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Carisma

#31 of 6,942 Restaurants in Toronto
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73 King Street East, Toronto, Ontario M5C 2V8, Canada
416-864-7373
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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
Most recent review
Good meal

We were seated in the back is a fairly quiet area adjacent to the bar so there was lots of interesting activity to watch around the bar. Mains were veal chop and veal osso bucco. Both were very good with nice tasty sides. I would say we have had better examples of each but still very good... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 16, 2015
FuzzyBeaver
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Montreal, Canada
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Montreal, Canada
Top Contributor
367 reviews 367 reviews
207 restaurant reviews
200 helpful votes 200 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015

We were seated in the back is a fairly quiet area adjacent to the bar so there was lots of interesting activity to watch around the bar. Mains were veal chop and veal osso bucco. Both were very good with nice tasty sides. I would say we have had better examples of each but still very good. Excellent wine recommendation... More 

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Austin, Texas
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97 restaurant reviews
96 helpful votes 96 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2015 via mobile

Service was excellent. Food was very good, but not great. Veal chop was good, but a little tough. Wine list was not outrageous, but a little over priced. Would return.

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Toronto, ontario, Canada
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12 reviews 12 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015

Some of the best food and customer service that we've experienced! Amadeo, our waiter was attentive and made the experience that much better! The food, the ambiance and portion sizes were excellent as was the wine selection. Overall, we were very impressed.

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Port Moody, Canada
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121 reviews 121 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015

we were 5 for dinner and as expected the service was impecable, how ever we had all read some of the reviews on this restaurant and were maybe over-expectant about the food quality ? It was good food, but it was a liittle short of what we had read about. The portions a little small, the wine very over priced.... More 

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Stoney Creek, Canada
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015

I started with the scallop appetizer, it was seared to perfection, which I know can be a little tricky. For dinner I had the ravioli with duck confit, again a superb dish. I got the impression you really couldn't be disappointed no matter what your choice. Now, the 2 most outstanding points, which alone will bring me back to this... More 

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12 reviews 12 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015

There are no words to describe this dinning experience, this was our first time there and the service, the food, the ambiance, the portion size the prices everything was perfect! This is now our new favorite restaurant.

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Toronto, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

My husband and I visited Carisma for an early Valentine's Dinner. The service was exceptional, the ambiance lovely, and the food was great. You feel like you are getting a taste of real Italy at this restaurant, and everyone worked hard to ensure we were thrilled with our meal. The pasta was delicious, as were the salads. A great little... More 

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Edmonton, Canada
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33 reviews 33 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2015

My wife and I were staying at the King Edward Hotel in Toronto and were looking for a restaraunt closeby as it was minus 20 C. I found Carisma on Trip Advisor and the reveiws looked good so we wandered over. Am I ever glad we did. We were greeted by Margie, the Italian matriarch who quickly led us to... More 

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Newport, United Kingdom
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17 reviews 17 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2015

As a group of 6 we ate at Carisma on New Years Eve 2014. The restaurant was busy but this didn't slow the service or impact on the quality of food. Really relaxed atmosphere. Worth a visit.

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Seattle, Washington
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015

Our first night in Toronto and we had the best meal! Antipasto special for 2 to start. Then Osso Bucco and Veal Scallopini. Everything was done to perfection. The wait staff was excellent and we met the owners-so nice! For dessert warm molten chocolate cake and blood orange creme brûlée. Couldn't have been more perfect. Great Italian wine too! We'll... 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

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