Prime Italian

4.6
1892 reviews
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Italian
Upscale American-Italian sister restaurant to Prime One Twelve.
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Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

The server was very good. The garlic bread was delicious and the meal was outstanding.

Oddly enough, the man (maybe a busser) who brought me my meal after I requested the rest of the meal be boxed up, asked me for a tip. His English was very broken, so I was a little confused at first, then I realized what he was asking for and apologized that I didn't have it ready at that time.

I'd request the manager let the staff know not to ask for tips. My recollection is that the server gives a percentage of his/her tips at the end of the night to the bussers.

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N
Washington DC
19 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything was great.. from the service to the food. Highly recommend all of the Prime restaurants.

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LB
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love it! Eat there every time we are in South Beach!

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BM
Miami
60 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I love eating at Prime Italian. The food is very good, the servings are large, the service is very good, there is a large menu and the salads and other food are fresh. And it is so much easier to get into than Prime 112 across the street. I even had a desert from 112. Very accommodating.

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UT
Houston
45 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic restaurant in the heart of Miami Beach. The portions are huge, service is spectacular, and food is fantastic. The desserts should not be missed.

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San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on June 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Birthday Food service and drinks were outstanding

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Miami
20 reviews
Dined on June 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful dining experience. Service was amazing. Food portions were huge. We will be back.

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Orlando
38 reviews
Dined on June 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Every time we visit our son, we must eat at Prime Italian. This is one of our favorite restaurants in Miami. The food and service are excellent. And the proportions are huge so we always get to take home the leftovers to enjoy another day. In fact, on this particular occasion we ordered an additional entree to split the next day. So if you like really good home cooked fresh Italian food this is the place. We highly recommend it. Just be sure to come in hungry so you can enjoy every bite.

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MB
1 review
Dined on June 2, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

This place is amazing! The portions are gigantic. We ordered a salad to share between the two of us. Could easily feed a family of 5. My short rib risotto and my dad’s veal were also both amazing. The only note is that the brussel sprouts were not as roasted/crispy as I normally like, but still good.

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DS
Miami
1 review
Dined on June 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Excellent food. Huge portions. A bit pricey, but they deliver on it!!! My favorites are the KOBE meatball, the veal parm and the giant HOHO

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MH
New England
4 reviews
Dined on May 31, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Wait staff was incredible.

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Miami
1 review
Dined on May 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I come every time I’m in Miami

Excellent always!!

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New England
2 reviews
Dined on May 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

David was absolutely amazing and not only does he provide unparalleled service but his menu knowledge makes for an unbeatable experience

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MK
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on May 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

best meal I have had in a long time and the portion was so big I had it for 2 more meals.

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F
Columbus
35 reviews
Dined on May 26, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

Single worst experience in the history of dining. Place has terrible service, terrible management, and terrible food. Ordered a lobster that was supposedly 4 lbs that had the smallest tail i have ever seen, and it took over an hour to receive the food. Just awful experience and total waste of money. After eating all over the world, I can tell you there are overrated establishments that somehow exist-this is one-don’t go here-I know I will avoid like the plague.

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OT
1 review
Dined on May 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful! We love all the primes

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S
Miami
1 review
Dined on May 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is an excellent restaurant for fine Italian Food and a very pleasurable spot.

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S
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on May 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Spectacular family style meal. 4 of us shared truffled pappardelle, sea bass, and a tomahawk steak - and we couldn’t eat it all. We shared a giant meatball appetizer. Everything, including the decadent garlic bread, was superb.

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AW
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on May 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great place!

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f
Miami
11 reviews
Dined on May 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Another terrific meal at Prime Italian. Food and service were both excellent. I always look forward to this spot when I am in SouthBeach. Don’t miss it.

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C
Miami
41 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A must try is the meatball with ricotta cheese, the loaf of garlic bread stuff with cheese was exceptional. The pasta vongole and the pasta with clams outstanding. The service was impeccable. The portions are huge we ate and had leftovers for a second meal. I highly recommend Prime Italian.

