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Carisma

#20 of 6,817 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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New York City, New York
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79 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

I visited Carisma as it was right next door to my hotel and was very pleasantly surprised. By colleague and I did not have reservations but were seated immediately. The menu was not large but had something for everyone. The pastas were excellent and a very friendly wine list. The service was very attentive even though the restaurant did get... More 

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Thank minx1290
Burlington, Canada
2 reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Initially, staff were jovial. After ordering cocktails, we were then told the specials and placed our orders. Salads came within 5 minutes of ordering and we weren't even finished our cocktails yet. I suspect our entrees were quick on the heels of the salad but our corporate guest hadn't even finished her martini. The waiter started "hovering" over our table... More 

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Thank Ellen E
Hamilton, Canada
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33 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The staff were amazing, so friendly and happy. The food was delicious and delivered at a very good pace. The atmosphere is cozy and warm. I ordered the Osso Buco with risotto and it was so good, tender and flavorful. My husband had the veal chop with shrimp and he enjoyed it so much. The wine selection by our Waiter... More 

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Thank Shelly S
Toronto, Canada
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

there is nothing these guys won't do. tremendous old world service paired with fantastically flavoured dishes. you will not be disappointed.

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Thank DavisJones
Hamilton, Bermuda
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11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

OMG! If you plan on being in Toronto this is one restaurant that you MUST go to! Amazing food. Service and staff are second to none. The bread is the best! Definitely one of the best Italian restaurants I have ever been to. Plus one of the waiters used to work in one of our Italian restaurants in Bermuda. He... More 

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Thank Janet W
Ann Arbor, Michigan
1 review
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Arrived in Toronto late Saturday afternoon, hungry and tired, craving Italian. Our hotel directed us to Toula at the top of the Westin Harbour Castle. But a quick glance at recent TA reviews convinced us otherwise. Seemed that the place to go was Carisma on King, easily walkable in good weather from the Westin. But, alas, reservation apps showed no... More 

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Thank chwdrhed
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Reviewed 15 April 2017 via mobile

Omg So to start this let's talk about this bread omg the holly of all bread. I know it's a restaurant review but when u try this you know what ever comes next will be amazing I had buffalo mozzarella salad was a Perfect amount for a starter meal then I order yes not on menu my usual linguini rose... More 

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16 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 April 2017

I've been wanting to try Carisma forever, and wasn't disappointed! The service was very attentive without feeling overbearing. The sommelier helped us choose a wine for the evening, he was very informative and helpful. The appetizers (burrata and scallops) were amazing, both in terms of presentation and taste. The mains were not quite as good, the veal chop was a... More 

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Thank Michelle L
Toronto, Ontario
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26 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 April 2017

2nd visit here and both times we were very impressed with the service ...the attention to detail....and the delicious food! Freshly made pasta ... outstanding! We will be back!

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Thank marriedinmexico
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10 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 6 April 2017 via mobile

Great attentive old world service. Delicious food (osso buco!!). Great atmosphere. Can't say enough!

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Cuisine
Italian, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Groups, Romantic
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

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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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