The Il Forno group has raised the bar for the McAllen dining scene with this spectacular north-side spot. The feast for your senses begins when you take in the stunning modern interior. After that you’ll want to order a cocktail and pair it with the grilled lamb lollipops sprinkled with fresh mint and served over a hearty tzatziki. The steaks looked fantastic, but we opted for the pan-seared duck breast with bright red caramelized skin served over a banana-inflected polenta with smoked shiitakes.