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#18 of 6,792 Restaurants in Toronto
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73 King St E, Toronto, Ontario M5C 1G3, Canada
+1 416-864-7373
Mon - Fri 12:00 - 14:30
Mon - Sat 17:00 - 23:00
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12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW 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.

Thank Kristie B
Mississauga, Ontario, Canada
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70 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

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.

Thank P_Vegas
Oakville, Canada
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65 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago 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 

Thank NLfoodie65
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467 reviews
292 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 267 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

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 

Thank ilovedgreece
Mississauga, Ontario, Canada
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

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 

Thank DebbieBruce
new york
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61 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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 

Thank JJLNY4321
Toronto, Canada
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43 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We love Italian. This meal was to be a chance to catch up with friends we hadn't seen in some time, and who also like Italian fare. Once we were seated and had ordered drinks, and just nicely getting going with catch-up, our server came by with menus. We wanted to enjoy our drinks and the socializing, so didn't bother... More 

2 Thank antiqueshowscanada
Kelowna, Canada
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400 reviews
166 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 115 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 December 2016

We chose carisma for the Italian food and wine...and were not disappointed. Our waiter was from the Veneto region where we had travelled earlier in the year and helped us find a wine we had enjoyed there. We started with The Insalata di Funghi and the Capesante con Funghi. Both were delicious. We then had the Vitello al Porcini and... More 

1 Thank Terry L
Toronto, Canada
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389 reviews
267 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 129 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 December 2016

Carisma was the choice of our friends, and it turned out to be a very good one. We all started with a cheese appetizer: buffalo mozzarella which was good although I have had smoother, richer tasting ones. A dribble of balsamic at the side and a few tomatoes accompanied it. I wish I had waited to dip my slice of... More 

1 Thank unhappytraveller123
Vaughan, Canada
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112 reviews
81 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 December 2016 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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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Italian, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Romantic, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings
Open Hours
12:00 - 14:30
17:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 14:30
17:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 14:30
17:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 14:30
17:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 14:30
17:00 - 23:00
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
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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