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2 S Main St, Rockland, ME 04841-3318
207 596 0770
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Wed - Sun 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Irvine, CA
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112 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

It is truly sad to witness the very serious decline of this once excellent restaurant. We've been several times over the past many years and have always had at least a very good experience. Our recent experience at Primo was dreadful on many levels, indeed shockingly so. We arrived a few minutes early for a 7:30 reservation and were told... More 

Thank Joseph L
Santa Cruz, CA
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We chose to eat upstairs in the bar area and had a fabulous meal! We enjoyed the option of ordering smaller portions rather than the main menu options.

Thank quiltingatty
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24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

We drove an hour and a half to come to primo after hearing so much rave about this place. We made reservations in advance which is recommended. There was plenty of parking and we walked around the farm before going in for dinner. The restaurant is very cool as it is in an old victorian home. Our waitress was Alex... More 

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Verbier, Switzerland
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Carefully curated menu- much of it homegrown Knowledgable staff Excellent wine list Sophisticated decor Buzzy clientele

Thank Buttercup1936
Grand Blanc, Michigan
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12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

What a fabulous meal. Started with oysters which your typical pemaquid- fresh and salty. Also got an in house made sausage link which was very interesting with a pop of ginger! Added nice spice. I got the chicken (raised on site) and fresh made pasta which local mushrooms which was rich but not to heavy. My husband got duck which... More 

Thank kesimm
Presque Isle, Maine
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19 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

Chef must be away. I asked to see the apps from the bar and server checked with her manager and said I would have to move to the bar. We are in an old farmhouse, same kitchen, really? I have been to this location and Orlando many times, so very disappointed

Thank Bettycrocker1024
Chicopee, Massachusetts
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6 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Every moment at Primo was magical! The converted farmhouse had a unique feel that started from the brussel sprouts blooming out of planter on the porch. Unfortunately the rain kept me from exploring the farm and giving the pigs love and cuddles. Chef Melissa Kelly made sure our night was special, from the Salmon tartare amuse bouche, to the oysters,... More 

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morris plains, nj
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20 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Our visit to Primo was perfection, from the charming person who took our over the phone reservation to our hostess to our expert server, and finally to the glorious food. I had a lovely halibut dish that was simply the most delicious meal I've eaten in a long time. Highly recommended.

Thank squillaba
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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15 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Very difficult to get a reservation. Book well in advance!! Unfortunately they overbooked so when we arrived for our dinner reservation we had to wait - and no space available for waiting - all bar areas were full so we had to line the hallway and have staff and customers squeezing past us...The wine list is extensive - but primarily... More 

Thank Richard P
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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5 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

You can go to Primo's any time from May to December and be sure you will have the finest locally grown cuisine you will ever experience. Last night I had a dozen oysters (dollar oyster night Sun and Thur) and a small dish of grits with a ragu sauce that was superior. It was all I needed but you avoid... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$30 - $30
Italian, American, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Special occasions, Local cuisine, Bar scene, Romantic
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.

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