Carisma

4.7
1337 Reviews
CAN$31 to CAN$50
Italian
Steps away from the King Edward Hotel, Toronto’s financial, business, theatre, shopping and culinary districts. Carisma offers something a little different.

With a long history of being in the business, including restaurants such as Il Mulino and Barolo, Carisma prides itself on offering impeccable real Italian food and quality service.

Carisma epitomizes the overall dining experience. Whether it is a drink at the bar, or a culinary journey where you enjoy food with your senses first. It is a place where you feel at home and coming for years, even if its your first time.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
  • Proof of vaccination required to dine indoors
What 1337 people are saying
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4.7
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4.7
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4.4
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IceGal
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Everything was great ..... if I had to complain about anything it would be that I felt they were rushing us through

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MegM
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic service! Definitely will return!the ambience is also lovely. And we were so well accommodated with our baby.

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Katie
Vancouver
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely love this restaurant! Food is always amazing and is my number one choice when friends and family come to visit Toronto.

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vipFrankS
Toronto
28 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best Italian restaurant in the Bay Street Corridor wonderful staff food is second to none

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OpenTable Diner
Toronto
4 reviews
Dined on November 19, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience4

The complimentary bread was amazing ! The fries were very mushy and undercooked
The gnocchi was good and so was the veal, very well cooked
Service was amazing. Small tight area though, a little too loud
Overall nice experience

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SAICSteve
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on November 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Took my wife for her birthday. They gave us a great semi-private table in a corner behind the front door. It was perfect. Romantic. The food and the wine were amazing. We highly recommend.

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DirienD
Toronto
1 review
Dined on November 18, 2021
Overall3food2service3ambience3

The lasagne we ordered was cold. They brought a new one, but no excuse or what so ever.

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vipJessicaR
Toronto
7 reviews
Dined on November 18, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience5

Service was exceptional! Ambiance is very nice. Everyone is extremely welcoming. Started with the scallops & spinach. Good, but maybe missing a bit of oomph. The focaccia bread…wow. Had the perch special and although it was nice and light, definitely not $45 worth. Missing something. The kind staff made up for it!

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Leah
1 review
Dined on November 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely amazing from start to finish. The food was five star and so was the service.

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TDubs
Toronto
1 review
Dined on November 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome experience!!! Would definitely go back! Food and service was perfect!

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NataliaB
1 review
Dined on November 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great restaurant for business meetings and date nights. The warm focaccia is a welcome statement!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Toronto
4 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Elegant, comfortable, great food. Carisma is a classic.

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JennyR
Toronto
1 review
Dined on November 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic as always!

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upnorthgirl
Toronto
4 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Outstanding as always! Our go to anytime when come to TO! Food is so delicious!! Service second to none! You can feel the sense of pride from all staff! We recommend Carisma to anyone looking for a restaurant suggestion in TO.
Only slight complaint was that it was very loud when we were there but we went late on a Saturday so that’s to be expected.

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BradS
1 review
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Lovely but too loud to really enjoy the dining experience

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vipbrucea
Puerto Vallarta
9 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Service, food and wine all excellent. Very crowded...no space between tables, no coat check. Even servers had trouble getting between tables.

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vipBecky
Montreal
6 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Always love to come to Carisma when I’m in town for a quick business meal.
Pasta are amazing and great wine selection!

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OpenTable Diner
Toronto
1 review
Dined on November 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Overall, it was a great evening out. It wasn’t as intimate an environment as I thought it might be, and was much louder than I expected it would be; however we did enjoy ourselves.

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paul
Toronto
1 review
Dined on November 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Attentive staff, very good food and great choice of wines.

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SBToronto
1 review
Dined on November 9, 2021
Overall2food2service4ambience4

Wasn’t worth the price of admission. Unsatisfied with both quantity and quality of the food. Ordered Tagliolini with duck confit and couldn’t even find a piece of duck!

Service and atmosphere were fine, but otherwise don’t see the value.

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Graeme
1 review
Dined on November 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food and service. Great atmosphere and the staff and very good at their jobs. Very accommodating as well. Definitely going to be going back there.

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LisaT
Detroit
11 reviews
Dined on November 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a great evening. Exceptional professional service. Meal was super. Had white truffle pasta and pan fried pickerel. Both excellent. Great vibe. Busy without feeling chaotic. Will definitely return.

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Hunn
1 review
Dined on October 30, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Overall it was a good experience. Food was good too.

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AdrianB
1 review
Dined on October 30, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Fabulous restaurant. You either get this next comment or you don’t; this is how it is done. They get it. Every place can have a hiccup but it is ALWAYS how they fix the problem that matters. It was busy, we were sat quickly but waited for 10-15 minutes for a drink order. The woman who seated us clearly noticed and came swooping in and from that point on it was 2 minutes. The food was spectacular and other than bitter sage garnish it was perfect and well thought out. If you get it, go here. If not, I’m sure they won’t miss ya!

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vipRenee
Montreal
9 reviews
Dined on October 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was not my first time and the food is always delicious. The waiters are always great. Beware that the pasta portion is very small, so not suited for a big appetite. The veal was perfect.vPersonnally I would have liked a little more time in between services, I suppose it is my preference, as I like to enjoy the evening. I will go back though and I highly recommend.

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AmiF
Toronto
1 review
Dined on October 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I can not say enough about the service and the attention to details we received. The staff went above and beyond to insure our dining experience was great. The food was delicious as well which made for a perfect evening. I would recommend anyone who is still a bit Covid shy to feel very comfortable and enjoy a taste of what life use to be like and hopefully will be again.

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BrendaM
Toronto
1 review
Dined on October 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The herbed lamb chops were fabulously delicious as ws the veal milanisie .We will return !

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Terry
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

From the beautiful decor to the exceptional service and wonderful flavours. This is a top quality restaurant

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vipOpenTable Diner
Montreal
5 reviews
Dined on October 20, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Portion very small

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JDGit
Toronto
22 reviews
Dined on October 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food! Amazing service! We will
Definitely be back!

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TinaR
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on October 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great restaurant! The service was perfect. Many food options to choose from. Gluten free friendly too.

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Nutmeg
1 review
Dined on October 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The location of Carisma is excellent - great central location however not easily identifiable - had we not been looking specifically for it, we would have missed it all together. Lovely, bright decor, beautifully decorated and very comfortable. Very friendly and professional staff and most welcoming and attentive. Food was excellent and very reasonably priced for fine dining. Will definitely return.

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vipAHGonOT
Toronto
81 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

A refined dining choice - very attentive service ( but a bit too impatient - wine list - ordering seemed overly present while our group chatted and hovered over us to clear the dishes 2-3 times as we finished our course ) The owners are true restauranteurs and make you feel good about the evening - cudos to them !

Also a very crowded table setup if you are not 100% sure about indoors eating in a still present COVID environment

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alonh
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on October 15, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

food is good. drinks ok. fast service. portions are a bit small for the price.

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ThomasR
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on October 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent food and service. Not cheap though. Wine is very expensive.

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viponthelistbaby
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Amazing service!

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ShandeneM
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Good food , good service , nice ambience! Good for birthdays

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OpenTable Diner
Toronto
15 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved the ambience. Great patio. We are from Niagara that once lived in Toronto 👌

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Anon
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on October 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went here recently for my birthday and the waiter and food was superb. The waiter made us feel so special and always checked in and the truffle pasta was incredible!

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DoctorP
Toronto
1 review
Dined on October 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding as usual. Had a very enjoyable evening.

FAQs

Carisma is rated 4.7 stars by 1337 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.