Caro on James

4.6
269 Reviews
CAN$30 and under
Italian
A light and airy space with great modern Italian cuisine and cocktails. A place that you can call home, with friendly staff, great atmosphere and many laughs to be had. This is a restaurant that our dear guests, friends, family and community can enjoy for years to come.

Safety precautions

Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Contact tracing information collected
  • Proof of vaccination required to dine indoors
What 269 people are saying
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MichelleG
Toronto
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food never disappoints. Did feel like we were being rushed out by the server at points.

Cheesecake was totally under baked for my taste. I will always go back, however.

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CatarinaF
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food and service. Not too expensive. Definitely will be back to try the pasta.

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Aaliyah
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food = AMAZING
Waiter = funny, outgoing, made the experience memorable! I can’t recall their name sorry but they were from Halifax and now reside in Hamilton and their family out West now.

Such a great time, it was my birthday dinner with my parents and boyfriend and it was amazing! Thank you guys so much!

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JohnnyG
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Or experience at Caro was just fine the place was bumping at 8:30 PM with a ton of 2030 somethings… We are 60 sometimes. So it was a little loud for us I want to go that didn’t take away from learn to use the delicious pizza

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KateR
Toronto
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time at Caro, the food and service were exceptional. Everything was fresh, flavourful and hot. Our server was lovely and the ambiance was exactly quaint and cozy. Will definitely be back and will recommend.

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SusanG
Toronto
1 review
Dined on November 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great to find a good restaurant open on a Monday for lunch. The food was tasty and I especially liked the polenta fries. Also prix fixed lunch offerings a great value. Many inspiring offerings on the menu to make me definitely want to return.
Gloria our server was attentive and very pleasant.

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MaxS
1 review
Dined on November 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We stopped in with another couple after the football game and had a fabulous meal. Started with calamari, bread and the most wonderful cocktails. We each had a different entre from pizza to shrimp spaghetti. We all thoroughly enjoyed our meals. The service was attentive and we all agreed that we would be coming back soon.

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GraceM
1 review
Dined on November 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love this place! Great vibe, cozy but not crowded and really indulgent food options.

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Daniella
1 review
Dined on November 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, ambience & service! The aroma in the place was mouthwatering

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ZoeB
Toronto
5 reviews
Dined on November 24, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Cute spot! Friendly prompt service, food was delicious :)

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PaulM
1 review
Dined on November 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We’ve been to the Ottawa street location several times and have been impressed every time. The location on James is no different. Everything was fantastic. Our server had a new trainee shadowing her and both of them were so funny and friendly. It was a fabulous Tuesday night out.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall1food4service1ambience1

Food was good! However, the service was extremely unfriendly and untimely. We waited 15 minutes for a reservation we made. Then waited 10 minutes for water. I never got the appetizer that I ordered. And we waited an hour and 15 minutes for entrees which came at 10:15. They close at 10:30. Music was also bad.

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LeslieF1441
Toronto
1 review
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The food and drinks were delicious. Our server Chloe was fantastic. Great night out thank you.

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DawnO
Toronto
1 review
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Toasted foccacio bread and poached eggs - awesome!

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Rachel
Toronto
1 review
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service was friendly and helpful from the moment we arrived. We appreciated their diligence in checking our proof of vaccine & ID. Mostly importantly, the food was absolutely delicious. We had a lovely visit.

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Sades
Toronto
1 review
Dined on November 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Super tasty food! Our server was awesome - knowledgeable and made our night out even more fun! The drinks were tasty, the chicken Parmesan was huge, the gluten free pizza tasted like real pizza and everything tasted fresh and handmade. Would definitely come again!

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JennyS
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on November 19, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Our first time there, the food was delicious, we tried the Ceasar salad, duck pizza and butternut ravioli, all were very good. Our waiter was attentive and prompt. We will go back.

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Molly
Toronto
1 review
Dined on November 17, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

My partner and I went here for our 8 year anniversary dinner and had a wonderful experience. The person who helped us was friendly and helpful with questions we had about the menu. Our food came promptly and was delicious! Prices were medium-high but I would do another anniversary dinner here again!

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JoeAck
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Have been to both Caro restaurants (James St. N. and Ottawa St.) many times. Always have friendly service, delicious food, and hip, comfortable atmosphere . . . all at a great price!

