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Caro on James, hamilton, ON

Caro on James

4.6
4.6
559 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.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 16 times today

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  • Order online
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Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Italian

  • Hours of operation

    Brunch Sat, Sun 10:00 am–3:00 pm Lunch Mon–Fri 12:00 pm–4:00 pm Dinner Mon–Thu 4:00 pm–10:00 pm Fri 4:00 pm–10:30 pm Sat 3:00 pm–10:30 pm Sun 3:00 pm–10:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (905) 529-2379

  • Payment options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Neighborhood

    Hamilton

  • Cross street

    James St. North and Robert Street

  • Parking details

    Municipal lot accessible via Mulberry St. Metered Street Parking available on James St. North

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wine

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What 559 people are saying

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4.6
4.6 based on recent ratings
  • 4.6Food
  • 4.5Service
  • 4.4Ambience
  • 4.4Value

NoiseModerate

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  • Southern Ontario

    Italian

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  1. NB

    NeilB

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall3food4service3ambience1
    The food was great but the seat I was in with my date was freezing. Kind of ruined the experience.
  2. JB

    JennyB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food4service4ambience3
    Love Caro and we always have a great experience, the only complaint I have about this visit is our pasta was not hot. We didn’t complain, as I hate sending back food, we ate it all! But it definitely was not hot, room temp at best. We will still come back.
  3. JW

    JulianaW

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall3food4service4ambience3
    The food was delicious and portion sizes were not too big, but generous enough that I could bring some leftovers home for my hubby. The polenta fries were really good, and a perfect choice for sharing. We were seated in the front room which was a tad chilly, but there are baseboard heaters and a fireplace to warm the space up. We encountered a minor issue with one of our meals but the staff were very apologetic and comp’d the meal and offered free dessert to make up for it. Overall, a nice dinner out, would like to return to try the pizzas and they looked and smelled amazing!
  4. B

    Bighead

    Toronto

    30 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    30 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall3food4service3ambience3
    Solid good pizza and pasta selections under a casual setting.
  5. AM

    AlexM

    Toronto

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on November 29, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Excellent meal; service suffered slightly as the room filled up, but overall great!
  6. EC

    ElisaC

    Toronto

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 29, 2022

    overall4food5service3ambience5
    We had an excellent dinner. Love the ambience. Our only complaint was the long wait for our dinner. It may have been due to staffing but it would have been nice to have been told.

    Caro on JamesResponded 5 days agoHello Elisa, thank you for your review. We apologize for the long wait for your your dinner, and that your experience at Caro didn't live up to your expectations or ours. I would love to hear more about your experience and have sent you a private message with my email address.

  7. D

    Dottie

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a lovely dinner, food was great as well as the services. I just wished we had a little more pasta in our dish.
  8. V

    Vanessa

    Northern Territ

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on November 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and service. Very cute spot! Will most definitely be coming back!
  9. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing service, even better food!
  10. HA

    HAhmet

    Toronto

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 19, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Pasta was a little too salty but overall ambience and service was great, would go back for the pizza!
  11. DT

    DeeT

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 16, 2022

    overall5food5service3ambience5
    Delicious food and wonderful setting. Can’t wait to go back.
  12. AJ

    AJ22

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 15, 2022

    overall2food1service4ambience4
    Got the spaghetti with shrimp and ricotta gnocchi. Both were way too salty and loaded with cream, the spaghetti had basically no shrimp.

    Caro on JamesResponded on November 18, 2022Hello, thank you very much for your feedback. We apologize that your experience at Caro was not up to your expectations or ours. We would love to get some more details regarding your visit. Please contact us at the email provided in the private message we have sent you.

  13. LD

    LauraD

    Toronto

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 12, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    Food was amazing - loved the polenta fries and caro bread!
  14. AE

    AliceEF98

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing food and service as always! So glad they have such great gluten-free options!
  15. MO

    MichaelO

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food, great staff, really nice place to eat!
  16. S

    Samia

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent service as always. Food is always top notch.
  17. JA

    JerriA

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    What a great restaurant- the food was wonderful and the staff were friendly and helpful.
  18. M

    Melkor

    Tampa

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on November 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a lovely server who was helpful in making menu choices The meatball appetizer was excellent. Tasted nice and fresh Short rib pasta was delicious I was expecting some short ribs in the dish but it was incorporated into the Basra and sauce Mushroom pizza was absolutely perfect. Will return
  19. M

    Momo123

    Toronto

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    We celebrated my husband's birthday at Caro with our two grown sons. We greatly enjoyed it. While the menu is not huge, there was something for everyone to enjoy. The Caro bread is fabulous, and the pizza crust is the best I've ever had.
  20. TM

    TimM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Caro has a great vibe. Feels intimate though it is a larger space. Staff was very helpful and very friendly. Food was excellent. Great value.
  21. KR

    KarleeR

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 4, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Great food and service. Fun atmosphere. We will be back!
  22. CS

    ClaireS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    A welcoming warm experience. Great quality food and service. Highly recommended.
  23. B

    Bianca

    Toronto

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had an excellent experience dining here before heading to a show at FirstOntario Concert Hall. We informed the staff we were on a time crunch and our waitress helped accommodate our time restraints very quickly. The food was incredible and we would go back in a heartbeat. See you soon, Caro!
  24. h

    hungryjoanne

    Richmond

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on November 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our lunch was great - the prix fixe menu provided good choice and solid value. The food was delicious, service was friendly and attentive - we’ll be back!

