We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Primo

Certificate of Excellence
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Your filters are still active.
There are no pins in your viewport. Try moving the map or changing your filters.
Get directions
2 South Main Street, Rockland, ME 04841
207 596 0770
Website
Improve this listing
Today
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Open now
See all hours
Hours:
Wed - Sun 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Dinner, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night, Dessert
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.
read more
Good for:
Casual Elegant
Romance
Local cuisine
Special occasions
Entertaining clients

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 512 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 353
    Excellent
  • 73
    Very good
  • 54
    Average
  • 19
    Poor
  • 13
    Terrible
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
Absolutely superb

We've eaten at Primo a dozen times during the past decade. Without exception, the meals have been wonderful ... the whole experience has been superb. The menu is varied ... something for every taste. Natural ingredients come from the on-site nursery. Checkens also are raised on site. And the... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 11, 2015
dsvm
,
Columbus, Ohio
Good for:
  • Casual Elegant
  • Romance
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Delivery
  • Late Night
  • Dessert
Add Photo Write a Review

512 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Date | Rating
  • English first
  • French first
  • Korean first
  • Russian first
  • Any
English first
Columbus, Ohio
Reviewer
5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015

We've eaten at Primo a dozen times during the past decade. Without exception, the meals have been wonderful ... the whole experience has been superb. The menu is varied ... something for every taste. Natural ingredients come from the on-site nursery. Checkens also are raised on site. And the desserts are to die for.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Owls Head, Maine
Reviewer
3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

The most fantastic, creative, and inspired farm to table meal in Maine. The menu changes daily to ensure only the freshest most seasonal ingredients. The bar and antipasti room (no reservations) open at 5, and dinner at 5:30. The Desserts are to Die for. The chef, Melissa Kelly, has won two James beard awards and if you arrive early you... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Rockland, Maine
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

Be prepared to relax and enjoy a tranquil atmosphere while having the finest food. I can't say enough about how flavorful each and every meal I’ve ever had there. But also be prepared for the check, you do get what you pay for at this establishment but for the common person, it could be over budget.

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Appleton, Maine
Senior Contributor
24 reviews 24 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

This restaurant is in an old victorian home which is beautifully redone to suit fine dining downstairs or more relaxed service upstairs. This is. Farm to table set up and the food is amazing! The service is excellent even when they are jammed packed. I definately recommend reservations!

Was this review helpful? Yes
OOB
Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015 via mobile

This restaurant changed my perspective on what food can taste like. I cannot say enough words to praise the chefs and their creations. I love this restaurant.

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Camden, Maine
Top Contributor
244 reviews 244 reviews
176 restaurant reviews
219 helpful votes 219 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2015

After a few years of wanting to try New year's Brunch we finally did just that. The welcome was warm even though the place was hopping. We sat at the upstairs bar while our table was prepared. The Bloody Marys were amazing with their pickled okra on the stick-yum. Little details are what Primo excels at-from the seating, the food... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Windsor, Maine
Top Contributor
93 reviews 93 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

We went back to Primo for a family celebration. We were not disappointed. Our party of six was seated in a side dining room which made it particularly intimate and cozy. Each of us had an outstanding meal. It was truly a special meal for a special occasion.

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Contributor
11 reviews 11 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2014

I loved the whole concept of this restaurant. Antique farmhouse with inviting decor inside that seems to go on and on with each room you go through. I like the idea of locally sourced products especially the farm that's attached to the back of the property. Staff very knowledgeable and the food was delicious. The one thing that I was... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Portland, Maine
Senior Contributor
33 reviews 33 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2014

We went to Primo this past weekend for my birthday. Many of our friends rave about it so we thought it would be a nice change. The building itself is beautifully decorated on the outside for Christmas. Inside, the entry hallway is rather narrow and it felt awkwardly crowded to try to take off our coats and give them to... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Brunswick, Maine
Contributor
11 reviews 11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

Primo is one of the best restaurants we've encountered. It never disappoints. The meat, produce and fish are all locally sourced, much of it from Primo's own farm behind the restaurant. The food is beautifully presented, interestingly conceived and alive with flavor. The service is consistently exceptional and the ambience comfortable and inviting. If you're in the mid-coast area, don't... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes

Travelers who viewed Primo also viewed

Rockland, Mid Coast Maine
Rockland, Mid Coast Maine
 
Rockland, Mid Coast Maine
Rockland, Mid Coast Maine
 

Been to Primo? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Register now for free — and start getting automatic notification of new reviews, responding to traveler feedback, adding new photos to your listing and much more.

Manage your listing
Improve this listing

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: Romance, Local cuisine, Special occasions, 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

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from Primo staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?