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About Prime Italian

Upscale American-Italian sister restaurant to Prime One Twelve.

101 Ocean Drive
Miami Beach, FL 33139
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
Italian, American

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

Cross Street:
1st Street

Dress Code:
Business Casual

Price Range:
$50 and over

Payment Options
AMEX, Diners Club, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(305) 695-8484

Website:
http://www.primeitalianmiami.com/

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wine

Special Events & Promotions:
events@mylesrestaurantgroup.com

Private Dining

Prime Italian features a beautiful covered terrace for up to 90 guests as well as a large inside space that is comprised of subtle brick walls and upscale modern decor that accommodates up to 80 guests; combined, the ideal restaurant for private parties up to 175 guests.

Prime Italian Ratings and Reviews

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4.3

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.4

service

4.2

ambience

4.1

value

3.9

Noise

Moderate

79% would recommend it to a friend

Good for a Date (22)
Good for Birthdays (21)
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Fit for Foodies (19)
Great for Outdoor Dining (19)
Special Occasion (18)
Good for Anniversaries (17)
Romantic (15)
Good for Groups (14)
People Watching (13)
Fun (12)
Business Meals (11)
Comfort Food (11)
Worth the Drive (11)
Authentic (10)
Neighborhood Gem (9)
Notable Wine List (9)
Bar Seating (8)
Casual (8)
Vibrant Bar Scene (7)
Cozy (5)
Tasting Menu (4)
Handcrafted Cocktails (3)
Scenic View (3)
Creative Cuisine (2)
Local Ingredients (2)
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Sunday Lunch (1)
Great Beer (1)
Happy Hour (1)
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 (New York Area)·Dined 6 days ago

Went with my 2 children ages 19 and 23 on a Sunday night. I have been to the restaurant before and I have been to Prime 112. All my other experiences were good. My kids ordered pasta which was average at best and I ordered the 22 ounce ribeye. I ordered it medium rare and it came medium well. I wasn't going to complain but the waiter Michael (who was excellent) came over and asked me how it was and I told him. He sent the manager over who insisted that I send it back and have it prepared the way I wanted it. I said that would be fine. After about 10 or 15 minutes they returned with another steak that was close to still being alive. It was so raw that even the waiter was shocked. The manager came over and asked what they could do I said forget it I'm really not that hungry at this point. This is a high end restaurant that charges $65 for that cut of meat and for them to not be able to cook it right twice is embarrassing. I understand that you can have a bad night which is ok but they didn't even offer a complimentary dessert or after dinner drink which I ordered and paid for. They didn't charge me for the steak which I couldn't eat but even without the steak charge the bill with tip came to over $300 for 3 people. If you want good Italian food go to Coral Gables and eat at Cafe Abbracci or Il Gabbiano in Brickell. Total disappointment and will not being going back.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined 6 days ago

When we arrived the staff was not very friendly. The place was not busy and there staff was standing around and not being very helpful. Our server brought out some bread for our table which was soon removed before we order our meal. We felt very rushed even though the tables were empty. The food was served like warm and is surely not worth the price at this prime location. I would not recommend dining at the Italian prime resturant. Hopefully the prime steaks house does a better job at providing a fine dining experience for there customer's.

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 (Birmingham)·Dined on November 11, 2017

Enjoyed entire experience. Food, service and ambience

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 (New England)·Dined on November 5, 2017

Love Prime Italian. My only complaint is that my wife and I were in Miami for a week and ate here twice. That's how much we love it. Every time we are in Miami we eat here once or twice.
The first night the tab was $300 for two and my wife and I don't drink much.
The second night the tab was $375 with tip because I ordered the 4.5 lb lobster.
Now my complaint.......and I'll begin with the fact that I completely understand but it still sucks when you spend $3-400 on dinner for
Two and get squished into a tiny table next to the window that they can't even fit all of the food onto.
The first night was a Thursday and we were seated at a 4 chair table and it was great. The second night we were pinned against the window with a 4.5 lb lobster on the table. Those tables suck. The end but we'll be back.

