Prime Italian
Prime Italian

Prime Italian

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.primeitalianmiami.com/
  • Phone: (305) 695-8484
  • Hours of Operation:
    Lunch: Monday - Friday: 12:00pm - 3:00pm, Saturday - Sunday 12:00pm - 4:00pm
    Dinner: Sunday - Thursday: 5:30pm - 12:00am, Friday - Saturday: 5:30pm - 1:00am
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Diners Club,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: American, Italian
  • Dress Code: Business Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Takeout, Wine
  • Special Events: events@mylesrestaurantgroup.com

Getting there

  • Cross Street: 1st Street
  • Parking: Valet
A word from Prime Italian
Upscale American-Italian sister restaurant to Prime One Twelve.
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerHot Spot
  • Diners' Choice WinnerItalian
Prime Italian reviews from OpenTable diners
84 reviews since May 22, 2014
Overall Rating4.3
  • Food4.4
    Service4.2
  • Ambiance4.1
    Noise LevelModerate
83% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
special occasion (51)hot spot (49)fit for foodies (43)great for outdoor dining (37)good for groups (33)romantic (28)notable wine list (25)neighborhood gem (22)vibrant bar scene (20)late-night find (13)kid-friendly (8)great for lunch (8)scenic view (7)great for brunch (2)Show More
  • Generous portions
    O2flossVIP
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    Don't order too much. Portions are huge. Salads can feed four as can entrees.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Incredible service!
    Mark
    Dined on 9/3/2014
    Enjoyed another great meal and service at Prime Italian! The lamb chop special was tender and tasty!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • unacceptable wait for food
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007VIP
    Dined on 8/31/2014
    We have to this restaurant on a number of occasions over the last couple of years. It was always delicious and and pleasant evening. This last time was at the very least, torture! Our waiter was very pleasant and we felt very sorry for him. Somehow the kitchen did NOT have it together, we waited almost 2 hours for our main dish, we were with children and we were all, adults and kids alike going crazy. We then asked for dessert when the main dish Finally came and we were told, don't do that it will come too soon. He promised it would come quickly. Well... That wasn't the case. It was at least another 20 minutes. We literally wanted to get up and walk out it was so frustrating.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, kid-friendly
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Always Delivers
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008VIP
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    We went early because we brought out 18-month old and while she was running around outside, the staff could not have been nicer and more accommodating. The food was amazing, as always, and I will be dreaming of that seabass for months to come.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Excellent!
    mediocreVIP
    Dined on 8/26/2014
    Excellent as far as Italian cuisine is concerned! The Kobe meatball and spaghetti was absolutely delicious! Especially considering the meatball is the size of a baseball, it was cooked to perfection. My friend ordered a couple raspberry martinis which was refreshing and oven brick prosciutto pizza which is also very good. Service was attentive and professional, I would recommend coming here for the ultimate cheat meal or if your in need of some comfort food. I cant wait to revisit, Oh and by the way you definitely do not want to skip the amazing cheesy garlic bread!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Disappointing
    Susie
    Dined on 8/24/2014
    I have been to Prime Italian many times. The waiter forgot me once the table next to me was filled and he discovered they spoke Italian and were going to be big spenders. My steak was OK, but it was overcooked (I requested Medium). I had to pay $20 for parking which was not on the website. I doubt I will return.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 8/17/2014
    is a very bad restaurant.Food came cold,called the manager and did nto even try to make clients d=feel good sending a little something to table Only good thing was bread Never go aagain
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Never Disappoints
    Dave
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    Very good as usual! Great people place on South Beach! Not a traditional Italian eatery. Colossal shrimp cocktail with west coast oysters, Colossal house salad and tender filet mignon!! Great wine selection! Michael our waiter was very attentive and social with good recommendations for both food and wine. Try it! You will enjoy the menu.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great time
    love2eat
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    Got together with a group of 7 for my wife's birthday. Made reservation on open table and everything as far as reservation was on point. Food, service, experience was awesome will be back. It's as good as everyone raves about it.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good Food LARGE Portions
    CDinMIAVIP
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    The food is good quality but everything is quite a large portion, i imagine to compensate for the above average pricing, the meatball appetizer can certainly be shared between 2 and 4 people, all pastas are shareable between 2 and 3 people.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • More of the same
    Carlos85
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    I have been to PI at least on 5 ocassions, posibly my last in a while, food was ok but pricey which I already know and have no problem with until it becomes more of the same...bread was not good, it is very tasty with cheese, herbs and sauce but it was almost warm. It took forever to get served, I was surprised it was unusually less crowded. Lobster bisque is always very good and the main reason I visit both Prime 112 and Prime Italian. By the way they do not serve tomato soup any more, which was very good. It will be a while for me to return to either Prime 112 or Prime Italian
    Special Features:
    special occasion, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent fish and desserts
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/14/2014
    Excellent fish and desserts. This is a great place. We ordered salmon and swordfish and were very tasty and well prepared.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • perfect
    mark
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    have been there many times....excellent service and great food..but bring a full wallet....
