Ballo Italian Restaurant

4.8
5365 Reviews
$31 to $50
Italian
BALLO Italian Restaurant is an Italian experience with intense design combinations, exceptional service and a fresh, authentic menu of Italian favorites and new creations.

Once in BALLO guests can enjoy a large wine by-the-glass list, specialty cocktails and freshly prepared Italian fare from the kitchen while sitting in a cathedral-like room replete with Italian fixtures & 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 price fixed party menus. Anyone under the age of 21 must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian.

Mandated by CT state law, all guests must exit restaurant by 10pm. Please understand dining tables are limited to 1hr 30 mins due to state-mandated restriction

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
  • Staff temperature check required
  • Contact tracing information collected
What 5365 people are saying
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vipOpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
31 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was absolutely delicious. We started with the mussel appetizer and the sourdough bread with Prosciutto, creamy ricotta cheese with a fig jam. I had veal Parm that you could cut with a fork and my coworker had the Tagliatelle scampi. Then he topped it off with his cappuccino. Definitely would go back if I’m in the area again.

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nickA
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My late wife and I have been dining there since it opened and have never been disappointed with service, food or the best personnel. Jason does a remarkable job!

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A wonderful night out. Great recommendation by my Host. Mac and Cheese prepared by the table was the highlight. Food was delicious. Highly recommend!

JS
JonathanS
New England
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and service was fantastic!! The pasta is OUT OF THIS WORLD GOOD!

NM
vipNeilM
New York Area
23 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A wonderful and warm restaurant. Staff from management, front of the house and wait staff always ready to assist. Never miss an opportunity to eat here.

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terig
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This review is for my two consecutive visits to Ballo's, Saturday and Sunday, April 17 and 18. Ballo's is our favorite restaurant at Mohegan Sun, and my husband and I have not been disappointed yet. Although we have some favorites, it's menu offers a good variety of tasty fare so that we are never bored with the choices. On Saturday, we both had the Artichoke salad and the Shrimp Piccata---absolutely delicious! Highly recommend. We finished the meal with their cannolis-so good, that we ate more than we should have.

The following evening, we could not help ourselves and again ordered the Artichoke Salad. Our entrees were Filet Mignon, cooked to perfection, and Ravioli with ricotta mascarpone, Pomodoro. Although I am redundant, these were equally delicious.

But Ballo's is not just about the food. It is also about the ambiance and the people.
The reception staff are always, friendly and welcoming.
The waitstaff could not be more attentive, efficient, accommodating and pleasant.
Both Rachel R on Saturday and Pedro V on Sunday and the crew made for most enjoyable dining at Ballo's this past weekend.

LJ
LJMR7
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a treat to eat at Ballo’s. Great food and service. We’ve been there dozens of times and have never been disappointed.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food and overall experience! Table side Mac and cheese is a must try!!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall3food2service5ambience5

Pasta was not as amazing as I thought it would be as it’s made fresh in house daily. The “shrimp scampi” was soggy, and not too much flavor. The dessert (tiramisu) was beyond perfect.

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Outstanding
New York Area
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Possibly the most amazing food I have ever had! We sampled it all!!!! The desserts were AMAZING! We were a party of 6 ladies and we enjoyed it all. JR was an amazing server too!!!!!! Amazing place! Already planning my next trip!

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OpenTable Diner
New England
3 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Denver
6 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience4

It was my father in law’s birthday and the server was fantastic!!

KL
KarenL
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great dining experience. We've been to Ballo many times but this time was probably one of the better ones. Our waiter Michael was fabulous. He was knowledgeable, attentive, friendly and just made our whole dinner much more enjoyable. We are looking forward to our next dinner at Ballo!

JE
JEFFL
New York Area
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall3food2service2ambience4

So have been there numerous times and not sure if they changed help in the kitchen but the food is terrible won't be eating there again

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
20 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Service was excellent. My water never got to half full and my wine never got to less than a 1/4 full.
I recommend the arugula salad with pine nuts, the special Mac and cheese made in cheese wheel flambé (not on menu) and eggplant parmigiana. Their pasta is homemade so any pasta dish is fab.

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AditiS
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Salmon was very good, so were the cocktails! Got a box of canolis as we were celebrating a birthday.

HG
HollieG
New England
6 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a great experience, the service was excellent. Our server made great suggestions, our cocktails were delightful and I appreciate the variety of gluten free options. Overall highly recommend for a nice dinner and enjoyable atmosphere!

