Primo - Rockland
WOWThis is one of the best restaurants I've ever been to. It's not what I would expect to find in an area like Rockland, me butit's worth a long trip to get here.5/19/2013 12:00:00 AMthe BESTThat was the BEST meal I've eaten in a long, long time. I will dream of the saltimbocca and banana cream 'pie'. Everything was top-notch and the staff's professionalism (and smiles) made the evening that much more enjoyable. We'll be back. Soon!5/19/2013 12:00:00 AM35th wedding anniversaryMy husband and I had never been to Primo's, but decided to go based on multiple recommendations, to celebrate our 35th wedding anniversary. It was wonderful. If we had known a little more about the place, we would have arrived earlier to have time to walk around the gardens and also to have a cocktail upstairs in the great bar area. The food was beautifully presented and absolutely delicious. The service was impeccable. We will definitely be back.5/18/2013 12:00:00 AMThe food was great, the staffThe food was great, the staff knowledgeable, but it took 2 1/4 hours for our meal. Too long in our opinion. It was busy for sure but that is no excuse. I would still go back, and the next time hope things moved along a little faster.5/18/2013 12:00:00 AMExcellent food, wait staffExcellent food, wait staff was amazing! My out of town girl friends were very impressed with the entire evening! Thank you all!5/18/2013 12:00:00 AMMake a reservation to experience!After reading online reviews and a recommendation from a local B&B, my husband and I knew we had to experience for ourselves. We were intrigued by learning that the restaurant is sited on 7 acres of farm land where the owner grows and supplies their own food. The dishes all had a unique twist/pairing. Our dishes were fresh and scrumptious! We enjoyed an after dinner drink during reverse happy hour in the tavern which has a great ambiance and friendly bartender.5/18/2013 12:00:00 AMWhen You DreamPrimo is just a perfect place to dine. Everything about it is great, including an interesting menu, prepared and served just as you'd imagine it in your mind if you were making up a perfect dining experience.5/17/2013 12:00:00 AMspectacular!!everyone says that they do farm to table at their restaurants...but Melissa Kelly does it well!!!From first to last bite every flavor flowed with the next. make sure to try the octopus!! we will try to come as many times as we can!5/17/2013 12:00:00 AMRocking in RocklandPRIMO is primo! A great food experience. Everything we ordered was excellent and creative.
And then we learned that the restaurant is open late. They have a specials in the bar beginning at 9 pm. Where in Maine does any fine restaurant stay open late??5/16/2013 12:00:00 AMNever a better meal!This was only my second time at Primo, but it won't be my last! Great service, wonderful atmosphere and the absolutely best food! The chef's recent "Best Chef Northeast" award was very well-deserved and tells you all you need to know about this fantastic restaurant. If you've been here, go again! If not, go!5/15/2013 12:00:00 AMPrimo SupprimoAn outstanding mid-coast Maine find. Fully lived up to chef's reputation. Provides diners with unusual choice of quiet dining downstairs and vibrant bar dining upstairs.5/15/2013 12:00:00 AMOutstanding Food!This was our second time at Primo and the food is wonderful. The restaurant is clean and nicely decorated and the gardens are lovely to look at while dining. We found there were lots of regulars, so people do come back. The food just can't be beat and the desserts are scrumptious.5/12/2013 12:00:00 AMExquisite!I had read about Primo and Chef Melissa Kelly which is why my friend and I booked the weekend in Rockland (a gem!). So, we had high expectations for our dining experience before we arrived at the beautiful Victorian house surrounded by gardens. All of them were surpassed by the end of the evening. From the warm welcome when we arrived to the attentive but not cloying service at table to the spectacular food, it was an impressive evening. We are already planning a return visit next year!5/11/2013 12:00:00 AMterrific as usualPrimo has never failed to be extraordinary dining, and we have been coming close to thirteen years. It has been a culinary adventure watching Melissa and Price mature and expand. They have created a gem which they polish nightly. This was opening weekend, and the only complaint was the pace was too slow. We spent nearly 3 hours, with another couple. A little long for us, but in European terms, the usual all evening dinner. We love coming here, and are never disappointed. Now that Primo has won the James Beard award, I am sure the wait for a reservation will be even longer! But do wait. It is well worth it....5/11/2013 12:00:00 AMAlways my favorite restaurant.Wanted to make it opening night and everything was once again outstanding. Congrats to Melissa for her second James Breard award!5/10/2013 12:00:00 AMOpening night 2013We hit the opening by chance and were impressed with the smooth running of the entire 3 hours we spent enjoying the food and service. My wife went with something new/2 somethings old in the oyster stew appetizer, the saltimbocca main and the budino cake dessert - all of which she enjoyed immensely because of the good taste and texture contrasts and the presentation. Similarly for my wild garlic pasta, wild boar main and rhubarb crostata abetted by an apt wine recommended by our waiter. The inclusion of items from the surrounding gardens - from the honey in the cocktail to many items on the plates and in the preparations - adds great flavor and texture to the experience.5/10/2013 12:00:00 AMthe best restaurant in MaineHands down. The flavors, the freshness, the pride, ambiance, and just everything. The best!!9/30/2012 12:00:00 AM