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Verace: True Italian

4.5
1534 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Italian
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A fusion of classic Italian cuisine with modern sensibilities, Verace effortlessly combines fresh ingredients into new interpretations of traditional Italian dishes. The intimate setting pivots around our exposed Woodstone oven creating the warmth you feel when you are among family. Dine outdoors in our cobblestone space with a relaxing water pool and glimmering lights. Start with a selection of meats and cheeses, sliced on our century old Berkel slicer or a flatbread pizza straight from the Woodstone oven. Delight in savoring any of our house-made pastas, hand selected 21-day dry aged USDA Certified Black Angus NY Tuscan-style Strip steak served or classic chicken Parmesan as your entrée. Select one of ten wines by the glass or by the carafe from our sustainable wine barrels. We proudly employ a technologically advanced barrel system in an effort to reduce our impact on the environment by eliminating the waste of bottles and corks. Truly an eclectic taste of Italy.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Italian
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Hours of operation
Dinner
Monday-Wed: 4:00pm - 10:00pm
Thursday- Saturday: 4:00pm- 11:00pm
Sunday: 3:00pm-9:00pm

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Phone number
(631) 277-3800
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Michael Maneri
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Private party facilities
Let Verace: True Italian take you to Tuscany in the heart of Islip. Verace: True Italian is an intimate space that can satisfy many of your private event needs.  The rustic Italian cuisine that comes from our gorgeous Ferrari Red open kitchen or the wines that pour from our innovative and environmentally friendly tap system can both many any party one that your guests will not soon forget. 
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Private party contact
Mario Quimbay: (631) 277-3800
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Catering
Please contact the restaurant for any questions regarding our catering menu.
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Locust Avenue
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Parking details
Valet parking offered on Friday and Saturday evenings.
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Public transit
LIRR - Islip train stop
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Special events & promotions
Please contact the restaurant for any questions regarding private parties. We look forward to hosting your special event!
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Additional
Banquet, Bar Dining, Beer, Cocktails, Entertainment, Fireplace, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Specials

Mother's Day Menus & Specials

Mom's favorite day! Give her what she wants; a special price-fixed brunch - $35 for adults and $18 for kids! Unlimited Mom-osa's for $13

Regular Dinner Menu available from 2:30pm-8pm

Sunday, May 13, 2018

What 1534 People Are Saying
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4.5
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4.5
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4.3
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92% of people would recommend it to a friend
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5.0Dined 2 days ago

This was our first time visiting Verace and I must say we were all very happy. Our waitress Erin was exceptional ! So very accommodating and with a smile ! She made our dinning experience so much more pleasant. From the service to the food and beverages, everything was perfect.

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5.0Dined 3 days ago

Terrific as always. Our favorite place to dine.

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2.0Dined 3 days ago

Reservation was for 8:30, hostess sat us at 9:10. Server appeared 20 minutes after we were sat. Took our order and warned us that there would be a 45 minute wait for our food. Very disappointing as it was for a special birthday, large party. I've had great experiences in the past few years, so this was shocking.

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5.0Dined 4 days ago

Great place, great food!!

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3.0Dined 5 days ago

We specifically ask the waiter if they could cook the fra diavolo without spiciness and he promised the chef could do it. The food was so spicy hot that my lips and mouth burned. My dinner guest could not eat any of the meal. My dinner guest ordered another dish. Although the replacement dish was ok we were disappointed that our server apologized he charged us for both dishes. We wondered why the server said no problem to our request

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3.0Dined 5 days ago

Restaurant was nice, food was good. Not sure why I made a reservation on Open Table. I had to wait 40 minutes for my table, made no sense.

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5.0Dined on April 15, 2018

Great pork chop!!!

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5.0Dined on April 14, 2018

Delicious food, excellent service. We sat upstairs and was a little on the warm side. Had a lovely evening.

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4.0Dined on April 14, 2018

One of our favorites thanks to Mario and his team.

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4.0Dined on April 14, 2018

Very good food, excellent service, beautiful place

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5.0Dined on April 14, 2018

Always amazing food and amazing service. Atmosphere is beautiful and comfortable.

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5.0Dined on April 13, 2018

It was my birthday & 20th wedding anniversary & the entire staff was fantastic! Tjey made us feel great, & always help us celebrate! This was our 4th year in a row celebrating! Amd the food os the best! Love Tellers next door & Prime in Huntington!

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5.0Dined on April 13, 2018

Wonderful experience. Great food & wine. The best service I have received outside of Manhattan.

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5.0Dined on April 12, 2018

Great time

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5.0Dined on April 11, 2018

Chef Mike Mineri has to be the best creative chef I've ever met. Everything he prepares is outstanding and he plays with your palate to allow your taste buds to have new experiences.

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4.0Dined on April 11, 2018

Wait staff was wonderful. Food was a bit above mediocre.

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5.0Dined on April 11, 2018

The wine dinner did not disappoint! Wonderful artichoke preparation! Lovely tender fiddlehead ferns nestled on sliced steak with yummy garlic mashed potatoes . What a treat!

