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 / Valeria Cuadra: (407) 393-4683

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

Primo Ratings and Reviews

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4.5

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.4

service

4.5

ambience

4.4

value

4.1

Noise

Moderate

87% would recommend it to a friend

Good for a Date (16)
Special Occasion (16)
Creative Cuisine (14)
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Local Ingredients (12)
Notable Wine List (11)
Fit for Foodies (11)
Good for Anniversaries (10)
Romantic (9)
Good for Birthdays (7)
Business Meals (6)
Quiet Conversation (6)
Authentic (6)
Good for Groups (5)
Healthy (5)
Comfort Food (4)
Handcrafted Cocktails (4)
Worth the Drive (4)
Kid-friendly (3)
Organic (3)
Seasonal (3)
Tasting Menu (3)
Gluten Free Options (3)
Cozy (2)
Fun (2)
Tapas (2)
Good Vegetarian Options (1)
Casual (1)
Neighborhood Gem (1)
Paleo Friendly (1)
Pre/post Theatre (1)
Quick Bite (1)
Scenic View (1)
Bar Seating (1)
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vip
 (New England)·Dined 2 days ago

Absolutley love this restaurant. We are repeat customers at the JW Marriott and always make sure we hit Primo at least twice while we are there. Great wine list. Food is so fresh and delicious. The sweet potato risotto is outstanding!! Wait staff is very pleasant and knowledgeable about the dishes. A must try when in the Orlando area.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Tapas, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Notable Wine List, Creative Cuisine, Comfort Food, Fit for Foodies, Authentic, Seasonal
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·Dined on November 10, 2017

Took over and hour to get our entrees. Nobody came by to give us an update. Steak was closer to raw then medium rare. I see all of the awards on the wall from years back. I am uncertain what has occurred since 2014 but clearly this is no longer an award winning establishment.

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 (Miami)·Dined on November 5, 2017

Great service will definitely return!!

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 (New England)·Dined on November 3, 2017

Very good service and delicious menu! Great options for gluten free!

Tags: Comfort Food, Good for Anniversaries, Gluten Free Options
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vip
 (Jacksonville)·Dined on October 28, 2017

Over priced. You know you are in trouble when you go to an italian restaurant and there are only four pasta dishes. Two soups served cold and returned. A arrabbiata spaghetti dish returned and a weird white bean and tomato sauce side returned because it was all tomato sauce and ... just weird. Four adults, three small children a $140 bottle of wine and a $500 bill with the automatic 20% gratuity added for a party of six or more. Go to Norman’s at the Ritz or anywhere else.

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 (New England)·Dined on October 26, 2017

We had an excellent meal here. I'm GF and they made me the best pasta I've ever had. Loved our meal.

Tags: Gluten Free Options, Special Occasion, Romantic, Fit for Foodies
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 (Chicago)·Dined on October 25, 2017

Quality food in a great atmosphere. Prices are a little high because it is in the Marriott.

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 (Tampa)·Dined on October 22, 2017

We enjoyed a fantastic recent meal here. The antipasti was excellent with a great assortment of cured meats, aged cheeses, rosemary almonds, honeycomb, pickles and olives. House special of pork (saltimbocca style ) was divine. Lush sweet potato risotto, knock your socks off beef tenderloin and housemade pastas. Service was attentive but not hovering. Excellent wine list. We declined dessert but were brought a plate of macarons and other sweets to share. Will stay here again to enjoy this fine restaurant.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Good for Groups, Business Meals, Good Vegetarian Options, Good for Birthdays, Notable Wine List, Local Ingredients, Paleo Friendly
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vip
 (Pittsburgh)·Dined on October 20, 2017

Primo was a fantastic choice and we rarely eat at, let alone recommend, a hotel restaurant. It's a very popular place, so even with a reservation you may have to wait. The wait is worth it! The meatball app is divine. The BEST meatballs we have ever had! I had a pasta dish off the menu and my husband had a pork special. Great meals. We highly recommend!

Tags: Notable Wine List, Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies, Casual, Good for a Date, Good for Groups
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vip
 (Dallas)·Dined on October 16, 2017

The food here is always amazing. The service perfect and professional!! Joy and Maria took wonderful care of us and as always we enjoyed our time and Meals as did our customers!!

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·Dined on October 14, 2017

We have dined at the original a number of times and were curious to see if the Orlando version could meet that very high standard. While the menu was a bit more limited than you would find up in Rockland, the quality of the food and the service were just as great as we experienced in Maine. Great evening!

Tags: Good for a Date, Quiet Conversation, Good for Birthdays, Creative Cuisine, Handcrafted Cocktails, Local Ingredients, Healthy, Notable Wine List, Good for Anniversaries, Seasonal, Fit for Foodies
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 (New Orleans)·Dined on October 13, 2017

Drinks cost as much as entrée! Shocking to get our check!

Tags: Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (Dubai)·Dined on October 1, 2017

Bad service
Rude personnel
Long wait
Had a reservation but still made us wait a while for a table

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on September 30, 2017

Good food in a casual atmosphere and convenient if staying in the Ritz Carlton or JW Marriott.

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food4
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on September 30, 2017

Great food, Great dining they have by far the best pizza by a long shot and an excellent wine selection.

Tags: Special Occasion, Quiet Conversation, Tasting Menu, Kid-friendly, Good for a Date, Tapas
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on September 16, 2017

The waiter was fantastic.. Food wonderful. We were only visiting and if I could I'd go back once a week

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·Dined on August 26, 2017

Very satisfied with the overall experience at Primo, the food was delicious, especially the home made pasta , I live in NSB and will definitely return to this classy restaurant

Tags: Cozy, Good for Anniversaries, Tasting Menu, Creative Cuisine, Local Ingredients, Good for a Date, Worth the Drive, Special Occasion
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on August 20, 2017

Anniversary of our first dinner there almost 10 years ago. Restaurant, like our relationship, has gotten better over time.

