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About Verace: True Italian

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.

599 Main Street
Islip, NY 11751
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
Italian

Hours of Operation:
Brunch
Sunday: 12pm-3pm

Dinner
Monday-Wed: 4:00pm - 10:00pm
Thursday- Saturday: 4:00pm- 11:00pm
Sunday: 3:00pm-9:00pm

Cross Street:
Locust Avenue

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$31 to $50

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(631) 277-3800

Website:
http://www.veracerestaurant.com/

Catering:
Please contact the restaurant for any questions regarding our catering menu.

Parking Details:
Valet parking offered on Friday and Saturday evenings.

Public Transit:
LIRR - Islip train stop

Executive Chef:
Michael Maneri

Private Party Facilities:
Like its name, meaning truthfulness, Verace: True Italian is sincere in its commitment to bring authentic Italian cuisine, intrinsically fashionable décor and gracious service to Long Island.

Private Party Contact:
Mario Quimbay: (631) 277-3800

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

Special Events & Promotions:
Please contact the restaurant for any questions regarding private parties. We look forward to hosting your special event!

Specials

Happy Hour

Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays, Mondays and Tuesdays from 4:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Christmas Eve Special Menus & Offers

Sunday, December 24, 2017

Wednesday Night wine Dinner

Wednesdays from 4:00 PM - 10:00 PM

Specials

Happy Hour

Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays, Mondays and Tuesdays from 4:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Details

Enjoy half priced wine on tap at the bar. Excludes Tax and Tip. Special valid Aug 30, 2017 - Dec 29, 2017 on Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays, Mondays and Tuesdays from 4:00 PM - 7:00 PM.

Christmas Eve Special Menus & Offers

Sunday, December 24, 2017

Details

Celebrate the Season with us! Accepting Christmas Eve reservations starting Dec 1.

Celebrate New Years Eve at Verace with an exclusive 4-course Price-Fix menu and music!

Wednesday Night wine Dinner

Wednesdays from 4:00 PM - 10:00 PM

Details

Enjoy a three course price fixed menu for $30, $40 with paired wine. Please visit our website to view this week's menu www.veracerestaurant.com. Excludes Tax and Tip. This special cannot be combined with any other promotion or complimentary card. Special valid Aug 30, 2017 - Dec 27, 2017 on Wednesdays from 4:00 PM - 10:00 PM.

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Verace: True Italian Ratings and Reviews

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4.6

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.6

service

4.6

ambience

4.6

value

4.4

Noise

Moderate

90% would recommend it to a friend

Special Occasion (37)
Good for a Date (33)
Good for Birthdays (31)
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Good for Anniversaries (31)
Creative Cuisine (31)
Neighborhood Gem (28)
Worth the Drive (25)
Great for Outdoor Dining (24)
Casual (20)
Notable Wine List (20)
Romantic (19)
Fit for Foodies (19)
Local Ingredients (14)
Gluten Free Options (13)
Hot Spot (13)
Authentic (12)
Fun (11)
Business Meals (9)
Good for Groups (8)
Comfort Food (7)
Handcrafted Cocktails (7)
Bar Seating (6)
Great for Brunch (6)
Happy Hour (6)
Late-night Find (6)
Seasonal (6)
Cozy (5)
Tasting Menu (5)
Vibrant Bar Scene (5)
Live Music (5)
Healthy (3)
Great for Lunch (3)
Pre/post Theatre (3)
Quick Bite (3)
Quiet Conversation (3)
Kid-friendly (2)
Disabled Access (2)
People Watching (2)
Good Vegetarian Options (2)
Afternoon Coffee (1)
Great Beer (1)
Live Sports (1)
Organic (1)
Spicy (1)
Sunday Lunch (1)
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 (New York Area)·Dined 14 hours ago

Went for Thanksgiving day . 3 people . And the service was horrible from beginning to end .
The place wasn't that busy at time . 530, 6pm .
My waitress was not in the mood of been helpful nor nice .
I don't recommend this place to go on a special holiday, is gonna be a true disappointment.

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·Dined 6 days ago

Always the best! The nicest people. Will be back again and again.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Late-night Find, Organic, Handcrafted Cocktails, Bar Seating, Neighborhood Gem, Cozy, Romantic
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 (New York Area)·Dined 6 days ago

Delicious food and good service

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·Dined 6 days ago

They don't seem to know how to cook a Medium-Rare Steak probably the most expensive item on the menu and it's barely pink in the center. The were willing to take it back but I never trust anyone when sending food back. The did send over desert to make it up for it

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined 7 days ago

My wife and I have been eating at Teller's next door for years ... but this was our first experience at Verace with our friends and We Loved It!
From the moment I met Mario I knew that I was going to have a GREAT experience!
Many thanks to my new friend, Mario and his all star staff ... we even got a visit from the the Executive Head Chef, Mike during dinner!
My kind of place and I found my new spot!
Thanks Mario!
Steve "Bentley"

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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 15, 2017

The wine dinner was exceptional! Fantastic beef Wellington preparation! I was in mushroom heaven with the arancini stuffed with mushrooms and the wonderful sautéed mushrooms in the beens preparation. Also the best canal filling!

