Verace Restaurant

4.2
72 reviews
CAN$31 to CAN$50
Italian
Our pizza is verified by the Vera Pizza Napoletana Association, signifying that we meet the strict standards of authenticity and quality. Even more, we use a wood-burning oven, imported from Naples, Italy, ensuring that the pizza that reaches your table makes you feel as if you have travelled to Naples yourself.

Here at Verace, we are on a strict mission to provide authenticity, quality, and pure deliciousness to each and every one of our guests. From our homemade pastas to carefully picked ingredients, you can rest assured that each dish is encapsulating a true Italian experience.​

But why take our word for it? Come join us for lunch or dinner, and decide for yourself!

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitising
  • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
  • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Physical distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective equipment
  • Waiting staff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
  • Staff temperature check required
  • Contact tracing information collected
  • Proof of vaccination required to dine indoors
What 72 People Are Saying
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OpenTable Diner
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall2food2service2ambience1

Was very excited to try Verace’s in Oakville but was very disappointed when we left. It was very dark inside and had a hard time reading the menu, bathrooms were dirty and toilet seat was broken. Calamari had no taste and pizza was very soggy.

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CatherineS
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food3service4ambience5

My husband and I both ordered the wood oven pizzas.
We felt that the pizzas should of been cooked another minute or two, as the crust was doughing.
Our waiter was very good and enjoyed the atmosphere.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Toronto
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food4service2ambience5

Great food. Lovely people but service was slow

SB
SarahB
Toronto
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall1food1service1ambience2

The food was horrible. Could not even eat it. Service was beyond slow. Washroom was so dirty. Would never return.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall2food2service2ambience3

The decor is understated but beautiful, I like that the corner has been taken full advantage of with a secluded wraparound patio. Service was fair, our server was friendly and helpful but seemed to have been assigned too many large tables so was struggling to keep up. The front manager needs to allocate staff better. The food was average, nothing really that made it stand out from any other Italian restaurant. Every dish was crowned with a clump of micro greens which interfered with the texture and flavour profile as there was just too much of it. Overall though every dish was average, just a single layer of flavour that could just as easily have been mass produced.

The noise level at the restaurant was deafening and I believe it was isolated to the area to the right of the bar because of the closed layout. Larger tables (4+) were in this area so the volume level was just terrible. It would have been better to spread the larger tables around the restaurant so that there was a mix of smaller and larger groups.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Hawaii
4 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was great!

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Francesca
1 review
Dined on 19 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

classy ambience, delicious menu and superb service. we will be back.

MD
MichaelD
1 review
Dined on 17 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great decor and very comfortable and we had an amazing server .

RH
vipRichardH
Toronto
37 reviews
Dined on 16 October 2021
Overall3food4service1ambience4

Under staffed on a Saturday night. Our server was every where. Would have liked desert and coffee but no one took our order.
Screaming kids beside us on the patio ruined the atmosphere.

OT
OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 16 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service. Reasonable priced. Wine list is a little expensive. Would go back for sure

RT
RoseT
1 review
Dined on 16 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were there with friends and we all enjoyed our meals. Our server was amazing, actually all the employees were very nice. Had been there when they first opened and enjoyed it even more. Definitely would recommend Verace to friends.

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philipw
Montreal
4 reviews
Dined on 16 October 2021
Overall2food3service1ambience1

Crowded,noisy.Sevvice poor,food average.Won’t be back.

AR
AugustoR
Toronto
1 review
Dined on 15 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great good and good service. We had booked an outside table but it was raining like crazy. They eventually had to move us inside. Will came again.

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Bv25
1 review
Dined on 15 October 2021
Overall3food5service3ambience1

The food at Verace exceeded my expectations. With that being said, I was very disappointed with the atmosphere. Verace has a main room that is beautiful, however, I was placed in a side room that had no windows, artwork, or character. It was quiet and uncomfortable.

DD
DennisD
1 review
Dined on 15 October 2021
Overall2food4service2ambience1

When we arrived we were seated on the patio during a rain storm even though we had reserved an inside table. After complaining we were taken to a side room which had all the ambiance of a children's playroom. Our waiter did not pour either the water or wine we ordered. After an hour I had to ask for bread. The wait staff seemed as though they had only received about 15 minutes of training.
When the food came it was very good. It's a shame that they had screwed up our reservation so badly.
I don't think we'll be going back again. There are many other restaurants who's food is as good and better who also make you feel wanted.

AM
AdrienneM
Toronto
1 review
Dined on 15 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service staff and food was delicious . Looking forward to our next visit.

CT
CooolTan
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on 15 October 2021
Overall3food2service4ambience4

NO VPN certified Pizza yet that they are known for.

I cannot give a complete and fair review UNTIL Verace get their Pizza Oven fully operational. We need to come back again once they have the VPN (Vera Pizza Napoletana) certified Pizza that we specifically came here for.

They are still waiting for parts for the pizza oven to come in from Italy and it might take awhile due to the global shipping or ports bottleneck.

Hopefully the pizza they are known for is as good as the one we tried at Pizza e Pazzi (their original restaurant). So I will hold off on my recommendation until they have their Pizza available at the restaurant.

