About 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.

4040 Central Florida Parkway
Orlando, FL 32837
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Italian

Hours of Operation:
Dinner daily 6-10 p.m.

Cross Street:
John Young Parkway

Dress Code:
Business Casual

Price Range:
$31 to $50

Payment Options
AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(407) 393-4444

Website:
http://www.primograndelakes.com/

Parking Details:
Self parking also available.

Executive Chef:
Melissa Kelly

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 $3,000 per party.

Private Party Contact:
Christina Woldman / Frank Espaillat: (407) 393-4683

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Chef's Table, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Outdoor Smoking Area, Private Room, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Primo Ratings and Reviews

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4.3

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.3

service

4.4

ambience

4.2

value

3.8

Noise

Moderate

77% would recommend it to a friend

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vip
 (Orlando)·Dined on May 7, 2012

Always a great experience. Great place to do business dinners.

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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on May 3, 2012

Imagine my delight at finding an exquisite restaurant attached to a hotel. The service was impeccable. The waitress poured a special (off the menu) vintage wine for us. There were some surprise ingredients (ramps)I had never heard of that were delicious. The food was AMAZING! I went there a second night because it was such a special find.

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 (Orlando)·Dined on April 22, 2012

The setting and service were wonderful. All staff members were pleasant and made for an enjoyable evening. The food was horrible the pasta sauce gritty and the meats - TOUGH (difficult to cut and I could hear our guests trying to chew them). Sadly, we will not return. Wonderful business setting.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on April 22, 2012

This place is one of the best restaurants I've been to!!!! Excellent bread. Delicious Farmer Salad. Dessert was great too. I highly rec!!!

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 (Orlando)·Dined on April 7, 2012

My wife and I love this place and make it there 5+ times a year. Expect to spend a few bucks, but the food is outstanding and worth every penny and the wine list is incredible.

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 (Orlando)·Dined on April 7, 2012

Was one of the best restaurants I have ever been to!!!!

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on April 4, 2012

The service at the Primo was very attentive and consistent. The appetizers we chose were excellent but one of our entrees was not of high quality. Overall I would recommend Primo for business or family dinners. Casual atmosphere but very nice appointments makes for a very comfortable dinner experience.

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 (London)·Dined on April 2, 2012

Excelent food - ate twice - family of four - all well catered for - service very attentive - would recommend to anyone

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on March 30, 2012

Primo is one of Florida's very best restaurants. An extraordinarily creative menu from start to finish with impeccable service. One of the primo hotel restuarants in the U.S.

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vip
 (Naples)·Dined on March 24, 2012

We just LOVE eating at Primo's! The food is delicious, great wine list, draft Peroni, housemade Lemoncello and wonderful service all make it a GREAT eating experience! When we are lucky enough to stay at JW Marriott in Orlando, we make reservation for Primo right. Reafter hotel reservation is made! GREAT food and drink!!

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 (Denver)·Dined on March 16, 2012

The staff was wonderful, and the menu was amazing, but the grouper was rather dry. Everything else was very good though, which lent to an overall very good experience.

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 (Orlando)·Dined on March 16, 2012

My best friend celebrated his 56 birthday with Primo on Saturday and he commented on how it was his best birthday ever. Each time the staff walked by our table, they would say Happy Birthday Rob and he truly enjoyed the personal greetings. The food and the wine was outstanding. I've already told him that I want to spend my birthday, 3 Oct, with Primo. Excellent food, excellent service and very professional staff. It was a pleasure. See you in Oct.

