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Michael's Back Door Restaurant

4.7
557 Reviews
CAN$30 and under
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.

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
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
  • Contact tracing information collected
  • Proof of vaccination required to dine indoors
What 557 people are saying
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DanielS
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time and definitely recommend it. Food was delicious and service was impeccable.

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JoyceST
1 review
Dined on November 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This place was recommended to me and I must say I was impressed. The food was excellent and the ambience was just right. Service was great. Would definitely recommend and will be back for sure!

MH
MartinH
Toronto
1 review
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience2

Usually a good place and we've had a good dinner prior, but this time they dropped the ball completely. They had a 60th birthday in their upstairs space, with window looking down at tables below. Kids banging on the window to try attract our attention and other sudden and sharp noises that were very distracting. Our Server was scarce. Food quality was average. Frutti de Maro pasta was bland with 2 small scallops, 2-3 shrimps and 6 small mussels. My wife and I both ordered it because a friend had previously enjoyed that dish. Initially we waited 15 minutes for a drink order and only got it because we asked someone to get the attention of our server, and then after the meal another 15 minutes just to make payment, by that time the restaurant was empty (except event upstairs) and it was obvious to the cleaning crew standing around we're waiting to pay, the only diners left! Perhaps when they have a big event, do not take too many bookings that cannot be served well.

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Shruti
Toronto
1 review
Dined on November 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Simply amazing.

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OpenTable Diner
Toronto
1 review
Dined on November 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Staff are always very friendly and helpful.
Enjoy going to MBD.

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Hayward
1 review
Dined on November 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Terrific atmosphere, service and food.
We will be going back.

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Lukasz
Toronto
1 review
Dined on November 14, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

The food was amazing as always. The service and atmosphere was exactly what we wanted. A great night out with family. Couldn’t have asked for more

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StellaR
1 review
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service, very friendly and amazing food! We'll be back.

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CompulsiveFoodies
Toronto
42 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We have missed coming to Michael's Back Door and were so glad to be back.. They have expanded the menu and have wonderful offerings.

We had Smoked Salmon and Mushroom Tart as our starters and Rack of Lamb and Pollo Supreme as our Mains. Both were excellent. And we had the Crème Caramel as our dessert to share.

Wendy who was our server was very very good and her service was par excellence.

We will come back more often - that is for sure!!!

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PriyaG
Toronto
1 review
Dined on November 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great ambience. Delicious food and great wine and cocktails. Great for a girls night out too

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OpenTable Diner
Toronto
1 review
Dined on November 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great in every aspect. Will be going again.

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StefanosK
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on November 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I couldn't believe that I hadn't heard of this restaurant, it is a hidden gem in every sense of the word its an incredible place with with multiple quaint rooms that each provide an atmosphere of a small dinner party than a restaurant. The food was absolutely incredible, we had a seafood dish a pasta dish with veal in it and a short rib brisket thing that I'm still thinking about five days later LOL. Its a special that is served I believe once a week or so but in all honesty it was better than anything that I've ever had even at the highest end steak houses in Toronto. The staff is really nice and not overbearing, just the right balance of communication and presence to make sure your evening goes comfortably. We had a wonderful bottle of wine and if there was a sofa there I would have probably stuck around longer just to take in the atmosphere. It felt very familiar, very comfortable. We will be going back in the next two weeks
Sincerely
Stefanos

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KimP
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on November 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was perfect! Highly recommend the rainbow trout. Delicious 😋

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MicheleH
Toronto
7 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a great meal at MBD! The service was excellent - attentive and informative - and our meals were delicious. The atmosphere was perfect for my friend and I to catch up on life. It’s great to get out again and awesome to have such a great restaurant right in our neighbourhood, owned and operated by great people.

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ToivoL
1 review
Dined on November 2, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience5

Food. Was great, service was slow since we had school age grand children with us

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Obie
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Michael's Back Door is a gem! Lovely setting with wonderful food and friendly, professional staff.

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Drco
Toronto
1 review
Dined on October 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service, comfortable sitting, good selection of food and tasted great.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Toronto
12 reviews
Dined on October 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience! The service was excellent and the food was so good! Will definitely come back!

