ViceVersa
ViceVersa

ViceVersa

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.viceversanyc.com/
  • Phone: 2123999291
  • Hours of Operation:
    Lunch: Monday - Friday: 12:00pm - 2:30pm; Dinner: Monday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 11:00pm

    Sunday: 11:30AM - 3:00PM / 5:00PM - 10:00PM.

  • Payment Options: AMEX,Diners Club,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Italian
  • Executive Chef: Stefano Terzi
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Beer, Full Bar, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Catering: Please inquire for details.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Between 8th and 9th Avenues
  • Public Transit: C & E trains to 50th Street.
  • Parking: No
A word from ViceVersa
If there are any two young people who have had the experience it takes to open their own restaurant, these two are it - - and their coming together reads like a story. Franco Lazzari and Stefano Terzi originally met each in the early 90’s while working in New York. At ViceVersa, Franco and Stefano, unveiled their vision for a contemporary Italian restaurant, combining the traditions of their own cultural background with the youth and energy of their years, and the sophistication and experience of their time in major New York City restaurants.
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ViceVersa reviews from OpenTable diners
131 reviews since May 20, 2014
Overall Rating4.3
  • Food4.3
    Service4.4
  • Ambiance4.3
    Noise LevelModerate
94% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
neighborhood gem (63)fit for foodies (52)great for outdoor dining (40)special occasion (35)romantic (30)great for lunch (26)good for groups (19)notable wine list (18)great for brunch (18)vibrant bar scene (12)late-night find (9)hot spot (8)scenic view (2)kid-friendly (1)Show More
  • Great place
    VipaliiiVIP
    Dined on 9/14/2014
    Food was excellent. Modern Italian food. Finger foods for appetizers was a nice change. Mini arancini's etc. All homemade pastas. My dish was a ziti with a good marinara sauce and tiny lamb meatballs. I'm not a a pasta and meatball guy when I go to Italian restaurants, but this was very very good. Almost went back the next night, but way too many other places to try in NYC. If we lived here we would be regulars.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, late-night find, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great NYC Brunch
    GaryVIP
    Dined on 9/14/2014
    My wife and I had brunch before a Sunday theater matinee. The food was very good - we had poached eggs. The service was good as were the prices. But the best thing was that this was not the usual pre-theater insanity that you have to put up with when eating in that part of town. It was quiet and pleasant and we were able to eat in a nice little backyard.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Taster12
    Dined on 9/7/2014
    Food and service were both excellent. The décor was attractive with restful colors. Highly recommended. My experience could not have been better.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The perfect restaurant!
    SuzzyVIP
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    Excellent food and ambience. Can't wait to make my next reservation.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Awsome
    Dined on 9/5/2014
    I have been going to ViceVersa for a number of years now. They have never dissapointed me. I invited my sister-in-law and once she and I dined at the restaurant whenever she is in the city she asks to go there for dinner and then continue on with our plans for the evening.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, late-night find, notable wine list, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • This was not a good restaurant.
    Ndd12
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    While traveling in Italy during the summer, an Italian tour guide highly recommended this restaurant in NYC. We were told, this is the best Italian food in Manhattan. In short, it was most disappointing. Poor ambiance and just very regular food. We would not go back.
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  • ViceVersa
    RobieVIP
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    Good place to eat before the theater. Nice ambiance and well full or half portions of pasta.
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  • great place
    Diningwithfriends
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    the food was amazing along with the service. Everything was fresh and modern. Even the bartender was great. Would certainly dine here again!
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    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Espectacular abierto hasta tarde
    Fernando
    Dined on 8/21/2014
    Espectacular atención abierto hasta tarde lo que es ideal después de musicales e Broadway comida bien preparada
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Never fails to please
    James
    Dined on 8/17/2014
    This is a quality restaurant that has served theatergoers and others wondefully over the years. The creativity of the chef is amazing even with standard dishes. Brought a small group of well-traveled guests and the results were beyond expectations. One of the best restaurants in the region. Beautiful contemporary decor was a complement to the excellent food and service.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Enjoyed immensely
    Wining
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    Had lunch 3 weeks ago, so I thought my wife would enjoy on a Saturday evening. She really enjoyed the service, ambience, and the food even better. So I was a star!
