Ballo Italian Restaurant

4.6
3488 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Italian
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 at Mohegan Sun was inspired by San Galgano - a Gothic abbey built in the 12th century, located in Tuscany.

Once in BALLO guests can enjoy a large wine by-the-glass list, specialty BALLO cocktails and freshly prepared Italian fare from the kitchen 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. Arches, stone and bold materials will accent this exuberant dining experience. But the food at BALLO is the real celebration!

Weekends, Holidays, Concerts: Parties of 10 or more are required to choose one of our amazing set party menus. Kindly leave your baseball hats at home. Gentlemen must have sleeves on their shirts.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Italian
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Hours of operation
Dinner: Sunday - Thursday: 4:00pm - 10:00pm, Friday 4pm - 11pm: Saturday 4pm - 12:00am

Lunch Saturday & Sunday 12pm - 4pm
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Phone number
(860) 862-1100
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Payment options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Business Casual
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Executive chef
Kevin Sihabout
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Catering
Weekends, Holidays, Concerts: Parties of 10 or more are required to choose one of our amazing set party menus.
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Rt 2
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Parking details
Valet at the Indian Summer garage or self park in the Winter Garage.
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Special events & promotions
Sundays at Ballo Italian...50% off of any bottle of wine on our list thats priced at $100 or more. $26 Sunday sauce! Berkshire sausage, chicken & home made meatballs slow cooked in our house pomodoro & red wine. Available Sundays only. Wine Sunday offer not valid on major holidays.
Additional
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cafe, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Fireplace, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 3488 People Are Saying
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OT
New England
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was an amazing birthday dinner!! The service was great and food was delicious

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p
New England
322 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Here before a show. As always once you entire you are with family. Front desk is so friendly, always happy to see everyone. Jonathan was our server tonight and he did a great job guiding us through our meals. Wine glasses were kept full and the food was in plentiful supply. The crew in the kitchen are flat out ROCK STARS. Each time we are here they out perform our last visit which is hard to do because the last time was alway PERFECTION. Tonight was no exception, perfectly paced, best food this side of the Mississippi served at a relaxing pace on a very busy night. Can’t wait til the next visit...counting the day. I hope everyone there has a very Happy Thanksgiving! Thank you.

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SM
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious food, excellent service as always. We love dinning here, if you love Italian food this is the best restaurant around in the casinos.

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l
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on November 11, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Dinner before show.

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CV
1 review
Dined on November 11, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing dinner! Very friendly and wonderful service! I would highly recommend it!

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S
New England
34 reviews
Dined on November 11, 2018
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 4

We were excited based upon Phantom Gourmet review. Ambiance very nice. Pasta table side great flavor but without the fanfare on presentation. Veal parmigiana and eggplant parmigiana came out lukewarm with cool to touch pasta while chicken francese was hot. Waitress came and took the 2 back. One of our diners decided not to send her eggplant back even though hers was cool as well. The redo also was not hot to temperature... not acceptable... the taste however was better than average. No apology given nor did manager come by to offer words. Customer service was poor. Given the price and reputation, not a pleasant experience. Would have to think twice about a return visit.

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MC
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 11, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 4

Overall the place is nice. There are two different dining areas. The area in the back is nice, but the front is open to the casino area (seperated by a fence). We had reservations and were seated immediately. Had a table in the back section. The tables were nicely spaced. The service was very good. Found the food to mediocre. The tomatoes on the mozzarella and tomatoes were very soft amd mushy. Had the eggplant parm. While the eggplant itself was very good, I found the sauce to be very bland. Others may like it. The dish was served luke warm at best. The chicken parm was similar. Chicken was good, same sauce and served a little warmer. Overall not terrible, but not great.

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j
Springfield
19 reviews
Dined on November 11, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Ballos continues to be a top notch dining venue for us when we go to Mohegan Sun casino

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BO
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 11, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

This was my first dinner at Ballo, having only been there for lunch in the past. Well worth the wait!

