Carisma

4.7
1378 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 1378 People Are Saying
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4.6
Food
4.7
Service
4.6
Ambience
4.3
Value
Noise · Moderate
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ChrisL
Toronto
1 review
Dined on January 4, 2022
Overall1Food1Service1Ambience1

The restaurant allowed for me to make a booking for January 4th, however did not put any communication that they decided to close early (lockdown begins Jan 5).
Open table was still taking reservations and their website or instagram did not indicate that they were closed on Jan 4 evening.

When I showed up for my 8:45pm dinner reservation, I saw that the restaurant was closed. Very unorganized and unprofessional, as I was taking my boyfriend for his birthday celebration dinner.

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ZoeyLovesFoodXO
1 review
Dined on January 4, 2022
Overall1Food1Service1Ambience1

The restaurant failed to notify me that they were closed due to covid. No social media posts or commination stating this closure. It was a major innocence to deal with. Waste of time and money on transportation.

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AtujainT
1 review
Dined on December 23, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

That was the best tiramisu I have ever had!
Definitely would recommend it to others

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Richard
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on December 23, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Service was very personalized and special. Food was amazing. Great location for a date!

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RandyT
Toronto
1 review
Dined on December 23, 2021
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience5

Nice restaurant with beautiful decor. Great service. Food was delicious but portion size a bit small. Overall a winner for lunch or dinner

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vipDavidK
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on December 22, 2021
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience5

As always, great food, variety of menu and personalized service.

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Travelblogger
Toronto
10 reviews
Dined on December 22, 2021
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience5

We went to Carisma for the first time in mid December for a birthday celebration. The ambiance was excellent, like an upscale lounge.

The service was exceptional! One person couldn’t decide on a pasta dish, and the server recommended a custom one the chef created. The hood was delicious and we had a wonderful time. They knew it was a birthday celebration and brought out a lovely birthday cake. They really went above and beyond.

Definitely would go back again! Thank you!

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BrianD
1 review
Dined on December 22, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The service and quality of food here has always been top notch.
In fact, it is our favourite restaurant in Toronto.

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Rekm
1 review
Dined on December 21, 2021
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience4

Great food, pricey. A place for special occasions.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 21, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

It was a wonderful evening, great food and the service was excellent. I would definitely recommend to others and would go back again in the future!

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RodrigoS
Los Angeles
6 reviews
Dined on December 21, 2021
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience3

It was fantastic, except that the tables were too close and do not respect social distante

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OpenTable Diner
Detroit
1 review
Dined on December 21, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Impeccable service. Absolutely authentic Italian food. Perfect date

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mocrimz
Toronto
1 review
Dined on December 20, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Food was amazing ! I really enjoyed it !
The pasta was well seasoned, the plating as well was spectacular!

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KristenH
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on December 20, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Best food and service in a long time! Great variety of authentic Italian food, amazing welcoming staff, beautiful restaurant!

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Nikki
1 review
Dined on December 20, 2021
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

Highly recommend the pasta here! The atmosphere was inviting and comfortable and we had a lovely experience. Thank you!

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vipSockbeek
Toronto
52 reviews
Dined on December 20, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

This was our first visit and we really enjoyed everything from food to service to the restaurant itself. Beautiful dining space and the attentive service was excellent.
All the dishes we tried were so tasty and we loved that all the pasta dishes could be either appetizer or entree portions...allowing us to try more!
Particularly enjoyed the duck tagliolini!!
We will be back!

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OpenTable Diner
Toronto
6 reviews
Dined on December 18, 2021
Overall3Food5Service3Ambience4

Our reservation was at 7:30 and we were out of the restaurant by 8:15 we were very rushed To eat and get out

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OpenTable Diner
Toronto
1 review
Dined on December 16, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Best food and service ever. Always my go to restaurant

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TimG
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on December 15, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Beautiful open venue, fantastic service and simply prepared but delicious food,

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HeatherD
1 review
Dined on December 14, 2021
Overall4Food3Service5Ambience4

Great service. Very expensive. Appetizers delicious and worth the money. Entree too expensive for the quality.

