JCJ served as AOR in collaboration with Alvarez + Brock Design as Designer on this project. Ballo Italian Restaurant and Social Club is a 16,000 square foot dining venue located in the Casino of the Earth at Mohegan Sun Casino Resort. The soaring and dramatic space was designed to mimic the 12th Century Gothic abbey, San Galgano located in the hills of Tuscany. “BALLO,” which means dance in Italian, is also home to one of the most innovative late-night environments at Mohegan Sun.
Once in the high-impact, high-energy abbey-style space, guests enjoy a massive by-the-glass wine list, specialty BALLO cocktails and freshly prepared Italian fare from the open pantry while sitting in a cathedral-like room replete with Italian fixtures, fabrics and dramatic lighting.
Ballo is also a Three Star Certified Green Restaurant. To achieve the three star rating on the Green Restaurant Association’s point system, Ballo offers several green elements including: tap filtration system for water, recycling of glass, paper, aluminum, and cardboard, Energy Star qualified appliances, green building materials, proximity to public transportation and employee incentives to use public transportation, green lighting, recyclable paper towels and hand soap and green menu paper.
Inspired by the San Galgano Abbey in Tuscany, Ballo creates a destination dining experience that is both beautiful and environmentally friendly.
Move further into BALLO and visitors can sit at one of the largest carrera marble bars ever built or have dinner in the main dining area. Arches, stone, sensual draperies and bold materials accent an exuberant dining experience.