Cafe Prima Pasta

4.8
371 Reviews
$31 to $50
Italian

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.

What 371 people are saying
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4.8based on recent ratings
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4.8
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4.7
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Mark
Indiana
5 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Always delicious. Service was fantastic...as usual.

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ROBERTB
Miami
4 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I felt very safe dining with their covid protocols in place. The food was perfect as always.

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CindiG
Memphis/West TN
3 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

So accommodating! So friendly and great food!

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LisaO
Las Vegas
11 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

OMG!!! This restaurant is so good!!! Excellent service and food. The decor is great and really sets a mood when your there. Food was authentic and delicious!!!

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OpenTable Diner
Cleveland
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Henry is the absolute best!

Cafe Prima Pasta
Responded 3 days ago

Thank you for your 5-star review! Yes, you are right, Henry is the best!!

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vipKaraS
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing...! We love this spot and every time we go, we have not been disappointed! From the host and hostess, to the bussers, and servers, everyone is amazing!

The food is awesome and has plenty to share! From date night to 8 people parties and they never disappoint!

Cafe Prima Pasta
Responded 3 days ago

Thank you Kara! We are happy to know that you love visiting us and that we never disappointed you!

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JoseWet
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nos dieron una mesa fuera , junto a la puerta , como en un apartado , muy tranquilo. La comida y el servicio excelentes como siempre y las recomendaciones del mozo muy acertadas . Hace muchos años que voy allí y espero seguir haciéndolo

Cafe Prima Pasta
Responded 3 days ago

Jose, 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 y que nos visitas hace muchos años!

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JackiC
Miami
3 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food5service5ambience5

As always Food and service were fantastic! Prices were high

Cafe Prima Pasta
Responded 3 days ago

Thank you for your 4-star review! We are happy to know that you enjoyed our food and service. We're looking forward to your next visit.

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jand
Raleigh
9 reviews
Dined on February 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

excellent service and quality of food. Would highly recommend

Cafe Prima Pasta
Responded 3 days ago

Thank you Jan for your review and recommendation. We are happy to know that you enjoy our food and service.

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eclipseimagery
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We wrote a review the other day but just want to reiterate how impressed we were with our entrees, the service, everything was fantastic (and we are not easy to please!) thanks!

Cafe Prima Pasta
Responded 3 days ago

Thank you again for another wonderful review. We are glad to know that you are impressed with our food and service. We're looking forward to your next visit.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing dinner and service !!

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vipChristopherH
Miami
5 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, amazing service and even Gerardo (owner) took care of our wine needs.

Cafe Prima Pasta
Responded on February 17, 2021

Christopher, thank you very much for your support. It means a lot to us to read your kind review stating you enjoyed our food & restaurant. It is our pleasure to welcome you at Cafe Prima Pasta.

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ShaquitaM
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Have been going to this restaurant foot the past 7 years. Every time I've gone the service and food is absolutely amazing. A1 on all levels.

Cafe Prima Pasta
Responded on February 17, 2021

Thank you shaquita for joining us and leaving your wonderful review. We are happy to know that you have been coming for the past 7 years. We love having happy and satisfied customers like you.

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OpenTable Diner
Key West
1 review
Dined on February 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As usual the food and service was very nice. Great atmosphere. If i have to say just one thing for room for improvement: i really miss the bread rolls (as opposed to the italian loaf style served now). The rolls were amazing. (Breadticks included are great, nice variety). I had the pasta pear w prociutto- fantastic. House malbec is very good too. Topped it off w a great julius meini coffee.

Cafe Prima Pasta
Responded 3 days ago

Thank you kindly for letting us know how your experience was.

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vipSki305
Atlantic City
6 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

We go once a week

Cafe Prima Pasta
Responded 3 days ago

Thank you for your continued patronage, we are happy to know that you visit us once a week.

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JonathanS
Miami
5 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great hidden gem. We've lived in Miami Beach for 22 years, and hadn't heard of Cafe Prima Pasta until a friend mentioned it. It's definitely going to be one of the spots we frequent on the island!

Cafe Prima Pasta
Responded 3 days ago

We're looking forward to your next visit, Jonathan. Thank you for giving us 5 stars.

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OpenTable Diner
Austin
1 review
Dined on February 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent Italian. Good ambiance and service.

Cafe Prima Pasta
Responded on February 8, 2021

Thank you for your kind review. We are glad you enjoyed our delicious Italian food, we'll be waiting for you to be back soon.

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CharlyMiami
1 review
Dined on February 3, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Felt uncomfortable with restaurant adding mandatory 18% tip and waiters pushing for expensive dish of the day and pressing to sell another bottle of wine. Good food yet ovarall too expensive.

Cafe Prima Pasta
Responded on February 8, 2021

Charly, we are very sorry to hear that you were not happy about the % of tips, and that you thought that are waiters were pushing you to order expensive food.

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OpenTable Diner
Miami
16 reviews
Dined on January 29, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Buena comida, siempre que vengo a Miami voy y nunca me defrauda

Cafe Prima Pasta
Responded on February 2, 2021

Muchas gracias por tus comentarios . Apreciamos que nos hayas dado una perspectiva de tu experiencia.

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vipBeno
Miami
15 reviews
Dined on January 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excelente lugar,la comida buenisima y excelente servicio

Cafe Prima Pasta
Responded 3 days ago

Beno, 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.

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PatrickS
Miami
1 review
Dined on January 29, 2021
Overall4food4service2ambience4

The marinara sauce is the best. Food is good but the place is busy and the service seems rushed. I do enjoy this place though and I will be back. Great place to take friends or family for a good meal.

Cafe Prima Pasta
Responded on February 2, 2021

We're looking forward to your next visit, Diana. Thank you for giving us 4 stars.