Tags: Special Occasion
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 (Orlando)·Dined on November 4, 2017

We had a wonderful dinner at Prime Italian to celebrate our wedding anniversary. The service was friendly and efficient and the restaurant had a warm, welcoming ambience. The one pound meatball did not disappoint and the lasagna was amazing! A little pricey, but portions are hearty! I would definitely go back again, but would likely share an entree.

Tags: Business Meals, Authentic, Good for Birthdays, Fit for Foodies, Pre/post Theatre, Fun, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Romantic
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 (Nashville)·Dined on November 3, 2017

Food was fabulous - service was great! Fred was awesome and made our dinner so enjoyable !

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Casual, Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date
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·Dined on October 29, 2017

Great Italian food! The chicken Parmesan was to die for.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Authentic, Bar Seating, Fit for Foodies
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·Dined on October 24, 2017

Loved it Food great. Good service. One of our Favorites in Miami.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Fit for Foodies
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 (Miami)·Dined on October 15, 2017

Great food especially the lasagna and wonderful wait staff.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion
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 (Miami)·Dined on October 14, 2017

We ordered from the Miami Spice menu and we certainly were not treated with less respect than anyone ordering from the regular menu. The device was attentive and we were not rushed. The bread was amazing. I am glad we were not asked if we wanted more because I could have eaten the entire loaf. Appetizers were also good and not skimpy. The main course Kobe meatball was delicious. One person at the table ordered the short rib. It was a rather small portion. Fried Oreos is a must!

Tags: Comfort Food, Good for Birthdays, Worth the Drive, Good for Anniversaries
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 (New England)·Dined on October 11, 2017

It was great

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 (Miami)·Dined on October 10, 2017

I went to Prime Italian and enjoyed their wonderful fresh baked garlic bread and ordered the incredible Kobe Bolognaise pasta with homemade Fettucine.

Tags: Notable Wine List, People Watching, Great for Outdoor Dining, Scenic View
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 9, 2017

When we arrived the staff was not very friendly at all. The place was not crowded and there was staff standing around and not being helpful or courteous for how slow they were. Our server was very nice and helpful, but as far as everyone else, it felt like my wife and I were more of a chore and a burden than customers. Throughout we felt very rushed even though there was no wait and half the tables were empty. Food was fine, nothing special. Overall it was a strange experience.

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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on October 8, 2017

If it's warm out, do not take a table outside. Hot italian food on a hot night is nearly inedible. We took turns going to the bar inside to cool down. The fans on the patio were broken. Really ruined our ability to enjoy the meal.

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 (Miami)·Dined on October 8, 2017

The service was great and the food was delicious.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 8, 2017

Excellent everything...a do not miss in sobe

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 (Miami)·Dined on October 7, 2017

My overall dining experience was outstanding. I highly recommend Prime a Italian to all.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Fun, Good for Groups, Worth the Drive, Comfort Food, Fit for Foodies
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on October 6, 2017

Favorite spot for outstanding Italian cuisine. Highly recommend.

Tags: Bar Seating, Romantic, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List, Paleo Friendly, Good for a Date, Quiet Conversation, Cozy, Authentic, Good for Birthdays
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 (Miami)·Dined on October 1, 2017

Just OK. Not the worst Italian food, but definitely not as good as their pricing suggests. Bread and Prosciutto were very good, but the rest of what we ordered was very ordinary. Not PRIME at all. Staff and service was good, food was disappointing.

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 (Baltimore)·Dined on October 1, 2017

Every time we go to Miami, we always come here. Kobi ricotta meatball, sea bass with carrot butter, and bourbon rice pudding were all fantastic. Our waiters Dave and Ty made our experience top notch. Great job all the way around.

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 (London)·Dined on October 1, 2017

No respect to reservations!! Wait of more then 1 hour after booking time!

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on October 1, 2017

Great service as always. Outdoor seating here provides for great people watching without having to deal with the drunk tourists and the riffraff found in most of SoBe.

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 (Orlando)·Dined on September 30, 2017

Food was uninspired. service was ok . not worth the price, not much of a Italian place
would not return or recommend to anyone

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·Dined on September 30, 2017

We went for dinner and although the food and service were excellent, I felt that because we ordered from the Miami Spice menu that we were rushed through dinner. We sat down after the table next to us and in less than an hour we were brought the check and they were starting dessert. I would definitely come back but not for Miami Spice.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Hot Spot, Worth the Drive
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 (Miami)·Dined on September 29, 2017

Very good food, excellent service, great date place. Little expensive, but this is SoBe.

