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Prima Pasta and Cafe

16150 Crossbay Blvd, Howard Beach, NY 11414-3441
+1 718-659-7278
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  • Excellent41%
  • Very good45%
  • Average14%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible0%
Travelers talk about
“bread basket” (4 reviews)
“garlic knots” (3 reviews)
“pasta” (10 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM Hours
Italian, Pizza
$$ - $$$
16150 Crossbay Blvd, Howard Beach, NY 11414-3441
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Reviewed December 25, 2017

We tried out Prima Pasta twice recently. It's a modest looking place with several different sections to sit in. None very big, sort of compartmentalized, but that gives it a somewhat cozy atmosphere. It's all regular tables and chairs. Comfortable enough, and there's parking around...More

4  Thank DiningWithWolfs
Reviewed September 6, 2017 via mobile

I wish I can say the food is good here. It's an old restaurant, still makes pastries, their bread was good but when I asked one of the waiters for another one he just forgot. Food prices reasonable with food coming in big portions! Love...More

1  Thank Nikki R
Reviewed September 5, 2017

Not being the first time eating here, I already had a craving for their pesto sauce which I had over ziti. What a treat. My wife had the Broccoli Rabe with chicken and she raved about how delicious it always is at this very friendly...More

Thank Tom6807
Reviewed August 8, 2017

Parking behind the restaurant. Always good for chicken parm or a seafood platter. Service can be ok sometimes and not ok others. Food could be better. Still a nice place to go to.

Thank ss1783
Reviewed May 24, 2017 via mobile

Extremely affordable!! My wife and I ate here on a recommendation and it absolutely didn't disappoint. Great food at a great price.

Thank Jim Pat O
Reviewed May 23, 2017

I just love all their dishes. I been married almost 10 years and my first date with the husband was there. I was nervous but had the eggplant. I need to return here in September for my anniversary. I love the place and the food...More

Thank jenniferfR5355RQ
Reviewed May 14, 2017 via mobile

My wife and I are very tough restaurant customers. Why? Because we both can cook. We ordered two meals that we both are expert at, Lasagna and Chicken Marsala. For anti pasti we ordered chicken wings and zucchini frittata. First came the bread with pleasant...More

Thank Raoul W
prima pasta c, Owner at Prima Pasta and Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded May 16, 2017

thank you very much always WELCOME

Reviewed April 21, 2017 via mobile

Very good and reliable Italian restaurant with well prepared Italian specialties. Chicken parm well made and crisp on the marinara with good quality mozz cheese on top. Prices are very reasonable and it's a well worth it experience

Thank ricw23
Reviewed February 23, 2017

The food was not that good when I went few months.But now food was great.New menus.Service is good.I have been going here ever since it opened up.

1  Thank Dotty S
Prima P, Owner at Prima Pasta and Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded February 27, 2017

thank you ...from prima pasta and cafe

Reviewed October 24, 2016

Our friends took us to dinner last night. This is their regular Sunday night dinner place. It was our first time here. There is free parking in the back! First impression....didn't seem like much. (Maybe because there are 2 fast food places right beside them....More

Thank Rebecca O
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Questions & Answers
November 25, 2017|
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Response from Tom6807 | Reviewed this property |
Not sure about the Mill Basin location, but the Howard Beach location has been open for several decades at the same location.
Cathy F
May 22, 2015|
Response from Trini847 | Reviewed this property |
By taxi (approx.$20.00) exit 17 Woodhaven Blvd. 10-15 mins. Depending on traffic on the Belt. However, if you really want real authentic Italian food, in the same vicinity, there's Bruno's and lunch is half price on... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$10 - $20
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Delivery
Good for
Kids, Families with children
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 16150 Crossbay Blvd, Howard Beach, NY 11414-3441
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Queens  >  Howard Beach
  • Phone Number: +1 718-659-7278
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