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About Carisma

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.

Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Italian

Hours of Operation:


Lunch:

Monday - Friday: 12:00pm - 2:30pm


Dinner:

Monday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 11:00pm


Sunday: Closed

Cross Street:
Yonge St.

Dress Code:
Smart Casual

Price Range:
CAN$31 to CAN$50

Payment Options:
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(416) 864-7373

Website:
http://www.carismarestaurant.com/

Catering:
Please contact CARISMA directly or email us at info@carismarestaurant.com for details on Catering.

Parking Details:
Parking is available on the street as well as next door in a public lot.

Public Transport:
King St. Subway Station

Executive Chef:
Allan Hilario & Andy Szeto

Additional:
Bar Dining, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking, Wine

Carisma Ratings and Reviews

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4.6

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
Food

4.6

Service

4.7

Ambience

4.4

Value

4.2

Noise

Moderate

89% would recommend it to a friend

Good for a Date (43)
Special Occasion (43)
Romance (38)
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Authentic (34)
Good for Anniversaries (32)
Business Meals (25)
Notable Wine List (25)
Good for Birthdays (24)
Neighbourhood Gem (23)
Cozy (20)
Fit for Foodies (18)
Pre/post-theatre (15)
Creative Cuisine (14)
Lunch (12)
Group Bookings (11)
Casual (10)
Fun (10)
Quiet Conversation (10)
Hot Spot (9)
Tasting Menu (8)
Worth the Drive (8)
Bar Seating (7)
Comfort Food (7)
People Watching (5)
Late-Night Find (4)
Local Ingredients (4)
Vibrant Bar Scene (4)
Handcrafted Cocktails (3)
Happy Hour (3)
Healthy (3)
Good Vegetarian Options (3)
Organic (2)
Sunday Lunch (2)
Afternoon Coffee (1)
Gluten-Free Options (1)
Paleo-Friendly (1)
Seasonal (1)
Tapas (1)
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Food5
Ambience4
Service4
Value4

 
·Dined 2 days ago

Very good food, but a bit noisy and pricey. Still, I will go again.

Tags: Comfort Food
Food5
Ambience3
Service5
Value4

 
 (Toronto)·Dined 2 days ago

Dinner was very good and service truly outstanding. The restaurant was extremely noisy and it was hard to have a conversation

Food3
Ambience3
Service3
Value2

 
 (New Orleans)·Dined 4 days ago

The food was all right but somewhat overpriced for the quantity and quality

Food4
Ambience4
Service5
Value4

 
·Dined 4 days ago

Excellent service and great food. Loud environment but that is part of the feel.

Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value5

 
 (Toronto)·Dined 6 days ago

Absolutely terrific restaurant. The food is genuine Italian of the highest quality accompanied by a fantastic wine list to choose from. I always love coming here and cannot speak highly enough of the quality. Carisma is unequivocally the best Italian restaurant in Toronto.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Cozy, Romantic, Good for a Date, Authentic, Good for Anniversaries, Worth the Drive
Food4
Ambience4
Service5
Value4

vip
 (Toronto)·Dined on February 10, 2018

Charming restaurant, good food and fantastic service - what’s not to love?! I’ll be back!

Food4
Ambience4
Service5
Value4

 
 (Toronto)·Dined on February 10, 2018

Celebrated Valentine's early with my partner here on a saturday night. Our server Debby was very friendly and attentive and all the staff treated us very well. The food was very good and the highlight was the nutella creme brulee. I would definitely go back. It's an expensive restaurant so maybe for another special occaision!

Tags: Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies, Authentic, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Anniversaries, Business Meals, Good for a Date, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Comfort Food, Quiet Conversation
Food4
Ambience4
Service4
Value4

 
 (Toronto)·Dined on February 10, 2018

Excellent selection of wines. Warm and inviting atmosphere. The service was entertaining, engaging and excellent.
The food is very good - simple, authentic and delicious.

Tags: Romantic, Worth the Drive, Special Occasion, Authentic
Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value5

 
·Dined on February 10, 2018

Wonderful food, attentive and prompt service, cozy and romantic atmosphere. Our favourite Toronto restaurant.

Tags: Casual, Cozy, Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Authentic, Pre/post Theatre, Good for Anniversaries, Quiet Conversation, Romantic
Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value5

vip
 (Vancouver)·Dined on February 10, 2018

This place is great. Truly Italian. Service is fantastic. I go here once a year when I come to time. Wouldn’t miss it.

Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value5

 
 (Toronto)·Dined on February 9, 2018

Incredible food and service.

Food5
Ambience4
Service5
Value4

 
·Dined on February 9, 2018

Wonderful food and staff

Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value5

 
·Dined on February 3, 2018

My very first Carisma experience is one I will NEVER forget!!! Everyone was so very welcoming!! It felt like family! Our server Debbie was OUTSTANDING!!! The food was out of this world and the wine was delicious!!! Thank you all so much. We are very much looking forward to coming back!!!

Tags: Cozy, Good for Anniversaries, Fun, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Worth the Drive, Notable Wine List
Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value5

 
·Dined on February 3, 2018

Another fantastic experience at Carisma. The staff is warm and welcoming, attentive, and knowledgeable. The food is delicious. The wine selection is extensive. I will continue to dine at Carisma for years to come.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Comfort Food, Cozy, Special Occasion, Romantic, Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date
Food3
Ambience3
Service3

vip
 (Montreal)·Dined on February 3, 2018

Not worthy of its top Italian restaurant in Toronto. Food was average all the plates came with virtually the same sides.for what it cos I would do elsewhere

Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value5

vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on January 31, 2018

The best Italian food in the city

Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value4

 
 (Toronto)·Dined on January 30, 2018

The best food and staff!!
Truffle pasta and beef tenderloin were amazing. Great cocktail list and the servers are super attentive. The atmosphere is perfect for a date night. This was our 3rd time there and we will definitely be back:)

Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value5

 
 (Toronto)·Dined on January 29, 2018

Was here close to closing but had a great dinning with my other half, staffs are friendly and really down to earth, zero complains and will definitely come back!

