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Carisma

#19 of 6,818 Restaurants in Toronto
Certificate of Excellence
$$$$
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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Mon - Fri 12:00 - 14:30
Mon - Sat 17:00 - 23:00
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Pittbsburgh, PA
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33 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 August 2016

We shared a wonderful Anniversary dinner at Carisma this weekend. The service was very good and food top notch. We shared everything starting with a Caprese salad, then had trufle pasta and finished with Lemon Veal Picato over a bed of delicious mashed potatoes. Totally enjoyed our evening!!

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Thank DianePittbsburgh_PA
Toronto, Canada
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184 reviews
89 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 August 2016

Had a group reservation at this classy downtown establishment for over a dozen of my business colleagues for dinner. Our table was located at the rear of the establishment. We were received politely with either a glass of white or red wine. We had a nice selection of anti pasta hors d oeuvres followed by a nice small plate of... More 

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Vaughan, Canada
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91 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 August 2016

We had a really good dinner here. The atmosphere was really nice and the staff were very attentive even though it was a really busy night.

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Thank KNGD
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23 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 August 2016

My wife and I went here to celebrate my birthday. The meal was great. She had the grilled halibut and I had the veal with mushroom sauce. The server recommended the pasta appetizer and it was great ie boar meat sauce. We shared a cheesecake with fruit for dessert. Of special note was the service, which was superb and gracious-welcoming... More 

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Burlington, Canada
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44 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 August 2016

Buoungiorno Commadante! A familiar hello as we approach our table. This little authentic Italian resto on King St E is a wonderful expression of simplicity and excellence. I always suggest my guest go for the Burrata from Puglia, not the buffalo mozzarella... a striking difference. they had it this time and my guest enjoyed it as a complete lunch menu... More 

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San Carlos de Bariloche, Argentina
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14 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 August 2016

Loved the attention, the delicious food and the ambience and the delicious tiramisu for dessert. Would go back, for sure!

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Toronto, Canada
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60 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 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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339 reviews
186 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 195 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 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 4 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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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Cuisine
Italian, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Romantic, Business meetings
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 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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