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Primo

#258 of 3,258 Restaurants in Orlando
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4040 Central Florida Parkway, JW Marriott Orlando Grande Lakes, Orlando, FL 32837 (John Young Parkway)
+1 407-393-4444
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This restaurant is at JW Marriott Orlando Grande Lakes
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6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Reservations
Description: Primo specializes in Italian cuisine with an emphasis on fresh...
Primo specializes in Italian cuisine with an emphasis on fresh ingredients, an outstanding wine list and exceptional service. The restaurant features on-site organic gardens. Located at the JW Marriott Orlando, Grande Lakes with a captivating view of a tropical paradise and Greg Norman designed golf course, you will enjoy the Primo experience.
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Visitor rating
  • 132
    Excellent
  • 44
    Very good
  • 18
    Average
  • 11
    Poor
  • 13
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Great lunch

This restaurant at the hotel was good. The food was good with great presentation. The staff was attentive and warm. The menu was slightly limited but good overall. A lovely lunch.

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 27, 2015
RI02886
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Warwick, Rhode Island
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Good for:
  • Entertaining clients
  • Special occasions
  • Large groups
  • Romantic
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218 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Warwick, Rhode Island
Top Contributor
87 reviews 87 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2015 NEW via mobile

This restaurant at the hotel was good. The food was good with great presentation. The staff was attentive and warm. The menu was slightly limited but good overall. A lovely lunch.

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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54 reviews 54 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015

Good, classic Italian with a fine wine list. Shared the meatball pizza as app- very nice. Pork Saltimboca was quite good- I would ask for demi-glaceon the side.

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Hudson, Ohio
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33 reviews 33 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

Fresh and exciting items created a special dinner for us. We chose to have a couple appetizers and half pastas. Everything was well prepared. My only complaint is they use a tablet as a wine list and the first two wines I selected were not available. With automation, selections should not be shown that are not available. We waited 20... More 

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Chicopee, Massachusetts
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34 reviews 34 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

We could have driven or taken a cab 4 to 5 miles - but we decided to try what was close and we were not disappointed. We both enjoyed a fabulous meal and great service. Enjoy!

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Top Contributor
102 reviews 102 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015 via mobile

We dined there over the weekend, it was great however the wine list was very expensive even for Ritz type venues. The food was excellent however...we enjoyed the squid ink pasta, the salmon, the scallops and the wonderful bread.

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Seattle, Washington
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160 reviews 160 reviews
119 restaurant reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015

This place gets a 2 simply because of location and decor. Other than that I would have to rate it a "0" for service. We had a large party on a weekday evening of a conference. From the moment we stepped in the staff seemed frazzled and not prepared. They ran around lost and the hostess had to come and... More 

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Justin J, General Manager at Primo, responded to this review

I hope this message finds you well, as I am extremely disappointed that this is the type of experience that you had at Primo. We hold our staff to the highest standards when it comes to service, in fact, no one is allowed to take an order except the server. Especially not our hosts stand. So when I read your... More 

Worcester, Massachusetts
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15 reviews 15 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

Primo is a refreshing change from many of the pedestrian restaurants in Orlando. The presentation of the delightful entrees is also exceptional. I had salmon and my husband had scallops. We're from Maine so we're used to good seafood and this was certainly good, not our top seafood meal ever. The prices are a little too high for what you... More 

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Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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73 reviews 73 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2015

Normally I am dubious eating at a hotel restaurant that tries to sell itself as a proper eatery but I was really impressed. I used this app and the near me now option and read the reviews and decided to take my wife there to celebrate her losing her voice ( I was celebrating - she wasn't :-) The octopus... More 

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Justin J, General Manager at Primo, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your kind words. We don't like to think of ourselves as a "Hotel" restaurant, so it is always great to hear feedback like yours. We hope to see you soon. Kind regards, Justin Jaret Primo Restaurant Manager More 

Orlando, Florida
Top Contributor
81 reviews 81 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2015

I thought the food was delicious with depth of flavor. It was the atmosphere that could be better. The restaurant seems to have just fit in the space, so they did it. It is a disconnected pathway of tables. There isn't a vibe or something to rally around. The service was good. Lackluster is how I see the restaurant as... More 

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Orlando, Florida, United States
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61 reviews 61 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2015

Primo by Chef Melissa Kelly features Italian flavors using ingredients cultivated from the resort's on-site Organic Garden. The "home-grown" Primo concept pioneered farm-to-fork dining in Orlando upon opening in 2003. The robust flavors that guests will experience are produced through classical cooking and preparation methods with strong inspiration from cuisines off the coastal regions of Italy, France and Spain. Primo... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 4040 Central Florida Parkway, JW Marriott Orlando Grande Lakes, Orlando, FL 32837
    (John Young Parkway)
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Central Florida  >  Orlando
  • Phone Number: +1 407-393-4444

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 25 - 48
  • Cuisine: Italian, Mediterranean

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Good for: Entertaining clients, Special occasions, Large groups, Romantic

Description

Primo specializes in Italian cuisine with an emphasis on fresh ingredients, an outstanding wine list and exceptional service. The restaurant features on-site organic gardens. Located at the JW Marriott Orlando, Grande Lakes with a captivating view of a tropical paradise and Greg Norman designed golf course, you will enjoy the Primo experience.
Open Hours
Sunday
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Monday
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm

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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?