    Caro on JamesResponded on November 3, 2022Hi, Thank you for your review. We're so glad that you enjoyed your lunch. We cannot wait to see you again. Cheers!

  25. JV

    JakeV

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This place is amazing all around!! My partner and I were so impressed with the outstanding food and service!
  26. C

    Cyd5

    Toronto

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on October 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Excellent service! Server knew what Celiac was (many do not!), and ensured meal was gluten-free. Made helpful wine recommendations. Arugula salad with chicken was delicious.
  27. LR

    LisaR

    Toronto

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food and drinks were delicious, server was excellent, atmosphere was great.
  28. CT

    CTDI

    Toronto

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on October 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Ordered from their prix-fixe lunch menu. The arugula salad and gnocchi were both delicious and a scoop of gelato was also included for desert. The meal and service were top notch!
  29. JA

    JoeAck

    Toronto

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on October 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Have been to Caro on James North many times over the years. Always get good service, good food, and good value. Would highly recommend them, whether for a dinner for two, small group, or larger gathering.
  30. TV

    TimV

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Chairs were uncomfortable but the food was right up there with the best (Rapscallion, The French, The Mule).
  31. SH

    StevenH

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 22, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience5
    Pleasant environment friendly staff excellent food
  32. S

    Sarah

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Server was wonderful, but loud out in the covered patio thing
  33. I

    Issi

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My absolute favourite dish ever is the Ricotta Gnocchi they serve! I would drive from Timbucktwo for it! I think that they should win an award for this recipe!
  34. CM

    ChrisM

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 21, 2022

    overall2food2service3ambience4
    Space is decent. We got our food before we got our bar drinks. Pizza was mediocre. Price was fair.

    Caro on JamesResponded on October 22, 2022Hi Chris, Thank you for your review. We're sorry that your experience was not up to the expectations that we strive to meet. I would be interested in hearing more about your experience. Please feel free to email me at brandon@carorestaurant.co m and we can arrange a time to discuss. Regards, Brandon

  35. SE

    SandraE

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    We were a party of three and had a wonderful evening at Caro. It was not busy and we lingered for hours over dinner and never felt rushed. We shared the Caro bread which was absolutely delicious. I would definitely order that again. It was plenty for the three of us to share along with the arugula and pear salad (shared two ways) which was also delicious. I ordered the short rib rigatoni and would highly recommend. Meat was melt in you mouth tender and left you wanting more. Pasta was perfectly al dente. Since it was one of our birthday, we were given a dessert gratis which we appreciated. I will not hesitate to return soon. (And honestly, I am not affiliated with this restaurant in any way!)
  36. JT

    JenniferT

    Toronto

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 16, 2022

    overall3food1service3ambience5
    All persons (4) at my table received extremely salty pasta. 2 dishes were sent back. We received no comp for this awful food. The drinks were amazing though :)
  37. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 16, 2022

    overall5food4service4ambience4
    Pros: - Great food quality - Great Service - Good value, pricing was good. Spent $120 for 4 drinks, (3 cocktails), 1 app, and 2 mains Cons: - Pasta serving size was smaller than expected - Could’ve had some music playing
  38. RG

    RugbyGuy

    Vancouver

    30 reviews

    5.0

    30 reviews

    Dined on October 16, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Very nice brunch on a Sunday morning. Food was great.
  39. BT

    BarbaraT

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Such a great restaurant! Loved the ambience and the food was delicious and very reasonably priced. I would definitely recommend Caro to a friend.
  40. AP

    AmeliaP

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful experience at Caro and our server was great! Food was amazing! Can’t wait to come back

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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 559 OpenTable diners.

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

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 16 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Other options

  • Order online
  • Logo image for Uber Eats
Google Map for Caro on James

229 James street North, hamilton, ON L8R 2L2

Additional information

  • Cross street

    James St. North and Robert Street

  • Neighborhood

    Hamilton

  • Hours of operation

    Brunch Sat, Sun 10:00 am–3:00 pm Lunch Mon–Fri 12:00 pm–4:00 pm Dinner Mon–Thu 4:00 pm–10:00 pm Fri 4:00 pm–10:30 pm Sat 3:00 pm–10:30 pm Sun 3:00 pm–10:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Italian

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    Municipal lot accessible via Mulberry St. Metered Street Parking available on James St. North

  • Payment options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wine

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