Cafe Prima Pasta

★★★★☆
  • 414 71ST St

    Miami, FL 33141

    Cross street: Half a block east of the Byron movie theater, Miami Beach

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  • 305-867-0106

About Cafe Prima Pasta

Hours
Mon-Thurs noon-midnight; Fri noon-1am; Sat 1pm-1am; Sun 5pm-midnight
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Totally disappointment!! Went there with the family for my birthday. The hostess knew we were celebrating a special occasion but couldn't care less. We tried making a reservation over the phone but were told, no reservations only first

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★★★★★

Totally disappointment!! Went there with the family for my birthday. The hostess knew we were celebrating a special occasion but couldn't care less. We tried making a reservation over the phone but were told, no reservations only first

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Cafe Prima Pasta used to be a great place to go, however the last couple of times have been dreadful. The menu choices seemed to be fewer and what choices we did have were bland, uninteresting and cold. We won't be going back again all we got for our money was bad food and mediocre service.

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★☆☆☆☆

Cafe Prima Pasta used to be a great place to go, however the last couple of times have been dreadful. The menu choices seemed to be fewer and what choices we did have were bland, uninteresting and cold. We won't be going back again all we got for our money was bad food and mediocre service.

Pros: We were seated quickly without a reservation.

Cons: The food was awful!

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I recently dined at my local favorite Cafe Prima Pasta and am always amazed how the food is consistently delicious, a rare occurrence in Miami. I had the vegetable ravioli which were out of this world. This place is definitely worth checking out.

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★★★★★

I recently dined at my local favorite Cafe Prima Pasta and am always amazed how the food is consistently delicious, a rare occurrence in Miami. I had the vegetable ravioli which were out of this world. This place is definitely worth checking out.

Pros: Great food and wine

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Really sweet location and great food. I ate here with a couples friends the other day and really enjoyed myself.

2
★★★★★

Really sweet location and great food. I ate here with a couples friends the other day and really enjoyed myself.

Pros: The best pasta!

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selections of fish!! BRANZINO,TILAPIA,YELLOW TAIL,HALIBUT,SALMON NORWE.ETC
TRY TIRAMISU!!ASK FOR COMPLEMENTARY SAMBUCA!!!

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★★★★★

selections of fish!! BRANZINO,TILAPIA,YELLOW TAIL,HALIBUT,SALMON NORWE.ETC
TRY TIRAMISU!!ASK FOR COMPLEMENTARY SAMBUCA!!!

Pros: try the ginger salmon!!!

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This restaurant is located a short walk from our home in Miami Beach. On a nice evening you can sit on the patio, enjoy a cocktail and dinner. The atmosphere is cozy, the food is excellent. The service is good, sometimes a little slow but worth it. For a special treat try the Gnocchi Formaggi - it is to die for!!! The prices are very reasonable. All in all a great evening out!

5
★★★★★

This restaurant is located a short walk from our home in Miami Beach. On a nice evening you can sit on the patio, enjoy a cocktail and dinner. The atmosphere is cozy, the food is excellent. The service is good, sometimes a little slow but worth it. For a special treat try the Gnocchi Formaggi - it is to die for!!! The prices are very reasonable. All in all a great evening out!

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The first time I went to this restaurant will be my last. The photos of the rich and famous covering the walls were impressive. The food was not. The bread brought to us was not fresh. We sent it back and got more of the same. We ordered veal parmesan. The veal portion was generous but tasted very greasy. It came with a very small portion of penne pasta. My date ordered Caesar salad, which did not come with anchovies. The waitress was nice enough to make a special request for them. The salad arrived, practically dry romaine lettuce, with two (no kidding) anchovies. We had the tiramisu for dessert and it was, in our opinion, way too mushy. While the atmosphere and service was good, I would not recommend this restaurant for good Italian fare.

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★★☆☆☆

The first time I went to this restaurant will be my last. The photos of the rich and famous covering the walls were impressive. The food was not. The bread brought to us was not fresh. We sent it back and got more of the same. We ordered veal parmesan. The veal portion was generous but tasted very greasy. It came with a very small portion of penne pasta. My date ordered Caesar salad, which did not come with anchovies. The waitress was nice enough to make a special request for them. The salad arrived, practically dry romaine lettuce, with two (no kidding) anchovies. We had the tiramisu for dessert and it was, in our opinion, way too mushy. While the atmosphere and service was good, I would not recommend this restaurant for good Italian fare.

