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“Italy in Toronto”
Review of Carisma

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Ranked #20 of 8,851 Restaurants in Toronto
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Italian
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Dining options: Late Night, Reservations
Neighborhood: Downtown
Reviewed October 25, 2012

I've just dined on wild boar and veal stuffed ravioli. I can't say enough about the quality of food and character of the serving staff. Truly an authentic Italian experience. I'll be back.

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Reviewed October 23, 2012

If you are looking for excellent Italian cuisine with good ambiance and terrific service in downtown Toronto, you needn't look further than Carisma. It's located on King Street, not an area noted for its restaurants, but is well worth the visit. The interior walls are painted black and the tables are set around a large circular bar with bottles of wine stacked around. The servers are mature, expert and efficient, and the food is terrific. For starters our party of three enjoyed beautifully prepared and delicious scallops with mushrooms, grilled calamari and foie gras, and we followed up with roast tenderloins of veal and beef, high quality produce, cooked to perfection. Carisma has a strong wine list and we chose an excellent Chianti Classici Riserva at 100 dollars. Including the wine and before the tip the bill came to 110 dollars per head, expensive but a fair price for a great evening out.

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Reviewed October 19, 2012

Our family went on a week night and found it to be a very nice and comfortable place to dine. The service and food were from very good to excellent. It is certainly one of the better places to dine in the Greater Toronto Area although there are other more known / expensive establishments. We will return and would recommend it (as many others have indicated as well).

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Thank RHiller
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Reviewed October 18, 2012

Friendly old-world Italian atmosphere. Very high energy restaurant - bit too noisy perhaps. But food, service and value very good! Excellent food and wine selections. Would certainly recommend and will return.

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Thank dawna70
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Reviewed October 13, 2012

Very warm,helpful, fun and chatty staff with a strong family run feel. Great atmosphere and the food and wine were brilliant. Good portion sizes and very tasty with plenty of sides. We will be telling all our friends to come here and we will be back soon.

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Thank funtime_explorer
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