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Prima Pasta and Cafe

16150 Crossbay Blvd, Howard Beach, NY 11414-3441
+1 718-659-7278
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  • Excellent44%
  • Very good48%
  • Average8%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible0%
Travelers talk about
“bread basket” (4 reviews)
“pasta” (9 reviews)
“garlic knots” (2 reviews)
Opens in 8 min
All hours
Italian, Pizza
$$ - $$$
16150 Crossbay Blvd, Howard Beach, NY 11414-3441
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Reviewed June 22, 2016

This restaurant has a great selection of pastas and sauces. You pick the pasta and sauce you want and they bring it fresh and piping hot. They also have a complete menu of Italian specialties. We love this place and have never been disappointed.

2  Thank Retemslt
Reviewed June 19, 2016

Prima Pasta and Cafe has a warm and charming atmosphere that cradles you as soon as you walk in the door. Yesterday marked our 1st dining experience at Prima Pasta Cafe. Given their tasty indulgences it most certainly wont be our last visit. We started...More

2  Thank highfivesix
Reviewed May 1, 2016

If you like to get stuffed, with huge portions of mediocre food, then ok, but otherwise, go elsewhere.

1  Thank Glendale_NYLinda
primapastacafe, captain at Prima Pasta and Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded May 5, 2016

We try too accommodate our guests with large portions at a reasonable rate while keeping our famous recipe for 25 yrs.

Reviewed November 30, 2015

My family goes to Prima Pasta once a month or so. We really enjoy it. I love the chicken dishes and the house wine is pretty good. We had a party of 15 - 20 recently and while most were happy and everything was on...More

Thank reena3175
primapastacafe, Manager at Prima Pasta and Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded March 22, 2016

thank you .for your comment always a pleasure to serve

Reviewed November 27, 2015 via mobile

If you like Italian food at a reasonable price, this is the place to go. Their pasta and your choice of sauce is inexpensive and they give a good sized portion. No one leaves here hungry, that's for sure.

1  Thank Larry C
Reviewed October 12, 2015

My wife and I used to live in Queens and have since moved East. Stopped here for dinner on the way home. Went here all the time when we lived closer. My wife got a side of meatballs (2) and a rice ball. It does...More

2  Thank Coffeebiker
Reviewed May 18, 2015

Our friends had been going there for years and the reasons are clear - great food and great service. Go!

2  Thank David K
Reviewed March 15, 2015 via mobile

Love Prima Pasta. Friendly staff and food always good. Bread is outstanding Last night we had potato croquettes which were awesome The linguini with sausage and shrimp was very good. Wife had stuffed chicken with peppers and mozzarella also very good Only complaint is I...More

3  Thank lockman102
Reviewed February 3, 2015

I've been going to this restaurant for years and am always very pleased with the food and service, especially their soups.

3  Thank Trini847
Reviewed January 18, 2015

This place has been great for decades! I love to order the Rigatoni Buscayola or the Chicken Francaise. But everything we have ordered has been delicious. The servers are wonderful and remember you (and where you sat) when you visit. The tasty bread basket is...More

2  Thank reena3175
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Cathy F
How far from JFK are you?
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, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Delivery, Reservations
Good for
Families with children, Kids
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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