August 8, 2014, marked our third trip to Primo in Rockland. We found this visit to be consistent with the other two. The menu and specials offered a wide range of gourmet cuisine. The service was of a good standard. The large wait staff is trained and professional. The prices are as high as expected. The only thing different this time is that my wife and I both remarked on the portion sizes and value. I don't think portions have changed but our reaction upon paying a $110 check was to remark on the portion size of the entree's. In my case, it was really disappointing that there was so little of the homemade spicy sausage that highlighted my pasta dish. I savored every little six or seven bits but come on! A dish like this would cost $18 - $20 at a lesser restaurant and would have had one-third more food and one wouldn't have to search for sausage. Here, the price was $30.The fact that we split a very nice salad and ordered wonderful profiteroles for desert meant we didn't leave hungry and enjoyed the experience (although our otherwise thoughtful waitress entirely forgot a second drink order and we chose not to remind her).
We would still recommend the restaurant, especially for first-timers interested in fine dining and a large and creative menu. But we both agreed that the value aspect has, for us, assumed a somewhat different and more important share of how we think of Primo. Wonderful food but just a bit of a let-down.
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