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: (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 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 July 31, 2014
Overall Rating4.5
  • Food4.5
    Service4.7
  • Ambiance4.5
    Noise LevelModerate
94% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
special occasion (178)good for groups (140)romantic (139)fit for foodies (134)notable wine list (99)vibrant bar scene (76)hot spot (70)late-night find (48)great for lunch (38)neighborhood gem (20)scenic view (14)kid-friendly (7)great for brunch (6)great for outdoor dining (5)Show More
  • Great Girl's Night
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 11/22/2014
    Decided to have a nice dinner to celebrate girls night. We were very pleased with the atmosphere, wine and food. We will definitely be coming back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great experience
    likes2eat
    Dined on 11/21/2014
    My colleague and I had a wonderful experience at Ballo. Our drinks were expertly mixed and the Assaggi platter was delicious. The spaghetti with meatballs was also very tasty and the marscapone tart was to die for. I was especially impressed by the service we received. The staff was wonderful and our server, Andrew, treated us like gold. I would absolutely return here again and recommend it to others.
    Special Features:
    hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 11/21/2014
    Ballo's Restaurant is excellent!!! The food is always fresh and delicious, the wait staff are very friendly and efficient, and there are any number of wines to select from. This is our favorite restaurant when visiting Mohegan Sun. We highly recommend it.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ballo 1st timer!
    AV812
    Dined on 11/21/2014
    Great atmosphere, the waitstaff was knowledgable & new the menu inside & out. Food was fresh & delicious. I got the Rigatoni w/spicy sausage Bolognese. Portion size was perfect & filling. I highly recommend Ballo!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, hot spot, late-night find, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Pricey, but food was excellent.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 11/20/2014
    They need to change their crusty bread. All the food was excellent, except the bread. The crust is SO HARD one can hardly bite it. IWhen I bit into it, a piece of sharp crust lodged under my gum, above my tooth; it's like a razor! Need to bite it with back/side teeth. Not fun...
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food
    LuvSolToro
    Dined on 11/16/2014
    We recently went to Ballo for the first time and are already planning a return visit. Food was excellent and the staff is great! Great place to go for a special occasion or anytime. Menu is varied and the food great.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Expensive pasta
    ChiefVIP
    Dined on 11/16/2014
    Great service, good Italian wine list...1/2 price on weekends on bottles over $100 Food OK North of $250 for pasta dishes for a party of / with 1/2 priced bottle and appetizers and desert
    Special Features:
    notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Place
    Foodie
    Dined on 11/16/2014
    This is not our firsr time here. The staff is friendly and attentive. The management is right there greeting guests and checking up on everything. Food here is always very good quality and well prepared italian. The best restaurant in the casino.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, hot spot, late-night find, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ballo Sunday 11/16
    Ballo
    Dined on 11/16/2014
    We made a dinner recervation for Ballo at 5:45pm. The show we had attended was scheduled to end later than anticipated and the staff was very gracious when we called to change the reservation time. We ordered the Assagi platter which is fantastic, and then a traditional dinner of spagetti and meatballs and chicken parmigiana which we split. We frequent Ballo and always have a wonderful experience.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent food for a quiet dinner
    Herb
    Dined on 11/16/2014
    Excellent food for a quiet dinner. We tried new foods , excellent wait staff who explained all the different menu items. The macaroni and cheese made table side is the best. We have already booked our next dinner reservation there.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Nellie
    Dined on 11/16/2014
    Ballo is great! I've been there five tines and have perfect meals and service every time. While I wouldn't say it's typical diners are children, I recently brought my two children before a show, they were very accommodating. Cassie, our server, was super sweet.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • food was prepared perfectly, and rich in flavor
    RIfoodie
    Dined on 11/15/2014
    service was little off. had to order our drinks three times . Would definitely go back!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ballo Restaurant Nov 15, 2014
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 11/15/2014
