Marhaba had a pleasant visit to the re-opened Italian restaurant Carisma at Warwick Hotel Doha. Carisma is a charming space, ideal for intimate dinners and long-friendly chats over food that is not at all pretending to be anything else other than satisfying.

Their new enhanced menu verge on the edge of healthy – just the right portion and teeming with vegetables. Hah, where else can you find that in Doha?

We had the slow-cooked tender Ossobuco and Salmone con Risotto, paired with a special drink mix inspired by the Cinderella cocktail. Our meal was complemented with funny yet inspiring stories of the very hospitable Marco Saxer, Warwick Doha Hotel’s general manager, starting from the salads down to one of the best Tiramisus in town.

If you’re looking for an Italian restaurant with its usual traffic of servers with orders of pasta, Carisma is probably not the place for you. But if you want to be charmed by the warm ambiance and people out to please, not just your palate but also your sense of well-being, it might be worth your time to pay them a visit.

About the new Carisma

Carisma re-opens with an enhanced menu, featuring Italian dishes like Paccheri all’ Aragosta (Traditional pasta from South Italy tossed with Lobster tail and tomato sauce), Italian Burger (Grilled beef burger with oregano bun, sundried tomato, caramelised onion, mozzarella cheese, served with French fries) and Vitello di funghi (Grilled veal with mushroom sauce, topped with brown sauce and mashed potatoes).

The best-sellers are still available on the menu: Burrata con pomodorini tartare (Original Burrata cheese, tomato tartare, basil, olive oil), Zuppa Funghi con Porcini (Traditional tomato mushroom soup with Porcini and bread croutons), Pizza Margherita (Tomato sauce with Mozzarella cheese, fresh basil and oregano), Risotto ai Funghi Porcini (Carisma signature dish with Carnaroli Italian rice and mushroom), Fettuccine Carisma (Homemade fettuccine pasta with spinach, mushroom, chicken and a creamy sauce), Ossobuco con schiacciata di patate (Slow cooked veal ossobuco served with butter mashed potatoes), Salmone con risotto (Sautéed Salmon with Italian asparagus risotto) and the signature dessert, Tiramisu.

Their current promotion 

  • Menu del Giorno. A three-course set menu offered daily as per the Chef’s choice for only QAR 90 per person
  • Pasta Night. Eat all you can pasta with free two scoops of Gelato every Monday for only QAR 70 per person
  • Pizza Night. Eat all you can pasta with free two scoops of Gelato every Tuesday for only QAR 70 per person
  • Ladies Night. 50% discount on the bill for ladies every Saturday.
  • A new offer for Airline Crews and Hoteliers will be offered in October 2017 (50% discount on the bill every Friday!).
    All promotions come with free valet parking.

Carisma Restaurant is located on the ground floor of Warwick Doha Hotel and is open daily from 6:30 pm to 11:30 pm. For enquiries and bookings, call 4456 3333 or email [email protected]