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Italian, European, International, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
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Established in 1981, Michael"s Back Door Restaurant has been providing Mississauga and the GTA with award winning cuisine and professional, courteous service, in a warm, comfortable atmosphere. Principle owners, Michael Morra and his son Michael Jr, along with partner, Anthony Coffa, invite you to experience creative Italian, Continental fare offering the freshest ingredients and a variety of rare wines. Whether you are looking for a quick, casual meal, a romantic night out or a group dinner, Michael's Back Door has the perfect "Table" for you.
PRICE RANGE
C$30 - C$30
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
CUISINES
Italian, European, International
FEATURES
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service, Highchairs Available, Gift Cards Available
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We had a lovely 90th Birthday celebration in one of their party rooms. The food was fantastic, the service even better. Shout out to Joseph who took great care of all 30 of us. They even did a custom cake for us and it was...fantastic! Thank you again for a memorable night.More

Date of visit: February 2024
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Reviewed 1 week ago

A very lovely restaurant. Ambience was very nice. Food was exceptional and service was great. I ordered the Branzino and it was delicious. We enjoyed the semi-private dining room. I enjoyed having my birthday dinner here with my family. Thank you Kevin, our excellent server....A satisfied customer. Thank you, DMMore

Date of visit: February 2024
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Reviewed November 19, 2023 via mobile

It's been awhile since I'd been there, but it continues to provide excellent, authentic Italian! I shared Arancini, Vitello Sorrentino and Rabbits Leg with my wife. Delicious! Attentive service from Wendy! Nice house wine! I'll be back sooner!

Date of visit: November 2023
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Reviewed November 13, 2023

A solid menu and great wait staff. This place is fine and fancy, but still remains approachable to the general public. Those with a little more cash to spend will delight in the pricier menu options and wine list. The restaurant is now offering their...Wild game menu, which brings even more variety to your visit. Treat yourself. I got the Bison Rib eye and while it was quite fatty, I enjoyed it. The only reason the restaurant does not get 5 stars is because of the unnecessary high prices and the lack of ambience. The dining room feels like you are eating in a hotel conference room. There is no decor, no paint, no theme, just drab grey walls. So odd for a place like this. I'd like to return.More

Date of visit: November 2023
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Reviewed September 7, 2023

I am not sure what was the the worst part: the food (for example, a few pieces of bread with (very) cold pieces of tomato that they named "Bruschetta" but it was not), or the very unfriendly waiter that didn't ask how was the food...(not once), or if we needed something or even offered a refill of our drinks (just removed the empty glasses). Never again!More

Date of visit: August 2023
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Reviewed September 2, 2023 via mobile

Having had the obligatory giggle about the name of the restaurant, we went to investigate, and we were not disappointed. From the warm, friendly welcome from owner, Michael Jr, through to the humourous banter and genuine conversation from our server, Joseph, we felt as if...we were returning friends, despite this being our first visit. This place ain't cheap, but the quality of the food and the atmosphere is unquestionable. Go there if you want to experience laid back, intensely flavoured, fine Italian cuisine.More

Date of visit: September 2023
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Reviewed August 5, 2023

Terrific fine-dining restaurant in the Clarkson area of Mississauga. Tired of the crowds and line-ups in Port Credit? Drive 10 minutes west! Discovered this place during Covid, and have come back many times since. Good food, good wine, good service, and nice decor. What more...can one ask for? Note - this is a fine dining restaurant, with prices to match.More

Date of visit: July 2023
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Reviewed June 16, 2023

Thank you Michael (Jr &Sr) for a delicious takeout dinner my sister and brother pickup to celebrate our parents 66 wedding anniversary! Your restaurant is a family favorite! While mom and dad cannot dine in person anymore we all love your menu and they thoroughly...enjoyed dinner last night!! Sincerey Anne Marie (Bolland) McWilliamMore

Date of visit: June 2023
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Reviewed April 26, 2023