Pros: ambiance, good service, abundant parking

Cons: food quality was poor

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My girlfriend and I went on V-day (first time there), and although we were 30 minutes late and concerned that we would lose our reservation, the host couldn't have been nicer. He asked us to wait at the bar, and before we could even order drinks, he had a great table available. The waiter came over, and through his authentic Italian accent he told us "his" specials. The four items he recommended were exactly what we had our eyes on. The Exotica salad was much better than described - with fresh grilled shrimp cooked perfectly! The crab ravioli was really good too. Great Service - Wonderful Atmosphere - Reasonably Priced - Winner!

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★★★★☆

My girlfriend and I went on V-day (first time there), and although we were 30 minutes late and concerned that we would lose our reservation, the host couldn't have been nicer. He asked us to wait at the bar, and before we could even order drinks, he had a great table available. The waiter came over, and through his authentic Italian accent he told us "his" specials. The four items he recommended were exactly what we had our eyes on. The Exotica salad was much better than described - with fresh grilled shrimp cooked perfectly! The crab ravioli was really good too. Great Service - Wonderful Atmosphere - Reasonably Priced - Winner!

Pros: Service, Food, Ambiance

Cons: none

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I heard great things about this restaurant. I was mistaken. I grew up in NY and know great Itallian food. It is not existant at this establishment. First, my date and I sat at the bar waiting for a table for about ten minutes. The wait was not the problem. The wine was the problem. We tried literally five different red wines and they were all very bad. Second, the food was deplorable. We ordered the shrimp and scallops as an appertizer. The scallops were small and tough. My date ordered the lemmon chicken. It tasted like a piece of grilled chicken with some lemmon splashed on top. I ordered the black linguini with seafood. The seafood lacked taste, and did not appear too fresh. I was very dissappointed. Third, I gave my credit card to the waiter. He acted as if I did not give him my card. After a few minutes of rangling he reached in his pocket and found my card. The only good part of the experience was the olive oil. Don't waste your money at this place. There are soo many great eateries in Miami. This is not one of them.

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★☆☆☆☆

I heard great things about this restaurant. I was mistaken. I grew up in NY and know great Itallian food. It is not existant at this establishment. First, my date and I sat at the bar waiting for a table for about ten minutes. The wait was not the problem. The wine was the problem. We tried literally five different red wines and they were all very bad. Second, the food was deplorable. We ordered the shrimp and scallops as an appertizer. The scallops were small and tough. My date ordered the lemmon chicken. It tasted like a piece of grilled chicken with some lemmon splashed on top. I ordered the black linguini with seafood. The seafood lacked taste, and did not appear too fresh. I was very dissappointed. Third, I gave my credit card to the waiter. He acted as if I did not give him my card. After a few minutes of rangling he reached in his pocket and found my card. The only good part of the experience was the olive oil. Don't waste your money at this place. There are soo many great eateries in Miami. This is not one of them.

Pros: olive oil

Cons: food

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Great service. Great for a date. Wonderful food. A local favorite and gem! It gets packed on weekends so make a reservation. if not, enjoy a drink at the bar...

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★★★☆☆

Great service. Great for a date. Wonderful food. A local favorite and gem! It gets packed on weekends so make a reservation. if not, enjoy a drink at the bar...

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I've already gone to Prima Pasta twice and I can't wait to go again. The staff is very friendly and make you feel at home. The food is excellent and a bottle of wine is a must. If there is a little wait time, no problem...just have a seat at the bar and enjoy a drink from their open bar while you wait. Sit outside if you want to enjoy the beach breeze..or sit inside for a more intimate setting. (the dim lighting inside is awesome for a romantic date). The food is delicious ( I had the veal parmesian and my date had crab-stuffed ravioli) It's no wonder why I've been there twice and the first time, I saw Lenny Kravitz hanging out, and the second time, Matt Damon was sitting right next to us with his family. It's my favorite place to eat here in Miami.

1
★★★☆☆

I've already gone to Prima Pasta twice and I can't wait to go again. The staff is very friendly and make you feel at home. The food is excellent and a bottle of wine is a must. If there is a little wait time, no problem...just have a seat at the bar and enjoy a drink from their open bar while you wait. Sit outside if you want to enjoy the beach breeze..or sit inside for a more intimate setting. (the dim lighting inside is awesome for a romantic date). The food is delicious ( I had the veal parmesian and my date had crab-stuffed ravioli) It's no wonder why I've been there twice and the first time, I saw Lenny Kravitz hanging out, and the second time, Matt Damon was sitting right next to us with his family. It's my favorite place to eat here in Miami.

