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Il Forno a Legna

4.7
4.7
356 Reviews
$30 and under
Italian
Since 2016, our chefs have used the finest ingredients available to recreate heirloom Italian recipes. We're inspired by the Italian way of life and the importance of sharing meals with loved ones. Il Forno a Legna is our love letter to Italian tradition, and our gift to the Rio Grande Valley. Bring a few friends and remember, a tavola non si invecchia.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 2 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    Italian, Unspecified

  • Hours of operation

    Mon–Thu 5:00 pm–10:00 pm Fri 5:00 pm–11:00 pm Sat 2:00 pm–11:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (956) 688-9528

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Executive chef

    Vladimir Cruz

  • Catering

    Il Forno a Legna catering makes any meal a grand affair. Let us cater your next event and help create a fun, memorable occasion. With Catering Delivery, Il Forno a Legna makes your gathering or catered event even easier. Our convenient Catering Delivery ensures you don’t need to leave your event to pick up your order. You bring the crowd, we’ll bring the feast.<br /><br />We offer Food Delivery, Full Dining Experience, Pizza Truck and even Wine Service and Mixed Cocktails.

  • Private party facilities

    Available for all your catering needs.

  • Private party contact

    Homero Garcia: (956) 688-9528

  • Neighborhood

    McAllen

  • Cross street

    10th St. and Nolana

  • Parking details

    Additional Parking Next Door and Behind Building

  • Public transit

    McAllen Express Bus Route 3 stops in front of the restauarant.<br />McAllen Express Bus Route 2 stops accross the street from the restaurant.

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Delivery, Full Bar, Happy Hour, High Tea, Non-Smoking, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 356 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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4.7
4.7 based on recent ratings
  • 4.7Food
  • 4.7Service
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 4.5Value

NoiseModerate

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  • Corpus Christi / McAllen

    Best Overall

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    Best Food

  • Corpus Christi / McAllen

    Best Service

  • Corpus Christi / McAllen

    Best Ambiance

  • Corpus Christi / McAllen

    Best Value

  • Corpus Christi / McAllen

    Neighborhood gem

  • Corpus Christi / McAllen

    Lively

  • McAllen

    Best Overall

  • McAllen

    Best Food

  • McAllen

    Best Service

  • McAllen

    Best Ambiance

  • McAllen

    Best Value

  • McAllen

    Good for special occasions

  • McAllen

    Most Booked

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  1. c

    closgam

    Houston

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food4service4ambience5
    Great ambiance. Friendly waitstaff , lots of teamwork, didn’t have to wait for waitress if I needed something. Service was a little slow for me, bar drinks took a while but at the end it averaged pretty well. Being a party of four we ordered a variety of items, calamari was just calamari not too impressed, the clams were ok, now the pork chops were amazing, not dry cooked to perfection. The octopus top notch, soft and full of flavor. The osso bucco better than expected, tender great Demi paired perfect with mash potatoes, and salmon was also real good. We had a bottle of Austin hope, good wine service. Recommend the carajillo. It was the best I’ve ever had. Can’t go wrong w tiramisu and crème brûlée. Over all experience was very good, priced average for an Italian restaurant. I would definitely go back, and will try pizzas this go round. Give it a try, you will love it!
  2. B

    Banana

    Minneapolis

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 24, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience4
    Paso bucco was more like jerky
  3. g

    grumpyhacker

    Corpus Christi

    25 reviews

    4.0

    25 reviews

    Dined on November 11, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Pasta alfredo was very large portion. Lasagna was very cheesy, but lacked any herbal notes. My W really enjoyed the house red, fried mozzarella app was good,
  4. AZ

    AliciaZ

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent service and food. The staff was very attentive to details
  5. LR

    LauraR

    Corpus Christi

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 4, 2022

    overall2food2service5ambience5
    The steak that I ordered was well seasoned but it was not well cooked. I ordered modicum rare and when I got it well done. The server took my steak and brought me a steak that was completely raw. I did not have the energy to complain and just had the smashed potatoes and veggies on the plate. I had to take my steak to go so I could cook my $40 steak properly at home. I had tried pizza, pasta, lamp, pork at il forno and it’s perfect. Do not order a steak there. It’s not their specialty
  6. OV

