Ballo Italian Restaurant

4.6
3295 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Italian
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  • Special Occasion
  • Good for a Date
  • Romantic
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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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 3295 People Are Saying
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5.0Dined 3 days ago

Waitress, busboy etc were attentive and excellent. Also the food was excellent!

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5.0Dined 5 days ago

Dinner with friends. Started with mozzarella salad & meatball appetizer both fantastic! We all had different entry's all great. Always good food. Miss the grilled pizzas!!

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5.0Dined 5 days ago

Here for the second night in a row celebrating our 40th anniversary. This is such a very special place. Dining here on special occasions like these is like dining with family. Everything and I do mean everything is ALWAYS perfect. From the front of the house to floor staff, support staff behind the scene staff in the kitchen this place simply can not be beat. They are the best. A sincere thank you to everyone who made this weekend so special for us. We had a great time. I know I always write a detailed review of our meal but just this once all I’m going to say is if you order it, Chef Kevin and his entire staff will prepare for you the best meal you have ever had. Enjoy for I know we do every time we dine here. Already thinking to our next visit.

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5.0Dined 6 days ago

We had a great experience overall. Initially we weren't sure how it would be as its an enormous restaurant but it really was great. Mike was our waiter and he was fantastic. I had the shrimp scampi which was so delicious and among the best shrimp scampi I've ever had. My husband had the zuppa de pesce which he loved and included very generous portions of seafood. Mike gave us some complimentary mini cannolis' as we'd mentioned we were celebrating our anniversary; such a nice touch! We'll definitely be back and would highly recommend this restaurant!!!

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5.0Dined 6 days ago

Wonderful time as usual. Food was delicious and perfectly served

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4.0Dined 6 days ago

Food and service very good.
My only complaint would be banquette seating which makes it difficult not to hear other diners conversations. Will request a table in another section next time we are there.

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5.0Dined 6 days ago

Bar is the best for couples! Excellent service and food.

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5.0Dined on August 9, 2018

Celebrated my birthday at Ballo. Michael, our server was very attentive with my mom
and I. Food was delivered promptly and delicious. Menu was full of wonderful selections. It can be a bit noisy, as there were a few conventions being held at Mohegan Sun while we were there, but it was still a great dinner for the two of us.

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5.0Dined on August 4, 2018

Ballo is awesome. We go every year for our anniversary and usually our birthdays. We went on Saturday night for my 62nd birthday. I had the mac and cheese. It was fun and delicious. Thank you, Ballo! Thank you to our waiter Wayne. He had no idea but he was our waiter at our anniversary date in March and my husband's birthday in October. he is the best waiter on the planet. LOVE BALLO!

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4.0Dined on August 4, 2018

The food/service & ambiance was perfect. Bartender was a little light-handed with the alcohol on drinks!

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5.0Dined on August 4, 2018

Food was delicious..Service was good. Not a quick in and out but great ambience.

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5.0Dined on August 4, 2018

Fantastic as always. Filet perfectly cooked! Great atmosphere.

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3.0Dined on August 4, 2018

I had a great time at the Ballo but it was not met my expectation. The service was good and food tastes fair but not at all impressive compared to its reputation and the price.

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5.0Dined on August 4, 2018

Server, Nick was outstanding. He could not have been any better. Cocktails were well made. Meatball appetizer was outstanding. Tortellini was outstanding. Pasta special, cacio e pepe was not what I hoped. It wasn't peppery at all and was very heavy. The garlic poached chicken in it seemed out of place and had connective tissue in some bites. Tables are close together and a little distracting. Overall a very nice place to eat and enjoyed very much. Service was top notch.

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4.0Dined on August 3, 2018

Food was very good. Lighting was very dim. Didn’t love the booth and chair combo. Supertuscan was off the chart, would recommend. Very expensive. Service awesome. The clams were not baked.... made that mistake, learned that lesson #paidedthatprice

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2.0Dined on August 2, 2018

I've dined in many restaurants . This was not one of my successes. Food was over-priced and the atmosphere pretentious. I ordered shrimp and scallops, four dry over cooked shrimp, one Sea scallop cut in half over polenta for $42? The restaurant is somewhat sterile and had no ambiance. This is supposed to be an Italian restaurant. The do have some Italian meals on the menu but its more generic than Italian. If you want Italian fare go to Boston's North End, Providence Federal Hill or NYC Mulberry St. You won't find good Italian food here.

I've seen restaurants come and go at Mohegan Sun, this one wont be here very long unless there are price changes and some menu updates.

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5.0Dined on August 2, 2018

Always very pleased with Ballo. The service is always on point and the ambience is very relaxing.

