Michael's Back Door Restaurant
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!
Dinner: Sunday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 9:00pm; Friday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm
The Clarkson GO Train station is a 10 minute walk.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
Great food. Great service. Great surroundings. A little noisy but in a fun way.
Excellent food and service. We will be back for sure. Enjoyed hubbies birthday. Very Special.
Michael’s Is our favorite place to dine.
Service was second to none, food was good but lacked seasoning. Would go back
I've been going to Michael's back door since eighties, never had a bad experience. if I could i'd eat there everyday
Service and the food were great Specially our server Carlos
Great food. Excellent service
Great meal suggestions and service from Carlos. Thanks again!
Menu as always amazing. Special lobster Florentine was good -parts of the lobster dry .otherwise awesome!
A trusted restaurant with superb food combined with excellent service
We are repeat customers and always receive excellent service and of course great quality food.
Our server, Carlos was very friendly and engaging and made our experience that much more enjoyable.
Keep up the great work and hope to see you again soon.
Amit Anand - Brampton, ON
Service was excellent, waiter was on the ball. Food was really good; uniquely, interestingly served and nicely presented. Would go back again. Husband has celiac and lots of GF options to choose from.
Dinner was great. I had asked to sit by the window, they did not accommodate. Disappointed about that
Even though we had a bit of a family crisis, we still managed to forget all our worries and enjoy an excellent meal at the restaurant. Michael's has been a family favourite for special occasions for many years.
The food and the service was exceptional, and it was evident that there was a lot of attention to detail. Highly recommended!
Great evening all around! We had a wonderful dinner with attentive service.
We would definitely recommend dining at this restaurant.
We were so impressed with the service and great food. Wish we lived close by. From Port Hope. This was a wonderful experience. Highly recommend this restaurant.
Another beautiful meal last night. The appetizer special of clams was delicious in a white wine sauce as was the house salad. My husband and I both had the cioppino that was full of seafood and half a lobster tail. At the bottom was a large piece of perfectly cooked white fish. The tomato broth was amazing and we soaked up the sauce wth the garlic bread that came on the side. A great bottle of well priced Chianti went well with the meal. Highly recommend this restaurant. All of the staff are very friendly and accommodating.
We went to Michael's Back Door to celebrate our anniversary. It's a favorite of ours that has never disappointed and it exceeded expectations on this visit. Food was excellent (Cream of Asparagus Soup, Lumache, Veal Tenderloin and Linguine Frutti Di Mare). Home made Tiramisu for dessert was exceptional. Had the "featured" Italian red wine which was a great match to the veal and a great wine to enjoy. Matthew looked after us and did a first class job - great recommendations on food, answered our questions honestly and expertly, attentive when needed - service could not have been better. We had a great table next to the windows - perfect location for the evning. Restaurant was busy but not excessively so making it a comfortable evening - we did not feel rushed nor did it feel busy. It had been awhile since we had been to Michael's - given the all-round great experieince this time we'll be back again soon!
Second time at MBD, spent all day moving so was looking to get spoiled which I did. Came with two sisters. Enjoyed the specials in particular
We really enjoyed the evening. Service was excellent.
Wine choice by the owner Anthony was terrific.
Food the best ever. We are already planning
our office Christmas Party to be a Michael's
Back Door. Highly recommend Michaels's
Immediately greeted and seated slightly earlier than our res. time our waiter Carlos knew all the specials off by heart and made excellent food recommendations.
Meal was an excellent portion - they even split our starter salad onto 2 plates without being asked- overall a great experience for our two year anniversary
Wonderful dining experience! Michael and Anthony were both working the bar and the dining room which shows their commitment to the business and it’s success. Excellent food, great service, and warm ambiance. Highly recommended.
Excellent and friendly service, with a humorous touch .
Liver done to perfection.
Food was amazing and also the serve was very polite
My husband and I had dinner at Michael’s Back Door. The food was excellent, as was the service. Our waiter was friendly and helpful. We look forward to returning soon for a birthday party in the piano room.
Celebrated my 30th birthday at Michael's Back Door.
Excellent food, quiet atmosphere and very nice staff.
Highly recommend if you're looking for quality Italian cuisine.
We had a very nice meal and our dessert was comped in recognition of our anniversary. Our waiter Sean was very pleasant. The only improvements to be desired: we were not offered water at the table and once served, we were not approached to confirm satisfaction with our meals.
We will return.
Food was great. Great options to choose from. Nice wine list. Matt was our server and he did a very good job.
Consistently good. They are friendly and welcoming and the food is always tasty. They chose our wine this pasr visit and it was delicious and went with our food perfectly.
We thoroughly enjoyed our Anniversary dinner. The food was delicious, the wine was tasty and Carlos, our waiter was awesome! Michael's Back Door was recommended to us and they definitely did not disappoint! We will return for sure and will highly recommend to friends and family!
Excellent food and service. Been there multiple times and I have not been disappointed. Management is very friendly And approachable.
Carlos was amazing; the food was wonderful, we are going back for sure!
Love the prefix menu, great value, portions were huge!
Thank you for a wonderful evening
Neighborhood favorite. Consistent food & service. We will most definitely return.
Another fine meal at one of our fav restaurants
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