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Il Forno A Legna

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Tue, 3/26
8:00 PM

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Antipasto Crudo
Chef's selection of Italian Cured Meats, Seasonal Fruits & Cheeses
Calamari Fritti
House Specialty; Lightly Seasoned Tender Squid Rings and Tentacles Topped with Cherry Peppers Sautéed in White Wine
Grilled Italian Bread topped with Fresh Plum Tomato, Basil & Fresh Mozzarella finished in the Oven
Pasticcio di Melanzane
Slices of Grilled Eggplant layered with Prosciutto, Mozzarella, finished in Oven with Plum Tomato Sauce
Vongole Farcite
Littleneck Clams or Mussels (depending on availability) Oven Roasted with Savory Cracker Crumbs Topping and Crispy Bacon
Zuppa di Vongole
Whole Littleneck Clams or Mussels (depending on availability) Sautéed in your choice of White, Red or Fra Diavolo Sauce
Arancini al Pesto
Fried Arborio Rice Balls with Pesto filled with Fresh Mozzarella Cheese served with our Plum Tomato Sauce
Garden Salad - Fresh Mixed Greens, English Cucumber, Red Onion, Carrots, Whole Black Olives and Cherry Tomatoes dressed with Extra Virgin Olive Oil and Balsamic Vinegar
Slices of Fresh Mozzarella Cheese, Beef Steak Tomato, Garnished with Fresh Basil leaves, drizzled with Extra Virgin Basil Oil
Insalate di Cesare
Ceaser salad - Crisp Romaine Lettuce tossed in our own Ceaser Dressing with House-made Garlic Croutons
Insalate Della Casa
Peppery Arugola, Fresh Fennel, Ruby Red Grapefruit segments and Golden Raisins dressed with Extra Virgin Oil and White Balsamic Vinegar
Market Price
Risotto Del Giorno
Risotto of the Day; Chef's Choice of Protein Served Over Simmered Arborio Rice Risotto
Agnolotti Agli Spinaci
House-made Pillow Shaped Pasta filled with Mascarpone, Spinach, Shallots in Saffron Creamy Sauce
Pappardelle al Ragu di Sella
Lamb Ragu Lollipops, Sautéed Wild Oyster Mushrooms Tossed with Egg Pappardelle Noodles
Lasagna (Casserole Style)
Our Casserole Style House-made Bolognese Sauce Layered between Pasta Sheets with Mixed Cheeses, Oven Finished with Fresh Plum Tomato Sauce & Mozzarella
Vegetable Lasagna
Our Casserole Style House-made Tomato Sauce Layered between Pasta Sheets with Mixed Cheeses, Oven Finished with Fresh Plum Tomato Sauce & Mozzarella
Conchiglie al Forno
Pasta Shells Sautéed with Pancetta, Shallots and Sage in Mascarpone Cream Sauce, Finished in the Oven with Fontina Cheese
Linguine e Gambari
Jumbo Shrimp Sautéed in your Choice of Red, Scampi or Fra Diavolo Sauce, Tossed with Linguine
Linguine Alla Vongole
Whole Littleneck Clams or Mussels (depending on availability) Sautéed in your Choice of Red, White or Fra Diavolo Sauce, Tossed with Linguine
Whole Littleneck Clams or Mussels (depending on availability), Jumbo Shrimp, Calamari, and Scallops in your Choice of Red, White or Fra Diavolo Sauce served over Linguine
Saltimbocca Alla Romana
Veal Medallion Sautéed in White Wine, Mushroom sauce, baked in the oven with Prosciutto & Provolone Cheese
Whole Stuffed Branzino
Table Side Filet; A White, Delicate-Flavored Whole Mediterranean Sea Bass, Stuffed with Fennel, Tomatoes, Basil, Lemon Wheels and Onions. Penne or Linguine with our Plum Tomato Basil Sauce or Chef's Choice of Potato & Vegetable. Filletted Tableside
Merluzzo al Forno
Fillet of Cod Fish topped with Crabmeat & Cracker Crumbs, Baked in the Oven
Lutiano Rosso al Cartoccio
Filet of Red Snapper Baked in Parchment with White Wine, Fresh Fennel, Red Onion, Plum Tomato, Basil & Olive Oil
Prosciutto Wrapped Gamberoni Ripieni
Jumbo Shrimp with Savory Cracker Crumbs and Crabmeat "Stuffing" Over Sundried Spinach Orzo Wrapped in Prosciutto and Drizzled with Balsamic Glaze
Salmone ai Pepperoni
Fresh Grilled Atlantic Salmon Filet, Served over Red & Yellow Pepper Coulis
Market Price
Bistecca Del Giorno
Steak of the Day; Chef's Choice Rib Eye, T-Bone or New York Strip
Costole di Manzo Brasate
Beef Short Ribs slowly Braised in a Red Wine Demi Glaze Sauce served over Mashed Potatos and Vegetables
Petto di Pollo Alato
Airline Chicken Breast Pan-Roasted Served Over Asparagus Risotto
Sella D'agnello al Vino Rosso
Herb Rubbed, Rack of Lamb, Grill Marked & Oven Finished with Goat Cheese & Red Wine Demi
Petto D'anatra al Mirtillo
Pan-Seared Duck Breast served with Dried Cranberries, Sage in a Gran Gala Brandy sauce
Costolette di Maiale Alla Griglia
House Specialty; Thick Cut Pork Chops Topped with Sautéed Hot & Pickled Peppers
Pollo Alla Parmigiana
Chicken Tenderloin, Egg-Dipped & Panko Encrusted, Oven Finished with Plum Tomato Basil Sauce & Mozzarella Cheese
Filetto di Maiale Braciole
Pine Nuts, Spinach and Four Cheese Mixture Stuffed Pork Tenderloin Topped with Brandy Apple Demi Glaze
Vitello Alla Parmigiana
Panko Breaded Veal Medallion Oven finished with Plum Tomato Basil Sauce & Mozzarella Cheese
Saltimbocca Alla Romana
Veal Medallion Sautéed in White Wine, Mushroom sauce, baked in the oven with Prosciutto & Provolone Cheese
Crowd Favorite; Tomato Sauce, Mozzarella Cheese and Fresh Basil
Sliced Mushrooms, Asparugus, Speck, Mozzarella Cheese and Truffle Oil
Al Forno
Mozzarella, Bacon, Pecorino Cheese and Cherry Tomato
Basil, Oregano, Red Onion, Panko Bread Crumbs, Cherry Tomatoes, Pecorino Romano and Olive Oil
Wild Boar Sausage & Mushrooms
Crumbled Wild Boar Sausage & Mushrooms
Mari E Monti
Seafood Pizza; Shrimp, Mushroom, Mozzarella, Smoked Salmon and Parsley
La Grigliata
Mozzarella, Grilled Vegetables - Eggplant, Zucchini, Peppers and Wild Mushrooms
Quattro Formaggi
Pecorino, Gorgonzola, Fontina and Provolone Cheese
Chef Selection; Imported Italian Biscuits, Dipped in Rum and Soaked in Espresso, layered with Delicate Mascarpone Cream
Crème Brûlée
Recommended; Creamy Custard, Finished with Caramelized Sugar
Cheese Cake
House Made Cheese Cake with an Amaretto Crumb Crust
Zeppole al Forno
Soft Traditional Italian Pastry Dusted With Powdered Sugar & Drizzled With White Chocolate Ganache
Torta di Dark Cioccolato i Espresso
Intense Double Espresso Chocolate Cake topped with a White Chocolate Glaze
Chocolate, Cherry, Pistachio Ice Cream
Traditional Almond Biscotti served with Ricotta & Marsala Cream with Berries
Double Shot of Espresso with a Scoop of Vanilla Ice Cream
Sorbeto al Limone
Vanilla Gelato
Italian Sodas
Mexican Coke
Topo Chico
Acqua Panna
Acqua di Frutta
Water Infused with Fresh Seasonal Fruit
House Made Italian Soda
Sparkling Water Infused with Fresh Seasonal Fruit
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.
$15 - $45
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
Dinner, Drinks, Lunch
Italian, Pizza, Steakhouse, Seafood
Television, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Takeout, Accepts Credit Cards
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Reviewed January 30, 2019

