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Michael's Back Door Restaurant

4.3
243 reviews
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CAN$30 and under
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Italian
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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.
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Italian, Continental, Steak
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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 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.
Additional
Banquet, Beer, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Takeout, Wine
What 243 People Are Saying
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4.2
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OpenTable Diner (Toronto)
5.0  Dined 7 days ago

Highly recommend

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OpenTable Diner (Toronto)
5.0  Dined on February 17, 2018

Had a great time with my gal pal

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BDKr (Toronto)
5.0  Dined 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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JArthurR51 (Toronto)
5.0  Dined 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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George (Toronto)
4.0  Dined on February 10, 2018

Enjoyed the meal, servers were attentive and efficient.

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Peggy (Toronto)
5.0  Dined 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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Jenny (Toronto)
5.0  Dined 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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britgirl (Toronto)
5.0  Dined 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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MadeleineM (Toronto)
5.0  Dined 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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OpenTable Diner (Toronto)
1.0  Dined 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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ChristinaH (Toronto)
5.0  Dined on February 2, 2018

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

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Amie (Toronto)
4.0  Dined 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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Michele1 (Toronto)
5.0  Dined 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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OpenTable Diner (Toronto)
5.0  Dined 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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OpenTable Diner (Toronto)
5.0  Dined on January 27, 2018

Celebrating new job!

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