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Creative Cuisine, Good for Birthdays, Gluten Free Options, Notable Wine List, Worth the Drive, Local Ingredients, Fit for Foodies
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 15, 2017

The Verace Wellington was absolutely superb. The best of the wine dinners yet. The Arancini was also good but the sauce was a little too spicy for my taste. As for the cannoli, I usually can't finish a whole one, but this was so light and tasty, my plate was clean.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Worth the Drive, Fit for Foodies
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on November 15, 2017

Anyone that doesn’t love this place needs to go to serious psychiatric evaluation.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on November 13, 2017

I have been to Verace many times and each time has been fantastic, from the staff to the chef you cannot go wrong by dining at this restaurant. The food is amazing!!!!

Tags: Romantic, Casual, Creative Cuisine, Tasting Menu, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Worth the Drive, Neighborhood Gem
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 12, 2017

Everything was good. But the music was way too loud for the type of music playing!!

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on November 11, 2017

Great food, wonderful atmosphere, friendly staff. Our waiter, Kevin was very attentive and made the evening very enjoyable!

Tags: Late-night Find, Worth the Drive, Hot Spot, Casual, Happy Hour, Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 11, 2017

Excellent food and service.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 8, 2017

Always delicious and creative selections at the Wednesday wine dinner. It's our favorite mid week treat to ourselves to dine out at Verace.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Gluten Free Options, Worth the Drive, Local Ingredients, Special Occasion, Casual, Good for Anniversaries, Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine, Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on November 5, 2017

What can I say ...the food is always outstanding, the chef is a genius...the combinations of flavors is truly remarkable ....everything from the wine dinners to the main menu is spectacular...a real treat eating in this establishment....this restaurant has the whole package... food , service and the friendly staff make them worth every penny...a must try ..Thank You Verace.....

Tags: Comfort Food, Special Occasion, Authentic, Notable Wine List, Good for Anniversaries, Worth the Drive, Fun, Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine, Neighborhood Gem
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 4, 2017

I t would be nice if they would add more traditional Italian veal dishes. I did not see veal on the menu. Veal Marsala

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Notable Wine List, Good for a Date, Gluten Free Options
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 4, 2017

loved everything about it! location food ambiance atmosphere staff!

Tags: Romantic, Great for Lunch, Casual, Notable Wine List, Good for Anniversaries, Neighborhood Gem, Worth the Drive, Pre/post Theatre, Business Meals, Hot Spot, Handcrafted Cocktails, Sunday Lunch, Late-night Find, Quiet Conversation, Authentic, Good for Groups, Fun, Healthy, Good for a Date, Comfort Food, Tasting Menu, Great for Outdoor Dining, People Watching, Seasonal, Fit for Foodies, Quick Bite, Cozy, Happy Hour, Special Occasion, Great for Brunch, Disabled Access, Creative Cuisine, Good for Birthdays
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on November 4, 2017

Food, ambiance, decor and service was amazing! Can’t wait to come back again!

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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 4, 2017

The pasta is house made and is fresh, I never had fresh pasta before and it was worth every bite. I definitely recommend everyone to try this place out.

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Groups, Good for Birthdays, Fun
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 (Tampa)·Dined on November 3, 2017

A little delay on seating however, the manager came over after we were seated and brought a complimentary appetizer and apologized. The food and service were outstanding!!

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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 3, 2017

Verace has great cuisine and decent prices. The food is not only amazing but creative as well. The staff is very knowledgeable and friendly and even if you are not a regular customer make you feel at home!!!

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Creative Cuisine
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 3, 2017

We decided to try Verace because of Restaurant Week and we were not disappointed. The meal was excellent, our server was attentive and helpful, and the atmosphere was elegant. We will definitely be back.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Pre/post Theatre, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Notable Wine List, Good for a Date
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vip
 (New England)·Dined on November 2, 2017

Some of the best food we’ve had in a long time. No going wrong here . The Restaurant Week deals are INSANE! Leisurely paced meal. Definitely worth a visit.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 1, 2017

Excellent food and great service. Decor minimal and it was very noisy. We sat in the upper dining room for dinner and the noise, mostly coming from the lower dining room, at times made talking difficult. This was coupled with the music trying to compete with the other sounds .

