If you want a place where the kids will be happy, from age 0 to 99, this is the spot. Nothing about the place is offensive. They have a few different types of beer on tap and more in bottles but this isn't a place people go to get drunk as far as I can tell.
We usually go for special occasions, like my husband's surprise 40 birthday 8 years ago, to meet my best friends new boyfriend and his kids a few months ago.
I noticed the upgrades when the new owner's took over, including the bathroom, which looks more restaurant and less bar than it used to... Still the best all around place for pizza,beer, and nachos.
Always look forward to a trip to V I.!!!
Recently I have been so sick of chain pizza places! So, I went into Village Inn and was blown away! I LOVED the family atmosphere! They have a separate area where a retirement party was going on and I think it's just the perfect place for a fun event like that! I can't wait to go w/a group of friends for Illini games! In their back room they have a big screen TV, games for my kids, and the perfect environment for sporting events! I would definitely recommend the salad, nachos, thin crust pizza, and Italian Beef! The prices were A LOT cheeper and better quality and service than other pizza places! Two thumbs up!!!
I took my son's baseball team there last night and they had a great time. The staff was very nice to a loud group. To my surprise, the parents also had a great time. They have lots of seating and games for the kids to play while we waited for our pizza and sandwiches. Several of us had the italian beef-we would recommend that as well as the steak sandwiches.
I went there recently after giving up on the place about two years ago. To my surprise, it was painted, brighter, and had much friendlier service. I then learned it was under new ownership. The Italian beef was still great and the pizza my family and I had was delicious (they were not skimpy on the toppings at all!). I will not hesitate to go there in the future. I think my family and I found our new spot.
In my few encounters with Village Inn pizza, I have been far from pleased. The restaurant is very dark, seldom clean, and has a bar type atmoshpere to it. The furniture is out of date and depressing. The pizza tastes like it was just cooked from frozen and is more expensive than anything around. The back room has an arcade which can get very loud. Woudn't take anyone I liked here.