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Eddie
1 review
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience4

It took forever for the waitress to acknowledge us and take a drink order. She tried to pour our wine in glass that came right out of the dishwasher and were hot to touch. We had to ask her to replace the glass with room temperature glasses. Pasta was so over cooked it was mushy and the pasta had congealed together. There was only a few pieces of beef short rib meat in the pasta.
The other 3 guests with me had a similar experience with their meal. The Arugula salad was good as was the Calamari.
She did not ask us if we wanted desert, coffee or tea.
It was a terrible experience and disappointing as it was the first time the four of us had experienced indoor dining in the last 18 months. We will not be going back to this restaurant.
By the way, I never write a review that is negative, but I had no choice this time due to the poor experience had by the four in our party.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 12, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience3

A little too bright, a little too loud, but the food, value and server Josh were terrific!

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justuraveragedude
Toronto
1 review
Dined on November 12, 2021
Overall4food3service2ambience4

loud atmosphere, food was good but the space was very tight compared to the amount of ppl there

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OpenTable Diner
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on November 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The only complaint our group had is that it was too noisy and it was difficult to hear people at our table. Please turn it down.

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Spins
Toronto
1 review
Dined on November 10, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Servers were very friendly. A little disappointed in the food.

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PamelaD
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience2

Food and wait person great, but noise level was excessive

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RitaG
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was our first visit to Caro but we will be back. Food was delicious and customer service outstanding. Our table was not ready when we arrived so they gave us mimosas while we waited - nice touch. After we were seated they brought out a pizza as an appetizer to make up for the wait.

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JenykaW
1 review
Dined on November 6, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

We had a reservation and it took us 10 minutes to be seated and the waiter never came back to serve us at least water. So we got up and left after 20 minutes and went to murlberry.

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DianeP
1 review
Dined on November 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

the best gluten free pizza i have ever had! super affordable too so thats always a bonus!

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PattyD
1 review
Dined on November 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was great, food was delicious!! Would definitely go back and let friends and family know about Caro!!

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Christine
Toronto
1 review
Dined on November 4, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

The staff are very friendly. The food tasted great

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Michelle
Toronto
1 review
Dined on November 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What a great little gem! Smells were amazing as we walked in and the taste did not disappoint.

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PaulC
1 review
Dined on November 2, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

The fixed price lunch menu was great value, good portions and good food. Will definitely come again.

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BurlingtonBob1
Toronto
1 review
Dined on October 31, 2021
Overall4food4service2ambience4

Party of two of us. Both had the porchetta eggs benedict which was quite good, especially the porchetta meat. Potatoes were very good. Coffee was brought in a press so we could do our own refills which I liked.
Tables were reasonably well spaced and background music level was ok. Server was very attentive and did his best but the food was very slow coming from the kitchen. From the time we ordered food until it arrived was at least 30-35 minutes. People around us seemed to be served faster, so maybe it depends what you order.
But we would go back.

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JoeAck
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always, the food was delicious! Server was friendly and on top of things, even though it was busy. Will definitely continue to eat at Caro (both on James North & Ottawa Street).

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Visited Caro on James for a lovely little lunch date with my mom on a Friday afternoon. Food and atmosphere are absolutely fantastic. Service was quick, kind and very helpful. This has become a new tradition for my mom and I. We love a modern twist on Italian food and we love what Caro on James is serving up. Looking forward to our next visit!

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Jerksister1
Toronto
4 reviews
Dined on October 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The lunch deal is fabulous! Delicious three course meal at a great price. Service very friendly. A relaxing, comfortable atmosphere. Will definitely return! Thank you!

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MattD
1 review
Dined on October 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was great, beer was great, love this spot! So good!

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Julia
Toronto
1 review
Dined on October 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was an amazing experience with my family! The service, food and overall vibe of the place was amazing! Highly recommend this place and will definitely be back :)

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Shai
Vancouver
9 reviews
Dined on October 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A rarity as Caro on James consistently provides good food and service

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Pleasant entry, all covid protocols in place, using QR code for contact tracing info.
Cocktails were varied, tasted great! Beer and wine selection good (Clifford Brewing is a mainstay).
Relaxed atmosphere, upscale casual. We weren’t rushed at all.
Food: pizza, pasta, apps and salad. Pizza is one of the best in the city. We had the Omar and although the toppings were a bit different, they worked together. The crust is perfect, thin but tender inside. I highly recommend and I’ll be back!

FAQs

You can order delivery directly from Caro on James using the Order Online button. Caro on James also offers delivery in partnership with Uber Eats. Caro on James also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (905) 529-2379.

Caro on James is rated 4.6 stars by 269 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.