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“Excellent food and service” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Carisma

Carisma
73 King Street East, Toronto, Ontario M5C 2V8, Canada
416-864-7373
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Ranked #28 of 6,781 Restaurants in Toronto
Cuisines: Italian
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
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Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
Hamilton, Canada
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 8 cities Reviews in 8 cities
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
“Excellent food and service”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2014 via mobile

We were treated very well from start to finish. The food was excellent , as good or even better than what we have had in Italy. The carpaccio is the best that we have had in a long time; literally paper thin with a lovely truffle oil. The sale with brossa, a special that night was very good. The brossa was very creamy and nice. Calamari is very good and recommended. The veal is deliciously tender and flavorful which is often hard to find in a restaurant. The staff were engaging with a great sense of humor. The service was excellent and it is worthwhile going by their recommendations. We will definitely visit Carisma again.

Visited February 2014
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Date | Rating
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Portuguese first
  • Any
English first
Canada
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4 reviews 4 reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
“Lovely restaurant”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2014

My husband and I have had dinner here twice. I enjoyed both experiences as not only was the food excellent but the service was very personal and exceptional. I can't wait to bring some of our friends there.

  • Visited November 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Toronto, Canada
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3 reviews 3 reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
“Favorite meal EVER!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2014

Exceptional restaurant including food taste, waiter friendliness and atmosphere. The warm beet salad, which only comes out on the specials menu, is THE BEST thing I have ever eaten. There were two pastas I could not decide between and waiter allowed me to split my plate so I could have both which was very nice.

  • Visited November 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Toronto, ON
Top Contributor
60 reviews 60 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 11 cities Reviews in 11 cities
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
“Very good food. Excellent Service. Welcoming Atmosphere.”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2014

A new-to-us neighbourhood gem, featuring traditional Italian dishes, but each with just the right accent of innovation and unexpected detail. They use the freshest of ingredients [no Sysco formula stuff here], and cook each dish from scratch, right down to the gelato.

Service was European professional grade, and none of them blinked at any requested deviations from the printed card. Most impressive for me, was the lengthy offering of half bottles of wine - a sensible and highly welcome departure from most Toronto wine lists.

I'm just sorry we didn't get here sooner.

  • Visited January 2014
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Toronto, Canada
Senior Contributor
38 reviews 38 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 14 cities Reviews in 14 cities
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
“Class and excellence”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2014

We've been to charisma on several occasions, each time enjoying our experience. last night we celebrated a birthday there and as usual, the meal, service and overall ambiance were superb. Margie helped us with a wonderful bottle (or 2) of fabulous wine and our entrees included tuna tartare and scallops, which were outstanding. The main courses included sea bass, halibut and a grilled medley all of which were thoroughly enjoyed, served with a smile. A special dessert for our birthday was made up of several of the outstanding desserts. I can't say enough about the services here, which really puts charisma head and shoulders about most of the competition. The owners are ALWAYS present and take great pride in ensuring that their patrons are satisfied. Don't miss this spot. it's one of the best in Toronto!

  • Visited January 2014
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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