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 (Miami)·Dined on September 23, 2017

The food was delicious with great Miami Spice options. Our waiter was excellent.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, People Watching, Hot Spot
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 (Miami)·Dined on September 21, 2017

Very good job!

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·Dined on September 3, 2017

Awesome service, great social environment and well prepared meals!!

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for a Date, Fun
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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 3, 2017

Haven't gone back to PI for many years, preferring both 112 and fish. But decided to try the spice menu. My opinion hasn't changed... very bad Italian food. Only go for the P 112 staples: shrimp, steak, sides, fried orios. There Italian food is below what u find on ocean Ave or Lincoln road at very high prices.

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 (Naples)·Dined on September 3, 2017

Great dinner... wasn't a great start with hostess, I didn't catch her name not that it mattered but she was a little less than welcoming. Aside from that initial bad taste from there the night was great! We had a 9:00pm reservation and were a little early, hostess was disappointed we didn't want to sit outside, told her we would wait for something indoors. In the mean time we had a few drinks at the bar which were enjoyable. Old Fashions were made with a large ice cube and definitely strong. We were sat down a little after 9:00 which was fine and started off with fried mozzarella and 500 day aged prosciutto. Highly, highly recommend both! Also their garlic bread with marinara was tasty. For entrees we ordered the sea bass which was a special served on risotto. The special fra diavolo was also very good. The sausage and ricotta stuffed meatball was massive and delish. For a side we ordered brocolli rabe, slightly more bitter than to my liking. As for dessert the chocolate marshmallow rolled cake was amazing. Totally better than the fried Oreos. Kind of like a big hoho. It was so good, if you love chocolate and marshmallow, it's a must! Can't wait to go back!

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 (Indiana)·Dined on September 2, 2017

Reservation for 7:30, didn't get seated until 8:30, didn't finish dinner until 10:15... long night for dinner. Food was amazing... didn't seem to matter that we had a reservation.

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·Dined on September 2, 2017

Ate at Prime Italian on the Miami Spice Menu.
Wonderful service, excellent food, great people watching!!!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Fit for Foodies, People Watching, Tasting Menu, Creative Cuisine, Worth the Drive, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries
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·Dined on September 2, 2017

We arrived at 6 for our 6 o'clock reservation but the rude hostess kept saying I have you for 630 regardless of how many times I said my reservation is at 6. I'm about to show her my email confirmation when she said, I really don't care what your email says, my system says 630. Mind you, the restaurant had several available tables. That was the only part of the whole thing that sucked! We got sat and food was amazing! Server was awesome! Busboy was polite. The rest of the night was fantastic!

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 (Miami)·Dined on September 2, 2017

It is a bit over priced to me. The best thing there was the free bread, haha. The meals were not bad. They were very good, but I can find as good for cheaper.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on September 2, 2017

Excellent food across the board. The garlic bread is to die for. The Miami spice menu had excellent food and value

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, People Watching, Good for Anniversaries, Fun, Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on September 1, 2017

Took advantage of miami spice menu
Everything was perfect . Service is top food is excellent

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·Dined on August 27, 2017

Disorganized, sweaty, uncomfortable, chaos. Good food but not worth the BS required to obtain said food. Plenty of other great places to go that provide a pleasurable experience at this price point, so not worth the headache.

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 (Miami)·Dined on August 26, 2017

Outstanding. Can't wait to go again. Taste value elegance

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Worth the Drive, Good for Groups, Good for a Date, Vibrant Bar Scene, Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Romantic
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 (Miami)·Dined on August 26, 2017

They refused to take an Amex gift card because it did t have a chip?!?! Yet they were able to take my Amex credit card. Crazy! Manager was not helpful at all!

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 (Miami)·Dined on August 25, 2017

Prime Italian never fails to disappoint. Went for Miami Spice, and the menu on offer was spectacular.

Tags: Business Meals, People Watching, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Casual, Great Beer, Notable Wine List, Great for Lunch, Sunday Lunch, Hot Spot, Fun, Special Occasion, Comfort Food
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