This is our "go to" restaurant for special occasions. The food is impeccable and they always give you enough to take home.... or maybe I eat like a bird.. but I got 2 portions of trout. The prices are reasonable and the staff is very...professional and friendly.More

Date of visit: April 2023
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Reviewed February 9, 2023 via mobile

An early Valentines dinner out. My wife had, the rack of lamb , rated excellent. I had the sea food linguini dish. It was quite good. A bit disappointed that our waiter did not tell up about the specials , that were available, overheard from...another table. Being on a restricted diet, one of the fish specials would have been an option that I would have liked. Was he the waiter having a bad night, we all have off days. Our fault for not asking if there were any specials. My capaccini was ok , I have had better. Mrs. had a toffee pudding cake, she said it was quite good. Oh, also had the VQA house reisling wine, nice and crisp. A pleasant evening overall. We shall return.More

Date of visit: February 2023
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Reviewed December 20, 2022 via mobile

This was our office Christmas party and after two years of Covid we wanted it to be special! The ambience at Michael’s Back Door is excellent, the food great with a lot of variety and beautiful presentation. But the service-WOW!! It was so exceptional that...it exceeded all our expectations. Everything was timed well and we were able to play games and visit and open gifts and our server, Tuan, was wonderful. He was attentive and prompt without being intrusive. The salmon was outstanding! I will definitely be going back and I highly recommend Michael’s for any evening you want to have a great time!More

Date of visit: December 2022
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Reviewed November 13, 2022 via mobile

Had a excellent dinner at Michael’s Back Door with friends. Food and wine were delicious and the service was fun and helpful. For sure, we are going back. Sean and Gigi

Date of visit: November 2022
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Reviewed October 10, 2022 via mobile

Service very good + Very Friendly staff. We had the mussels in a tomato wine sauce. Again Very good. Lovely Italian sparkling water. 1/2 liter of pino grigo house wine. I've had better, but to each his or her own. Mrs. liked the wine. Dinner,...my choice was a seafood pasta in a tomato sauce. Very good ! Huge Shrimp, scallops 2 each with a clam and a good member of clams. I definitely would order it again. Mrs. chose the venison chops (2) medium . (Life becomes dull unless you try something different. ) It was different but not again. Gamey. Spanish Coffee, and I a Tia Maria and Grand Mariner. We shall return. Dessert, tiramusso, and I a lemon sorbet. An excellent dinner experience. (Park in back, Michaels Back door is the proper name)More

Date of visit: October 2022
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Reviewed May 22, 2022

I had heard great things about Michael's from other reviews, so my wife and I decided to make it our go-to destination for our 14th wedding anniversary. The staff was down-to-earth, friendly and genuine, and made us feel right at home. They found a great...little spot tucked away from everyone where we could have a nice evening together. Everything from the champagne, the shrimp cocktail appetizer, to our main courses and desserts (which they gifted us on the house for our anniversary) was absolutely perfect. Michael's managed to trump the best penne I've ever eaten, and my wife's veal was incredible. The cheesecake dessert we had was a special thing; light as a feather, and an amazing end to the night. All this, with prices that are MORE than fair, and portions that are generous, yet not TOO much. We didn't leave there feeling stuffed. We left there feeling fulfilled. We both loved the ambiance of the restaurant, the dim (yet adjustable) lighting, and of course, the amazing service. A lot of restaurants are too concerned with taking orders and flipping tables, while giving you the standard level of service. At Michael's, we felt like friends, which is a hard feeling to pull off! Definitely recommended, and easily one of the best restaurants in the GTA.More

Date of visit: May 2022
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Reviewed November 29, 2021

Yet another brilliant meal in Mississauga’s best Italian restaurant. The appetizers, the meals, the drinks, the desserts and the company were all terrific. Bravo.

Date of visit: November 2021
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Michael's Back Door Restaurant is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4
  • Atmosphere: 4