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73 King Street East, Toronto, Ontario M5C 2V8, Canada
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Ranked #13 of 6,666 Restaurants in Toronto
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Cuisines: Italian
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
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Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
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  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Portuguese first
  • Any
English first
Top Contributor
163 reviews 163 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
76 helpful votes 76 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014 NEW

This is a very nice spot. Nice decor. Not too dark, Not too loud, but just about right on all accounts. Friendly. The dishes were nice. Gnocchi excellent. Spicy sausage pasta very good. Not inexpensive but not over the top. For the quality of food and the service, the value is there. Recommend.

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Corner Brook, Canada
16 reviews 16 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

The lovely spot comes with my highest recommendation. The ambiance is calm amidst the chaos of King St, the service attentive and helpful without being pushy, and the food..The food! I was treated royally - recommendations made and explained without pressure to prefer, the wine suggested.. All to the gentle sultry tones of Ella Fitzgerald in the background. Carisma is... More

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Milton, Ontario, Canada
3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

food was fantastic, no complaints. Waiter old school italian, very rush when it came to ordering anything. We had to tell him to stop and we would let him know when we are ready. Lots of open tables so no need to rush us, party of 8 attended. Food 10/10. Service 7/10.

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Port of Spain, Trinidad
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34 reviews 34 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

What a most enjoyable evening. From the moment you walk in the door you're greated with an Italian warmth. Quickly seated and then the efficient service began. We had 2 waiters, one for food one for drinks and wine. In ordering our wine our waiter was knowledgeable and guided us to having a glass of wine seperate to the bottle... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014 via mobile

Wine list is interesting and deserves a good read. Many little treasures but dont worry a very friendly server will guide you to the best wine for you. Then comes time to choose your food from the menu and the day's specials ... Wow such selections. I went for the tuna tartare (best i have ever ate) and the taglioni... More

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Boston, Massachusetts
Senior Contributor
22 reviews 22 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014 via mobile

The place was dimly lit and almost smokey when we arrived about 10 minutes late for our 8:45 reservation on a late summer Friday night. We we quickly shown to our small 2 top table near the bar. The waiter and other staff members all spoke with a thick Italian accent that we almost thought it was caricature. It wasn't.... More

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Newboro, Canada
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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014

The maitre d' personally selected recommended courses. Each one was exceptional. Very attentive seervice without being overbearing. Planning to return!

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Top Contributor
116 reviews 116 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
113 helpful votes 113 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

I was staying at the hotel next door and was sent here by the concierge, who promised I would not be disappointed. It was a business dinner, with a colleague who's just as demanding when it comes to food as I am. The fact this colleague is Italian made me a little nervous about going to an Italian restaurant, but... More

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Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

Went to Carisma on a Tuesday night based on concierge's suggestion. I had seen some of the reviews on this website prior to going to Toronto, and though it has gotten some fantastic reviews (and is in the top 20!) I just wasn't that impressed and had written it off. The concierge at our hotel, just a couple of blocks... More

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cleveland ohio usa
12 reviews 12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

Very good Italian food. the staff was fabulous - helpful with food and wine choices - and the Owner stopped to chat

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