Veritas

A North Italian restaurant with brilliant dishes and stories
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Time Out Says

We walk into a luxurious dining space characterised by wooden floors and wall panels and earthy, neutral colours on the furniture with pops of navy blue all over. The lighting is a bit dim and lacks a certain warmth but it works.

We take a look at the menu and it’s unlike anything we’ve ever seen in Doha – some incredible dishes from the North of Italy and everything is authentic. Despite being focused on northern cuisine, there are items on the menu that highlight oregano and salt from the city of Trapani in western Sicily (known for its salt production).

Every dish tells a story, including the amuse bouche (deep-fried parmiggiano) served in a tiny ceramic cooking pot, placed in a tiny ceramic house, representative of the chef’s roots in Italy and precious moments spent with his grandmother. And just as we finish cooing over it, our first antipasto arrives. The caprese tartufata combines a burrata silky enough to pass off as a skincare product, with black truffle cream and cherry tomatoes. We order the Michelin star gourmet pizza (that’s what it’s called) next and it’s mind-blowing. The crust is gloriously crispy and the gorgonzola and mozzarella cheeses add a brilliant flavour to what may be our new favourite pizza. There’s some sweetness from the pear (yes, it sounds unusual but tastes fantastic) and we’re almost convinced to book a ticket and settle down in northern Italy just for this pizza.

The night gets better with the mains. The cappelleti with beef is once again a super hit, barring a bit too much salt. The spinach sauce and parmiggiano cream with meat jus perfectly fuse together to deliver comfort food in its truest form. The final plate of tiger shrimps with the famed Trapani salt and oregano is an illustration of how the simplest ingredients can create something so superior. The shrimps are grilled with aromatic breadcrumbs and the strong tastes of garlic, butter and salt interestingly mellow the dish and make it simply flawless. There’s joy in every bite of this meal and we haven’t felt this way about food in a long time.

The staff are knowledgeable and happily share stories behind every dish. We’re very well taken care of.

The vibe is still lacking but it’s early days for Veritas and frankly, the food outshines everything. It’s elevated Italian cooking that’s true to its roots and we wouldn’t be exaggerating if we say we’ve tasted some of Doha’s best Italian food right here.

WHAT IS IT...
A North Italian restaurant with brilliant dishes and stories

WHY GO...
For a chance to try items you can’t anywhere else in Doha

03 Mar 2020

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Details

Payment OptionsCash, Credit Card
CuisinesItalian
6:00 PM to 11:00 PM
Monday: 6:00 PM to 11:00 PMTuesday: 6:00 PM to 11:00 PMWednesday: 6:00 PM to 11:00 PMThursday: 6:00 PM to 11:00 PMFriday: 6:00 PM to 11:00 PMSaturday: 6:00 PM to 11:00 PM
Show number 4445 0000
Doha, Doha, Um Al Saneem Street Street Number 970, Doha, Qatar

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