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Caro on James, hamilton, ON

Caro on James

4.6
4.6
784 Reviews
CAN$30 and under
Italian
A light and airy space with great modern Italian cuisine and cocktails. A place that you can call home, with friendly staff, great atmosphere and many laughs to be had. This is a restaurant that our dear guests, friends, family and community can enjoy for years to come.

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2 people

7:00 p.m.


Booked 15 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    CAN$30 and under
  • Cuisines
    Italian
  • Hours of Operation
    Brunch Sat, Sun 10:00 am–3:00 pm Lunch Mon–Fri 12:00 pm–4:00 pm Dinner Mon–Thu 4:00 pm–10:00 pm Fri 4:00 pm–10:30 pm Sat 3:00 pm–10:30 pm Sun 3:00 pm–10:00 pm
  • Phone number
    (905) 529-2379
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress Code
    Casual Dress
  • Neighbourhood
    Hamilton
  • Cross Street
    James St. North and Robert Street
  • Parking Details
    Municipal lot accessible via Mulberry St. Metered Street Parking available on James St. North
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wine

What 784 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.6
4.6 based on recent ratings
  • 4.5Food
  • 4.6Service
  • 4.4Ambience
  • 4.5Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Southern Ontario

    Italian

784 Reviews
  1. OpenTable Diner

    Toronto

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 14, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Good spot. Difficult to find parking. Also bit difficult to find the sign. Otherwise food and atmosphere was great!

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  2. OpenTable Diner

    Toronto

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 12, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Staff was very friendly. The food was excellent. We’ll definitely be back!

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  3. OpenTable Diner

    Toronto

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 12, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Went for Mother's Day with our two young daughters. I was delighted to see upon entering that a high chair was already set up at the table - my comments on the booking had been reviewed! Our waitress was very good, instinctively placing hot plates out of reach of little hands initially, and also being very friendly with our girls. The food was excellent. We had pizzas which were perfectly cooked and very tasty. As we were leaving, we were given the opportunity to select a plant to celebrate the occasion. Just as per our previous visits, the experience was excellent. We will be back!

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  4. LisaF

    San Francisco

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 12, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    My family brought me to Caro for Mother's Day Brunch. It wasn't my first meal there and did not dissapoint.

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  5. samantha

    Toronto

    17 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on May 1, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food was incredible!! The service was top notch!! Such a great experience will definitely be coming back!!

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  6. EricaR

    Philadelphia

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on April 30, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    Great little spot. Small menu with good food. Well priced. My only issue is the noise level. We could barely hear each other and it was a Tuesday night.

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  7. OpenTable Diner

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 22, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent value ! Friendly staff comfortable atmosphere delicious food. Will definitely go back again 🙂

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  8. Smile133

    Toronto

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on April 20, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our waitress was fabulous. She was very attentive to us. We appreciated that very much. The food was delicious.

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  9. Em22

    Toronto

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 20, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    I wish we had been informed that the pizza oven wasn’t working as this would have changed what we ordered. A pizza cooked in the oven is not the same as a wood fire pizza. On top of this, the pizzas we received after a long wait (the wait time was acknowledged which was appreciated) were not cooked properly, soggy on the bottom and very greasy. Unfortunately no one came to check on us after receiving the pizzas and because of the long wait we were in a rush so we were unable to have this fixed. Overall the flavours were nice, cocktails and apps delicious. But I ate one piece of the pizza. Hopefully it cooks up better as a leftover.

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  10. Junior

    Toronto

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on April 19, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    The food was really tasty and affordably priced. Service was great as well.

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  11. Stephy

    Toronto

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 17, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The restaurant was intimate and was a great experience for girls night!

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  12. ShannonD

    Toronto

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 15, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food and service! Comfortable seating - I'll be back for sure ;o)

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  13. Spanky

    Toronto

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on April 13, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Went for dinner with my husband. Food, wine and service was fantastic.

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  14. OpenTable Diner

    Toronto

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on April 13, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 4
    Great meal. Good value. Service was weak. Our waitress was inattentive. Had to approach the bar or the waitress to get service

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  15. KimW

    Toronto

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 12, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Everything was amazing except we were placed in the front room. Even with two heaters going it was freezing, we could feel a small breeze. Out server was amazing and was able to move us inside. Other than that, fabulous and would return!

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  16. MarkL

    Toronto

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on April 9, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Best gluten free options around delicious from start to finish. Great service despite being rammed

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  17. Ravin

    Toronto

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on April 8, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Everytime we go it’s great service and delicious food which taste exactly the same as the last time. One of my favourite spot to go🫶🏻thankyou

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  18. OpenTable Diner

    Toronto

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 8, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 4
    Usually love Caro but the service was not very good this time around. Took a very long time before we were seen, Had to order drinks twice because they forgot our order, food was cold and they mixed up our bills multiple times. It didn’t seem busy enough for so many mistakes to happen. I hope next time is better.