We wanted a change from Mexican food, we like Mexican food but needed a change, and decided to go to TripAdvisor to research local cuisine. The Italian section had several entries and after integrating all of the comments we selected Il Forno. Wow are they...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank frankbjr527
Reviewed December 12, 2018

Although not a large place the restuarant has a nice ambiance and mannerly waiters. We had Fettuccine alla Bolognese and a large Giardino Salado. Excellent taste. Fettucine could have been a bit warmer and parmesan was not offered until we flagged the waiter down. Bread...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank lakewoodjohn
Reviewed September 30, 2018

My wife and I had heard of Il Forno A Legna a year ago and always wanted to try it out. Super nice restaurant featuring a broad selection of authentic pasta dishes, fire oven pizzas, and a large seafood and carne menu. My wife and...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank Ken C
Reviewed June 24, 2018 via mobile

Been having a hard time finding a good place to eat in the valley that is not Mexican cuisine. After all, I like diversity. I've tried several restaurants and to my surprise, Il Forno serves a Pizza Margarita close to what I had in Napoli,...More

Date of visit: May 2018
Thank Emir B
Reviewed June 10, 2018

Nowhere better to have an authentic Italian meal in south Texas. The menu is adventurous and will please everyone. They make the pizzas in front of you and if it's a busy night prepared for the pizza makers to put on a show! The wine...More

Date of visit: June 2018
Thank Luis M
Reviewed May 22, 2018

We were visiting the area and looking for a place for dinner. We spotted this in a small strip mall and the reviews looked inviting. We were not disappointed! The staff was very courteous and attentive. The food was excellent! I had eggplant and risotto...More

Date of visit: May 2018
Thank mudqueen2015
Reviewed March 24, 2018

Quaint and unassuming restaurant with outstanding food & service. I was lucky enough to try 2 different pizzas, 1 pasta (agnolotti), veal, calamari, and octopus. All were excellent. And the bread with that addictive pepper infused oil were grand. Staff was also pleasant and helpful....More

Date of visit: March 2018
Thank me_heart_traveling
Reviewed March 10, 2018

Best Italian in McAllen, pizzas are fantastic, chicken Marsala best I’ve had outside of my him. Very good hosts and service

Date of visit: February 2018
Thank nutex99
Reviewed March 2, 2018 via mobile

Had the giardino salad, the meat lovers pizza, al forno pizza, and vegetable lasagna. Everything was top notch. The salad greens we flavorful and firm. The lasagna was one of the best I've had. And the pizza was better than anything I expected to find....More

Date of visit: March 2018
Thank Diego d
Reviewed March 2, 2018 via mobile

Opens at 11am and so room was empty at 11:30am on arrival; requested coffee which was presented well in a glass mug with real cream; salmon for me and shrimp for her and was all good; service was excellent; atmosphere was conducive to good conversation...More

Date of visit: March 2018
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