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About Michael's Back Door Restaurant

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 35 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, Joe Rago, has been with Michael's Back Door for over 27 years and recently replaced long-time Executive Chef Stephan Waespi who retired in 2015. Since becoming the head of the kitchen, Joe's focus has been 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.

1715 Lakeshore Rd. W.
Mississauga, ON L5J 1J4
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Italian, Continental, Steak

Hours of Operation:
Lunch: Tuesday - Friday: 11:30am - 2:30pm; Dinner: Sunday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 9:00pm, Friday & Saturday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm

Cross Street:
Clarkson Road North

Dress Code:
Smart Casual

Price Range:
CAN$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(905) 822-5751

Website:
http://www.michaelsbackdoor.com/

Catering:
Michael"s Back can cater your home or office event. Please contact us for more details.

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.

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.

Executive Chef:
Joe Rago

Additional:
Banquet, Beer, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Takeout, Wine

Michael's Back Door Restaurant Ratings and Reviews

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4.2

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4.5

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4.1

value

4.0

Noise

Moderate

90% would recommend it to a friend

Special Occasion (7)
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·Dined on December 9, 2017

I was fortunate to be able to adjust my reservation to a larger number the day before directly with the restaurant as I was not able to do so on "Open Table" Initially felt rushed but we were able to complete our meals and dessert within two hours and enjoy conversation with our friends

Tags: Business Meals, Pre/post Theatre, Cozy
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·Dined on December 9, 2017

excellent food, amazing menu dishes, and deserts, ambiance, staff ....love everything about this restaurant !!

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Good for Birthdays, Seasonal, Comfort Food, Afternoon Coffee, Quiet Conversation, Late-night Find, Good for Anniversaries, Authentic, Good for Groups, Good for a Date, Cozy, Healthy, Special Occasion, Romantic
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 (Toronto)·Dined on December 1, 2017

This particular dinner (duck breast, one of the specials of the day) was below the usual standard. The food was lukewarm, and some of the duck was tough. We have enjoyed some excellent food here, but this dinner was disappointing.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries
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·Dined on November 25, 2017

We have been to your restaurant 3 times now and find it excellent. we especially like the atrium in the summer months. The only thing I would change is move the tables further apart so we don't feel crowded in. The food and the atmosphere and the waiters are all excellent.

Tags: Special Occasion, Quiet Conversation, Neighborhood Gem, Disabled Access
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·Dined on November 24, 2017

We had a great time at Michael's Backdoor. Food was amazing and service was even better.

Tags: Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Groups, Good for Birthdays, Quiet Conversation
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 (Toronto)·Dined on November 23, 2017

Quick service and great food.

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 (Toronto)·Dined on November 17, 2017

We were going back after a very long time - maybe a 5-6 years. We remember the place being very busy. So were surprised to see the place not full at all for a Friday night. Possibly Saturdays are much busier.

The service was excellent, no doubt.

As for food, it was OK but nothing extraordinary. We remember having better experiences in our previous visits.

Hubby started off with a split pea soup followed by rack of lamb which he liked. I had Arugula and pear salad which was quite nice but the chicken entree was so-so.
Desserts were awesome - Sticky Toffee Pudding and the Toblerone Mousse.

The speciality coffees were awesome as well.

Will return after a few years if the menu changes...but certainly, if it is your first time, do try it out. Service is very good..

Tags: Cozy, Neighborhood Gem
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·Dined on November 11, 2017

Was good except for waiter hitting on my husband all night long.

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·Dined on November 9, 2017

My wife and I took one of our children for a nice dinner out last Thursday evening. The food was great and the server was very hospitable. The only wrinkle that evening was a woman eating alone at the table next to us. She spoke very rudely to the server when he stood in the centre of the room trying to get reception for the card reader - she told him to move to the corner! He apologized and did his best to defuse the tension. I hope she reads this - you behaved like a boor.

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·Dined on November 5, 2017

Service was very formal and very quick. No complaints there.
The food I found a bit bland for the price I paid.
Didn't help that I had this a sizeable spider come walking across our table (don't blame the restaurant for that part - that's just reality).

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 (Toronto)·Dined on October 29, 2017

Excellent food and service but loud!

