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.
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.
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
Food and service was amazing I loved every minute of my evening there.
We've been to Michael's Back Door many times and had several parties here for birthdays, anniversaries and showers. Great food. Great service.
Good food but for the price the experience was not worth it
Excellent food and service
Food was good and service was excellent
Anthony was awesome. Thank you for making our engagement dinner fun and enjoyable!
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.
superb secret..don't tell too many people..lovely quiet restaurant with amazing food and perfect service. Great menu and always has wonderful specials.....
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.
Taste of Clarkson menu very tasty, good atmosphere
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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..........
The staff and the food are always great. Looking forward to going back soon.
Great ambiance and great pasta. I really enjoyed it.
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.
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.