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Prime Italian

101 Ocean Dr, Miami Beach, FL 33139-7212 (South Pointe)
305-695-8484
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Ranked #216 of 840 Restaurants in Miami Beach
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Price range: $50 - $100
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Cuisines: Italian
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Good for: Bar scene
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Dining style: Casual Dining
Neighborhood: South Pointe
Cross street: 1st Street
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English first
Newcastle Upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014 NEW

This restaurant was excellent in every way, the food was outstanding & beautiful quality, however the portions are enormous. Staff are very polished & knowledgeable about both the food & the wine

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Nashville, Tennessee
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94 reviews 94 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
71 helpful votes 71 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

Italian Prime is located where the rich and famous enjoy playing at Miami Beach. There were more high heels and short short skirts in a 2 Block radius than most of us will ever see. As Miami often does, this restaurant really starts hopping about 8:30-9:00. They have outdoor seating and a nice size bar. People were friendly. The prices... More

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Aldie, Virginia
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13 reviews 13 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014

What a ridiculously overpriced restaurant with horrible. The bread is greasy & has bad quality Parmesan melted on it. Which makes it very salty. The fettuchini Alfredo sauce was thick and lumpy. The eggplant Parmesan was hard. Over broiled and tasteless. The service is fine but Olive Garden could beat this place.

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Brooklyn, New York
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11 reviews 11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

This is by far one of the best Italian restaurants that I have ever been to. We always go to this place any time we are in Miami. Be sure to try the kobe meatballs and kobe lasagna. Also listen to their specials they are awesome as well. Since this restaurant is owned by the same people that own Prime... More

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3 restaurant reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

Prime Italian was WAY overpriced (as in $10 for our daughter's lemonade) for average food. The portions are obnoxiously huge. The quality was not all that good. Given the highest price tag of our trip, we were expecting much greater quality. Disappointing. Go to La Locanda at Washington and 4th instead.

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Miami, Florida
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69 reviews 69 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

The introduction to the bread was a sure indicator this restaurant was beyond a typical italian restaurant. Italian restaurants are usually a disappointment to my family and myself, however, this one dispells that thought. My son enjoyed his steak and I enjoyed my entrée. Definitely heading back there in the near future.

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Miami Beach, Florida
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11 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

The bartenders are really sweet and really hot...the food is great and you can actually sit and the bar and not get knocked over like at Prime 112 Also you can get anything that is on the Prime 112 menu..just ask..they will go across the street and get it for you...WIN-WIN

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Miami Beach, Florida
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14 reviews 14 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

Forget Macaluso--- this Kobe meatball, with a generous dollop of ricotta-- is the Godfather of Miami meatballs! Tender, with just the right amount of garlic, smothered in a stunning pomodoro sauce is the culinary star of this chic eatery. Owned by the same group of its sister restaurant Prime 112, you can order the same aged beef from the place... More

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3 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014

Family style eating is highly recommended! The portions are huge but if you had to choose one thing to eat it would be the build your own meatball. Tons of choices for toppings and bottoms. We did the risotto on the bottom and the farm egg on top with marinara sauce and mozzarella cheese. Delicious!

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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

I visited the restaurant while on vacation. It was a very late dinner, around 10pm. We sat outside. Ordered the Chicken Parm and Philly Steak... Bread was provided... Everything was delicious... I definitely want to go back during normal dinner hours to try some more things.

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