Tags: Good for Groups, Great for Outdoor Dining, Kid-friendly, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Special Occasion, Scenic View
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vip
 (New England)·Dined on March 14, 2012

Expected a Foodie Dining experience and it didn't really make it...food was good, not great and expensive since we were paying for the Foodie experience! The Carrot Cake dessert needs help! It is gluten free and a laugh as far as real carrot cake is concerned.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on March 11, 2012

I thought the food was really impressive. I particularly enjoyed the duck confit pizza. The service was impeccable. I will say that it was frustrating that my first three wine choices were not available. If you are going to have such an extensive list, you need to make more regular updates.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on March 10, 2012

This is an excellent restaurant! The oysters Rockefeller were very good, and the restaurant prepared a vegetable appetizer that wasn't on the menu. Our entrees - there were 3 of us - were all among the best we have had. We had different fish choices including scallops, salmon, and the special sea bass. The desserts were terrific. The banana bread pudding was not a traditional bread pudding, but it was really good. They also put together a combination of requested berries and sorbet which was a treat. Our server Rebecca was well informed, helpful, attentive, and full of personality - in a good way!

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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on March 8, 2012

While the food was very good, the rest of the experience was only average. Seemed only a step above Olive Garden in decor, and service.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on March 7, 2012

What needs to be said about a dinner that begins with exquisitely prepared "fois gras two ways"? The attention to every detail of the food was complete - flavor, texture, aroma, presentation - all exquisite. Service was attentive, efficient and warm. Our server had an amazing knowledge of both food and wine. It was lovely to sit in the gorgeous setting with a view of the open kitchen - and no noise or tumult from this kitchen at all. The sense of harmony amongst staff is evident, as is the universal care for it's food and patrons. We were addressed by name throughout the meal, a courtesy rarely afforded first time diners.

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 (Orlando)·Dined on March 3, 2012

We dine here each year on our anniversary. The food did not disappoint. I think they may have been a little short on wait staff because the service was a little off though still very good. We will continue to visit at least yearly. I am giving it 5 star rating in spite of the off service because I am confident it was only for the evening.

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 (Orlando)·Dined on March 2, 2012

Iberico ham is terrific!!! Beautiful machine. Must try octopus appetizer!!

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 (Orlando)·Dined on February 29, 2012

Always a favorite of ours! Ask for Brian to be your server if you go. Great host and very knowledgeable.

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 (Jacksonville)·Dined on February 27, 2012

Great meal for a special night!

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 (Orlando)·Dined on February 14, 2012

over all quite good. service wA EXCELENTE loved the anyipasti, fish wine

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on February 14, 2012

great service, maybe the best ever. Food is fab. Pricey to be sure, dinner and drinks for two: $150

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 (Tampa)·Dined on February 11, 2012

The ffod was fresh and delicious Best restaurant I have eaten in in a long time

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 (New Orleans)·Dined on February 11, 2012

If you like the luxury of a three hour gourmet experience, Primo's is for you. Food was outstanding, and service just as classy. Hubby and I split the antipasti misti (duck prosciutto, calabrese salami, soppressata, cheeses including a puff pastry with tallegio inside, housemade caponata and pickles, parmesan crisps) and then an appetizer portion of housemade rigatoni bolognese. Both were excellent. I had a snapper with pearl coucous, clams, arugula pesto. DH had duck w farro, jus, and vegetables. Attention to fresh ingredients was evident. Good wine list. Housemade limoncello! Beautiful quiet dining room. Would definitely go back on next trip to Orlando.

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 (Louisville)·Dined on February 6, 2012

We have enjoyed this restaurant for many years prior - this was a disappointing experience. We always make a special trip to eat there...
The staff made us feel as if we were at a burn/churn restaurant - more than 8 times they tried to remove our dishes before we were finished. We almost felt as if we had to protect our dishes from the staff. The pasta did not match the sauce - it was too heavy and chewy like calamari vs. pasta.

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 (Phoenix)·Dined on January 26, 2012

Outstanding service and delicious food! The best dinner of our entire week vacation in Florida!

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 (Orlando)·Dined on January 13, 2012

It is one of our favorite restaurants. The food is consistently excellent . We had our favorite server Michelle. She gives the best service and always makes us feel at home:)

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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 1, 2012

We had a great dining experience at Primo! The service was friendly and well-timed. The food was excellent. Each dish exceeded our expectations. Be sure to leave room for dessert. We enjoyed the gelato served with Italian donuts.

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 (Orlando)·Dined on December 28, 2011

We had a fabulous time and the food was excellent as always. Our waiter Jodi was a very profecient and hospitable host for our meal. He was attentive, knowledgeable and never overbearing!

