Michael's Back Door Restaurant

4.5
319 reviews
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CAN$30 and under
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Italian
Top tags:
  • Good for a Date
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for Anniversaries
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 decades.
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. His reign has focused 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, Contemporary Italian
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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 Door can cater your home or office event. Please contact us for more details.
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Neighbourhood
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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.
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Special Events & Promotions
Michael’s Back Door offers a variety of well appointed private and semi-private dining areas that accommodate up to 100 guests. Customized menus, table setup and entertainment are just a few of the many services we provide.
SOLARIUM
Located in the main dining room, beautifully sun-drenched by day, warm & elegant by night, the Solarium can accommodate a semi-private group of up to 22 guests.
WINE ROOM
A fully private room adorned with rare wines and a fireplace. The cozy, intimate space is ideal for business dinners, sales meetings and family gatherings for up to 16 guests.
PIANO ROOM
A very popular private room used for larger family events, corporate dinners, and sales presentations. The flexibility of the room offers several configurations and can accommodate up to 40 guests for a sit-down dinner or up to 80 for a cocktail reception.
Additional
Banquet, Beer, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Takeout, Wine
What 319 People Are Saying
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4.6
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4.3
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94% of people would recommend it to a friend
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PS
Toronto
5 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We had dinner at Michaels on the weeknd and haven't been there for sometime. I have to say one of the nicest experiences I have had hands down at a restaurant. We were there longer than expected enjoying a fantastic dinner and two great bottles of wine. Never felt rushed and the servers were fantastic always coming by at the right time asking us if we needed anything. The food was amazing and presentation was fantastic. I don't know why I haven't been back here in the past.
Thank you Michael's ~ Chef, Mgmt. and staff for making the night fantastic and thank you for not rushing us the food was amazing...
Now I know why you guys have been around for a long time !!
WE WILL BE BACK !!!

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TB
Toronto
1 review
Dined on November 3, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Went with 2 other couples - had not been in years
We had a great meal and definitely go back

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OT
New England
1 review
Dined on October 28, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Our meal was amazing. Sean is an incredible server and was an absolute pleasure!

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JW
Phoenix
8 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

Excellent three course anniversary menu. Our waiter was delightful. A very enjoyable evening.

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SL
1 review
Dined on October 16, 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

The food quality is reasonable good for most occasions and casual dining for foodies. The restaurant is quite for a relaxing dining experience and conversation. The service is attentive and the price is quite reasonable.

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PT
1 review
Dined on October 12, 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

somewhat pricey but very tasty.
courteous, caring service.

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J
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2018
Overall 4Food 5Service 4Ambience 4

Very cosy restaura to, nice decor. Friendly, efficient, helpful and discrete personnel. Excellent cuisine. All and all very good value for the money (not at all pricey).

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OT
1 review
Dined on October 5, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great, food , service and ambiance, one of our most enjoyable dinner experiences in years. Carlos our waiter was attentive and entertaining. Look forward to our next visit.

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NG
Toronto
4 reviews
Dined on September 30, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Our favorite restaurant for an amazing meal and extensive wine list. Oh and the best Manhattans anywhere. Carlos is a full energetic waiter that always makes us feel welcomed as does Anthony and Michael Jr of course. If you haven’t stopped in for a dinner then why not now while they are featuring Wild Game on the menu.

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W
Toronto
1 review
Dined on September 23, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Very enjoyable dinner for my mum's birthday. The service was impeccable and we were treated warmly throughout. Delicious food and wine and I will definitely be visiting again.

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OT
Montreal
1 review
Dined on September 18, 2018
Overall 3Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

For a birthday! Was a great supper!

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FM
Toronto
5 reviews
Dined on September 13, 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

The only thing that wrecked the meal, and no fault of staff or restaurant, was a guest who came in wearing heavy perfume and as one of our table had chemical sensitivities, we had to vacate the table and reset up at another table outside of the solarium. So very disappointed that we were forced to move. But no one wants to also eat food that tastes like perfume so we would have had to move anyway.
But we were reset quickly and enjoyed our meal.

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CJ
1 review
Dined on September 2, 2018
Overall 1Food 2Service 1Ambience 1

Extremely disappointment experience
Food was brought to the table and left in the middle of the table, we had to take it ourselves. It was horrible cooked. We had everything between burned to uncooked, on the same plate.
Would not recommend

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CM
1 review
Dined on September 1, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Food and service was amazing I loved every minute of my evening there.

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MH
Toronto
1 review
Dined on September 1, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Have been enjoying dining at Michael's Back Door for almost 30 years. An excellent restaurant, we've never had anything but an awesome experience. The food is fantastic, the restaurant is cozy and quiet. Dessert and fancy coffees to finish your meal are a must. Run by the same family all these years, you may even see Michael there still from time-to-time! Also an excellent place for a celebration or an event.

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CG
Toronto
1 review
Dined on September 1, 2018
Overall 4Food 5Service 4Ambience 4

We've been to Michael's Back Door many times and had several parties here for birthdays, anniversaries and showers. Great food. Great service.

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H
Toronto
1 review
Dined on August 31, 2018
Overall 3Food 4Service 2Ambience 3

Good food but for the price the experience was not worth it

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b
Las Vegas
8 reviews
Dined on August 30, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Excellent food and service

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H
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on August 25, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Food was good and service was excellent

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VG
Ottawa
1 review
Dined on August 22, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Anthony was awesome. Thank you for making our engagement dinner fun and enjoyable!

