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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.

Specials

50% Off Select Wines

Sundays from 12:00 PM - 10:00 PM

Specials

50% Off Select Wines

Sundays from 12:00 PM - 10:00 PM

Details

50% Off Select Wines. Excludes Tax and Tip. Special valid Oct 1, 2017 - Feb 1, 2018 on Sundays from 12:00 PM - 10:00 PM.

Ballo Italian Restaurant Ratings and Reviews

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4.6

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.6

service

4.7

ambience

4.6

value

4.2

Noise

Moderate

95% would recommend it to a friend

Special Occasion (131)
Good for a Date (112)
Good for Anniversaries (105)
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Romantic (99)
Good for Birthdays (87)
Worth the Drive (76)
Bar Seating (75)
Authentic (61)
Creative Cuisine (55)
Good for Groups (54)
Notable Wine List (54)
Pre/post Theatre (54)
Fit for Foodies (46)
Casual (41)
Business Meals (37)
Comfort Food (35)
Quiet Conversation (34)
Vibrant Bar Scene (33)
Cozy (32)
Fun (30)
Handcrafted Cocktails (30)
Hot Spot (30)
People Watching (27)
Sunday Lunch (21)
Disabled Access (18)
Late-night Find (16)
Great for Lunch (14)
Happy Hour (13)
Healthy (11)
Seasonal (10)
Neighborhood Gem (9)
Local Ingredients (8)
Great for Brunch (7)
Gluten Free Options (6)
Tasting Menu (6)
Kid-friendly (5)
Tapas (5)
Quick Bite (4)
Scenic View (3)
Good Vegetarian Options (3)
Live Music (2)
Afternoon Coffee (1)
Afternoon Tea (1)
Great Beer (1)
Live Sports (1)
Paleo Friendly (1)
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 (New York Area)·Dined 6 days ago

Love this place. Always delicious. Great service. Great atmosphere.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Quiet Conversation, Bar Seating, Worth the Drive, Sunday Lunch
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vip
 (New England)·Dined 6 days ago

I am leaving this review because we love Ballo's. We look forward to our dinner every few months that we visit Mohegan Sun from Boston. It has always been consistently awesome.
However this past visit we were terribly disappointing. Waitress was not friendly or knowledgeable. Bolognese recipe did not include tomato base as it should.

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 (Miami)·Dined 7 days ago

great for after concert dinner. Open until 12 am for food service. Beautiful restaurant great atmosphere I would 100 per cent go back. Food was very good,but not excellent yet. Service great and Had a very good time/

Tags: Cozy, Bar Seating, Late-night Find
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 (New York Area)·Dined 7 days ago

The food is always delicious.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined 7 days ago

This is my third time eating at Ballo and it was my best experience to date. Our waitress was excellent and the food was outstanding. It was my first time trying the pasta special that is prepared tableside in the cheese wheel, it was one of the best things I have ever eaten. It is not on the menu, it's an appetizer and it's $25, it is heavenly with the grated cheese and truffles. We had the salmon dish was was excellent also. Wonderful place to dine, first rate.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined 7 days ago

Solid Italian food with a great bar scene. Food was excellent, service was good, but spotty at times. Nice spot and I'd recommend you ask for a table in the back, away from casino floor. At times it was like a scene from the walking dead while we were eating dinner LOL....... Better to be seated at the bar or in the back. BIG restaurant and bar. Food was excellent. I'd definetly go back, but to a different seating area.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Late-night Find, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Handcrafted Cocktails, Tapas
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·Dined 7 days ago

The Lune was so good and the caprese salad with the buratta cheese was amazing. service was exceptional.

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for a Date, Authentic, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Pre/post Theatre, Quiet Conversation, Creative Cuisine
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 (New England)·Dined 7 days ago

Went before a concert. Food was amazing.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on November 11, 2017

Great service/waitress. Delicious food.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 10, 2017

Excellent food excellent service always a pleasure to eat here

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·Dined on November 9, 2017

The menu was the attraction. Once we arrived, we were greeted with a smile and seated promptly. We were told the name of our server would be AJ. He was Helpful, pleasant and made our dinner very enjoyable. It was my daughters birthday and he brought out the most delicious molten chocolate cake with a candle. It was simply awesome. I would recommend this restaurant to my family and friends for sure. Did I mention the food was amazing?😊
We loved it!
Big fans from Bristol, Rhode Island

Tags: Notable Wine List, Pre/post Theatre, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Creative Cuisine, Worth the Drive
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·Dined on November 9, 2017

the food was excellent, the service was super, our reservation was ready when we arrived, we were treated with professionalism. the ambiance was very nice. waiter and assistants were easily available. served in a timely professional manner

Tags: Bar Seating, Quiet Conversation, Disabled Access, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Romantic, Authentic, Hot Spot, Vibrant Bar Scene, Good for Groups, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Worth the Drive, Healthy, Business Meals, Creative Cuisine
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 8, 2017

Continued exceptional service from front of the house to the kitchen. Great management.

