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Carisma, Toronto, ON

Carisma

4.8
4.8
1481 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.

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Booked 21 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    Italian

  • Hours of operation

    Lunch Tue–Fri 12:00 pm–2:00 pm Dinner Mon–Sat 5:00 pm–10:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (416) 864-7373

  • Payment options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Executive chef

    Allan Hilario & Andy Szeto

  • Catering

    Please contact CARISMA directly or email us at info@carismarestaurant.com for details on Catering.

  • Private party facilities

    Corporate Meeting or Family Affair? Lunch or Dinner? Set Menu or A La Carte? We have you covered. This cozy space can accommodate two separate groups of 20, or one group of 40. With access to our bar for cocktails, a gorgeous view of our wine cellar, separate coat check and more!

  • Private party contact

    Monica: (416) 864-7373

  • Neighborhood

    Downtown / Financial District

  • Cross street

    Adelaide & Church

  • Parking details

    Parking is available on the street.

  • Public transit

    King St. Subway Station

  • Additional

    Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Wine

Menu

View menu on restaurant's website

What 1,481 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.8
4.8 based on recent ratings
  • 4.8Food
  • 4.8Service
  • 4.7Ambience
  • 4.4Value

NoiseModerate

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  1. EM

    EvanM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Amazing service! Extremely friendly! Exceptionally fast

  2. C

    Cynthia

    Toronto

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Excellent food and service in a beautiful atmosphere. This is now my go-to spot.

  3. R

    Robb

    Montreal

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Always wonderful food. Special orders made beautifully and w/o fuss. friendly and comfortable environment

  4. V

    joseV

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Yesterday my wife and I went to celebrate our wedding anniversary. We had an amazing experience. The pasta was so fresh, best I had in Canada. Everything was good, all the people that work there are very friendly , always checking on us . I'll comeback soon. Thank you

  5. HP

    HannahP

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Amazing handmade pasta! We had a wonderful waiter who was very helpful with a wine selection. They are very accommodating and willing to alter any menu item to meet your needs!

  6. O

    Out4dinner

    Montreal

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on May 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Wonderful service Delicious meal with good variety of choices We will now be regulars at Carisma

  7. L

    Lisa

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great service and food! I would highly recommend to anyone looking for a nice Italian restaurant in Toronto.

  8. C

    Carla

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    This place is a hidden gem! Food is absolutely amazing. Service was fantastic.

  9. J

    Jake

    Toronto

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on May 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    food was great and the service even better. Loved our waiter Sasha

  10. FM

    FernandM

    Tampa

    12 reviews

    2.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on May 7, 2022

    overall2food2service3ambience3

    Tables très collées les unes sur les autres Très bruyant et service beaucoup trop rapide comme si on voulait que nous quittions le plus rapidement possible. Vins très chers

  11. K

    Kelsey

    Calgary

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 7, 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience3

    My partner has a sensitive stomach and so we took a chance on Carisma for our 5 year anniversary dinner. His appetizer and entrée were delicious - a home run on both and he surprisingly ate every bite. My appetizer was amazing, if unexpectedly expensive for what was offered, but unfortunately the spaghettini I ordered with the black tiger shrimp in brandy tomato cream sauce was a lot spicier than anticipated making it mostly inedible for me. I ate some of the dish but was unable to finish most of it because of the overwhelming spice. I mentioned it to the server when we were paying our bill (someone else cleared the plates so I had no opportunity to bring it up with our server before that). I mentioned it as a suggestion to add to the menu that it's a spicy dish and after paying he offered some complimentary tiramisu - which my partner and I don't eat . It was a kind gesture but a little late. Overall a successful meal though and the atmosphere was pleasant despite the busy Saturday night restaurant.

  12. MT

    MarkT

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    Excellent but busy and lots of people. Don't go if you are COVID cautious.

  13. T

    Tully

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We had the tasting menu. Appetizers were amazing, pasta fantastic, fish delicious, beef a little to be desired. Dessert was amazing. Service was like being at home so warm, welcoming, helpful and quick. Ambiance was elegant. Would definitely return but would order off the menu next time.

  14. S

    Sceptical11

    Toronto

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 5, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience4

    Food was a little sloppy. Pasta slightly undercooked. Steak tough.

  15. K

    Kamal

    Toronto

    16 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on May 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    The owner himself around all the time with personal attention to the customers ... always enjoyed this beautiful place

  16. MR

    MarkR

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Been a few times in last year... Absolutely incredible service, and unforgettable food!