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4.0Dined on April 8, 2018

We dine at Verache often.
Meatballs were great as always, beet salad was really good. Chicken Marsala and Cacio Pepe also good. Our server was excellent, very attentive.

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4.0Dined on April 7, 2018

We had a very positive experience at Verace. The food was very good, but not on another level. Our waitress was excellent, very attentive and apologetic for some of the items not being on the menu. We choose this restaurant because of a 40$ gift card we had, but we would definitely recommend without the gift card.

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4.0Dined on April 6, 2018

My friends and I had a delicious dinner and wonderful cocktails at Verace and I would highly recommend this restaurant. Service was excellent and we all enjoyed this dining experience.

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5.0Dined on April 1, 2018

Excellent food and drinks!!! Awesome atmosphere!

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3.0Dined on April 1, 2018

Was very disappointed that you have the audacity to round bills up without giving change. Very unprofessional. Service was only ok.

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4.0Dined on April 1, 2018

The food is always delicious. The chef usually comes out to the tables . it's very nice.

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5.0Dined on March 30, 2018

Outstanding service and excellent food. Jake was an awesome server!

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3.0Dined on March 30, 2018

Love the food and service !!!. Only thing I waited 45 minutes to get seated when I had already a reservation on line . I had a litttle girl waiting !!!!

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3.0Dined on March 30, 2018

We celebrated 2 birthdays. Unfortunately we had 8 pm dinner and didn’t get seated until after 830. The host offered a drink to us we replied with our orders which were not wine and she said I’m not sure if I can give you that then a few minutes later another woman came over and took our drink order again.

They just didn’t have their ducks in row. Food was great we would have had dessert but was stuffed

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4.0Dined on March 25, 2018

Chicken Marsala was a miss. Too sweet and just lacked overall.

Gnocchi appetizer was good. But a few shaves of pecorino on top would totally set it off.

Lobster tail in the lobster burrata pasta was very rubbery. Sauce had a bitterness to it

Roasted octopus was outstanding. Perfect balance and seasoning.

The balsamic dressing on the beet salad was a bit overkill. A lighter drizzle would suffice.

Overall, we love Verace, but this particular night was a bit of a let down.

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5.0Dined on March 25, 2018

We had a great time food was outstanding service was great

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4.0Dined on March 23, 2018

food IS ALWAYS OUTSTANDING BUT THE noise level IS AWFUL. 6 OLD FRIENDS AND WE COULD NOT HEAR EACH OTHER TALK.

IT IS NOT FUN WHEN YOU MUST SHOUT AT ONE ANOTHER TO GET CHATTING.

SOME IN MY PARTY SAID THAT THEY WILL NEVER EVER GO TO VERACE AGAIN. WE ASKED THAT THE MUSIC BE TURNED DOWN THREE - THREE - THREE - TIMES.

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5.0Dined on March 19, 2018

Excellent Dinner and Great Service By Ingrid !

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5.0Dined on March 19, 2018

Ambience was superb, Dinner was absolutely delicious...!
Thank you again for another unforgettable evening..!

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5.0Dined on March 18, 2018

The service was excellent. Our waiter did not rush us and was attentive to any thing we wanted. The food was excellent. We each had different salads, one with apples and walnuts, the other with beets and pistachios. We shares a pasta dish with lobster, clams, mussels, and shrimp. Note that the pasta is made on the premises. My wife had a chicken dish part of which she took home and I had a fish dinner. Both were outstanding. We finished with cappuccino and gelato. Wine is sold by the glass, half liter, liter and bottle with a very nice selection. Well worth the visit. We will certainly revisit in the future.

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5.0Dined on March 16, 2018

Wonderful food and service.

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4.0Dined on March 15, 2018

Took a party of 5 here to celebrate my nephew's birthday. Food is always consistently delicious and service is great -- just the right amount of attentiveness without being cloying or obsequious. I had the lobster burrata agnolotti - yum - and split a caesar salad (clean and crisp!)
Others had 4 cheese ravioli, white polenta bolognese, mussels and a host of additional appetizers to start. GREAT grilled bread at the table. Everyone was really happy.

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5.0Dined on March 11, 2018

Everything was great! We will definitely be back!

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5.0Dined on March 10, 2018

Great time

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2.0Dined on March 4, 2018

Slow service cold food. Not worth the wait

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3.0Dined on March 4, 2018

Very slow service. Water and bread right away. A little lo her to order drinks. To actually vet our drinks was a long time. Had to ask mgr for someone to take our dinner order. Took about an hr to get our dinners.

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5.0Dined on March 3, 2018

Went with my children to celebrate my daughter and son-in-law's anniversary. Service was excellent as was the food. Meatball appetizer was delicious. Pork chop Milanese was huge and perfectly done. My children enjoyed the flounder oreganata, the shrimp scampi and the parpadelle Bolognese. Highly recommend.

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5.0Dined on March 3, 2018

our dinners were very good the bronzino very tasty, the appetizer of octopus was so so, the flank steak was very good... the pillows by the couch are to big and I asked them to be removed.... enjoyable...

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