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Carisma

#21 of 6,844 Restaurants in Toronto
Certificate of Excellence
Neighborhood:
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73 King Street East, Toronto, Ontario M5C 2V8, Canada
416-864-7373
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5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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Hours:
Mon - Fri 12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Mon - Sat 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff

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  • 213
    Excellent
  • 72
    Very good
  • 14
    Average
  • 5
    Poor
  • 9
    Terrible
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
Very good food and service

All portions of the meal were very good from the appetizer to desert. Service was entertaining as you get way more attention than usual.

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
Eric S
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

All portions of the meal were very good from the appetizer to desert. Service was entertaining as you get way more attention than usual.

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Thank Eric S
Toronto, Canada
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5 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The food at Carisma is very good but the service is amazing. The servers were very attentive without being annoying. They knew the dishes well and were charming. We had reservations for 9:30pm on a Saturday and thought that perhaps it would be kind empty given the time and financial district location but it was packed. Even so the restaurant... More 

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Thank jdodds_11
Toronto
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236 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 100 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

The restaurant was busy but our table was ready for us. It is a little noisy but we find that as the norm for Italian restaurants. Just part of the atmosphere. The starters were great. Beef carpaccio, sea scallops and tuna tartare were all tasty and not too filling. We all had the Orriechietta with spicy sausage which was very... More 

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Thank Airsucker
Toronto, Canada
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64 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Got suckered into going here with work collegues. Made me realise why I disliked it so much in past. Overpriced food, mediocre flavors and service with an attitude. Blah!

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Thank LoverOfFoodNSpirits
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My wife and I have been meaning to try this restaurant for awhile as we moved into the area awhile ago. We were thrilled with the food. From the classic grilled calamari with olive and tomato, tagliatelle with truffle and the osso bucco Milanese everything was spot on. However what really thrilled me was the professional and friendly service. A... More 

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Thank Roger O
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Came for a business lunch. Wanted to try this place for a while as it's always packed on my walk home from work. It was a full-house for lunch so clearly a popular place. Complimentary warm bread in olive oil and rosemary, absolutely delicious. The best thing about this restaurant is the service: very attentive, friendly, without being intrusive. Our... More 

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Thank mellymelle
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Went here with my family for my birthday. The staff are so friendly and funny and really make it feel like a special experience, as does the atmosphere. The food is also unbelievable. When we asked them to recommend a wine they brought us a great bottle which was also one of the more reasonably priced ones aka didn't try... More 

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Thank Caitlin R
Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Carisma is a very nice experience with over the top levels of service. It is a not a particularly big place, but there were at least ten service people of staff on the Saturday night we were there. Probably half of whom stopped by our table at some point. But service is only as good as the food and we... More 

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Thank TJAHY123
Surrey, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2015 via mobile

The owner and his family were so warm and inviting. The food was amazing and service was attentive without being intrusive. A great restaurant and we would definitely return.

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Thank Ferguson13
Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2015

Service was excellent and the food too. Pasta appropriately al dente. Everything well prepared. Good wine selection too.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 73 King Street East, Toronto, Ontario M5C 2V8, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Ontario  >  Toronto>  > Downtown
  • Neighborhood: Downtown
  • 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?

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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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