Tags: Authentic, Bar Seating, Hot Spot, Romantic, Casual, Good for Groups, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for a Date, Worth the Drive, Gluten Free Options, Fun, Notable Wine List, Pre/post Theatre, Vibrant Bar Scene, Neighborhood Gem, Business Meals, Special Occasion
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 5, 2017

Great food, service, and ambiance! Very pleased with everything. Can’t wait to go back!

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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 4, 2017

This is a mixed review. I came in with my friend for a nice dinner before a show. We made a reservation for 6:15, but arrived a little early and were directed to the bar. You can order food at the bar, but we only ordered drinks while we were waiting. The bar was crowded, but it only took a minute to find two open spots. Good service overall.

We got our table on time. The service was typical for a busy Saturday night, no complaints on that. Both my friend and I ordered seafood dishes, the swordfish and the salmon. The meals came out very quickly -- almost too quickly, but again no complaints as we did not have appetizers/first course to interrupt.

Sadly, both dishes were extremely underwhelming. The swordfish and salmon had very little seasoning, and were fairly dry. The plates overall were plain -- we both had the feeling that it would be easier to grab a recipe off the internet and make a better dish in less than an hour for a lot less than $60+

The swordfish and salmon dishes were $32 and $29 respectively. If they were priced in the under $20 range I would not have been as disappointed as my expectations would not be as high. The idea of spending over $60 for two small plates of dry fish really ruined the evening for us.

However, I have to say that I am VERY happy with how the restaurant staff handled the situation. I mentioned to the server that we were not completely happy with the dishes, but told her not to worry about it. Despite her very busy tables, she did take the initiative to speak with the manager who was very willing to give us other options from the menu. The manager was very helpful, but unfortunately we were unable to stay due to the show that was about to start. At the end, she very kindly offered to take these meal off of our bill, which I appreciated.

Overall I would give this place another chance, but steer clear of the seafood dishes for now...

Tags: Bar Seating, Good for Groups, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Casual, Business Meals
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 (New England)·Dined on November 4, 2017

This is a favorite restaurant of ours when we go up to Mohegan Sun. As always the food and service was great.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion
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·Dined on November 4, 2017

Been here many times. Food is quite good and so is service. Only disappointment this trip was the seating. Came early with young adults (teens) and booked dinner well in advance but they put us in between the bar and casino floor. If that’s what I wanted would have waited in the buffet line and not paid premium food prices. If I was a walk in and it was packed I would have understood. This I didn’t get. Lost half dozen stars and possible recommendation for not recognizing customer needs. Have to think twice before recommending or returning.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Kid-friendly
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·Dined on November 3, 2017

Could not have imagined it to be any better. Service was impeccable, food was very good and not terribly expensive as casino restaurants go.

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·Dined on November 3, 2017

Anytime we have dinner at Mohegan Sun we always go to Ballo's and always have an awesome meal and great dining experience!

Tags: Comfort Food, People Watching
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 3, 2017

5 Star all the way. Gnocchi with truffles and wild mushroom is to die for. Topped off with Birthday Cannoli's who could say no. TERRIFIC Night

Tags: Worth the Drive, Fun, Romantic
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vip
 (New England)·Dined on November 3, 2017

Great night from start to finish. Had to do without our favorite server as he was in a wedding party. Congratulation to Jonathan and Kristine. We were greeted as always by the best front of house staff in the entire world. Jason and Chef Sean were on top if their game tonight and put together a great meal. Our server Casey was wonderful, with a complete understanding of the menu and made some great recommendations. We started the night with a great new fall arugula salad with shredded pumpkin nuts raisins and cheese lightly dress, a great addition to the fall menu. At the same time arancini arrived. We allowed it to sit for a few minutes as we are our salads which really allowed the flavor of this great dish shine through . Chef Sean sent out the new Luna on the fall menu which was to die for. Main meals consisted of shrimp scampi with home made tagliatelle and the calamari which is huge flavorful and very tender. For desert we went with Nutella cannoli , the best this side of NYC. Just another normal night if great food at Ballo. Next time you are at Mohegan Sun don't miss out on the opportunity to enjoy a great meal in a great environment. I would be remiss if I also didn't mention the floor support staff. They are some of the most attentive professionals that you will find anywhere.

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·Dined on October 28, 2017

Excellent food. Absolutely everything we ordered was better than the last. We were all very pleased as this was the first time visiting this restaurant. Excellent service, clean bathrooms, food was amazing! Will be back!

Tags: Good for Groups, Worth the Drive
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 28, 2017

Great place to splurge. Staff is always very attentive. Nice selection of dishes. Menu is changed for the season. Everything we had was delicious. Our waiter was excellent. Love the environment. Nice selection of wines, liquor.
Started with arugula salad, Mac and cheese with truffle ( always fun to see), skirt steak, strozzapreti pasta dish. Ending with gelato, cappuccino and espresso.

