Michael's Back Door Restaurant

4.6
286 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!
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 286 People Are Saying
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4.6based on recent ratings
4.6
Food
4.8
Service
4.4
Ambience
4.4
Value
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98% of people would recommend it to a friend
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5.0Dined 3 days ago

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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5.0Dined on June 28, 2018

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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5.0Dined on June 24, 2018

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

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5.0Dined on June 23, 2018

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

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5.0Dined on June 18, 2018

Michael’s Is our favorite place to dine.

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5.0Dined on June 14, 2018

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

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5.0Dined on June 10, 2018

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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5.0Dined on June 9, 2018

Service and the food were great Specially our server Carlos

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5.0Dined on June 5, 2018

Great food. Excellent service

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5.0Dined on June 4, 2018

Great meal suggestions and service from Carlos. Thanks again!

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4.0Dined on June 4, 2018

Menu as always amazing. Special lobster Florentine was good -parts of the lobster dry .otherwise awesome!

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5.0Dined on June 2, 2018

A trusted restaurant with superb food combined with excellent service

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5.0Dined on June 1, 2018

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

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4.0Dined on May 29, 2018

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.

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4.0Dined on May 26, 2018

Dinner was great. I had asked to sit by the window, they did not accommodate. Disappointed about that

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5.0Dined on May 13, 2018

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.

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5.0Dined on May 11, 2018

The food and the service was exceptional, and it was evident that there was a lot of attention to detail. Highly recommended!

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5.0Dined on May 11, 2018

Great evening all around! We had a wonderful dinner with attentive service.
We would definitely recommend dining at this restaurant.

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5.0Dined on May 5, 2018

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.

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5.0Dined on May 5, 2018

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.

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5.0Dined on May 1, 2018

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!

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5.0Dined on May 1, 2018

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

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5.0Dined on April 28, 2018

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
Back Door.
Margaret Saltzmann

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5.0Dined on April 28, 2018

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

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5.0Dined on April 28, 2018

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.
Joe C.

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5.0Dined on April 20, 2018

Excellent and friendly service, with a humorous touch .
Liver done to perfection.

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5.0Dined on April 14, 2018

Food was amazing and also the serve was very polite

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4.0Dined on April 13, 2018

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.

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5.0Dined on April 11, 2018

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.

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4.0Dined on April 8, 2018

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.

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5.0Dined on April 7, 2018

Food was great. Great options to choose from. Nice wine list. Matt was our server and he did a very good job.

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5.0Dined on April 5, 2018

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.

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5.0Dined on March 31, 2018

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!

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5.0Dined on March 24, 2018

Excellent food and service. Been there multiple times and I have not been disappointed. Management is very friendly And approachable.

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5.0Dined on March 24, 2018

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

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4.0Dined on March 23, 2018

Neighborhood favorite. Consistent food & service. We will most definitely return.

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4.0Dined on March 22, 2018

Another fine meal at one of our fav restaurants

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5.0Dined on March 15, 2018

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.

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5.0Dined on March 13, 2018

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.

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5.0Dined on March 4, 2018

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

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