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Carisma

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73 King Street East, Toronto, Ontario M5C 2V8, Canada
416-864-7373
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12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Closed now
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Hours:
Mon - Fri 12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Mon - Sat 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Late Night, Reservations

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  • 54
    Very good
  • 12
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  • 4
    Poor
  • 5
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Excellent Menu

Friendly and attentive staff, nice presentation, and a charming bartender. Calamari was fresh and tender, pasta well prepared. Wine a bit pricey but excellent selection.

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 20, 2015
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Senior Contributor
22 reviews 22 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW

Friendly and attentive staff, nice presentation, and a charming bartender. Calamari was fresh and tender, pasta well prepared. Wine a bit pricey but excellent selection.

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St. John's, Newfoundland and Labrador
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19 reviews 19 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

My husband and I recently ate at this lovely Toronto restaurant. It was a wonderful experience. Staff members were attentive and we received excellent service. The menu was varied and the wine list extensive. The focus, of course, was on Italian food and drink. Despite the presence of a few loud and slightly intoxicated patrons, we still managed to have... More 

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Senior Contributor
27 reviews 27 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

This was a great find. The food was excellent, my husband raved about the Caesar salad. Both of our entrees Were prepared to perfection . I had a penne with tuna, tomatoes, olives and capers - so simple but so delicious. My husband had paparadelle with a wild boar ragu. Service was impeccable.

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Victoria, Canada
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88 reviews 88 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
111 helpful votes 111 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015

We had a lovely evening at charisma. Risoto porcini. Excellent. Vittello Al Limone. Nice wine. very pleasant evening. Thanks to servers.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2015

The staff at this restaurant are extremely helpful and the service is excellent. The food is very good, I had the ravioli with duck confit and it was the best italian meal I had in a long time. This is not just a cookie cutter italian they try to do something different with the menu while using very fresh ingredients... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2015

I've been to Carisma many times, it's definitely one of my favourite spots in the city for authentic Italian! The service is perfect and very friendly, and you'll always get a very warm welcome from the owners. I love the warm mushroom salad and the wild boar pappardelle in particular, but you really can't go wrong with anything on the... More 

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Toronto
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65 reviews 65 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2015

Warm welcome at the door, comfy seating, friendly vibe. Delicious food and yummy wine selection. Don't miss the buffalo mozzarella salad. They know how to prepare fish, and vegetables too! Unhurried service with a smile. All in all, a very pleasant dining experience. Will definitely return to this restaurant.

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Harlingen
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2015

Very attentive service and personable staff. They were not shy about making recommendations which supplemented my initial choices. The app platter allowed me to taste calamari, mushroom salad, buffalo mozzarella and a prosciutto wrapped morsel - all delicious, and I didn't have to choose. My main course was a duck confit ravioli with mushrooms like I've never tasted before. I... More 

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Brussels
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161 reviews 161 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2015

This is absolutely a restaurant one must visit when in Toronto ( that is, if you like Italian food). Service is very good ( although with an"Italian touch"), prices are reasonable, good choice of whin ( quite expensive on the Italian wines !!!), fresh food, very well prepared. The restaurant is somewhat dark and noisy, but still ok. Visited by... More 

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Toronto
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015

Amazing ambiance and fantastic service. Went to Carisma with some friends for dinner, the service was impeccable just as the other reviews stated. The bread - silly as it sounds - is heavenly! The wine list makes my heart happy and the menu was filled with options that suited our party of 8. The gnocchi were a highlight and I... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 73 King Street East, Toronto, Ontario M5C 2V8, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Ontario  >  Toronto
  • Phone Number: 416-864-7373

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Italian
Open Hours
Monday
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Tuesday
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Wednesday
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Thursday
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Friday
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Saturday
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm

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