Cafe Prima Pasta
Cafe Prima Pasta is a family-owned and -operated Italian restaurant serving Miami Beach for generations. It prides itself on serving fresh, authentic home-style Italian cuisine in a comfortable and refined atmosphere. Choose from a variety of salads, hot and cold appetizers, hearty entrees and meat or seafood dishes. Cafe Prima Pasta offers traditional options like penne vodka, lasagna Bolognese and spaghetti with meatballs. Try something different like fettuccini ciao and garganelli lamb ragu.
Cafe Prima Pasta is a family-friendly restaurant that offers a menu of kids and classic dishes. Sip on a cocktail or martini with your loved one while the kids chow down on spaghetti keka, mozzarella marinara, cheese ravioli or chicken Milanese.
Terrific ambiance, food and service, as always. The food is divine. Try the pear pasta appetizer. You will silently thank me in your seat. Also their white or red sangria is excellent. Staff is friendly, attentive and accommodating. The ambiance and energy enjoyable.
On a girls trip…loved the decor and all the employees were super friendly and fun!
Hello! Thank you very much for your support. It means a lot to us to read your kind review stating you enjoyed our food & restaurant. We hope to see you soon!
High quality ingredients, food tastes fantastic and the service is fabulous! It’s a great place for some authentic italian food.
Hi Barbara, we are glad to read that you really enjoyed our italian food, we hope to see you soon!
Great birthday experience!! Please eat here! You won’t regret it !
Hi Kristal, thank you for your kind review, we look forward to your next visit!
It was amazing. From food to service to ambiance. Highly recommend!
Thank you for highly recommending us and we are happy to read that everything was amazing. We look forward to welcoming you again very soon.
Always delicious food with great ambiance, service lots of action and the vibe of an old line NY Italian restaurant. Super!
Thank you NYMIA for such a wonderful review. We are pleased to read that our food is always delicious and that you also enjoy our service and ambiance. Thank you again for your 5-star rating.
Excellent atmosphere and good menu, we ordered the special of the day and we enjoyed it. We will be back soon!
Thank you Fernando for your wonderful review and we will be waiting for your next visit.
Absolute fantastic experience
Thank you Sarah for your review. We are very happy to read that you had an absolutely fantastic experience at Cafe Prima Pasta.
Absolutely loved the place and food. Totally recommend it!
Hi Maria! Thank you for your kind words, we are happy to read that you absolutely love our restaurant and food. We hope to welcome you again.
Recomendable! Muy rica la comida y confortable el lugar
Maria, gracias por tu reseña, nos encanta leer las experiencias de nuestros clientes en el restaurante y estamos felices de que hayas disfrutado de tu visita.
Muy buena comida y atención. Veal parmigiana excelente y penne a la vodka exquisitos. No defrauda.
Gracias por tu reseña, nos encanta leer las experiencias de nuestros clientes en el restaurante y estamos felices de que hayas disfrutado de tu visita. ¡Te esperamos pronto de vuelta!
Awesome restaurant, great food and service
Thank you for your 5-star rating. We're glad you enjoyed our food and service and we hope to welcome you again soon.
This he has been a favorite of mine for over 20 years, so it was an easy pic when friends wanted to take me to dinner for my birthday. It’s been quite a while since I’d been back, but Cafe Prima Pasta didn’t disappoint. The food was incredible. I devoured the crabmeat ravioli and sampled the wonderful black linguini with shrimp and scallops. And the staff were fantastic as well. They were even very accommodating to our very late arrival on a busy Saturday night.
Hi Henry, thank you for sharing your experience at Cafe Prima Pasta. We are happy to read that we have been your favorite for over 20 years and we hope you keep coming in the future!
Everything was amazing I had the linguine and black ink squid with seafood in a lobster sauce was amazing
Thank you Jose for rating us. We are glad to read that everything was amazing and that you enoyed our delicious food. We hope to welcome you again soon.
