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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%
Travellers talk about
“bread basket” (4 reviews)
“pasta” (9 reviews)
“garlic knots” (2 reviews)
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Italian, Pizza
$$ - $$$
16150 Crossbay Blvd, Howard Beach, NY 11414-3441
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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 5 weeks ago

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 14 May 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 16 May 2017

thank you very much always WELCOME

Reviewed 22 April 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 24 February 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 28 February 2017

thank you ...from prima pasta and cafe

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....More

Thank Rebecca O
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.

1  Thank lollygal
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!

2  Thank Jeffrey H
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.

2  Thank Nicole F
Reviewed 3 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...More

2  Thank Mabel M
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Cathy F
How far from JFK are you?
22 May 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
USD 10 - USD 20
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Delivery, Reservations
Good for
Kids, 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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