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LeslieK
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on October 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

You can always count on great food and great service. How else could they be celebrating their 40 year anniversary?

OT
vipOpenTable Diner
Toronto
9 reviews
Dined on October 28, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Always a quality meal with good service and reasonably priced wine list.

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OpenTable Diner
Toronto
1 review
Dined on October 28, 2021
Overall3food1service3ambience5

The Calamari was terrible , was cold and tasted like rubber, it was very disappointing, it was my birthday and I expected better food for the price. The pasta and desert was good though

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CrisM
Toronto
1 review
Dined on October 26, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Great service, great ambience created a special evening cekebration

MH
MarkH
Toronto
1 review
Dined on October 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding food and service! Possibly the best restaurant in Mississauga

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Owen
Toronto
1 review
Dined on October 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A special date for my husband and I as we have not been out together alone in so long. What a special treat and night.

JP
JohannaP
Toronto
7 reviews
Dined on October 22, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience3

It was too noisy, food did not meet expectations. Too pricey for what we received. In short, a big disappointment.

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DavidS
Tampa
9 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always great food fresh made, staff very friendly attentive, romantic setting or family gathering is perfect

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LindaD
1 review
Dined on October 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

From the moment we arrived, the experience was elevated. Lovely table and ambiance, great and friendly service, tolerance for special asks, and the best gnocchi I've ever eaten outside of Italy!

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ValK
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on October 15, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Our waiter was really personable and attentive. They were implementing COVID precautions but doing their best to offer a good experience and superior food. I had the lamb ragout risotta which was wonderful. The B52 cheesecake was good but we will probably go back to the creme caramel next time ;-)

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vipKristiS
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on October 14, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

The cheese board was okay, but the main dishes were very good. The selection was great. I wish our waiter would have kept his mask on though, because he spits when talking. Right over us and the table! 🥴

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OpenTable Diner
Toronto
1 review
Dined on October 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic food. Great value for the money. Perfect date night spot.

CS
CharlesS
Toronto
4 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Micheal’s never disappoints. The food is great, the service is very friendly and knowledgeable and Anthony is always welcoming and accommodating. This is my goto restaurant for any occasion.

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DenisP
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We are always greeted with a smile and friendly attitude. The food as always is perfect..

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MonicaD
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2021
Overall2food3service2ambience2

The food was adequate and certainly not in line with the prices. The service was extremely rushed when they appeared with very long delays in between every stage. The noice level was so bad in one area - we asked to be moved but we were put in an area with little to no lighting. We were an after thought. We will not be back.

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JasonV
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2021
Overall3food4service4ambience3

Food was good, they checked for vaccine passport and Id. However during as pandemic we were surprised that they put everyone close together in one room all tables used and not 6 feet apart. They had another room with many tables and no one in there. We felt that they could have spaced people out to the empty room and kept social distancing in check. Otherwise the food was good as always.

GM
GreigM
1 review
Dined on October 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food quality, service and ambiance were great. Prices seem a bit steep.

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DaveD
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Food and service was amazing. I tried kangaroo for the first time. Our server was very attentive and knowledgeable. First class.
There were a couple children running the halls and yelling at full volume. At first we thought were beside a playground or hockey arena. I realize this is on the parents and not the restaurant but it did damper the experience

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Friendly service as usually, lovely food. Welcoming hosts.

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Steve
Montreal
1 review
Dined on September 30, 2021
Overall3food2service3ambience4

Nice ambiance. Food had nice presentation and was reasonably tasty, but not delicious. Portions were small.

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Catherine
1 review
Dined on September 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing service and quiet ambiance. Our waiter Carlos was the best!

CP
CPCP
1 review
Dined on September 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Just fantastic! The food remains the same quality as before the pandemic. Staff are just joyous

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You can order delivery directly from Michael's Back Door Restaurant using the Order Online button. Michael's Back Door Restaurant also offers delivery in partnership with Skip The Dishes. Michael's Back Door Restaurant also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (905) 822-5751.

Michael's Back Door Restaurant is rated 4.7 stars by 557 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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