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 (Toronto)·Dined on October 28, 2017

Generous portions, cute ambience, nice Italian food and a staple of the neighborhood

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Kid-friendly, Authentic, Cozy, Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine
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·Dined on October 27, 2017

Food was basic...went for the 36th anni...waiter a little frazzled ...salads were nothing special or would order again...spup was good...came hot but entree of pasta not a lot of flavour ...dessert was good though

Tags: Business Meals, Good for a Date
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 (Toronto)·Dined on October 25, 2017

Perfect from start to finish@

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 (Tampa)·Dined on May 15, 2014

The food is consistently excellent here and well worth visiting. The noise levels can be uncomfortable on occasion. On our latest visit, we were unhappy with the service. Our waiter appeared pre-occupied with talking to other guests, rather than serving, with the result that another waiter, who was extremely surly, delivered our food. This was the only negative part of the experience. Hopefully the owner will note this review and have a discussion with his staff regarding appropriate customer service.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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 (Toronto)·Dined on May 10, 2014

A group of us had a wonderful dinner at Michael's Back Door Restaurant. It was our first visit and it didn't disappoint us. We had a lovely antipasto tray for appetizers and wonderful fish and beef main course meals. The pureed vegetable soup of the day was fantastic and the sticky toffee pudding dessert was a lovely end to the meal. I would recommend this restaurant to others looking for a good Mississauga restaurant.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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 (Vancouver)·Dined on May 10, 2014

My mom wanted pasta, so I did a yelp search and decided on Michael's Back Door. We ordered the calamari to start, which had such a great flavour to it, paired nicely with fresh greens. I ordered a half order of the angel hair pasta with lobster tomato cream sauce...OMG! absolutely the best pasta I've ever had (even dare I say better than the pasta I had in Italy!). Will definitely come back here again.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (New York Area)·Dined on April 18, 2014

We had a very special anniversary dinner thanks to the wonderful people here at Michael's Back Door. Our children set it up for us, and we showed up and were given a lovely window table and incredible service, as well as a specially made - on the house - dessert.

First class.

Please send a personal note to the staff and owners - we truly appreciated their efforts and thoughtfulness.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Romantic
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 (Toronto)·Dined on April 18, 2014

Quite a find. A friend had recommended Michael's to me quite some time ago and in looking over their website it seemed a decent enough place to go. We'll my family and I were very pleasantly surprised by the ambience, excellent service and delicious food.

I highly recommend Michael's back door as a place for fine dining or to take someone special.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Romantic, Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Hot Spot
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 (Toronto)·Dined on March 25, 2014

I've been to Michael's Backdoor twice in the last 3 months, both times for lunch. It was an unexpected delight! Food was very good with many interesting lunch choices. The tables by the window provide a spacious feel and wonderful ambiance. The service was outstanding both times...I wish I could remember the name of our waiter, he was helpful, friendly, pleasant & efficient...a great combination.
I will definitely return for lunch and plan to try the restaurant for dinner!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Great for Lunch
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 (Toronto)·Dined on March 18, 2014

What a great little gem we discovered the other night. From the waiter making us feel instantly welcome & part of his extended family to the exquisite food & wine....we'll be back for sure!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Notable Wine List, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion
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 (Toronto)·Dined on March 14, 2014

Took my mother and father in law out for dinner last Friday night, we came for the pasta festival. It was really really good and my in-laws enjoyed the experience. Chris, again our host, was so nice and great with my in-laws (who are slightly deaf) and he didn't raise his voice, he just made sure to look them in the eye when he was advising food choices. Chris is such a good diplomat, he had a table with a diner who was beyond picky and Chris handled what could have been an uncomfortable situation for all the diners with aplomb. Well done Chris!!

Tags: Notable Wine List, Special Occasion
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 (Toronto)·Dined on March 4, 2014

We have visited Michael's many times over the years, and enjoyed excellent food, friendly attentive service, and calm relaxing ambiance. Last Tuesday was no exception. Our waiter was helpful in making wine suggestions; in fact, we enjoyed his recommendation so much that we have ordered a case! We appreciate having a fine dining restaurant in the neighbourhood when we are looking for dining a little more special than "everyday" fare.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Romantic, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List, Great for Lunch, Special Occasion
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 (Toronto)·Dined on March 1, 2014

There was a bunch of us and we had a great meal and good laughs. We were able to speak at a normal level, the food was presented well as was good tasting.

Have been dining at Micheal's Back Door since 1995.

Tags: Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion
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 (Toronto)·Dined on February 22, 2014

Very tasty meal. I don't find that very often. When you spend your hard earned money on a meal out, you want it to be tasty. Bravo.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion
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 (Toronto)·Dined on February 15, 2014

-the food was served cold having appeared as if it was already sitting a long while before reaching the table.
-the quality of the food was not impressive and lacked taste.
-the waiters (our own and observed) were discourteous to the diners and had no interest in how the diners meals were. They had too much attitude and disrespect.
-the seating was mediocre.
-will not be returning and would definitely not recommend to friends or family.

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 (Toronto)·Dined on February 14, 2014

Went on Valentines and was provided a prix fixe menu which was quite a bit on the expensive side.... did not at all reflect the regular menu price. Since this special menu was not published on Open Table, it was a bit of a surprise to us.
Starters: OK
Main Course: Exceptional
Dessert: Do not even bother! Worst part of the meal.

