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VERA offers an authentic italian coastal menu in a 60-seat restaurant and lounge set within Mansion Tcherassi Hotel’s historic colonial house and interior lush garden. Indoors, the restored, original 300 year old stone wall stretches up to the distinuished wood ceiling and beams made from rescued Colombian Guayacan and Ceiba. Modern mirrors adorn the backlit wall in a unique contrast that reflects the activity throughout the space and brings the outside in with vivid reflections of the lush garden waiting outside. Dress Code is casual elegant; men have to wear long trousers and collar shirt
$25 - $50
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Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
Outdoor Seating, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations, Private Dining, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service
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Reviewed 6 days ago

The title of my review says everything... The customer service is outstanding... My server Christian was so friendly, polite and helpful. Excellent customer service training. The wines selection offered is good enough, and the food passes the test. Advice: ask for the Prosciutto, they are...More

Date of visit: June 2019
Thank ronalitogalvis
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We were looking for a lunch spot and got so lucky that this spot was recommended. The indoor patio is gorgeous, beautiful pool with a green wall and the tables were outside but with great ventilation and AC (necessary on a hot day like we...More

Date of visit: May 2019
Thank gracielac642
Reviewed May 7, 2019 via mobile

The setting is nice, the service was ok but overall the food was not as good as we expected or hoped (my boyfriend and I are big fans of Italy and Italian food!). My risotto was ok but the bacon pieces were chewy and unpleasant,...More

Date of visit: May 2019
Thank Skgrant90
Reviewed May 6, 2019 via mobile

We went here with high expectations off the back off some of the positive reviews but we were both disappointed! The pasta was undercooked and given they were such simple dishes, this was emphasised even more so. For the price, you would expect some of...More

Date of visit: May 2019
Thank jamiedeankeenan
Reviewed April 26, 2019 via mobile

Always up for Italian, we tried upscale Vera and were treated to a great meal. The wine was a bit pricey but the meal was delish. Pepper steak was tender and not overpowered by the delicate mushroom sauce. Artichoke pancetta risotto was yummy and unique....More

Date of visit: April 2019
Thank Rider123
Reviewed March 25, 2019

I see the bad reviews and would suggest those folks go to Alma and see what is really bad. This place is stunning, yes the service is Colombian slow, and the food is delicious. We were here 3 years ago and hurried to return on...More

Date of visit: March 2019
Thank Linda K
Reviewed March 17, 2019 via mobile

The “Italian” food here is terrible. Risotto was undercooked and had no flavor. Ravioli was just jar pasta sauce inside of pasta. Atmosphere is pretentious, staff doesn’t seem like they care. Worst meal I had in Cartagena

Date of visit: March 2019
Thank Ekaseta
Reviewed February 17, 2019 via mobile

I had already had a bad experience here two years ago, but decided to give them another chance. There will be NO more chances after this visit! We were a group of 12 adults. When we called to make a reservation, we were told that...More

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank 811alastairs
Reviewed January 27, 2019 via mobile

The place is very nice but the food it’s not special and compared with other restaurants we visited it’s very overpriced for the quality and quantity of the food. Maybe because we ordered fish and it’s an Italian restaurant. The mash potatoes that came with...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank rari5252
Reviewed January 10, 2019

The restaurant looked beautiful from outside and inside but the main courses were disappointing and not good value. Our server was excellent and very efficient but sadly the food let the place down.

Date of visit: January 2019
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