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2 S Main St, Rockland, ME 04841-3318
+1 207-596-0770
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  • Excellent73%
  • Very good13%
  • Average9%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
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2 S Main St, Rockland, ME 04841-3318
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Reviewed September 12, 2014

We had a special birthday dinner at Primo last night. The parking lot was jammed full; and we anticipated the wonderful meal that we have had there in the past. We were seated immediately; our server was a bland young man, not objectionable, but no...More

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Reviewed September 11, 2014

When you walk past the appealing wrap-around porch into the front door, you can see the automatic sliding glass doors into the kitchen and realize this is not one of your run-of-the-mill restaurants. The list of cocktails and the menu options are amazing at this...More

1  Thank Dave E
Reviewed September 6, 2014 via mobile

Service was friendly and knowledgable. The food was well presented and very fresh. Serving size was generous enough to be shareable.

2  Thank colduser
Reviewed September 2, 2014

After hearing great things about Primo for years we finally got here. We were really surprised by how many people the restaurant served. But we soon learned why it enjoys the reputation it does. Melissa Kelly, the chef/owner, touches every dish that leaves the kitchen....More

1  Thank segoldb
Reviewed August 31, 2014

The food is outstanding and the staff great but I just felt packed in. I know it’s a short season but seating shoulder to shoulder was not relaxing and it was a Monday night!. Give me some space!

Thank Peter P
Reviewed August 31, 2014

While staying at the Samoset, we decided to try this restaurant. The food is incomparable. I had the whole lobster, split, along with beautiful fresh vegetables from the farm behind the property. Service was impeccable, and ambience in this restored Victorian summer house made us...More

1  Thank Saratogajane
Reviewed August 31, 2014

A must for foodies, who'd better reserve well ahead given it's well-deserved popularity. Wonderful food centering in fresh local ingredients. The preparation and presentation are top notch. Their house libations deserve attention, esp. A full-flavored Negroni cocktail --unlike any I had previously tasted-- deserves special...More

1  Thank kaibab1
Reviewed August 25, 2014

We had heard wonderful things about Primo from friends who done there often, and we finally made it in to try for ourselves this summer. We felt like we were back in Italy! The wine selection is authentic and excellent! We dined upstairs in the...More

1  Thank Naptimeartist
Reviewed August 24, 2014 via mobile

Wow...terrific, we waited for 40 min on a wed nite and was not disappointed! The restaurant was a wonderful converted 2 story house with greenhouses and gardens for the fresh farm to table food...we had small plates which were a fantastic price and a generous...More

1  Thank kloMassachusetts
Reviewed August 23, 2014

This restaurant is not just great dining, its a great evening out. Of course you can make reservations for the more formal dining room downstairs which is ideal if you don't want to wait. We, however, decided to go the more casual upstairs dining room...More

1  Thank Barry57
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Phillip R
September 23, 2016|
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Response from LCM1 | Reviewed this property |
Business casual is what we feel comfortable in, but jeans are also acceptable.
Cen W
August 24, 2016|
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Response from Larry B | Reviewed this property |
Sundays and Thursdays! There is usually a line at opening time...
Heidi H
February 8, 2016|
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Response from Jaime H | Reviewed this property |
Hi, I think you need to call or email the restaurant itself to answer this question, I only reviewed it !
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$30 - $30
Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Local cuisine, Bar scene, Special occasions, 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: +1 207-596-0770
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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