Carisma

4.7
1274 reviews
CAN$31 to CAN$50
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.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitising
  • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
Protective equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
  • Proof of vaccination required to dine indoors
What 1274 People Are Saying
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Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant
4.7based on recent ratings
4.6
Food
4.7
Service
4.7
Ambience
4.4
Value
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NormanR
Toronto
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent service and great food, we will be back.

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OpenTable Diner
Toronto
4 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The service was impeccable. And the food was so delicious. The lamb was PERFECT. I asked to be seated inside and was given a lovely spot with no questions asked. The waiter gave us attention throughout the meal and provide suggestions when asked. We had appetisers, 2 dinners, and dessert - all of them were fantastic but the lamb was PERFECT.

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SanazB
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Carisma is an amazing upscale Italian restaurant. The ambiance was amazing and the staff are so kind and caring. I would come back here anyday !

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VictoriaS
Vancouver
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Good was fantastic and service was excellent! Would go there again for another special occasion.

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Morg
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Friendly staff, excellent service, amazing food. I have never been more satisfied with a restaurant ever.

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KathyO
Atlantic Canada
1 review
Dined on September 14, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent service, delicious food beautifully presented, wonderful decor and ambience.

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AdrianV
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

My partner and I went here to celebrate our anniversary. There were multitude of things that turned this evening from amazing to extraordinary: the fantastic food, the elegant atmosphere, and the stunning decor. But my favourite would have to be our server Carlos — he was so incredibly attentive and was willing to go above and beyond to ensure we'd have the best evening, and we did. It was an overall superb experience and I would definitely come back. Can't say enough good things about this restaurant.

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MichaelT
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

One of the most enjoyable dining experiences ever. Food, cocktails and ambience was excellent but it was the overall service that put it over the top.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Toronto
4 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing food and service!

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vipRobboyko
Toronto
16 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

DELICIOUS food and wine! Outstanding service ! One of the best Italian restaurants in Toronto!!!

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vipWhatsheeatingnow
Toronto
20 reviews
Dined on September 9, 2021
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience5

Lovely, romantic spot for a date, celebration or just a great evening out. Service is good and the food is good too. Large selection or wines that are quite expensive. Our bottle was 3.5 times the price of the LCBO price. My lasagna was tasty, but similar in size to my wife's "appetizer" portion of pasta. The scallops (2 huge ones) in the appetizer were cooked to perfection. The bread is awesome!

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NatalieS
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on September 9, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Fabulous meal! Nice portion size too especially for the fabulous pasta!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 9, 2021
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience5

Food was good, but not great. Portion sizes are small. We ordered appetizer, main and dessert and still walked not being full.

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vipPetervdv
Toronto
15 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Always a great experience. These guys continue to execute exceptionally despite all the machinations given the pandemic

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PierT
Montreal
3 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2021
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

My wine will appreciate more vegetables with her main course.
Excellent good. Nice place to go

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vipJames
Toronto
10 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

After covid, we found that many restaurants are not as good as they used to be. Carisma is not one of those restaurants. Carisma is honestly an excellent restaurant using pre-covid standards. We have been twice and both times we've had delicious meals. This is our new favourite Italian restaurant in Toronto.

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OpenTable Diner
Toronto
1 review
Dined on September 4, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Best Italian spot in Toronto

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vipSarvyB
Toronto
27 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2021
Overall4Food5Service1Ambience5

Everything was great as usual, only i asked to have fries instead of mashed with my steak and he didn’t bring it and when i asked he brought it when my steak was done and when i said my food is done now too late he took the fries and left , we found it very weird !

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Stan
1 review
Dined on September 4, 2021
Overall3Food3Service4Ambience5

Some of the dishes were excellent such as the truffle spaghetti appetizer. The veal Limone was almost inedible. The flavour was good but the veal was like shoe leather. It should have been pounded with a nail hammer to tenderize it. Not a good cut of meat. I ordered raspberry sherbert for dessert and received 1/4 of a scoop for $12.00. Two bites and it was finished. The bites were delicious though. Talk about being ripped off. The cappuccinos were excellent though. Believe it or not, the bathrooms could not be locked and someone walked in on me during a major. They were embarrassed as I was. Would I return, not on your life, overpriced Italian food at double the price of many other great eateries throughout the city.

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ClaudiaP
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on September 3, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Wow!!! Top restaurant . From the service to the food and the atmosphere of the restaurant everything was amazing . Delicious food quality and fresh. I recommend 150% . A must when you visit Toronto.

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StefanB
Toronto
1 review
Dined on September 2, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The food was delicious and the service was exceptional.

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RobertT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on September 2, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Really nice place would go back

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OpenTable Diner
Toronto
1 review
Dined on September 1, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

I love the people there. They’re so kind.

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Stef
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Carisma is one of my favourite places to dine in Toronto. The food, service and setting are always fantastic. Looking forward to returning soon.

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OpenTable Diner
Toronto
1 review
Dined on August 31, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing service and staff. Food quality and taste was exceptional. Food came out really quickly. Highly recommend.

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vipJimO
New York Area
23 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food and atmosphere. One of our favorite restaurants in Toronto.

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Michael
Toronto
9 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2021
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Always very good food and service. A most enjoyable lunch.

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AviS
1 review
Dined on August 28, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We loved the food, they were flexible for Vegetarians, great service. Tiramisu was the highlight, must try.

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OpenTable Diner
Toronto
1 review
Dined on August 27, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Their food, service and overall vibe was ABSOLUTELY AMAZING. 100% recommended

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KaranS
1 review
Dined on August 27, 2021
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience5

Beautiful and classy restaurant great for a date or any other special occasion

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Lauri
1 review
Dined on August 25, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing servers, food, drinks and ambience. Overall phenomenal dining experience. Will definitely be back!

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LEEAlwaysDelivers
Vancouver
8 reviews
Dined on August 25, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Always a pleasure to chat with the owners and familiar, knowledgeable staff. Service is always exceptional. My daughter wants to hire our server who never let her water go more than half empty, cleaned the table after every course and always checked to make sure everything was okay. Grilled calamari and truffle pasta are always outstanding!!

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Karim
1 review
Dined on August 25, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing food and drinks. The service was top-notch. Beautiful decor inside too. Will certainly revisit soon.

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marjand
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2021
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

Excellent food and service - Love the salads and grilled calamari.

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OpenTable Diner
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on August 22, 2021
Overall2Food1Service2Ambience2

Costco food! Not real Italian fancy dining. Food is not worth it, this is a scam!!!

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OpenTable Diner
Montreal
1 review
Dined on August 21, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We just had an incredible moment. The food was delicious but the service is even better

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KammyS
1 review
Dined on August 20, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Wonderful service, fantastic food, great ambience....highly recommend to visit

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OpenTable Diner
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on August 18, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Lobster spaghetti with brandy tomato cream sauce was excellent as usual. Staff are very professional and it’s a nice place to bring females

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AkbarA
1 review
Dined on August 15, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Always a pleasure - consistently exceptional service. Danny is a gem and we've been going back year after year for our birthday and anniversary dinners largely because of him. Of course the spectacular food and ambience also has something to do with it = ) will not be disappointed!

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Ellen
Edmonton
1 review
Dined on August 15, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great experience with my partner. We enjoyed every meal , highly recommend the filet mignon, and spicy tomato sauce pasta with seafood. Our waiter was amazing and made the experience super enjoyable as well. If you do all the courses with dessert expect to take 2 to 2.5 hours. Worth the price.

FAQs

Carisma is rated 4.7 stars by 1274 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.