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.
- Surfaces sanitised between seatings
- Common areas deep cleaned daily
- Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
- Waitstaff wear masks
- Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
- Proof of vaccination required to dine indoors
From the beautiful decor to the exceptional service and wonderful flavours. This is a top quality restaurant
Portion very small
Great food! Amazing service! We will
Definitely be back!
Great restaurant! The service was perfect. Many food options to choose from. Gluten free friendly too.
The location of Carisma is excellent - great central location however not easily identifiable - had we not been looking specifically for it, we would have missed it all together. Lovely, bright decor, beautifully decorated and very comfortable. Very friendly and professional staff and most welcoming and attentive. Food was excellent and very reasonably priced for fine dining. Will definitely return.
A refined dining choice - very attentive service ( but a bit too impatient - wine list - ordering seemed overly present while our group chatted and hovered over us to clear the dishes 2-3 times as we finished our course ) The owners are true restauranteurs and make you feel good about the evening - cudos to them !
Also a very crowded table setup if you are not 100% sure about indoors eating in a still present COVID environment
food is good. drinks ok. fast service. portions are a bit small for the price.
Excellent food and service. Not cheap though. Wine is very expensive.
Good food , good service , nice ambience! Good for birthdays
Went here recently for my birthday and the waiter and food was superb. The waiter made us feel so special and always checked in and the truffle pasta was incredible!
Outstanding as usual. Had a very enjoyable evening.
Great food with big portion sizes, amazing service and beautiful ambience. Overall a great experience!
Food was fabulous and service very good.. We would highly recommend going here.
Delicious food. Great ambience. Fantastic service.
I honestly can’t say enough about this restaurant. It’s a hidden GEM, food is absolutely incredible, the staff were super personable and attentive, the owner even came to the table to check on us and she was lovely. We ate the sea bass, lamb chops and some antipasto plates that they prepared for us personally. I can’t stop thinking of the food, I’ve already made plans with other friends to go back next week. I could easily say that this is the best restaurant in Toronto.
The menu is ideal: something to please everyone but not so large they can’t ensure that every dish is exquisite. The atmosphere is elegant yet lively but the size and decor attenuate the sound so my 85 year-old mother did not find it too noisy for conversation. From the scallops, octopus, mushroom salad, and calamari to the pasta and risotto to the veal (lemon and mushroom), our party found the food perfect. The tirami su (and I dont even like it) was superb but the pear apple strudel beyond belief.
Best service we’ve experienced in years…PROFESSIONAL yet unpretentious. We ate inside but the patio is lovely and overlooks some of Toronto’s most iconic historic buildings.
Service was incredible. Very loud and tables were very close together so we were bumped a few times. The food was good, but did not amazing. Our food came out very fast and it felt like they were trying to get us in and out quickly.
Great food and great staff!
Service was impeccable. Food was as good as I remembered from the old location. Wine recommendation was a really excellent choice. Special effort was made to accommodate choices in the menu. Fabulous night over all
Hands down the BEST service in Toronto!!!!! And the food and wine was DELICIOUS! I highly suggest this restaurant !!!!
LOVELY VIBE. The staff is very polite. They crafted me a very yummy mocktail. The spaghettini Alfredo with chicken is delicious. The Torta di noci is a must try. It’s so delicious.
One of my go to restaurants in Toronto. Michael’s chef and staff never disappoint. Great for meetings, better for romance.
Carisma is a true Italian family. It brought back the memory of our trip to Italy where I admired the family connections in their business life. They invite you basically into their home like environment where everyone is welcomed.
The food is even better than Italy and the owner listens into your wine conversation and carefully brings a suggested bottle This is from what i heard that he never fails as you can see he has an extensive wine collection.
I always wanted to try this restaurant and will definitely be back!
Excellent service from all the staff- friendly, professional and attentive.
Salad and carpaccio appetizers were very tasty and presented beautifully. Ordered the sea bass and Arctic char for mains- perfectly done!
Would recommend d for an evening out, special occasion and business meeting!
Great food and service
A great birthday was topped off with an amazing meal at Carisma. Staff were friendly, attentive, and accommodating. Food was delicious. Outdoor dining comfortable with sufficient heaters. Definitely planning to return
Our evening at Carisma was very enjoyable, but there were a few minor issues that made it fall short of 5*.
My wife and I arrived and were seated on time by a gracious host; the service throughout the evening was attentive and helpful.
Because of the wide variety of items on the menu, we decided to take a 'taster's' approach - ordered and shared 4 dishes, two from the evening specials and two from the regular menu.
As a starter we shared the burratta with heirloom tomatoes (evening special) - everything was fresh and flavourful, five * dish.
We followed this with the Calamari Alla Griglia - grilled squid with olives - which was prepared to perfection.
Our third dish was the Risotto of the day. This dish promised to be great but just... wasn't. The risotto had Italian sausage and chanterelle mushrooms, with ground truffles. The chanterelles were plentiful and very tasty; the Italian sausage did not add much to the dish and the truffle was an extreme letdown; truffle generally has a beautiful strong taste that permeates the dish, infusing it with that distinct rich aroma and taste. In this dish, if someone had not told me that there were truffles, Iould not have guessed.
Our final dish was the Filetto Di Manzo, grilled tenderloin with Fois Gras and a borolo wine reduction. Like the first two dishes, this dish was flavorful and executed to perfection.
So all in all, a very good meal. The Risotto was a disappointment, and at $40 brought down the whole value rating with it.
Thank you, Carisma, for an evening of excellent service and wonderful food. I acknowledge that we did not raise the risotto issue while we were there - I am sure if we had you would have fixed it.
The final (fourth) dish
Beautiful and excellent services ! I will come back
I loved it there. The food was 100%
The food was great, the vibe was nice and the waiter Daniel was very attentive. We would definitely come back.
Exceptional Toronto St. restaurant serving quality Italian dishes and a wonderful selection of Italian wines. Staff is warm, professional and knowledgable. Indoor dining is now open for those with proof of vaccination, the outdoor patio on Toronto St. is a welcome addition to this fine establishment. Highly recommended.
We had our 20th anniversary there and Michael and family were the absolute best. WE had many choices in Toronto and this could not have been a better one!
Excellent service and great food, we will be back.
Amazing service and best Italian food that I have had in Toronto. Rocketed up to one of our favorite restaurants in the city.
I still dream of the starter bread.
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.
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 !
Good was fantastic and service was excellent! Would go there again for another special occasion.
Friendly staff, excellent service, amazing food. I have never been more satisfied with a restaurant ever.
Carisma is rated 4.7 stars by 1309 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.