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M
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 1ambience 5

The food and ambiance was nice. The service however by one of the waiters was terrible. We arrived first. Our Party was stuck in traffic so we ordered drinks and bread so we didn't get too intoxicated before they came. The waiter stated that he was going to wait for the rest of the party to arrive to bring bread because we would eat it all and the first order was free, and the second we would have to pay for in a condescending tone. I looked at the waiter and asked him to please bring the bread anyways. After we ate half the loaf and the party arrived we asked him to bring another order, he reminded us again there will be a charge for the bread, at this time, I said you explained that to us already, do you constantly remind all the other tables around us about this charge as they have multiple orders of bread and I haven't heard you mention the charge not one time to the other tables? He put his head down and walked away. The bread was bought out by another server at this time who was very patient with us and helped us with a smile. When the check arrived my husband and myself were splitting the bill and he asked me whose card was he using and I stated mine (company card) I'm not sure why, I have never heard that question being asked. Very rude. Then he shoves this device in front of me asking for a tip 18, 20, 22, or 30 percent tip, I asked if gratuity was already on the bill, he stated no. I was reluctant to leave a tip however he made it seem like there was no lower percentage to tip then what was offered on the screen, however the other waiter was a delight so I gave 18 percent. As a African American woman who frequents Miami (South Beach) monthly I was disappointed in my waiters service, and I believe his manners and service was only directed towards us because we were African American. I continued to watch his interaction with other tables around us and saw a complete difference. I will not be back.

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T
Oklahoma City
1 review
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful! Delicious food. Loved sitting on the patio

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AP
1 review
Dined on May 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We really enjoyed the experience. The food was great (portions too large for one person) and the servers very attentive. The only concern was cost. I realize you pay for quality but I couldn't afford to dine there often. I would dine as often as possible.

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D
Miami
2 reviews
Dined on May 5, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

Worst food I have ever had in South Beach. The 75.00 steak we ordered had no taste and was below average and the pasta we ordered tasted like Ragu in a jar. Go to capital grill or Smith for a real steak and for pasta there is plenty of other real Italian restaurants you can go to.

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DN
New England
7 reviews
Dined on May 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Exceptional food, stellar service and quality win list. A really great experience all around.

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TH
Miami
5 reviews
Dined on May 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Great meal and service. Wine was great too.

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AS
Miami
9 reviews
Dined on April 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food & service!

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RV
1 review
Dined on April 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Welcoming and on time with our reservation. Waiter new menu well and help choose great dishes.

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BD
Los Angeles
15 reviews
Dined on April 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Sat outside. Sun was hot but set after 30 minutes. Very nice venue. Exceptional waiter. Food portions are large and sides could be shared. Would definitely return!

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LS
Miami
2 reviews
Dined on April 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious bread, oysters, steaks and dessert. Service was wonderful and was not noisy or too crowded. Perfect for a special occasion. Only downside is the parking. Valet for dinner is $20. If you do not mind walking there is street parking. Would highly recommend!!!

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C
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on April 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent all around!

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JC
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on April 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent service and magnificent food!

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m
Miami
7 reviews
Dined on April 17, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 3ambience 2

It was my birthday and my risotto was hard. My child chicken pram was burnt. the kobe meatball was dry.
I have been to Prime 12 and fish and they both were delicious. I pick this one for my birthday thinking I would have the same experience and I was really disappointed

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Las Vegas
3 reviews
Dined on April 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The best bread I have ever had. The food was amazing and so was the service! Our waiter was awesome (I wish we could remember his name). Will come back next time I’m in Miami.

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Miami
5 reviews
Dined on April 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Birthday for my son

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New England
1 review
Dined on April 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was delicious!!!

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New York Area
91 reviews
Dined on April 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Service and food was great can’t wait to go back

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YP
1 review
Dined on April 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing, food, place and waitress. thanks a lot for all.

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N
1 review
Dined on April 7, 2019
Overall 2food 4service 5ambience 3

Good food, big portions but very pricey. I can afford and have been to several upscale restaurants in Chicago, NY, Texas but this one exceeds all on pricey.. Three in are all similar and pricey. (112, Italian and Seafood)

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