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Cafe Prima Pasta - 32 Reviews - 414 71ST St, Miami Beach, FL - Restaurants Reviews - Phone (305) 867-0106
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Cafe Prima Pasta

414 71ST St (at Half a block east of the Byron movie theater, Miami Beach)
Miami Beach, FL 33141
(305) 867-0106
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Cafe Prima Pasta - Miami Beach, FL


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I recently dined at my local favorite Cafe Prima Pasta and am always amazed how the food is consistently delicious, a rare occurrence in Miami. I had the vegetable ravioli which w...


The food is overly price for what you get, I rather eat at the OLIVE GARDEN. The food is bland with no taste and very greasy. I wouldnt go there

Editorial review from Urbanspoon 8/22/2012

Go there every year when I have a chance. Love the Black linguine seafood dish more

Editorial review from Urbanspoon 8/5/2012

This is the best italian dining experience in south floride. The food is outstanding and consistent every time. Wait staff is personable and professional. This place is our most reliable choice when we want a night out for dinner and drinks and it wont break the bank either. If you pay more than $20 or $25 for italian food then you are choosing to be taken advantage of. You wont have to here and its a truly unique dining experience. more

Editorial review from Urbanspoon 5/6/2012

I was thrilled with the great service, attention to details, professionalism, and great food quality we experienced by Giuseppe (owner) and each and every one of the staff members. We even talked about it for a few hours after we left. It's not common these days to see owners paying attention to details such as handling a bellini glass to smoothen the short wait and apologizing, constantly checking on the guests both visually and verbally (i.e. which is different than bugging the guests every two minutes with questions, which happens in many restaurants in my mind) and sending a glass of champagne at the end of the dinner as well.\r \r The food itself was great in taste and the right portion size, which another thing you don't see these much these days with guests looking for "value" (i.e. rather than quality). Not too much sauce on the lasta but enough to make it tasty.\r \r Thanks again for a great experience and I'll definitely be back during my next trip to Miami. more


Totally disappointment!! Went there with the family for my birthday. The hostess knew we were celebrating a special occasion but couldn't care less. We tried making a reservation over the phone but were told, no reservations only first come first serve. When we arrive we were told we would be seated in 30 -45 min. So we sat at the bar and waited............ and waited. We started seeing people being seated who had arrived after us. We only needed a table of four, so it wasn't hard to find one. The hostess kept telling us, we were next in line, but ever happened!!! He even said he had to seat reservations first. He was caught in his own lie since he had already told us they did not accept reservations.After waiting for one hour and 45 minutes, we left extremely angry and totally disappointed. DON'T GO TO PRIMA PASTA IF YOU ARE NO WILLING TO HEAVILY BRIBE $$$$$$$$ THE GUY AT THE HOSTESS TABLE TO BE SEATED. WE LATER CONFIRMED WITH FRIENDS IN THE AREA THAT THAT'S THE ONLY WAY ON HOW YOU GET A TABLE AT THIS RESTAURANT. UNBELIEVABLE!!!!!!!! NEVER COMING BACK, FOR SURE. more

Editorial review from Urbanspoon 5/28/2011

The food WAS great the first few times we went. Now the quality is no longer there. The Lobster Ravioli were not good at all. The stuff they used to fill it was just bad. I say stuff because it was no lobster, it tasted like the inside of a cuban bocadito which would be fine if i had ordered bocaditos. more

What Has Happened to Prima Pasta? 8/1/2010

Cafe Prima Pasta used to be a great place to go, however the last couple of times have been dreadful. The menu choices seemed to be fewer and what choices we did have were bland, uninteresting and cold. We won't be going back again all we got for our money was bad food and mediocre service. Pros: We were seated quickly without a reservation. Cons: The food was awful! more

Editorial review from Urbanspoon 7/13/2010

Excellent neighborhood find! Food is always consistent and high quality. more

Editorial review from Urbanspoon 4/20/2010

I was one of the customers waiting for one of the 28 seats. These days the quality isn't there. more

Editorial review from Urbanspoon 2/20/2010

Nice place, too bad the food was just ok. Nothing special really, everything was underseasoned. Sadly I have to say that i've had tastier pasta at olive garden. more

Editorial review from Urbanspoon 1/29/2010

You can't beat the 50% off special between 4 & 6pm. Eggplant parm is awesome. more

Editorial review from Urbanspoon 1/26/2010

Great ambiance. Romantic. Great service. Great food. Solid portions and reasonable prices. Frutti de Mari is a favorite. I eat at P2 once a week. Great place for special occasions (e.g. birthdays). if you want a great Italian dinner experience, P2 delivers night after night . . . more

IItalian At Its Best 1/25/2010

I recently dined at my local favorite Cafe Prima Pasta and am always amazed how the food is consistently delicious, a rare occurrence in Miami. I had the vegetable ravioli which were out of this world. This place is definitely worth checking out. Pros: Great food and wine more

Love Love Love 1/25/2010

Really sweet location and great food. I ate here with a couples friends the other day and really enjoyed myself. Pros: The best pasta! more

Editorial review from Urbanspoon 10/17/2009

Great 50% off from 4-6pm. Good wine. Chicken Parma more

Editorial review from Urbanspoon 9/5/2009

Prima Pasta. Great food, great service, great night! You can always feel and eat well here. more

Editorial review from Urbanspoon 8/28/2009

The food and the service were both excellent. We had a raviolli with wild mushrooms appetizer that was melt in your mouth delicious. We'll be back. Especially for half price entrees from 5-6! more

try carpaccio,eggplant rolatini!!,crab ravioli!!! 8/22/2009

selections of fish!! BRANZINO,TILAPIA,YELLOW TAIL,HALIBUT,SALMON NORWE.ETC Pros: try the ginger salmon!!! more

Editorial review from Urbanspoon 5/3/2009

We came from Montreal where we always eat well and have only praise for this place.The polite staff,the service,the food,the ambiance,and the way they make you feel as home.Bravo from Tony&Linda more

Editorial review from Urbanspoon 11/16/2008

Service and outside seating was great but the food was fantastic. Had the shrimp with just oil and garlic and it was perfect. more

Editorial review from Urbanspoon 8/5/2008

Love the ambience and the food. Pasta dishes are great. more
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Additional information

  • Hours:

    Mon-Thurs noon-midnight; Fri noon-1am; Sat 1pm-1am; Sun 5pm-midnight
  • Payments:

    Visa, Diner's Club, American Express, Master Card
  • Neighborhoods:

    Normandy Isles, North Shores