  17. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Toronto

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on May 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    Consistently a great restaurant

  18. SC

    StephaneC

    Montreal

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Friendly welcomming and service make it such a nice play to be each time.

  19. M

    Mack

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Our experience at Carisma was absolutely amazing! You could tell that they strive to make sure you feel cared for and leave feeling that you had the best experience possible. Our server was extremely knowledgeable about all the drinks/ menu and helped us to pick our food which was perfect portions and the most delicious authentic Italian dinner you could imagine. My mom and I are already planning our next visit back to treat our family/ friends to the wonderful experience we had.

  20. GS

    GS8593

    Vancouver

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on April 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Outstanding The service excelled and we went with their suggestions on wine and went with the tasting menu Excellent Thanks to all the staff

  21. PP

    PaulP

    Hawaii

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on April 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Excellent experience, very attentive service, great food, family owned business atmosphere.

  22. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Atlantic Canada

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on April 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Fabulous food and wine. Great service.

  23. FS

    FrankS

    Toronto

    32 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    32 reviews

    Dined on April 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Hands down one of the best restaurants in the downtown core great vibe great food wonderful staff led by a great owner So good

  24. D

    Deanna

    Toronto

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on April 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Delicious food. Attentive and jovial service. Lovely space. Noise level is not too loud. We had a vegetarian and celiac diners, and all were happy.

  25. p

    paulc

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    one of our most favorite restaurants, we try to visit every time we come to Toronto

  26. w

    woody

    Toronto

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on April 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great! Wonderful food and fantastic service

  27. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on April 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    It was fabulous

  28. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Indiana

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Superbe soirée Merci Armando ✨

  29. J

    Jazz

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    The food is so authentic and absolutely delicious! & the service is amazing! Will definitely be visiting again!

  30. R

    Robboyko

    Toronto

    19 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on April 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    This is hands down the best Italian restaurant with the greatest service in all of Toronto. I ABSOLUTELY LOVE this place!!!!

  31. DP

    DamianoP

    Toronto

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Always a go to place. Great food. Service great. Will go back, agian!

  32. LB

    LindaB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 19, 2022

    overall5food5service3ambience4

    Excellent food, great atmosphere. Very happy with the service and overall experience.

  33. G

    Gordo

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great wine, great food recommendations, they got us out in time for Scotia Arena.

  34. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Toronto

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    I LOVED THIS PLACE!!!!!! So did my mother:) very classy place and super rare to find this type of elegance in Toronto from food to servers. Deeply impressed by everything. It was worth every dollar and it’s not even expensive in my book compared to other fancy restaurants I usually go to.

  35. JO

    JimO

    New York Area

    40 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    40 reviews

    Dined on April 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Fantastic dinner as always!!!

  36. HS

    HollyS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Amazing food, attentive servers. Overall great experience

  37. RA

    RobertA

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 15, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience1

    After booking a reservation and arriving to the location, we realized that the place isn't even open. The doors were locked and the place was empty. This completely derailed our plans, as we had a lot of trouble finding other restaurants that weren't full since it was the weekend. This restaurant needs to do a better job at communicating with OpenTable to inform them whether or not they were open. I may give this place another chance in the future, but I'm hesitant to book again because of this experience.

  38. K

    Kayla

    Toronto

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on April 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Best service I’ve experienced at a restaurant in a long time!

  39. BD

    BrianD

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    This is without a doubt my favourite restaurant in Toronto. Always excellent food, service, and atmosphere.

  40. DI

    DINOP

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    I had a great experience. I would totally recommend.

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily

FAQs

Carisma is rated 4.8 stars by 1481 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

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Booked 21 times today
Google Map for Carisma

15 Toronto St Toronto, ON M5C 2E3

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Adelaide & Church

  • Neighborhood

    Downtown / Financial District

  • Hours of operation

    Lunch Tue–Fri 12:00 pm–2:00 pm Dinner Mon–Sat 5:00 pm–10:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Italian

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Parking details

    Parking is available on the street.

  • Public transit

    King St. Subway Station

  • Payment options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Allan Hilario & Andy Szeto

  • Additional

    Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Wine

  • Phone number

    (416) 864-7373

  • Catering

    Please contact CARISMA directly or email us at info@carismarestaurant.com for details on Catering.

  • Private party facilities

    Corporate Meeting or Family Affair? Lunch or Dinner? Set Menu or A La Carte? We have you covered. This cozy space can accommodate two separate groups of 20, or one group of 40. With access to our bar for cocktails, a gorgeous view of our wine cellar, separate coat check and more!

  • Private party contact

    Monica: (416) 864-7373

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