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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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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.
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Good for:
Casual Elegant
Romance
Local cuisine
Special occasions
Entertaining clients
Breakfast/Brunch
Dinner
Reservations
Delivery
Late Night
Dessert

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  • 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
Most recent review
Beyond my expectations

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.

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 18, 2015
belocin
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OOB
Good for:
  • Casual Elegant
  • Romance
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Delivery
  • Late Night
  • Dessert
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508 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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OOB
Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

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.

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Camden, Maine
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229 reviews 229 reviews
165 restaurant reviews
201 helpful votes 201 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 

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Windsor, Maine
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87 reviews 87 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 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.

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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 

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Portland, Maine
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33 reviews 33 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 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 

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Brunswick, Maine
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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 

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Webster, New Hampshire
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51 reviews 51 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2014

High end dining where the dress code is tux to jeans. The food was excellent, plenty if it, very differently prepared than just any other Restuarant. Certainly a gourmet style.. I found something interesting that I likes besides the food... From the parking lot , the walk way and the front hall way you could view the kitchen. Very clean... More 

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Maine
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10 reviews 10 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014

This is an excellent restaurant we've been to on "special" occasions. The service can be a little slow but at those prices you don't want to feel rushed - it's a fine line. The food is outstanding and the wine list is impressive. We've never been disappointed.

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Boston, Massachusetts
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15 reviews 15 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014

Went here for dinner at the end of September so it was a bit off-season already - consequently less crowded than it can get during the summer. We had a heirloom tomato salad, grilled duck breast, pork saltimbocca and finished everything off with house-made cannoli. The food was absolutely delicious - I thought I wouldn't care too much for the... More 

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Roanoke, Virginia
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15 reviews 15 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2014 via mobile

I have been waiting to go to Primo for years, my best friend , who is also a foodie came for a visit and I decided perfect time. We made reservations last minute and were seated in the bar which was very nice, waitress was very nice. To my surprise the food was uneventful, and so disappointing. We didn't have... More 

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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: 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

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