Prime by Il Forno
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.
- Surfaces sanitized between seatings
- Common areas deep cleaned daily
- Limited number of seated diners
- Extra space between tables
Great customer service and ambience. A lot of drink options.
Great food. Decent value for higher end dining. Beet salad and Sea Bass were winners
The food and service were fantastic. Enjoyed the dining experience. The background music was subtle enough to hold conversation. We really enjoyed the food and evening.
The food was very good. The service was a little lacking compared to other times we have gone. Our waiter seemed distracted.
Had a wonderful evening celebrating our son’s birthday.
Food was amazing all around. The staff, best ones in town. Their attention to detail is appreciated.
Thank you, for all you do!
Another fantastic time!
Food is incredible. Staff are the best in town.
Music was fantastic!
One of the best spots in town.
Place for a date night? This is it!! It was a perfect location for a birthday dinner.
Top notch steaks. They are excellent. Great decor, quite atmosphere. Excellent serve. The side dishes weren’t great, but still good.
Our favorite place to go.
From the kitchen, to the bar and all around. The staff are exceptional!
If possible, maybe around dinner time, softer music.
A very nice looking restaurant. Food was real good and the drinks were great, when we could get them. The only negative is our waiter kept disappearing and we had to tell others to call him. As nice as the restaurant was, we expected better service.
Thank you Tony for a great experience! We will be back.
My mom has eaten before here as casual dining but she wanted to eat here as well for her Mother’s Day dinner. Food was excellent as usual and the waitressing staff is above par of other restaurants in the same area in the same class. Definitely coming back for future events and dinners
Great steaks and great service. Music played could be a little more mellow based on the elegance of the place
Great service, good food but no way let be sited by the window, you'll freeze!
Great overall experience!
Great place, great service, food was awesome, but atmosphere was really loud,couldn't hold a conversation with wife without talking loud
We went to celebrate our anniversary. For appetizer, we split the beet salad, portion was just right & tasted delicious. For our main course we ordered the lobster pasta & a wagyu steak just flown in from Australia with some fried shrimp, asparagus & mashed potatoes. Everything tasted amazing. We were very satisfied with our meal & its presentation. Will definitely be back!!!
Excellent food, service and atmosphere.
Great food and service. Highly recommend for all occasions.
Once again, thank you to your team.
Oscar was fantastic as usual. Miguel, great drinks.
Giovanni, your professionalism and recommendation for wine, is always spot on.
Food was delicious. From the appetizers, to the entree and beyond.
Your entire staff are amazing.
We always enjoy dining at Prime.
They were short-staffed and servers were overwhelmed. They forgot some items from our order. They were apologetic and offered us free items but that’s not why we chose to have our dinner there. It’s a bit insulting to get offered free food to make up for having dropped the ball.
First the cork broke from the wine. Manage Giovanni didn’t replace it but poured it. I told him there might be cork in the wine he advise no. Half way they the bottle foam was in the glass. Second Steak over cooked the they brought me another steak rare. Manager never came to apologize.
Prime is one of our favorite restaurants.
Food and service always fantastic.
A lot of our friends have the same complaint, music.
For a fine dining establishment, softer music would be appreciated. Maybe save the up beat stuff for Saturday night.
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
Great ambience and delicious food. Nice place to go on a dinner date or have a family/friends dinner
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.
Varied selection of quality dishes and an expansive selection of wine, spirits and house cocktails. Overall had a nice experience for a reasonable price.
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
Always a great dining experience. The food is wonderful. And we absolutely love Mike’s handcrafted cocktails. Not to mention, the wine selection is quite nice. It was the perfect ambiance for our business dinner.
It’s always a great dinning experience!
Service, food snd place are really good. Good experience eating there.
First visit, excellent experience. Will be returning.
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
Great service, wonderful food from a selection of menu items. Can't go wrong here!
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.
Excellent service & food.
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.
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!
Prime by Il Forno offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (956) 731-4338.
Prime by Il Forno is rated 4.7 stars by 144 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.