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2 South Main Street, Rockland, ME 04841
207 596 0770
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5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Wed - Sun 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Breakfast, Dessert, Delivery, Late Night, Reservations
Description: Italian and Mediterranean inspired menu...James Beard Award winning Chef...
Italian and Mediterranean inspired menu...James Beard Award winning Chef Melissa Kelly prepares Farm to Table Cuisine in a restored farmhouse. 4 Acres of kitchen gardens, heritage pigs & chickens supply the restaurant with the freshest ingredients. Primo is both a gem to our local clientele as well as a culinary destination for food lovers in search of casually elegant dining. Supporting local and sustainable farms & businesses. Creative & seasonal cocktails, artisanal breads, handmade pastas, gelato and much more. Sundays and Thursdays come for $1 oyster night at the bar or join us for our small plates menu at our new Antipasti Counter. WE HAVE 40-50 SEATS AVAILABLE FOR GUESTS DROPPING IN WITHOUT RESERVATIONS.....THERE IS ALWAYS A PLACE !!! Private Salon on the second floor for up to 14 guests or reserve one of the original parlor rooms. Make a reservation or feel free to drop in to our lounge area.
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Primo is Primo!

This was only our second time here, and it was as good as it was last year. We shared three apps--a perfect foie gras (seared,) the pork belly (a little overcooked) and the deep fried chicken livers (with house pickles, watermelon radish, greens, and mustard sauce.) The excellent grilled swordfish... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 30, 2015
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Good for:
  • Special occasions
  • Local cuisine
  • Romantic
  • Entertaining clients
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San Anselmo
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

This was only our second time here, and it was as good as it was last year. We shared three apps--a perfect foie gras (seared,) the pork belly (a little overcooked) and the deep fried chicken livers (with house pickles, watermelon radish, greens, and mustard sauce.) The excellent grilled swordfish was perfectly cooked on a bed of farro, artichoke hearts,... More 

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Austin, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015 NEW

Like many things in life, one gets enjoyment from an evening at a fine restaurant if one has mentally prepared themselves to relax, enjoy and then indeed it will be a great evening. However, if one wants to bark about this detail and that detail not going exactly their way, then the evening will be less successful. Fortunately, Primo gives... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015

Absolutely amazing menu comprised of the freshest food around. Seafood is spectacular too. Been here many times and also the Orlando location. Never a dull moment or bad meal. This is the art of a great meal. Enjoy!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015

Decor& venue interesting. Service staff friendly and helpful. Menu Varied and appealing. We enjoyed the light fare appetizers. Presentation and portion size were perfect as we did not want a full dinner. The only downsides were the noise and crowded space so servers and diners are closely packed. Neither will prevent us from returning. Overall a good effort on their... More 

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New York
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 135 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015

Over the past few years, our visits to Primo have been a mixed bag... good enough that we keep coming back, but not always the perfection we expect from a restaurant with such a reputation. This time it was perfect. We sat upstairs in the bar area and ordered from both the regular and bar menus. Everything was amazing. The... More 

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Houston, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2015

My husband and I celebrated our 40th anniversary at Primo. We are from Houston, Texas where there are great restaurants and hoped this would be good. It was great. My husband had steak and I had fish. The food and ambience were delightful. We were seated upstairs near the bar area at a table near a window in a small... More 

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Arlington, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2015

farm to table - literally. Pigs and chickens out back of this charming farmhouse exterior with a happening, urban-chic interior and fabulous menu and staff. Will return the next time i am in the area.

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Stoneham, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2015

I have been told about Primo several years ago as a "must visit" and I finally made it there. My husband and I had a great experiance and I would recommend it to anyone. The grounds were beautiful (from what we can tell in the dark), food was amazing and service professional, friendly and quick. I had squid stuffed with... More 

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Fairfax, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2015

The food is beyond fantastic. Have been twice and always over satisfied with all their courses. Couldn't ask for a more charming restaurant.

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Freeport, Maine
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2015

My first trip to Primo; my wife's second. We celebrated our 28th anniversary with a a table overlooking the garden, a fabulous dinner, and great service. Excellent wine selection, too.

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Additional Information about Primo

Address: 2 South Main Street, Rockland, ME 04841
Phone Number: 207 596 0770
Location: United States  >  Maine (ME)  >  Mid Coast Maine  >  Rockland
Open Hours:
Sunday 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Average Prices: USD 30 - 30
Cuisine: Italian, Mediterranean

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 2 South Main Street, Rockland, ME 04841
  • Location: United States  >  Maine (ME)  >  Mid Coast Maine  >  Rockland
  • Phone Number: 207 596 0770

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 30 - 30
  • Cuisine: Italian, Mediterranean

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Good for: Special occasions, Local cuisine, Romantic, Entertaining clients

Description

Italian and Mediterranean inspired menu...James Beard Award winning Chef Melissa Kelly prepares Farm to Table Cuisine in a restored farmhouse. 4 Acres of kitchen gardens, heritage pigs & chickens supply the restaurant with the freshest ingredients. Primo is both a gem to our local clientele as well as a culinary destination for food lovers in search of casually elegant dining. Supporting local and sustainable farms & businesses. Creative & seasonal cocktails, artisanal breads, handmade pastas, gelato and much more. Sundays and Thursdays come for $1 oyster night at the bar or join us for our small plates menu at our new Antipasti Counter. WE HAVE 40-50 SEATS AVAILABLE FOR GUESTS DROPPING IN WITHOUT RESERVATIONS.....THERE IS ALWAYS A PLACE !!! Private Salon on the second floor for up to 14 guests or reserve one of the original parlor rooms. Make a reservation or feel free to drop in to our lounge area.
Open Hours
Sunday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm

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