Carisma

4.7
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1129 reviews
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CAN$31 to CAN$50
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Italian
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.
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What 1129 People Are Saying
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4.7based on recent ratings
4.7
Food
4.7
Service
4.7
Ambience
4.4
Value
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92% of people would recommend it to a friend
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sups
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

New fav spot!

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Peter
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Service was really quick, a little too quick. The food was delicious

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jeffK
Toronto
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience4

Food was spectacular. Strange to say but food arrived to quickly for a non-business dinner.

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AndrewH
Toronto
1 review
Dined on September 14, 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Appetizers and main course were fantastic. Their homemade gnocchi was the most tender I've ever had. My only complaint is that the chocolate molten cake was slightly overcooked, and therefore was not very molten at all. Other than that it was a delicious meal.

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LatonyaB
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great Experience and Great People.
I can’t forget to also mention how good the food is. 😁

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OpenTable Diner
Toronto
1 review
Dined on September 5, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Very kind waitress and amazing ambience. Food was very delicious

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OpenTable Diner
London
2 reviews
Dined on September 2, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Restaurant was extremely clean. We sat on the patio which was beautifully arranged with European feeling furniture, and white tents with little white lights.
Staff was super friendly, knowledgeable, and conscientious. The food was absolutely delicious. You must try the Branzino and the risotto! Wow. First visit,, but will definitely return!
Thank you Carisma!

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sarahc
Toronto
1 review
Dined on September 1, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food and great staff. Had a wonderful lunch on the patio.

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vipFrankS
Toronto
20 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

By far the best Italian restaurant in the downtown core great staff

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Locals
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2020
Overall3Food3Service4Ambience2

We found several of the dishes under seasoned. The two veal dishes were a bit tough. An heirloom salad that was raved about by the server turned out to be nothing special. The ricotta zucchini flowers were awesome. The tiramisu was very good.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Absolutely fantastic- best service and food we have had in a long time! We will be back!

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vipAliy
Toronto
1 review
Dined on August 24, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Excellent food and service, as always. We were on the sidewalk patio and the servers were diligent about hygiene and spacing

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vipFrankS
Toronto
20 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Best dining spot for Italian food in the downtown core a must visit

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HeatherG
1 review
Dined on August 22, 2020
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience5

Food was great, ambience was great. We sat outside and very much enjoyed the set up. Great cocktails, wine selection, and menu.

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Bellissimo
1 review
Dined on August 21, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Absolutely amazing experience at Carisma. The people are nice and the food was delicious!!

Thank you for a great evening - 3 ladies (Friday night)

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vipFrankS
Toronto
20 reviews
Dined on August 19, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Best spot in the city food is outstanding great service in a nice ambiance

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GaleG
Toronto
5 reviews
Dined on August 19, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

This was our second visit in two weeks. First time for dinner. The other day for lunch. Food was excellent both times. Our favourite place in our neighbourhood.

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MahdiI
Toronto
8 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent choice
Lovely atmosphere
Great food

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nataliep
Toronto
1 review
Dined on August 15, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Food & service was excellent! Will definitely be back

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Elizabeth
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on August 15, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

One of the best experiences I’ve had in a longtime. The food flow was perfect there was never a time our food came too early before we finished a course nor did it come to late. The drinks were great we tried about 3 on the menu, and the server was attentive replicating our drinks before they were empty. Great experience, I truly recommend.

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vipbonvivant
Toronto
14 reviews
Dined on August 15, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Saturday dinner out with the family. The patio setup is lovely. Service and food excellent as always. We enjoyed the grilled calamari, Carisma salad, tuna tartare, gnocchi, veal limone and the Surf & Turf special. The desserts were amazing as well. Highly recommend!

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BrentonW
Melbourne / VIC
4 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Service level was perfect without feeling overdone. The food was outstanding and had great recommendations for wine. Thanks for a great evening.

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Jonathan
1 review
Dined on August 8, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing made in-house pasta and sauce. True sophisticated dining experience

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vipAlinaP
Italy
7 reviews
Dined on August 7, 2020
Overall4Food5Service3Ambience2

We enjoyed our family dinner. However, did not understand the way the terrace is constructed. Seemed kind of dangerous considering the fact that the tables were on the road and not entirely protected from passing by cars.

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vipRobertB
Naples
3 reviews
Dined on August 7, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

It was a wonderful evening celebrating the 50th wedding anniversary of my sister and husband. We dined al fresco on a beautiful evening. Our server Daniel was professional and very accommodating and everyone was thrilled with their menu choices. First time we have dined there but would definitely return

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vipOpenTable Diner
Toronto
1 review
Dined on August 6, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

I love going there. One of my absolute favorite Italian restaurants in the city.
Always up to customize your order and great suggestion.
The new sidewalk seating is good as well!

OT
OpenTable Diner
Montreal
1 review
Dined on August 3, 2020
Overall1Food1Service1Ambience1

Restaurant was not open when I arrived. Very poor customer service to allow people to make reservations when a restaurant is closed.

OT
vipOpenTable Diner
Toronto
1 review
Dined on August 3, 2020
Overall1Food1Service1Ambience1

I made reservations in advance. Came to the restaurant and restaurant was closed. 🤷🏻‍♀️

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Jsmal
Las Vegas
6 reviews
Dined on August 1, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Always spectacular. Food, service, etc...
Patio is nice on quiet street.

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NadiaA
Toronto
10 reviews
Dined on July 30, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Cheerful staff and beautiful atmosphere made this a very pleasant dining experiance

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MichelG
1 review
Dined on July 28, 2020
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience5

Very good service ! We really enjoy it !
We recommand it!

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vipShirleyM
Vancouver
7 reviews
Dined on July 28, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

As always the food, wine and service were superb. It was a perfect night and sitting on the patio was a welcome treat

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vipJDeb
Toronto
1 review
Dined on July 28, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

They made special accommodations for us and it was a lovely experience - a must go patio!

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vipSfizio
Toronto
24 reviews
Dined on July 25, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We were treated like royalty! Michael and his team helped us put dishes together as we wanted the full experience - antipasta, pasta and secondi. It was all delicious. I would highly recommend Carisma - especially for a special occasion. We had to open up our wallets a bit, but the entire experience was well worth it. Enjoy!

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woody
Toronto
6 reviews
Dined on July 23, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great restaurant with friendly staff.

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AnthonyC
1 review
Dined on July 23, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing service the owner was an incredible host. The food was to die for great experience all around 11/10

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OpenTable Diner
Toronto
1 review
Dined on July 18, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Best restaurant in Toronto

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SandraM
Toronto
1 review
Dined on July 17, 2020
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience4

Very delicious and the service was fantastic! Went here when the patio was open but looking forward to coming back one day when the restaurant opens back up.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Toronto
1 review
Dined on July 17, 2020
Overall2Food5Service3Ambience3

Some people working at restaurant did not wear masks. Food was great.

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vipRobboyko
Toronto
12 reviews
Dined on July 15, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great service and delicious food!

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