Michael's Back Door Restaurant

4.6
360 reviews
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CAN$30 and under
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Italian
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  • Special Occasion
  • Good for a Date
  • 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!
What 360 People Are Saying
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4.7
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4.6
Ambience
4.3
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96% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OT
Toronto
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 3Food 3Service 5Ambience 5

Valentine’s menu was over priced
I usually enjoy their regular menu
Better options less expensive
Service is second to none

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KL
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We love Eating at Michael's Back Door. It is always great food and the service is exceptional! We consider it our favorite restaurant.

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BR
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

I'm a returning diner and this place never disappoints. I would highly recommend

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b
Toronto
175 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 3

Enjoyed a birthday dinner with attentive service from Matthew, and beautifully prepared veal tenderloin and Arctic char. A surprise dessert of cheesecake and chocolate paté was delicious and very much appreciated.

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P
Toronto
4 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We always enjoy our evening at Michaels back door, thank you

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CS
Toronto
1 review
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Never a disappointing experience here. We visit Michael’s often for its unparalleled service, wonderful ambience, incredible food, and an overall enjoyable evening. Would highly recommend for anyone in the Mississauga area.

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b
Toronto
175 reviews
Dined on February 6, 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 5Ambience 3

We thoroughly enjoyed our meals. The branzino dish was among the best branzino we’ve had. The sausage and rapini strozzapreti was delicious with the perfect amount of pasta and olive oil. It was a very quiet Tuesday night and we received attentive, friendly and knowledgeable service from Matthew. The dessert plate, cheesecake and semifreddo, was a pleasant surprise and were a lovely, light finish to a great meal.

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OT
Toronto
1 review
Dined on February 2, 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 3Ambience 4

Waiter was a tad inappropriate with conversation topics, meal was delightful however

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ZK
1 review
Dined on February 1, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Fantastic service and excellent food. We will be back!

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LP
Toronto
1 review
Dined on January 30, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Totally enjoyed the whole experience. Service was personable and attentive. Food delicious. Prices reasonable for quality. Will definitely return.

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a
Toronto
1 review
Dined on January 25, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Fabulous restaurant for an intimate dinner. The food is excellent, service is top notch and the ambiance is elegant

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IA
Toronto
1 review
Dined on January 20, 2019
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

Quickly became a favourite. Warm, friendly, welcoming, the service is great and so is the food

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JJ
Toronto
36 reviews
Dined on January 9, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

A birthday celebration..the perfect setting. Our waiter was wonderful and of course the food was delicious. We had the cioppino with great lobster, shrimp, clams, mussels and white fish with a tomato broth that was to die for. We have been there many tines in the past and have never been disappointed. We’ll be back. The atmosphere is very cozy.

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HC
Salt Lake City
2 reviews
Dined on January 5, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We celebrated my wife's birthday and couldn't have asked for a more perfect evening of dining. Our server Anthony was exceptional in service, food selection, and being personable; we wish there were more like him. Our meal was very delicious with good serving size, as were the desert selections. The Duck Pond Pinot Noir from Oregon in the US is highly recommended, we totally enjoyed that wine.

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t
Tampa
11 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2019
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

New Years Eve dining - staff were attentive, food was great and above all, didn’t feel rushed.

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KR
Los Angeles
20 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

This was a truly wonderful dining experience - just perfect.
The table was quiet and intimate. The service was extraordinary. The wine was extraordinary (at only $48 /bottle, it was an excellent Pinot Grigio - my work takes me to Napa Valley almost every week - while I’m not a wine connoisseur, I can recognize a great wine. I had the cioppino, and it was the best cioppino I’ve ever had, truly excellent.

If there were 6 stars available, this would be 6 star restaurant.

I would HIGHLY recommend this restaurant to anyone.

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RM
1 review
Dined on December 30, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great service from you enter the door.Excellent food and the waiter seem quite familiar with the menu and provide very useful advice on both food and wine. A very clean and comfortable feel to this restaurant.

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NV
Orlando
2 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

Always an enjoyable meal with great food, ambiance and service.

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T
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We really enjoyed our dinner. The ambiance was quiet and refined. The waiter was very friendly. The food was delicious and was good value. I would recommend Michael's Back Door.

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A
Toronto
150 reviews
Dined on December 27, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We haven't been to Michael's Back Door in a long time but I don't know why....it's wonderful. The staff are all very friendly, very efficient and work extremely well together. The food was also great. The veal was excellent and there was no problem at all substituting pasta for the vegetables. They also have some nice half bottles of wine which is good when your'e driving. Highly recommend.

