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.
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.
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
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!
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
Excellent salads, pasta and fish, we had the salmon and gnocchi, good merlot wine and nice setting
Had a great time with my gal pal
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!
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.
Enjoyed the meal, servers were attentive and efficient.
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
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.
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!
Our dinner was fantastic...we took advantage of the Taste of Clarkson and the menu was exceptional.
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.
Tried the winterlicious here and it was really good food and without the Toronto crowd!
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.
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.
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!
Celebrating new job!
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.
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.
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.
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..
Super place and amazing service. Don't forget remind customers about your Vicinity Program.
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.
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.
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!
Our meals, appetizers and deserts were fabulous! Our servers were extremely attentive and timely! We were treated as family in a wonderfully comfortable setting. WE highly recommend!
Excellent food and amazing service. A bit pricey for my budget but it is great for special occasions. Great experience overall. I look forward to going back
The occasion was a family get to gather pre Christmas. Everyone enjoyed it immensely.
Have been to Michaels BD, couple times now, and the food, and service has been consistently good. Restaurant has a nice atmosphere, and while it can be busy, you can still talk at the table without the restaurant being too loud.
We thoroughly enjoyed our meals. It was a bit noisy due to a large birthday party, but did not ruin our night out. Our food was excellent and we would definitely go back again.
Staff was attentive and the food was good. The portions were just right for me.
The meal was to celebrate my niece's 40th birthday. The pasta with lobster was a standout, as well as the cheese cake. Very enjoyable and the restaurant has been consistently very good over a number of years.
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
excellent food, amazing menu dishes, and deserts, ambiance, staff ....love everything about this restaurant !!
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.
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.