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SanjiveJ
Toronto
1 review
Dined on 15 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous ambience. Incredible wine. Great sommelier to help. Amazing service from server and owner / chef. Truly impressed and congratulations on opening this restaurant. Cannot wait for the pizza.

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KarenS
Toronto
1 review
Dined on 15 October 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Very pleasant experience. We were greeted enthusiastically and our waiter went out of his way to make our experience enjoyable. Can't wait to come again to indulge in their pizzas!

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OpenTable Diner
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on 9 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food, beautiful location and amazing patio.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Toronto
1 review
Dined on 8 October 2021
Overall3food5service3ambience5

You wait so long till you get someone to take your order then takes longer to get your order

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DomO
1 review
Dined on 8 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was the best Italian restaurant I’ve ever been too. Will be recommending to all of my friends. Great service, fantastic food & drinks, and such nice people.

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Justaguy
Toronto
1 review
Dined on 6 October 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience5

At the time we went to this restaurant I think they were still getting their feet underneath them, so it took a while to get seated and get served initially.
Once we ordered, we were getting good service for the most part. Food was a bit slow to come but nothing out of the ordinary for a busy night. The appetizers and main courses were excellent.
Once this place gets into the swing of things service wise it will be 5 stars across the board.

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Rich
1 review
Dined on 5 October 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Very good food and diverse menu. Service was very slow; understaffed.
I will return.

JD
JohnD
Toronto
7 reviews
Dined on 3 October 2021
Overall2food3service2ambience3

The food was pretty good, the bread that came with the meal tasted like day old bread. The hostesses did not greet us and just stared at us without saying a word when we walked in. I had to start the conversation with them. The young waiter that served us was not very pleasant and very slow in getting our bill to us at the end of the night. Also received our salad after the main course arrived.
Probably would not go back because of the poor service and there are much better Italian restaurants around Oakville with great service and staff.

LC
LorrieC
Toronto
4 reviews
Dined on 29 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome experience - Kirk, our server was excellent - very knowledgeable & efficient. The food was outstanding. We ate outside - the patio is spectacular! I highly recommend Verace.

MC
MarieClaude
Denver
2 reviews
Dined on 29 September 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience5

Birthday dinner

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vipUlla
Toronto
15 reviews
Dined on 28 September 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience2

Never asked to see vaccine passport when we entered restaurant, staffing was limited which is more than likely due to Covid restaurant staffing that everyone seems to be having…pizza oven was not working which is what we wanted to try when we went…I wish them success moving forward…I’m sure it’s been challenging with Covid etc!

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OpenTable Diner
Toronto
1 review
Dined on 28 September 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

We drove 45 minutes to eat pizza because that’s what they are known for. And we get their and the pizza oven is still waiting for parts.
Maybe add that to your website or something.
Sadly disappointed server and manager didn’t seem to care much.
Cooks weren’t wearing masks in the kitchen and a manager was sitting at a table beside us drinking wine with customers m
Didn’t screen us when we arrived.
We won’t go back.

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Ana154
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined on 26 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic food and highly recommended!! Cannot wait for the pizza oven to be up and running.

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Laura
1 review
Dined on 25 September 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience4

This was our first time visiting the restaurant. Our server was not good. She introduced herself as not our server but a mom who wanted to get away from her kids. Our appetizers took almost an hour to come. When she asked if we had had them yet, we explained that we didn't and then I heard her speaking to the kitchen saying to rush hour appetizers because it was her mistake. I had the mushroom pappardelle with shrimp. It was overcooked. It took our server three tries with three different bottles before asking another server to uncork the wine for her. At this point, we had basically finished our entrees.
The best part of our evening was your playlist! If there's nothing else going on, we might be back. I would request a different server though, if placed in her Section again.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Toronto
4 reviews
Dined on 25 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food tasted great and fantastic service by PJ!

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Anne
1 review
Dined on 25 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I would highly recommend this place for a good night out. The food was nothing short of exceptional. The pastas beautifully prepared and presented. The staff are warm, welcoming, and accommodating. Definitely will make this a regular spot.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Toronto
1 review
Dined on 25 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Gorgeous inside. Friendly staff. Delicious food- lots of variety on the menu. Fresh, high quality ingredients. Worth the money.

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 25 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great dinner. Great food. Servers very attentive

OT
OpenTable Diner
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on 24 September 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Great experience and food! Service was a bit slow but they were packed. I would suggest a heavier wine pour, it was only a few sips worth every time! Will go back for sure.

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PaulK
1 review
Dined on 24 September 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Good service great patio and food was quite good. We will go back.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Toronto
8 reviews
Dined on 22 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love the attention to details

OT
vipOpenTable Diner
Toronto
1 review
Dined on 19 September 2021
Overall3food5service4ambience4

Disappointed to find out their pizza oven is not working due to a missing part, yet their online menu has a wide range of pizza choices.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Toronto
4 reviews
Dined on 17 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Second visit. Loved the pasta dishes both times
Looking forward to the pizza!

FAQs

You can order delivery directly from Verace Restaurant using the Order Online button. Verace Restaurant also offers delivery in partnership with Uber Eats. Verace Restaurant also offers takeaway which you can order by calling the restaurant at (905) 337-0080.

Verace Restaurant is rated 4.2 stars by 72 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting bookings at the moment.