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Michael's Back Door Restaurant

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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
US$23 - US$23
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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All reviews cioppino sticky toffee pudding shellfish pasta tomato broth rack of lamb bread our waiter wine list is enjoyed their meals special menu birthday dinner excellent menu cozy atmosphere sunday evening great evening beautiful restaurant
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Reviewed September 7, 2020

After hearing about this restaurant for a few years now I finally had the chance to dine here last week and the raves were justified. My husband + I both opted for the cioppino and it was delicious + full of shellfish. We were,however, both...somewhat nervous about not having the tomato broth splatter our clothing! A white linen bib would have been a very thoughtful addition! Because we hadn't had an appetizer we felt that we could justify ordering dessert and also because sticky toffee pudding is a favourite of my husbands's, he ordered that while I opted for fresh berries. The fruit was beautifully presented- a simple combination of strawberries, blackberries and blueberries garnished with mint + a dollop of cream. My husband's sticky toffee pudding was a little bit too dry to be very sticky. I think it is understandable that these days it is probably ordered less often. Perhaps a good solution would be a small serving of extra sauce maybe even offered as an option Overall it was a very good meal and I look forward to returning..More

Date of visit: September 2020
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Reviewed February 23, 2020

Service was top-notch; and, they were extra attentive to the kids at our table. Food was also excellent. Would definitely return.

Date of visit: February 2020
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Reviewed January 3, 2020

My husband and I had a most enjoyable dinner at Michael’s to celebrate both New Year’s Eve and our wedding anniversary. We wanted a nice, quiet dinner, not a lot of phoney hoopla with noisemakers. There is always a special menu for New Year’s, and...everything was excellent. We both ordered rack of lamb cooked medium-rare, and it was cooked perfectly. Our waiter was courteous and prompt, without making us feel rushed. We have thoroughly enjoyed a number of New Year’s Eve dinners at Michael’s, and expect to return for more.More

Date of visit: December 2019
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Reviewed December 3, 2019

We came on a Sunday evening at the end of October when they were featuring a milestone menu. What a lovely introduction to this restaurant. The food, the presentation was beautiful. Although it was quite busy, we weren’t rushed. We’ll definitely be back to sample...the regular menu.More

Date of visit: October 2019
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Reviewed November 18, 2019 via mobile

My wife and I visited here for our anniversary dinner based on others' reviews. When I booked through Opentable, I specifically indicated it was our anniversary dinner...unfortunately, this wasn't acknowledged by the maitre'd or server. Overall, the meal was okay. We ordered the grilled calamari...for an appetizer and it was fairly slim pickings...not what was expected for $18. I had rack of lamb for my entree and it was a little small...decently cooked, but nothing special. The service wasn't slow, but it wasn't as expedient as I had expected. Overall, the dining experience was decent, but definitely not as good as the reviews suggested.More

Date of visit: November 2019
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Reviewed November 5, 2019 via mobile

Michael’s is a long standing favourite. With excellent choices and quality options you’ll not be disappointed. The staff are friendly & attentive. Warm & cozy atmosphere. Enjoy

Date of visit: October 2019
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Reviewed November 4, 2019 via mobile

I am not sure 🤔.... is this the best restaurant in Mississauga Ontario Canada 🇨🇦? For me, I didn’t like that ❣️At Friday’s night at 7pm , it wasn’t busy . 💝You should be there , you should try. Why not ? It is an...Italian restaurant ❤️More

Date of visit: November 2019
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Reviewed October 19, 2019 via mobile

Pasta dishes were ok, nothing spectacular to rave about. Really disappointed with their toffee pudding. It was so dry that it seems that it was over-microwaved. Service was good and friendly though that’s why I’m giving it a 3 rating. If it wasn’t for the...service, I probably would have given a 2 rating. Will we return? Unfortunately, no.More

Date of visit: September 2019
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Reviewed October 14, 2019

always enjoyed this place, very dated, but the food has always been great, except this visit for wife's 70th BD. total of 9 guest, service was good, wine list is safe with most brands and host of mixed drinks. all guest enjoyed their meals and...appetizers except my dishes, salty, slightly off and burnt. because my guest were okay with their meals 3 stars rating, total for apps and dinner with a bottle wine and 2 cocktails $800. tip incl.More

Date of visit: October 2019
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Reviewed October 9, 2019

Nice ambiance, excellent menu and friendly greeting....all the food was delicious and well presented. Service was excellent. Highly recommended!

Date of visit: September 2019
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DINNER MENU ANTIPASTI CALAMARI ALLA GRIGLIA Grilled Calamari, Chorizo Sausage, Roasted Red Peppers $18.99 COZZE ALLA MARINARA Steamed PEI Mussels, Garlic, White Wine, Marinara Sauce $13.99 GAMBERI GRATINATI Shrimp... More
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