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Amazing
    Foody123
    Dined on 8/6/2014
    Delicious food my favorite Miami Italian restaurant.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    Very much a 'scene' place. The food is good but very overpriced. Service is over the top & not necessarily personal or genuine.
    Special Features:
    hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Good consistent restaurant
    merylparrrVIP
    Dined on 7/31/2014
    Food and drink as well as service is always consistently good!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Terrible Experience
    Love2DinewithmywifeVIP
    Dined on 7/25/2014
    My wife and I visited the restaurant because of our anniversary, thinking it was a reputable restaurant for that special occasion. The service was poor. The appetizer was served and the table was without napkins; when we asked the waiter for some he asked us, what kind of napkins? Paper or linen? We could not believe that a restaurant of this category was asking the same, we were completely disappointed. The food is presented in a huge portions not being nice and inviting (average flavor and quality). I do not recommend this restaurant, not worth the expensive cost for the quality of food and poor service.
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  • All Big Everything
    jrn5090
    Dined on 7/23/2014
    Great service, great hot spot, BIG BIG portions...beware....
    Special Features:
    special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great Italian on the Beach!
    Mark
    Dined on 7/23/2014
    Excellent food quality and service! Every special entree sounded delicious!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A-MA-ZING!!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 7/20/2014
    The Caesar salad is great, and enough for four people at least. The fried buffalo mozzarella is great too. I had the alfredo, another good one. My favorite thing of all? The Ho Ho dessert!!!! This one tops the fried oreos, it's not only rich and chocolatey, but HUGE!!! Def. enough for four!!!!
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    hot spot
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Over priced $14 PublixOyster bay$50
    GeeBee
    Dined on 7/17/2014
    Starters big for 1 person. would have been good to get some advice around this before ordering. Requested to order starters and then mains later however chef refused to take order in this way . Good quality but over priced.
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    hot spot
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Love
    JorgeVIP
    Dined on 7/17/2014
    Favorite restaurant in Miami, can go after day at beach or for romantic occasion. Never disappoints
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find, scenic view, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Absolutely Fantastic
    mmemari88
    Dined on 7/14/2014
    It all starts with the cheesy garlic bread, which is delectable and delicious. Having been here a few times, I can honestly say that everything we have tried has been extremely good, not even one mediocre dish to be seen. The truffle mac and cheese is incredible, while the Kobe meatballs and the pasta dishes are excellent as well. Very large portions so be prepared to eat! Fantastic restaurant, 5 stars.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, hot spot, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Love those Meatballs
    MarkJVIP
    Dined on 7/13/2014
    Yes, it's a "red sauce" American-Italian but that truly is underselling what this place is like. Enormous portions and a fabulously varied menu are what will greet you when you inevitably over-order. Highly recommended - the free garlic bread with a perfect tomato sauce - the Kobe Meatball with Spaghetti, the chopped Salad (it’s the size of a Garden!!) Tuna Tartare and Shrimp Cocktail (Each shrimp is the size of a small shark!). Even though, you will be ready for the "over-eaters" ambulance to ferry you away, you must still order dessert and, as tempted as you are by the fried Oreos, I firmly recommend that you order the Ho Ho. It is quite stunning! Pricey… Yes… But worth every penny and every calorie!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great Italian but not kids friendly
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 7/13/2014
    Excellent food with a high price tag, would recommend it for couples who wants to relax in a great atmosphere. Not suitable for children, could almost feel they were not welcome..