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Food could be better
    DebzyVIP
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    The food was just ok. The veal porterhouse was tasty but fatty and the crab pasta was something an amateur could cook. The homemade pasta was great but the dish itself was unimaginative and the red sauce overpowered any taste of the crab. A lighter sauce would have been perfect. I heard others complain about their food also. Staff was great, place very nice they just need to work on the food. I should mention the cucumber tomato soup was excellent along with their chocolate lava cake.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Johnny
    Dined on 8/10/2014
    Over the years I have frequented this solid Italian specialty restaurant. It has always been good and the food is of excellent quality.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Very Vibrant Vice Versa
    grateful
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    A lovely place to enjoy fantastic Italian food. The host was darling. We received a warm welcome. Everything was delicious. A beautiful patio. Great wine list. Highly recommend.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Endless shaved layers of truffle
    LisaD
    Dined on 8/7/2014
    If there was anything unfavorable on the Restaurant Week menu at ViceVersa, the generous slices of truffle on the homemade pasta would erase it all. It was our first time at the restaurant for all three of us. Two ordered from the the Restaurant Week menu and my friend ordered from the regular menu. When our main courses arrived, my friend was greeted by the host and offered freshly sliced truffle on his homemade pasta. It was the most generous layers of shaved truffle I have ever seen. All I can say, "ViceVersa is heavenly." I would highly recommend.
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  • Restaurant week
    beachgirl
    Dined on 8/7/2014
    Nice me use selection for restaurant week. Good happy hour. Also good location for theatre.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Sunday night dinner
    Patti
    Dined on 8/3/2014
    Went to Vice versa on a Sunday night. Loved that it was a small neighborhood feel in middle of NYC. Nice wine selection. The bus service was excellent, the waiter seemed a little overwhelmed so slow in taking order etc. which is why I gave service 3STAR. Loved the food - fresh and nicely presented.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2006VIP
    Dined on 8/3/2014
    It's been some time since my last visit and I'm pleased to say it's as good as remembered. Met for brunch prior to a matinee and could not have been happier. Attentive, warm staff. While I would have loved to sit in the garden, it was too humid. If you have the chance, ask to be seated there. Had the whipped egg white omelette. Everyone in the restaurant stopped talking when it arrived. Looked like a baked alaska and filled the entire plate. Glad the bread was under it--added some body. Tasted yummy. Black truffle and parmesan fondue added zip. One of my companions had the pancakes and loved them. Will definitely go back!!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Nice find
    InJest
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    Food was excellent, pleasant ambiance, attentive service.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Experience
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 8/1/2014
    The decor and ambiance are amazing. The service outstanding! The food was expertly prepared. The scallops were delicious. I had the Arctic Char which I love and this was excellent. Not as good as mine but excellent none the less. We had friends from Florida that joined us and loved it. Thanks
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Not As Good As I Remembered
    jaybird51VIP
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    My husband and I had eaten here about 4 yrs ago and enjoyed it. It's restaurant week, I had selections from that prix fix menu; my husband ordered off of the regular menu. Beet carpaccio with cheese and greens, very bland, no dressing that I could taste. Rosemary lamb with polenta was overcooked, tough pieces of lamb in a brown sauce, no discernible rosemary or other herbs tasted, the polenta round was the best thing on the plate. Dessert was a pistachio cake with a blueberry coulis, which was good. Calamari and artichoke appetizer and steak, both were ok. Restaurant wasn't full, as is usually the case with the good restaurants on Saturday night, pre-theater. Probably won't go here again since there are so many other choices in the area.
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  • Service was great
    Tristesse
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    Very attentive staff. I came for pre-theater dinner during restaurant week.
