Michael's Back Door Restaurant

4.6
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CAN$30 and under
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Italian
Established in 1981, Michael’s Back Door Restaurant has been providing Mississauga and the GTA with award winning Italian cuisine and professional courteous service in a warm, comfortable atmosphere for over 38 years. ​ Principal owners Michael Morra and Michael Morra Jr., along with partner Anthony Coffa, invite you to experience creative Italian, continental fare, offering the freshest ingredients and a variety of rare wines. ​ Executive Chef, Mark D'Souza, joined Michael's Back Door in 2015.  Since becoming the head of the kitchen, Mark and his team have focused on adding a modern twist to our traditional rustic and regional Italian dishes. ​ Whether you are looking for a quick, casual family dinner, a romantic night out or an opportunity to catch up with friends, Michael’s Back Door has the perfect table for you.
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GM
Toronto
6 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really good birthday for my wife. All six of us were very impressed. I have never been less than wowed here. Great place for Valentines also!

y
Calgary
3 reviews
Dined on January 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I managed to make it to this restaurant Monday and Wednesday this week. The food was excellent. The ambiance was very nice. Casual and Cozy. The service both nights was excellent. Have already recommended to many friends and will be back whenever I’m in town.

OT
Toronto
1 review
Dined on January 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great as always!

L
Toronto
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service, the ambience was amazing, will definitely be back soon. The staff went over and above to make sure your evening was memorable.

OT
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a wonderful birthday day dinner at my favourite restaurant. Great food and ambience. Our waiter was Carlos and he was great. Very friendly, humorous and made us feel at home.
Will return again and again😊.

KA
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good food, great service - nice restaurant, very enjoyable

HP
1 review
Dined on December 20, 2019
Overall2food3service1ambience2

They could not find our reservation and made us sit on a make shift table by the entrance in the hallway. Service was slow and wait staff seemed disinterested.

A
Toronto
171 reviews
Dined on December 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Michael’s Back Door is one our favourite regular places. They are always very welcoming, warm and friendly. Staff works well as a team. They are also very accommodating with any changes to your dish. Highly recommend.

JR
Toronto
1 review
Dined on December 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Old school in a good way, and classy.

Q
Toronto
16 reviews
Dined on December 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

excellent place to for an event such as birthday, business dinner, a date etc.

h
1 review
Dined on December 10, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience3

I really enjoyed the evening at Michael’s Back Door. The service was friendly (it wasn’t a few years ago) the pasta dinner was very good. The veal chops at the next table were distracting: they were apparently as superb as they looked. Next time I will get the special.

B
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on December 10, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

I have been going for many years but this time it is even better. The service was so amazing and the food super good. Loved it.

OT
Toronto
1 review
Dined on December 6, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Carlos had great stories. Very entertaining server.

TD
1 review
Dined on December 6, 2019
Overall3food4service2ambience3

We enjoy going to Micheal’s Back Door this is the first time we were disappointed with our server. We are use to such great service there where we felt like we were a inconvenience for her. We had to grab her attention if we needed something which is not something you usually have to do. Excellent food and other then this recent experience would highly recommend.

AM
1 review
Dined on November 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The seafood linguine was delicious and the waiters were very attentive despite the busy Saturday evening

ET
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on November 30, 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience3

Not sure why they are out of the daily special at 5:30 pm.

KW
1 review
Dined on November 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always great service and food when we come for lunch. Easy to sit back and relax and have good conversation.

JC
Naples
2 reviews
Dined on November 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was excellent!

JD
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on November 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing time at Michael’s. first time and definitely coming back !

MH
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Anthony and Carlos gave us very attentive service and our lunch was great.

F
Toronto
1 review
Dined on November 3, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Have not been to this restaurant in 25 years and when I saw online that this is one of the top Italian restaurants in Mississauga thought let's try it again. Outstanding service with attention to detail. Food was delicious - would definitely go back again for a special occasion.

e
Toronto
1 review
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience5

We had a great time, enjoyed the food immensely and the ambiance was fine.

k
Toronto
6 reviews
Dined on November 1, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

You should go to Michael's Back Door for the chorizo alone. Anything with chorizo! The Strozzapreti and the Calamiri Alla Griglia are absolutely delicious. It's a lovely restaurant with great service (thank you Carlos!) and a great atmosphere; you should go!

H
Toronto
4 reviews
Dined on October 31, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Food was very well prepared. The waiter was very engaging and attentive.

SF
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on October 26, 2019
Overall2food2service1ambience3

The service was REALLLLLLLY slow. 3.5 hours and we said we were going to a party after dinner before the dinner started. The waitress had lots of rules for us to follow. Only order appetizers and entrees together, for example. Specials - gave us them but don’t depend on it because there were only a finite number left. Server was generally inattentive and not intuitive to the table’s needs.

We were hoping to find a new “go to” restaurant. This isn’t it.

C
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on October 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our favourite local restaurant. Service and food are both always fantastic.

S
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on October 18, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience4

We had a lovely evening at Michael's Back Door. The food was delicious. My sisters both had the blackened salmon and raved about it. I enjoyed my Veal Sorrento as well. I have been to this restaurant several times. I recommend it for any occasion. The food and service are always very good.

t
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great spot

p
Toronto
1 review
Dined on October 12, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

It was quaint but not intimate if you are looking for a romantic atmosphere it's not here. Service was good. Rack of lamb was excellent choice. Menu is pricey which does not reflect the venue. Most restaurants of this status would offer a complimentary dessert for a couple to share or even an after dinner liqueor when you are celebrating a special occasion and they did not which was rather disappointing. It is a step above casual dining.

SL
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our dinner was outstanding as was there service. The wild game menu was wonderful.

JL
1 review
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place , great food, great staff, absolutely love this place

LP
Toronto
1 review
Dined on October 4, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Pleasantly surprised as we were looking to try a new restaurant. If you are looking for a good home cooked meal this place is for you. Not too flashy but just enough charm for us to return to try something else on the menu.

JP
1 review
Dined on October 2, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience3

The food and the service were outstanding! Definitely coming back.

BM
Toronto
1 review
Dined on October 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We've been dining at Michael's Back Door over many years and have never failed to be impressed with the service, ambiance and, of course, the food. A real gem.

KP
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on October 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went out for a quiet birthday celebration and it was achieved. Staff were attentive but not invasive and allowed us to set the pace. Food was fabulous! Soup of the day was excellent. My Caesar salad had a tad more dressing than I prefer but it was very tasty. My rack of lamb was done to perfection, the sauce exquisite and had just the right amount of veggies with it. They gave me my choice of dessert on the house for my special day (not sure how they knew)
The room was nicely lit and cosy Would highly recommend!

BR
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on September 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service, Jack was great and the food was outstanding. A great evening to celebrate our anniversary. An added bonus that 2 other couples were doing the same thing!!!

LH
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on September 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Michael's Back Door is my go-to place if I want to impress or treat someone to a wonderful evening! The food is excellent and the presentation is always great. They have an extensive wine selection. The staff is absolutely wonderful and are very attentive. I've never had a bad experience.

JH
1 review
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Michael's Backdoor, as always was just perfect! Service is impecable, food is genuinely 5 star. Always prepared fresh and to taste. The tiramisu is AMAZING...if you're looking for a great night out to dinner and expect to have the best,,this is the place to go!!

NZ
Toronto
9 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience3

a superbly delicious meal. Wendy our server was appropriately attentive and pleasant.

G
1 review
Dined on August 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, nice ambience and a friendly crew from the front of the shop to the kitchen - really enjoyed it.

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