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T
New York Area
19 reviews
Dined on November 11, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 5

Always enjoy a visit to Ballo. Server was friendly and polite. Food was delicious. Had the antipasto appetizer special- it was just enough for 2 and very flavorful. Had pasta for entrees - pasta was nicely al dente.

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AC
1 review
Dined on November 11, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 4

We dined there last Saturday . The service was so slow and food disgusting . I was waiting 20 min for a coke and we constantly had to ask for water that they finally brought 20 min after they seated us. I ordered their famous Mac and Cheese with truffles. The process of making it is very amusing but the taste was too strong of truffles . I actually got very sick from this food. The resultant itself is very pretty and romantic . But the slow service and food just ruined my appetite amd time.
We waited one hour to get the food and the restaurant wasn’t even busy at that time . Will definitely never eat there again.

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AS
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 11, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 3

food was just ok. they call this fine dining, i wouldn't dine at this place again.

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SG
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on November 11, 2018
Overall 1food 2service 1ambience 3

On 11/10/18, our party of 2 visited Ballo for dinner prior to a show. We had a reservation and were seated early. This was very much appreciated. When we were seated, I immediately noticed my water glass on the table was dirty. After our server introduced herself and gave us a list of the specials, the glass was exchanged and filled. We ordered the fried calamari appetizer and a bottle of sparkling water. The appetizer arrived, but no sparkling water. Our dinner order included a side salad and a glass of wine. Dinner arrived, yet again no side salad or glass of wine. We never saw our server again after placing our order. The food was average. When our server finally stopped by to collect the check, we explained that we were reviewing the check for the missing items. She sarcastically responded that it was obvious the items were not on the check! Only then did she apologize for her missteps. Ballo is NOT a fine dining experience at Mohegan Sun. I have eaten at both Michael Jordan and Tuscany - they FAR outshine Ballo. We would have been better served with the walk-up Philly Cheese Steak close by! :(

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LB
New England
1 review
Dined on November 11, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious food, wonderful atmosphere!

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P
New England
11 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2018
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 5

Having dined here before, we were looking forward to a nice pre-show meal. Very disappointing this time.

Relaxing setting but overall not a favorable experience. If we hadn't dined here before, we would likely scratch this off a list of Mohegan restaurant to try.

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DG
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 10, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 1ambience 3

For the second time that we have eaten at Ballos prior to a concert the service has been very slow .
It appeared to be more of a kitchen back up problem than a waiter problem , but despite telling the waiter that we had had a problem previously and that we were going to the concert we still wound up late to the concert .
Our reservation was 2 hours prior to the start of the show .
We will not be back and we will not recommend Ballos to any of our friends or family .

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KH
1 review
Dined on November 10, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

As always the food and service were great. The one detractor was the table reserved for our group (4) was not ready on time. Staff did their best to facilitate getting the table ready (previous diner’s enjoying extra coffee and chat time) but with a show starting after dinner, the delay put an immediacy on eating and not being able to enjoy the dining experience.

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L
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

Food and service outstanding. Minor complaints: the restaurant charged us for soda refills. At that price point, soda refills should be unlimited.

Also, tables for two were undersized and did not accommodate all necessary plates and condiments.

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LS
1 review
Dined on November 10, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 3

We went before an 8:00 concert. We had a 6:00 reservation. The service was a bit slow, so we had just enough time to get into the venue. We shared a Caesar salad & it was plenty for 2 people. The risotto with shrimp & scallops was excellent. The linguini with clam sauce was good, but only had 5 clams - a bit skimpy. Overall, it was a good experience.

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HC
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

We had a very enjoyable meal. The food came out hot which is a big issue for me. The portion size was average.
Our waiter was attentive without being annoying.

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JJ
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 3

The food was good. Had quite a bit. The prosciutto platter, friend calamari, pork belly app, veal parm. The server, Michael was fantastic! If this restaurant was based on food only, I would probably go back at some point. Again, having staff like Michael makes it all that much more enjoyable.

