Il Forno a Legna

4.4
298 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 298 people are saying
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DanE
Corpus Christi
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall2food3service2ambience3

I have eaten here many times and I feel like the whole experience has declined for some reason. Service was poor at first until we expressed disatisfaction. My dish was also poor only flavor I could make out was lemon. Diappointed

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FlorG
1 review
Dined on January 8, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service was wonderful! The food was delicious.

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JuanT
1 review
Dined on December 27, 2021
Overall3food5service3ambience4

Website advertises happy hour deal for 2 or 3 course dinner options. Server said it wasn’t available because they didn’t have the necessary ingredients???? For pizza or lasagna? Yet I was able to order same items at regular price from menu?!

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Nallely
1 review
Dined on December 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome taste on all food and beverages! Excellent customer service from our waiter, very polite and friendly!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful food and friendly staff would definitely recommend

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YvetteMFHan
Houston
1 review
Dined on December 21, 2021
Overall3food1service2ambience2

Disappointed with the lack of seafood options. Seems they prefer to cook mostly chicken dishes... Also, we went for Italian and were served 'spicy oil with our bread; not an option to have the typical garlic and herb oil. And the prices were very high for the skimpy portions... of CHICKEN... Visiting here from Houston left us wanting to return to TRUE Italian dining, which we did NOT get at Il Forno. VERY disappointed, sorry!

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Nick
1 review
Dined on December 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service was great. All of the food was terrific and the experience was fantastic.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Corpus Christi
15 reviews
Dined on November 19, 2021
Overall3food5service2ambience3

Food was delicious. However, we had not so great service (food was not served all at once). Server not attentive

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OpenTable Diner
Corpus Christi
2 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

it was wonderful the staff was accommodating and the ambiance was nice

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OpenTable Diner
Corpus Christi
21 reviews
Dined on November 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent Italian influenced food and attentive service. A comfortable and attractive restaurant.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great experience at IL Forno. Exceptional customer service and delicious food. Will definitely return soon!

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AlyssaL
1 review
Dined on October 22, 2021
Overall2food1service5ambience3

In short, this place is not worth the amount of money I paid. I ordered the seafood linguine, it came with two shrimps, one clam, one mussel, and two scallops. The rest was pasta and oil. The dessert I ordered was odd, to say the least. It was a deconstructed cheesecake of sorts. However the menu doesn't phrase it as such. It had this weird "skin" around the outside of it. Overall, very underwhelming. Our waiter was great, the food no bueno.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a great time, we love coming to this restaurant and this time was better then ever. The service was outstanding and the food was exquisite. Everyone seemed very friendly and we just had a remarkable evening.

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Mona
1 review
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Great food. Everything was wonderful. Veggie pizza was great.

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FranceneP
Corpus Christi
15 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A great place to eat, great service and not too noisy.

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OpenTable Diner
Austin
1 review
Dined on September 15, 2021
Overall1food1service5ambience5

Pesto was made from dried basil and had no pine nuts. Pretty terrible dish.

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vipSDenisD
Las Vegas
48 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

The bread is amazing and same for the pizzas.

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Antonio
1 review
Dined on September 7, 2021
Overall2food1service4ambience3

Food was very bleh, especially for their price point. Cesar salad and chicken parm were terrible.

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KarlW
1 review
Dined on August 30, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

It was our 1st time dining at Il Forno. We will definitely be going back, food was delicious, loved the music that was being played, service was outstanding. Wonderful overall experience.!. 😊

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OpenTable Diner
Corpus Christi
1 review
Dined on August 28, 2021
Overall1food1service3ambience4

The appetizer and entrees were very poor. I’m sure that maybe it was just a bad day for them but the quality of the food was unacceptable. The red tomato sauce was overly sour which led me to believe that it had started to go bad. The calamari was also extremely tough. The bread loaves were unique but also suffered from having extremely bitter areas baked into it. It was our first visit to Il Forno a Legna, but it left us with a bad first impression and we ended up dining somewhere else.

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RodolfoQ
1 review
Dined on August 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very nice restaurant!!!! And food and wine outstanding!!!!

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BrianD
Chicago
1 review
Dined on August 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Food and service was GREAT,place was clean and elegant. The bar tender was our server so food was HOT and fresh and the mixed drinks were very well done. We will be back.

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vipneldab
Corpus Christi
5 reviews
Dined on August 13, 2021
Overall1food5service1ambience3

We made reservations through open table
We are weekly customers & have been for 3 years now .
We requested a high table for 6:45 - we arrived at 6:38pm & were told we were early & had to wait
We opted to sit by the pizza counter instead
Food & service by Rich & Walter were Perfect !!

Hostess was new but it was obvious she was NOT referring to Reservations Sheet at all
Hope hostess can learn about reservations requests & how to prioritize them
Thank You

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Schneid
1 review
Dined on August 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The Saltimbocca was excellent. Wife enjoyed her Branzino. Watched a lot of pizza being eaten at tables and pickup, so may need to try the pizza next visit. I requested my Creme Brulee to go. Waiter told me it won't present nice...I said not looking for esthetic, looking for the taste...it was excellent! Wife had Taramisu and enjoyed it as well.

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Hector
1 review
Dined on August 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good food and reasonable prices. Very good and friendly service.

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OpenTable Diner
Corpus Christi
2 reviews
Dined on July 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place for a birthday celebration. I love this place. Will return soon!

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vipValleygirl
San Antonio
25 reviews
Dined on July 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love the pizza!

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AlfonsoB
1 review
Dined on July 16, 2021
Overall1food1service2ambience1

Not Italian authentic, drunk person at the bar yelling and acting suspicious...

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Lunar
Tampa
2 reviews
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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vipDaisyA
Austin
5 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!

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 298 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.