BALLO ITALIAN RESTAURANT
It was a roller coaster kind of week, emotionally and physically. I needed to pause, let my hair down, and be surrounded by the things that make me happy… DIVINE FOOD and everything Tuscany. I could hear Ballo Italian Restaurant calling my name. As my friend Alex in Germany would say “I MUST submit.”
Reminiscent of the San Galgano monastery (one the most important religious monuments and most Gothic style monasteries in Tuscany Italy), Ballo Italian exudes a sumptuous feeling of medieval mysteries harmonized with elegant Italian-American flair. Once you have entered the beautiful reception, be prepared to immerse yourself with soft glittering lights, dramatic arches, sophisticated service and impressive menu.
Soon as I sat down, I immediately knew that this would be another remarkable night at Ballos. Wayne, our tall and handsome waiter eloquently introduced himself, but my response was, “COFFEE PLEASE!” Served in an illy porcelain cup and a pot all to myself, a promise of bliss awaits in every sip as I scanned through the extensive selection of the mouthwatering menu.
FOOD and DRINKS
The generous portions and elegant gourmet complemented the relaxed and intimate atmosphere. Complete with specialty cocktails and a remarkable wine selection, Ballo is sure to impress – living up to my high expectations and delivering a memorable dining experience.
It was sheer bliss from the first bite of prosciutto to the last spoonful of Valrhona chocolate cake. When Wayne mentioned “Valrhona”, no joke, I asked him at least 5x to repeat that word, making sure that I was hearing it right. I never had a Valrhona dessert in Connecticut. I either get in NYC or France. I must have done something right to be rewarded with my favorite chocolate treat.
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Though the mouthwatering New York steak and swordfish steak were noteworthy, what really made the experience pleasurable was the expert service from Wayne and the rest of the staff. Their attentiveness, friendliness and utmost professionalism underscore a polished dining experience.
When visiting New England, Mohegan Sun or you simply want to unwind and indulge with exceptional culinary delights, BALLO IS A MUST! It will surely leave a timeless impression that will keep you coming back for more.
Guess what? I’m already planning on going back this August to have that Valrhona chocolate cake again, and again, and again. Also to try the FLAMING CHEESE WHEEL – pasta cooked in a wheel of Grana Padano cheese. I can’t wait to find out if it’s as good or better than the one I had in Rome, Miami and Manila. Oh yeah, I’m setting the bar high for Ballo.
Ballo Italian is located in Mohegan Sun Casino – one of the largest casinos in the US, and Connecticut’s destination for gaming, dining, entertainment, shopping, luxury accommodation and more.
For Reservations, Private Dining or Catering Inquiries call 860.862.1100
Mohegan Sun Casino
1 Mohegan Sun Blvd.,
Uncasville, CT 06382
Open Table Diner’s Choice #1 2011-2016!
Best Service – Best Italian – Most Booked – Best Ambiance – Notable Wine List
Friday 4pm-11pm (open til 1am)
Saturday 12pm-12am (open til 2am)