Tags: Casual
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 1, 2017

Excellent flavors and nice selection on the restaurant week menu. LOVED the butternut squash soup -- best ever!! Wish it were a regular menu item.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Gluten Free Options, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Creative Cuisine, Seasonal, Special Occasion
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·Dined on October 28, 2017

I absolutely love Verace . The food is always fantastic with large portions and quality ingredients. The atmosphere is a little loud but I still love the look and I am very comfortable there. It is beautifully designed. Service has always been top notch. Friendly and courteous staff. Well worth the money And the trip.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem, Worth the Drive
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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on October 28, 2017

Was there to celebrate a friend's birthday. It was a group of 7 ladies and we were seated in the upstairs room. Our waiter and staff were very friendly and accommodating. Drinks were good and the food was fresh. In addition the entrees and pastas we ordered were good portions per person. Great time and great experience overall. Everyone in our group said they had a good time and would be back. Looking forward to the warm weather so that we can also experience the outdoor area.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Creative Cuisine, Great for Brunch, Business Meals, Healthy, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Worth the Drive, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Good for Groups
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 27, 2017

Food was delicious and service was awesome. Really enjoyed the night

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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 25, 2017

Enjoyed a delicious and creative meal. The ravioli and the tilefish were excellent in both taste and presentation. Looking forward to our next visit.

Tags: Hot Spot, Neighborhood Gem, Fit for Foodies, Local Ingredients, Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 25, 2017

We adore the wine dinners and look forward to the creative preparations. The wine pairings are fun, but the food is what keeps us coming back -- along with the friendly atmosphere!
Chef Mike puts such love and care into each dish!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Local Ingredients, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Gluten Free Options, Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine, Notable Wine List
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 22, 2017

Mario the manager gave us Prosecco and dessert after the staff noticed that we had just gotten engaged.
Fantastic restaurant every time we've dined.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 21, 2017

Excellent meal, beautiful decor, excellent service...we have a new favorite place, already made plans to return!

Tags: Casual, Good for Birthdays, Authentic, Happy Hour, Seasonal
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vip
 (Atlanta)·Dined on October 18, 2017

Great wine pairing. Wednesday night is a local wine and food. Had a wonderful evening.
Will be back soon.

Tags: Hot Spot
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 18, 2017

The most creative warm cauliflower fall salad ever! And the duck breast preparation over pureed parsnips was like a preview of Thanksgiving. Loved the pumpkin creme brûlée. What a meal!

Tags: Special Occasion, Gluten Free Options, Fit for Foodies, Good for Birthdays, Comfort Food, Local Ingredients, Creative Cuisine, Notable Wine List
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on October 15, 2017

Always a great time and a great meal, this is one o my favorite places to go using open table 9 times out of ten you can get in with reasonable to no wait

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Good for Anniversaries, Tapas, Authentic, Bar Seating, Business Meals, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 15, 2017

The service was absolutely fantastic. Our waitress Savannah was amazing. The chef was a gentleman and came out to ensure the meal was delicious. However we were a little upset when we both became sick later on in the night. We thought nothing of it but when we spoke with someone who was there the following night and also became sick we became a little hesitant. Would love to rate this place five stars but we can not. The service and ambiance saved them from getting a 1 star review for becoming sick off the food.

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 (Miami)·Dined on October 14, 2017

We were on the road and searched Italian restaurants and this place jumped out. We showed up with no reservation and they said 45 minutes. Went to open table and got a table for 8:15. Were seated 10 minutes later. Loved the food, ambiance, waiter was great. Greeter was not very greeter friendly. Lots of open tables but acted like it was full. She said would you like to get a drink at the bar next door? A little strange since they had a bar 10 feet away in the restaurant.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Casual, Good for a Date, Worth the Drive
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 13, 2017

Third time is NOT a charm in this instance.
Will not return. Service --- with an attitude.
Food...very average..... noise level...crazy loud. Not just a bad night there as it was our third dinner there and for $170.00 (for two) wish we went to McDonalds (only kidding about that.. but not the review)...goodby Verace

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on October 13, 2017

Beyond amazing food! All 5 foodies were very pleased! We plan to go back soon! Attentive and friendly staff. You must go!

Tags: Hot Spot, Creative Cuisine, Authentic, Seasonal, Romantic, Neighborhood Gem, Local Ingredients
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 11, 2017

Celebrated my wife's birthday with friends at the Wednesday Harvest Wine Dinner. Enjoyed the wines and the food pairing. Our waiter, Chris was excellent. Attentive, knowledgeable and friendly. The meal was beautifully presented and , thanks to Chris, well paced. Overall, a wonderful experience.

Tags: Fun, Bar Seating, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Casual
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 11, 2017

We have eaten here very often and especially enjoy the creativity of the wine dinners. We find the staff warm and welcoming. Each wine dinner is a pleasant surprise that we're sure to enjoy!

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Gluten Free Options, Fit for Foodies, Worth the Drive, Good for Birthdays, Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion
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