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RB
Toronto
1 review
Dined on August 10, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We've been going to Michael's Back Door for decades for special occasions and have NEVER been disappointed. The food has been consistently great and the owners and the staff are always attentive.

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w
Toronto
5 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

superb secret..don't tell too many people..lovely quiet restaurant with amazing food and perfect service. Great menu and always has wonderful specials.....

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BV
1 review
Dined on August 5, 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 2

Had never been here before, but was glad we did. The server was friendly and informative. They ran out of the arctic char but the cod was also good. Also ordered caprese salad and grilled calamari; both were nice. A bit pricey, but overall a good place to eat.

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M
Toronto
1 review
Dined on August 4, 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

Taste of Clarkson menu very tasty, good atmosphere

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M
Toronto
1 review
Dined on August 3, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We had our daughter’s birthday dinner. She is Vegsn and they prepared a great vegan dish for her. Delicious! Compliments to the chef.
We always enjoy going there for special occasions. It is a keeper!

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RM
1 review
Dined on July 29, 2018
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

The ambiance was just right and the food that we ordered was delicious. Anthony, our waiter, was polite, knowledgeable and funny, a hard combination to find these days. All in all, we spent a lovely summer evening in a fine restaurant in south Mississauga. My wife and I will definitely return to Michael's Back Door; perhaps for lunch the next time around.

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GW
1 review
Dined on July 28, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Long-time favourite restaurant for special dinners. Been there a dozen times over the years and have never been disappointed - in anything. Kitchen is always accommodating to my onion allergy. Food has always been great as is the service. Highly recommend Michael's Back Door for a nice dinner out in a quiet atmosphere.

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C
Toronto
1 review
Dined on July 24, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

It has been several years since we last had a meal at Michael’s. After being in business for 35+ years, the restaurant does not rest on its laurels. Everyone in our party of six, thoroughly enjoyed their dinners. From appetizers to mains, the food was presented beautifully and was delicious. We were surprised when a birthday selection of desserts (with candles) was brought to the table to be shared. A lovely way to end a delightful evening with family.
Not sure why it has taken us so long to return to this local gem, but be assured, we will be back soon.

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H
Vancouver
29 reviews
Dined on July 24, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Outstanding food and service. My guests were thrilled. Both had dietary restrictions, one more severe than the other, and they were catered to without a second thought and in the most gracious manner.
I would highly recommend a visit. If I lived in Toronto, this would be regular visit for me.

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Y
1 review
Dined on July 21, 2018
Overall 2Food 1Service 2Ambience 3

We thought we would try the Taste of Clarkson, I have never had a bad meal there yet.! Didn't not like when they changed the angel hair past for the lobster pasta dish not on the menu but loved by many. Love Game Month. But they killed both our steak orders twice, this was so unacceptable. Our friends finished dinner before ours was even served. It seemed like that slab of meat was baked in a oven, either way to get it well done and the medium well was not a medium steak was unacceptable. The cesar salad on my place like was 6/7 pieces of lettuces, they should just charge more give some real quailty and value. The level of service is just not the same. In the past I would 100 percent recommend it, now it is so hit and miss I can't say that I would, We went home and ate..........

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VL
1 review
Dined on July 20, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

The staff and the food are always great. Looking forward to going back soon.

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OM
1 review
Dined on July 20, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great ambiance and great pasta. I really enjoyed it.

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SD
New York Area
25 reviews
Dined on July 15, 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

Very happy with both the food and the service. We shared a Caesar salad which was tasty although the lettuce could have been a bit colder. We both had the seafood linguine and the sauce was very light and not heavy which we enjoyed and with a good assortment of seafood. Good wine list at reasonable prices. Service was very attentive. Would certainly recommend this restaurant. It is also open on Sunday's which many good restaurants in the area are not.

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JJ
Toronto
33 reviews
Dined on July 12, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We had a lovely table by the window and ordered an amazing bottle of Malbec. I had a half size Caesar salad that was perfect. We both ordered the cioppino that was full of lots of shrimp, clams,mussels,beautiful white fish and half a lobster. The sauce/broth was so good you needed to soak it up with fresh bread! Lovely experience and service was great!

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AB
Toronto
6 reviews
Dined on June 28, 2018
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

First time here and can't wait to come back again. Our table was lovely, waiter was knowledgable, friendly and attentive. Our meals were delicious and special attention was paid to the food allergies at the table.

Lots of seafood on the menu and not an inexpensive meal, but a lovely treat. Highly recommend.

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OT
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on June 24, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Great food. Great service. Great surroundings. A little noisy but in a fun way.

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L
Toronto
49 reviews
Dined on June 23, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Excellent food and service. We will be back for sure. Enjoyed hubbies birthday. Very Special.

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PF
Toronto
5 reviews
Dined on June 18, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Michael’s Is our favorite place to dine.

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RU
1 review
Dined on June 14, 2018
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

Service was second to none, food was good but lacked seasoning. Would go back

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g
1 review
Dined on June 10, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

I've been going to Michael's back door since eighties, never had a bad experience. if I could i'd eat there everyday

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