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
273 reviews since May 23, 2014
Overall Rating4.5
  • Food4.5
    Service4.7
  • Ambiance4.4
    Noise LevelModerate
94% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
special occasion (169)romantic (128)fit for foodies (116)good for groups (113)notable wine list (96)vibrant bar scene (69)hot spot (58)late-night find (44)great for lunch (32)neighborhood gem (15)great for brunch (9)kid-friendly (9)scenic view (6)great for outdoor dining (4)Show More
  • 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
    • Ambiance
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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!!
    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
    • Ambiance
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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
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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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.
  • 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
    • Food
    • 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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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • 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
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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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
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • 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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    • Ambiance
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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
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • 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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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • 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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    • Ambiance
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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.
    Special Features:
    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
    • Food
    • 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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    • Ambiance
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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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    • Ambiance
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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.
    • Food
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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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    • Ambiance
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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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    • 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.
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    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.
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    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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    • 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.