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5.0Dined on July 31, 2018

Ballo is always exceptional but this time it just exceeded our expectations. The pasta in the cheese wheel appetizer is the best thing I've ever tasted, the Manila Clams were delicious, had the steak and the salmon and both were wonderful. Our server Carrie is spot on with her service, pleasant and always on top of things.

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5.0Dined on July 30, 2018

Our dining experience at Ballo Italian Restaurant was absolutely fantastic! The ambiance is quite cozy and comfortable. Since the moment we checked in, we received impeccable service and the food selections we chose were delicious. I highly recommend the shrimp and scallop with polenta! I will definitely be returning to dine here again.

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5.0Dined on July 30, 2018

Fantastic wine, food and service! Will definitely come back!

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5.0Dined on July 29, 2018

Everything was delicious. Our server Linda was very hospitable and professional. It was our wedding anniversary and the two free glasses of champagne was a nice surprise! We highly recommend Ballo at the Mohegan Sun!

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5.0Dined on July 29, 2018

The service and food is always exceptional!

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5.0Dined on July 29, 2018

Enjoy visiting Ballo. My favorite restaurant at the Sun

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5.0Dined on July 29, 2018

Run don’t walk to Ballo Italian Restaurant! Everything was amazing. Jody our server was top notch. The food was delicious. Highly recommend the tortellini and also Sunday Sauce entrees.
When returning to Mohegan Sun will definitely be going to Ballo.

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5.0Dined on July 29, 2018

Amazing... the black truffle Mac and cheese was the star of the show! Pricey!! But a great night.

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5.0Dined on July 29, 2018

Always great food and service here.
Will be back again!

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3.0Dined on July 29, 2018

Very nice restauraunt, went on a date for my boyfriends graduation. However, there were about ten girls next to us at our table for a bachelorette celebration. This made my experience not as satifying due to the loud noise enviornment.

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5.0Dined on July 28, 2018

Fantastic my wife and i have dined here on other occasions with very fine results. My daughter and her friend were in from California and joined us for a remarkable dinning experience. Great service great food the garlic bread ,assiaggi platter and the mac/cheese prior to our main course were outstanding
Made for a perfect night.

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5.0Dined on July 27, 2018

if you go on the weekend ask for Casey, she gives the best service and always has a smile.

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5.0Dined on July 27, 2018

Omg ! Ask for “The Big Cheese”
It’s a secret item that’s not even on the menu! The best mac & cheese in the world topped with freshly grated black truffles !!

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5.0Dined on July 27, 2018

David was an excellent server and our meal was great!

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4.0Dined on July 27, 2018

I wanted to try the mac and cheese everyone talks about! It tasted OK but it was not very hot which was a disappointment to us.

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5.0Dined on July 26, 2018

Great server, fantastic food, loved the complimentary cannoli's for our 75th birthdays. Best shrimp scampi ever. Will go again when we visit Mohegan.

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3.0Dined on July 24, 2018

ate with 5 other gentlemen. i really enjoyed my shrimp pasta dish, meat sause dish was great and two othe gentlemen enjoyed theirs. was told salmon was over cooked and dry and was told chicken parm was very dry also. i noticed the majority of the food, garlic bead also, was not hot enough. garlic toast did not have enough garlic, butter, cheese and toasting. somewhat bland.

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5.0Dined on July 24, 2018

My husband and I are at Ballos Restaurant for our anniversary. Our waitress was attentive and very pleasant in making sure all our ordered dishes were delivered to our table in a timely matter. Food was delicious and fresh. If I had to give one negative remark, I would say that the overall lighting was just a tad to dim to read the menu without straining your eyes. A very pleasant dining experience for us!

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5.0Dined on July 24, 2018

Ballo is a favorite of ours. It never fails for great food and wine and wonderful service!

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5.0Dined on July 23, 2018

Excellent as always! Great food and service, never disappointed

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5.0Dined on July 22, 2018

Ballo is an incredible restaurant. The best table-side prepared Mac & Cheese in the world! Wayne is an exceptional waiter.

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4.0Dined on July 22, 2018

The front of the restaurant is very loud with lots of casino traffic, but the back is completely free of any casino noise- the ambiance of any typical Italian restaurant.

We ordered garlic bread to start and it was absolutely awful. Dried out with little garlic flavor like it had been sitting under a heat lamp for hours.

The pasta is all house made, and it shows. The ravioli and sauce were delicious.

My boyfriend had the Chicken Francese and really enjoyed the flavor of the chicken and potatoes it came with.

As long as you avoid the garlic bread, you'll have an enjoyable meal.

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5.0Dined on July 22, 2018

Awesome time, great food, excellent drink selection! Waiter was a riot!

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