    The Ballo restaurant at The Mohegan Sun was absolutely outstanding, and our waiter, Nick, was equally as great. We were a party of 6, and everything we had eaten was a+++++. This is a definate refer to other friends, as well as return trip!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, hot spot, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Very nice meal
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 11/15/2014
    We enjoyed a nice birthday meal at Ballo. We had our six year old with us, and the restaurant was appropriate. The food was delicious. The service was fine and three presentation really nice. We will become repeat guests at Ballo.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, kid-friendly, late-night find, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ballo is Best
    WinBig
    Dined on 11/15/2014
    An excellent restaurant within Mohegan Sun. Ask to be seated in the back, away from the bar scene and smokey casino. The ambience is current and the food delicious. I especially recommend the prociutto and parmesan cheese appetizer. The mussels are another good choice. for an entree, try one of the homemade pastas, or the plentiful zuppa di pesce.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Service
    MrGoodrich
    Dined on 11/15/2014
    On every visit, service wait staff has been friendly, knowledgeable and professional. Food was served timely and fresh. Ballo Italian Restaurant at Mohegan Sun is a wonderful dining venue to have at a casino resort.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Meal
    AshRap
    Dined on 11/15/2014
    Dinner was really good. For starters we got the pork belly then calamari and both were excellent. The steaks were cooked perfect as well as my pizza. I would recommend this to someone. The prices were a bit high for Italian food but it's because of the atmosphere.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, romantic, scenic view, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • BESTNINNI
    Dined on 11/15/2014
    We thought it was a different restaurant in that location. Boy are we happy for the error. The service was fantastic, explained menu, fast and efficient with a smile. Even when our friend said she would appreciate if he could check to be sure there was no garlic in her food as she was allergic to garlic. No problem and sure enough no garlic in anything and she was a happy guest. The pasta was excellent as was the mussels. We all had a lovely evening and would go back again. Great Hostess....Great Waiter....Great Great Chef....................
    Special Features:
    hot spot, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great dining for a casual occasion.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 11/14/2014
    I had a very nice business dinner here with colleagues. It was pretty loud and there are a lot of tables so I don't think that I'll be going here for an intimate date but I'll definitely go here for a nice occasion with family, clients, or co-workers.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, late-night find, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • best resturant in the casino
    jay2955
    Dined on 11/14/2014
    They have the best itilian food. I have been there many times and tried many of the items on the menu and everything is outstanding. Great staff. Highly recommend.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, hot spot, late-night find, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Food
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 11/13/2014
    Table ready at reservation time. Friendly and very accommodating Waite staff. Food was outstanding.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • MY 1ST EXPERIENCE
    Quinto
    Dined on 11/12/2014
    This was my wife's first experience at your restaurant. We enjoyed ourselves immensely. The service was impeccable, the food was excellent and the atmosphere was very accommodating, which made my wife's Birthday an unforgettable experience. The cannoli with the candles was a big surprise and very well appreciated.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • One of the best Italian meals
    Shanfoodie5
    Dined on 11/8/2014
    My friends and I had a great experience this past Saturday night. All 4 of us were in agreement that the dinner we shared was one of the best meals we have had! We can't wait to go back!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Looking for perfection??
    Perfection
    Dined on 11/8/2014
    Ballo is the place to go!! The atmosphere is just beautiful. Very dark, quiet, gives you a sense of peace. The service was the best I think I've ever had. Our server was not only great to look at but was so attentive to our needs. He made us feel as if we were the only table there. I went with a girlfriend but had I gone with my husband, it would have been very romantic. The food was excellent!!!!
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 11/8/2014
    Food and service were outstanding! We were surprised with a private room, had a great waiter and exceptional service! We were treated very well!
