Il Forno a Legna

4.7
251 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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4.6
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OpenTable Diner
Corpus Christi
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
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
77 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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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.

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vipSylviaV
Corpus Christi
78 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
3 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.

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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
7 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.

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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
78 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
78 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
78 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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vipMiguelVerlage
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
78 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
78 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
78 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.

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 251 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.