I would definitely go back because main course was awesome!.... However I would not bother with special occasion nights.... to avoid inflated prices and probably skip dessert.
5 Star restaurant... if you exclude the dessert.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Romantic, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Chicago)·Dined on February 14, 2014

We attended on Valentines Day which was understandably hectic.
The decor in the restaurant is only average but the subdued lighting on arrival helped.
Unfortunately about 30 minutes into our meal the house lights were turned on to assist a single patron with reading the menu! The lights remained on throughout the dinner which made it feel like more of a cafeteria than a romantic restaurant.
A shame given that the food was decent and the servers tried to keep up as best they could.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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 (Toronto)·Dined on February 14, 2014

The food was great as well as the service & ambience was great. Unfortunately it's a bit pricey here. On the whole it was a great Valentin's evening.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion
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 (Toronto)·Dined on February 14, 2014

The service at Michael's was impeccable and only surpassed by the food! My lunch guests were tremendously impressed with the quality of the food, the beauty of presentation and the attentive and knowledgeable wait staff. A wonderful dining experience, I highly recommend Michael's.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Great for Lunch
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 (Toronto)·Dined on February 12, 2014

Pros: good food : had steaks, pasta with seafood, duck. All were really good.
Cons : booked a table for 7 and found 2 tables put together ( one round and one square) quite small. There was only 1 other table ocuppied and plenty of space.
Asked the vintage year, was told 2010, the bottle brought was 2012. Noticed only after the bottle was opened.
Some of the descriptions of the deserts misleading.
When leaving the waiter was talking at the bar and told us to grab the coats from the entry rack.

Conclusion : will probably go again for food, but never for any celebration.

Tags: Fit for Foodies
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 (Toronto)·Dined on February 8, 2014

We had a fantastic dinner and as usual, the food and service was awesome!

Tags: Romantic, Notable Wine List, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion
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 (Toronto)·Dined on January 19, 2014

This was our first time visiting Michaels and although we live in Mississauga we had never been. Our family of five made reservations for a Sunday evening and weren't disappointed. Our waiter (wish I could remember his name) was very attentive, funny and made excellent menu suggestions. The food was excellent. Everything was prepared very well using fresh ingredients, not overcooked, with lots of flavour. We definitely be back!

Tags: Notable Wine List, Romantic, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion
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 (Toronto)·Dined on January 18, 2014

I have been going to Michael's Back Door for likely 25+ years and there has NEVER been a time where the food wasn't EXCELLENT. The people are friendly and remember you.

Tags: Good for Groups, Notable Wine List, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion
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 (Toronto)·Dined on January 3, 2014

I was not that impressed. My friend enjoyed her meal but
mine was overcooked, I finished it but nobody came to check earlier through
the meal.
We were seated in an empty room rather than one with
more ambiance,
Not sure if I would go back,
Nothing was done about the meal other than
advising the Chef,

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 (Toronto)·Dined on December 31, 2013

My girlfriend and I went for New Year's Eve dinner and everything was great and made to order. I've lived in mississauga and area my whole life and never knew this little gem was right under my nose. Definitely will be going back.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Late-night Find, Special Occasion
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 (Toronto)·Dined on December 31, 2013

For the most part dinner was okay, a little disappointed on menus choices, would of preferred regular menus instead.
I would of enjoyed the regular menu as opposed to what was offered.
Next time I would rather come on a regular evening and sample the basic menu.

Tags: Special Occasion
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 (Toronto)·Dined on December 7, 2013

Michael's Back Door has exceptional food and service. The ambience is warm, inviting and romantic. It is intimate and perfect for an anniversary dinner. Their is a private room available for larger groups as well. Would definitely go back.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Romantic, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion
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 (Toronto)·Dined on December 6, 2013

The lunch special was absolutely delicious! The pasta was topped with perfectly cooked scallops, tasty shrimp and a generous piece of easy to remove lobster, all displayed beautifully! Very delicious!
The squash soup was silky, tasty and soothing on a cool winter day.
Thank you for a lovely Christmas lunch!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion
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 (Toronto)·Dined on December 1, 2013

It is a lovely restaurant, and the service was wonderful, so very friendly and our server Chris was professional and helpful and made sure we had a great time. Now, for the food, oh my gosh, the calamari salad was fantastic, the meat lightly charred, served warm on top of a bed of fresh greens and a lovely flower adornment. I had the pasta with bacon and chicken and my husband took the night off from our regular vegetarian meals to have the bison/venison plate (the night's special dinner) which he proclaimed to be amazing!! We had bread with our appetizer which, when I go again, I might not do because, although delicious, we weren't able to get to the desserts (which we watched go by...with longing in our eyes!) An excellent evening!

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