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Cafe Prima Pasta

414 71st St. (Collins Ave.) Send to Phone
305-867-0106 | Menu
Perennially popular, this Italian restaurant has a distinct following---be prepared to wait at the bar for a table.
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Lunch Mon.-Sat., Dinner nightly
Open late

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5.0 rating over 3 reviews

Cafe Prima Pasta Restaurant Review

: Since its opening, Café Prima Pasta has expanded immensely. But the place is still often packed. Fresh bread dipped in raw garlic-infused olive oil initiates every meal. Pastas sauced with Italian-Argentine abundance (rather than traditional Italian restraint) are the norm, but there's no denying that crab ravioli in a pool of lobster sauce are appealingly luxuriant even if over-the-top. Prima Pasta also offers chicken and fish dishes, but the veal specialties (like a piccata with white wine-lemon sauce, or a paillard giardino-style, topped with chopped salad) are the tastiest, and best value, entrée choices. Though nice Italian reds by the glass are a good deal, prices in general are not the comparative bargain they once were. Additionally, there are now numerous Italian eateries with more authentically Italian food. Still, the place's large portions and family-friendliness keep customers coming, especially, in these recession times, from 5 p.m.-6 p.m. daily, when the whole regular menu is half-price. A half-price late-night happy hour (from 11 p.m.-midnight) is a welcome break for drinkers, too.

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