Prime by Il Forno

4.6
119 Reviews
$31 to $50
Steakhouse
Prime by Il Forno offers a new and unique fine dining experience unlike any other. With a stylish look, an energetic atmosphere, authentic flavors and great service.
Beautifully decorated, combining the modern steakhouse with the culinary Mecca of Southern Italian flavors and a contemporary cosmopolitan feel of a large city. Enjoy perfectly grilled sous vide prime steaks sourced from Allen Brothers. A purveyor of prime steaks since 1893. We only use the freshest fish flown in from the Honolulu Fish Company in Hawaii. Never frozen. Adding to the dining experience is our Raw bar with fresh crudos, ceviche and various delicately prepared fish dishes.
Included in the menu are flavors from our other popular restaurants, Il Forno A Legna and Kocina Il Forno. This is what makes Prime by Il Forno one and only restaurant experience.
Enjoy our famous pizzas and bread baked in our 700 degree fired wood oven.
What 119 people are saying
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vipVincentH
Los Angeles
26 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall3food4service2ambience3

Need to add some of the old menu items back in. Too few pastas. Not many options other than steak . Need a more varied menu.

They should go to minis up at Dan Tanas in Beverly Hills or Peter Luger in Brooklyn. Both Italian steakhouse is with many more options

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Familyofsix
Corpus Christi
2 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great ambience and delicious food. Nice place to go on a dinner date or have a family/friends dinner

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vipSylviaV
Corpus Christi
70 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a wonderful time.
Food was excellent. I ordered the snapper and it was delicious.
Maybe less risotto and add mix veggies.
LOVED the music. Nice change.

As always, you team never disappoints. Very busy evening and everyone was working hard.
Giovanni, thank you for the recommendations on the wine.

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AlanC
1 review
Dined on November 10, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Varied selection of quality dishes and an expansive selection of wine, spirits and house cocktails. Overall had a nice experience for a reasonable price.

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PastorA
San Francisco
11 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was the best I have had in the RGV
For starter the bread was fantastic, even ordered to take home
Great experience and very safe mode for Covid distancing and mask usage

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ClarkS
Greensboro
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience3

Good stuff!!

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MarivelT
Corpus Christi
7 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It’s always a great dinning experience!

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OpenTable Diner
Corpus Christi
5 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Service, food snd place are really good. Good experience eating there.

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CarlosH
1 review
Dined on September 26, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

First visit, excellent experience. Will be returning.

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OpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
4 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2020
Overall4food2service5ambience4

We have dined at Prime on various occasions. The food was VERYsalty. The Peruvian ceviche had hardly any fish in it. Very difficult this time

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foodieforlife
Corpus Christi
1 review
Dined on September 12, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Great service, wonderful food from a selection of menu items. Can't go wrong here!

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GammaGuy
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Quiet little spot very reminiscent of intimate dinner spots you would see in Chicago or New York. Was greeted and seated right away. We were served by the General Manager Giovanni. Well spoken and very affable. Great knowledge of the menu as well as presentation of the specials. Dinner and drinks prepared to perfection. Steaks were excellent and come with a number of sauce accoutrements. The appetizers and table bread were outstanding. Not overly priced for a boutique restaurant. Over all will return without fail.

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OpenTable Diner
San Antonio
1 review
Dined on September 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service & food.

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Nochampagneforyou
Las Vegas
5 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Nice place to go for dinner with your husband. The only downfall was when I asked for a glass of champagne they said sorry we can not sell you one because we do not have a bottle open. I know for a fact if they had opened the bottle we would of finished it because we were having such good conversation that we would of continued to order the drink.

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vipSylviaV
Corpus Christi
71 reviews
Dined on August 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We so enjoy coming to Prime.
Staff are so attentive. Giovanni, thank you for great recommendation on wine.
Music is so important when dining at an establishment such as Prime. Quiet, relaxing music. Jazz or good Italian always appreciated. Please keep this in mind. Loud music sometimes is not well received.
Other then that. Thank you for being here!

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vipSylviaV
Corpus Christi
71 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was another wonderful evening.
Service was incredible. Joel, thank you for being our waiter.
Miguel, Oscar, Omar and Ismael you are all amazing.
Kitchen crew, food was exceptional!!
Giovanni, your attention to detail and vision of what a fine dining establishment should be, is noticed.
Nice to see steaks on the menu. Little color at the entrance, flowers add a nice touch.
Keep up the great work.