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GG
1 review
Dined on November 10, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 5

I always make sure I visit Ballo when I go to Mohegan.... this last trip was very busy and did not get the service I am used to....
Very rushed... not offered grated cheese...
Etc... but food always good... when I asked for chicken Marsala and not in menu waiter commented we are very busy for special orders... not good customer service

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JO
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 10, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Exceeded our expectations. Quality food at AB affordable price. Our waiter was very good.

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LH
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a wonderful dinner! This was our first time at Ballo and it was amazing. My birthday evening couldn't have begun more perfect than our dinner at Ballo.
Our host Lori was exceptional. Our meal was delicious and we will make sure Ballo's restaurant will be our restaurant of choice when we return to Mohegan Sun

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OT
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2018
Overall 5food 3service 4ambience 4

Food is delicious. Needs to be hotter. Pasta was cold. Soda need to be free refills.

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A
New England
38 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

What a wonderful restaurant.
When we walked in we told them that we were celebrating our anniversary
Once seated the brought us 2 glasses of champagne
Definitely a wonderful treat
The truffle Parmesan pasta prepared in aparmesean cheesecwhell table side
It is not on the menu but is always available

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S
New England
1 review
Dined on November 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Ballo was recommended to me and it did not disappoint. My cousin and I both had the veal chop it was to die for, tender and tasty. We also split the ravioli dish and I make my own, of course nothing like homemade, but they were very tasty. Two dishes I would recommend and I would order again.

The waiter was attentive and made sure all our needs were met. The staff was friendly and caring.

Highly recommend Ballo

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ES
1 review
Dined on November 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything was wonderful! Food and drinks were absolutely amazing and the service was perfect! It was a very quite and romantic evening that my wife and I had. We can not wait to have another amazing night like this!!!!

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BH
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Ballo’s was as advertised. Authentic Italian cuisine in a nice atmosphere with great service and food. We will definitely be making another visit.

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OT
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on November 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Consistently excellent service and fabulous food. The wait staff is attentive. The mussels appetizer is superb - could drink the sauce with a straw, it’s that good! The homemade pasta dishes are always outstanding. The ambience is perfect - romantic and cozy.

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SD
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was excellent. It was a quiet evening and we didn't feel rushed

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s
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on November 4, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We arrived early and were seated shortly after. Service was outstanding. Food was amazing. First time here but will definitely return.

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AO
Atlantic City
2 reviews
Dined on November 3, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Everything was good but the place is very dark which makes reading the menu difficult

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IW
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on November 3, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 3

Place was full with a big name appearing in the arena. Had to squeeze in one additional person & they managed to accommodate us. Good food & service considering it was so busy.

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SB
1 review
Dined on November 3, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic as always !!! The wait staff starts it off right by bringing over some great cocktails . After that, it just keeps on going with the food.... oooh that food !!!

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T
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on November 3, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

Restaurant was very accommodating for party of 8 and service was excellent.
Meatballs were good but the pipette pasta was bland. Still a solid place especially if staying at the Mohegan

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S
New England
3 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

This is my second time at Ballo. The food did not disappoint yet again. It seemed busy, but I know there was a show that was about to start, but the waiter kept coming back to make sure he got the orders correct. And while we appreciate that he wanted to make sure that they were correct, someone's main meal was not correct and we never got one of the side dishes we ordered. There was plenty of food so we didn't correct their mistake, but I would expect at the quality of the restaurant AND that we were asked several times about our order, to make sure it was correct. I will absolutely be coming back.

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d
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on November 1, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 5

Tuna steak overdone and rabe underdone
Not good !
Service was great

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D
1 review
Dined on November 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

My only complaint is that the service was a bit too energetic. I met an out of town friend I had not seen in a while and wanted to have a leisurely dinner and catch up. It was not a busy night so I wasn’t tying up a needed table but I had to ask the staff to slow down a bit which they did. I hate being rushed in a ugh end restaurant...I don’t dine out because I am starving to death and eating is not a race.

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OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on October 31, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We went to Ballo celebrating our anniversary. The waitress was amazing! She started us off with 2 glasses of Champaign on the House which as a very nice surprise. Really really great service. My boyfriend had the chicken parm dish was one of the best he’s ever had in his life!

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