Carisma

4.6
831 reviews
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CAN$31 to CAN$50
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Italian
Top tags:
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for a Date
  • Romance
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.

Private Dining

Corporate Meeting or Family Affair? Lunch or Dinner? Set Menu or A La Carte? We have you covered. This cozy space can accommodate two separate groups of 20, or one group of 40. With access to our bar for cocktails, a gorgeous view of our wine cellar, separate coat check and more!

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Daily 5:00PM - 6:00PM 8:30PM - 10:00PM

What 831 People Are Saying
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91% of people would recommend it to a friend
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Toronto
9 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

An excellent dining experience. Pear Te cocktail was outstanding, as was the Scallop appetizer, and Angnolotti. Exceptional service and ambiance. Highly recommend!

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OT
Toronto
24 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

Beautiful new space, and excellent service. Food is good but not excellent.

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Naples
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great meal!

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r
Toronto
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 3Food 2Service 2Ambience 3

The interior is nicer than the pictures! Food was decent and came very quickly, but the server was somewhat unwelcoming and made the dining experience not as enjoyable. It seemed that he did not want to be serving us (perhaps because we did not order any drinks or antipasti).

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SD
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

We were greeted at the door by the owner and promptly seated. Service and food were both very good so if you're downtown and want to eat well Italian style, in a very nice environment, you will enjoy Carisma.

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U
Toronto
58 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Carisma is becoming our new “Local” for that special date night or occasion! The second edition of this restaurant is just beautiful - great decor, lighting and ambience! Our waiter, Marco, was just super - attentive and knowledgeable! The antipasto platter for two was amazing! Worth the $44.00. Highlight of the evening’s menu! A mushroom agnolotti was yummy as were the lamb chops!
Good selection of wines by the glass!
We’ll be back for the next celebration!

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s
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

The food was good, freshly made pasta. The truffle butter was too mild, I wish it had more flavor. Their bread was good too, extra costs more but worth it. Very good selection of wines!

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AB
Toronto
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great service with wonderful Italian food at new a beautiful location.

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OT
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

It was a great experience

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Montreal
1 review
Dined on February 10, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great restaurant.

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NK
1 review
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Love the ambiance of the restaurant, the staff was very polite and their service was great. Food was delicious, definitely my favorite Italian restaurant now.

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t
Toronto
13 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We were attending the opening night performance of Stings "The Last Ship" play this past Sat. Feb. 9,2019. We wanted to try a new restaurant and picked Carisma. From the moment we entered the restaurant until we left the staff was welcoming and attentive. The service and food preparation were exceptional. The dining experience enhanced our evening. I would highly recommend choosing Carisma for a casuasl or more formal evening.


Ken

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KS
Toronto
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

My husband and I are from out of town and found Carisma approximately 10 yrs ago. We fell in love with the atmosphere and the owners, who instantly make you feel welcomed and part of a family. All their staff is knowledgeable and professional, and provide you with a great culinary experience.
We were coming into Toronto for a conference in Feb and were looking forward to our yearly visit to our favourite Italian restaurant and were so disappointed when we drove by to find it had been tore down.
We went online in search of new place and thankfully found that Carisma was still in operation at a new location.
The new restaurant is beautiful and the only thing that has changed is the location. We had an amazing meal, a lovely bottle of red and as always felt welcomed by all.
For us this is a 5+ 💓

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A
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on February 5, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

The servers are personal, friendly, welcoming and very knowledgeable. Wine recommendations made for desire price point has been impeccable with each visit. Food is of high quality and very tasty with appropriate portions. Great reputation as very busy most nights.

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OT
Toronto
1 review
Dined on February 3, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Best restaurant ever

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c
Toronto
4 reviews
Dined on February 3, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

The new restaurant is lovely and we all enjoyed our dinner very much.

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t
Toronto
8 reviews
Dined on February 3, 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

Service was outstanding from start to finish - felt very taken care of but not hovered over or rushed. Food was very good. Our first time there but will definitely come back!

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e
Toronto
13 reviews
Dined on February 2, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Amazing pasta and seafood. Will definitely go back!

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D
Toronto
1 review
Dined on February 1, 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great venue...

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OT
1 review
Dined on January 31, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

We had a wonderful time. The food was great, the service was fast, and the atmosphere was great. It got a bit loud and busy near the end but that was fine.

