Carisma

4.8
1156 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.
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Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitising
  • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
Protective equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
  • Staff temperature check required
What 1156 People Are Saying
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4.8based on recent ratings
4.9
Food
4.7
Service
4.7
Ambience
4.5
Value
Noise · Moderate
100% of people would recommend it to a friend
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AngelieP
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

It was a great experience. Food was good. Had a little trouble with water dripping due to rain fall, but the waiter kindly moved us to another table. Overall great experience.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great service and delicious food.

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DanielB
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing service and food! Would highly recommend. I will be returning.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Toronto
8 reviews
Dined on November 21, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Thank you Michael, Margo and Silva for helping us host our virtual BDAY dinner. Food was awesome and authentic.
Patio was perfect!!

We will be back again once the restrictions lifts! Thank you to the entire team for helping us celebrate!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 18, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Carisma continues to deliver outstanding service during turbulent times. As soon as there doors open I plan to return.

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aynio
1 review
Dined on November 12, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The service and the team were great.
I would definitely go back there for dinner and drinks

OT
OpenTable Diner
Toronto
1 review
Dined on November 12, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Love the staff and food. Amazing place

OT
OpenTable Diner
Toronto
1 review
Dined on November 11, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Outstanding!

OT
OpenTable Diner
Toronto
1 review
Dined on November 9, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The service was amazing!

OT
OpenTable Diner
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Was great especially given the Covid challenge with out door dining.

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Celebrating15years
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on November 5, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The food was delicious (as always) and the service was outstanding (as always).

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vipUrbansuburban
Toronto
29 reviews
Dined on November 3, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent food with high-quality ingredients. The staff really take care of you - service is fantastic.

JT
JTSingh
Toronto
1 review
Dined on October 31, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Service was great starting right when we arrived. Was very impressed with the food with its presentation and authentic Italian flavors. Their outdoor tent is well heated which made the whole dining experience very comfortable.

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GaleG
Toronto
7 reviews
Dined on October 28, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

It was a very nice evening and we decided Carisma was where we wanted dinner. Comfortable seating in the tent with a heater right next to us. Had the Lasagna which was delicious and perfect for a fall evening.

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Mina
Los Angeles
11 reviews
Dined on October 28, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We were not disappointed! The food was exquisite. We are of Italian decent and the cuisine is not only authentic but not run of the mill. Unique combinations of flavours and textures that tickle the palet. Would definitely go back.

MF
vipMikeF
Toronto
24 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

A great evening on the patio. They have a great set-up for outside and despite a torrential downpour we stayed mostly dry and had a great time. Ricardo took great care of us.

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vipTravelndine
Toronto
21 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2020
Overall3Food4Service3Ambience3

Food was great. We really enjoyed our meal. Our server seemed distracted by another table and he kept looking away in mid-sentence. The patio is about 75% enclosed (All around, not just overhead) and when the rain started, it seemed like they moved a few extra people under the tent which then almost eliminated proper social distancing. It made us a bit uncomfortable but luckily we were done eating so we decided not to stay for coffee or dessert and got out of there.

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vipFrankS
Toronto
25 reviews
Dined on October 22, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

10/10 as usual great food with wonderful outdoor dining

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vipOpenTable Diner
Toronto
8 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Outstanding Italian cuisine and Italian hospitality. Thank you Carisma for making us feel so safe during COVID and for keeping us warm. Each table is in a separate tent, with heaters; temperature checked and contact tracing followed.

Leaders in the industry!

A must destination for a fabulous meal- portion size so generous- great vino collection!

Many Thanks!!

FS
vipFrankS
Toronto
25 reviews
Dined on October 13, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The food is outstanding no need for a menu they are so accommodating best Italian food in the city

KY
KristinaY
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing food and service, they really make the experience special

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Eymanalc
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on October 1, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Awesome experience!

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vipFrankS
Toronto
25 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Best Italian food n the financial core a must visit

SG
StanG
26 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Always a treat to dine at Carisma. Just the right balance of attentive service. Food always enjoyable.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Montreal
3 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Hands down one of the best restaurants I have been to in a very long time. The staff, the food and the ambiance was amazing. I would recommend this to anyone if you are in the Toronto area.

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Eryn
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Super great food and amazing food. Definitely would go back!

GG
GaleG
Toronto
8 reviews
Dined on September 23, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

With the delicious pasta and a couple of glasses of Proseco, I almost forgot I wasn't actually in Italy.

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sups
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

New fav spot!

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Peter
2 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

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

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jeffK
Toronto
1 review
Dined on September 17, 2020
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. 😁

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

Very kind waitress and amazing ambience. Food was very delicious

OT
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.

FS
vipFrankS
Toronto
25 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

FS
vipFrankS
Toronto
25 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

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

FAQs

Carisma is rated 4.8 stars by 1156 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.