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JV
1 review
Dined on December 23, 2018
Overall 4Food 3Service 5Ambience 4

Hidden Gem in Mississauga, service & environment is excellent.

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D
Toronto
1 review
Dined on December 21, 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 1Ambience 4

My friends and I enjoyed our meal but the service wasn’t good our waiter continually told us how busy he was going to be, then how busy he was while serving us we were not offered a second drink from our waiter throughout the meal only coffee at the end.
We would come back to the restaurant but would have to request a different server

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KC
1 review
Dined on December 14, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

The owner made a point, once we told him this was our first visit, to check in periodically to make sure we were happy. Wait staff great. Food amazing. Highly recommend Provimi veal.

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R
Naples
34 reviews
Dined on December 12, 2018
Overall 4Food 5Service 5Ambience 3

Carlos was very friendly, careful and professional.

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OT
1 review
Dined on December 10, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

It’s our tradition to celebrate our wedding anniversary at Michaels Backdoor, been there many, many, times.

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HC
1 review
Dined on December 10, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Carlos our waiter was the best knew just what we needed

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SD
New York Area
27 reviews
Dined on December 9, 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

The one thing that stands out is their level of service. Servers are friendly, knowledgable but not overbearing. Always good quality in terms of the food and some interesting specials. That night we had the seafood pasta which is always good and one of the specials which was the wild boar. The boar was tasty but a little overcooked for my liking. Excellent wine list at reasonable prices. The capris a salad to start was very good only wish that the tomatoes are a little riper but it seems to be an issue with all restaurants this time of year.

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OT
Toronto
1 review
Dined on December 7, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Very pleasing surroundings.

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OT
London
2 reviews
Dined on December 6, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Excellent food. Excellent service. Thanks Carlos!

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

Very good restaurant ,food is excellent and the staff are amazing
They do everything to please you

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JB
Toronto
1 review
Dined on December 2, 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

We have been several times now since moving to the area and we love having this restaurant in our neighbourhood....comfortable, friendly, great food and excellent service.

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ET
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on December 1, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

The food is to die for. Loved every mouthful. Server was terrific. Will definitely be back.

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EG
1 review
Dined on December 1, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

One of the best restaurants in the GTA ... very friendly owner/manager, unpretentious, excellent food, reasonable prices, nice professional service ... high value relative to similar places in downtown Toronto and NYC ... worth a drive to Clarkson ... will be back!

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l
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on November 30, 2018
Overall 4Food 5Service 3Ambience 5

Overall a good experience. The food was excellent and we were accommodated in a lovely private room for our party of 8. The only reason I gave 4/5 is that this restaurant is not family friendly or accessible which I think is unacceptable. There is no change table for a child so I had to change my baby on the floor of the restaurant. Thankfully we were in a private room, otherwise I don't know what I would have done, as I wouldn't have changed him on the bathroom floor... not that what we did was any better. Also not accessible to anyone with mobility limitations, which is even more unacceptable.

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PM
Montreal
1 review
Dined on November 25, 2018
Overall 4Food 2Service 4Ambience 3

This restaurant was fine but not exceptional. It was for a friend's birthday and she enjoyed the risotto dish she had and it was nice that she wasn't charged for dessert. Maybe I just chose badly but the pasta special at $24.95 a plate with just a small amount of chicken in an ordinary sauce just wasn't worth it.

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F
Toronto
6 reviews
Dined on November 25, 2018
Overall 3Food 3Service 3Ambience 3

Food was generally good. The duck special was good but required a steak knife to cut the meat rather than the supplied dinner knife.

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BR
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on November 24, 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 3

Very good food and service. Our table was next to the window and it was a tad chilly. The room could use more lighting as we had trouble reading the menu and actually seeing the food on our plates.

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VS
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on November 18, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Really a nice place. Welcoming staff, the food was amazing. Overall a very nice experience. Would definitely recommend to people who like Italian cuisine.

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SC
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on November 18, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We went to Michael's Back Door for my birthday celebration. The first time we went to this restaurant, it was my youngest son's birthday dinner. We enjoyed the food, the service and ambience that we went back this time for my birthday dinner. We will be going back for more celebrations at this restaurant.

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WS
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on November 18, 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

Always great. Service ia good and friendly staff and yummy food

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