Tags: Bar Seating, Worth the Drive, Good for Anniversaries, Fun, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Pre/post Theatre, Special Occasion, Romantic, Good for Birthdays
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 28, 2017

Have eaten here several times and have never been disappointed. Just wish they would return chicken Marsala and veal parmigiana to menu.

Tags: Bar Seating, Good for Anniversaries, Fit for Foodies, Romantic, Good for a Date, Good for Groups, Worth the Drive, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Casual
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on October 27, 2017

As I've mentioned in previously reviews we dine at Ballo's every Friday evening as we consider that our date night. We've probably eaten every dinner choice and apt and each week we look forward to either repeating a dinner choice or partake of the 'special' of the night. This past week I stayed with one of my favorites grilled Salmon over Broccoli Rabe. My wife chose the special of the night Bucatini with Manila clams, Pancetta, Escarole and oven roasted tomatoes, I had a taste and it was outstanding. Bucatini is one of Ballo's home made pastas of which all are excellent. Not sure what more I can say but for sure the next time this dish is on the menu it will be my choice of the evening.

Tags: Good for a Date, Romantic, Business Meals, Disabled Access, Quiet Conversation, Seasonal, Hot Spot, Special Occasion, Bar Seating, Vibrant Bar Scene, Good for Anniversaries, Notable Wine List
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vip
 (New England)·Dined on October 26, 2017

Really, really good food! The rear dining room is quieter than the front but the bar is enormous. Everything was perfection- the creative food, the cocktails and the service. Probably the best place at Mohegan Sun!

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for a Date, Notable Wine List, Fit for Foodies, Worth the Drive, Special Occasion, Comfort Food, Quiet Conversation, Creative Cuisine, Pre/post Theatre, Bar Seating, Good for Anniversaries
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 25, 2017

Same as usual great service, great food, great time. Consistently a wonderful place for nearly
any occasion.

Tags: Good for a Date, Business Meals, Handcrafted Cocktails, Notable Wine List, Authentic, Good for Birthdays, Creative Cuisine, Gluten Free Options, Special Occasion, Casual, Vibrant Bar Scene, Bar Seating, Romantic
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vip
 (New England)·Dined on October 25, 2017

Our server Maureen was outstanding The food was excellent and we would return

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Fit for Foodies, Notable Wine List, Pre/post Theatre, Good for Groups, Special Occasion, Fun, Good for Birthdays, Worth the Drive
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 (New England)·Dined on October 22, 2017

As usual fantastic service and diner was delicious. Only restaurant I go to when at the casino.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Business Meals, Tasting Menu, People Watching, Fun, Fit for Foodies, Pre/post Theatre, Romantic, Casual, Hot Spot, Good for Birthdays, Sunday Lunch, Worth the Drive, Late-night Find, Creative Cuisine, Quick Bite, Bar Seating, Happy Hour, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Great for Lunch, Good for Anniversaries
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 22, 2017

Not what I would call and Italian Restaurant. Actually it is just a step above Olive Garden. The food was sub-par

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 (New England)·Dined on October 21, 2017

Great restaurant! Have been there before and will go back. It’s been great every time I’ve been there.

Tags: Bar Seating, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 21, 2017

I have had the mac and cheese before and this time it was 1 small plate for 4 people. We each had maybe 2 bites. Last time all 4 of us got an individual plate. Was very disappointed

Tags: Tasting Menu
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·Dined on October 21, 2017

Food was excellent and so was the service. The staff was friendly and attentive.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 21, 2017

I'm happy whenever I have a chance to dine at Ballo. The food is always excellent and the service is friendly and professional. I had the duck special and it was absolutely delicious, as was the wine, coffee and dessert. Ballo is my go to restaurant whenever I'm at Mohegan Sun casino. Perfect for before or after a concert, or for just a night out with my husband or friends. I highly recommend it. Jason runs a top-notch restaurant!

Tags: Disabled Access, Happy Hour, Pre/post Theatre, Creative Cuisine, People Watching, Special Occasion, Bar Seating
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 20, 2017

We had a lovely time. Enjoyed the food and the great service.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Good for Birthdays
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·Dined on October 20, 2017

We visited for some drinks and appetizers before seeing a comedian. Great service and wonderful food!

Tags: Healthy, Comfort Food, Romantic, Notable Wine List, Good for a Date
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 (Miami)·Dined on October 19, 2017

Not our first meal there. It continues to be our choice for fine dining in the area.

Tags: Good for Groups, Business Meals
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 19, 2017

We go every year for our anniversary ever since they opened. We also go with our children at 8 times a year. We laughed be everything about this place!

Tags: Notable Wine List, Scenic View, Quiet Conversation, Romantic, Authentic, Comfort Food, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Cozy, Fit for Foodies, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays
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·Dined on October 19, 2017

People were great, service was great, food was great. I was very impressed.

Tags: Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Handcrafted Cocktails, Creative Cuisine, Quiet Conversation, Casual, Healthy, Special Occasion, Worth the Drive
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 (New England)·Dined on October 18, 2017

Nice ambiance, great wine and delicious

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