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“Some of the best pasta in the city!”
Review of Carisma

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Ranked #66 of 9,812 Restaurants in Toronto
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Italian
Dining options: After-hours, Reservations
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Dining options: After-hours, Reservations
Reviewed 14 May 2018

Had dinner for two. Service was on point and all was taken care of with a smile. The food was tasty and plentiful. The ambiance was very nice. The restaurant was been there for several years and a lot of repeat clientele. Best to make reservations a few days before. The pasta/risoto with truffle is excellent! I didn't find the wine prices any more ridiculous than any other five star restaurant. A def. place to check out! We choose it as they could operate with vegan/vegetarian clients. They were quite flexible.

Date of visit: May 2018
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Reviewed 12 May 2018 via mobile

Good food, nice atmosphere. It was close to our hotel. Little pricey, but it was so good. Service was excellent

Date of visit: March 2018
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Reviewed 9 May 2018

Family meal on a weeknight... very loud and busy but that was alright for us but perhaps not the best setting for an intimate date night venue. Food was "ok" ...plentiful regular and "special" menu offerings but compared to similar venues at this price level all four of us agreed that Carisma perhaps came up a little short in the flavor, meat quality and presentation categories. Nice wine list however they "substituted" my original selection with a similar Amarone and the wine offerings are over-priced. Another "strange" thing about the wine... after tasting the wine the "Sommelier" filled the glasses of both men at the table BUT did not fill either of the ladies glasses at the table ??? Many similar priced restaurants I have visited offer complimentary after dinner Lemon cello or Sambuca once hitting the "plateau" of dinner bill that we did but not the case at Carisma and to me little things like that go a long way on having a return visit from my wallet.

Date of visit: May 2018
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Reviewed 8 May 2018 via mobile

Carisma! Visited for the second time in a year last night with 3 colleagues. Service was excellent and very friendly, as always. Had the warm mushrooms over mixed greens with drops of blue cheese, was delicious. Followed on with the lamb chops, which were nice and hot and cooked perfectly medium, as lamb chops should be. Very nice sized portion, melted on the tongue! Served with garlic mashed potatoes and mixed veggies...was delicious. Desert was the pear strudel. All in all a very excellent meal pared with a nice Tuscan red by the house wine steward. The owner/manager is the soul of the place, a very charming, vivacious, and engaging brunette who loves to chat with her guests. I recommend Carisma.

Date of visit: May 2018
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Reviewed 20 April 2018 via mobile

The food is standard Italian fare found in lots of places in Toronto. Nothing special. It was well made and the service was good.

The wine list prices were extremely high. Only a few bottles under $70. The $75 bottle we had was a regular list LCBO for $26.

No need to return.

Date of visit: April 2018
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