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Michael's Back Door Restaurant

4.5
260 reviews
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CAN$30 and under
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Italian
Perfect For:
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for a Date
  • Good for Birthdays
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 decades.
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, Joe Rago, has been with Michael's Back Door for over 27 years. His reign has focused on creating rustic and regional Italian dishes with a modern twist.
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!
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Italian, Contemporary Italian
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Hours of operation
Lunch: Tuesday - Friday: 11:30am - 2:30pm
Dinner: Sunday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 9:00pm; Friday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm
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Phone number
(905) 822-5751
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Payment options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Smart Casual
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Executive chef
Joe Rago
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Catering
Michael's Back Door can cater your home or office event. Please contact us for more details.
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Clarkson Road North
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Parking details
Complimentary parking is located in the municipal lot at the East side of Clarkson Rd. N., Just North of Lakeshore Rd. W. behind the CIBC Bank.
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Public transit
Mississauga Transit stops at the corner of Lakeshore Rd. W. and Clarkson Rd. N.
The Clarkson GO Train station is a 10 minute walk.
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Special events & promotions
Michael’s Back Door offers a variety of well appointed private and semi-private dining areas that accommodate up to 100 guests. Customized menus, table setup and entertainment are just a few of the many services we provide.
SOLARIUM
Located in the main dining room, beautifully sun-drenched by day, warm & elegant by night, the Solarium can accommodate a semi-private group of up to 22 guests.
WINE ROOM
A fully private room adorned with rare wines and a fireplace. The cozy, intimate space is ideal for business dinners, sales meetings and family gatherings for up to 16 guests.
PIANO ROOM
A very popular private room used for larger family events, corporate dinners, and sales presentations. The flexibility of the room offers several configurations and can accommodate up to 40 guests for a sit-down dinner or up to 80 for a cocktail reception.
Additional
Banquet, Beer, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Takeout, Wine
What 260 People Are Saying
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4.5based on recent ratings
4.5
food
4.7
service
4.4
ambience
4.3
value
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96% of people would recommend it to a friend
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5.0Dined on April 14, 2018

Food was amazing and also the serve was very polite

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4.0Dined on April 13, 2018

My husband and I had dinner at Michael’s Back Door. The food was excellent, as was the service. Our waiter was friendly and helpful. We look forward to returning soon for a birthday party in the piano room.

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5.0Dined on April 11, 2018

Celebrated my 30th birthday at Michael's Back Door.
Excellent food, quiet atmosphere and very nice staff.
Highly recommend if you're looking for quality Italian cuisine.

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4.0Dined on April 8, 2018

We had a very nice meal and our dessert was comped in recognition of our anniversary. Our waiter Sean was very pleasant. The only improvements to be desired: we were not offered water at the table and once served, we were not approached to confirm satisfaction with our meals.
We will return.

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5.0Dined on April 7, 2018

Food was great. Great options to choose from. Nice wine list. Matt was our server and he did a very good job.

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5.0Dined on April 5, 2018

Consistently good. They are friendly and welcoming and the food is always tasty. They chose our wine this pasr visit and it was delicious and went with our food perfectly.

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5.0Dined on March 31, 2018

We thoroughly enjoyed our Anniversary dinner. The food was delicious, the wine was tasty and Carlos, our waiter was awesome! Michael's Back Door was recommended to us and they definitely did not disappoint! We will return for sure and will highly recommend to friends and family!

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5.0Dined on March 24, 2018

Excellent food and service. Been there multiple times and I have not been disappointed. Management is very friendly And approachable.

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5.0Dined on March 24, 2018

Carlos was amazing; the food was wonderful, we are going back for sure!
Love the prefix menu, great value, portions were huge!
Thank you for a wonderful evening

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4.0Dined on March 23, 2018

Neighborhood favorite. Consistent food & service. We will most definitely return.

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4.0Dined on March 22, 2018

Another fine meal at one of our fav restaurants

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5.0Dined on March 15, 2018

Food was really taste and excellent wine. Waiter was very helpfully and gave us more information about wine and where we can purchase a case.

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5.0Dined on March 13, 2018

Michaels is where you go to get consistently great food and service. It is real gem tucked away at the back of a Lakeshore Boulevard storefront. It is quiet, intimate and you can take your time enjoying the experience. It is designed to provide as many private tables as possible. My advice is to make a reservation. By the way, the prices are family friendly and exceptional value. Their specials are all well conceived and superb.

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5.0Dined on March 4, 2018

Fantastic food and our server, Grant was awesome. He was very attentive and offered some great suggestions which we took him up on. Will definitely be back. Cant wait to bring the rest of the family next time. Keep up the great work and looking forward to our next visit.

Amit & Sapna Anand from Brampton

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2.0Dined on March 2, 2018

There for anniversary dinner. Entrée was just ok. We were seated in the back section. Nice area but the sconce lighting is harsh and hard on the eyes and not good for a romantic evening. Need to use different lighting!

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5.0Dined on February 24, 2018

A family get together. Food and service were very good - the only downer is the noise level. We were seated in an alcove with only two tables but the noise from the entire restaurant seemed to bounce off ceilings/walls. Made conversation difficult.

