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Carisma

#16 of 6,804 Restaurants in Toronto
Certificate of Excellence
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Neighbourhood:
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73 King St E, Toronto, Ontario M5C 1G3, Canada
+1 416-864-7373
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Today
12:00 - 14:30
17:00 - 23:00
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Hours:
Mon - Fri 12:00 - 14:30
Mon - Sat 17:00 - 23:00
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Calgary
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58 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 August 2016 via mobile

What a great restaurant. Staffed almost entirely by European waiters and waitresses. They were attentive, professional and knowledgeable. The ambiance was terrific and bustling. Try the fennel and orange salad if you can. We also had vitello Al limone and the papardelle with a wild boar sauce. Served with house red and house white wines. Excellent!

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Renfrew, Scotland
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9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 August 2016

We arrived en spec looking for a table at Carisma last week and was not disappointed. From the kick off we were impressed with the service which just got better. Carlos our waiter had excellent knowledge of the menu and was able to give recommendations - his knowledge of European football was also quite impressive. Food was excellent and the... More 

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dekalb, illinois
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334 reviews
182 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 192 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 August 2016

Title says it all. I'm not sure why it is rated so highly. Interesting, creative dishes served well. Place gets a bit loud, especially when seated next to a drunk couple.

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Thank peter t
New Westminster
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9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 August 2016

This is some of the best Italian food I have ever had. Very cool ,sophisticated room. Busy, but the service was impeccable. A hand made pasta starter with truffles was out of this world. Had grilled Branzino. Probably could have eaten it twice as it was so wonderful. The wine list is superb.

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Vaughan, Canada
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14 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 July 2016 via mobile

I was impressed with the ambiance when I walked in for the first time. Upscale, dark, and vibrant. The food was good, the steak was really good, the fish (halibut as a special) was dry (don't order it). The apps (grilled calamari and carpaccio) were ok/average, I've had better! I would say 3.5 out of 5 overall. The service however... More 

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Brampton, Canada
1 review
Reviewed 30 July 2016

Very classy place, Ate here a few days ago and had an excellent meal. Place was very busy but the food was still of a high quality and was not compromised in any way.

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Austin, Texas
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 29 July 2016 via mobile

This place is located near the core of downtown and has a really nice ambiance. The food was good, but not great for the price.

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Thank Ashish P
St. Maarten-St. Martin
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50 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 July 2016

Just spent a week in toronto . Happen to discover Carisma on our first day . We went back two more times. The place is classy , professional staff and excellent food. You can judge the restauran by the bread served , their warm rosemary focaccia like bread is super. Also the Orecchiette with rapini and spicy sausage were great.... More 

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São Paulo
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167 reviews
130 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 July 2016

Good service and a nice wine list. Very nice atmosphere and great pastas. Excellent bread and olive oil.

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Thank debiasi
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65 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 July 2016 via mobile

A buzzing and nice place for dinner. Our waiter was excellent. The dinner service was a little to fast for my liking for an upscale restaurant like this. The lemon veal and fillet steak with foie gras was great and the special truffles with tagliatelle in garlic and butter were all very good.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Italian, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Romantic, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
Open Hours
Monday
12:00 - 14:30
17:00 - 23:00
Tuesday
12:00 - 14:30
17:00 - 23:00
Wednesday
12:00 - 14:30
17:00 - 23:00
Thursday
12:00 - 14:30
17:00 - 23:00
Friday
12:00 - 14:30
17:00 - 23:00
Saturday
17:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 73 King St E, Toronto, Ontario M5C 1G3, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Ontario  >  Toronto>  > Downtown
  • Neighbourhood: Downtown
  • Phone Number: +1 416-864-7373

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

Staying in Downtown

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Downtown
At the heart of Toronto, Downtown is the destination for cheap eats and fast fashion. Cut through by hip and trendy Yonge Street, the vibe here is young, with a strong student influence from the Ryerson University Campus. As a result, the Downtown area is always in flux: undergoing the construction of new facilities, with fresh retail spaces and pop-up cafes. Home to Toronto's largest indoor shopping mall, a number of vintage cinemas, and a healthy nightlife centered on the area's Distillery District bar and clubs near the East End, it's both an easygoing daytime spot and a popular party place after sunset. It also features some of Toronto's best outdoor landmarks, including Yonge-Dundas Square and the Nathan Phillips Square: perfect for a concert, a skate, or a relaxing sit-down.
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