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GrahamMUFC
Toronto
4 reviews
Dined on December 11, 2021
Overall3Food3Service5Ambience4

The restaurant was busy (good!) when we arrived for our reservation (7:30 pm on a Saturday night) and remained busy until we left at around 10:15 pm. Our table was ready so there was no wait. The staff were very attentive throughout the evening.
Our appetizers were spot on - Carisma salad, and grilled calamari. Unfortunately, the entrees did not live up to expectations. The Raviolini (veal) was tasteless and the tomato sauce was thin and watery. The Veal Scallopini with porcini mushroom sauce was equally disappointing; the mushroom sauce lacked any body and was flavourless, and the veal, nice and tender, really needed a bold flavour to accompany it. And the dish,overall, was warm not hot. I suspect that both the raviolini and the veal scallopini had been sitting on the counter for some time.
The strudel dessert was very passable. The cheese plate was awful - five different Italian cheeses where only the gorgonzola was anything remotely approaching flavoursome.
The bill for two, including two glasses of Prosecco and a bottle of Sauvignon Blanc ($88) was $313 before tip for what amounted to a very ordinary dinner all things considered.

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Carl
Toronto
1 review
Dined on December 11, 2021
Overall2Food5Service2Ambience3

Visited many times before. At old location and Toronto St. patio. Saturday was extremely noisy, impossible to have conversation or hear waiter. Cramped tables. Felt very rushed.
Good table service does not mean fast food, type of "rush the customer to squeeze in another seating".
Strongly recommend acoustics improvement.....
Most likely last time...

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KyleT
Toronto
1 review
Dined on December 11, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent food. Very nice waiters. Easy street parking. Over all a great experience

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vipPatriciaS
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on December 11, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

A wonderful evening..............kind attentive service.

Our favorite restaurant!
Patricia Sutton

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Gabriela
Orlando
1 review
Dined on December 10, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent all around

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OpenTable Diner
Toronto
1 review
Dined on December 8, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing service and great food

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OpenTable Diner
Toronto
7 reviews
Dined on December 8, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent service, food and ambience. Our first experience and we enjoyed it very much, will return. It is a high end restaurant and priced accordingly.

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GaleG
Toronto
8 reviews
Dined on December 7, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We were celebrating an anniversary and, as usual, the level of service and the quality of the food were both excellent. Carisma is our favourite restaurant and we look forward to our next visit. In spite of not visiting for quite some time, a couple of staff members remembered us. That made the evening even more special.

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Mbhx
Toronto
1 review
Dined on December 7, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Nice ambiance, amazing service and delicious food. Will definitely be going back.

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Heartwood
Toronto
1 review
Dined on December 7, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

My sisters and I had a wonderful evening at Carisma. The service was excellent both personal and knowledgeable.
The food was absolutely delicious with a perfect wine pairing.
It was a very special evening.

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SteveJ
Savannah
12 reviews
Dined on December 7, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

One of the best Italian spots I have been to in Toronto with great service

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FeLoPe
Toronto
10 reviews
Dined on December 4, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Service and food excellent. Luis was attentive and excellent server

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KaitlynuL
1 review
Dined on December 1, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The food was amazing, fast service & our waiter was so kind!

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 1, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Best Italian on TO, hands down!

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Simone
1 review
Dined on December 1, 2021
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

Service was amazing! The staff actually care about the service they provide and were just awesome. Food was great, atmosphere was great. Love this spot :)

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partyof11
Las Vegas
5 reviews
Dined on November 30, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Delicious food and excellent service!

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ScottH
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on November 30, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great dining experience. Fantastic food and service.

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vipdoinitac
Toronto
7 reviews
Dined on November 27, 2021
Overall3Food3Service3Ambience4

Food was ok but we felt rushed. We ate appetizers, mains and desert and had a bottle of prosecco in 1 hour and 20 minutes

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 26, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

This was my first time and I must say, my girls and I had a GREAT time. Our server was very patient as we were a little tipsy, upon entry I felt welcomed. And the food! Ugh! PHENOMENAL! It was all around just a great place. I definitely recommend going.

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IceGal
Toronto
5 reviews
Dined on November 24, 2021
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

Everything was great ..... if I had to complain about anything it would be that I felt they were rushing us through

FAQs

Carisma is rated 4.7 stars by 1378 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.