Overall an lovely eveing

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5.0Dined on February 23, 2018

Excellent salads, pasta and fish, we had the salmon and gnocchi, good merlot wine and nice setting

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5.0Dined on February 18, 2018

Highly recommend

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5.0Dined on February 17, 2018

Had a great time with my gal pal

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5.0Dined on February 14, 2018

We have been to Michael's many times over the past several years, and have always come away happy. Friendly, courteous, and professional service combined with outstanding menu choices and quality continue to be the rule, making our Valentine's Day Dinner something special this year. Highly recommended!

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5.0Dined on February 10, 2018

Our table had the best get together in many months. the staff were congenial and very attentive. The meal was high calibre cuisine ( Itailian ) for the price. Great location too.

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4.0Dined on February 10, 2018

Enjoyed the meal, servers were attentive and efficient.

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5.0Dined on February 8, 2018

We love our outings to Michaels. We always feel so welcome and anticipate an evening where we get fabulous service, fabulous food and a beautiful environment to enjoy it all. We look forward to our next visit when we leave. There are so many choices for dinner get togethers,but we Will always choose Michaels because
We love supporting a restaurant that truly appreciates our business .Kudos to u all. Peg and Stew

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5.0Dined on February 7, 2018

Very nice and small Italian restaurant with great food. Service is excellent. Food we ordered baked wild rain trout is very tender. Salad with wild mushroom is exceptional. Penne pasta is excellent. The only food not so satisfied is the the pasta with tomato sauce. Sauce was too liquidity and pasta was overly cooked.

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5.0Dined on February 4, 2018

Restaurant was very busy so service was slower but still Ok.
Was given fruit as a gluten free option for dessert with no problem.
Plenty of variety & I have never been disappointed with the food.
One visitor remarked that he'd been all over the world travelling & never met anything as good as Michael's Backdoor!

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5.0Dined on February 3, 2018

Our dinner was fantastic...we took advantage of the Taste of Clarkson and the menu was exceptional.

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1.0Dined on February 2, 2018

Poor service, proteins in both main dishes (cioppino and duck breast) were very over cooked. Raised this with the server but didn’t get much of a reaction. On the plus side, the lamb ragout risotto was excellent.

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5.0Dined on February 2, 2018

Tried the winterlicious here and it was really good food and without the Toronto crowd!

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4.0Dined on February 2, 2018

I went to Michael's Back door with same people a year ago and the pasta was out of this world. My client raved about it even at a later date. I must admit I was not as thrilled with the pasta this time round. Cannot put my finger on it. Beet salad was good but a bit too much vinegar. Client said his vegetable soup was delicious. Dessert was very good. I think maybe I should not have ordered the taste of Clarkson.

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5.0Dined on January 28, 2018

Nice evening out. Great food. Server was lovely, very knowledgeable, and friendly. We had the place to ourselves because people canceled reservations. We received excellent service. Will return.

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5.0Dined on January 27, 2018

We just moved to Mississauga about 6 months ago - and this is already one of our favourite places for special occasions! We tried their "Taste of Clarkson" menu the other day and it was absolutely delicious!

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5.0Dined on January 27, 2018

Celebrating new job!

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4.0Dined on January 27, 2018

We eat at Michael’s back door every time we can find a babysitter and can escape on a date for it’s amazing food, service, wine list and ambience.

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5.0Dined on January 25, 2018

Dining at this restaurant is always a wonderful experience. The food is great but what always stands out to me is their staff. Our waiter (Carlos) has the best attitude, makes you feel welcome and will certainly make you laugh a few times. I especially loved this time as it was my Mom's birthday and they surprised her with a sweet treat at the end - very nice touch.

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3.0Dined on January 21, 2018

Good food with some service errors. Overall service was a little on the slow side. At the start, wine glasses smelled of dishwashing cleaner. Later, sediment was poured into three of four glasses. Was told that older wine has sediment. No duh. The complaint was about sediment in the glass not sediment in the wine. Wait staff should know how to pour wine.

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5.0Dined on January 19, 2018

The service and food were excellent. My husband chose from the fixed menu and had Caesar salad, trout and passion fruit dessert. Very reasonably priced. I had the special which was the beef short rib with sweet potato gnocchi..to die for! Our friends both had pasta dishes and they were also excellent. It’s a very nice warm inviting restaurant as it wasn’t too loud..

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5.0Dined on January 13, 2018

Super place and amazing service. Don't forget remind customers about your Vicinity Program.

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5.0Dined on December 31, 2017

New Years Eve 2017 dinner. Originally booked for two but later had two friends who wished to join us. We were able to change booking to four people on short notice. Had excellent table, service and food. Would highly recommend.

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2.0Dined on December 31, 2017

Overpriced average Italian food. Dated menu. Spanish and Irish coffee? Corny live piano ambiance. Repeated several tunes. Office hallway vibe in second floor dining room.

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5.0Dined on December 31, 2017

I had been going to Michael's Back Door since I was a kid in the 80s. After moving away years ago, I hadn't been there for ages, and then it popped up on an OpenTable search as an opportunity to go for New Years Eve dinner. As I reminisced, it was excellent, and the food spectacular. Amazing to see founder Michael Morra Sr still shaking hands with guests and then clearing tables after they'd gone. This man is no stranger to hard work, even while 'retired'. I look forward to bringing my lady there back several times in 2018!

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