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Carisma

#23 of 6,600 Restaurants in Toronto
Certificate of Excellence
Neighborhood:
Downtown
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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
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37 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

A buzzing and nice place for dinner. Our waiter was excellent. The dinner service was a little to fast for my liking for an upscale restaurant like this. The lemon veal and fillet steak with foie gras was great and the special truffles with tagliatelle in garlic and butter were all very good.

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Thank AsadullahKazmi
los angeles
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4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Loved our dinner here. Warm mushroom salad was so flavorful. The fresh bread with a little salt and rosemary, baked then set lightly upon olive oil... Fresh fish was perfectly prepared. The servers were attentive and the family who runs it were engaging and happy. Wish we had time to go a second time!

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Thank veejer
Toronto
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I recently visited Carisma for a business dinner. What a wonderful experience. Host and I do call him host because he was just that; was amazing. I am a vegetarian and although the menu did not have a vegetarian selection, our host provided me with a lovely meal. From the antipasti onward, it was pure excellence. I am not a... More 

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Thank salomeii
Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
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31 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Excellent in every respect. From the moment you arrive you are treated like royalty. The food is exquisite and the attentiveness of the servers is good but not overbearing or intrusive, They provide you with menu choices not listed and the chef is willing to make changes to accommodate. An excellent dining experience.

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Thank Glen F
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

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. Our waiter Carlos was very friendly and kept us amused between courses.

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1 Thank Martyn D
Toronto, Canada
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14 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Carisma lives up to its name. The staff are friendly, professional and helpful with menu and wine selection, and they have the art of attentive service while giving your group an enjoyable private time down to a science. The whole restaurant has a nice buzz of energy, which I chalked up to happy customers enjoying their meal - and overall... More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Was recommended by the hotel concierge,as I did want a pizza type of place.the staff were extremely friendly ,happy ,made you smile.the food when it arrived was heavenly .the cook has come from Italy ,and it's true Tuscany fare. Mushroom starter Pasta with meat and truffle starter Ricotta cheese gnocchi starter The mains ...fresh fish of the day Ossobucco very... More 

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1 Thank rosem111
Toronto, Canada
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I went to Carisma for the first time with my family a couple of weeks ago and it did not disappoint! The service was friendly and attentive (without being overbearing), and the food was outstanding. To start, my husband and I split the grilled calamari and the carpaccio, and both were perfectly prepared and delicious. We also split pastas for... More 

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Evansville, Indiana
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38 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We visited Carisma after a full day of walking around Toronto and were feeling a little dazed. Carisma has a quiet comfortable atmosphere which was exactly what we needed. The wait staff are fantastic. With our dazed and confused state our server was very accommodating with our inability to find something that was “just right”. He talked us through some... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We split a mushroom and goat cheese salad that was warm and one of the best salads we have ever tasted. The warn bread they serve when you arrive has olive oil already on it and is like eating desert if you are a bread lover. The main course and desert also were we'll prepared and beautifully presented. Service was... More 

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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
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Special occasions, Business meetings
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 Street East, Toronto, Ontario M5C 2V8, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Ontario  >  Toronto>  > Downtown
  • Neighborhood: Downtown
  • Phone Number: 416-864-7373

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  • 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.
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