Like a trip back in time to the day she of true fine dining. Beautiful restaurant, great food and Ricardo was amazing and fun.
Amazing food. Staff are really friendly. Probably best Italian in Toronto
Carisma came highly recommended by friends and again at our hotel (Ritz-Carleton). We had a later reservation. We ordered both of the evening specials, as suggested by our waiter. Our meal arrived immediately. There was no way it was freshly made. Warmed up fast and on our table like fast food. Very disappointing.
I’m such a fan of this restaurant- family owned and operated so details matter. Always have a delicious meal!!! Highly recommend.
Outstanding, customized service. Servers remembered our names and were attentive and accommodating
Great food and ambiance. Staff very friendly and professional.
Found the restaurant by looking at options for Toronto. Picked it because of the way it was described and the vibe it presented with. Had a great experience there. Met the owners while we were there. Lovely couple. Had a great time great food and we will definitely come back.
I had the Calamarata which was delicious! Will return.
Amazing! From start to finish!!
It was a Monday and I had hoped for something a little quieter and was surprised by the fact it was full. So it didn’t facilitate a sensitive business conversation due to both proximity to others and noise. Although everything else was a a good as usual. Not their fault. I had just been hoping for something a little quieter and discreet:
Amazing food wonderful staff a hidden gem
Bread was amazing. Wine service spectacular. "Wine Guy" was great. Green apple salad was decent. Osso bucco was small but tender and good. Risotto was rice....not risotto. No creaminess to it whatsoever. Mine was only a side but my colleague had it as a main course and looked like a bowl of rice. Overall a decent meal with great service.
Our meal were excellent and we look forward to coming back the next time we are in Toronto.
Service and food was great. Would definitely come again.
The food was delicious and the staff were extremely pleasant. However, my significant other and I found our server to be pushy, especially when we consistently asked for a few minutes to look over the drink menu to decide what we wanted to have. While we understood that it was Valentine’s Day and they had several reservations, we paid a lot of money for the food and the experience, so we didn’t like feeling rushed to make a decision. The salad and dessert choices could have been much more elevated for the price that we paid per person. Overall, the experience was very pleasant and we would definitely come back to try out their regular menu for a fancy date night.
Love the tuna tartare, but the veal was just so so.
Was my first time here this past Friday night. My friend and I were running behind schedule due to traffic so we called to say we were going to be about 20 minutes late. Carisma was very kind in moving back our reservation. The restaurant is beautiful inside and the food was delicious! Most of the servers were in a friendly and upbeat mood, making the dining experience very pleasant. We will be back!
Had dinner here with clients and as usual, the food and service were outstanding. Love the ambiance of the restaurant, they have an exceptional wine list. Would highly recommend...
Unequivocally, the best Italian restaurant in Toronto. Always an incredible experience.
Great experience at this restaurant. Service was amazing from the second I walked in. Food was really good and great place for a special dinner or ocassion
Outstanding service and amazing food. Always love the truffle pasta.
Great meal. Great service. Thanks for the great time.
Fantastic dinner and amazing service from the moment you walk in the door and they take your coat! Other restaurants in Toronto could learn a thing or two from them about impeccable service. Would definitely return!
staff was great and the food was really good
we would definitely come back
We were treated very well, with attentive service and outstanding food. It was our first time there but we felt welcomed. The food was incredible and very beautifully presented. I would definitely go there again.
Love this restaurant and the staff. Always a warm family style welcome and service is excellent. Love the new location as well!
Good food ( we had daily specials) and very good service
Excellent food ambiance and service always! They go out of their way to ensure you have a fabulous experience. The only thing is the wine list needs some affordable wines for every day . Otherwise number 1 on our list
Amazing dinner! Service was amazing, food was amazing, and timing of each food and drink item was down to a science! I felt so cared for, and all the members of the team treated us like gold! Will be back again!
It’s a wonderful space if a little old fashioned. I ordered the risotto of the day and my friend the fish. He is Italian and discerning and was pleased they had an Italian fish evidently of some renown. It is a tad on the expensive side, still for the right occasion justifiable. Wait staff get a big high five!
From the time you enter the restaurant you feel at home as everyone is so friendly. The restaurant at night is elegant, service outstanding and food selection although somewhat limited, outstanding. Our waiter was knowledgeable, friendly and provided flexibility on certain dishes. A definite A+ and would highly recommend!
I have been many times for business but this was the first time I was able to bring my wife. Everything from the food to the spectacular attention from the sommelier, bartender and servers made it a truly memorable evening.
This place is perfect!
Amazing Everything!!!! Food, Service, ambience. Just go... enjoy!
The waiter gave us faces when we didn’t order drinks in the beginning. Terrible attitude !
Terrific food and excellent service all in a most enjoyable room. You could not ask for more!
I took my parents and my aunt here for a lovely night out before a show in Toronto, without really knowing much about the restaurant and was absolutely astounded (I do not use that word lightly), but the entire experience at Carisma. From the moment I walked through the door and was greeted basically like I was their friend, to the dish recommendations and the extremely fun, knowledgeable, and approachable. A mere two days later and I've already recommended this restaurant (and specifically our server Astrit), to multiple people. It's certainly a special occasion restaurant for me, but I wish I could go there every Saturday. OBSESSED. P.S. I never write reviews - I think this is the first time I've ever written one. YAY!
One of the best lamb chops I’ve ever had
Excellent! We come here to eat every time we come to Toronto.
Wonderful restaurant. Food, service and ambience all superb