Pros: Ambience, service, wine, food

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This is without a doubt the best italian restaurant in the area. The food is outstanding and the atmosphere is classy and fun.

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★★★★★

This is without a doubt the best italian restaurant in the area. The food is outstanding and the atmosphere is classy and fun.

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generous size portions, very attentive staff, wonderful ambience for both indoor and outdoor seating, great place for a relaxing night out!

2
★★★★★

generous size portions, very attentive staff, wonderful ambience for both indoor and outdoor seating, great place for a relaxing night out!

Pros: food and service

Cons: parking is sometimes full

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i love this place ,so dark and romantic , nice barry white, and eros ramazotti music, nice martinis, the food is 10 + service is fast and the waiters they really care about deatelsi love the carpaccio and the fish oreganatta. tiramisu and sambuca.

2
★★★★★

i love this place ,so dark and romantic , nice barry white, and eros ramazotti music, nice martinis, the food is 10 + service is fast and the waiters they really care about deatelsi love the carpaccio and the fish oreganatta. tiramisu and sambuca.

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LAST NIGHT WE TRY PRIMA PASTA ,NOW I KNOW WHY PRIMA PASTA IS TOP RATING IN ZAGAT GUIDE,REALLY GREAT FOOD BUT THE SERVICE MAKE ARE NIGHT EVEN MORE SPECIAL.....SUPER SERVICE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! GOOD LOOKING SERVERS!!!
THE CARPACCIO IS LIKE THEY SAY,(((( BEST IN THE WORDL))), AND WE TRY LAMB CHOPS HUUUU THE BEST!!!!!.SEEYOU AGAING SOON!!!!!!!!!!! WHEN I BACK IN TOWN!!!!!!! SAHARA

2
★★★★★

LAST NIGHT WE TRY PRIMA PASTA ,NOW I KNOW WHY PRIMA PASTA IS TOP RATING IN ZAGAT GUIDE,REALLY GREAT FOOD BUT THE SERVICE MAKE ARE NIGHT EVEN MORE SPECIAL.....SUPER SERVICE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! GOOD LOOKING SERVERS!!!
THE CARPACCIO IS LIKE THEY SAY,(((( BEST IN THE WORDL))), AND WE TRY LAMB CHOPS HUUUU THE BEST!!!!!.SEEYOU AGAING SOON!!!!!!!!!!! WHEN I BACK IN TOWN!!!!!!! SAHARA

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Couldn't be better, food, drinks, service, atmosphere...
I?m from NY and this restaurant is like my little NY in MIAMI.
Starting at the Full Bar with Henry "The Bartender", he's gonna a create a perfect Cocktail for you, and then after a big SALUTE you'll be ready to enjoy the best dishes of pasta that you can't compare with anyone else...
The service is always amazing, the music, the lights, I have to tell you that the moment that you going to expend in Prima Pasta is going to give you satisfaction...
Keep on going Prima!! We love it!!

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★★★★★

Couldn't be better, food, drinks, service, atmosphere...
I?m from NY and this restaurant is like my little NY in MIAMI.
Starting at the Full Bar with Henry "The Bartender", he's gonna a create a perfect Cocktail for you, and then after a big SALUTE you'll be ready to enjoy the best dishes of pasta that you can't compare with anyone else...
The service is always amazing, the music, the lights, I have to tell you that the moment that you going to expend in Prima Pasta is going to give you satisfaction...
Keep on going Prima!! We love it!!

Pros: Two Thumbs up

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my kids love this place, they celebrate birhdays like no one in miami, the food is super, the wine list #1.this is are favorite place in miami.

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★★★★★

my kids love this place, they celebrate birhdays like no one in miami, the food is super, the wine list #1.this is are favorite place in miami.

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we have the best italian turky stuff with meat sauce , with salad and soup for 24.95 .
the place full of history in pictures from every person .
the bar person told us to leave our experience here in city serch and is our plasure thanks.
the cuban family.

2
★★★★★

we have the best italian turky stuff with meat sauce , with salad and soup for 24.95 .
the place full of history in pictures from every person .
the bar person told us to leave our experience here in city serch and is our plasure thanks.
the cuban family.