MB
vipMoBee
New England
53 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Celebrated my bff’s birthday. We love Ballo !!! Jodie is the best

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience2

Noisy being seated at a table near kitchen exit, carts very loud over tile. Unfortunate, in was an anniversary dinner, noted at the reservation

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IdaL
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It is my favorite restaurant ! The food is absolutely amazing!! I travel over a hour to go there for every special occasion!! There are a lot of good restaurants in the casino but this is ABOVE AND BEYOND THE BEST! I grew up in Italy and I truly believe Ballo is the best Resturaunt in New England!!

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vipMariac
New England
7 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time and was outstanding! Our server Jody was the perfect waiter and also the server that helped as well good. we will for sure be back next time at Mohegan Sun!

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Christine
New York Area
18 reviews
Dined on April 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What can we say, its our home away from home. The most pleasant time dining at the bar with Scott and John. The specials this evening were delicious. Even with Covid restrictions and social distancing, my husband and I always feel comfortable. We even made a new friend at the bar. Bravo for another great night at Ballo. We will see you soon!!!

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carlp
1 review
Dined on April 12, 2021
Overall4food2service4ambience4

My wife’s food had to be taken back to to salty my food was also salty and pasta was over cooked an salty first bad meal we had there !!

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BobbyG
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on April 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything about this place is wonderful and special

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vipdannyboy
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on April 12, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Wife and I enjoyed our dinner here. Have dined at Ballo many times over the years....have never had a bad meal. We both sensed that portion size has decreased and prices have increased. My Manhattan was really good but on the smallish size. We split a Caesar salad-delicious. My veal parm/spaghetti was terrific...wife thoroughly enjoyed her salmon. Again..you do not walk away from here hungry..its just that portions used to be huge. Service was almost over the top good. Probably best place in casino to have a nice dinner.

JM
JeffreyM
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was very good! Atmosphere was great! Could not here the slot machines even tho casino was right outside which was great! Would definitely recommend

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vipRonRocco
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of my go to places at the Sun. Everything is great from A to Z .

AD
vipAmandaD
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our waiter provided excellent service. Drinks were delicious and all of our entrees - shrimp scampi, ravioli, scallops and chicken were completely finished! Would definitely return during our next Mohegan stay.

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StephenP
New England
5 reviews
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience3

We ate there twice last weekend and a number of times in the past. I always enjoy the food here and the service. I thinks its the best bang for your buck food wise at Mohegan Sun! I will definitely eat here again when I come back!

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BILLM
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food with even better service. An off menu recommendation: the Mac and cheese cooked table side!

RG
RobertG
New England
1 review
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience3

I would have liked to have given 5 stars throughout. The food is outstanding as is the service. The "secret" mac & cheese dish created at our table is amazing!
We thoroughly enjoyed our evening at Ballo.

The background music was the reason for not giving 5 stars to everything. Loud rock music is meant for pubs and sports bars, not for fine dining establishments such as Ballo.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience5

Atmosphere is always nice. Service terrific. Only critique this time was food was not hot. More like room temperature or just warm. Not acceptable no matter how busy it is. Do waiters need to pick it up sooner in kitchen so it doesn’t sit? Either way, when food is not served hot, bacteria can form.

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StuF
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service and food! Couldn’t be better! Never disappointed when eating at Ballo!

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Fishfinder
1 review
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

High quality , full confidence ordering swordfish and other favorites that are done right!

JC
JC15
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My sister turned 26 and we wanted to try something new and Ballo did not disappoint :) JR was out server and he was amazing! The atmosphere was great! And everyone enjoyed their wine and entrees! I will 100% go back as soon as I can!

JC
JanCab
New England
8 reviews
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always excellent service and good is top notch. I had the tagliatelle with shrimp and my husband has the chicken Parm . Food comes out piping hot and always consistently excellent! Atmosphere is awesome.... especially it being in a casino! This matches up to any restaurant in a top rated Vegas hotel/casino. Highly recommend

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vipMykidsmom
New York Area
38 reviews
Dined on April 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always good food, they cut down on the portion size for the Brussel sprouts at $12, but they were tasty.

DD
vipDiningDuo
New England
14 reviews
Dined on April 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Thank you for an awesome birthday! Food and service outstanding per usual

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on April 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Birthday dinner - small menu but done well. Pasta made in house was amazing. Get the Mac-n-Cheese with black truffle mushrooms made right at your table in a huge cheese wheel.

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ReneeO
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on April 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious meal and our server, Shelby, was outstanding. It’s our favorite restaurant at Mohegan Sun. Ask for their special pasta in a cheese wheel ~ it’s amazing!!

FAQs

Ballo Italian Restaurant offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (860) 862-1100.

Ballo Italian Restaurant is rated 4.8 stars by 5365 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.

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