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Bon appetito
    Grubnomi
    Dined on 7/23/2014
    The pollo milanese has the perfect crisp to its breaded coat. Accompanied by vivacious greens and plump slices of tomato, this dish made for a delicious, summer afternoon lunch.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • experienceddiner
    Dined on 7/20/2014
    OUR WAITER, CHRISTOPHER WAS OUTSTANDING, ATTENTIVE, KNOWLEDGEABLE OF MENU, WARM & FRIENDLY OVERALL EXPERIENCE WAS MOST PLEASANT, FOOD VERY GOOD
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Pleasant Brunch
    GloriousfoodieVIP
    Dined on 7/13/2014
    Three ladies doing brunch enjoyed a satisfying experience. We all enjoyed what we ordered and the menus variety pleased our varied desires.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • FoodGirl
    Dined on 7/11/2014
    We entertained a business associate from out of town prior to a show in the theatre district. Timing was perfect, food was excellent -- and the pear martini was WONDERFUL! :) We had a lovely time and would recommend the restaurant highly.
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  • xczechlil
    Dined on 7/10/2014
    pleasant, well paced, good food, great location and perfect non obtrusive service
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    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Very Special
    StevieMacVIP
    Dined on 7/9/2014
    If I lived close-by I'd eat here every night-Everything about this place is constantly perfect, and it's young and cool and hip and elegant all at the same time. It never disappoints.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, late-night find, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Delicious!
    NYCGerald
    Dined on 7/6/2014
    Vice Versa has become our favorite place for special celebrations.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
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  • good but
    cjr2VIP
    Dined on 6/29/2014
    the arancini were great as were the scallops but the escarole was stringy with too much garlic and oil...for $28 sides with the scallops should also include a carb ...either potatoes or pasta
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    great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Loved it
    NeighborhoodgemVIP
    Dined on 6/29/2014
    It's my second time and I loved it. The staff is very attentive and nice. Food was good and we had amazing bellinis. Recommend to everyone
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • pre theater lunch
    lisa515VIP
    Dined on 6/24/2014
    WE had a great pre-theater dinner at Vice Versa. Pastas were very inventive--and delicious--and salads were fresh, with interesting combinations and nicely plated. Great service. We didn't feel rushed, but they got us out in plenty of time for the theater.
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    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great neighborhood restaurant
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 6/21/2014
    Very nice backyard garden and excellent food. Great place to enjoy lunch or dinner outside this summer.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Unexpectably good
    BarbVIP
    Dined on 6/20/2014
    We ate lunch in their outdoor garden, shaded by big umbrellas, and although there was some noise from an air conditioner, the ambience was calm and beautiful, and the food was so much better than I expected. Wonderful hearts of palm salad, delicious juicy swordfish. A great place for lunch. The inside room is very attractive, too. We're going to go back.
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    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Pre theater gem
    Peachy
    Dined on 6/19/2014
    We had a wonderful dinner before a play on Broadway . The wait staff was very friendly and professional . When we were seated they asked if we were seeing a play and timed our dinner perfectly. The food was fabulous too! A real find!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Really good lunch
    RlagnadoVIP
    Dined on 6/19/2014
    Nothing negative to say about this place, the look, service and food all delivered.
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    great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Golden Afternoon
    IlTenoreVIP
    Dined on 6/15/2014
    We met out-of-town friends for Sunday brunch, sure that the unlimited brunch drink option would encourage the flow of conversation, and it did. A very festive reunion. Each of our meals (varied choices) was delicious, as was the basket of fresh herbed focaccia. The waitstaff was charming and accommodating, but were overwhelmed during the peak brunch hours; we had the impression that the kitchen couldn't keep up, either. Long waits; food tasted good but was cold when it finally arrived. We all enjoyed our meal, and the space is beautiful; nice music tastefully kept low enough to permit conversation; the staff, again, lovely. Still, I felt it necessary to subtract one star each from food and service for cold entrees and extensive delays.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, romantic
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Theater District Gem
    Goodiesays
    Dined on 6/14/2014
    The food, service and local are ideal for. Pert heater
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    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great atmosphere, service
    criticalcriticVIP
    Dined on 6/13/2014
    Dinner in this modern spot fills all needs.....great cocktails, food variety and quality excellent, and atmosphere upscale. Portions perfect size and food was excellent. Server knew were theater bound and made sure courses were timed just right. Would go back for their prix fix or al a carte menu.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Pre-Theater
    NYCFoodLover
    Dined on 6/13/2014
    Wonderful pre-theater experience...non hurried relaxed and delicious...excellent wait staff...look forward to return
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, late-night find, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.