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About Ballo Italian Restaurant

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.

1 Mohegan Sun Blvd.
Uncasville, CT 06382
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
Italian

Hours of Operation:
Dinner: Sunday - Thursday: 4:00pm - 10:00pm, Friday 4pm - 11pm: Saturday 4pm - 12:00am

Lunch Saturday & Sunday 12pm - 4pm

Cross Street:
Rt 2

Dress Code:
Business Casual

Price Range:
$31 to $50

Payment Options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(860) 862-1100

Website:
http://www.balloitalian.com/

Catering:
Weekends, Holidays, Concerts: Parties of 10 or more are required to choose one of our amazing set party menus.

Parking Details:
Valet at the Indian Summer garage or self park in the Winter Garage.

Executive Chef:
Shaun Golan

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

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.

Ballo Italian Restaurant Ratings and Reviews

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4.7

Overall Rating

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4.7

service

4.7

ambience

4.6

value

4.3

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Moderate

96% would recommend it to a friend

Special Occasion (134)
Good for a Date (116)
Good for Anniversaries (113)
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Romantic (97)
Good for Birthdays (87)
Worth the Drive (77)
Creative Cuisine (67)
Authentic (66)
Bar Seating (65)
Good for Groups (65)
Pre/post Theatre (51)
Quiet Conversation (48)
Fit for Foodies (47)
Casual (43)
Cozy (41)
Business Meals (41)
Notable Wine List (39)
Comfort Food (37)
Handcrafted Cocktails (34)
Fun (33)
Vibrant Bar Scene (27)
Hot Spot (26)
People Watching (23)
Sunday Lunch (20)
Happy Hour (16)
Disabled Access (15)
Neighborhood Gem (15)
Late-night Find (15)
Healthy (12)
Great for Lunch (12)
Seasonal (11)
Gluten Free Options (10)
Tasting Menu (10)
Local Ingredients (9)
Kid-friendly (8)
Scenic View (6)
Good Vegetarian Options (6)
Tapas (4)
Great for Brunch (3)
Organic (3)
Vegan (3)
Afternoon Coffee (3)
Great Beer (2)
Great for Outdoor Dining (2)
Live Music (1)
Paleo Friendly (1)
Quick Bite (1)
Spicy (1)
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 (Washington DC)·Dined 2 days ago

Food was very good, as well as the service. The restaurant itself was very dark which made it hard to read the menu.

Tags: Special Occasion
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 (New York Area)·Dined 2 days ago

Food was delicious , the staff was very accommodating and friendly , candle light , great atmosphere

Tags: Good for Groups, Romantic, Worth the Drive
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 (New York Area)·Dined 3 days ago

Service was horrible. Waited almost an hour for our entree and when it was served we were not offered fresh pepper or grated cheese. Our water and bread were also never refilled. The restaurant was not busy and we were stuffed into a super small table in between 2 other couples when there were plenty of open tables. In the hour and a half we sat there waiting the restaurant remained quiet. I can say that we dine here at least once a month but will be reconsidering after our last few visits.

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·Dined 3 days ago

Food and service was great! I definitely recommend it as a top pick at Mohegan. They helped make my birthday very special :)

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 (New York Area)·Dined 3 days ago

Excellent service! Excellent food! Perfect restaurant for our date! Will recommend to anyone!

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 (New England)·Dined 3 days ago

By far the best place to eat while at Mohegan Sun. We aren’t talking night and day better, we are talking an entire different week better. The front of house staff know how to make you feel special. You are ALWAYS greeted with a warm welcome and escorted promptly to your waiting table. Adam, our favorite person to guide us through our evening is the best in the business. Support staff come and go in a stealth like fashion, taking care of your every need. Sean and his staff never cease to amaze me with their creations. Tonight was no exception great food from start to finish. My advice to you is make your reservation, spend a few day in anticipation of your upcoming dinner, sit back and enjoy the ride. I can honestly say that I have enjoyed everything that has every arrived at our table while dining at Ballo. You just can not beat the experience you will have here.

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 (New England)·Dined 4 days ago

We Love BALLO. This is third year in a row we went for our Anniversary. It never disappoints. Great meal! Great Service.

Tags: Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies, Local Ingredients, Cozy
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 (New York Area)·Dined 5 days ago

Same old, same old, just a great place for almost any occasion. Dinner at Ballo is always fun and a highlight of our trip to Mohegan Sun.

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for Groups, Quiet Conversation, Good for Birthdays, Authentic, Casual, Notable Wine List
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 (New England)·Dined 5 days ago

The entire meal was amazing, but I highly recommend the Mac and Cheese. (You have to experience it to “get it.”)

Tags: Good for a Date
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 (New York Area)·Dined 5 days ago

I haven eaten at the Ballo Italian Restaurant on numerous occasions .
The staff is always friendly , personable and professional .
The food is very good .Always an enjoyable experience .

