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Prima Pasta and Cafe

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16150 Crossbay Blvd, Howard Beach, NY 11414-3441
+1 718-659-7278
11:00 - 23:00
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

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.

Thank Dotty S
Prima P, Owner at Prima Pasta and Cafe, responded to this review

thank you ...from prima pasta and cafe More 

Ridgewood, New York
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259 reviews
101 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 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. Giving it a fast food vibe.) But this is a diamond in the rough let... More 

Thank Rebecca O
New York City, New York
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1,010 reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 October 2016 via mobile

Prima Pasta has a great Italian menu for a inexpensive meal. The salads, appetizers, pasta and entrees are great. The desserts are very good.

Thank lollygal
Basalt, United States
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46 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 August 2016 via mobile

Great mom and pop place. It was clean the service was really great and the food was excellent....the arancini was awesome and the veal pefect.....a lot of food though so watch it you can probably share. Great find and the price was moderate!

1 Thank Jeffrey H
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3 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 August 2016 via mobile

I came here for an informal lunch with my family. Excellent food and excellent pricing for the good. Large portions and great bread basket as a bonus. I would definitely recommend and come back again.

1 Thank Nicole F
New York, New York, United States
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62 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 July 2016 via mobile

Prima pasta serves good food at a great price. The ambiance was very pleasant and calming. Their portions are big compared to what they charge. Their seafood over linguine was delicious as is their linguine with white clam sauce. Their bow tie pasta with pesto needed a little bit of salt, but the consistency was good. A word to the... More 

1 Thank Mabel M
Lake Worth, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 June 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.

1 Thank Retemslt
New York City, New York
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59 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 June 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 off with the basket of bread, it was fresh and wholesome, a bakers delight. Our... More 

1 Thank highfivesix
Glendale, NY
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 May 2016

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

Thank Glendale_NYLinda
primapastacafe, captain at Prima Pasta and Cafe, responded to this review

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

New York City, New York
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73 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 November 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 time I would have thought they would have had us in the backroom. We were... More 

Thank reena3175
primapastacafe, Manager at Prima Pasta and Cafe, responded to this review

thank you .for your comment always a pleasure to serve More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$10 - US$20
Italian, Pizza
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Reservations, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?