We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
New! Find and book your ideal hotel on TripAdvisor — and get the lowest prices

Carisma

#17 of 6,607 Restaurants in Toronto
Certificate of Excellence
Neighborhood:
Downtown
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Neighborhoods
Neighborhoods
Get directions
73 King St E, Toronto, Ontario M5C 1G3, Canada
416-864-7373
Website
Today
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Open now
All hours
Hours:
Mon - Fri 12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Mon - Sat 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
More Info
Add Photo Write a Review

389 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveler rating
Traveler type
Time of year
Language
  • More
Showing 351: English reviews
Vaughan, Canada
Level Contributor
73 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

We had a really good dinner here. The atmosphere was really nice and the staff were very attentive even though it was a really busy night.

Helpful?
Thank KNGD
Level Contributor
21 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

My wife and I went here to celebrate my birthday. The meal was great. She had the grilled halibut and I had the veal with mushroom sauce. The server recommended the pasta appetizer and it was great ie boar meat sauce. We shared a cheesecake with fruit for dessert. Of special note was the service, which was superb and gracious-welcoming... More 

Helpful?
Thank Christopher N
Burlington, Canada
Level Contributor
41 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Buoungiorno Commadante! A familiar hello as we approach our table. This little authentic Italian resto on King St E is a wonderful expression of simplicity and excellence. I always suggest my guest go for the Burrata from Puglia, not the buffalo mozzarella... a striking difference. they had it this time and my guest enjoyed it as a complete lunch menu... More 

Helpful?
Thank divvy1
San Carlos de Bariloche, Argentina
Level Contributor
14 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Loved the attention, the delicious food and the ambience and the delicious tiramisu for dessert. Would go back, for sure!

Helpful?
Thank irener4938
Calgary
Level Contributor
52 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

What a great restaurant. Staffed almost entirely by European waiters and waitresses. They were attentive, professional and knowledgeable. The ambiance was terrific and bustling. Try the fennel and orange salad if you can. We also had vitello Al limone and the papardelle with a wild boar sauce. Served with house red and house white wines. Excellent!

Helpful?
Thank speedybee12
Renfrew, Scotland
Level Contributor
9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We arrived en spec looking for a table at Carisma last week and was not disappointed. From the kick off we were impressed with the service which just got better. Carlos our waiter had excellent knowledge of the menu and was able to give recommendations - his knowledge of European football was also quite impressive. Food was excellent and the... More 

Helpful?
1 Thank karenscott17
dekalb, illinois
Level Contributor
293 reviews
160 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 184 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Title says it all. I'm not sure why it is rated so highly. Interesting, creative dishes served well. Place gets a bit loud, especially when seated next to a drunk couple.

Helpful?
Thank peter t
New Westminster
Level Contributor
5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is some of the best Italian food I have ever had. Very cool ,sophisticated room. Busy, but the service was impeccable. A hand made pasta starter with truffles was out of this world. Had grilled Branzino. Probably could have eaten it twice as it was so wonderful. The wine list is superb.

Helpful?
Thank chrisjE115KN
Vaughan, Canada
Level Contributor
8 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I was impressed with the ambiance when I walked in for the first time. Upscale, dark, and vibrant. The food was good, the steak was really good, the fish (halibut as a special) was dry (don't order it). The apps (grilled calamari and carpaccio) were ok/average, I've had better! I would say 3.5 out of 5 overall. The service however... More 

Helpful?
Thank Farruss
Brampton, Canada
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Very classy place, Ate here a few days ago and had an excellent meal. Place was very busy but the food was still of a high quality and was not compromised in any way.

Helpful?
Thank Mike92mike

Travelers who viewed Carisma also viewed

 

Been to Carisma? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing
Improve this listing

Restaurant Details

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
Cuisine
Italian, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Romantic, Business meetings, Special occasions
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
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 73 King St E, Toronto, Ontario M5C 1G3, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Ontario  >  Toronto>  > Downtown
  • Neighborhood: Downtown
  • Phone Number: 416-864-7373

Questions & Answers

Here's what previous visitors have asked, with answers from representatives of Carisma and other visitors
1 question
Ask a question

See all questions (1)

Questions? Get answers from Carisma staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

Staying in Downtown

Neighborhood Profile
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.
Explore this neighborhood