Nice evening out! Service is always great!! Mangia!!
Kurt, thank you for your kind review and we'll be waiting for you to be back soon.
I love this restaurant!! The ambience and service are great!
Hi Ana, thank you for sharing your experience at Cafe Prima Pasta. We hope you keep coming in the future!
We had the shrimp and bay scallops along with the carpaccio di manzo appetizers and the lobster/seafood risotto entree . The food was amazing!! The staff was so friendly and welcoming it was like you were a guest in someone’s home even though it was my first time there. The evening was fantastic!!
Hi Orely, thank you for taking the time in reviewing our restaurant. We are very happy to read that you had a fantastic evening and that you enjoyed our food and service. We look forward to welcoming you again very soon.
Always a great experience. Quality food, attentive service.
Thank you! Customer satisfaction is our number one priority. That's why we love it when happy customers share their experiences with us!
I had dinner here three years ago - loved it and wanted to return. They did not disappoint.
Thank you for returning after 3 years and we are happy to read that you loved it. We hope you keep coming in the future!
This is the 3rd year in a row that I come here for my birthday and it never disappoints. The food is phenomenal and the service is exceptional. My favorite restaurant, hands down!
Hi Emily! We are so pleased and honored to read that this is your 3rd year celebrating your birthday @ Cafe Prima Pasta. Thank you for your kind words about our restaurant and we hope to welcome you again very soon.
Excellent service prices and food!!
Thank you for your 5-star rating. We're glad you enjoyed our delicious food and service. We hope to welcome you again soon.
The food was absolutely delicious and the service was great! I was between two dishes and the waiter recommended the Fiocchi Rapera which was to die for- even my picky fiancé loved it!
Hi Marcy, thank you for giving us five stars, we always love to read our customers experiences, we hope to see you soon!
It was our 35th wedding anniversary. We ordered Zacapa with ice and coke on the side. On the second one as we were putting the ice on our drink there were dirty bar napkins inside the ice bucket. They did get us new drinks but should have at least given us a free drink or that round free. They just said they were sorry. We were told we got free dessert, but I am sure that was due to our anniversary as I had listed that on our reservation. My wife was very upset at the ordeal. We have been going to that restaurant for years and I consider this place an excellent restaurant. Ever since the maitre d' Luis left the restaurant it has slipped in comfort.
Great environment and amazing service. Food was all perfect as well.
Hello DavL, Thank you for your 5-star review! We are happy to hear that you enjoyed our food and service. We're looking forward to your next visit.
Excellent food, very good service. The size of the servings are too small…
Hi Sergio! Thank you very much for leaving your feedback, we are glad to know that you enjoyed our food and service. We will take your comment about the sizes into consideration.
Old world atmosphere with wonderful spin on classic dishes. Nice portions. Very busy on a Thursday nite. Enjoyed!
Thank you Mic for a wonderful review. We hope to welcome you again soon.
If you want authentic Italian cuisine...look no further than Cafe Prima Pasta!!! You will think you are in Italy!!
Thank you Paul for your kind review. We are glad you enjoyed our delicious italian food, we'll be waiting for you to be back soon.
We are locals and have been in Prima pasta many times probably more than 6-7 times.
It's a very special place for us where my husband proposed to me and since we are always there for our wedding anniversary.
We realized they do super happy hour so why not we have early dinner this anniversary and always been seated outside but this time finally inside.
I understand 18% service charge is included and we knew. And it was always been top notch service so we always leave extra gratuity but this time out server was very cold and not even trying to impress us.
very minimum service because service charge was included i guess? or is it because young couples trying cheap happy hour menu?
I have a culinary background and now work as a server at the hotel and my husband is a professional chef.
We know how hospitality are important besides how amazing food is.
bread was very cold and dry.
Carpaccio di manzo was too vinegary this time.
