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599 Main St, Islip, NY 11751-3519 (Locust Avenue)
+1 631-277-3800
16:00 - 22:00
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Sun 12:00 - 21:00
Mon - Thu 16:00 - 22:00
Fri - Sat 16:00 - 23:00
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9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A local restaurant that has delicious food. My husband and I enjoy eating here because the menu has a a nice variety of Italian dishes. The staff always is vert friendly. the restaurant can be a little noisy. The desserts top the meal off.

Thank Janice C
Islip, New York
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23 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 January 2017 via mobile

Verace is a very nice restaurant featuring small Italian dishes. The food is very good and the wine is even better

Thank Dennis M
Lake Grove, New York
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 January 2017

Last night was our 6th time dining at Verace. The food, the service, the atmosphere, the staff and how they work together was, as always, exceptional. We absolutely LOVE the experience of coming here!!!

Thank kbartisa
A TripAdvisor Member
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 December 2016 via mobile

I wanted to have a small business event at Verace Restaurant in Islip but the General Manager, Mario Quimbay was extremely rude, un-responsive to emails for a week, not accommodating on customizing a menu for my private event as well as not returning my telephone call or emails. Mr. Quimbay's response to not answering emails or returning my telephone call... More 

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West Islip
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9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 November 2016

Visited with 5 women to celebrate a retirement. The waiter brought wine in a dirty glass. Glasses are already on the table when you get there. Four of the dinners arrived correctly but one dinner we waited an extra 10 min. while our food sat getting cold the waiter said the ticket went into the kitchen wrong. (not our fault!)... More 

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East Islip, New York
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55 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 November 2016

One of my favorite Italian-inspired restaurants in the area (although favors fancy over authentic). I love the wine on tap, and really enjoyed the burrata and shrimp risotto. They messed up our dessert gelato order but it was all still really good. Loved the flourless chocolate cake. The open kitchen is a nice feature.

Thank beachpebbles47
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170 reviews
99 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 September 2016 via mobile

Glad I came to Verace. It was excellent. Thomas was my waiter and he was very good, always making sure I had water and I was comfortable at my table. I sat outside and there are beautiful seating and a fireplace. I had the Pinot noir on tap and started with a some excellent bread. I then had a Caesar... More 

Thank franci329
Islip, New York
2 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016

We took our daughter here for her birthday recently, and had a very good experience. The food was terrific, however the portions were on the small side. Our server was was a little overwhelmed but attentive. It was a gorgeous Sunday evening and having the option to sit outside created an extremely comfortable experience. I would definitely recommend Verace.

Thank david j
Syosset, New York
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 August 2016 via mobile

Nice layout (entrance 'round back) a little warm sitting by the pizza oven but a delightful meal. Generous portions left plenty to take home and enjoy again. Will return.

Thank 3344SIA
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 July 2016

We came for a date night to enjoy a nice dinner. Knowing the owners, i would have thought it would be a lot better. This is our second time dining at Verace. The pasta with the lobster was amazing and the steak was cut perfectly. Our waitress on the other hand wasn't the best. I am a waitress and i... More 

Thank alana b

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$31 - US$50
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Wheelchair Accessible, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Open Hours
12:00 - 21:00
16:00 - 22:00
16:00 - 22:00
16:00 - 22:00
16:00 - 22:00
16:00 - 23:00
16:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 599 Main St, Islip, NY 11751-3519
    (Locust Avenue)
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Long Island  >  Islip
  • Phone Number: +1 631-277-3800
VERACE, like its name meaning truthfulness, from the Bohlsen Restaurant Group, is sincere in its commitment to bring authentic Italian cuisine, intrinsically fashionable décor and gracious service to Long Island.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?