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Verace: True Italian

4.6
1528 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Italian
Perfect For:
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for Anniversaries
  • Good for a Date
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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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 1528 People Are Saying
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4.6based on recent ratings
4.6
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4.5
service
4.5
ambience
4.4
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93% of people would recommend it to a friend
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3.0Dined a day 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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5.0Dined 6 days ago

Great pork chop!!!

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5.0Dined 6 days ago

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 6 days ago

One of our favorites thanks to Mario and his team.

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4.0Dined 6 days ago

Very good food, excellent service, beautiful place

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5.0Dined 6 days ago

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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1.0Dined on March 3, 2018

We have been to Verace on many occasions, but this time was the first time we walked out before even a glass of water was provided. I made a reservation for upstairs dining. When we arrived at 4:25 PM the place was empty and our upstairs request was turned down because of a party on the upper level. We were taken into the empty area in the rear and directed to sit literally close to a family of three who were the only ones eating in the lower level. I requested to be seated at another table and it was a big deal to the staff, so we were directed to sit this time about two feet away from where we originally were. This was the first seating of the day, but our table was never cleaned off from the night before and my butter dish was dirty. Without saying a word my wife and I decided to leave. As we reached the exit door a rude man dressed in a suit addressed me saying " We hope you enjoyed, come again", that was sarcastic and uncalled for. We walked into their sister restaurant "Tellers" next door and without a reservation we were seated immediately even though this restaurant was quite busy. Our server Chris remembered us by name and we told him what had happened next door. Turns out the maitre d' Jimmy was there and knew us as well. Bottom line, we had a magnificent meal, was provided free dessert and a gift card for $25 the next time we visit. Verace should provide a management course on customer service and being polite, because with a staff with a bad attitude that will not be good for business. We will most certainly return to Tellers, as well as Prime and H2O, but Verace will never see us there again or any of our friends and family as a matter of fact!

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5.0Dined on March 2, 2018

Incredible as always! Excellent service..loved the Pinot noir...meat and cheese platter..meatballs are my favorite...pasta special with lobster and. crab was delicious..and of course the Nutella bomb! Definitely one of our favorite places for dinner!

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5.0Dined on March 1, 2018

Always a great meal!! Excellent service! Never a disappointment!

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5.0Dined on February 28, 2018

The wine dinners are incredible! We just love the creative and delicious 3 course offerings -- with wine, too!

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4.0Dined on February 25, 2018

Staff was helpful a little crowded had to wait an extra half hour but worth the wait food was excellent

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