Didn't offer a black pepper like they always used to, anyway it was the worst experience ever even it was our wedding anniversary wanted to be special and I didn’t expected from prima pasta.
very disappointed for the first time ever hopefully the last time as well.
Thank you for your honest and detailed feedback. We would like to apologize for the less than excellent experience you describe. It is not in line with our standards. We strive to provide excellent food in an excellent environment and we're sorry this was not the case. We hope you can give us another chance to turn your experience around.
Highly recommend. Always a great experience!
Thank you for reviewing our restaurant and recommending us! We are glad to know you always have a great experience at Cafe Prima Pasta.
Amazing food, amazing service and ambiance. Will be back a lot.
Thank you Joanna so much for the kind words about our restaurant, it means a lot to know our customers enjoy our dishes and the service as well. Hope to see you again soon!
There's a reason we've been eating at Prima Pasta for 15 years. Delicious food; great service,;an intimate, atmosphere that's second to none; excellent and friendly bar. And all this at prices that are affordable. What more could you want?
Thank you Jeffrey for being such a loyal and wonderful customers for the last 15 years! Customer satisfaction is our number one priority and that is why we love when they share their experiences with us!
My wife and I ate here on 4th of July weekend. The setting was good, quality drinks and food. The only thing to cover was the incredible pasta. My wife had stuffed pasta, cheese and pear, with a cream sauce with truffle oil. Needless to say, unreal!
Charles, thank you for joining us on the holiday weekend and leaving your wonderful review. We are happy to know that you and your wife enjoyed our food and drinks, and especially our Fiocchi Rapera (stuffed pasta). We hope to welcome you again soon!
This is one of the most consistently great restaurants on Miami Beach
Thank you Peter for such wonderful words about Cafe Prima Pasta.
Pedimos steak con puré y vegetales. Nos trajeron steak con risotto. El mozo dijo que la cocina tenía demasiado trabajo. Ante más reclamos siempre evadió las respuestas. Le pedimos vegetales y en la cuenta los cobró extra. Reclamamos de nuevo y recién ahí los dio de baja. Una pena. A veces comemos fantástico y otras nos vamos decepcionados. Elegiremos otros lugares. Hoy da pena repetir.
Gracias Marcelo, por su honesta reseña. Lamentamos saber que nuestro servicio no cumplió con sus expectativas. Agradecemos sus comentarios y los compartimos con nuestro equipo de servicio, ya que nos esforzamos continuamente por mejorar la experiencia de los clientes. Esperamos que puedas darnos otra oportunidad.
Always top-notch experience. One of my Top-5 go-to places for great dining in Miami.
Thanls Cris! We love to know that we are on your top 5 places to go for geat dining. We look forward to welcoming you again very soon.
MUY BUENO COMO SIEMPRE..!!!!!
Muchas gracias Mario! ♥
We are sorry to hear that you think we are very mediocre. We would like to know more about your experience with us in order to understand why you consider us that way since we always strive to provide the best food and service possible.
Fantástico!!!! Tienen el mejor team en servicio y atención son sobresalientes muy por encima de la media .
Muchas gracias Juanco por tan lindo comentario sobre nuestro restaurant. Nos alegra saber cuando nuestros clientes estan muy satisfecho y feliz con nuestro servicio y atencion. Esperamos que nos vuelvas a visitar nuevamente.
Muy lindo todo, la atencion, el ambiente, la comiida, el servicio! impecable!!
Muchas gracias Lujan por la visita y nos alegra saber que disfruto de nuestra comida y servicio. Esperamos ansiosos tu proxima visita.
My wife enjoyed her birthday dinner!
Hi, we are very happy to hear that your wife enjoyed her birthday at Cafe Prima Pasta. We're looking forward to your next celebration.
Cafe Prima Pasta does offer delivery in partnership with Uber Eats. Cafe Prima Pasta also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (305) 867-0106.
Cafe Prima Pasta is rated 4.8 stars by 588 OpenTable diners.
Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.