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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 26, 2011

We had reservations but another couple was seated ahead of us w/o reservations. We checked the dress code and abided by the business casual and were dismayed to see people in blue jeans.
Overall the meal was superb but portions could have been larger.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 25, 2011

Excellent service. Quiet,tasteful decor.Knowledgable staff. Delicious, will return.

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 (Jacksonville)·Dined on December 24, 2011

Picked this restaurant for Xmax eve dinner. Having looked at the menu the night before I knew what I wanted. What I didn't plan on was the Chef changing the menu. When I go to a restaurant that has no appealing appetizers and only one, possibly two entrees I would eat than I am disappointed . The chef mixed too many items together- grouper with clams, etc. No simple Italian dishes ( and I thought this was an Italian restaurant). I did end up with Scottish Salmon, and a crab cake which was well prepared but would not have been my first choice.

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 (Orlando)·Dined on December 16, 2011

From the moment you valet the car and walk into the JW Marriott you know what awaits you, first class dinning and service. The hostesses' warm smiles greet you with the air of anticipation of a wonderful experience to come. Though the second half of our party was running late, thirty-six minutes to be exact, the hostess assured us and checked on us at the bar where we waited. Speaking of the bar(s), while waiting we had the pleasure of being introduced to the menu by our bartender all while having the great service that Primo is known for over some excellent cocktails. Once the remaining members of the party arrived we were treated to a very memorable diner and some great wine. The excellent food was matched by the great service. I would sa

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 (Orlando)·Dined on December 16, 2011

We had an extraordinary experience at Primo. The food was outstanding. Definitely will return.

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 (Orlando)·Dined on December 11, 2011

We ordered the following from the menu:1. Seared Hudson Valley Foie Gras two ways2. Oysters three ways3. Charcuterie plate4. Sauteed scaloppini of Pork "Saltimbocca"Honestly, after reading all of the reviews from Open Table and Yelp, I was expecting much more. I think the Primo restaurants in the other cities must be better than the Orlando location. I was pretty disappointed in all of the dishes. The foie gras appetizer's portion was big but lacked real favor. The oysters wasn't as tasty even with the pork belly on top. And the last two dishes were not as notable. With the restaurant being inside of JW Marriott, I expected much better food.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 6, 2011

Disappointing.Nothing special. A very loud noisy nondescript hotel restaurant. No uniqueness to the ambience. Appetizers best part of meal. Original wine request could not be found while all wainting to toast a birthday. Pasta, black in color and dry. chocolate desert just ordinary. We all had a better lunch with ahi tuna etc at a golf club earlier in the day. Very pricey. Would not return. not recommend

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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on November 13, 2011

Our experience at Primos was anything but fine dining. First let me say this is not a couples restaurant. It is more geared for conventioneers staying at the Marriot. Very noisy,slow service and zero ambiance. I ordered pork scaloppine which was over cooked and tough as shoe leather. The potatoes underneath it were extremely salty. My husband had the lamb shank which was to have been marinated 36 hours but it had little flavor although it was a least tender. We couldn't wait to leave. For the money you are better off walking to Normans for a fab meal and beyond great service.

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 (Orlando)·Dined on November 6, 2011

First time at Primo. Had reservation for our anniversary and ended up getting there a couple minutes late. Waited a few minutes for table to be prepared, but no complaints from us or them. Table was perfect and service was amazing. Server was very knowledgeable of menu, wine list, and restaurant. We shared the pizza which was the best we've ever had. She got the Pork Saltimbocca which was filling and flavorful. She loved it. I got the steak which was perfectly cooked, and had amazing flavors. The fresh produce from their garden blew us away in these dishes. We shared the Zeppoles for dessert and they were melt-in-your-mouth good, literally. We dine like this once a year, and Primo's menu and drinks were unique and raised the bar!

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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on November 6, 2011

Had an early dinner here and enjoyed the poached pear salad, Scallops with papradille pasta and split the roasted Duck. Amazing meal and wine and our server was so very helpful.

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