Il Forno a Legna

4.6
237 Reviews
$31 to $50
Contemporary Italian
Il Forno a Legna is a neighborhood gem! It is a truly authentic Italian Restaurant in McAllen, Texas. You'll feel like you've just been transported to a boutique restaurant in New York City. Il Forno a Legna provides a comfortable and inviting modern space.

With Neapolitan-style wood-fired pizzas, hearty Italian dishes, and a great selection of beers, wine, & cocktails. Starting with the spicy olive oil, fresh homemade bread to our delicous pastas and perfectly cooked steaks to finishing with our house-made Desserts and espressos, Il Forno a Legna will be your new favorite Italian restaurant in the entire Rio Grande Valley.

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4.6
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4.5
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Nochampagneforyou
Las Vegas
4 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food. Clients loved it.

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MarioV
1 review
Dined on October 13, 2020
Overall3food2service4ambience4

Food looks nothing like the menu. The pollo ala parmigiana was drenched in oil and the pasta as well. The dish was served cold and almost makes me wonder if it was made fresh.

The pictures on the menu and online look nothing like the actual food served. For the price I expected a better dish than one would find at Olive Garden. That is the saddest part.

The positive? Great hostess, great waiter, nice place, nice atmosphere. Everything was perfect except the dish.

The pizza my wife ordered was incredible and saved the meal but would not return.

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MeganH
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great service. Food/flavor is not worth the price in my opinion

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Jason
1 review
Dined on September 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Large wine menu. Appetizer and entrees were all very good. This was our first time here but we will absolutely be back.

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OpenTable Diner
Corpus Christi
3 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Pizzas were amazing!! Good service

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ShacobiD
1 review
Dined on September 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everyone and everything was amazing! Food is so fresh!

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RicardoT
1 review
Dined on September 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and food was excellent! Was able to have conversation because of the noise level was low. Had some great music in the background. Highly recommend.

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vipSylviaV
Corpus Christi
71 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Another wonderful evening.
Food was great. Temperature and seasoning.

Thank you!

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vipSylviaV
Corpus Christi
71 reviews
Dined on July 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Never disappoints.
Thank you Miguel, Tony and the rest of the team.

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vipSylviaV
Corpus Christi
71 reviews
Dined on July 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Tony, always a pleasure to have you for our waiter.
The rest of the team are wonderful.
Our favorite restaurant chain.

Thank you for all you do.

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vipVerlage
Las Vegas
21 reviews
Dined on March 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Es uno de los pocos lugares que crean experiencias... es un lugar que visito una y otra y otra vez y cada vez lo encuentro mejor y lo hago más mío!
Me pasa que lo recomiendo y quien lo conoce le sucede lo mismo...
Es una GEMA ESCONDIDA, pues puede pasar desapercibido entre todas las franquicias pero es SUPERIOR A TODOS en TODOS LOS SENTIDOS!
Gracias por la calidad y la calidez... siempre es un placer regresar a Il Forno!

Il Forno a Legna
Responded on March 16, 2020

Buen día, nos da mucho gusto saber que su experiencia en nuestro restaurant fue de su agrado y consideramos un privilegio el ser parte de sus recomendaciones como restaurant. Muchas gracias por su visita y esperamos que nos dé la oportunidad de seguirle sirviendo como lo hemos hecho hasta ahora. ¡Nuevamente le agradecemos y que tenga un excelente día!

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DelcioM
1 review
Dined on March 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Tried Il Forna with a friend of mine, we loved the small pizza we ordered. Staff was ultra friendly and the food was divine. Easily plan on returning sometime in the following weeks to try the proper Italian course. Can’t recommend it enough

Il Forno a Legna
Responded on March 13, 2020

Hi Delcio, thank you for your positive feedback. We are glad that you enjoyed your visit to our restaurant. We hope to see you again very soon - Have a nice day!

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vipSylviaV
Corpus Christi
71 reviews
Dined on February 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic as always.

Il Forno a Legna
Responded on March 2, 2020

Hi Sylvia, thank you for your visit and kind review, we hope to see you again soon at the restaurant, have a wonderful day!

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FredM
1 review
Dined on February 21, 2020
Overall1food3service1ambience1

Terrible service. The Mayor was there at the same time and he consumed the entire staff. I guess the people that actually pay there Bill don't count with the staff. Never go there again. My money is just to precious to us to waste on a very high priced low class establishment.

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vipSylviaV
Corpus Christi
71 reviews
Dined on February 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic!
Staff are always attentive. Food, amazing.

Thank you for the best Italian restaurant in town.

Il Forno a Legna
Responded on February 24, 2020

Hi Sylvia, thank you for your 5 Star review - Have a nice day!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall1food3service1ambience1

This was my second time going and I was very excited to go back, but was ignored most of the time. Was happy at first but both service and food quality slowly went downhill. After being forced to go through with the valentines special menu, they ran out of the only dessert I was looking forward to. Food was definitely overpriced for the portion and quality of service (cold food). The only thing on the “special” menu that was Italian was their meatballs.
Would have been nice to know that there was going to be a $24 gratuity charge for a party of 2. Unfortunate experience since I really enjoyed my first visit.

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RubenG
Corpus Christi
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Smelled like sewer when we walked in. Initial reception by young lady was fine then manager came and wanted to change our seating to back of restaurant and was quite vocal about it front of other patrons and we were embarrassed. We left. He said thank you. I’m assuming he needed the table for someone else who was complaining. Happy Valentines Day!

