Italian and Mediterranean inspired menu...James Beard Award winning Chef Melissa Kelly prepares Farm to Table Cuisine in a restored farmhouse. 4 Acres ... More
Primo - Rockland
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.
Visited on 9/13/07, and will definitely make the three hour drive from home to repeat this experience ... Everything, from the casual atmosphere, the great service, and unbelievable, fresh food. One of the best dining experiences I've ever had.
A very laid back atmosphere, never hurried, and thoughtful, attentive (though not overbearing) service. If you know food, you'll appreciate the attention paid to every detail.
Can't recommend highly enough!
This is an old house on a hill surrounded by gardens - very nice ambience. We'd read a number of articles about Primo and were really looking forward to it. It was disappointing, however - the duck appetizer was overcooked and too salty. The sea bass was a whole fish with little taste. The desserts sounded good, but after the experience with dinner, we were afraid to try anything more. Overall, an overpriced, disappointing experience.
My family visits Primo each year during our visit to Maine. The food is extraordinary, whether choosing fish, rabbit, duck, veal or lobster pizza! The wait staff is attentive and knowledgable about the menu and their extensive wine list. The ingredients are always fresh, as they grow most of it on their property!
The co-owners run a great kitchen but a poor restaurant.
Food and service were great but.........
This was the second time I've experienced serious, unacceptable noise problems from another table, and after travelling a long distance and paying this price I would expect the management to do something. This time it was a large group from Texas who were so loud (also singing Barbara Ann, several times) that there was an audible sigh and applause when they left.
I complained to the management after and not only did not get a reply but when I called to check on their receipt of my email encountered an argument instead about what had happened (most of her facts were dead wrong, including the name of our waitress who was also not very happy with this group). Only reply was an apology for our meal being spoiled by a large group - big deal.
Would strongly advise giving Primo a big pass, but if you must go leave immediately if there is a loud, rowdy crowd or table because the management frankly cares more about the quality of the food than the quality of the environment diners may experience.
Definitely recommend Arrows near Ogunquit and Fore Street in Portland where the food, service and atmosphere are all terrific. Worth the drive from Rockland.