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  19. LC24

    Toronto

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 8, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Service was awesome- fast, efficient, and friendly. The mushroom pizza and beet salad were both outstanding. Our guests from Toronto were very impressed. Thanks for an amazing lunch!

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  20. CWil

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 6, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Prosciutto pizza and arugula salad were excellent. Our server was friendly and attentive.

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  21. OpenTable Diner

    Toronto

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 5, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Very friendly staff and nice ambiance. I got carbonara. It was to salty. My friend really enjoyed the gnocchi

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  22. Bella

    Toronto

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 23, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    I've tried many pizzas including my own. This place has the best .. sincerely.. it's out of this world pizza. This is coming from a person with an Italian heritage.

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  23. DelynK

    Toronto

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on March 22, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We ordered the pizza as an appetizer but it came out at the same time as our meal which the server acknowledged and apologized for. She also took the pizza off the bill which was excellent. Our pasta must have sat a bit under heat to keep warm but it dried it out and the pasta stuck together which was unfortunate. I asked for extra sauce which they gave me at no charge. Service was great. pasta was good and pizza was delicious. My girlfriend has a glass of rose wine which they tried to chill for her but it was still warm. She didn’t want to say anything though. No problem 😊

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  24. ChefDanielCalabrese

    Toronto

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 20, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Good food, good drinks, nice space and good service. Tiramisu was amazing 🙌

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  25. Steeloil

    Calgary

    10 reviews

    4.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on March 19, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    Always enjoy the food quality. I prefer less noise but understand that it’s an old building. I highly recommend if you have never tried Caro.

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  26. MarkL

    Toronto

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on March 8, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The servers were knowledgeable and attentive they did a great job

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  27. OpenTable Diner

    Vancouver

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 5, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Great food; great service; amazing value. We’ll be back.

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  28. Cranky1962

    Toronto

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on March 2, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Good value , great service and pretty good food . The pizza ans chicken parm looked great . The app was delicious, the mains could have been a little hotter . Would definitely return .

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  29. Timothy

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 24, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    If you’re looking for a great Italian spot for a date or getting together with friends for lunch or dinner, this is a fantastic option. The food is always incredible and the service and atmosphere are always on point. Plus, it’s location is phenomenal if you’re planning to hit any events in the downtown core, or if you plan to sample any of the fantastic bars along James. It’s also a seven minute walk from West Harbour GO, so if you have friends that are coming from out of town, it’s perfect

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  30. Montrealer

    Toronto

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 24, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    A deceptively large space in what seems to be a hole in the wall. The food is top notch Italian, with fresh ingredients on classics. Recommend the short ribs and the mushroom pizza!

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  31. RMen

    Exclusive

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 21, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Caro on James was a great place to eat dinner. The pizza was quite large and filling as well as the truffle mushroom gnocchi.

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  32. TaylorN

    Toronto

    20 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on February 21, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Perfect place to have dinner and drinks! Great atmosphere during the week.

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  33. krsmck

    Toronto

    16 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on February 19, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Due to the holiday shipping didn’t come in time there for somethings on the menu that were not available which was disappointing (although I know out of the restaurants control)

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  34. Chris

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 17, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    the apps, mains and desserts are amazing. highly recommend checking this place out if you haven’t.

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  35. Dave

    London

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 16, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Fantastic pizza, crust was thin, but light and fluffy.

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  36. ZoCG

    Vancouver

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 16, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Calamari was good, pizza was crispy, pasta was not very warm…. But tasted good. I would skip dessert but drinks were good.

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  37. JustinC

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food was outstanding. Service was top notch. Highly recommended

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  38. MadelineP

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 14, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I loved eating here! Would 10/10 come back to try everything on the menu!

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  39. ChristopherC

    Toronto

    6 reviews

    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on February 14, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    Good selection of cocktails. Nice, balanced menu including vegetarian choices. Very good quality food at reasonable prices. Good service.

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  40. ACER

    Toronto

    6 reviews

    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on February 14, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Caro bread app was very good, chicken Parm was delicious but jerk chicken rigatoni was mediocre. I would return to try other things on the menu.

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FAQs

You can order delivery directly from Caro on James using the Order Online button. Caro on James also offers delivery in partnership with Uber Eats. Caro on James also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (905) 529-2379.

Caro on James is rated 4.6 stars by 784 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 p.m.


Booked 15 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Google Map for Caro on James

229 James street North, hamilton, ON L8R 2L2

Additional information

  • Cross Street
    James St. North and Robert Street
  • Neighbourhood
    Hamilton
  • Hours of Operation
    Brunch Sat, Sun 10:00 am–3:00 pm Lunch Mon–Fri 12:00 pm–4:00 pm Dinner Mon–Thu 4:00 pm–10:00 pm Fri 4:00 pm–10:30 pm Sat 3:00 pm–10:30 pm Sun 3:00 pm–10:00 pm
  • Price
    CAN$30 and under
  • Cuisines
    Italian
  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Dress Code
    Casual Dress
  • Parking Details
    Municipal lot accessible via Mulberry St. Metered Street Parking available on James St. North
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Mastercard, Visa
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wine
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