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Neighborhood Gem, Late-night Find, Good for a Date, Romantic, People Watching, Tasting Menu, Cozy
Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value5

 
 (Toronto)·Dined on January 29, 2018

Amazing food, excellent service... what more could a girl ask for?

Tags: Business Meals, Romantic, Authentic, Fit for Foodies, Quiet Conversation, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Neighborhood Gem
Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value5

vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 27, 2018

We are always greeted as friends! Our dining experience here is second to none for us in Toronto! Adriano makes sure we have a great bottle of wine and the best of the food ! The veal liver was outstanding, perfect cut, no sinews, cooked perfectly. Always our best night out when in TO!

Food4
Ambience4
Service4
Value3

 
 (Toronto)·Dined on January 27, 2018

Staff very attentive. We had a private, cozy table at the back. The atmosphere is lively/fun maybe due to the fact that it was full and there was a very large group near us. The appetizers were a little underwhelming, just average but good. Mains, we had 3 different pastas they were all very good, not sure if they make the pasta fresh at the restaurant, I forgot to ask. We had wine by the glass, very pricey, we didn't want a bottle because we were going somewhere after but the bottles were really expensive too, I would say more costly then a fine dining restaurant.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Hot Spot, Authentic, Cozy, Good for Birthdays, Good for Groups, Comfort Food, Fun
Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value5

vip
 (Toronto)·Dined on January 27, 2018

Always amazing food

Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value3

 
 (Toronto)·Dined on January 26, 2018

Great food and service is impeccable.
On the expensive side, for the food you get but but great if u want amazing Italian food and ok with paying more for it.

Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value5

 
 (Toronto)·Dined on January 25, 2018

The food was outstanding and the staff were lovely. Glad I came here to celebrate our special occasion.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Business Meals
Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value5

 
 (Toronto)·Dined on January 21, 2018

Second time going to Carisma. The ambience is spectacular. Soft music in the background, you can actually make meaningful conversation with whomever you’re with. Romantic yet functional spot!

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Authentic, Pre/post Theatre
Food5
Ambience4
Service5
Value4

 
 (Toronto)·Dined on January 21, 2018

The service and staff were great!! Great wine recommendations 🍾

Food5
Ambience4
Service5
Value5

 
 (Toronto)·Dined on January 20, 2018

Our waiter was phenomenal!!

Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value5

 
 (Toronto)·Dined on January 19, 2018

What a pleasant surprise. The food was sublime. The service was jovial, entertaining and oh so professional. The waiters take great pride in what they do. None of the usual “ I just am doing this until I find what I want to do” My wife and I will go back again for sure.

Tags: Special Occasion
Food4
Ambience4
Service5
Value4

 
 (Toronto)·Dined on January 19, 2018

Good food. Attentive service. Convenient location. Friendly atmosphere.

Tags: Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Tasting Menu
Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value5

 
 (Atlantic Canada)·Dined on January 17, 2018

Another fantastic Carisma experience. I have had the pleasure of dining at Carisma four times and have never been disappointed. The food, service, atmosphere are always amazing. We enjoyed the Carisma salad and the pasta and clams. Both were excellent.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Business Meals
Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value5

vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on January 13, 2018

I absolutely love Carisma. It’s my favourite Italian restaurant in town. The service, the food, the ambiance are incomparable.

Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value4

 
 (Toronto)·Dined on January 13, 2018

Considering it was our first time at Carisma, we didn’t know what to expect but were inevitably blown away by the food and service. Definitely the hot, new Italian spot in the city and well worth the drive. Make your reservations in advance and try to make it before the end of truffle season!

Tags: Seasonal, Notable Wine List, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Hot Spot, Worth the Drive, Business Meals, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Bar Seating, Authentic
Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value5

 
 (Toronto)·Dined on January 12, 2018

Carisma is always amazing. The staff are friendly and knowledgeable and make you feel instantly welcome. It's a small place (vs. a big chain restaurant) so is much more intimate. The food was delicious as always - burrata, scallops, lamb, sea bass, monkfish and osso buco were all consumed - every last bite! I would recommend Carisma to anyone, anytime!

Tags: Business Meals, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Comfort Food
Food5
Ambience4
Service5
Value4

 
 (Toronto)·Dined on January 12, 2018

The pasta was fresh and the service was excellent. Overall a great meal and experience.

Tags: Business Meals, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date
Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value4

 
 (Toronto)·Dined on January 9, 2018

Amazing service, very friendly staff, very accommodating to children, great specials menu...highly recommend

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date
Food5
Ambience4
Service4
Value4

 
 (Toronto)·Dined on January 7, 2018

Amazing service

Food5
Ambience4
Service5
Value5

vip
 (Las Vegas)·Dined on January 5, 2018

Everything was excellent!

Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value5

 
 (Toronto)·Dined on January 3, 2018

Amazing food and great service! I definitely would return to this place.

Tags: Authentic, Cozy, Notable Wine List, Romantic
Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value4

 
 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 31, 2017

We have spent our time on New Years Eve at Carisma and it was amazing at every point! Great food, great service and very personal!

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Hot Spot
Food4
Ambience5
Service4
Value5

 
 (Toronto)·Dined on December 28, 2017

The waitress got our apetizers wrong but we didn't say anything. The mushroom soup was ok. The pasta with the lobster was fine too. I liked the ambiance. Maybe it wasn't a lucky evening, try it out yourself!

Tags: Good for a Date

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