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599 Main St, Islip, NY 11751-3519 (Locust Avenue)
+1 631-277-3800
16:00 - 23:00
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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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Trumbull, Connecticut
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93 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Verace was a wonderful surprise. In an area not known for a lot of great food, it really stands out. Especially for the wine. Which is the real thing. Italian wine the way the Italians like it. The owner brings it over in bulk from select vineyards in Italy and then has it "kegged" in the US. It's kept on... More 

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Long Island, New York
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5 reviews
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

There's a lot to like about Verace but we will not return. The food is very good - we had the octopus appetizer, the steak and the branzino, but not good enough to compensate for the loud club music. The server was pleasant and attentive. They have a nice selection of wines on tap but we waited 25 minutes for... More 

Thank pickytraveler223
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114 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

From making my reservation til I left stuffed like a whale my experience was great. I had the linguini fra diavalo and it was one of the best I have had. My wife had the lobster raviolis and she couldn't finish them, so I tried and failed. The service was excellent and all Bohlsen staff seem to go through a... More 

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21 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 March 2017

Fine dining on Main Street in Islip. Reservations were honored promptly and out wait staff (Erin and Bob) were professional and attentive. Many of the food choices were a little different than traditional Italian and that was highly welcomed! Shrimp and grits, shrimp scampi, and the salmon were all excellent . The osso bucco came to the table a little... More 

Thank John W
Massapequa Park, New York
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 28 February 2017

very nice restaurant food was good good wine selection very professional service nice for family and friend

Thank Legia15
West Islip, New York
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111 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 February 2017

Service was good, but the portions were really small. My wife and I both ordered the branzino and it is normally the whole fish, however at Verace, they give you half of the filet! Seriously, they filet the fish and give each person half - I've never seen that before! The wine's by the glass are just ok. The sauvignon... More 

2 Thank Houdoni
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10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 26 January 2017

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
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
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
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
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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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
Child-friendly, Romantic
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?