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VanessaR
1 review
Dined on January 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always have a great experience visiting this restaurant great food great ambience

Cafe Prima Pasta
Responded on January 28, 2021

Thank you Vanessa for joining us and leaving your wonderful review. Customer satisfaction is our top priority and we're glad to see our review reaffirms the hard work we put in everyday. We look forward to welcoming you again

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vipJerryJerry100
Miami
6 reviews
Dined on January 23, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience4

The food was great as usual, but service could be much better,
I don't like that they automatically add 18 percent tip to the invoice, maybe that's the reason that service wasn't that good.

Cafe Prima Pasta
Responded on January 28, 2021

Thank you Jerry for your review. We are sorry to hear that you were not very happy with the service. We hope you join us once again to turn your experience around.

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vipMargoH
Miami
1 review
Dined on January 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always enjoy the food and ambiance seated outside very comfortably. One of our favorite restaurants.

Cafe Prima Pasta
Responded on January 28, 2021

ThanThank you kindly for letting us know how your experience was. k you kindly for letting us know how your experience was. We are happy to hear that we are one of your favorite restaurants.

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MaggieV
1 review
Dined on January 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very good food, nice people, high prices but worth it for once in a while

Cafe Prima Pasta
Responded on January 28, 2021

Thank you for reviewing our restaurant Maggie.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on January 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely great, everything was perfect, from the servers to the food. Best part of my trip to Miami

Cafe Prima Pasta
Responded on January 20, 2021

Thank you for joining us and leaving your wonderful review. Customer satisfaction is our top priority. We are so happy to know that visiting us was the best part of your trip.

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MichelleF
1 review
Dined on January 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We would definitely dine here again! The food had an amazing fresh taste. Very authentic Italian and the staff was attentive and friendly. We really enjoyed our night here.

Cafe Prima Pasta
Responded on January 20, 2021

Thank you for reviewing our restaurant Michelle. We are glad you enjoyed our food and service, we'll be waiting for you to be back soon.

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yali
1 review
Dined on January 16, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Should work on the wine list. More selection! Didnt have Chianti nor Coppola.....

Cafe Prima Pasta
Responded on January 20, 2021

Thank you for your review!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on January 16, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

We met some friends for dinner. The food was lovely and the meal was very good. Drinks were very good as well. I would recommend it again.

Cafe Prima Pasta
Responded on January 20, 2021

Thank you kindly for letting us know how your experience was. We're glad you and your friends enjoyed your overall experience. Your feedback is also appreciated for us to deliver an even better experience next time. We look forward to your next visit.

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dQba
1 review
Dined on January 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nice food!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Cafe Prima Pasta
Responded on January 20, 2021

Thank you!! We hope to see you again soon.

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vipKaraS
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined on January 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, ambiance and service! From the host and hostess at the front to our server and other staff, we could not have had a better time! We have been here multiple times and even got the food to go on a few occasions and it does NOT disappoint. We had a great red wine and white wine and ate family style so everyone could get a taste. Salads, appetizers, pasta, meat, fish and desserts.... everything was wonderful.

Cafe Prima Pasta
Responded on January 20, 2021

Thank you Kara for your continued patronage, we are happy to know you enjoy coming to Cafe Prima Pasta and that we never disappoint it you! We're looking forward to your next visit.

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OpenTable Diner
Kansas City
3 reviews
Dined on January 15, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Food was amazing and the pear pasta was spectacular. They were very busy, but they took good care of us.

Cafe Prima Pasta
Responded on January 17, 2021

Thank you for your 5-star rating. We're glad you enjoyed our delicious food amd service. We hope to welcome you again soon.

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vipGailG
Miami
2 reviews
Dined on January 13, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Loved every part of this restaurant.
Food, service, ambience and value.

Cafe Prima Pasta
Responded on January 17, 2021

Thank you Gail! Your feedback is also appreciated for us to deliver an even better experience next time. We look forward to your next visit.

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BruceL
Columbus
2 reviews
Dined on January 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Good martinis

Cafe Prima Pasta
Responded on January 15, 2021

Thank you Bruce. We are happy to know that you enjoyed our Martinis.

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vipCarlyleGirl
Miami
9 reviews
Dined on January 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always reliable and delicious. Our favorite go to spot.

Cafe Prima Pasta
Responded on January 15, 2021

Thank you Carly! We are happy to know that we are your favorite spot to go.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
20 reviews
Dined on January 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a big W.

Cafe Prima Pasta
Responded on January 15, 2021

Thank you!!

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KellyS
Miami
2 reviews
Dined on January 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a pleasure to diner there, great food, service and atmosphere.

Cafe Prima Pasta
Responded on January 15, 2021

Kelly, Thank you for joining us and reviewing our restaurant. Customer satisfaction is our top priority and we're glad to see our review reaffirms the hard work we put in everyday.

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CiroS69
1 review
Dined on January 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful Experience. That's it, simply said. Will return.

Cafe Prima Pasta
Responded on January 17, 2021

Thank you for joining us and leaving your wonderful review Ciro. Customer satisfaction is our top priority and we're glad to see our review reaffirms the hard work we put in everyday. We look forward to welcoming you back in Febuary.

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BillyP
Miami
2 reviews
Dined on January 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great Place to have a quite dinner

Cafe Prima Pasta
Responded on January 15, 2021

Thank you for sharing your experience at Cafe Prima Pasta.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on January 8, 2021
Overall5food5service3ambience3

Great place with unique decore. Lots of photos around the restaurante of celebrities that have visit. Food was amazing. Very Italian for sure.

Cafe Prima Pasta
Responded on January 25, 2021

Thank you for taking the time to review our restaurant. It means a lot to us when new customers join us and enjoy their meal in every aspect of it. We hope to see you again soon.

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FAQs

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 371 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.