Verace Pizzeria is committed to bringing the healthy tastes and traditions of Naples to Vancouver by offering a menu of authentic pizza, salads and small plates.
Went in for lunch yesterday, beautiful restaurant. The place was empty except for 1 table. I ordered an 8" Margherita pizza that came with a side soup. The soup was ok-good. The pizza.. It was also ok-good. Nothing special that made me want to return. The crust was kind of boring. Seems like it was missing that special touch, there was no extra love in this pizza.. I can think of 5 pizza joints in Vancouver that I prefer to this one so I don't see any reason to return. Too bad because it's a nice big beautiful restaurant.
This was a big surprise given the other crud in the area. But yes, it is the real deal here. Pizza in the style of Naples, yes?
The place is very nicely set up, clean, open. The waitress was exceedingly friendly. As a bonus, the place is very child friendly as well.
The pizza, there's just pizza for now I think, is pretty darn good. We had a margherita, which was done pretty well, I'd give it 80%, and another special one, which had potential, but I think needed a couple more minutes in the oven or a bit more heat. I'll cut 'em some slack for now because it was otherwise well done and it's a decent value. Honestly, it's a way better deal to eat here than the Uncle Fatih's around the block.
As for comparison to other such pizza places? I think Sciue (Roman style, tough) and BiBo have better tasting crust. This is very close to Campagnolo and Campagnolo Roma. Nicli Antica? Well, it is okay, but pricier and the crust is friggin bullet proof (not good). I would give it a thumbs up. Given the choice, money & time no object, I'd go to Bibo, but if I've got a pizza craving in the area, it's tough to beat. Recommended!
When you think Pizza, you think of the hard dough pizzas with a lot of toppings and a "quantity" over "quality. With the huge budget pizza chains that dot Vancouver like McDonalds and Burger King. Verace reminds you of quality pizza. The thing is that I never had authentic Italian style pizza. But I will say the first visit made me and my friend enjoy the place.
We went for brunch and sat inside, the place was somewhat quiet due to it being rather new but we were serviced quickly. Greeted by the waiter, he was very nice and offered a lot explanation to the food here. I ordered a Margherita Pizzette and my friend ordered the meatier version.
The salads was pretty good, mixed greens with a balsamic dressing and peppers and tomatoes. The tomatoes and peppers offer a nice contrast for the bitter greens which offered the crunch and a refreshing taste. The salad was light and paved way for the Pizza. The pizzas are not like your typical Fresh Slice pizza as the chefs made sure I was satisfied with it as while the pizza is supposed to be somewhat burnt so you can get a slight aftertaste that fades away when you eat it with the other bits of the pizza. While I dislike the first attempt at it, I enjoyed the follow up which was so delicious and filling in a good way. You will know as you don't feel like you can't eat anything else.
The dessert we had was a panna cotta with a raspberry sauce, the raspberry sauce provides a sour contrast to the silky vanilla/cream pudding which gave me a smile. While slightly at higher value than other desserts, it was really good.
I recommend this place for those who wants a competitor that will give Nicli a run for its money.
Went here last night before the hockey game.
I'd heard good things, like that the only other comparable pizza in Vancouver was Nicli Antica.
Definitely a let down. If felt like all the ingredients were there for a great pizza, but that maybe the pizzaiolo was sick and they had some new guy fill in.
Whenever I go to a new pizzaria I always order the margherita because I want to see how they do with the basics.
The margerhita came and there was way too much sauce. This throws all the flavours out of balance and when your pizza only has cheese, crust, tomato sauce and basil, balance is pretty important
And also because there was too much sauce, the crust was kind of doughy. Not an awful pizza, but certainly nothing I would go back for.
And the vibe is pretty whatever. Kind of felt like I was in a mall
So who knows, maybe it was an off night.
I will give it another chance, but not for a while
Went here for a bite. Service was good, and everything came out in a timely fashion, with an attentive server. The space is beautiful, and we were glad to have eaten when there weren't many people so as to take it all in.
The food though, is poor. I ordered the mozzarella and tomato appetizer, and it was TINY. A couple bites, and a sole basil leaf. I don't care how fresh it is, it was not worth the high price. I had the seafood pasta, and I have no idea what justified it's price tag, with frozen bits of seafood, a watery tasteless sauce and a tiny portion. My sister had the lunch combo. Her bowl of soup was fine, but the salad was tasteless - just lettuce and a scant amount of dressing. Their pizza is incredibly disappointing. The crust if soggy in the middle, and the sauce has zero taste. She had the margherita pizza, and got maybe 2 tablespoon blobs of mozzarella and a couple slivers of basil on the whole thing.
We're not impressed. This place COULD be amazing, but it's tasteless food at unreasonable prices, with little portions. The owner seems a bit nuts - if you criticize her food, she'll snap at you that because she learned how to make pizza in ITALY, she knows more than you and you shouldn't complain. Apparently, us plebeians don't have the 'credentials' to say anything. We won't be back.