Grande Lakes Orlando’s Primo Restaurant Gets Forbes Travel Guide Nod


Primo at the JW Marriott Orlando, Grande Lakes, which is part of Grande Lakes Orlando, earned a new Forbes Travel Guide Recommended award, and is showcased with other honorees on

Widely considered one of the top fine dining establishments in Orlando, Primo is the first of the hotel’s restaurant concepts to attain a Forbes Travel Guide Rating. This rating also marks the first entry of any restaurant across the JW Marriott brand into the Forbes Travel Guide Ratings.

This distinguished restaurant is the second location for the renowned Primo Restaurant, under the guidance of Chef Melissa Kelly, a two-time James Beard Award winner.


The restaurant showcases a curated menu with a Mediterranean Italian flair, embodying Chef Kelly’s farm-to-table philosophy, even utilizing premium ingredients sourced directly from the resort’s on-site farm.

The rating of the restaurant even notes this: “Farm-to-table” isn’t just an overused catchphrase at Primo. Produce, honey and eggs are sourced from the restaurant’s onsite garden and nearby Whisper Creek Farm, all seafood is sourced from Florida fishermen, and both poultry and pork are sourced from ranches within the state

“This recognition means a great deal to the Primo team,” said Chef Kelly of the Forbes recognition. “Though our menu changes with the seasons, a few special dishes, like my signature Pork Saltimbocca inspired by my grandfather, will always be a fixture. He sparked my passion for palate-dancing flavors, and this restaurant pays tribute to his culinary spirit.”

To discover for yourself why Primo is so often lauded, visit to make a reservation.

Congratulations to Chef Kelly and her team at Primo!


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