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vipSylviaV
Corpus Christi
71 reviews
Dined on August 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

FABULOUS!

Giovanni, you and your team always make it so enjoyable.
Great experience. Amazing food. Excellent service!

Thank you!
Best restaurant in town.

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vipSylviaV
Corpus Christi
71 reviews
Dined on August 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food!

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Nonuggetsplease
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on July 31, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience5

This normally an excellent restaurant and one of our favorites. However, their pandemic dine in menu was very different and ironically did not include steak.

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vipSylviaV
Corpus Christi
71 reviews
Dined on July 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Miguel, Oscar, Omar and the rest of the team.
Thank you for a wonderful evening!
Compliments to the bed and his team.

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vipSylviaV
Corpus Christi
71 reviews
Dined on July 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Giovanni, Thank you, Thank you! You and your team are unbelievable.
Your creativity and passion have brought so much to the valley!
Keep up the great work!

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vipSylviaV
Corpus Christi
71 reviews
Dined on July 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We are never disappointed.
Miguel, you are an amazing bartender. Oscar, wonderful waiter.
The rest of the team, unbelievable.
Thank you for everything you’re doing during this trying time.

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viplove2eat
Chicago
9 reviews
Dined on July 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love it!!!

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vipSylviaV
Corpus Christi
71 reviews
Dined on June 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a wonderful evening.
Joel is an exceptional staff member.

Thank you for all you do.

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vipNicholas
Atlantic City
26 reviews
Dined on June 26, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Good choice of wine and really good food.

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vipSylviaV
Corpus Christi
71 reviews
Dined on June 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

FABULOUS!!
Had an amazing Father’s Day.

Thank you so much!

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OpenTable Diner
Corpus Christi
7 reviews
Dined on June 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I love going to prime for any time dinner or special occasions

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TimB
1 review
Dined on June 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We enjoyed ourselves, they did not have our reservation that we made on opentable. That was disappointing. However they sat us very quickly. We will be back.

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vipVincentH
Los Angeles
27 reviews
Dined on June 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

overall good experience
need to lighting. seems hotel lobby like.

food good .
price a little high.
wine list needs more chardonay

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RobertR
1 review
Dined on June 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I dined at Prime for the 2nd time for my 24th anniversary. My filet with jumbo shrimp was AMAZING! My wife had shrimp scampi pasta and raved about it. Our server Oscar was knowledgeable and entertaining. It was a beautiful experience. We'll definitely be back. 5 Stars

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vipSylviaV
Corpus Christi
71 reviews
Dined on May 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had an amazing meal.
Staff very attentive. Joel was great.

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vipTreciaM
New Orleans
20 reviews
Dined on May 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

I have never been to this restaurant. Our server gave us some suggestions. I had the steak and shrimp. Cooked correctly and very tasty. The vegetables underneath were good. My husband got the steak. He liked it but had to cut out several pieces of gristle. He was a little disappointed. Bread was excellent. The server did a great job. It appears he has been trained. I would have to say that we would go again.

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CristianB
1 review
Dined on May 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent dinner and excellent service! Very knowledgeable in the selection of food and a nice elegant dinner!

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Miriam
Corpus Christi
3 reviews
Dined on May 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A beautiful place for an intimate date night. Exceptional food and ambiance.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Detroit
5 reviews
Dined on May 23, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

It was amazing and love the ambiance and the service was amazing!!

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OpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
5 reviews
Dined on May 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love this restaurant. Food and service excellent

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GlenM
1 review
Dined on May 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service, delicious food with many options

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OpenTable Diner
Corpus Christi
1 review
Dined on May 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place and great food! Food was delicious and our waiter was very attentive. Staff is extremely friendly and the restaurant is very clean. If your looking for a quite place, this would be the correct place to go to.

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vipSylviaV
Corpus Christi
71 reviews
Dined on May 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a wonderful time.
Food was fantastic. Wait staff very professional. Adhering to current state of affairs.
Thank you for being open.

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vipSylviaV
Corpus Christi
71 reviews
Dined on May 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very impressed with staff and following protocol.

We ordered lunch for office staff. They all loved it.

Thank you for great service.

FAQs

Prime by Il Forno offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (956) 391-1397.

Prime by Il Forno is rated 4.6 stars by 119 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.