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
130 reviews since June 23, 2014
Overall Rating4.4
  • Food4.4
    Service4.5
  • Ambiance4.4
    Noise LevelModerate
95% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
fit for foodies (57)neighborhood gem (55)great for outdoor dining (39)special occasion (35)romantic (31)good for groups (24)great for lunch (22)great for brunch (21)notable wine list (17)vibrant bar scene (16)hot spot (10)late-night find (7)scenic view (1)Show More
  • Theatre District Haven
    mayaVIP
    Dined on 10/16/2014
    Once you walk in the door from the hustle and bustle of the street you are immediately transported to an oasis of fine food, abundant drinks and wonderful service. Everything was festive and perfect.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • clintonfoodie
    Dined on 10/12/2014
    As always, a delicious meal, very comfortable ambiance and an outstanding staff
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Theater District
    onpointeVIP
    Dined on 10/10/2014
    Wonderful restaurant - a new theater district fave. Excellent fresh pasta, and everything else was creative and well-prepared.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Will return
    FoodieVIP
    Dined on 10/8/2014
    Both the service and food were excellent! Much more than just pre-theater dinner.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good pre-theater dining
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 10/6/2014
    Great food and service; a perfect spot pre theater. The only issue is the noise level; better if ypur tabkenis off to the side but still loud. Nonetheless, it is an enjoyable experience and the food is worth it.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • wonderful vibe!
    siculamente
    Dined on 10/3/2014
    food very good, service attentive and warm. I went for my first year anniversary and they made it special! Franco the GM and Stefano the Chef know how to run a business! bravi! can't wait to go back...
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Incredible Experience as Always
    jpironti
    Dined on 10/2/2014
    The Vice Versa team never ceases to impress me. They are always very welcoming and the service is excellent. It is white truffle season and they where more then generous in their serving of truffles in their amazing Parmesan risotto. Their signature cookies are always a great way to provide one last wonderful surprise to my guests as well. Whenever I want to impress a client when I am in NYC I am sure to bring them here for dinner.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • A find in the theater district
    savvy
    Dined on 10/1/2014
    Good service, good food, good ambience...what better way to set up a good evening at the theater?
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • pasta, pasta, pasta!
    Just5ofus
    Dined on 9/30/2014
    Great food. Love their pasta. not a frequent visitor, but always happy when I come. also, noticeable great service.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great place
    Rain
    Dined on 9/28/2014
    I have come back to ViceVersa often. It has everything I look for in a restaurant. Good food. Lovely ambiance. Noise level at a comfortable level and attentive service. It isn't inexpensive but you get what you pay for.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Perfect Pre-theatre Dinner
    Leerobert7195
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    My partner and I have been to ViceVersa many times so it was a no-brainer to book the restaurant for pre-theatre dinner for two for his birthday night out. Service was attentive, cocktails & cicchetti well done and excellent house-made pasta. We'll be back!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Perfect dinner
    RLBDMDVIP
    Dined on 9/26/2014
    Everything was seamless, delicious and beautiful. Service, food ambiance. Don't miss the blood orange martini. We are looking forward to our next dinner there.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Vice Versa is 15 years old!
    KnitterVIP
    Dined on 9/23/2014
    We started eating here when they first opened, but had not been back for a few years. the newly renovated space is elegant, and serene. Service was top notch and plentiful. Great wines by the glass. Our app, calamari over radicchio, and mains, scallops and swordfish were all cooked perfectly. We highly recommend walking the extra block on 51 street to eat here! We look forward to returning. Overall, a wonderful night before theater.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Always good!
    VVRegularVIP
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    Perfect for pre-theater! Reliably delicious, never rushed. Blood orange cosmos!!
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Go to place
    cheeriosVIP
    Dined on 9/19/2014
    I find myself returning to Vice versa again and again. You can rely on a warm welcome, a great drink, and a very fine meal. The pastas are excellent and the chef does a great job with fish. A well managed restaurant that is always buzzing!
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Vice Versa Doesn't Disappoint
    VickibickiVIP
    Dined on 9/17/2014
    The men for the price fixed lunch offered a delightful array of tempting dishes. It was difficult to choose from the appetizers and main plates. The chilled cucumber soup was as cooling a taste as it sounds. The pasta filled with veal was sumptuous. I would highly recommend anything on the menu. The venue is very special. It's roomy and bright.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Always Perfect
    PatsFanNYCVIP
    Dined on 9/16/2014
    This restaurant is one of my favorites. It's dependable in every way -- service, staff, food, ambiance. It never disappoints.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for lunch, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • 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
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • 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
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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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
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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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
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • 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
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • 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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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • 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!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • 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
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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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
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • 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
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    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
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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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
    • Food
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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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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • 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
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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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
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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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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    • Ambiance
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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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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Service was great
    Tristesse
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    Very attentive staff. I came for pre-theater dinner during restaurant week.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    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
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet