Prime Italian

4.5
1827 reviews
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Italian
Upscale American-Italian sister restaurant to Prime One Twelve.
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Miami
13 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

Tonight the service was a letdown.

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San Francisco
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 2food 1service 5ambience 4

Stingy 4 ounce wine pours and tiny watered down cocktails, dry meatballs, chicken Marsala that was over fried with super sweet Marsala sauce, forgettable shrimp scampi... and for your pleasure almost $700 for four people. Service was very good. This place is now called “past its prime” in our house.

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Charlotte
12 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything was wonderful! The pasta was amazing and the serving size was HUGE! Definitely suggest sharing. Great spot in south beach - definitely don't skip this one!

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Philadelphia
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Never fails to deliver a phenomenal meal, but be prepared to pay top dollar. Worth it

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New York Area
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Muy buena comida y buen ambiente

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Toronto
4 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 3

Food was excellent as always. Very large portions. Service was just ok.

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CO
Minneapolis
3 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Prime Italian rocks. Great people-watching too if you sit outside.

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RK
Denver
17 reviews
Dined on March 11, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 4

Party pretty but not where you go for great food or service. Not a local but also not a "fanny pack" tourist. Doesn't warrant a return - in Miami 3-4 times year for business and pleasure.

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Detroit
2 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The bread with cheese is absolutely amazing. We had Breen told in advance that the portions are large so we split the scallops appetizer and a steak with Brussels sprouts for a side and everything was great. The fried Oreos for dessert are a must for everyone! Not what I expected at all and simply amazing

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Miami
1 review
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Consistently the best steak just across from prime 112. Same owners but ambiance slightly more casual while maintaining amazing quality. Service is outstanding. Still my top 3 favorite steak places.

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Phoenix
23 reviews
Dined on March 8, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

Pasta and meatball was particularly good. Very large portions. Fish didn’t taste fresh.

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New England
15 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing!!! Food was the best I’ve had in Miami! They start you off with garlic cheesy bread with marinara sauce for dipping- so so good. All entries are a generous portion and so good. Service was excellent! I will definitely go back!

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New York Area
101 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 4

Disappointing. Huge portions good for tourists but none of the
"classic" Italian dishes were anywhere near my favorite compared to the same dish elsewhere. Tomato sauce was sweet, like Prego. Great kale salad but veal parm hyped but not in my top 10. Server entertaining and helpful.

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

An amazing experience as always! The food and ambiance was top notch.

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Las Vegas
2 reviews
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Good food be warned portions are huge

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KM
Greensboro
1 review
Dined on March 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing food incredible service wonderful wine list. Had the best seafood stuff ravioli we have ever had!!!

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MD
New York Area
39 reviews
Dined on February 26, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Everything was excellent .one of the best in South Beach.

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New England
21 reviews
Dined on February 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food is amazing and the portions! Forget about it!

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New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on February 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was great, as always! Our waiter was very personable and very attentive. The bartender, Jelena was also super and very professional!

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AN
1 review
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

I would definitely go again, but with more friends. The plates are so big, that one if for three people and I want to try different plates. The fish is excellent and the kale salad I took home left overs and had it for breakfast!!!

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DQ
Miami
1 review
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was fantastic! Love the Italian parm warm bread they serve you. The food was served good and hot with wonderful presentations. The seafood ravioli was wonderful! My husbands steak was cooked perfectly and was delicious! I definitely will go back soon.

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1 review
Dined on February 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We enjoyed everything! We will be coming back again soon!

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DG
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 21, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 2ambience 4

Manager seating tables thought he was running an exclusive place he should leave it up to the hostess and stay out of the way she does a much better job

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New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 20, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 1ambience 3

Service was horrible and it’s a shame I could not tip less than the mandatory 18% when my bill was $400! Truly disappointed !

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Miami
1 review
Dined on February 19, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 3

My chop salad had very little dressing. The waiter did not come around to ask how our meal was and when it was time to pay I mentioned the lack of dressing on the salad and he didn’t say a word, just took our card for payment.

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1 review
Dined on February 18, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 3

I was disappointed when we arrived and was tole that our reservation was for inside or outside even though reserved outside. Voiced my displeasure to no avail. Was out at an inside table at the entrance right next to hostess stand where people stood all night.

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DP
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on February 17, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

Fun night! Great experience. Food was really good but kitchen made errors. Was with my wife and two kids. Of the four main courses three tasted great but two errors. made spaghetti instead of penne. Didn't make Risotto we ordered. Shrimp was overcooked. Appetizers were great! Outdoor seating was awesome. People and car watching was priceless!!

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DM
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on February 17, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 3

Stick to the menu. Specials are overpriced. It’s South Beach so expect to pay double where you normally go in Miami.

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EG
1 review
Dined on February 17, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

Poor service, overpriced and just a bad experience. O was so looking forward to it. Never again

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PC
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 17, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 3

great food , good service. The dishes are big enough to share

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MH
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on February 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Portions are massive so plan your meal accordingly - everything is absolutely delicious though and service is exceptional! Came back twice during our four night stay ;)

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New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 1food 5service 1ambience 1

Great food so great potential for a great dining experience but the management is horrible. It’s a mad house. You get there with a reservation and your told it is a 20-30 minute wait. The very next night we went to Prime Fish. Same thing. We’re waiting here now. Standing around on the street waiting for our reserved table for over twenty five minutes

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PG
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

Very overpriced. Our waiter was not friendly and was just concerned about add ins to get the bill to be higher

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Atlanta
4 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

Food was delicious. Serving sizes are enormous. Prices are high (e.g., $27 for bowl of Lobster Bisque). So plan to share. It is a very loud energetic dining experience. Service was acceptable but not appropriate for the prices charged. Despite having OpenTable reservation at 7:45 and checking in with hostess at 7:30, we were not seated until 8:20, after asking two times about status. I wanted a half bottle of Caymus (wife is not drinking and didn’t want to spend $210 on full bottle). Server said we are out of half bottles. Because of the 2018 fire, we won’t have any for a long time. He offered Faust as a substitute. I quickly declined because Faust and Caymus taste very different. At this price point, I expect him to explain they are out of Caymus, but he will ask manager to help meet my request. Why couldn’t they open a full bottle and pour half. Surely, I’m not the only one ordering a half bottle. Or pour the other half at bar as a special wine by the glass for the evening? Because the food is truly delicious and serving sizes are generous, I give it 4 stars overall.

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BM
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

great food and a very nice environment. The crowd was great too and very close to the water.

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New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Cool, very cool

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Miami
3 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was great and service was top of the line as always. The place was extremely busy but never felt a dip in service.

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1 review
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 1ambience 4

Our server was horrible. Two tables next to me asked to speak to the manager to complain about the same server. Honestly, the manager wasn’t much better. It was a cold night, the manager said he would bring out a heater for us, then he disappeared and never brought one. It was our first time visiting Prime Italian and we were very disappointed in the service ... especially for an “upscale” restaurant. Thank god the food was good ...

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IS
San Francisco
9 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food. Great service. Great location. Great people watching!

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Miami
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Impeccable service, Great Atmosphere, Paired with amazing food. Highly recommended!

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