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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 yesterday

Yes, this restaurant is a bit pricy but worth every cent. Consistent hight quality levels of food and service. Owner ( Melissa) is the chef. I would suggest that if you want to make a reservation on a weekend, make that reservation a few weeks...More

Thank Burton R
Reviewed 2 days ago

We have been trying to dine here for years but because of the way our conference is set up Monday is the only night we could go and they are closed. This year we decided we were going to eat here and after all the...More

Thank MaineMan2Maine
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I heard about Primo from a friend and was excited to take my group of 15 there. Unfortunately, this restaurant did not live up to the hype. A dinner for 15 took us almost 3 hours, bc our server kept disappearing. We didn't even have...More

Thank Stephanie R
Reviewed 1 week ago

Make a reservation far in advance and definitely eat here if in the area. Fabulous food, nice reasonable wine list, great desserts. Efficient service-server too busy to really engage wth us so could be improved. I heard another table ask her what was good and...More

Thank Debra M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We love the bar and don’t mind waiting for a seat if necessary. Sunday night oysters at a dollar each are delectable (wild damariscotta most recently) with champagne. After a selection of appetizers and zeppoles for dessert, we were happily sated. Primo never lets us...More

Thank Esta C
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

As a reservation we booked two months in advance, we had high hopes for this farm-to-table restaurant. It did not disappoint. Started with one of the best bourbon cocktails I’ve ever had – New Old Fashioned – loved that it was made Woodford Reserve, limoncello,...More

Thank Kasu17
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Primo came highly recommended by our innkeeper for good reason. The food is truly fresh, original and extremely well prepared. Maybe that's why it is so hard to get a table. The word is out! With so many really good places to eat in Rockland,...More

Thank HLA70
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My wife and I reserved a table weeks in advance to celebrate our anniversary. Our cocktails (mezcal margarita and ginger mule) were excellent. The fig pizza was good but not great. Our whipped goat cheese salad was a disaster but was quickly addressed and remedied....More

Thank Edelan
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We were so looking forward to a visit to Primo and it was enjoyable. We had heard about it for a long time. The framed certificates and magazine covers on the wall attest to its fame. Maybe there was too much hype but it wasn't...More

Thank Ceilidh53
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If you are within an hour's drive of Rockland, Maine, do go to Primo. We had a fabulous dinner up in the casual restaurant. Wonderful pasta, great Italian wines. It was perfect. So wonderful to find it in the midst of Seafood Land.

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Questions & Answers
Phillip R
23 September 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
24 August 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
8 February 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
US$30 - US$30
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Bar Scene
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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