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4.7 (762) $$$$ $$$$ Italian, Modern, Mediterranean


Summary: Seasonal desserts, farm tours, and Italian flair.

Primo, set in Rockland, serves up a feast for the senses with its Italian and Mediterranean inspired dishes. The food is fresh, sourced from Primo's own sustainable farm, ensuring each bite is bursting with flavor. Guests can indulge in luxurious items like foie gras and oysters, savor handcrafted pastas, and conclude their meal with irresistible desserts like cannoli and zeppole. The restaurant's dedication to farm-to-table dining is evident, with the opportunity to tour the gardens where ingredients are grown. Upstairs, the aroma of wood-fired pizzas and creative small plates fill the air, while intimate rooms downstairs offer a cozy dining experience. The wine list complements the menu's Italian roots, while the dessert offerings, including lemon ginger cheesecake and maple pecan squash tart, are the perfect sweet finish. Primo is a culinary gem that brings a slice of Tuscany to the heart of Rockland, celebrating the best of seasonal and sustainable cuisine.


4 Diamonds
2 Toques
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Hot 10 Maine Restaurants
Best Maine Best Restaurants
James Beard
Outstanding Chef - Semifinalist 2020
Best Chefs - Winner 2013
Outstanding Chef - Semifinalist 2012
Outstanding Chef - Semifinalist 2011


2 Main St, Rockland, ME 04841

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