Caro on James

4.7
292 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.

Safety precautions

Protective equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Contact tracing information collected
  • Proof of vaccination required to dine indoors
What 292 People Are Saying
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4.7based on recent ratings
4.6
Food
4.6
Service
4.6
Ambience
4.6
Value
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MarkL
1 review
Dined on January 4, 2022
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Caro is one of our favourites. Loving the new menu items. We will be back for sure

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on January 4, 2022
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Food, drinks, dessert and service all amazing! Will definitely be going back very soon- exceptional!

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AngelaS
1 review
Dined on January 4, 2022
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing food, will definitely be back once the restrictions have been lifted!!

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on January 4, 2022
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Our whole experience at Caro was exceptional, from the food to the service to the ambiance. I would definitely recommend it. Get the burrata - you won’t be disappointed.

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MrsB
Toronto
1 review
Dined on January 4, 2022
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Thé best pizza we’ve ever had! MKe sure you try The Omar. Looking forward to returning and trying more menu items. 10/10.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

Our waitress Chloe was the best - when we ordered drinks there was a really long wait, nearly as long as it took to get our food to us but aside from that everything was awesome

JK
JessicaKit
Toronto
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Came to Caro on James for New Year’s Eve. They were very organized right when we walked in the door, checked our vaccine passports and ID, tables were very spread apart for social distancing. Our waiter was very pleasant, food came quick and big portions. Food and drinks were delicious! Music playlist was great too.

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FoodFatale
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2021
Overall4Food3Service5Ambience5

Everything was delicious except for the gluten free pasta which was VERY overdone and slightly underseasoned. The apps, service and mocktails more than made up for it.

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JonN
Toronto
5 reviews
Dined on December 27, 2021
Overall3Food4Service3Ambience4

Very good food, nice ambience, but service was very slow initially - we waited 25 minutes before our drinks order was taken. After that, things looked up and cocktails and food arrived in a timely fashion. We reckoned they were understaffed because of Covid. Covid protocols were followed correctly. We'll be back.

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Iqra
Toronto
4 reviews
Dined on December 23, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Love the ambiance of the place. Just wished we weren't seated right beside the bar as it was a bit on the corner and secluded. Loved the food - very big portions and the three little pigs pizza was amazing!

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Amanda
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on December 22, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food, quick service, good sized portions. Will definitely be back.

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GabrielaC
1 review
Dined on December 22, 2021
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience4

For Italian food, that a place worth going to! Nice atmosphere, good pasta, very good service overall!

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AleksS
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on December 21, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Caro on Ottawa has been an old favourite since opening, and this was my first time at Caro on James. No disappointments at all - everything was delicious. I remain a perpetual fan of polenta fries and always love introducing them to the uninitiated; they were a hit. Great cocktails, too, and pasta was on point. Dessert menu is concise and has choices for everyone, even the reluctantly full (there's always room for gelato or affogato!) A great experience.

JB
JaneB
Toronto
1 review
Dined on December 20, 2021
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Pleasant server, good food, amazing Caro bread, price was right. We’ll be back!

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Mark
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on December 20, 2021
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience3

Soup was amazing! All meals were very tasty. Dessert was delicious. Room was a little cold and server uniform needed to be nicer.

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CasieW
Toronto
1 review
Dined on December 18, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Delicious food and great service! We’ll be back!!

TM
TimM
1 review
Dined on December 15, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Best Restaurant I’ve been to in a long time!! Can’t wait to go back!

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Kielty
Toronto
7 reviews
Dined on December 12, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Thé food, the drinks, the service was all top notch. Can wait to go back!!

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Nicoletta
1 review
Dined on December 11, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food, delicious brunch and very great portions

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Samantha
Toronto
1 review
Dined on December 10, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

One of my new favourite spots in the downtown Hamilton area! Food was amazing, great portions and flavours, Chloe was our server and she was so lovely. My friend and I both don’t drink and it’s nice to see menus with mocktails as an alternative to alcohol. The ambience was a bit quite during the time of our reservation which felt a bit weird at first, but as the restaurant got more lively the whole vibe changed. I think it speaks volumes for the work environment when you see the staff interacting so positively and happily with one another which was so nice to see. Definitely returning again and again!

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Esperanza
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on December 10, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We had many expectations and they were surpassed! The food was extraordinary in a very gentle atmosphere with excellent service. We were already making plans for future visits and to celebrate especial occasions.

