Carisma

4.6
1220 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
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
  • Staff temperature check required
What 1220 people are saying
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Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant
4.6based on recent ratings
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4.6
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4.6
ambience
4.3
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93% of people would recommend it to a friend
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AnastasiaH
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

All was wonderful
Just the restaurant is around with buildings .

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Sheila
Toronto
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall3food3service5ambience5

Food wasn’t as good as the last time we were there. The risotto had a very raw like taste to it and wasn’t flavourful at all. If food is that overpriced it should at least taste good

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vipCathyV
Toronto
32 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding service an food!

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DebbieV
Toronto
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved the ambiance and amazing food!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing staff and delicious food! Always a first choice!

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Lukasz
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Amazing lighting, the service was great. The food was as well very good, although the steak was a little hard to cut through.

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vipFrankS
Toronto
27 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

So good great staff food is outstanding

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MLML
Toronto
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall1food1service1ambience2

It is the middle of summer in Ontario and the tomatoes in the Buffala salad were inedible. They reminded me of the tomatoes that we used to get that came in a box in the middle of winter.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The restaurant was amazing!!! Highly recommend! The owner, Michael, was a true delight!

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BHJV
1 review
Dined on July 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My wife and I celebrated our anniversary here and it was just perfect!

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LisaMarieM
Toronto
1 review
Dined on July 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food and service! 10/10 would recommend!

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on July 23, 2021
Overall1food1service4ambience2

Have been here many times before and the food was amazing however it seems that the chef/quality has changed. The pasta was tasteless and for what we got was way overpriced. Also, the owner Margot does not know how to treat return customers and thinks they don’t know what “good” truffle pasta tastes like. Needless to say, I will never be back.

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NicoleC
Ottawa
7 reviews
Dined on July 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Such an amazing meal!!!

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Sanj
Toronto
6 reviews
Dined on July 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great Anniversary dinner!

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PhilD
1 review
Dined on July 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was fantastic! And the service was perfect! Highly recommend Carisma.

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vipSnuffy
Toronto
38 reviews
Dined on July 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and great food! Our server Daniel was unbelievable!

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TesRing
Toronto
7 reviews
Dined on July 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful first time visiting post-lockdown. Service was knowledgeable, helpful and just the right amount of attentive.

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vipFrankS
Toronto
28 reviews
Dined on July 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

SO good great staff always consistent

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vipSkippy
Toronto
23 reviews
Dined on July 14, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Thank goodness we are back to eating out in restaurants. Not being able to enjoy all that Carisma has to offer has been tough. The food is amazing. Not a big menu but great offerings that are delicious. Try the spagatinni. As an appetizer or a main course. You will be glad that you did. Same with the scallops. Great service. Friendly and efficient. A must place to go for a special occasion or just a night out.

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vipShaf
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Carisma is our go-to for terrific Italian cuisine with fantastic service and a great ambience!

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LGTO
Miami
1 review
Dined on July 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful ambiance on patio and delicious food

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vipRishikaS
Birmingham
20 reviews
Dined on July 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service. The food was delicious. Great valve . Will definitely go back .

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MERCCCEDZ
Montreal
1 review
Dined on July 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very helpful staff, delicious food! Beef carpaccio was to die for. There’s something on the menu for everyone!

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Rich
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on July 7, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

I thought this is a fine dining restaurant, but in fact it just a neighborhood restaurant. Some servers didn’t wear their mask or even don’t know they have to cover their nose. Tables are too close and too crowded. I am just lucky sat near to a person who speak loudly at the table. Foods is ok for family type restaurant. Server told me the special pasta is shrimps and scallops, but only shrimps was on my plate. Scallops never arrive or may be I heard this wrong from the server.

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OpenTable Diner
Toronto
1 review
Dined on July 6, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Overall, was a great experience.
Scallops were the best I’ve had in town.
Gnocchi was excellent.
Risotto with prawns tasted great but risotto was slightly undercooked.
Cheesecake was amazing!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on July 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious as always

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Took my girlfriend here for a date night. The food was excellent( we had gnocchi and the seafood pasta). The service was extremely friendly and never left us hanging. The ambience was romantic. Definitely the place to go for the special date night!

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OpenTable Diner
Toronto
1 review
Dined on July 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing experience! Would go back 100%.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Toronto
4 reviews
Dined on July 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, ambience and Luis our waiter was top notch.

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vipLeeg
Toronto
13 reviews
Dined on July 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food served on a lovely patio! Can’t go wrong.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 2, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

The manager literally yelled at us and called us poor for not giving a random waiter a tip. The waiter who had been serving us wasn’t the one who brought the bill and we explained that to her and offered to give a tip and she kept yelling and said “clearly you need it more than they do”. This was so unnecessary and aggressive. The food also was super mediocre and the drinks came after 30 minutes. The manager honestly should be fired but her blatant disrespect. A complete fail.

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OpenTable Diner
Edmonton
2 reviews
Dined on July 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I don’t often bother to leave reviews but this was probably the best dinner reservation me and my boyfriend have ever had :) I wish more restaurants were like this one in the sense of all staff being very attentive, helpful, and friendly. Everything tasted amazing, our waters were never emptied, specials were told to us immediately, bread between meals, I could go on but you get the point. Unfortunately I don’t live around here, otherwise this would be my new favourite restaurant to go to.

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YZFlygirl
1 review
Dined on July 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Made to feel like family from the moment we walked in. Great food, great service.

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Kunit
Toronto
4 reviews
Dined on July 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food great service. All that matters

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Irene
Toronto
1 review
Dined on July 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

the awesome place we will be back for sure. The food was wonderful and delicious.

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OpenTable Diner
Toronto
1 review
Dined on July 1, 2021
Overall3food5service2ambience4

They didn’t split our bill even after we asked. Service is definitely bad.

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Nats
Toronto
1 review
Dined on June 27, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Loved every moment of the dinner. Staff super friendly. Food was delicious. Definitely going back.

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vipQingyangX
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on June 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on June 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a great experience
Owners personally spoke and greeted us
Place was lively
Food was very good
Service was excellent
Will certainly come back

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vipOpenTable Diner
Toronto
1 review
Dined on June 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food and superb customer service. Authentic Italian food that made my date night perfect.

FAQs

Carisma is rated 4.6 stars by 1220 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.