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Primo

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2 S Main St, Rockland, ME 04841-3318
207 596 0770
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Wed - Sun 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

We visited on a recommendation from a friend and are so glad we did! After taking a little walk around, we ended up asking for a table by the bar tucked along the side of the second floor. It had a warm, relaxed vibe - and bonus - we could order from the bar menu and restaurant menu. The food... More 

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Osprey Florida
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Our reservation was made weeks before we arrived on a late September weekday evening for our 7:30 reservation. The hostess was distracted and nearly rude, leaving us to stand at the desk wondering what was wrong and whether she had our reservation. She returned to tell us that the table we'd reserved had just received their dessert and that there... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

We came to Maine to eat lobster but after a few nights we wanted something else. Primo's is as good as it gets, actually better than lobster. We had pollock the chef had caught with lemon capers that was phenomenal and saltimbocca that was to die for. We also had the farmers salad and onion soup. Both were indescribably good.... More 

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Brewster, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

This was our second visit to Primo. I rarely give a five star review, but I can't find anything to complain about. The food, service and atmosphere were excellent. We will return next year when visiting the area.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

My wife and I went there not sure what to expect and all I can say is that if had they been open on Monday we would have went back to dine there again. If you're staying in the Central Coast I would recommend to anyone eating here. We made reservations and the hostess offered for us to have a... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Primo is why I stay in or near Rockland -- it's absolutely worth the trip. It's one of my top 10 favorite restaurants in the country. Great, energetic atmosphere (locals apparently love it) and consistently delicious food.

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Presque Isle, Maine
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

we had heard lots of good reports from friends who had dined at primo, but nothing could prepare us for the experience-every dish was excellent-as was the service-extremely busy, but everything was handled perfectly-flavor and freshness of the food was amazing-can't wait to go back

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Fairhaven MA
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Eight of us had dinner here recently. There are relatively few fine dining choices in this part of the world, and our local guests rated Primo as the best. I chose chocuterie followed by duck breast. The chocuterie was interesting, several small samples with pickled vegetables. I tried an octopus appitizer that I liked a lot. The duck breast was... More 

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Excelsior, Minnesota
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This was our third time at Primo, we expected to our socks knocked off. I was disappointed I love good steak tartare and saw online that they had it at the bar upstairs. I asked as I could order and was told yes. I was so very disappointed I was served a tasteless tough piece of almost ground beef. I... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is one of the best meals I have had in my life. I went with several of the specials that night that included the octopus appetizer & squid ink pasta with uni & crab. My husband had watermelon & pork belly salad & blue fin tuna entree. Everything was very creative & flavorful & included several things grown right... More 

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Restaurant Details

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
Average prices
$30 - $30
Cuisine
Italian, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, American, Mediterranean
Meals
Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Private Dining
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Special occasions, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Romantic
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
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
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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?