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Carisma

#18 of 6,769 Restaurants in Toronto
Certificate of Excellence
$$$$
Neighbourhood:
Downtown
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73 King St E, Toronto, Ontario M5C 1G3, Canada
+1 416-864-7373
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Today
12:00 - 14:30
17:00 - 23:00
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Hours:
Mon - Fri 12:00 - 14:30
Mon - Sat 17:00 - 23:00
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Oakville, Canada
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

If you are in the mood for excellent traditional Italian food this is the place for you to try . My husband and I consider this "our place". You will never be disappointed with their food it is always outstanding . The wine list is excellent and if you have questions the staff is always very helpful . Our only... More 

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Thank Maggied689
St. Catharines, Canada
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Absolutely astounding....The entrance service and the sitting was top notch 10 out of 10!! They have experience food and drinks servers and they also suggest tasting this wine with this dinner (to whatever you are having!). The food was divine as well 9 out of 10, I had the Bison Rib-eye....it was done just like I asked, and it just... More 

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Barrie, Canada
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82 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This name of this restaraunt says it all! It certainly has "Carisma" from the minute you walk in the door. Service extremely attentive! Food was hot and superb! Highly recommend for authentic Italian food!

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1 Thank Chantelle V
London, Canada
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Amazing starter, outstanding and super friendly staff. Very cozy! In general, it was a great experience.

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Thank 557saharr
Level Contributor
12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This family owned business has some the best food in the downtown area. We had the most amazing pasta salad and entrees. Strongly recommend.

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1 Thank Kristie B
Mississauga, Ontario, Canada
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74 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Found the food outstanding, service impeccable. Nice cozy place, love the old school feel. Love the service, old school waiters with a great knowledge of the food and the wine.

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1 Thank P_Vegas
Oakville, Canada
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69 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 January 2017 via mobile

Everything about this restaurant was great from the courteous and cheerful greeting which right away made you feel like a guest to the end of a leisurely and relaxed paced meal. At no time was there any pressure to order right away and the fresh baguette with olive oil was really good. The homemade soup special was well received and... More 

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Thank NLfoodie65
Canada
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474 reviews
299 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 268 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 January 2017

I went here for New Year's Eve with 3 friends. I'll admit- I have walked by this restaurant over and over in the past few years but never thought to go in. My friend picked this place so I thought that this was finally the time to try it out, and seeing the outstanding reviews and rating on Trip Advisor,... More 

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Thank ilovedgreece
Mississauga, Ontario, Canada
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 January 2017

The weekend of my son's wedding in December, he arranged for both sets of parents to have dinner with he and his fiance at a lovely Carisma. It was the busy Christmas season and there was a large party there as well. When we arrived, the staff immediately treated us like family. They made us feel very welcome and took... More 

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new york
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61 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 January 2017

Nothing is poor here. Why would anyone write that? Other than a deplorable person. Diners should applaud a restaurant like this as they are going by the way side. This old school dining like it should be. True hospitality in a beautiful setting. Worthy of six stars. Service is outstanding and the food the same. Owners and staff working hard... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Italian, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Groups, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings
Open Hours
Monday
12:00 - 14:30
17:00 - 23:00
Tuesday
12:00 - 14:30
17:00 - 23:00
Wednesday
12:00 - 14:30
17:00 - 23:00
Thursday
12:00 - 14:30
17:00 - 23:00
Friday
12:00 - 14:30
17:00 - 23:00
Saturday
17:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 73 King St E, Toronto, Ontario M5C 1G3, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Ontario  >  Toronto>  > Downtown
  • Neighbourhood: Downtown
  • Phone Number: +1 416-864-7373

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

Staying in Downtown

Neighbourhood Profile
Downtown
At the heart of Toronto, Downtown is the destination for cheap eats and fast fashion. Cut through by hip and trendy Yonge Street, the vibe here is young, with a strong student influence from the Ryerson University Campus. As a result, the Downtown area is always in flux: undergoing the construction of new facilities, with fresh retail spaces and pop-up cafes. Home to Toronto's largest indoor shopping mall, a number of vintage cinemas, and a healthy nightlife centered on the area's Distillery District bar and clubs near the East End, it's both an easygoing daytime spot and a popular party place after sunset. It also features some of Toronto's best outdoor landmarks, including Yonge-Dundas Square and the Nathan Phillips Square: perfect for a concert, a skate, or a relaxing sit-down.
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