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Carisma

#10 of 6,752 Restaurants in Toronto
Certificate of Excellence
$$$$
Neighbourhood:
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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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Vaughan, Canada
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112 reviews
81 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Went here for an office Christmas party. Had very high hopes based on previous reviews. Unfortunately it may have been an off day for them. Although many of our appetizers were delicious, the mains left room for improvement. The ravioli was dry, the gnocchi although very light lacked flavor, and a few cuts of meat and seafood were charred from... More 

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Wasaga Beach
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157 reviews
110 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 107 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

We travel to Italy once or twice a year, have dined in 27 Italian cities. This place is the closest to authentic Italian dining that we've found in Toronto. Welcoming staff, attentive. Their bread is just amazing (if you're going to splurge on carbs, eat this bread!) Best grilled calamari we've had. Gnocchi were fluffy pillows of deliciousness (I asked... More 

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Toronto, Canada
1 review
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

I booked this event early November. Firstly, when I was inquiring over the phone, I asked Michael the owner if there was a private room. My exact words were "is it a private room" because it was a surprise birthday party. He said yes. Clearly, it was not a private room. It was in the back corner. This was an... More 

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Jasper, Canada
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2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

We were staying at the Fairmont Royal York and wanted to go for an Italian dinner, concierge recommend Carisma and we are so glad they did! At first I was a bit confused that so many different people were taking care of our table.... But it was actually super cool! Everyone works together as a team and takes care of... More 

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montreal
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22 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We recently enjoyed a lovely, intimate family dinner for four. From the moment we entered the restaurant, we were treated like long-time valued patrons. We were directed to a cozy corner table. We started with a deliciously silky lobster bisque, along with warm crusty bread drizzled with excellent olive oil. Two of us opted for the excellent red snapper while... More 

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Halifax, Canada
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140 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The food and service at this restaurant were excellent. It's relatively expensive though (both food and wine). I was with a group of 10 on a Saturday night, and the place was full and noisy.

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Cincinnati, Ohio
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68 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Food was fantastic, but the service was even better. Wine selection was inventive and made the meal. Having the waitress and sommelier work with you at the same time to pair your entrees with the right wines was a treat. This place is on my list of best places to eat in Toronto - and Toronto has amazing places to... More 

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Fort Worth
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700 reviews
283 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 200 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a nice place for a quiet or romantic meal. The food is good, service attentive and the room is darkly peaceful. The menu is simple with a number of added specials. Pasta dishes are very good as is the crusty Italian bread.

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Montreal, Canada
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562 reviews
313 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 272 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The food was fabulous but the noise level detracted from the experience. The service is friendly and very professional. The sommelier provided and excellent recommendation for a wine that went well with all the meals. Appetizers were grilled calamari and scallops. Both were perfectly cooked and had wonderful flavours. Mains were pasta with shrimp, fish of the day and osso... More 

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toronto
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21 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

First of all - the place was packed, full of old Italian male waiters which was fun. Service was great and attentive. Wine as suggested by the waiter was very good, and (cheap) at $80. Apps as suggested by the waiter were very good. The pasta was just average though - parpadelle with boar ragu - sauce was rather bland... 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
Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Romantic, 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?

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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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