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Healthy, Quiet Conversation, Worth the Drive, Authentic, Cozy, Pre/post Theatre
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 (New England)·Dined 5 days ago

Once again, a tremendous evening to celebrate Valentine's Day! We have never been disappointed here, and look forward to continuing to enjoy many varied meals. Always well served, with wonderful food.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Disabled Access, Casual, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Worth the Drive, Romantic
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 (New York Area)·Dined 5 days ago

Food was excellent as was the service. Bruschetta was amazing and could have been a meal all on it’s own. Next time going to order the Mac and cheese which is a secret here and not on the menu. Watched the table next to us get it and they made it table side in a hollowed out parm cheese wheel - really cool to see.

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 (New York Area)·Dined 5 days ago

Dinner was "OK" but not great! I had higher expectations. The menu was not very creative. Service was "OK" ...but, again, I expected more!

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 (New York Area)·Dined 5 days ago

Wonderful Valentine’s dinner. Jody was our waiter and he saw to our every need. Our filet was cooked to perfection and our lobster tails melted in our mouths.

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 (New England)·Dined 5 days ago

Can’t say enough about the quality of food and the incredible service. Every time my wife and I visit Mohegan we make advanced reservations for Ballos Restaurant and look forward to knowing that we’re going have a great meal and dinning experience. Thank u Ballos.

Tags: Cozy, Hot Spot, Quiet Conversation, Pre/post Theatre, Authentic, Romantic, Special Occasion, Casual, People Watching, Fun, Creative Cuisine
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 (New York Area)·Dined 5 days ago

Great restaurant located in the middle of a busy casino. Our waiter was outstanding and the food met all of our expectations.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Cozy, Great for Lunch, Casual, Worth the Drive
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 (London)·Dined 5 days ago

Amazing food, kind and attentive staff, great ambiance

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Good for Anniversaries, Authentic, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for a Date, Bar Seating, Happy Hour, Great for Lunch, Fit for Foodies, Romantic
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 (New York Area)·Dined 5 days ago

Awesome experience with my family😊

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 (New England)·Dined 6 days ago

We have dined at Ballo’s for special occasions over the past few years. We were always very pleased with the food, atmosphere and service. However, this last visit we were disappointed. The menu had changed slightly and the portions were a lot smaller. My husband and I both noticed that when our dinner arrived. The price was the same but the portion was small. My husband, who normally is full was still hungry when we left. Also, you need to include some sort of cake, ice cream on your dessert menu. Not very much to choose from...most people like a little chocolate after a meal. Anyway, we usually pick Ballo’s first, but might look elsewhere for our next dinner out.

Tags: Cozy, Good for Birthdays, Quiet Conversation, Good for a Date, Casual, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 11, 2018

My girlfriends and I come here every year for “Valentine’s Day for the girls” and they never disappoint. This year, our server Casey was phenomenal and new the menu in detail. She was able to recommend drinks, apps, and entrees as well as answer all our questions. Everything was perfection. We we continue coming to Ballo every year for the consistency in food and service. Thank you for an amazing night Casey.

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 (New England)·Dined on February 11, 2018

It was a whole deal of greatness food setting placement back half of dinning area staff all good we had a great time can’t wait to go back with some friends

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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 10, 2018

Food and drinks were great - tried the meatball appetizer, Caesar salad, ravioli and the off the menu truffle Mac and cheese. The staff was all very friendly and the dining room was comfortable.

I had made the reservation on Open Table and indicated it was for a birthday knowing that their policy was for free cannolis for your birthday. The bus boy who filled our waters was aware of my husbands birthday and said as much, but for some reason our server was unaware. When he came back to us for a dessert order I had to ask for the cannolis specifying that it was his birthday. Asking for a free dessert took a little away from the moment. Also, the table next to us was there celebrating a birthday as well and a couple membera of the staff sang happy birthday to them and took a photo - neither of those things were offered to us.

Despite the birthday issue, we enjoyed ourselves and we will be back.

Tags: Bar Seating, Fit for Foodies, Cozy, Hot Spot, Good for Groups, Good for a Date, Late-night Find, Good for Anniversaries, Handcrafted Cocktails, Notable Wine List, Special Occasion, Romantic, Good for Birthdays
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 (New England)·Dined on February 10, 2018

The burrata and tomato salad was the best thing we ordered. The sourdough bread was also warm and delicious. My husband ordered the veal chop and he said it lacked seasoning (salt and pepper) and was served cool/room temperature. My pasta dish was good but again was room temperature. The roasted brussels sprouts were fantastic.

With all of the great options at Mohegan Sun I'm not sure I would return here.

Tags: Good for Groups
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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 10, 2018

Fantastic food, fantastic service!
Our waiter overheard us give a happy birthday toast. He then presented her with delicious chocolate cannoli for dessert.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Creative Cuisine, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for Groups, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Special Occasion, Bar Seating, Fit for Foodies, Cozy, Pre/post Theatre, Comfort Food
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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 10, 2018

Ballo's was very nice, I will return. Waitress was average. She couldn't recommend a drink, just the Ballo Limonata. We did not visit our table often, maybe twice and the twice was to pick up the dishes. We received the wrong desert. We ordered Tiramsu and we received the Italian donuts. Our check was comped but she clearly was not listening.