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good
    Drhands1
    Dined on 7/12/2014
    Had a good experience did not wait for the table service was good and so was the food
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, late-night find, scenic view, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • NICE!
    Oskbow
    Dined on 7/3/2014
    My wife and I love this spot in Miami Beach. We love the "GIANT" veal meatball a top creamy polenta. The steaks are also to die for. Be sure to give this one a place on any visit to this amazing city! CIAO!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, neighborhood gem, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Usually My Fav
    Parisnyc
    Dined on 7/1/2014
    I have eaten here and recommend this place over and over. Perhaps they were having a bad evening. The service was fair as well as the food. I will give it another go at some point but lets see how it goes
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    good for groups
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent once again!
    577nitroVIP
    Dined on 6/26/2014
    We visit SB several times a year. We tried Prime Italian after it first opened and now is our #1 not to miss, go to spot for a really great dinner and evening. Superb menu with great variety and honestly we have not had a bad dish from the many we have ordered! Sister restaurant to the steakhouse Prime 112 across the street and bonus with outdoor seating is the people watching as they come and go to both places. Top caliber service and pricing at a fair level being SB and top class food. Go once and you will be back many times!!!
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, hot spot, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Expected more
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 6/25/2014
    When spending 100a person I'd expect more from the service. Seemed like they rushed me out the door and it wasn't even busy. When we asked for a cab. We were told that they don't call for cabs And we should walk and find one on the street. Well it was raining???
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  • Yamme!!!
    luvbeauty
    Dined on 6/24/2014
    Food was great but portions are too big. Could not finish everything we ordered.
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    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Excellent
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 6/20/2014
    Great food and service. I found it a little pricey, but typical south Beach. Would go again, they were very accommodating with food preferences.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, romantic
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Waiter rude and pushing,food greasy
    Mike900
    Dined on 6/20/2014
    Our waiter was rude and even though I did not want ANY alcohol he keep insisting in very pushing manner on me ordering drinks. I do not drink, why should I order alcohol? The veal steak was huge and like for 5 people, I can barely taste polenta, because it was in the form of something fried. Also veal had a lot of very rich gravy on it, nobody asked me if I want that gravy on my veal or may be I do not want it? Or may be I want it on a side? The taste of all food is very greasy. I will not come back. I would like to have something more healthy, taste better, portions smaller, waiter polite and nice and not pushing
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    good for groups
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  • Great experience
    RicardoLVIP
    Dined on 6/18/2014
    Awesome food. Their lasagna is truly awesome. We also had their prosciutto that was cut paper thin. Overall awesome experience.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fantastic food and service
    SatisfiedcustomerVIP
    Dined on 6/17/2014
    What an incredible dining experience! Remember that the portion sizes are huge. Enjoy.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • excellent
    luvprime
    Dined on 6/15/2014
    i love all the prime's and always enjoy them. i had no problem with having to wait and love the food. service and ambiance is amazing. meatball is the bomb. fried oreos are amazing.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view, neighborhood gem, hot spot, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • One of the best in Miami
    rubbish82VIP
    Dined on 6/6/2014
    Always a great experience! You will not be disappointed!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • I like this place
    Majo
    Dined on 6/1/2014
    Esperamos mucho por un simple vainilla icecream y al reclamar nos dijeron q no habia mas Fuera de esto estuvo todo muy bien
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion, late-night find
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Food=YUM Service=eh
    DRCRLVIP
    Dined on 5/28/2014
    In town on vacation/ Business yet it was memorial day weekend and there was an immense amount of rift raft in the city, we might of appeared as if we were associated with the rift raft and so received not the most ideal service, seemed like we were annoying the server with questions and other more "promising" tables got more attentive service. Good thing the food Overshadowed the Mean bald guy server. Chicken Parm Soup was OMG GOOD! Red Velvet cake was awesome and the backwaters were incredibly attentive and helpful. All and all id run back when I am in the area again!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, late-night find, scenic view, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent Service
    MC2014
    Dined on 5/26/2014
    Hands down, Prime Italian is the best restaurant in Miami. Not only was the food phenomenal, but the service was impeccable! The staff at Prime Italian were very accommodating to our request and I highly recommend them to anyone who loves excellent food, a wonderful staff and great experience!
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, late-night find, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.