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Il Forno a Legna

4.7
4.7
333 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 333 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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4.7
4.7 based on recent ratings
  • 4.6Food
  • 4.8Service
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 4.5Value

NoiseModerate

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    Healthy

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    Hot Spot

  • Corpus Christi / McAllen

    Vibrant Bar Scene

  • McAllen

    Best Overall

  • McAllen

    Best Food

  • McAllen

    Best Service

  • McAllen

    Best Ambiance

  • McAllen

    Best Value

  • McAllen

    Fit for Foodies

  • McAllen

    Romantic

  • McAllen

    Special Occasion

  • McAllen

    Vibrant Bar Scene

  • McAllen

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  1. J

    John

    Corpus Christi

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    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.
  2. GF

    GFDuran

    Corpus Christi

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

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

    DAgado3

    Corpus Christi

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    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.
  4. n

    neldab

    Corpus Christi

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on July 30, 2022

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

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and great service. 10/10
  6. 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.
  7. JH

    JacobH

    Las Vegas

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 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
  8. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    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.
  9. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Corpus Christi

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 4, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Always great food
  10. CS

    CoyS

    Corpus Christi

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Staff and food is incredible.
  11. 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
  12. 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!
  13. 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!!!
  14. GS

    GerardoS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 8, 2022

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

    ChristinaC

    Central Texas

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on May 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Great food and service
  16. SV

    SylviaV

    Corpus Christi

    93 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    93 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!
  17. 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
  18. JS

    JohnS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 30, 2022

    overall5food4service4ambience5
    First time there good food reasonably priced will return in the future.
  19. FP

    FranceneP

    Corpus Christi

    21 reviews

    5.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on April 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We have enjoyed every time we come to the restaurant. The servers are always polite and check on you just enough. The food is good and they have a great wine selection. There are little choices when it comes to cocktail s. We will continue to eat here from time to time. Areas to grow, hostess can be more courteous as they are usually the first ones to greet you.
  20. RC

    RichardC

    Corpus Christi

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 8, 2022

    overall3food3service2ambience3
    The food is mediocre, and very expensive 250 dlls for 5 people, who only had one drink.
  21. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 8, 2022

    overall2food2service3ambience3
    Food was not good. Will not return.
  22. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Corpus Christi

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 4, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Service is great
  23. FP

    FranceneP

    Corpus Christi

    21 reviews

    5.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on March 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and service every time.
  24. LT

    LoriT

    Philadelphia

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on March 3, 2022

    overall4food3service5ambience5
    The appetizers were ANAZING!! We had the calamari and probably the best we’ve ever had. The fettuccine Alfredo was lacking in flavor… needed cheese. I had seafood linguine. The seafood was delicious but the pasta was extremely bland. Obviously chef was not Italian. Prices very reasonable but will probably order appetizers and pizza next time.
  25. K

    Kkdi

    Dallas

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 28, 2022

    overall3food3service1ambience2
    Waiter could benefit from knowing the menu better. Didn’t refill water, went to bar to get more water.
  26. SG

    SallyG

    Austin

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on February 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We love this place! Always looking forward to going back
  27. JH

    JacobH

    Las Vegas

    8 reviews

    1.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on February 15, 2022

    overall1food1service2ambience3
    We always enjoyed this restaurant Hadn’t been there for a few months. Waiter very pleasant Our appetizers were great. The main course was terrible. Bland and tasteless. Very dussapountef
  28. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 15, 2022

    overall2food2service4ambience5
    We went there for Valentine’s Day. When we first got there, our table wasn’t ready for our reservation, which was understandable. We waited outside for about 20 minutes before we got sat. For the price that I paid, the food was alright at best. It definitely was not worth the $175 they were charging. However my bill came out to $260 which didn’t make sense since we had only had a few drinks a piece. Definitely not $80 worth. Unfortunately, I didn’t glance at the receipt, I just tipped the 20% and signed it. That was my mistake. I got burned so lesson learned though.
  29. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Corpus Christi

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 15, 2022

    overall1food1service4ambience3
    For the Valentines Day reservation we were not impressed at all with the food. It was a tasting menu so we understand the small amount, but in no way was it worth 175$ The food was blah. We could’ve had a pleasant delicious meal at Prime, SALT, España…. Now we know
  30. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 12, 2022

    overall5food5service3ambience4
    Food was excellent as always!
  31. FP

    FranceneP

    Corpus Christi

    21 reviews

    5.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on February 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great service. A great menu. Many options from appetizers to dessert. Great portion size too. Will go back
  32. S

    Steve

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 5, 2022

    overall1food1service4ambience2
    Food was great with previous chef, didn’t mind paying a the high prices. But the food was terrible with this new chef and the restaurant lost its class. It used to be elegant now it feels like Applebees.

    Il Forno a LegnaResponded on February 8, 2022Hello Steve, We apologize for your experience not meeting your expectations. We take pride in sourcing the best and freshest ingredients available.

  33. MA

    MariaA

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    First time dining there and it was amazing! Food, service etc. top stars!

    Il Forno a LegnaResponded on February 8, 2022Thank you for your review!

  34. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Antonio

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 20, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    Good food, fair pricing on good wine and fun atmosphere.

    Il Forno a LegnaResponded on February 8, 2022Thank you for your review!

  35. DE

    DanE

    Corpus Christi

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 19, 2022

    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
  36. FG

    FlorG

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The service was wonderful! The food was delicious.
  37. JT

    JuanT

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 28, 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?!
  38. N

    Nallely

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 23, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Awesome taste on all food and beverages! Excellent customer service from our waiter, very polite and friendly!
  39. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 22, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful food and friendly staff would definitely recommend
  40. YM

    YvetteMFHan

    Houston

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 22, 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!

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 333 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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