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Il Forno a Legna, McAllen, TX
Il Forno a Legna, McAllen, TX
Il Forno a Legna, McAllen, TX
Il Forno a Legna, McAllen, TX
Il Forno a Legna, McAllen, TX

Il Forno a Legna

4.4
4.4
395 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 13 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • 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
  • 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 395 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.4
4.4 based on recent ratings
  • 4.3Food
  • 4.5Service
  • 4.3Ambience
  • 4.2Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Corpus Christi / McAllen

    Best Value

  • Corpus Christi / McAllen

    Innovative

  • McAllen

    Best Overall

  • McAllen

    Best Food

  • McAllen

    Best Service

  • McAllen

    Best Ambiance

  • McAllen

    Best Value

  • McAllen

    Good for business meals

  • McAllen

    Most Booked

395 Reviews
  1. OscarC

    Corpus Christi

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Valentine’s Dinner was fantastic!! Their preset menu provided great value and the food was delicious. Dessert was one of a kind both in presentation and mix of flavors. James, our server for the evening was excellent and took the time to explain all the items on the menu. His recommendations were on pointe. THANKS IL FORNO for a wonderful evening.

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  2. OpenTable Diner

    Corpus Christi

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 1
    This is a review for an event at the location for valentines day: Food was okay, what really bothered me was where we were sat, right by the kitchen away from the actual restaurant main dinning room where there was live music. Also, there was no mention of gratuity being included and it ended up being a 40$ tip for serving two people. Ended up paying almost 300$ for mediocre food and service. Will not be going back.

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  3. Brandon

    Corpus Christi

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 14, 2024

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 2
    Asked for a Medium rare steak and got my steak cooked 3 different temperatures. Took over 40 mins to get main entree

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  4. OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    7 reviews

    3.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on February 11, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    Our waitress was wonderful. Fantastic service by Esperanza. We were disappointed that they ran out of pizzas at 7 pm and we could not order any. Food was ok. It was my mother in laws birthday and was not very happy they charged a $25 fee to bring our own cake! So call before to make sure they have pizzas and do the cake cutting at home.

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  5. OpenTable Diner

    San Antonio

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on February 10, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Delightful dinner, good ambience and delicious food.

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  6. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 30, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Always a wonderful meal. Exceptional preparation and flavor. Attentive staff.

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  7. RobertoV

    Washington DC

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 21, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    We went to spend the day in McAllen and have dinner in one of our favorite places, Il Forno. The service was excellent, but we had a bad experience with our food. We ordered the Grilled octopus, but they changed the recipe and gave us a salad with only 5 pieces of octopus, which was not good at all. The Lasagna had canned tomato sauce and overcooked pasta. The pizza also needed more time in the oven. We were very disappointed with our food, all our food was under par. We will not be coming back, even though before, this was one of our favorite restaurants. I am not sure if they have a new chef or why the food quality and taste changed so much.

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  8. OpenTable Diner

    Corpus Christi

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on January 14, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    It’s our favorite place. Never disappoints, especially when we have a really great server. Hope!! She’s always friendly and knowledgeable about the menu.

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  9. StephanieV

    San Antonio

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 24, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 4
    Food was good. Not amazing, but good. Service was terrible. Our waiter looked annoyed the whole time and was so rude.

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  10. OpenTable Diner

    Corpus Christi

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 23, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Yes yea yes yes yes yes yes yes Yes yea yes yes yes yes yes yes Yes yea yes yes yes yes yes yes Yes yea yes yes yes yes yes yes Yes yea yes yes yes yes yes yes no

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  11. gior

    El Paso

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on October 24, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great dinner, as always! The food, service, and atmosphere are excellent.

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  12. IdaS

    Corpus Christi

    4 reviews

    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on October 24, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 5
    Food is excellent. Service can always be better. They seem to forget about you once they take your drink and food order. We did have to wait a long while for refill on drinks and water. Ambiance is great and food was excellent.

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  13. MatthewB

    Corpus Christi

    5 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on October 20, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 4
    we arrived early 6:40 and were seated right away, We placed our order but did not receive our meal until 8 pm. very slow out of the kitchen. At least the food was warm and not cold like our 2nd to last visit.

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  14. OpenTable Diner

    Corpus Christi

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on October 8, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    It’s always a favorite. Delicious food and great staff!