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Whenever you enter at Prima Pasta, you are involved in a enchanted atmosphere, with the rich decorations, the pictures, the soft aromas of a very elegant and exquisite cuisine, and the friendly attention of everybody.
Do not miss the opportunity to enjoy this unique Restaurant.
10+.
Buon apetite !

2
★★★★★

Whenever you enter at Prima Pasta, you are involved in a enchanted atmosphere, with the rich decorations, the pictures, the soft aromas of a very elegant and exquisite cuisine, and the friendly attention of everybody.
Do not miss the opportunity to enjoy this unique Restaurant.
10+.
Buon apetite !

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this is the best secret place in miami. waiting at the bar with henrry the barman, i received a free , bellini and bruscheta, and once we seated at the table , we have another beautifull experience with the server lucas and a buss girl sabrina .try carpaccio , and veggie raviolis.i was born in italy and is very difficult to find grat italian places with the most importat things , food , service prices and grat people with grat enegy.ask for luis at the door and dont forget to ask for the bellini the best bellini in america was made with fresh peaches. congratulations prima pasta!!!

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★★★★★

this is the best secret place in miami. waiting at the bar with henrry the barman, i received a free , bellini and bruscheta, and once we seated at the table , we have another beautifull experience with the server lucas and a buss girl sabrina .try carpaccio , and veggie raviolis.i was born in italy and is very difficult to find grat italian places with the most importat things , food , service prices and grat people with grat enegy.ask for luis at the door and dont forget to ask for the bellini the best bellini in america was made with fresh peaches. congratulations prima pasta!!!

Pros: free parking

Cons: beautifull bathrooms nice and clean

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one of the best places in miami, the food is great, prices very affordable, very friendly staff.
You have to try this place is awesome!!!

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★★★★★

one of the best places in miami, the food is great, prices very affordable, very friendly staff.
You have to try this place is awesome!!!

Pros: Ambiance, Famous People, service, food

Cons: is always full

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The food is excellent.
The service is fantastic. The specials described in a very friendly way and the food delivered quickly and with a smile.
Excellent music. Romantic environment.
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2
★★★★★

The food is excellent.
The service is fantastic. The specials described in a very friendly way and the food delivered quickly and with a smile.
Excellent music. Romantic environment.
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Pros: THUMBS UP !!!

Cons: NONE

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Cafe Prima Pasta is a landmark on Miami beach, if you've never been get prepared because after your first visit I'll guarantee you will become a regular. With homemade pasta adding to authentic Italian dishes every course will have by begging for more. Not only is the service great but throw in an excellent wine selection and you have yourself all the makings for a fabulous night. If your just interested in a drink and appetizer, go meet Henry and he?ll fix you right up but you can?t leave without trying one of his signature drinks. All in all Cafe Prima Pasta is one of the best bangs for your buck; I?d recommend it to anyone looking for a great dinner and a good time.

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★★★★★

Cafe Prima Pasta is a landmark on Miami beach, if you've never been get prepared because after your first visit I'll guarantee you will become a regular. With homemade pasta adding to authentic Italian dishes every course will have by begging for more. Not only is the service great but throw in an excellent wine selection and you have yourself all the makings for a fabulous night. If your just interested in a drink and appetizer, go meet Henry and he?ll fix you right up but you can?t leave without trying one of his signature drinks. All in all Cafe Prima Pasta is one of the best bangs for your buck; I?d recommend it to anyone looking for a great dinner and a good time.

Pros: Good food, fun people, great time

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Georges is a couple blocks away and i love it. prima pasta is just more expensive. the food is ok and its a good restaurant, good for first dates but i prefer to have food that isnt covered by everything. too many flavors all together; they dont have "simple" plates. but i like it. owners are nice;the mom and dad are not the chefs all the time. but good for first dates and groups. i wouldnt eat there all the time. but if for a first date ok but or else go to georges or lemon twist but pretty much good food ; ok quality; and quite busy

1
★★★☆☆

Georges is a couple blocks away and i love it. prima pasta is just more expensive. the food is ok and its a good restaurant, good for first dates but i prefer to have food that isnt covered by everything. too many flavors all together; they dont have "simple" plates. but i like it. owners are nice;the mom and dad are not the chefs all the time. but good for first dates and groups. i wouldnt eat there all the time. but if for a first date ok but or else go to georges or lemon twist but pretty much good food ; ok quality; and quite busy

Pros: pretty good food & service

Cons: busy on weekends & a little high on the prices

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My boyfriend took my here for our first date. The place was great and still it. We like to come here to enjoy the great food and each other!

