9/5/15 Update Update: Menu updated and items added.
Location: Fantasyland, near Prince Regal Royal Carousel. To the left is it’s a small world.
Food Type: Flatbread pizzas, Sandwiches, Salads, Chicken Nuggets.
Dining Plan: One quick service credit and some items count as snacks.
After 4pm, Village Haus removes the Chicken Parmesan and Italian Flatbread Sub Sandwiches and replaces them with the above Chicken Parmesan with Pasta and Side Caesae Salad and Chicken Alfredo with Pasta and Side Caesar Salad. The Caesar Salad and Chicken Nuggets are also available.
Unique Items: Chicken Parmesan Sandwich, Chicken Parmesan, Chicken Alfredo, Flatbreads
- Usually plentiful indoor and outdoor seating. Some tables overlook the loading of it’s a small world next door and balcony seating upstairs.
- The Flatbreads are a nice, potentially lighter option. They’re typically served freshly baked and hot.
- The Tomato Soup is a great, hot snack and the gelato desserts are better than the usual pre-packaged cake, particularly in the summer heat.
- Interior theming is among the best. Make sure to check out the different themes in each of the rooms.
- Balcony seating is scenic.
- When it’s busy, there may not be indoor seating available.
- Ordering process can be hectic when it’s busy due to the small, convoluted ordering area.
- Relatively limited menu that changes throughout the day.
Value: Average. The Flatbreads are high quality, but cost a dollar or two more than most of us would like to pay considering they don’t come with accompaniments. Pizzas used to be served with a side Caesar salad for similar money.
Reputation: Pinocchio Village Haus doesn’t have the best reputation, but it has improved along with the new menu. Most guests seem to enjoy their Flatbreads and quick service pasta inside the the theme parks is rare.
Zoomed in, I feel like it doesn’t look as good as it was. You can’t really go wrong with a bunch of cheese, bread, and pepperoni, which is exactly what this is. It’s sectioned nicely for easy sharing. As I mentioned last time, sharing one of these and the Mediterranean Salad among two people would make for a very fine lunch. It was served hot, it’s a ton of food, and the bread underneath was softer than last time. Perfect.
It’s pretty with the mozzarella melted over chunky tomatoes. Basil on top provides additional color. This one was very good too, though it relies heavily on the squirt of balsamic vinaigrette dressing that Disney seems intent on covering everything and anything with. Also a good choice and one that feels a little lighter than the Pepperoni or BBQ, even though it probably isn’t. If you’re into the balsamic and don’t want it on another salad, then this would be a good choice. An excellent choice for vegetarians as well.
Chicken Parmesan Sandwich
This was actually pretty good. The patty didn’t have that generic Tyson “frozen feel” like its predecessor, the “Spicy Chicken.” The shape and breading were more natural and there was a lot of perfectly melted cheese on top, in addition to the chunky-ish, robustly flavored sauce. It wasn’t exactly life changing, but it blows away the Spicy Chicken and would be a good choice for lunch.
Looking out at the Castle from the balcony.
Italian Flatbread Sub
Italian Meats, Cheese, Dressing, and Balsamic Glaze. The meats were ham and salami on the bottom and it’s topped with banana peppers, olives, lettuce, tomatoes, red onions, and cheese (mozzarella?). There’s a little balsamic salad dressing on top – you know I love that. It was filling, but extremely salty. The vegetables were all fresh and added a nice crunch to the sub. I’m not sure anyone else has tried it, but my only problem was the saltiness. It was otherwise more interesting than most of the quick service sandwiches you’ll find in the theme parks.
Caesar Salad with Chicken
This is about as basic as salads get with romaine lettuce, defrosted chicken, and a packet of Ken’s Caesar. Serviceable, but certainly nothing out of the ordinary or outstanding.
Chicken Parmesan with Pasta
The Chicken Parmesan is a nice change of pace from the rest of Magic Kingdom’s quick service options, which don’t offer the variety of the other Parks. This time, the same chicken patty as the sandwich arrives on top of pasta with the same sauce and cheese, offering a dish that’s reminiscent, if not a bit heartier than the lunchtime option. It’s worth seeking out.
Tomato Basil Soup
Before the menu change, I enjoyed ordering the Kids’ Grilled Cheese along with the Tomato Soup. The sandwich dipped in the soup was particularly tasty. As far as the soup specifically, it’s served hot and creamy and is everything a tomato basil soup should be. It’s not a huge portion, but I would guess it’s basically liquid saturated fat, so it isn’t necessarily such a bag thing. I’m not sure I would pair the soup with one of the other tomoato-based entrees as it would seem to be overkill alongside the Pepperoni Pizza. But it would pair nicely with one of the salads.
The Pesto Bread Knots arrive without any pesto really, instead relying on butter, garlic, rosemary, and salt to provide flavor.
They were fresh and had a nice pull-apart quality to them, in addition to a nice garlic-y goodness and the marinera dipping sauce provides another layer of flavor for those that wish to dip. They are otherwise a terrific use of a snack credit or a nice side if you’re worried about running low on carbs and bad breath.
Uncrustables Kids Picks
This includes everything on the tray to the right of the breadsticks.
This was my first Uncrustables and I wasn’t sure what to expect. As you might imagine, it’s basically two pieces of soft bread pushed together with peanut butter and jelly on the inside. I enjoyed this one for what it was. It’s on a lot of menus here at Disney World and Uncrustables should be widely available in stores. You may want to pick one up and see if the kids like them prior to your arrival, as it will make choosing Kids Picks easier.
The grapes are hit or miss. These were soft and yucky. The Danimals yogurt is par for the course as well. You can sub in apple sauce, fries, a cookie, and/or a soft drink if you prefer. I’d skip the grapes more often than not.
I’m not sure if Mickey Milk is a weird name or not. If you think about goat’s milk, soy milk, etc. I’m not sure I want to think about where this stuff is coming from. The Kids Picks are usually a decent amount of food, particularly if you order the heftier french fries and cookie
It’s served in prepackaged containers that are distributed by Molto Gelato, a local distributor of gelato, ice cream, and other frozen treats. It has a very rich, deep, dark chocolate flavor. It’s not a huge portion, but it’s so rich and so heavy that I’m not sure you’d want much more. I think this would be amazing if you like dark chocolate. I’m more of a “milk chocolate guy,” so it wasn’t necessarily to my taste. It was certainly a high quality item, just be aware of the rich flavor.
Blue Raspberry Slush
A $4.49 Blue Raspberry Slush – A favorite of the blue fairy outside. This is your typical slushie with whipped cream and berry syrup on top. It’s a refreshing use of a snack credit in the afternoon heat and an average value out of pocket.
Pinocchio Village Haus has a ton of tables. My favorites are the seats that overlook it’s a small world, though the patio/balcony seats looking over Fantasyland are also fun.
Well-themed wooden tables, though they aren’t the most comfortable. Stick to the non-bench seating unless you don’t mind the lack of a back.
Outdoor seating looking out at Fantasyland
When open, the balcony seating on the second floor is a great bet in cool weather. Head inside for air-conditioning, fewer people around, and views down below.
From the balcony.
This is the view from inside the Village Haus, overlooking it’s a small world. These are my favorite, though they are limited in number and difficult to get.