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Primo Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.primograndelakes.com
  • Phone: (407) 393-4444
  • Hours of Operation: Dinner daily 6-10 p.m.
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Italian
  • Executive Chef: Melissa Kelly
  • Dress Code: Business Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Farm to Table, Non-Smoking Area, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Smoking Area, Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Private Party Facilities: Primo can accommodate up to 45 guests with a pre-selected menu in a enclosed and private area. Wine parings are optional. Minimum $1,800 per party.
  • Private Party Contact: Melissa Overdorf (407) 393-4683

Getting there

  • Cross Street: John Young Parkway
  • Parking: Valet
  • Parking Details: Self parking also available.
A word from Primo
Primo specializes in Italian cuisine with an emphasis on fresh ingredients, an outstanding wine list and exceptional service. The restaurant features on-site organic gardens. Located at the JW Marriott Orlando, Grande Lakes with a captivating view of a tropical paradise and Greg Norman designed golf course, you will enjoy the Primo experience.Continued
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerItalian
Diner Reviews
  • "I would NOT recommend the Bar at Primo. As we discovered, Unless you are sitting down to eat dinner the blonde bartender lady will ignore you. Thankfully we had reservations so after 10 minutes of waiting we left the bar. The meal was incredible as was the wine list. The manager on duty, Dillon was very helpful. On this night we celebrated a Fun birthday with our friends Michael and Rob. We all loved the fresh local and organic items. Very tasty. Our waiter was very attentive to us in spite of having to work several tables. Seems like he was always close by to fll our water glasses or wine. - Also keep an eye out for a complainer. a table close by was complaining that there was too much ice in the iced tea. Huh?"
    Dined on 7/26/2014
  • "Superb restaurant, great food, excellent service. Never saw it coming inside the hotel. Staff made it fun, Menu was really well done with lots of local items and huge selection of small plates. Great for sharing."
    Dined on 7/20/2014
  • "This started the birthday celebrations for my wife. I ordered a bottle of 2004 Dom to kick off the night. The manager brought over a couple food items to warm up the food palate. If you like carpacio you would have been impressed. All of the dishes we had this night were very good. We are already looking forward to dinner there again in 2 weeks with our pals Michael and Rob to celebrate Michael's bday."
    Dined on 7/11/2014
  • "If you are staying at Grande Lakes, Primo is a very good dining option. I dine at Primo all the time"
    Dined on 7/5/2014
  • "My wife and I go to the JW often and Primo is always amazing. The Farm House Salad is out of this world with the different flavours and textures, awesome wine selection and house made pasta as well. You can't go wrong with Primo!"
    Dined on 7/3/2014
  • "This restaurant was a great evening for a special occasion. The food was outstanding and our server Brandon just did everything to make the evening special."
    Dined on 6/28/2014
  • "Under the guise of being an Organic high end restaurant the only thing this establishment can deliver is a High Price. My party had been supplied the mouth water descriptions of delectable dinner appetizers and entrees, when the food arrived is was very basic and easily prepared food given a fancy name and if by chance you may be hungry this is certainly not the place for you, we are talking super small portions. I personally ordered the duck and when the plate arrived I was shocked to see two small slivers of duck covered with vegetables to make the portion look larger. If for some reason you do go, one more thing don’t bring the kids...they’ll get even smaller portions with a hefty price tag….If in Orlando… stay clear of this one!"
    Dined on 6/26/2014
  • "Saltimbocca out of this world delicious. Excellent service."
    Dined on 6/25/2014
  • "We found Primo to be everything that we expected. The food was a sensual experience. I had the foie gras appetizer and it just melted in my mouth releasing flavor that was light to the taste. The fish was fresh and the sambucca was cooked to perfection. We topped off the meal with chocolate cannoli and creme fraiche flan. The service was attentive. Bon appetite!"
    Dined on 6/25/2014
  • "The food was very good and the service great. The chicken was delicious."
    Dined on 6/13/2014
  • "We have dined hear a few years ago, and had great memoirs of it. We were not disappointed, the food was wonderful. Served by a very professional and friendly staff. Will definitely be back when we are in Orlando. The duck was the best we have ever eaten."
    Dined on 6/13/2014
  • "Very nice meal as usual. I was a little disappointed that they charged for my son's birthday dessert, especially considering how much we spent on the meal."
    Dined on 6/9/2014
  • "Surprised my wife with an Anniversary Dinner at Primo. Overall AWESOME experience from the moment we walked in the door. I had arranged for some flowers to be on the table through an outside agency and everything went over GREAT! The ladies helping us choose wine and food were second to none! Thanks Ladies. Great food, wine and dessert!! We will be back when we are in Orlando again. Cheers!"
    Dined on 6/4/2014
  • "Had an amazing experience at Primo. The food was excellent, we had the farmers salad which came with a poached egg, we also had the 12 oz New York strip, which was cooked and seasoned to perfection. The rabbit pasta was also enjoyed as well as the amazing dessert(espresso float)The service was great and our server explained the menu to us before hand and took great care of us. Through out the meal, the chef sent small samples to the tables, it was very enjoyable. We had a fantastic evening and are glad we chose Primo to celebrate a special occasion."
