Cafe Prima Pasta

4.8
588 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.

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96% of people would recommend it to a friend
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AngelJ
Miami
3 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

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OpenTable Diner
New Orleans
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

On a girls trip…loved the decor and all the employees were super friendly and fun!

Cafe Prima Pasta
Responded 2 days ago

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!

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BarbaraB
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

High quality ingredients, food tastes fantastic and the service is fabulous! It’s a great place for some authentic italian food.

Cafe Prima Pasta
Responded 4 days ago

Hi Barbara, we are glad to read that you really enjoyed our italian food, we hope to see you soon!

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KristalM
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great birthday experience!! Please eat here! You won’t regret it !

Cafe Prima Pasta
Responded 4 days ago

Hi Kristal, thank you for your kind review, we look forward to your next visit!

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vipNeferT
Miami
6 reviews
Dined on July 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was amazing. From food to service to ambiance. Highly recommend!

Cafe Prima Pasta
Responded 5 days ago

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.

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vipNYMIA
Miami
3 reviews
Dined on July 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always delicious food with great ambiance, service lots of action and the vibe of an old line NY Italian restaurant. Super!

Cafe Prima Pasta
Responded 5 days ago

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.

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fernandom
1 review
Dined on July 23, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Excellent atmosphere and good menu, we ordered the special of the day and we enjoyed it. We will be back soon!

Cafe Prima Pasta
Responded 5 days ago

Thank you Fernando for your wonderful review and we will be waiting for your next visit.

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sarahg
1 review
Dined on July 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service impeccable
Food delectable
Absolute fantastic experience

Cafe Prima Pasta
Responded 5 days ago

Thank you Sarah for your review. We are very happy to read that you had an absolutely fantastic experience at Cafe Prima Pasta.

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MariaL
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on July 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely loved the place and food. Totally recommend it!

Cafe Prima Pasta
Responded 5 days ago

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.

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MariaA
1 review
Dined on July 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Recomendable! Muy rica la comida y confortable el lugar

Cafe Prima Pasta
Responded 5 days ago

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.

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OpenTable Diner
2 reviews
Dined on July 20, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Muy buena comida y atención. Veal parmigiana excelente y penne a la vodka exquisitos. No defrauda.

Cafe Prima Pasta
Responded on July 21, 2021

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!

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OpenTable Diner
Miami
1 review
Dined on July 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome restaurant, great food and service

Cafe Prima Pasta
Responded on July 20, 2021

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

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vipHenrytheeighth
Miami
3 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

Cafe Prima Pasta
Responded on July 20, 2021

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!

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vipJoseM
Miami
7 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was amazing I had the linguine and black ink squid with seafood in a lobster sauce was amazing

Cafe Prima Pasta
Responded on July 20, 2021

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.

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KurtC
1 review
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nice evening out! Service is always great!! Mangia!!

Cafe Prima Pasta
Responded on July 20, 2021

Kurt, thank you for your kind review and we'll be waiting for you to be back soon.

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anad
Mexico City
2 reviews
Dined on July 16, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

I love this restaurant!! The ambience and service are great!

Cafe Prima Pasta
Responded on July 20, 2021

Hi Ana, thank you for sharing your experience at Cafe Prima Pasta. We hope you keep coming in the future!

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OrelyM
Fort Lauderdale
1 review
Dined on July 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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!!

Cafe Prima Pasta
Responded on July 20, 2021

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.

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vipRarelyReviews
Miami
23 reviews
Dined on July 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a great experience. Quality food, attentive service.

Cafe Prima Pasta
Responded on July 20, 2021

Thank you! Customer satisfaction is our number one priority. That's why we love it when happy customers share their experiences with us!

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vipImpressed
Chicago
24 reviews
Dined on July 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I had dinner here three years ago - loved it and wanted to return. They did not disappoint.

Cafe Prima Pasta
Responded on July 20, 2021

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!

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EmilyR
1 review
Dined on July 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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!

Cafe Prima Pasta
Responded on July 20, 2021

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.

