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

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
11 reviews 11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 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
15 reviews 15 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 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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Rockland, Maine
12 reviews 12 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

Truly a dining experience. Between the excellent food and the service, it is a fantastic experience. You'll be greeted with a smile, the service is friendly and they know their meals and ingredients and the food and deserts are phenomenal. My favorite is in November when they butcher the pigs they raise on the grounds as well as the vegetables... More

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Aliso Viejo, CA
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60 reviews 60 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2014

This is the best restaurant in this part of mid-coast Maine. It is slightly expensive for the area, but provides good value for what you get. Ample and sizeable portions, especially if you're hungry. Very high quality dishes and presentations. Everything is seasonal, fresh and locally-sourced. Very nice and creative cocktails, and a good wine list. Advance reservations are a... More

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San Antonio, Texas
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98 reviews 98 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2014

Primo simply does not disappoint. My wife and I dined there on Sunday, Oct.26 and enjoyed superior food and excellent service. Previously, we had dined in the bar upstairs, but this night we were seated in the lovely and tasteful back dining room. The only disappointment this night was the selection of red wines by the glass. We are becoming... More

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Senior Contributor
22 reviews 22 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2014

My husband and I ate here on a Sunday evening while we were staying at a bed and breakfast in town. The B&B had made the reservation for us and had informed the restaurant that we were celebrating our anniversary and they acknowledged that. Which was very nice. We had a very knowledgeable waiter who made us feel very comfortable,... More

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Medford, Massachusetts
11 reviews 11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2014

We recently celebrated our 32 nd year together and had the celebration at Primo. The food was outstanding and the service 5 star. We sat in the houses original dining room, very cool house. If you are ever in the Rockland , Maine area you must dine here!

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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184 reviews 184 reviews
139 restaurant reviews
105 helpful votes 105 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2014 via mobile

Primo deserves its outstanding reputation. The food is as good here as it is in New York's finest restaurants. The service is knowledgeable and attentive and the dinner is expertly paced. I had the outstanding Apple salad and one of the best pasta dishes I have ever had. All of my dining companions raved about their entrees as well. You... More

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Stamford, Connecticut, United States
16 reviews 16 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014

we enjoyed four meals in their upstairs bar/lounge area where you can enjoy informal accommodations and the ability to eat from the bar and the main menu. Pasta dishes and desserts were exceptional -

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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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