At first glance when you walk into Ballo Italian Restaurant at Mohegan Sun Casino you think you’ve just entered a century-old gothic castle! The whole place is just amazing and these pics certainly don’t do it justice. From the super high arches and gorgeous corinthian pillars to the beautiful lighting and an amazing menu, this my friends is my kind of dining!We began our culinary adventure with fun cocktails. Our beyond great waiter suggested the ‘Ballo Limonata’ which was quite refreshing and then I moved on to a ‘Peach Bellini’ to soften my palette. Next on our radar were one of my favorite appetizers, Calamari Fritti and these gorgeous Arancini Risotto Fritters. The super delectable Buffalo Mozzarella with Roasted Asparagus was a nice change from the norm.Of all the dishes I picked, the one I absolutely loved the most was this amazing Mista salad with chickpeas; the lemony Arugula salad with pine nuts wasn’t too shabby either!We moved on to surf meals. Scallops & Shrimp on Polenta was my choice while the Mr. ordered the Organic Scottish Salmon.One other dish I will rave about is this amazing Brussels Sprouts with Pancetta & Honey. OMG! I don’t care how many tries it will take but I know I will be making this dish at home, guaranteed. Hands down the best sprouts I’ve ever had!And onto the desserts. No meal is ever complete without sweets. The Affogato was awesome, check out my own recipe here, the Zeppoles were perfect and a little box of Cannolis was the perfect take home treat!Ann Taylor dress | J. Crew necklace | Ann Taylor pumps
Ballo Italian Restaurant
Monday – Thursday
4:00pm – 10:00pm
4:00pm – 1:00am
(Serving until 11:00pm)
Noon – 2:00am
(Serving until Midnight)
Noon – 10:00pm
Friday & Saturday Late Night Menu
Midnight – 1:00am
NIGHTLIFE & LATE-NIGHT DINING
BALLO offers a truly Outstanding Late-night Dining, Cocktail & VIP Experience.
BALLO Italian resembles a Gothic abbey built in the 12th century located in the hills of Tuscany. The sheer magnitude of the space fits perfectly with the evolving grandeur and elegance of Mohegan Sun and its connection to nature. The stunning lounge features cozy couches with low cocktail tables, lush carpets and dim lighting for an even more intimate experience. Situated underneath the grand arches with antique lighting, the lounge as well as the beautiful marble bar, are perfect for enjoying some mouthwatering late night eats & their truly exceptional signature cocktails.
Special thanks to Mohegan Sun Casino & Ballo Restaurant for hosting an amazing dinner. All opinions are strictly my own.