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Verace

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599 Main Street, Islip, NY 11751 (Locust Avenue)
631 277 3800
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11:30 am - 11:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 2:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Mon - Thu 11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Fri 11:30 am - 12:00 am
Sat 4:00 pm - 12:00 am
Dining options: Late Night, Dinner, Outdoor Seating, Reservations
Description: The VERACE menu harkens back to the rustic roots of Italian cooking in its...
The VERACE menu harkens back to the rustic roots of Italian cooking in its simple elegance with focus on the freshest ingredients and honest flavors. Wine-on-tap is premium in a program that is one of the first in the USA working with award-winning wineries in Italy and New York State. High design, inside and out, combines modernity with respect for the ages from its cobblestone passageway entrance to the fully exposed and state-of-the-art cooking suite in powder-coated Ferrari red. VERACE is one of six fine dining establishments from the Bohlsen Restaurant Group (www.Brgroup.Biz) which also owns and operates top-Zagat rated Tellers Chophouse next door in Islip; neighborhood favorite Beachtree Cafe in East Islip; the vibrant H2O Seafood Grill in Smithtown, NY; Gold Coast harborfront Prime - An American Kitchen and Bar in Huntington; and newly acclaimed and four star Monsoon Asian Kitchen and Lounge in Babylon Village.
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  • 36
    Excellent
  • 34
    Very good
  • 10
    Average
  • 4
    Poor
  • 1
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
One of the top restaurants in Islip, excellent Italian and fun atmosphere

My wife and I have visited Verace several times. We love the food and it's a local restaurant for us. Prices are ballpark compared to restaurants of a similar caliber and the interior is fun and interesting, although it can get very noisy. Like most restaurants today the intent is to cram as many... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 12, 2015
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9 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

I feel that although a very nice place it is overpriced. The food was okay but not great. Portions were small for the price. Chicken parm was a big slab of chicken which we do not like 4 inches of chicken. We like chicken thin sliced. So we were dissapointed. Service was okay as well but not exceptional for the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015

This place has great food, fantastic service, and a warm modern Italian feel. If you want the best bang for your buck here is the place. Yes it's. It Applebee's prices but you don't get the service and true fresh ingredients.

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New York
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

My wife and I have visited Verace several times. We love the food and it's a local restaurant for us. Prices are ballpark compared to restaurants of a similar caliber and the interior is fun and interesting, although it can get very noisy. Like most restaurants today the intent is to cram as many tables as possible into the space... More 

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Lindenhurst, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2015

Had a banner day for an anniversary weekend brunch with the wife, my mother & step father. The service war extraordinary, the food was as to be expected...wonderful! A very nice time outside in the fresh air under an umbrella.

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Islip, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015

As an Islip resident I've been to Verace a number of times and they never disappoint!! Food and service are great and they have an excellent selection of wine.

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Brentwood, New York
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

Another high end location in Islip, this place is part of the same restaurant group as Tellers, Monsoon etc... Had a reservation for Valentine's day (had to purchase a $50 gift card to do so) which was cancelled due to poor weather. Almost had an issue getting them to honor the card later, but to their credit the manager took... More 

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Bayport, New York
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18 restaurant reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

The food was fair and the choices in the menu were good, and the outdoor patio is excellent, however, they can't run it. The service was horrible. Slow and not attentive even rude. Young waiters and waitresses with not too much experience. It's a pity, if I were the owner I'd fix that and it would become a jewel. If... More 

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BRGroup, Guest Relations Manager at Verace, responded to this review

Maria, Please allow me to introduce myself, I am Rachel Yarmosh, Social Communications Manager at Verace: True Italian. I am dismayed to read that your last experience at Verace was disappointing. We take all of the comments we read on line very seriously and our managers have reviewed your comments with the staff who were involved with your experience that... More 

islip
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

We were a party of six and the only one not very good was nocci .We all enjoyed all the others and will order them again. The only problem was eating upstairs was noisy.

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Moriches, New York
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

We just came back from Verace in Islip. The style of the place is lovely, but the noise is hard to take. We were in a half full restaurant and I could not hear my wife next to me. The design of the room keeps the noise in. The staff was playing music which was not needed. The AC was... More 

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Long Island, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2015

Great food with a large variety of options. The home made pizza's are very good. We enjoyed the fig and prosciutto pie as an appetizer. All of the entree I have tried have been relish. Also the cheese and meat board is superior by far. Wine list is pretty extensive

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 599 Main Street, Islip, NY 11751
    (Locust Avenue)
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Long Island  >  Islip
  • Phone Number: 631 277 3800

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 31 - 50
  • Cuisine: Italian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining

Description

The VERACE menu harkens back to the rustic roots of Italian cooking in its simple elegance with focus on the freshest ingredients and honest flavors. Wine-on-tap is premium in a program that is one of the first in the USA working with award-winning wineries in Italy and New York State. High design, inside and out, combines modernity with respect for the ages from its cobblestone passageway entrance to the fully exposed and state-of-the-art cooking suite in powder-coated Ferrari red. VERACE is one of six fine dining establishments from the Bohlsen Restaurant Group (www.Brgroup.Biz) which also owns and operates top-Zagat rated Tellers Chophouse next door in Islip; neighborhood favorite Beachtree Cafe in East Islip; the vibrant H2O Seafood Grill in Smithtown, NY; Gold Coast harborfront Prime - An American Kitchen and Bar in Huntington; and newly acclaimed and four star Monsoon Asian Kitchen and Lounge in Babylon Village.
Open Hours
Sunday
2:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Monday
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Tuesday
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Wednesday
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Thursday
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 12:00 am
Saturday
4:00 pm - 12:00 am

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?