Match ends, Roma 2, Verona 0.
Roma midfielder Mattia Destro scored a stunning goal from close to the halfway line as the Giallorossi maintained their 100% start in Serie A.
Destro controlled team-mate Morgan De Sanctis's goal kick before smashing in a half volley from more than 40 yards.
That secured Roma's fifth straight win after substitute Alessandro Florenzi fired into the bottom corner for the opening goal.
Juventus, who beat Atalanta later on Saturday, are top on goal difference.
Roma skipper Francesco Totti marked his 38th birthday by starting for Rudi Garcia's men and there was a party atmosphere inside the Stadio Olimpico as supporters sent their best wishes to their talismanic captain.
But Totti, who has scored 235 times in 21 seasons at the club, was unable to celebrate the occasion with a goal.
On the half-hour mark, he slid a loose ball towards goal but Verona defender Frederik Sorensen scrambled back to clear off the line.
The former Italy international also went close immediately after the break when Verona's teenage goalkeeper Pierluigi Gollini tipped his effort over the bar.
Sixth-placed Verona looked set to frustrate Roma until Florenzi and Destro broke through in the final quarter of an hour.
Roma travel to Juventus in a top-of-the-table clash next weekend.
- 26De Sanctis
- 44ManolasBooked at 45mins
- 4NainggolanSubstituted forParedesat 83'minutes
- 10TottiSubstituted forFlorenziat 67'minutes
- 8LjajicSubstituted forKouassiat 57'minutes
- 25Marques Pinto
- 8ObbadiSubstituted forCampanharoat 43'minutes
- 21Gómez Taleb
- 99Miguel da SilvaBooked at 38minsSubstituted forToniat 71'minutes
- 11JankovicSubstituted forValotiat 83'minutes
- Carmine Russo
- Shots on Target
Second Half ends, Roma 2, Verona 0.
Mapou Yanga-Mbiwa (Roma) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Foul by Luca Toni (Verona).
Attempt missed. Alessandro Florenzi (Roma) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the right. Assisted by Gervinho.
Goal! Roma 2, Verona 0. Mattia Destro (Roma) right footed shot from more than 35 yards to the centre of the goal. Assisted by Morgan De Sanctis following a set piece situation.
Offside, Verona. Gustavo Campanharo tries a through ball, but Luca Toni is caught offside.
Foul by Maicon (Roma).
Gustavo Campanharo (Verona) wins a free kick on the left wing.
Substitution, Roma. Leandro Paredes replaces Radja Nainggolan.
Substitution, Verona. Mattia Valoti replaces Bosko Jankovic.
Offside, Verona. Juanito Gómez tries a through ball, but Luca Toni is caught offside.
Corner, Roma. Conceded by Pierluigi Gollini.
Attempt saved. Alessandro Florenzi (Roma) left footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the top right corner. Assisted by Gervinho.
Attempt missed. Mattia Destro (Roma) right footed shot from the centre of the box is too high. Assisted by Gervinho.
Attempt blocked. Mattia Destro (Roma) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Radja Nainggolan.
Goal! Roma 1, Verona 0. Alessandro Florenzi (Roma) right footed shot from outside the box to the bottom right corner.
Foul by Mapou Yanga-Mbiwa (Roma).
Luca Toni (Verona) wins a free kick on the right wing.
Delay over. They are ready to continue.