Tags: Business Meals, Fun
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on August 19, 2017

Food was excellent and the staff was very friendly

Tags: Quiet Conversation
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 (Orlando)·Dined on August 15, 2017

We definitely enjoyed Primo. From the moment we were seated, the service was outstanding. Everyone was so accommodating. The food was excellent from their original appetizer dishes to their delicious entrees. Thank you for a great evening.

Tags: Scenic View, Creative Cuisine, Kid-friendly, Quiet Conversation, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem
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·Dined on August 14, 2017

An excellent dining experience. The food was delicious and expertly presented and the service was impeccable. Primo made our 41st Wedding Anniversary dinner a very special occasion and even treated us to a couple of the cannoli's for dessert (which I highly recommend!!!).

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion
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vip
 (Charlotte)·Dined on August 8, 2017

Primo has consistent quality and great service. It has a nice atmosphere for a quiet conversation and feels welcoming on entering.

Tags: Good for a Date, Business Meals, Quick Bite
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 (Tampa)·Dined on August 6, 2017

We went with our 4 kids ages 5-10. The kids' menu was $14 for pasta, pizza or chicken fingers. The adults pizzas were $18-20 and very salty. I'm not a cheap person however any parent would note that double the price for kids food is hard to swallow if not double the quality, quantity or other things included. Perhaps they cater more for business dinners than families.

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 (Miami)·Dined on August 5, 2017

Service was good. Knowledgeable about the menu. Portion sizing was nice to give options. I wasnt impressed by their wine selection though.

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 (Denver)·Dined on July 30, 2017

Two of us had dinner and shared an appetizer (fried risotto), main entree (mahi-mahi and scallops), and side vegetable (fire-roasted heirloom tomatoes), leaving room for a really delicious after-dinner drink, aptly named a "night cap" - I can't decide which was my favorite, but the food was just right and the dessert/drink was a great way to top it off!

Tags: Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies
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vip
 (Jacksonville)·Dined on July 27, 2017

There is no higher review or accolade I can give to Primo. It is absolutely one of our top experiences ever.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Special Occasion, Romantic, Quiet Conversation, Tasting Menu, Healthy, Handcrafted Cocktails, Cozy
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·Dined on July 21, 2017

I traveled with my wife and stayed at the JW Marriot in Orlando, she had a conference we extended our stay and tried this restaurant, it was great

Tags: Romantic
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 (Detroit)·Dined on July 20, 2017

Staying at the JW Marriott in Orlando for conference. Primo says they deliver authentic Italian. The food was great. I have a passion for carbonara. Theirs was excellent. I may go again tonight.

Tags: Authentic, Local Ingredients
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vip
 (Miami)·Dined on July 14, 2017

Great experience. Great food.

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 (Houston)·Dined on July 12, 2017

Excellent food with a very attentive and knowledgeable service staff.

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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on July 7, 2017

Wow! The chef and kitchen Staff are incredibly talented! The flavors of the food are pure, rich, and savory. Even a simple salad was phenomenal. We were more than pleased with the gnocchi and duck. Thank you!!

Tags: Organic, Healthy, Authentic, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies, Local Ingredients
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 (New England)·Dined on July 2, 2017

Excellent Service and food. Traveled with a toddler and he was satisfied both nights we dined.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Tasting Menu, Gluten Free Options, Pre/post Theatre, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Local Ingredients, Authentic, Romantic, Organic
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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on July 1, 2017

Had a great evening. Outstanding food and service. Melissa Kelly does a very professional job of quality ingredients, innovative dishes and outstanding service. A win/win for all.

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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on June 24, 2017

Brilliant food and excellent people.

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vip
 (Orlando)·Dined on June 24, 2017

We are so glad chef Eddie was working since chef PEDRO was off. The food was amazing. Juan did an amazing job of taking care of us. We will def be back.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on June 23, 2017

I dined there twice while staying at the Marriott. I had the scallop dish one night and the pork the second. Their food is outstanding. The pork dish is the chefs grandmother's recipe

Tags: Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (New England)·Dined on June 18, 2017

The food was very good. Desserts are to die for. The wine list is excellent. And the service is truly outstanding. The wait staff was phenomenal (especially Juan), and the chef made sure our were perfect. We had a great Father's Day dinner experience.

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Good for Anniversaries, Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on June 16, 2017

The food and service is great. We had the pork (house special) and the steak. Both were cooked to perfection and beautifully presented. Save room for dessert! The chocolate cake has a warm chocolate sauce in the center (like a lava cake) and is served with fresh mint gelato. There is a garden on site so everything is fresh.

Tags: Kid-friendly
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vip
 (Orlando)·Dined on June 9, 2017

Get the Pork dish. It is to die for! The fish is very fresh as well. Order the Italian Meatballs as an appetizer to share at the table.

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Notable Wine List, Creative Cuisine, Good for Anniversaries
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vip
 (Charleston)·Dined on June 6, 2017

Innovative menu using local ingredients. The seasonal arribiata were flavored with basil grown right on site and the house made pasta perfectly al dente. Don't overlook the contori-greens and beans with sausage and tomatoes had a balanced flavored with the right amount of spice -a meal in itself! For the finale be sure to check out the dessert drinks-scotch, Sauternes and don't forget the sambucco.

Tags: Seasonal, Local Ingredients
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