    OscarV

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great place it have good service, nice waitress. the food is EXCELLENT, and in my point of view in the price is NOT expensive
  7. LE

    LizaE

    Corpus Christi

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The best Italian food in McAllen!!! Great Ambiance! Great Service!!! Over 5 stars!!!
  8. AW

    AndresW

    Las Vegas

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 12, 2022

    overall3food2service3ambience3
    Food was far from expected, especially based on other reviews. Quality and execution of the dishes wasn’t there. I would not recommend it.
  9. J

    Jarocho

    Austin

    27 reviews

    4.0

    27 reviews

    Dined on October 2, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    Todo muy bien, los platillos muy bien cocinados y sazonados, lo unico malo es que no tengan agua embotellada, refrescos embotellados, etc, no es un fast food pagué mas de $200 dlls por 5.
  10. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Corpus Christi

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 24, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    The good excelente
  11. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Las Vegas

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything from food to service was perfect
  12. MA

    MichaelA

    New York Area

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on September 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Prompt service, great food.
  13. J

    Jspkimn

    Corpus Christi

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    very unique taste with friendly service good place for couple
  14. SV

    SylviaV

    Corpus Christi

    93 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    93 reviews

    Dined on September 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always a great time when we go to Il Forno. Nice to see it busy.
  15. AL

    AndrewL

    Amarillo

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The papardelle pasta was exquisite. My wife had the fra diavolo which had the right amount of spice with a lot of flavor. The attention we received from all the staff was so refreshing. We had just had a bad experience at the Peruvian restaurant and when we came here it was a complete 180 from the attention, to the amazing food, and everything in between. Definitely our favorite restaurant in mcallen.
  16. EB

    EphraimB

    Corpus Christi

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing experience. Everything was perfect and memorable. The General Manager Omar and Sandra really were very helpful in recommending great selections not to mention their suggestion, Austin Hope Cab, was the perfect addition to an already amazing night. Thank you for making our night one to remember
  17. NR

    NormanR

    Corpus Christi

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on September 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was amazing, it really was like we were transported to the old country. Everything tasted so fresh and flavorful. Definitely will be back
  18. AD

    AnaD

    Philadelphia

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on August 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience3
    Very good food Totally recomended
  19. C

    Carlos

    Chicago

    19 reviews

    5.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on August 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Service was excellent. The food was very well prepared and served. The menu is kid-friendly. The Carbonara was outstanding. One of the best options in McAllen for a nice dinner
  20. CG

    ClaudiaG

    San Antonio

    4 reviews

    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on August 20, 2022

    overall3food4service2ambience2
    Pizza was delicious, but I didn’t care for the sangria. I switched up my drink order and had a limoncello collins (which I highly recommend). I also enjoyed the shrimp bruschetta. The noise level was loud for a Friday and we didn’t have the best service. I usually order the pizza to go and have never been disappointed by the quality of the food.
  21. DD

    DelaneyD

    Corpus Christi

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was a great ! I really enjoyed my birthday dinner and I will for sure be coming back :)
  22. MS

    MichaelS

    Corpus Christi

    10 reviews

    4.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on August 14, 2022

    overall4food5service3ambience4
    Took about 30 to 45 minutes after reservation time before we got seated. Took a while before waitress came to our table due to miss communication but service was good after that.
  23. J

    John

    Corpus Christi

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on August 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything was excellent. The only rude awakening was walking in to the odor of sewage. Unsure if it was actual sewage or something else. Once we sat down, we seemed to forget about it. Excellent dinner though.
  24. GF

    GFDuran

    Corpus Christi

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I really enjoyed this restaurant. They had a great wine selection.
  25. DA