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • VERY NICE
    CHEFTONY
    Dined on 11/3/2014
    THE FOOD WAS EXCELLENT. SO WAS THE SERVICE.WE HAD A NICE QUIET ROMANTIC DINNER AND THE FOOD CAME OUT IN A TIMELY MANNER. NICE FINE DINING,I LIKED THE CHANGING OF THE FLATWARE AFTER EACH COURSE AND THE ATTENTIVE SERVICE PEOPLE. THE CALAMARI AND PORK BELLY WERE AWESOME AS WAS THE ZUPPA DE PESCH AND SCALLOPS. MY ONLY NEGATIVE WAS THAT THEY PUT THESE PAPER SHEETS ON TOP OF THE WHITE TABLECLOTHS WHICH I THOUGHT GOT IN THE WAY.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, late-night find, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 11/3/2014
    Had linguini with white clam sauce, wife had taglitelli and shrimp. Both items were average quality ...nothing to say wow. Quite pricey, excellent service.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great food & service
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005VIP
    Dined on 11/2/2014
    It should be clear to anyone who reads our reviews...we LOVE the place. The food is ALWAYS great and the service is even better. From the moment we check in we are made to feel like family everyone is so friendly and trying to make your dining experience a great one. Tonight once again I would rate our experience as GREAT. Adam made some great suggestions which we follow and never looked back. From the first bite to the last we enjoyed ourselves. ALREADY thinking about our next visit. I mention Adam often when writing a review in addition to Adam his support staff work their tails off and do a great job. Ok I will say it again I LOVE THIS PLACE, thanks for another great night!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 11/2/2014
    excellent and we 8 enjoyed the whole dining experience immensely - from the waiter to the busboy to the room where we ate. Would recommend your restaurant to all of our friends!!!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Memorable food
    LiveLoveandEat
    Dined on 11/1/2014
    We got a reservation for a late night dinner but got there 2 hours earlier and they were very kind to accommodate us. Food was perfection. We tried the Flaming Macaroni a la Torchio and what a treat it was! It's creamy, nutty, rich, earthy flavor will definitely keep us coming back. Service was exceptional!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Delightful dining experience
    buonapp
    Dined on 11/1/2014
    Our expectations were high based on a friend's recommendation, and Ballo surpassed them! My husband and I enjoyed every aspect of the evening - charming and attentive wait staff; simple, beautiful décor and atmosphere (not too noisy, not too quiet); Italian cocktails and authentic, fresh food (excellent gnocchi!). We plan to return and bring friends.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ballo
    CJK123
    Dined on 10/26/2014
    Huge restaurant but good food and good service. Can't go wrong with anything on the menu. Did not have dessert. Service was quick and efficient.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • 2good
    Dined on 10/26/2014
    Wonderful dinner.....always great food....great service.....We love this restaurant !!!!! !
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Not fine dining
    Foodie
    Dined on 10/26/2014
    Not even close to fine dining not even causal fine dining , the food was blah, the service was the only thing that was good. Menu selection was just average. We ordered 2 types of chicken dishes and both were tought and chewy
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Over the top!
    Skidoogirl1263
    Dined on 10/26/2014
    My husband and I chose Ballo's for our anniversary dinner. I made a reservation which was kept right to the minute. The service was amazing and the food was to die for. Our compliments to the chef for a wonderful dinner and also to the wait staff who didn't miss a beat. We will definitely be back and I have already told everyone at the dealership where I work! Thank you for everything . Carleen and Kevin Mowrey
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food and service
    babzie15
    Dined on 10/25/2014
    We had a great dining experience. Service was great and so was the food!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Service
    Ultrapink
    Dined on 10/25/2014
    Waiter was awkward. His hands were shaking like an alcoholic. Took forever to get drinks even thought restaurant wasn't that busy. He only came twice to see if we are all set.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great date spot
    jrhall1229
    Dined on 10/25/2014
    Wonderful and romantic dinner with fabulous service and amazing food. Cocktails are really delicious as well. Chef was kind enough to make me a delicious vegan entree.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Always great!
    foodlover50
    Dined on 10/25/2014
    We can always count on a great dinner here. We were especially pleased that care was taken to pace our meal so that entrees didn't arrive too soon after apps and that we all received out dishes at the same time.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Flamingo
    Dined on 10/23/2014
    Great food, solid service. Our service person did make an error (forgot to put our veggie order in) and without a comment from us, the mistake was rectified, the item was provided at no charge and the manager provided a free dessert for the situation. Like the fact they responded unbidden, means they are aware of the service levels and response in an appropriate fashion. Highly recommend them, great food, wait staff goes out of their way to make your visit a pleasurable experience.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.