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2 S Main St, Rockland, ME 04841-3318
+1 207-596-0770
17:00 - 22:00
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Wed - Sun 17:00 - 22:00
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Reviewed 22 February 2017 via mobile

First off for someone to charge 20$ for a burger even with a couple of James Beard awards is ridiculous in itself. The burger I had came our very mid rate versus seared hard rare in the center as ordered but took for ever to come out. My friend ordered the same thing, his was cooked exactly but was so... More 

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Barcelona, Spain
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33 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
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Reviewed 31 January 2017

Everytime I eat at Primo I discover something new to inspire me to cook in my kitchen. The ambiance is fantastic and the food is top! The dishes are carefully thought and prepared with local produce and ingredients grown by the Primo family in the actual garden of the restaurant! You will always eat fresh and what's in season. For... More 

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Portland, Maine
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49 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 December 2016 via mobile

sure, they have other things, but good Lord, anything pork on the menu is simply awe-inspiring. after a seriously awesome charcuterie board, I further risked myocardial infarction and had the pork chop, which could've kept Fred Flintstone happy: oversized, cooked just right, and oh-so-very tasty! this was a noble pig, practically raised in the backyard, and shows the dedication of... More 

1 Thank Ayuh04108
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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Reviewed 2 December 2016 via mobile

My husband and I snuck an hour up the coast for a quiet weekend. Friends recommended Primo and I am so glad we listened. We were greeted at the door and given a tour of the restaurant. All the staff were so friendly and accomadting to our unique food allergy (sage, rosemary, and thyme). We ate a delicious meal in... More 

2 Thank Gracie T
Boston, Massachusetts
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29 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 29 November 2016

This was my 4th time dining at Primo. The first time was 10 years ago and it's still as amazing as it was then. There were seven of us and we all had different things so there was lot's to taste. I had the Octopus salad to start and then the Duck, both were excellent but the duck was probably... More 

1 Thank PaulRobert
Boston, Massachusetts
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 November 2016

Our hotel made reservations at Primo for Friday, November 25, 2016. We started out at the bar because our table wasn't ready (even though it was 5:30 pm, and the restaurant was empty). The women at the bar were very accommodating, the Margaritas great and the cheese/prosciuto plate was OK. That's where the good ends. We were finally moved to... More 

8 Thank DavidSolaDelValle
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6 reviews
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Reviewed 23 November 2016

We had dinner here, courtesy of the Berry Manor Inn, on our wedding night. The food was stellar, the service okay, which is why the 4 stars overall. We decided to try it again our last night in town, food was still amazing and the same waitress from the previous visit but with WAY better attitude and service! Delicious!

1 Thank Corrine M
Camden, Maine
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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Reviewed 21 November 2016

Our server, Alex was phenomenal and coupled with 2 great entrees and an awesome dessert, she made the evening for us and deserves recognition. My husband had a seafood dish that included 4 types of seafood, sorry do not remember name. I had the handrolled ricotta cavatelli with grilled primo chicken, wild mushrooms, butternut squash, tat soi, and savory and... More 

Thank Halsey
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 November 2016

Melissa Kelly is a genius in the kitchen. This 2 time James Beard winner creates amazing dishes! We love the fact that most of the menu comes right from the Primo organic gardens, their farm and the local fisherman. A real commitment to local ingredients. Price Kushner is a phenomenal pastry chef and ALL the desserts are delicious, but our... More 

1 Thank sammy860
Boston, Massachusetts
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60 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 November 2016

Given distant recommendation from colleague but knowing the $$$ I was looking forward to a very special meal that was worth it. Half the pork was inedible fat and not particularly special. The Chicken marsala was with one piece of flatened breaded chicken... what????!!!! I could have done better at Kentucky Fried Chicken frankly. Service was exceedingly slow -- we... More 

2 Thank Tom51960

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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
US$30 - US$30
Italian, American, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Bar Scene, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine
Open Hours
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?