Prime Italian

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Italian
Upscale American-Italian sister restaurant to Prime One Twelve.
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78% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OT
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall4food5service3ambience5

Great time, food was amazing. Service felt a little rushed.

SL
Toronto
7 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The only reason I gave 4 starts for value is that we were way too full to eat everything. Too much food!! So good.

P
New York Area
23 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall3food3service5ambience4

Overall just plain ordinary/below average food. The spaghetti and (huge) meatball was below average, the veal chop overcooked, the chicken Parmesan was average. Caesar salad has soggy with too much dressing. Our side of linguini alli olio was outstanding as was the fried Oreo dessert. Service was excellent. Overall, disappointing.

B
Philadelphia
9 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The quality and friendliness of service only served to enhance the amazing food and drink. Obviously, let’s of people watching and vitality go along with being on one of the best corners in South Beach.

S
New York Area
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food was great
Server was friendly helpful and pleasant

XX
New England
3 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Too expensive and portions too large.

Very pretentious.

FC
Chicago
17 reviews
Dined on January 19, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience3

Best bread pre-meal ever! Great Caesar salad and enough chicken parm for several people. Penne vodka okay too. Outdoor table was practically on top of the table next to us. Waitress had her hands full and kitchen was definitely swapped. Service on the slow side but we weren’t in any rush.

OT
Omaha
1 review
Dined on January 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing restaurant and service. Our daughter is in school at the U and we always make time to eat at Prime Italian.
The deserts rock as well. We have great restaurants in Omaha, but not on the same scale as Prime. Awesome experience!

CC
Miami
1 review
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

My experience is very good.

OT
1 review
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Absolutely terrible place . Cold and tasteless food. Loud and crowded. Waste of time and money.

m
Chicago
157 reviews
Dined on January 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Enjoyable outside dining (great please to people watch) service very professional, fish & pasta were

excellent. Nice wine list.

OT
Miami
6 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was amazing and the service was on point. I’m looking forward to returning soon.

C
San Francisco
14 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Great food! But, waiter never told us about portion sizes! Caesar salad feeds 6! Mozzarella & tomato feeds 4! Branzino feeds 2-3! We over ordered so much not knowing portion sizes were massive and probably overpaid well over $100! Will go back but definitely adjust ordering.

BM
Miami
1 review
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was perfect:)

OT
Miami
2 reviews
Dined on January 4, 2020
Overall3food1service5ambience2

Burnt food waited almost 40 min and the hostess was rude

MC
Miami
26 reviews
Dined on January 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Prime Italian never fails to excel. Starting with the bread and the marinara sauce to the dessert and everything in between it is outstanding. Salads are perfectly prepared and any choice of entrée is great. I go there to eat the meatballs with ricotta. It is one of my few indulgences. The only time I don’t care about calories. Desserts are all amazing and would recommend all of them. Service is always reliable and good. Arguably one of the few restaurants in Miami that consistently year after year does not decline in all categories.

J
Detroit
11 reviews
Dined on January 4, 2020
Overall5food5service3ambience5

Waited 45 min for our reservation then 30 min at the table for a waiter. The manager did feel bad and tried to remedy our disappointment. Food is always great.

NH
Miami
3 reviews
Dined on January 4, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

The food was amazing and great service!!!

TA
1 review
Dined on January 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a great experience at the restaurant. The waiter was attentive and had a great personality. Get the fried Oreo’s, you won’t be disappointed.

OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on January 3, 2020
Overall1food4service1ambience3

Service was horrible. We were not seated until 45 minutes after our reservation and staff was inexperienced / not equipped to handle the crowd.

LS
Toronto
5 reviews
Dined on January 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was incredible. The only problem is they give you too much food. Most of there main meal are designed for sharing. I got the Veal Chop parmigiana which could of feed me and my wife but she wanted fish. Had a great lunch the next day with all the left overs.

OT
New England
2 reviews
Dined on January 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Love Prime Italian! Favorite restaurant in South Beach. Great food, service and ambiance.

j
Montreal
17 reviews
Dined on January 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our favorite when in Miami. A must visit.

SW
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

David is the best waiter ever

S
Toronto
22 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2020
Overall3food2service1ambience5

While our experience is usually much better at Prime Italian, this experience wasn’t as pleasant.

Besides waiting 30 minutes past my reservation to be seated (which is the norm and I expected that), we were seated at a table with a filthy place (covered in some white butter type substance).

The bread is unreal.

We ordered the choppers Italian salad and it was spectacular as always. Pretty disappointed that the waiter did not serve us the salad as he did for the table beside us.

We ordered two main dishes to share, the sea bass which I think is an outstanding dish. However, the pasta we ordered was not as good, despite being a signature dish.

The meatball was very under-cooked and the pasta was watery and tasteless. The meatball was delicious but the dish could have been better.

This restaurant is usually great but since prices are not cheap, I would expect a little more.

VH
London
1 review
Dined on January 1, 2020
Overall2food2service2ambience3

Our reservation was at 7:45 and we were not seated until 8:40. When we checked in they said it would be a few moments only, but then ended up waiting up to almost an hour - this was common as we spoke to other couples that were waiting and they were all in the same situation. The portions are ridiculously huge and not even that tasty - we wasted most of the food we ordered. We were served by 2 different waiters and the waiter that didn't take our order told us after he would have advised to only order one entree given the size of our appetizer that we shared. Would not recommend this place to anyone - it was also super loud that we could barely hear ourselves speak.

OT
1 review
Dined on January 1, 2020
Overall4food5service2ambience2

Air condition vent was blowing forcefully and it was very uncomfortable. We had a reservation and still waited a half hour for our bad table. Waiter did not provide proper service. We asked for sparkling water and he forgot. He was going to bring it once we hs already finished eating. We did not have desert bc we were so uncomfortable with the air blowing one us.

DG
1 review
Dined on January 1, 2020
Overall3food4service4ambience3

Food is great, However, the prices are overpriced , even for fine dining Italian food. plates are big, don't need to take appetizer. service is very good. a bit noisy and very crowded.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 1, 2020
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Very cool spot to see and be seen.

L
Miami
55 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Always love it here. The food, ambiance and service are consistently good.

e
Miami
7 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food4service4ambience4

La cena estuvo divina, la carne en su punto de cocción y la salsa Bernaise excelente . Las papas trufadas súper ricas. El servicio estuvo un poco lento , pero totalmente comprensible ya que era fin de año y el restaurante estaba repleto de gente . Buena opción para cenar, eso si, hay que ir con mucha hambre o pedir para compartir porque las porciones son muy grandes

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had to wait awhile but once we were seated all great

D
Indiana
6 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

New Years! The service and food were excellent. Glad we choose Prime Italian.

OT
Detroit
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

New Year’s Eve

m
Tallahassee
9 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always good food. Portions can be shared or take home . Service is always exceptioal.

D
Toronto
9 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server was awesome. Great meal

LL
Toronto
1 review
Dined on December 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Birthday Dinner

J
Miami
23 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of my favorite places in Miami. Great service, food and you’ll leave satisfied. Best of all, unlike other places on the Beach, they actually treat you well even if you’re not an insta model or celeb.

JN
Toronto
13 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Fun spot. Waiter spilled espresso all over my white sweater. We were not given anything to help make up for that. Surprising. Free desert should have been offered at least. Otherwise good night out.

B
Kyoto
11 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2019
Overall1food4service2ambience5

They take in way too many reservations for the same time slots and purposely make people wait so it creates the fake hype that this restaurant is worth the way or it’s popular. However the food was average, I had way better fish or pasta somewhere else with the wait. Never going back to all the Prime chains in Miami.