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.
Book On TripAdvisor Bonus Book your hotel on TripAdvisor — then save 20% on things to do for your trip. Use code BOOKTOSAVE.


Certificate of Excellence
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Get directions
2 S Main St, Rockland, ME 04841-3318
207 596 0770
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Closed now
All hours
Wed - Sun 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
More Info
Add Photo Write a Review

714 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveler rating
Traveler type
Time of year
  • More
Showing 708: English reviews
Level Contributor
4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

If you want to eat the best meal of your life, book a reservation at Primo. Be sure to plan well ahead because the word is out. Its a reason into itself for visiting Rockland, Maine.

Thank Mark L
Cotswolds, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
21 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Our New England cousin treated 13 of us to a celebratory dinner at Primo my mother's 75th birthday and an overdue reunion of American and English cousins. It was a perfect setting for the gathering, a semi-private room upstairs in the restaurant, quiet enough to chat but still within the buzz of this popular destination. We devoured the menu -... More 

Thank angielala17
Grand Haven, Michigan
Level Contributor
3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We arrived at a busy time but were able to sit on the porch as we waited to be seated. The food was one of a kind and we all ordered different entrees so we could each sample more interesting dishes. No room for the tempting desserts but the surprise home made marshmallow with passion fruit brought to us topped... More 

Thank StevenRuth1975
Wallingford, PA
Level Contributor
10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Had a terrific dinner! Expectation was high based on its reviews, but they were met. Excellent food, good and friendly service, great wines, lovely setting.

Thank Mary H
Santa Monica, California
Level Contributor
36 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We have dined here 3 times, always ending up in the unreserved upstairs area because the regular dining room books up days if not weeks in advance (fair warning). The downstairs looks like typical white tablecloth formal dining. The vibe upstairs is relaxed and warm, whether in the bar area or in one of the various separate rooms. One advantage... More 

Thank WrldtrvlrBH
Sedgwick, Maine
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

We were a group of 8 in an upstairs room. Service was wonderful and personal. And the food was everything we had been told it would be. Some had been to Primo before and some were there for the first time. All 8 foodies left happy.

Thank bagaducemom
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Primo's has to be one of the best restaurants I've been to in a very long time. The food and drinks are outstanding. Every meal is memorable and every bite savored. Recently I had ordered the duck and I have to say it was one of the best meals I've had out. The other night I tried the pizza that... More 

Thank marie w
Jupiter, Florida
Level Contributor
34 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

We were staying in Rockland and had 2015 reservations. We arrived early and unfortunately we were seated about 15 minutes past our reservation time. Dinner went promptly once we were seated. We were greeted in a professional and welcoming manner. Once we placed our orders, my husband and I received our salads in a timely manner. Our main courses also... More 

Thank janicemarieflygirl
Sharpsburg, Maryland
Level Contributor
44 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We have eaten in many high-concept, high-end farm-to-table restaurants owned by famous chefs in large cities, but finding one in the village of Rockland, Maine was unexpected. The chef owns 2 other locations in Orlando, FL and Austin, TX. Reservations are apparently far in advance, but we showed up right at opening to sit upstairs where they take no reservations,... More 

Thank Bobbrooksster
new york city
Level Contributor
25 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

really what's left to say that hasn't been said ? this is a world-class restaurant in tiny rockland Maine . I am a fishetarian. the veg dishes are simple yet creative, and outstanding. fish soup was unparalleled. amazing fruit crostada for dessert . etc . a destination restaurant

Thank taconic26

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

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing
Improve this listing

Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$30 - $30
Italian, American, Mediterranean
Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Private Dining
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Business meetings, Romantic, Special occasions, Local cuisine
Open Hours
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2 S Main St, Rockland, ME 04841-3318
  • Location: United States  >  Maine (ME)  >  Mid Coast Maine  >  Rockland
  • Phone Number: 207 596 0770
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.

Questions & Answers

Here's what previous visitors have asked, with answers from representatives of Primo and other visitors
3 questions
Ask a question
Presque isle maine
Los Angeles, California
over a year ago

See all questions (3)

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?