Tags: Special Occasion, Great for Brunch, Business Meals
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vip
 (New England)·Dined on February 10, 2018

Had ANOTHER great meal tonight. Made an early so as not to rush before the show. Started with a great array of appetizers. Each one presented perfectly and tasted outstanding . The food that Sean and his staff puts out every single day is as good as you will every eat. My wife had the salmon and had it served over an arugula bead that she said was very flavorful juicy and served piping hot. I went with lobster tail and pan seared scallops served over tagliatelle, to die for...no joke as good as you will ever have. Deserts and an after dinner drink rounded out this visit to the best restaurant this side of NYC. Thank you Jason, Rachael and Adam for one again taking such good care of us. Already planning our next trip...

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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 10, 2018

Awesome post show meal

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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 9, 2018

Our server was very friendly and courteous. The food was amazing, everyone got something different from the menu and enjoyed their meal. I would definitely come back to the restaurant.

Tags: Special Occasion, People Watching, Bar Seating, Casual, Business Meals, Good for Groups, Good for a Date, Worth the Drive, Romantic
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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 9, 2018

We had an amazing time. Food was amazing. Service was great. Could not have had a better experience. Would definitely go back.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 8, 2018

A fantastic Mohegan restaurant! Great cocktails, great apps, and the gnocchi was unreal!

Tags: Gluten Free Options
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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 8, 2018

We love to eat at Ballo’s. The waiters are very knowledgeable and accommodating. Prices for food and beverages are very reasonable and we love the atmosphere. The Sunday Gravy is the best! See you again soon!

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Pre/post Theatre, Disabled Access, Scenic View, Great for Outdoor Dining, Creative Cuisine, Good for Anniversaries
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 (New England)·Dined on February 7, 2018

The restaurant was amazing, We were there for my wife’s 30th and the cannolis they gave her were delicious and the show of making my mac&cheese was great

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 (San Diego)·Dined on February 6, 2018

Ballo is on of our FAVORITES!
Food is amazing! LOVE the Pork Belly appetizer.
Our server, Pedro, is wonderful!

Tags: Good for a Date, People Watching, Pre/post Theatre, Worth the Drive, Good for Anniversaries, Late-night Find, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Good for Groups, Fit for Foodies, Casual, Bar Seating
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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 3, 2018

David the waiter was amazing. Parmesan wheel truffle Mac and ricotta cannolis is a must everytime. Wine bottles way to over priced.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Good for Groups, Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date
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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 3, 2018

Once again, Ballo was stunning. Food, atmosphere, and service are simply unparalleled! Our waiter, Jody (who has gotten to know us and our tastes quite well) is just amazing. He goes out of his way to surprise us with special treats and truly makes us feel as if we're the only table he's taking care of when we're there. I've gone on and on about the great food in prior posts so I'm going to mention a few other things that make Ballo so special. First, if you request a minor change to a dish due to allergies or simply preference, they'll bend over backwards to make you happy. Second, if you made reservations, your table WILL be ready for your party when you arrive. Third, your courses are timed to match the pace of your party's eating style - you will neither feel rushed nor will you experience those long waits (you know what I'm talking about) that sometimes make you wonder if the restaurant knows you're still there. Kudos to management and another shout-out to Jody!

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Fit for Foodies, Cozy, Authentic, Gluten Free Options, Quiet Conversation, Good for Anniversaries, Creative Cuisine, Romantic, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Notable Wine List
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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 3, 2018

Food was solid, very good. Noise was hard to get over from the casino. Value, not sure what is meant by this, but for us it's was a nice special date night, to pricey for more than that, again food was great. Drinks were very slow to come out, ate most of my app before I got one. We also were not served any bread with our meal, as we found all the tables around did. Server sold the menu well.

Tags: Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays
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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 3, 2018

I am a regular at Ballo. I have always had great service but on this particular evening our server was quite unattentive. We were finished with our appetizers before he even took our meal orders. So we sat for a long period of time before being served out entree. Finally we had to go to the hostess in order to pay our bill because our server gave us our bill and never returned to our table. I have been coming to Ballo for years and this I must say was the first time experiencing this type of service.

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Bar Seating, Vibrant Bar Scene, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Cozy, Happy Hour, Special Occasion, Business Meals, Good for a Date
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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 3, 2018

The staff and service was top notch. The food was really good. We were seated right away and again the service was spot on. The location of the restaurant made it noisey but that comes with the territory at Mohegan Sun.

Tags: Comfort Food, Good for Birthdays, Fun, Casual, Bar Seating
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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 3, 2018

I loved all the rich flavors. I look forward to the next time.

Tags: Cozy, Healthy, Worth the Drive, Pre/post Theatre, Afternoon Coffee, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries
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 (New England)·Dined on February 2, 2018

The cheese wheel was not good.

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