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★★★★★

My boyfriend took my here for our first date. The place was great and still it. We like to come here to enjoy the great food and each other!

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Great for a first date.Service was more than adequate and the drinks were good, the apple martini was FANTASTIC. Overall, a fantastic evening in the middle of South beach. Italian food and a great evening.

2
★★★★★

Great for a first date.Service was more than adequate and the drinks were good, the apple martini was FANTASTIC. Overall, a fantastic evening in the middle of South beach. Italian food and a great evening.

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Great for a first date, went this past January 8th and had the halibut. Date had the special, which was spinach and mahi mahi. Service was more than adequate and the drinks were good, the apple martini was tasty by report. Overall, a fantastic evening in the middle of South beach. Italian food and a great evening.

2
★★★★☆

Great for a first date, went this past January 8th and had the halibut. Date had the special, which was spinach and mahi mahi. Service was more than adequate and the drinks were good, the apple martini was tasty by report. Overall, a fantastic evening in the middle of South beach. Italian food and a great evening.

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I visit the place for my birthday and the minute i walk to the door i found a beautiful family runing this beautiful restaurant. Mother and Father are the chef and the two brothers runing the front.
Exelent food, fantastic service, best prices and admosphere

2
★★★★★

I visit the place for my birthday and the minute i walk to the door i found a beautiful family runing this beautiful restaurant. Mother and Father are the chef and the two brothers runing the front.
Exelent food, fantastic service, best prices and admosphere

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The reviewer who thought Olive Garden was preferalble to Prima Pasta must either work for Olive Garden or be a 3 pack a day smoker whose taste buds are seriously damaged. He/she must also be BLIND.
This restaurant has been around for at least 10 years and is busy 7 days a week. It is a little off the South Beach scene, but wealthy locals who could eat anywhere in town frequent this little jewel often. The food is great, the atmostsphere romantic, the crowd attractive and the management congenial. Indoor and outdoor seating. I always recommend this place to visitors from out-of-town: Locals already know about it !

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★★★★★

The reviewer who thought Olive Garden was preferalble to Prima Pasta must either work for Olive Garden or be a 3 pack a day smoker whose taste buds are seriously damaged. He/she must also be BLIND.
This restaurant has been around for at least 10 years and is busy 7 days a week. It is a little off the South Beach scene, but wealthy locals who could eat anywhere in town frequent this little jewel often. The food is great, the atmostsphere romantic, the crowd attractive and the management congenial. Indoor and outdoor seating. I always recommend this place to visitors from out-of-town: Locals already know about it !

Pros: great food, romantic, good value

Cons: very busy on weekends

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The food is overly price for what you get, I rather eat at the OLIVE GARDEN. The food is bland with no taste and very greasy. I wouldnt go there

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★★★☆☆

The food is overly price for what you get, I rather eat at the OLIVE GARDEN. The food is bland with no taste and very greasy. I wouldnt go there

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Prima pasta is a great place for a quiet, romantic dinner. The food is great...huge selection of traditional italian dishes for reasonable prices.

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★★★★★

Prima pasta is a great place for a quiet, romantic dinner. The food is great...huge selection of traditional italian dishes for reasonable prices.

Pros: romatic, good food

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Great Food, Lots of Action, and very affordable prices for mia

2
★★★★★

Great Food, Lots of Action, and very affordable prices for mia

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Cafe Prima Pasta is my favorite restaurant, my husband and I spend most special occasions there. The food is great, I highly recomend the Lemon Chicken or the Veal Picata. Both with make your mouth water.

To have with your meal do not forget a bottle of their house wine it goes with all of their well prepared entree's.

I know you will feel compelled to eat everything on your plate, but save room for their desserts, they are just what the doctor ordered.

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★★★★★

Cafe Prima Pasta is my favorite restaurant, my husband and I spend most special occasions there. The food is great, I highly recomend the Lemon Chicken or the Veal Picata. Both with make your mouth water.

To have with your meal do not forget a bottle of their house wine it goes with all of their well prepared entree's.

I know you will feel compelled to eat everything on your plate, but save room for their desserts, they are just what the doctor ordered.

 

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