again
    Virgochic
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    We were in a private dining room. Very romantic setting. Food was pretty good wine was great . Our waiter Steve was super!
    Special Features:
    romantic, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Fantastic dining experience!!!!!
    redhead50
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    We had dinner at Ballo before going to a live show. I must say, the wait staff are by far some of the best out there. Very knowledgeable of all food offerings and wine list. I give this restaurant 10 out of 10!!!!!! Just OUTSTANDING!!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, hot spot, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Nice restaurant
    Jeff01
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    Had a family get together and birthday. Service was terrific but everyone complained food was dry. Won't be returning.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Ballo's - Best Restaurant in CT
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    When we plan a visit to Mohegan Sun, we always, always make reservations for dinner at Ballo's. The food is fantastic, the wait staff are exceptional and the atmosphere is wonderful. We were extremely pleased to note this trip that they changed their menu - the selections added were great. I highly recommend this restaurant - you will not be disappointed.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Loved it
    Luvfood
    Dined on 8/10/2014
    Everything was delicious and the service was outstanding
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fabulous Dinner
    Jenza
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    My husband and I were celebrating our first Anniversary at Ballo and they made sure to make it extra special! They had complimentary glasses of Prosecco for us as soon as we sat down! Great service and delicious food!
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Way Better than Expected
    ZuccheroPesce
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    Dining at the casino has been a hit or miss for me and mostly a miss. This was the first time I visited Ballo and I was pleasantly surprised at the quality of the meal and the service. I ordered the Chicken Francese and it was prepared well and tasted really very good. There was a wide variety of Italian wines to choose from. The bread was yummy. Best of all the bartender made a fantastic Negroni just the way I asked and knew enough to make it with a quality gin. It will be my goto place at the Mohegan Sun.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food
    Bek137
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    Food was great and our waiter Nichols was the best. He was very attentive and was spot on with his dining recommendations.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, vibrant bar scene
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • wavysaturn
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    Even after a 2 and1/2 hr delay on I-95 we still had a reservation!!
    Special Features:
    special occasion, late-night find, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Spectacular staff
    Jcap
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    The staff could not be more accommodating. We were stuck in traffic and they held our table and quickly provided us with a delicious brichetta. Could not be nicer and food was great.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Chadandmali
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    Never had a bad meal or bad service here. Great restaurant!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • PatF
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    Ballo was recommended to us by friends for our anniversary. It was wonderful and the "surprise" anniversary of sparkling wine and delicious Italian pastry was the best part. Thank you Ballo for making our special day even more special.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great meal
    Foodie
    Dined on 8/6/2014
    We usually go early for dinner and miss the action later. The food and service are great. The bar area is huge and inviting. I could imagine that the late night crowd has a great time here. The drink specials on the menu are not as good as they sound but, the food more than makes up for it. They have two things going for them; a great restaurant and a great bar. If I could only stay up later.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Appetizers to dine on!
    jjgoogs
    Dined on 8/5/2014
    We enjoyed a number of appetizers as our main meal and found the variety and quality to be outstanding! It was a light refreshing meal with out feeling overstuffed.
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    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Very nice dining experience.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/3/2014
    The appetizers were fabulous. Would like more dinner options, but everything was very good. They offer a table side macaroni and cheese but is not offered on the menu. First time I dined there, I found out about it as it was being prepared at another table and asked our waiter.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Best in CT
    Jcharm
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    Ballo is the best restaurant in the area. We love the family style apps and a special secret not on the menu is the pasta cooked tableside. The best Mac and cheese I ever had! And let me just say the steak is amazing. Love everything about this place. Even got a box of complementary canolis for a birthday!! Love it
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • fine dining
    karateangel
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    The restaurant was nice and food was good. I won't return because for the amount of money I spent, I was not impressed and I could go to another restaurant that has impressed for their prices
    Special Features:
    romantic
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Excellent
    mizzsinjin
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    Love Ballo. Our usual stop for a great meal any time that we are attending a show at Mohegan Sun. We enjoyed the Caesar Salad. The pasta dishes and pizzas never dissapoint . The staff is always polite and servive is reliable
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  • 5 Stars
    Artieboy
    Dined on 8/1/2014
    The food is outstanding ,the staff and management are as well.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great restaurant inside casino
    MoniqueVIP
    Dined on 8/1/2014
    Great restaurant, great food, great service. A good find in a casino. If you're with a large group, rent the private dining room.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Mac & Cheese
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 7/31/2014
    WE went specific for the tableside prepared mac & cheese - not your mama'a version. I have vegan grand daughter celebrating her birthday and thinks this is the absolute best anywhere m&c - Try it once you will agree. Overall good price for quality and service levels
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    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Nice Restaurant at Mohegan Sun
    foodphan
    Dined on 7/30/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Group dinner
    JerseygirlVIP
    Dined on 7/29/2014
    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
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  • Great place for dinner!!
    diva
    Dined on 7/27/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Really fantastic meal!
    ksgshmoopsVIP
    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!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always Good Food
    Food4Me
    Dined on 7/27/2014
    This is my favorite restaurant at Mohegan Sun. Always good food and Great service
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • House made melt-in-your-mouth pasta
    eatpraylove
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • It's a gamble!
    DaviosadudVIP
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Phenenomenal
    luvwine
    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!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion, scenic view, hot spot, notable wine list
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Not as good as expected or before
    LOL125
    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!
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  • Great food and service!
    Staceybgolf
    Dined on 7/25/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet