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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.
Mon–Fri 12:00 pm–2:30 pm
Mon–Sat 5:00 pm–11:00 pm
Sun 5:00 pm–10:00 pm
Simply superb! One of Toronto’s culinary gems. A must go for anyone who loves great food. Delicately elaborated dishes that perfectly keep combined textures and flavours without overlapping are the distinguishing quantity of top cooking. Carisma offers exactly that combined with great service and attention to every single detail.
The service and food was awesome! Will definitely come back. Thanks for giving us a memorable experience .
The ambiance is nice but the food and flavours are not worth the price. Portions are small and the service is poor, asking for anything is like a bother or your not suppose to ask. Definitely not kid friendly I called before going and they said no problem to bring my child but it is not the right setting and I felt like this is the reason service was not the best for me and my family.
The new location is fantastic. They did a great job with the space. Very open and clean, yet intimate setting while seated. The food remained the same...amazing! Great variety and taste. Service was top notch. Luis was personable and professional. Adrian shared his expertise and wealth of knowledge with wines and made outstanding selections for us. Thank you to the entire staff and owners. We enjoyed a great meal and experience with my parents for their 50th anniversary!
Great food, ambiance & excellent service. Looking forward to going back.
What we ordered is for a family, but could be done in a business group. We had a 5 course dinner. Appetizers with scallop, shrimp and calamari. 2 pasta, 2 fish-spigola and snapper, 2 meat-rack of lamb and ribeye plus 2 desserts. Each dish is pre-portioned for us. It was nicely presented. Try it with 3 or 4 courses or 6 courses depending on the number of parties.
The food was really great. The service was a little rushed with our waiter coming by with the CC machine only seconds after he had dropped off the bill and then hovering until we paid. The wine was 3 times what I would have paid for it in the LCBO, that was a bit much.
Beautiful deco but food was average at best and thus expensive
We had another wonderful evening at Carisma! First time back since the move from King Street and, amazingly, it was even better. The owner was warm and welcoming. Our server, CY, was top notch. The food was brilliant. Grilled calamari, buffalo mozzarella salad, mushroom agnolotti, roasted chicken... All done to perfection.
(Cocktails and wine were perfectly matched as well)!
Thank you Carisma!
Beautiful ambience and the food was delish!!
Definitely going back again!!
Everything was perfect except for the food, it left something to be desired. If it wasn't for the ambiance this place wouldn't have much going for it.
We have been long time fans of Carisma and happy to see their move has just made it even better. Updated ambiance and same fabulous food and service.
Excellent location & great for sunset & wildlife spotting photo opportunities. Had a thoroughly enjoyable dinner here last week. Wouldn’t hesitate to recommend
Food is amazing but portions could be slightly larger...I always leave a bit hungry.
The service was excellent but the food was terrible. The "grilled" calamari could have been boiled; it showed no sign of having been grilled. The "saffron risotto" that came with the osso bucco was overcooked and contained neither saffron nor salt. My guest's veal scaloppine had an unpleasant mushy texture, as if it had been over-tenderized in some way.
Absolutely delicious. Very authentic home made food. Best meal I had in Toronto!
Great food and service. Love the new location
Best restaurant in Toronto! 10 stars if that option was available. Great food, fantastic service and excellent ambience. Can’t wait to go again!
First time at Carisma. The restaurant is simply beautiful, with its lighting and decor details. Simple and clean, rich with texture and subtle playfulness with elements of light, color and greenery. I liked what I saw. The food and drinks were delicious, but what was excellent was the kind and attentive service from our waiter Emilio and the friendly hospitality of Mike whom I didn’t personally meet but was told from one of my dinner guests that he was a pleasure. A few from our group came late and we ended up staying later at the restaurant but even though we were the last ones there, the staff never made us feel rushed and made sure we really enjoyed our meal as one should, even sending complimentary drinks to our table. Thank you for the lovely experience Carisma team.
Carisma was warm and inviting...the food was excellent and the service second to none...
The risotto was one of the best I have ever had...loved the ambience...and the bartender that delivered drinks was hilarious...
Overall just an excellent place to spend 2 hours...before the opera...
Amazing and delicious food with excellent service. Will definitely go back!
Carisma was perfect - as always. The food was outstanding. The staff were extremely friendly and ensured we were well taken care of all night. We celebrated my wife’s birthday that night and Carisma was definitely the best place to be. We will definitely be back.
Enjoyed a great dinner at Carisma. Food was delicious, service was good albeit a little TOO attentive for my personal preferences. The ambience is definitely very energetic, so if you are looking for a quiet place for a romantic dinner this would not be my first choice. Need to speak up to be heard and it seems as though the acoustics are designed to amplify the sound so it feels even more lively. Great if you like that atmosphere, but I personally prefer it a bit a quieter, hence 4 instead of 5 stars.
Absolutely loved this place for a business meeting. Amazing ambiance. Quiet enough for talking. Non intrusive yet professional staff. Loved loved it. Would come again for business meetings.
Food portions are small, and nothing special about the food either. Cocktails are great, and service is attentive. Ambience is great.
Best restaurant we went to in Toronto. The menu is classic Northern Italian and the chef didn’t try and make the food weird. Also our waiter, Nicola, was magnificent!
I enjoyed dinner at Carisma but was disappointed that we were told we could not have separate checks. Since we each had very different total amounts, it was difficult to figure out what each of us owed.
The food is fabulous, so are the service and the prices. When you want to treat yourself, be sure to make a reservation well in advance.
The food and service was outstanding! We will definitely return!
This family run restaurant absolutely reflects the care and passion of the owners. Fine dining with a family feel
Fantastic service, great for a special occasion. Would definitly be going back.
Great Italian restaurant within walking distance from Union Station. Had the Grilled Calamari for an appetizer and Osso Bucco for the main course. All of the food was outstanding and the service was attentive. The taste of the sliced Italian bread with the EVOO drizzled on top and bottom was exceptional. I am not a foodie but will remember this meal forever.
owner Mike is amazing and very accommodating> love the round tables. Very cozy place and great location.
Great time! Amazing food and service.
It was a pleasant experience. Very friendly and helpful staff who made my day even more special. I highly recommend Carisma.
Restaurant is small (tables are tight) but has gorgeous decor. Service and servers are excellent. The food was really yummy - on the higher end of pricing though. Overall a great spot for dinner & date night!
Highly recommend the warm mushroom salad and the agnolotti
Food prices have risen dramatically compared to old location. $30.00 for Spaghetti and four shrimp. Service was professional as always but noise level was deafening. Restaurant needs to install dose reducing baffles or consult with a sound engineer.
Food was good as always.
Lives up to it’s name, Italian restaurant with Carisma. Food was excellent, staff were amazing and everything was presented with style. Definitely recommend
The new location is even better than the last one (which I really liked)... Food I believe is even better! Definitely will be back!!
A most enjoyable lunch. Food was excellent and served promptly but not rushed