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Ratings and reviews

Certificate of Excellence2015 - 2019 Winner

Food and ambience

Italian, European, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Special occasions, Romantic, Large groups, Business meetings

Location and contact


Insalata Carisma
Organic mix greens, granny smith apple, walnuts, asiago, pommery mustard vinaigrette
Insalata Di Cesare
Romaine hearts, shaved parmigiano reggiano, pancetta, herbed croutons, house dressing
Insalata Di Funghi
Warm wild mushrooms, organic mix greens, goat cheese, balsamic vinaigrette
Insalata Di Bufala
Bufala mozzarella, vine-ripened tomato, extra virgin olive oil, basil seedlings
Calamari Alla Griglia
Grilled calamari, warm moroccan black olives, scallion tomato sauce
Zuppa Del Giorno
Penne Con Tonno
Penne, tuna, moroccan black olives, capers, tomato ragu
Spicy sausage, ricotta salata, tomato sauce
Gnocchi Quattro Formaggi
Ricotta gnocchi, four cheese sauce
Casarecci, pancetta, wild mushroom, cream veal jus
Spaghettini, anchovies, cauliflower, bread crumbs, pinenuts, aglio olio
Pappardelle Al Cinghiale
Pappardelle, wild boar ragu
Tagliolini Ai Gamberi
Tagliolini, black tiger shrimp, brandy tomato cream
Risotto Ai Porcini
Risotto, porcini mushroom, white truffle oil
Duck confit, truffled polenta, root vegetables, port wine reduction
Galletto Con Funghi
Oven-roasted free-range chicken breast, wild forest mushroom jus
Vitello Al Limone
Veal scaloppine, lemon white wine
Vitello Saltimbocca
Veal scaloppine,‏ prosciutto, sage
Pan-seared Branzino, extra virgin olive oil & lemon
Pesce Del Giorno
Piatto Del Giorno
Supplementary Bread
All secondi come with daily vegetables and potatoes.
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner
Italian, European
Reservations, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We have being going to Carisma for years. It was our go to place for a lovely dinner. We were regulars. They moved from ther old location around the corner about six months ago. We have been four times to the new location. The decor...More

Date of visit: May 2019
Thank Jim A
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We have dined at Carisma twice in the old location. This is the first time in their new digs. First impression left me a bit cold, I liked the ambience of old versus new. The service is fantastic but the food is mediocre. We had...More

Date of visit: May 2019
Thank artondeb
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We had a wonderful first dinner at Carisma this past weekend. Our friends - who have been here several times - suggested it, at it lived up to to their rave reviews. We were given a warm and friendly greeting on arrival and taken immediately...More

Date of visit: May 2019
Thank FullCleveland
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Fine Italian dining .... a must visit for that special dinner; or that special you. Valued accordingly, but you certainly get what you pay for and the service was fantastic (as was the food). Thanks Dan for making the experience even better.

Date of visit: May 2019
Thank L-Bonvoyage
Reviewed May 19, 2019 via mobile

We chose Carisma based on proximity to Elgin and Winter Garden theatre and had a great pre show experience. Made a 5pm reservation before the 8pm show so we wouldn’t be rushed and had the whole place to ourselves for an hour or more at...More

Date of visit: May 2019
Thank S7697RQalanm
Reviewed May 11, 2019 via mobile

We are fortunate to be able to go to slot of restaurants. This is the best one we’ve been to in a long time. Great ambiance, owners great at door, service staff is trained to represent their food, Italy, and employers with pride. The food...More

Date of visit: May 2019
Thank 958jasonf
Reviewed May 7, 2019

Our first time, but will definitely return. Excellent menu and superb service. Our selections of Osso buco and delicate fish fillets perfectly prepared and flavored.

Date of visit: April 2019
Thank Constance B
Reviewed April 9, 2019

This was our first visit to the new location and we were not disappointed. The food and service were both exceptional. Carisam is our number one choice for Italian food in Toronto.

Date of visit: April 2019
Thank Dvp35
Reviewed April 8, 2019

Carisma- you may look different, but you're still simply amazing! This new space is incredible while adopting the same amazing food and service with OUTSTANDING decor! This new space is incredible. Nothing in the city even compares! Carisma has a fresh new look without compromising...More

Date of visit: March 2019
Thank Lynda44Toronto
Reviewed April 3, 2019 via mobile

Carisma has been around a long time and their new location is awesome. Food is always well made and presented. Service is enthusiastic and the best waiter is “Cy”.

Date of visit: April 2019
Thank makalu8000
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a strong student influence from the Ryerson University
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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
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Dan C
May 2, 2017|
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Response from Margaret D | Reviewed this property |
Yes there is a paid lot right beside the restaurant.
Joe R
February 16, 2016|
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Response from Vera C | Reviewed this property |
I do not think so, but the best thing will be to call restaurant directly. Ph. 416 864-7373
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