Il Forno a Legna
Responded on February 20, 2020

Hi Ruben, we are very sorry to hear about your experience in our restaurant and we are sorry that we missed the mark. Please give us another opportunity and we will do better in your next visit. Have a nice day.

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OpenTable Diner
Corpus Christi
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall2food3service1ambience2

They almost sat us at the wrong table and made us walk all the way back to the front where we were supposed to sit. They took forever to take the order and an eternity to actually bring out the food but before that, they brought out food only to take it away 10 secs later because the food was meant to go to the table next to us. I mean, if I was paying $40 perhaps I'd let it slide but I paid close to $200 just to get unacceptable service. Next time I'll go to Peter Piper Pizza instead and get better service 💃🏻.

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EddieC
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall2food2service3ambience3

I think that what I paid it should of been a little more better, but it wasn’t so i thknk they should work on that!

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AlejandroG
Savannah
3 reviews
Dined on February 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The portions are huge. Staff very friendly.

Il Forno a Legna
Responded on February 17, 2020

Hi Alejandro, thank you for your positive review - we hope to see you again at our restaurant!

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Agrod
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really enjoy this restaurant. Have never had issues with the food or with the service.

Il Forno a Legna
Responded on February 11, 2020

Hi, we appreciate the positive feedback and we are happy to see that you like our dishes and service, we hope to see you again soon at the restaurant!

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OpenTable Diner
Corpus Christi
3 reviews
Dined on February 3, 2020
Overall3food3service5ambience4

The meal are good however the taste it’s for one time only! The desserts look good but the taste did not make a impression on me or partner!

Il Forno a Legna
Responded on February 6, 2020

Good day, we are very sorry that the taste of our dishes were not up to your expectations. We are very good about cooking out dishes with the best taste and we are very proud of our desserts. Please let us know which meal and desserts you ordered, we will let our Executive Chef and Pastry Chef about this message and double check the ingredientes and do test and flavor quality control on what you ordered. Our e-mail is: info@ilfornoalegna.co m

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Ahwine
Dallas
18 reviews
Dined on January 28, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Great menu and wine list! Very reasonable prices on both. We will return.

Il Forno a Legna
Responded on January 31, 2020

Thank you for your 5 Star rating, have a nice day!

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vipSylviaV
Corpus Christi
71 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food. Great service.
Best Italian food in town.

Il Forno a Legna
Responded on January 30, 2020

Hi Sylvia, thank you for wonderful review, have a nice day!

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RodolfoO
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excelente comida! La atención rápida, les faltaban 2 vinos de la carta pero el que elegí al final igual de bueno.

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Joycelyn
1 review
Dined on December 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a fabulous meal. We eat there every time we go down.

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vipSylviaV
Corpus Christi
71 reviews
Dined on December 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Can not say enough about this place. Best Italian cuisine in town. Staff are exceptional.

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vipWonderfulMeal
Dallas
48 reviews
Dined on December 11, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service is always excellent. Appetizers were great, entrees were served hot and on time. Atmosphere is very nice. Great dining experience

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vipSylviaV
Corpus Christi
71 reviews
Dined on December 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love this place.

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OpenTable Diner
San Antonio
2 reviews
Dined on December 7, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Fantastic delicious food at Ilforno, best pizza in mfe

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vipSylviaV
Corpus Christi
71 reviews
Dined on December 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always an amazing time. Food and service, unbeatable.

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JerryT
New Mexico
8 reviews
Dined on December 3, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food and our server, Christian, was very attentive. The short ribs I had were delicious

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OpenTable Diner
Corpus Christi
1 review
Dined on November 22, 2019
Overall4food5service3ambience3

We had a reservation for 6:30 on a Friday evening - we were greeted & seated quickly. We ordered and I noticed the menu stated if u didn’t like wood charred crust “order your pizza lightly toasted” ... so I did but the waiter went on and on about You can ask for lightly toasted but you will get what you get and that there is no way to control char - then why offer lightly toasted? Our food was very good but the waiter ignored us from then on. The music was very loud for upscale dining. Restaurant staff were very attentive - but not our waiter. He also kept presenting me the bill when it was my husbands credit card. The food was very good and beautifully plated.

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barbarav
1 review
Dined on November 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We enjoyed each of our entrees and the wine and beer. We will return!

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AaronR
Austin
1 review
Dined on November 16, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Everything was great will be back to try more of the menu.

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vipSylviaV
Corpus Christi
71 reviews
Dined on November 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our favorite restaurant chain to dine at.
Staff are amazing. Professional. Courteous and GREAT!

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OpenTable Diner
Austin
3 reviews
Dined on November 8, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best restaurant, great staff, in the neighborhood.

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DaisyA
Austin
2 reviews
Dined on October 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Favorite place for my daughters to go on Fridays to enjoy family time with a delicious meal, is already a tradition! Each one of their specialties are amazing, place is cozy and with a warm welcoming feeling! Staff is very attentive and even times when the food is delayed they are making serious efforts to care for the clients needs! Highly recommended

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vipTreciaM
New Orleans
20 reviews
Dined on October 21, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Went to try it out. My husband doesn’t care for Italian food but he liked it. The bread is to die for. I could have made a meal out of that delicious bread and olive oil. I had a salad with artichokes. Great! We shared a pizza which was very good. I love thin crust. My husband had lasagna. Huge portion. He really liked it.

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EvaM
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on October 18, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent and reasonably priced food. The menu offers interesting cuisine and service is great.

FAQs

Il Forno a Legna offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (956) 688-9528.

Il Forno a Legna is rated 4.6 stars by 237 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.