Il Forno a Legna

4.6
270 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.

What 270 people are saying
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Lunar
Tampa
1 review
Dined on June 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We thoroughly enjoyed our meal. Everything we ordered was delicious and presented beautifully. The servers and bartender were incredibly attentive and friendly. We will return on our next visit to McAllen.

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BillR
Corpus Christi
1 review
Dined on June 2, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

We had a good time with good food and service. You may consider lessening the sound volume. It was too high.

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florlozano
Corpus Christi
2 reviews
Dined on May 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great Service !!!

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LifeOntheRoad
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on May 19, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Food and waiter were great, but bar was so slow that drinks came after we had finished our appetizer.

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MelissaZ
1 review
Dined on May 14, 2021
Overall2food3service1ambience3

It was our first time gathering as friends since the pandemic started. Service was bad. Food was cold and had to be returned to be warmed up. Checks were wrong. It was disappointing.

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JerryT
New Mexico
9 reviews
Dined on May 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Our waiter, George was great as was the food

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Feya
Houston
2 reviews
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great! Deli ious higlly recommended prices good👍🏻Service👍🏻

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DaisyA
Austin
4 reviews
Dined on April 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful experience with family, food outstanding and personalized friendly service and ambiance, a must to try while in McAllen. Simply Awesome❤️

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vipLynJ
Corpus Christi
10 reviews
Dined on April 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Cozy and wonderful

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OpenTable Diner
Corpus Christi
1 review
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was a great dinner with a nice atmosphere

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Albert
Corpus Christi
5 reviews
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Celebrated a Birthday for a family member and we had a great time. The food and service was excellent. Will be coming back soon.

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OpenTable Diner
Corpus Christi
3 reviews
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always great!

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pookie1
New Mexico
4 reviews
Dined on March 20, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

always a wonderful meal at this restaurant. if you go, please try the new rabbit dish, it is wonderful and good value for the dollar. I have never had a bad meal here.

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OpenTable Diner
Austin
9 reviews
Dined on March 19, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

We were sited right away and hostess and server were really nice. Wine list has great variety and price is also great! Bread is made at site which is very nice and spiced oil is fantastic! Food portions are good! Créeme brûlée was outstanding! Definitely will return

OT
OpenTable Diner
San Antonio
1 review
Dined on March 18, 2021
Overall2food3service2ambience2

It was okay

SV
vipSylviaV
Corpus Christi
85 reviews
Dined on March 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a wonderful evening. As always.

Best Italian in town.

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DebraS
Corpus Christi
1 review
Dined on March 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The dishes are prepared and presented with lots of care. Taste is beyond good and combined with great service made for a pleasant dining experience.

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vipMichaelS
Corpus Christi
9 reviews
Dined on February 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food. And victor was awesome

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OpenTable Diner
Corpus Christi
3 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Always great!

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CherylA
1 review
Dined on February 20, 2021
Overall3food4service2ambience3

Table seated after us was served before we were and it took a while for someone to come after telling us they’d be right with us.

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vipSylviaV
Corpus Christi
85 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Walter is a gem.
Food was fantastic. Pasta was cooked perfectly.

Thank you for being the best Italian restaurant in town.

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mikeyfing
San Antonio
5 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We really enjoyed the food and service on Valentine's Day! The sous vide strip steak was excellent. The expresso cake was a joyous surprise.

Il Forno a Legna
Responded on February 16, 2021

Thank you for joining us on Valentine's Day! Looking forward to serving you again.

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vipSylviaV
Corpus Christi
84 reviews
Dined on February 10, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Not disappointed. Not the Il Forno we remember.
Major changes need to happen.

Sorry, not sure we will be back.

HM
HugoM
1 review
Dined on January 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was great. Had a fantastic time there to celebrate my birthday

Il Forno a Legna
Responded on February 16, 2021

Thank you for your rating, looking forward to serving you.

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marissas
San Antonio
3 reviews
Dined on January 22, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Our reservation was at 8:45, we were told that the table wouldn’t be ready. At the time, that we had to wait 15 additional min. After we were seated we didn’t really have a server all we got was water and bread, it took 30 to when we were able to get someone to order a drink. Drink sat at the bar for an additional 20 min. Nobody came back with drinks or to take our food order. We left and told the hostess why.

Il Forno a Legna
Responded on February 16, 2021

Hello Marissas, We apologize for the inconvenience you experienced while dining at our establishment. We hope we have the opportunity to make it up to you in the near future. Stay Safe, Il Forno, Your neighborhood Italian Restaurant

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DanielG
1 review
Dined on January 9, 2021
Overall2food2service4ambience4

The pizza is good and that’s about it. We ordered several pasta dishes and they were ok, nothing worth coming back for.

Il Forno a Legna
Responded on February 16, 2021

Hello Daniel, We apologize for the inconvenience you experienced while dining at our establishment. We hope we have the opportunity to make it up to you in the near future. Stay Safe, Il Forno, Your neighborhood Italian Restaurant

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vipjuliem
Corpus Christi
3 reviews
Dined on January 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was delicious as usual and the service was great.

SV
vipSylviaV
Corpus Christi
85 reviews
Dined on December 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a wonderful evening.
The food was amazing. Loved the music!

Thank you!

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vipjenniferm
San Antonio
5 reviews
Dined on December 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best Italian food in McAllen! They worked hard before the pandemic and continue to work hard to provide quality food to their customers!

Il Forno a Legna
Responded on December 18, 2020

Thank you for your review! Look forward to serving you again.

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OpenTable Diner
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined on December 5, 2020
Overall5food3service5ambience4

It was the birthday of my fiancé and his son.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Corpus Christi
1 review
Dined on November 30, 2020
Overall3food3service5ambience3

Was expecting more due to anniversary was requested at the end it was just regular dinner.

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vipjuliem
Corpus Christi
4 reviews
Dined on November 27, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Wonderful, as always. Not crowded, which was nice, and the service was great tonight.

Il Forno a Legna
Responded on December 18, 2020

Thank you for your review! Look forward to serving you again.

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MarivelT
Corpus Christi
9 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Food was great as always! Except the service was a bit lacking as our waiter would take long breaks from our table, and was noted on his phone at the entrance multiple times.

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Nochampagneforyou
Las Vegas
4 reviews
Dined on November 18, 2020
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.

MH
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

SD
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.

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 270 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.