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“one of very few restaurants open on long weekend Monday! Very pleasantly surprised to find this jem!!” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Michael's Back Door Restaurant

Michael's Back Door Restaurant
1715 Lakeshore Rd W, Mississauga, Ontario, Canada
(905) 822-5751
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Ranked #31 of 1,414 Restaurants in Mississauga
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $30 - $30
Cuisines: Italian, International
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Good for: Families with children
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Cross street: Clarkson Road North
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.
Description: Established in 1981, Michael"s Back Door Restaurant has been providing Mississauga and the GTA with award winning cuisine and professional, courteous service, in a warm, comfortable atmosphere. Principle owners, Michael Morra and his son Michael Jr, along with partners, executive chef Stephan Waespi and Mario Della Savia, invite you to experience creative Italian, Continental fare offering the freshest ingredients and a variety of rare wines. Whether you are looking for a quick, casual meal, a romantic night out or a group dinner, Michael's Back Door has the perfect "OpenTable" for you.
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“one of very few restaurants open on long weekend Monday! Very pleasantly surprised to find this jem!!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2013

I often can't find duck on a menu anywhere but this place had it. It was cooked to perfection and if it wasn't for the waiters suggestion I would have never noticed it on the menu because its in Italian. We will be back!

  • Visited July 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
      Food
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Mississauga, ON
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16 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Top Shelf”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2013

This is a house of cuisine. It starts with the service and ends with the dessert and coffee. There is nothing on the menu which would be a disappointment. A real experience.

Visited November 2012
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Thank NB1632
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Toronto
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Could Use Some Customer Service Help & Better Wine list”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2013

First visit, we live in Mississauga and wanted Italian for dinner, our favorite Alioli was closed for a private function so we decided to try Michael's.

First impression... they need to update the decor, from the moment you walk in from the back parking lot it screams 80's. Made reservations, were brought directly to our table back window facing... the same back parking lot.

Wanted to order wine, noticed the wine list was limited to a coupe of specific wines mostly Mc Manis? They must get these at a great price as the waiter pushes them, stating to all guests.. "you cannot get this at the liquor store"-which is nice if the wine is fabulous, which it is not.
Many guests like to see some familiar wines that they have consumed and understand there is a mark up when you are out. I find their strategy is to mark up even more knowing their customers cannot price compare, unfortunately the wine they have chosen is not good enough.

Appetizers were part of their lobster special (on until June) we had a dietary restriction at our table which we made very clear, no mayo, no butter and nothing fried. First dish had mayo of course, not an issue, he made a mistake, it was replaced. Main course was ordered, the diet limitations were reviewed, dish came out with butter and fried... but to quote the server "only a little" after he was told there could be absolutely no butter. The funny thing is he never offered to replace anything, so the food was left uneaten and we couldn't wait to leave.
Our dishes remained on the table from the appetizer course never picked up. Our water after 2 requests were never re-filled.

We would have overlooked the decor and ambience had the food and service been good, however that was not the case.

They charge far too much for what you get in all the above categories.

  • Visited May 2013
    • 1 of 5 stars
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    • 1 of 5 stars
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    • 1 of 5 stars
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    • 3 of 5 stars
      Food
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Mississauga, Ontario, Canada
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3 restaurant reviews
“Good food, but slightly pricey.”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2013

The food here is always good, varied menu and lots of fresh items. However, the service is not consistent and the prices are slightly over average for fine dining.

Visited February 2013
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Mississauga, Ontario, Canada
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
“Only one thing to say: Angel Hair Lobster Pasta”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2013

Over the years - the little lady and I have been to MBD many times. We went with friends in early January - and results were mixed; I went with the Lobster pasta - this is their signature dish and is spectacular!
My wife had the sea bass - and was disappointed - very oily; our friends had a daily special - and were also not terribly impressed.
Service was excellent as always!

  • Visited January 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars
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    • 3 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
      Food
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Thank Paul V
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