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  15. EdwardS

    Corpus Christi

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 30, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great service, friendly staff. Food was very high quality. A small group of friends go out to dinner on Saturday evenings. We try different local restaurants every week, this is one we come back to. Job well done.

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  16. JohnG

    New Mexico

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 22, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Food and atmosphere was great. Give them a try. Valet attentive staff and great. Location.

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  17. JoannaG

    Corpus Christi

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 17, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food was authentic Italian. It was delicious.!

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  18. Grammy

    Corpus Christi

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 7, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    The food was excellently prepared and hot, our waiter, Elliott, was knowledgeable, friendly and attentive. Definitely will return.

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  19. Annette

    Corpus Christi

    19 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on September 5, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 5
    Had to call the server several times, passed by us several times and didn't refill our wine glasses. When we were ready to leave, we couldn't get his attention, I had to get up and request the bartender to take care of us.

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  20. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 3, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    We have been going to Il Forno for a long time. We have always liked it, but the previous two times were a little below par. Last night, was probably the best we have ever had! Service was good, food and wine were 10 out of 10!

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  21. GeorgeA

    Corpus Christi

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 15, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great Service. Food could not have been better! It’s not cheap but definitely worth every penny. I’ve gone to expensive local restaurants and didn’t always feel the food was up to par with pricing. I’m sure Gordon Ramsey would approve.

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  22. MatthewB

    Corpus Christi

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on August 11, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    food and service was outstanding and it wasn't too noisy

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  23. AissaS

    San Antonio

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 11, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    We had a reservation for my birthday dinner so we were seated in a separate room with a door so it was quiet but it was also very hot with the door closed. Waiter was so kind, attentive. Food was delicious and perfect.

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  24. LuciL

    Houston

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on July 22, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Had an enjoyable time, food was great and the ambience is perfect.

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  25. OpenTable Diner

    San Antonio

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on July 9, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Fantastic Food and Service for a Saturday Night. Delicious plates, pizza and drinks.

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  26. OpenTable Diner

    San Antonio

    3 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 1, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Very nice place for good dinner. Good location. Need more parking spaces.

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  27. MatthewB

    Corpus Christi

    5 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on June 16, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 4
    our server brought us the wrong food to my wife 20 minutes after i got my dish

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  28. TonyV

    Corpus Christi

    2 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 11, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    Great place for semi formal dining

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  29. foodieforlife

    Corpus Christi

    5 reviews

    3.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on May 20, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 4
    A lot of new faces, especially within the wait staff. Maybe they are still in training, but our service was slow and inattentive. Food was mediocre, not the best I’ve had here, and arrived at the table cold. Best part about the meal was the espresso martini for dessert, thank you bartenders!

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  30. EdwardP

    San Antonio

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 10, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Always a great dining experience! Highly recommend. Staff is fantastic. The pizza is the best.

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  31. Anita

    Corpus Christi

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 10, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    Food was delicious, however we didn’t received the best service from our waiter

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  32. BillD

    Corpus Christi

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 9, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Les assiettes de service devraient être chaudes. Notre plat était tiède

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  33. OpenTable Diner

    Monterrey

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 7, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Fabuloso! Nos sorprendió lo bueno de la comida. Se les habia acabado la pizza pero no importó

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  34. OpenTable Diner

    Monterrey

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 5, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excelente servicio, y excelente calidad de alimentos

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  35. HectorL

    Corpus Christi

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on March 4, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Il forno never disappoint me! Food, drinks are fantastic!

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  36. OpenTable Diner

    Monterrey

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 15, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Valentines

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  37. AlexF

    Corpus Christi

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on February 15, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent service

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  38. OpenTable Diner

    Corpus Christi

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 14, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    It Was amazing, food was delicious and our waiter was on top of everything ! Had a beautiful night with my wife I recommend this place if you want great food and drinks.

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  39. Roses4

    Corpus Christi

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 5, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Loved this place! We made a reservation for 6 pm. Perfect time. Good crowd but not crazy or loud. Calamari and fried mozzarella were delicious. Wine, excellent, and my steak and veggies yum!! Mashed potatoes not so great. Our server was the best. Will be going again soon.

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  40. PriscillaG

    Corpus Christi

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 7, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The service was top notch and the food was beautifully plated and absolutely delicious.

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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 4.4 stars by 395 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 13 times today

Order delivery or takeout

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
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • 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
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