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OpenTable Diner
Houston
3 reviews
Dined on July 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service prices and food!!

Cafe Prima Pasta
Responded on July 20, 2021

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

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Marcy
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on July 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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!

Cafe Prima Pasta
Responded on July 14, 2021

Hi Marcy, thank you for giving us five stars, we always love to read our customers experiences, we hope to see you soon!

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Luis
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on July 11, 2021
Overall3food5service2ambience5

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.
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DavL
Orlando
3 reviews
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great environment and amazing service. Food was all perfect as well.

Cafe Prima Pasta
Responded on July 13, 2021

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.

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SergioS
1 review
Dined on July 9, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Excellent food, very good service. The size of the servings are too small…

Cafe Prima Pasta
Responded on July 13, 2021

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.

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MicB
Miami
14 reviews
Dined on July 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Old world atmosphere with wonderful spin on classic dishes. Nice portions. Very busy on a Thursday nite. Enjoyed!

Cafe Prima Pasta
Responded on July 13, 2021

Thank you Mic for a wonderful review. We hope to welcome you again soon.

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PaulS
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on July 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

If you want authentic Italian cuisine...look no further than Cafe Prima Pasta!!! You will think you are in Italy!!

Cafe Prima Pasta
Responded on July 13, 2021

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.

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Young
Miami
1 review
Dined on July 7, 2021
Overall3food4service2ambience5

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.

Cafe Prima Pasta
Responded on July 13, 2021

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.

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vipRarelyReviews
Miami
23 reviews
Dined on July 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Highly recommend. Always a great experience!

Cafe Prima Pasta
Responded on July 20, 2021

Thank you for reviewing our restaurant and recommending us! We are glad to know you always have a great experience at Cafe Prima Pasta.

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JoannaS
1 review
Dined on July 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food, amazing service and ambiance. Will be back a lot.

Cafe Prima Pasta
Responded on July 8, 2021

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!

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JeffreyM
Miami
1 review
Dined on July 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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?

Cafe Prima Pasta
Responded on July 7, 2021

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!

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CharlesD
1 review
Dined on July 4, 2021
Overall5food5service3ambience4

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!

Cafe Prima Pasta
Responded on July 8, 2021

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!

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vipPeterB
Miami
84 reviews
Dined on July 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is one of the most consistently great restaurants on Miami Beach

Cafe Prima Pasta
Responded on July 6, 2021

Thank you Peter for such wonderful words about Cafe Prima Pasta.

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MarceloU
1 review
Dined on July 3, 2021
Overall3food4service2ambience5

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.

Cafe Prima Pasta
Responded on July 5, 2021

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.

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Cris
Miami
3 reviews
Dined on July 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always top-notch experience. One of my Top-5 go-to places for great dining in Miami.

Cafe Prima Pasta
Responded on July 7, 2021

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.

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vipMarioMontoto
Miami
17 reviews
Dined on July 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

MUY BUENO COMO SIEMPRE..!!!!!

Cafe Prima Pasta
Responded on July 5, 2021

Muchas gracias Mario! ♥

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vipOpenTable Diner
Atlanta
5 reviews
Dined on July 3, 2021
Overall2food1service3ambience1

Very mediocre

Cafe Prima Pasta
Responded on July 5, 2021

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.

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Juanco
London
5 reviews
Dined on July 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantástico!!!! Tienen el mejor team en servicio y atención son sobresalientes muy por encima de la media .

Cafe Prima Pasta
Responded on July 5, 2021

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.

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Lujanf
Miami
2 reviews
Dined on July 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Muy lindo todo, la atencion, el ambiente, la comiida, el servicio! impecable!!

Cafe Prima Pasta
Responded on July 5, 2021

Muchas gracias Lujan por la visita y nos alegra saber que disfruto de nuestra comida y servicio. Esperamos ansiosos tu proxima visita.

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vipAJGG
Miami
10 reviews
Dined on June 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My wife enjoyed her birthday dinner!

Cafe Prima Pasta
Responded on July 2, 2021

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.

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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 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.