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OT
Toronto
1 review
Dined on January 31, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

I can’t come here enough. The service is excellent. The owners are lovely. The atmosphere is bright and beautiful and the food is outstanding. Highly recommend it.

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New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on January 31, 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

I had a venison special that was fantastic! The antipasto to start was perfectly fine, but not special. The service was very attentive, and they wine selection was spot on and in budget. however, i think there was some Seltzer or ginger ale in my negroni...

Overall, a very good restaurant, but not absolute perfection on every axis.

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SM
1 review
Dined on January 28, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

I loved eating at Carisma the food was incredible and our server Silvana was wonderful. She was very accommodating, helpful and attentive.

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Baltimore
1 review
Dined on January 27, 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

It was my birthday, not sure if I was supposed to get free cheesecake or not

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LL
1 review
Dined on January 27, 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Carisma is a beautiful restaurant with great food and service. Helpful suggestions on the menu and wine list and a beautiful ambiance. When the restaurant is full conversation become a bit challenging but overall this is my new favorite in the downtown core.

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Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on January 24, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

This is the best place to bring clients for lunch meetings. Perfect atmosphere with outstanding food and service

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MI
Hampshire
22 reviews
Dined on January 21, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Table service was superb. Quality of food was excellent. My guests tried Elk. I had Sea Bass. No complaints at all.

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OT
Toronto
1 review
Dined on January 19, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great atmosphere and food! Will be back.

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CB
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on January 19, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

outstanding service! fantastic food!! went to Carisma at their original location for the food and the servicd and the owners, soooo happy they are back in the 'hood!! tremendous experience!! Congratulations on your new location, you did a beautiful job on the place! Tanti Auguri!!

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p
Toronto
6 reviews
Dined on January 19, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Great food with outstanding service. Employees all work together as a team and are very attentive without being too over bearing. Unique delicious menu with something for everyone.

Thanks for a great experience.

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AK
Toronto
6 reviews
Dined on January 18, 2019
Overall 4Food 3Service 5Ambience 5

Seats too low

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OT
1 review
Dined on January 14, 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 5

Food was great and the interior of the restaurant is really pretty. This place is good for dates. I was there to celebrate my birthday with friends but just be mindful that they don’t offer free desserts on your birthday. However they do give you a big sparkler if you get a dessert for the occasion. I will come back here and highly recommend !

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DP
1 review
Dined on January 13, 2019
Overall 3Food 5Service 1Ambience 5

The food is spectacular and the owners were present during the dinner and were lovely and warm. The ambience is gorgeous and I’m glad that despite the beauty of the restaurant, the food still takes center stage and commands your attention.

With regards to the service, the waiter was an older gentleman who did not seem to care for his role. He looked around the room aimlessly as he recited the daily specials in a monotonous drone. He could not answer questions regarding the chef’s preferences in how he prepared some of the dishes. The waiter had little knowledge of the food that was offered. He was overall cold and unpleasant. His skills in placing utensils were unacceptable - for example, he dropped things on the table and left while the knife spun around 180 degrees. He paid no care or attention to the service he was providing. He walked around with a shuffling gait and a slouch which made him appear lazy. I got the sense that he took no pride in the work he was doing. It was most disappointing to have someone like him represent such a fine establishment.

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SP
1 review
Dined on January 13, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great food, moderate pricing, moderate portions. Excellent complementary bread toasted with rosemary and served with olive oil. Delicious veal with vegetables and potatoes, as well as risotto with mushrooms and truffle. Paired very well with a rosé wine recommended by the waiter. Fantastic crème brûlée to finish off the meal.

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N
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on January 13, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

The food was delicious and the servers were very attentive.

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JC
1 review
Dined on January 12, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We went for my girlfriends birthday. Couldn't have asked for more, amazing food and service!

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OT
Toronto
1 review
Dined on January 8, 2019
Overall 3Food 3Service 5Ambience 4

Total came up to 200 which the food was no where near that value I say

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DB
1 review
Dined on January 8, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Amazing food and service! Would highly recommend it for business and personal lunches/dinners!

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JH
Toronto
1 review
Dined on January 6, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Our waiter was fantastic! Lovely meal and great atmosphere!

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MA
Toronto
1 review
Dined on January 6, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

My boyfriend and I went there for the first time and really enjoyed it. The food was amazing and just the perfect portion. The staff is really nice and have good recommendations. Overall great experience!

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