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Carisma

#20 of 6,589 Restaurants in Toronto
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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
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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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  • 12
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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
Impressed authentic food

Arrived without reservations, which was no problem. Food quickly served, though waitstaff not overly attentive at onset - took a while to arrive for order. Food was very good, and reasonably priced. Wine list less so. Would return.

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 28, 2015
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79 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015 NEW

Arrived without reservations, which was no problem. Food quickly served, though waitstaff not overly attentive at onset - took a while to arrive for order. Food was very good, and reasonably priced. Wine list less so. Would return.

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Broxbourne, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015 NEW

We were recommended to this restaurant by the Trump Hotel, and it is indeed a first class Italian restaurant. The food is excellent and the atmosphere very buzzy.

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Manchester UK
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34 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015 NEW

While in Toronto for a conference we were lucky enough to find this great restaurant. The atmosphere food and staff were all equally as good. I wanted carbonara but it wasn't on the menu no problem the chef made it for me. It was the best I have had. I had the scallops for starters the melted in my mouth.... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015

Visited with work friends while in town for a conference, this place is located centrally. Friendly and helpful service, great food and wine, we had a lovely relaxed evening. Prices are reasonable for the quality. Would recommend highly!

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Toronto
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57 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

Having spent a month in Italy last year my wife and I have been searching for a restaurant in Toronto to come close to the experiences we had. Having tried numerous restaurants, Carisma is the closest to the real deal in Toronto. The food is phenomenal and rivals many of the excellent dishes we had including the excellent sea bass,... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2015 via mobile

We showed up at 4:15 for our 5:00 reservation, weary from a day of walking the city and, although they weren't open for dinner until 4:30-5:00, they sat us and asked for our patience as they finished prepping for the dinner crowd. Within minutes they asked for a beverage order and as soon as they were ready (before 4:30) they... More 

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Long Island, NY
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2015

Impeccable service from very friendly staff. Food was outstanding...when I asked for a meatless recommendation, waiter asked if I was full vegan....that was a first!! He steered me to a plant based meal that was to die for!! Paired it with a great wine and suggested a great dessert!!!!

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2015

I really enjoyed my meal here in this friendly Italian restaurant a fcouple of minutes walk from king St underground. The staff were extremely friendly and service was excellent. The food was very good and the pasta was clearly freshly made. Make sure you leave room for dessert

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2015

Having just returned from Tuscany, where the Italian food is second to none, I was skeptical that Carisma could come close to providing delicious Italian food. But..I was not disappointed and neither were my two guests. Fabulous pasta, fish and wholesome fresh tomatoes .. That actually taste like tomatoes. Lovely decor, fabulous service ... I'll be coming back with regularity

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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2015

We went with another couple of sixty-somethings and our two daughters each with two very young children thinking this could be a disaster. From the moment we entered this upscale place, the wait staff took control of the kids and made the adults feel not only welcomed but comfortable. In the best Italian tradition of enjoying children, the staff quickly... More 

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Additional Information about Carisma

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

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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?