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Primo

2 South Main Street, Rockland, ME 04841
207 596 0770
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Ranked #5 of 78 Restaurants in Rockland
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $30 - $30
Hours:
Wed - Sun 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Cuisines: Italian, Mediterranean
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Good for: Romance, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Dinner, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night, Dessert
Dining style: Casual Elegant
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.
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Chapel Hill, North Carolina
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52 reviews 52 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014 NEW

PRIMO has a great reputation, and it is deserved. Cozy farmhouse ambiance adds to the experience. Menu changes with the season and has many choices. The only complaint was the slowness of the service, which likely resulted from how busy the kitchen was.

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Norwalk
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46 reviews 46 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014 NEW

We had read so much about this restaurant that we made a reservation and worked our trip around it. Like others have pointed out, it is very dark and kind of confined. But, we were there for the food. The foie gras was not as fresh as we have had elsewhere and it was served with other things that made... More

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Camden, Maine
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55 reviews 55 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
101 helpful votes 101 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014 NEW

I will first say that what impressed me the most was the knowledge of the waitress holly,she knew every detail of the menu,,I asked many questions and she had no problems answering,pretty amazing,,,I won't go on into detail about the meal,we tried much and was blown away by all,everything on each plate had a reason to be their,,I grew up... More

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BostonMA
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67 reviews 67 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014 NEW

This was definitely worth the wait! We visited on Sunday night of the Columbus Day holiday weekend and took our chances on a seat in the bar dining area. We enjoyed friendly conversation and a glass of wine while waiting and were soon seated at the bar. The bartender was gracious and provided excellent suggestions and service. We enjoyed fresh... More

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Cutchogue, New York
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35 reviews 35 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014 NEW

Exceptional from start to finish. Made early reservations using Open Table - sat downstairs - Professionally staffed and served - Food to die for - Everything was exceptional. We felt blessed that as "foodies" from NY, we were given the opportunity to dine there. Forget the naysayers. Whatever problems may have occurred in the past did not repeat themselves when... More

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Pennington, NJ
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114 reviews 114 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

We first went here about five years ago and were honestly blown away. This time, not so much. Firstly, the appetizer list had mostly salad choices. Fancy salad mind you, but salad nonetheless. And salad for $13-15. Secondly, after the creative bomb that is the Portland restaurant scene we were underwhelmed by what we felt was a distinct lack of... More

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Bar Harbor, Maine
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39 reviews 39 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

This was our first experience at Primo and a night of surprises it was. We had heard so many good things about this place that for the daughters birthday my wife and I decided to treat her to this place. When we got there we were surprised by the line, even though the place hadn't opened yet. When the doors... More

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Worcester, Massachusetts
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

This last visit to Primo was just as delightful as the first. Although I have only been twice I am far from disappointed. It is pricey but not insane. Dinner for my wife and I which included 2 apps, 2 main dishes, desert and several drinks came in at $180 before tip. Not bad considering dinner and a few drinks... More

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Rockland, Maine, United States
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2014

It was lovely walking around the grounds before going in to the restaurant. The food was excellent and the service superb. Only thought was the opening of wine was a bit casual, especially as our host ordered two $200 bottles. More attention was called for. Otherwise a fabulous evening. Caution - it is very expensive. And book in advance. We... More

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Camden, Maine
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3 reviews 3 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

Primo's was the place we chose to celebrate special occasions. It WAS an event in itself, great food and service. Two weeks ago we were dismayed to consider that its reputation had gone to its head as our dinner there left us sadly disappointed. The service was awful, the peach in my appetizer was the kind after one bite, you'd... More

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