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“Missing this restaurant!”
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Ranked #3 of 89 Restaurants in Rockland
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $30 - $30
Cuisines: Italian, Mediterranean
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Restaurant details
Good for: Local cuisine, Romantic, Special occasions
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Breakfast, Delivery, Reservations
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.
Hartselle, Alabama
Level 3 Contributor
15 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Missing this restaurant!”
Reviewed June 19, 2014

We visited this restaurant in May and June of 2013 and have recently been missing it! On our first visit, we had a reservation for the downstairs dining room and had the baseball cut NY strip and the pork saltimbocca. Both were perfection, as were the zeppoles for dessert! We then came back later in the week to try the lounge menu and had a wonderful time trying the small plates! We love supporting farm-to-table, especially when it tastes like this! Delightful!

  • Visited July 2013
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Great Falls, Virginia
Level 3 Contributor
11 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Primo--dining gem of New England, at least”
Reviewed June 17, 2014

We've been to Primo several times now and each visit is as fresh and innovative as the last. With garden-to-table dining, you can tell the difference and it's a dramatic one. I love arugula; and just last week at Primo I had a salad with arugula, creamy mozzarello, fresh mission figs and lighter-than-air dressing. It was one of the best salads I've ever eaten. Pastas are silken, with imaginative toppings that range from seafood to duck bolognese; they are available in both entree or appetizer size. Seafood is used imaginatively without compromising its basic goodness. Chef Kelley runs a superb kitchen. She also has an extraordinary staff--astute and low key, knowledgeable, gracious, caring without being cloying. While this restaurant is a recognized gem in the culinary world, and deservedly so, we always feel welcome and comfortable there--no pretense, no attitude. Just truly wonderful food. Bravo!

  • Visited June 2014
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16 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“excellent restaurant”
Reviewed June 17, 2014

This is a fabulous restaurant with great food and service. If you sit upstairs you get access to the small plate menu and the downstairs more formal method. Upstairs you can also see the cooking area for the small plates. They keep this area for walk in diners (we got there early to sit upstairs). Staff was very well informed. Ordered off both menus and food was excellent. Can get more reasonable priced meal upstairs with small plates. Great assortment. Menu changes daily. Local sourcing from farms. Get here if you can. Reservations are necessary (except for walk in area) far in advance.

  • Visited June 2014
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1 Thank Gibpcm
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Durham, New Hampshire
Level 6 Contributor
209 reviews
155 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
“As delightful as ever”
Reviewed June 11, 2014

Primo is celebrating its 15th year in providing innovative, locally sourced food and my hat is off to them. We have been coming since it opened and it continues to impress and not take its success lightly.

  • Visited June 2014
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2 Thank B F H
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“A foodie's paradise!”
Reviewed June 9, 2014

When we travel we try to avoid the chain restaurants and always try to sample the 'local flavor'. When we were in Rockland, Maine some friends recommended Primo. As soon as we drove up to to the restaurant we knew it was something special. We arrived early for our reservation and took a few minutes to walk around the restaurant's working farm: they grow their own herbs, vegetables, flowers and also raise pigs, chickens and ducks. While we were there one of the chefs walked out from the kitchen to fresh pick some herbs (I assume for a dish he was preparing).
Once we got inside, the service was excellent. The staff was very professional and friendly. They seem to really love what they do. My wife has a number of food allergies and they were VERY attentive to make sure that the items she ordered were exactly to her liking.
The food was absolutely delicious. It was obviously prepared with the kind of care and creativity that only comes from having an onsite chef/owner. Each dish was an elegant and unique combination of fresh, local flavors. Everyone in our party of seven absolutely loved it.
Highly recommended!!

  • Visited June 2014
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