    DAgado3

    Corpus Christi

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on August 6, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    Food was great but I could not have a conversation with my wife as it was too loud. We ended up walking out with headaches and going home instead of the movies.
  26. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Seattle

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 2, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Nice and quiet. Great food and service.
  27. n

    neldab

    Corpus Christi

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on July 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food Great service Great server - Walter Great drinks CHEF CRUZ is the BEST !! Keep him
  28. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and great service. 10/10
  29. CS

    CarolinaS

    Corpus Christi

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 5, 2022

    overall4food2service5ambience4
    This place is alright I believe it’s overpriced and over rated. I still haven’t found the best pizza yet, only in Italy.
  30. JH

    JacobH

    Las Vegas

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on June 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Delicious dinner and very pleased with service. We love this restaurant ! So happy the previous chef returned to the restaurant and the old menu was reinstated
  31. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Houston

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fantastic food. We got there early and sat at the bar and had a bottle of wine. The bartender was amazing and gave great pointers on the menu and the cocktails. He makes a wicked espresso martini. Our Group loved the food. I highly recommend this restaurant. A fantastic experience.
  32. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Corpus Christi

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 4, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Always great food
  33. CS

    CoyS

    Corpus Christi

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Staff and food is incredible.
  34. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great ambiance, variety of wine options. Appetizers delicious Pasta al dente. Every time we Visiting McAllen we try to stop by
  35. MM

    MaryM

    Las Vegas

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The service was excellent. Our server Vince was very friendly. Food was excellent. Loved it!
  36. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Las Vegas

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 15, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    Service was way above average. Wine list exceptional- rare to find the level of selections available in single pour. I’ll return more frequently just for this reason. The only critique would be on their meatballs. Extremely dry, possibly little to no breadcrumbs and a little on the salty side. The Fett/Alfredo was slight gritty as if Parm not given enough time to emulsify with cream. Minor critiques but notable to me. Chef Cruz had returned .. a huge plus. Highly recommended.. all in all I’d given iL Forno 4.5!!!
  37. GS

    GerardoS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Chef did a very good job overall, chicken Marsala outstanding.
  38. CC

    ChristinaC

    Central Texas

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on May 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Great food and service
  39. SV

    SylviaV

    Corpus Christi

    94 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    94 reviews

    Dined on May 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It is AMAZING to have the “Old” Il Forno back! The food…. Missed it so much. Music superb. Staff wonderful to see! Your bartender, what a relief! He is so professional. What a great change. We are extremely happy to hear Chef Cruz is back. His cooking has been missed. Omar, thank you for all you do. We will be returning!
  40. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Corpus Christi

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Awesome restaurant Service is amazing food does not take long to come out of the kitchen. Highly recommend the meat lovers pizza

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 4.7 stars by 356 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 2 times today
Google Map for Il Forno a Legna

3817 N 10th St #5, McAllen, TX 78501

Additional information

  • Cross street

    10th St. and Nolana

  • Neighborhood

    McAllen

  • Hours of operation

    Mon–Thu 5:00 pm–10:00 pm Fri 5:00 pm–11:00 pm Sat 2:00 pm–11:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Italian, Unspecified

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Parking details

    Additional Parking Next Door and Behind Building

  • Public transit

    McAllen Express Bus Route 3 stops in front of the restauarant.McAllen Express Bus Route 2 stops accross the street from the restaurant.

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Vladimir Cruz

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Delivery, Full Bar, Happy Hour, High Tea, Non-Smoking, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (956) 688-9528

  • Catering

    Il Forno a Legna catering makes any meal a grand affair. Let us cater your next event and help create a fun, memorable occasion. With Catering Delivery, Il Forno a Legna makes your gathering or catered event even easier. Our convenient Catering Delivery ensures you don’t need to leave your event to pick up your order. You bring the crowd, we’ll bring the feast.<br /><br />We offer Food Delivery, Full Dining Experience, Pizza Truck and even Wine Service and Mixed Cocktails.

  • Private party facilities

    Available for all your catering needs.

  • Private party contact

    Homero Garcia: (956) 688-9528

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