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For 2
12:00 AM
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You must make reservations at least 5 minutes in advance of the time at ViceVersa.
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Booked 20 times today


2077 reviews
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$31 to $50
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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.
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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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.

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Phone number
(212) 399-9291
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Payment options
AMEX, Diners Club, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Smart Casual
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Executive chef
Stefano Terzi
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Please inquire for details.
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Cross street
Between 8th and 9th Avenues
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Public transit
C & E trains to 50th Street.
Bar Dining, Beer, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 2077 People Are Saying
Overall ratings and reviews
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4.6  based on recent ratings
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96% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipJohnny (New York Area)
5.0  Dined 6 days ago

Always pleasant. Great food attractively prepared.

Elizabeth (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on February 9, 2018

Excellent experience, elegant ambiance the food is great

OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
4.0  Dined on February 9, 2018

I love that this restaurant has a very inventive and generous menu, especially for Restaurant Week which can sometimes be disappointing at other restaurants. I had the Colechino (braised lentils with Italian sausage) to start---very tasty. The chef/owner's signature dish, Casoncelli, was a little disappointing as the main course. Veal, raisin and amaretto cookies wrapped in dough pockets with fried pancetta, sage, and butter was rich. Rich is not a negative for me, but the pancetta was fried to a hard crisp and the whole thing was sitting in too much oil. To be fair, my friend didn't think hers was overdone. I had Italian cheesecake for dessert which was light and enhanced by the strawberry coulis. I will give this place another try because I think they have original dishes and the staff was lovely.

jameso (Chicago)
3.0  Dined on February 8, 2018

food was good but not exceptional. menu lacks variety imho-not talking about number of dishes but about varieties of ingredients and featured items. friendly service but felt bit rushed by wait staffs.

MichaelJ (London)
5.0  Dined on February 6, 2018

I have been going here since it opened about 19 years ago, still excell in everything.
Food is top notch, especially the pasta, and seafood....Pastery chef also surprises.
Franco is super, and always greets me with a smile and hug....
What a home....
Do no miss this place, near the theaters if that is your occasion. But just good anytime.
Michael Johnson

vipJimM (New York Area)
3.0  Dined on February 6, 2018

I was disappointed this time. The waiter was annoying - constantly interrupting us to "up-sell". That certainly wasn't the experience last time. Then the food (main course pasta) was buried in way-too-much sauce. I hope the next visit will be better.

AlexanderK (Berlin)
2.0  Dined on February 5, 2018

We went there during the NYC restaurant week and ordered from the dinner menu. I cannot put in words how disappointed we were. In my review I will focus on the food, but clearly a nicer overall service should be the standard for a restaurant like this (no questions about how the food was or if we needed salt/olive oil/vinegar).
The soup had absolutely no seasoning and tasted like straight out of a can...pasta in soup was nowhere near aldente. Then I had the salmon as main course and it got worse. It was a freshly defrosted salmon, as watery as it tasted. Again no seasoning and the whole thing just consisted of a lot of water. Mashed potatoes were also not made with milk, water again and no clue if the kitchen had run out of salt that day. The spinach with garlic would have been good, if the garlic would not have been burnt. Dessert was OK but no italian speciality, more like a smooth applepie with chunks and raisins.

The offered amount of wines is pretty decent and my Barbarescu was good like expected.

In conclusion, it was a very disappointing evening at a restaurant which scores so many good ratings on a lot of webpages. I even would not describe myself as picky, or I don‘t know if it was just the because of the restaurant week menu and dinner, but it was not worth the price nor the excitement. I still would not recommend this restaurant to anyone who wants to eat authentically italian. Go to LittleItaly and you will find bettet ambiente/service and foremost better food for clearly better value.

vipadeep (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on February 3, 2018

Our first visit. Lovely decor, very comfortable and roomy seating, great service and outstanding food. To quote Arnold, "I'll be back".

riderc (New York Area)
4.0  Dined on February 2, 2018

We loved this place! A great selection of modern Italian dishes and good service. We'll definitely go back.

OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
2.0  Dined on February 1, 2018

Did not get the explanation asked for on pricing. desert did not meet expectation