    Dined on 5/31/2014
  • "We love this place! We eat here even if we're not staying the night at the JW. The food & wine options are fantastic and the service is outstanding!! The pastas are fresh made, the steak and porkchops are thick and delicious. Salads are light and fresh! Save room for dessert!!! "
    Dined on 5/25/2014
  • "Our entire experience was superb. Friendly service, delicious food, very good quality, etc. Highly recommend. Get the Zeppolis for dessert. Melt in your mouth. "
    Dined on 5/23/2014
  • "Food was original and outstanding! Michelle is an exceptional server: personable, very knowledgeable, extremely professional. Always seemed to appear just when needed. "
    Dined on 5/23/2014
  • "We had hoped for a perfect evening as we were entertaining for business. Foie gras excellent, but other dishes lacking. Asparagus under cooked and skimpy on the prosciutto. One plate cleared before all diners finished."
    Dined on 5/22/2014
  • "We have eaten at Primo before while visiting Orlando, the ambiance, food, wine and service are always top notch."
    Dined on 5/20/2014
  • "A bit pricey and tries a little too hard to be "organic" and home grown resulting in rather off beat selections "
    Dined on 5/11/2014
  • "Food and service was spectacular. A bit pricey, but without a doubt, you get what you pay for!"
    Dined on 5/9/2014
  • "One of the best meals I have ever had. Fresh, healthy ingredients. Prepared simply, without drowning in sauces. Presentation amazes! "
    Dined on 5/6/2014
  • "Other than the Chef's Eggdrop soup which had no real flavor everything else was great. I got the Scallops and my wife had the NY Strip. Both were outstanding. The staff was very attentive and did not rush the meal or the experience. We will definitely return."
    Dined on 5/4/2014
  • "They have a great wine list. The 2003 Dom was better than the rating. The food was incredible. The chef sent over a few little tasty morsels for us to try. Most of the menu had changed since we were there a few weeks ago. You can taste the freshness of the garden out back in their food."
    Dined on 5/4/2014
  • "Great food, great service, very happy with the experience!"
    Dined on 5/3/2014
  • "Excellent farm to table, organic food. Wonderfully prepared and presented with a nice variety. Sit near the open kitchen...wonderful energy to watch. Staff was helpful and very courteous."
    Dined on 4/24/2014
  • "Great food, great service, expect to spend accordingly."
    Dined on 4/18/2014
  • "We loved the food. this is a resort restaurant so lots of kids running around. great wine list."
    Dined on 4/18/2014
  • "Food was ok. A little overpriced. The hudson Valley foie grass was excellent though. Great Service."
    Dined on 4/17/2014
  • "It was our anniversary, however, since my wife does not like to be centre of attention telling restaurants can a hit or miss, Primo got it just right, subtle and sincere Great value, good but not great food, however, the service, ambiance and overall feeling you take away, makes it special. Definitely recommend, for both hotel residents (it's a no brainer) and those staying elsewhere, such as ourselves. ."
    Dined on 4/14/2014
  • "Great menu, extremely well executed. Great oysters two ways, clams and mussels al forno followed by a shared pasta bolognese that was outstanding. Main entrees were duck breast and scallops -- both excellent. Wine service was perfect. Special request for fresh berries for dessert was accommodated effortlessly. Great dining experience, time after time!"
    Dined on 4/12/2014
  • "Food very good. Chef grows many ingredients in the organic garden behind hotel. However, she tries to use then all in each dish. Hard to identify what one is eating. Too bad because food is well prepared. Just too much going! Simplify please. Service was good atmosphere good"
    Dined on 4/12/2014
  • "Primo was an excellent find...the atmosphere is social, the service was great and the food was wonderful. The Chef's dedication to fine food and organically grown product was delightful. I guess that's why she earned not one but two James Beard awards. Kudos, will definitely go back a sixth time if the opportunity presents itself. Keeping in mind this was our first experience at Primo. Fully intend to try the Rockland, Maine sister rest."
    Dined on 4/11/2014
  • "I have eaten here several times in Florida and Maine. The restaurant is beautiful inboth locations. The food and service is always fabulous !"
    Dined on 4/9/2014
  • "This was a very pleasant surprise indeed. I had the mussels and clams in a red sauce and my wife had the octopus. Both dynamite! The pasta's we had for secondi were great as well but VERY rich. I would recommend half portions if your having 4 courses as we did or just not that hungry. Then I had the pork chop and my wife had snapper they had substituted for the striped bass. Both were world class. Desserts were vey good as well but can't compare to the savory dishes."
    Dined on 4/8/2014
  • "Had very good service from the host to the servers. The food was very good as everything was inspired through their garden. Jody and Christina made our experience great. Very nice experience."
    Dined on 4/5/2014
  • "Had a fabulous meal. Well taken care of. Have gluten free menu options."
    Dined on 4/5/2014
  • "Food & Service were outstanding....our servers were professional, friendly and very knowledgeable...from selection of the wine to food suggestions. Enjoyed a Mussels & Clams Al Forno appetizer, Coq Au Vin as our entree, and delicious Cannoli's for dessert. Michelle, our server, with 17-years experience, and her assistant Christina, made our visit to Primo a complete success. We have dined at many excellent restaurants around the world, and would rate our experience at Primo among the very top. When in the Orlando area we suggest you make plans to enjoy an evening at J.W.Marriott's Primo."
    Dined on 4/2/2014
  • "A delicious special dinner. Lots of care and skill in prep and presentation. Lovely that some of what is on the plate has come straight from the restaurant's garden,"
    Dined on 3/30/2014
  • "Great food and service matching many of its peers.however surrounded by families on kids menus took the edge ever so slightly off a 270 dollar check. We will return but may be better if kids tables all together at top end."
    Dined on 3/28/2014