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73 King Street East, Toronto, Ontario M5C 2V8, Canada
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Ranked #10 of 6,457 restaurants in Toronto
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Cuisines: Italian
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
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Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
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126 reviews from our community

91% Recommend
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  • English first
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English first
Toronto, Canada
Top Contributor
56 reviews 56 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2014 NEW via mobile

We live in the neighborhood and wanted to try something new. Encouraged by the reviews here, we decided to give the place a try, despite some skepticism about the rave reviews for what often turns out as merely adequate. The place was fairly busy at 7:00p on a Saturday, but ended up absolutely packed an hour later. We were greeted... More

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Northern Ontario
13 reviews 13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2014

Family run, cozy and romantic. The waiters are all over you upon entering the restaurant. We enjoyed a wonderful meal served by a waiter full of character (and excellent suggestions). Wine recommended met both the pallet and wallet (you CAN spend a lot of $$ on wine for sure). We had a glass of wine left (each) at the end... More

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Toronto, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2014

Excellent. Good food, good ambience, good service and good location for business lunch (or dinner) - bit of variety to usual Bay St. places.

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London, United Kingdom
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47 reviews 47 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2014

My partner and I booked this restaurant on a Saturday. As we entered, around 6.30pm, the restaurant was already pretty busy with a nice ambience. We were greeted by a few members of staff who showed us a variety of tables. As we came to sit down they offered to take our coats. The restaurant itself is beautiful. A predominantly... More

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Cumbria england
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31 reviews 31 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2014

This restaurant was recommended to us by the concierge in our hotel for a special occasion and is was superb. Food was excellent, wine was lovely the waiters were really helpful and friendly and enjoyed a conversation with you as well as the service provided. In a good area as well with other bars around the area to go too.... More

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Toronto, Canada
Top Contributor
116 reviews 116 reviews
112 restaurant reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2014

This was a humiliating experience. I went to the restaurant for lunch with a business acquaintance as his guest. I arrived earlier and I was shown our table. The restaurant was empty. Upon seating in the long bench along the wall, which was very uncomfortable, I asked to move tables. Grudgingly, I was moved even though there was no one... More

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Caledon, Canada
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2014

We so enjoyed our meal at Carisma last night. We were greeted warmly and the attentive service was incredible...Gracias Carlos! The carpaccio was wonderful and my lemon veal was tender and flavorful. My husband's calamari was also excellent and the creme brulee we thought we had no room for was a creamy delight. The decor and ambiance is modern and... More

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Toronto, Canada
4 reviews 4 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2014

This restaurant has it all. Great food, amazing service, and a hip vibe. The owners are always there and great everyone with warmth and hospitality. My husband takes clients there often and we now go there together whenever we are eating downtown. You will not be disappointed. The food is SO GOOD!!!!!!!

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washington, pa
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2014

I lived in Italy for 9 years and this Italian food is wonderful. Everything we ate was perfect and the wine list is great - best Amarone I've had in awhile!

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Northamptonshire, UK
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175 reviews 175 reviews
106 restaurant reviews
101 helpful votes 101 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2014

We were recommended to Carisma by a local business acquaintance. It proved a very successful and useful tip. Beautifully kept and maintained exterior leads to a similar interior. Restrained and elegant surroundings and a truly delicious meal served in this family-run Italian restaurant. The biggest problem was to try and choose an Amerone from a list of perhaps 10 of... More

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