Ballo Italian Restaurant
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.
Lunch Saturday & Sunday 12pm - 4pm
It was an amazing birthday dinner!! The service was great and food was delicious
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.
Delicious food, excellent service as always. We love dinning here, if you love Italian food this is the best restaurant around in the casinos.
Dinner before show.
Amazing dinner! Very friendly and wonderful service! I would highly recommend it!
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.
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.
Ballos continues to be a top notch dining venue for us when we go to Mohegan Sun casino
This was my first dinner at Ballo, having only been there for lunch in the past. Well worth the wait!
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.
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.
food was just ok. they call this fine dining, i wouldn't dine at this place again.
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! :(
Delicious food, wonderful atmosphere!
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.
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 .
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
Exceeded our expectations. Quality food at AB affordable price. Our waiter was very good.
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
Food is delicious. Needs to be hotter. Pasta was cold. Soda need to be free refills.
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
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
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!!!!
Ballo’s was as advertised. Authentic Italian cuisine in a nice atmosphere with great service and food. We will definitely be making another visit.
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.
Food was excellent. It was a quiet evening and we didn't feel rushed
We arrived early and were seated shortly after. Service was outstanding. Food was amazing. First time here but will definitely return.
Everything was good but the place is very dark which makes reading the menu difficult
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.
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 !!!
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
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.
Tuna steak overdone and rabe underdone
Not good !
Service was great
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.
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!