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Steps away from the King Edward Hotel, Toronto’s financial, business, theatre, shopping and culinary districts. Carisma offers something a little different.
With a long history of being in the business, including restaurants such as Il Mulino and Barolo, Carisma prides itself on offering impeccable real Italian food and quality service.
Carisma epitomizes the overall dining experience. Whether it is a drink at the bar, or a culinary journey where you enjoy food with your senses first. It is a place where you feel at home and coming for years, even if its your first time.
Hours of Operation:
Monday - Friday: 12:00pm - 2:30pm
Monday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 11:00pm
CAN$31 to CAN$50
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
Please contact CARISMA directly or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org for details on Catering.
Parking is available on the street as well as next door in a public lot.
King St. Subway Station
Allan Hilario & Andy Szeto
Bar Dining, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking, Wine
Carisma Ratings and Reviews
Service is impeccable and the food is very good. The lunch crowd was predominately businessmen, but even our table of 3 women was very well taken care of.
Great place for a fun dinner; entertaining and attentive staff and hearty meals. Great place for veal in several different dishes. Pricy but good value. A little loud but you can still have a conversation (just don't talk about anything too private). Delicious food. I will certainly return.
Mother daughter trip to Toronto and we went to Carisma. Food was delicious and the service was perfect. Felt very welcome like family and left with hugs. We had the buffalo mozzarella salad, seared scallops, and veal stuffed ravioli. All was very good. The wine list was extensive and had something for everyone and in every budget. We will come back when we are in Toronto again.
My friends and I were celebrating a birthday and at the last minute selected Carisma for a late dinner. I have to say they did not disappoint. Food was amazing the staff was very attentive. Treated us like family. Most certainly will be going back.
It was very special. Will never forget the night and the wild boar was delicious. Took the gnocchi to go, both excellent choices.
Had a great experience with a great meal..Service was good, food was great..Not the cheapest place to eat in town, but the value and quality was worth the spend for sure...
Excellent service and ambience.Very busy and lively.Main cours was disappointing with fish slightly undercooked and veal special was a bit tough.Aps and deserts were very good.As most places in Toronto,wine list was extensive but overpriced.
Would not rate it 12 in the city.
The tasting menu that was suggested was fantastic along with the wine pairing.
Amazing...as always. Not cheap...but great food and a wonderful wine list. 5 stars everytime!
I randomly googled a place downtown and picked this is my first finding...and I couldn’t be happier! The food was unbelievable and the ENTIRE staff was charming and can charismatic ;) they all instantly made you feel at home.
Highly, highly recommended
Dinning at Carisma's was a very enjoyable experience. I would recommend Carisma's to anyone looking for great Italian food.
My wife and I dined here before the theatre on our date night.
Food was excellent. Service by Ricardo & Francesca was beyond excellent.
The staff and owners really make you feel like you are family, even though I have only been there a couple of times.
We had such a good dinner we went back for a nightcap after the show.
Carisma, came highly recommended and did not disappoint .
We had a early Pre Theater dinner and everything was perfect. Food, service, just everything was great.
Go! You won't be disappointed
OMG.I had the pasta cooked in butter with blue truffles and I can say it was a grest choice. I would definitely recommend this restaurant🍝
Quiet, cozy, romantic, and amazing food
What a wonderful dining experience. Everything was beyond expectation, the food, the staff, and the staff interaction, the atmosphere, just a fantastic time. Can’t say enough nice things, my wife and I look forward to our next outing. Just can’t wait to get back. A special place. Cheers!
Attentive and friendly service, great food. Good for both business and personal
Sincerely, after reading the comments I was expecting more. I had the "risotto ai porcino" and it was underseasoned and a bit bland and almost no funghi porcino flavor. I also had burrata, and it was great with the rosmarino bread.
we've been often and have never been disappointed food and service exceptional
The food was excellent and the service was great. Would definitely go there again.
Tried because of great reviews and we were not disappointed
Delicious, authentic meal. Our waiter was highly knowledgeable and helped us make our choices. Will definitely return!
The restaurant is beautiful and the food is great. Although the service felt very rushed as if they wanted us in and out as quickly as possible.
Being from out of town, I wanted to go with a safe meal - Italian. The quality of the meal here was fantastic and the service was the best I have had in a long time. Our waiter was very attentive even though he had a big party he was dealing with and seemed extremely calm the entire time. Hats off to them for having great staff and fantastic food.
Great food and service. Would definitely go back to try more of their great menu!
Amazing experience! Will definitely be going back! Food and drinks were phenomenal, some of the best dishes we have had! Loved the decor and atmosphere. Service was outstanding and the owner Marggie was absolutely lovely!
Incredible/amazing/out of this world. You simply don't find service like this anymore. The serving staff were passionate and genuinly seemed to care. No attention to detail over looked!
Food was incredible. Best meal ever. So fresh and flavourful. Love the charming quiet atmosphere and the proximity to everything. So happy my google search led me to this treasure! Highly recommend and we will be back next time visiting Toronto.
I've been telling everyone I know about this place, hands down the best dining experience I've ever had!!!
Went to dinner with a friend we were late as we were stuck and traffic and they were good enough to hold our table. Ordered grilled calamari to start which I sent back right away as Icouldn't even swallow the first bite I had taken. It was so chewy and extremely fishy! Ordered the ghocchi for main, pasta was very fresh flavour was ok. Had chocolate cake for desert it was the best part of the whole meal, wine was good too!
Waiter was great, our table all had a good time.
This is an Italian gem! It has a dramatic dark interior with lovely accents of crystal and glass. The service was impeccable and the food was perfect. They even offer gluten free pasta options.
Great place.......busy and lots on the go. Nice evening out. Friendly and knowledgeable staff.
A very enjoyable evening. Good food and efficient and friendly service.
Great dinner and outstanding service from Debbie. The food was fresh and delicious
After reading reviews and ratings, we were expecting this place to be excellent and at best it's average for a fine dining Italian restaurant with those prices.
We loved it! Great food/great wine! Our server was awesome! Loved the atmosphere. I don't mind a loud restaurant....
Highly recommend. We'll be back!
It's an accomplished restaurant but it is ridiculous the way they rush you. We had a cocktail, an appetizer and a main and they were rushing us out the door in less than an hour. Inappropriate for a $200 meal. We both went to the washroom at the end and they had the table set up for the next sitting by the time we came back. A good restaurant knows how to pace a meal. That didn't happen in this case. I certainly would not go back.
Simply amazing, food, place, service.
Waiters gave us the best service. I went with my girlfriend for our first date and it was awesome, we decide to come back 6 months after and nothing change, everything was amazing again.
Our group of four had a fantastic time. Everyone raved about the meals.
I was in Toronto for a conference and took a business associate here for dinner based on a recommendation from one of the conference attendees. I also checked out reviews online, which were -for the most part - pretty good. Well, the short version of my review is "dark, loud and underwhelming." It was just not a pleasant experience. The place was packed, which made me optimistic, despite the noise level and black walls that made the space feel rather cave-like. I don't like the wait staff to be too talky or familiar, but I expect to come away feeling like the person who took care of me wanted me to have a pleasant experience. Our waiter seemed uninterested. I had the caprese and the veal limone. The caprese was adequate, though I get better buffalo mozzarella in my local grocery store. The lemon in the veal limone sauce had a bitter taste to it, which didn't make the dish a winner on any level. Needless to say, next time I am in Toronto, I will not be rushing back to Carisma.
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