DS
vipDerekS
Toronto
5 reviews
Dined on December 10, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Magnificent. The Gnudi is a must as is the calamari. Arugula salad just divine with its white balsamic vinaigrette. Attentive and friendly service. Stylish ambience. Prix fixe lunch very reasonable.

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MichelleG
Toronto
1 review
Dined on December 7, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The food never disappoints. Did feel like we were being rushed out by the server at points.

Cheesecake was totally under baked for my taste. I will always go back, however.

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CatarinaF
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on December 5, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing food and service. Not too expensive. Definitely will be back to try the pasta.

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Aaliyah
1 review
Dined on December 5, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Food = AMAZING
Waiter = funny, outgoing, made the experience memorable! I can’t recall their name sorry but they were from Halifax and now reside in Hamilton and their family out West now.

Such a great time, it was my birthday dinner with my parents and boyfriend and it was amazing! Thank you guys so much!

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OpenTable Diner
Toronto
1 review
Dined on December 4, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent dining experience. Gluten free options. We had a little mixed up with our bill at the end of dinner and the customer service to correct the matter.exceeded our expectations.. Will definitely return.

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JohnnyG
1 review
Dined on December 3, 2021
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Or experience at Caro was just fine the place was bumping at 8:30 PM with a ton of 2030 somethings… We are 60 sometimes. So it was a little loud for us I want to go that didn’t take away from learn to use the delicious pizza

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KateR
Toronto
1 review
Dined on December 2, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

First time at Caro, the food and service were exceptional. Everything was fresh, flavourful and hot. Our server was lovely and the ambiance was exactly quaint and cozy. Will definitely be back and will recommend.

SG
SusanG
Toronto
1 review
Dined on November 29, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Great to find a good restaurant open on a Monday for lunch. The food was tasty and I especially liked the polenta fries. Also prix fixed lunch offerings a great value. Many inspiring offerings on the menu to make me definitely want to return.
Gloria our server was attentive and very pleasant.

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MaxS
1 review
Dined on November 28, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We stopped in with another couple after the football game and had a fabulous meal. Started with calamari, bread and the most wonderful cocktails. We each had a different entre from pizza to shrimp spaghetti. We all thoroughly enjoyed our meals. The service was attentive and we all agreed that we would be coming back soon.

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GraceM
1 review
Dined on November 26, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Love this place! Great vibe, cozy but not crowded and really indulgent food options.

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Daniella
1 review
Dined on November 25, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food, ambience & service! The aroma in the place was mouthwatering

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ZoeB
Toronto
5 reviews
Dined on November 24, 2021
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Cute spot! Friendly prompt service, food was delicious :)

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PaulM
1 review
Dined on November 23, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We’ve been to the Ottawa street location several times and have been impressed every time. The location on James is no different. Everything was fantastic. Our server had a new trainee shadowing her and both of them were so funny and friendly. It was a fabulous Tuesday night out.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall1Food4Service1Ambience1

Food was good! However, the service was extremely unfriendly and untimely. We waited 15 minutes for a reservation we made. Then waited 10 minutes for water. I never got the appetizer that I ordered. And we waited an hour and 15 minutes for entrees which came at 10:15. They close at 10:30. Music was also bad.

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LeslieF1441
Toronto
1 review
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

The food and drinks were delicious. Our server Chloe was fantastic. Great night out thank you.

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DawnO
Toronto
1 review
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Toasted foccacio bread and poached eggs - awesome!

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Rachel
Toronto
1 review
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The service was friendly and helpful from the moment we arrived. We appreciated their diligence in checking our proof of vaccine & ID. Mostly importantly, the food was absolutely delicious. We had a lovely visit.

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Sades
Toronto
1 review
Dined on November 19, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Super tasty food! Our server was awesome - knowledgeable and made our night out even more fun! The drinks were tasty, the chicken Parmesan was huge, the gluten free pizza tasted like real pizza and everything tasted fresh and handmade. Would definitely come again!

JS
JennyS
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on November 19, 2021
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience5

Our first time there, the food was delicious, we tried the Ceasar salad, duck pizza and butternut ravioli, all were very good. Our waiter was attentive and prompt. We will go back.

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 takeaway which you can order by calling the restaurant at (905) 529-2379.

Caro on James is rated 4.7 stars by 292 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.