Pizzeria Verità in Burlington, Vermont is a wood-fired pizzeria that was founded by John Rao with partners Leslie McCrorey Wells and David Abdoo. This favorite local pizzeria bakes its pizza pies in an Acunto Napoli wood-fired oven that burns at a temperature of 900 degrees Fahrenheit. The oven produces a perfectly baked Neapolitan pizza in 90 seconds and while the restaurant offers many other sumptuous Italian dishes, their signature pizzas are the most popular items on the menu.

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Pizzeria Verità believes in la verità e nell’ impasto, which translates to “the truth is in the dough,” and so the first and foremost distinguishing factor of Pizzeria Verità is its dough. The pizzeria’s famous dough is made from Tipo 00 flour and the topping ingredients feature local ingredients that showcase Pizzeria Verità's commitment to local sourcing. The pizzeria makes its own mozzarella every day, an art Rao learnt from Tom Delia, chef and owner of Trattoria Delia, a popular Italian restaurant in the neighborhood. The short baking time of 60-90 seconds perfectly blends all the flavors together to bring out the unique characteristic of traditional Neopolitan pizza, which is a tasty balance of flavors offering with none of them domineering the others.

Acunto Napoli

The pizzeria's custom-built Neopolitan pizza oven, the Acunto Napoli, was built and shipped all the way from Naples, Italy. This massive masterpiece weighing 6,000 pounds arrived from Italy in May 2012 and doubtlessly took the restaurant's center stage. The oven was set in the middle of the room as this piece of art was too beautiful to be placed at the back of the restaurant. The wood-fired oven burns at 900 degrees Fahrenheit, baking handmade Neopolitan pizzas in 60 to 90 seconds.


Pizzeria Verità is open 7 days a week, Monday to Thursday from 5:00pm to 10:00pm, on Fridays and Saturdays the pizzeria is open from 5:00pm to 11:00pm, and on Sundays it remains open from 5:00pm to 10:00pm.


· Food - The food menu features a list of antipasti, insalate, pizze, and dolci options. The menu also offers gluten-free options in its menu.

· Beer, Wine & Spirits - Pizzeria Verità is an ardent follower of the American craft cocktail renaissance and offers a wide range of handcrafted cocktails ranging from classic cocktails to some of the most inventive, new cocktails crafted by the pizzeria's very own bartenders. The drinks menu also offers a range of aperitivo, Negroni, Amari, Grappa, Dolci, brandy, beers, and cider. The wine list offers sparkling, red, rosé, and white wines as well as a range of house wines offered on tap.

Reservations & Private Events

Pizzeria Verità's online reservations are powered by the Yelp Reservations application, which offers dine-in reservations for up to 8 people. The pizzeria offers a special group dining menu for parties larger than 8 guests and for private events. The online Private Event Request Form is available on the restaurant’s website and needs to be filled in and submitted for the events coordinator to plan the private event.


Pizzeria Verità, 156 St. Paul Street, Burlington, Vermont 05401, website, Phone: 802-489-5644

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