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405 S. Washington, Carbondale, IL 62901
618-457-6559
Today
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Closed now
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Hours:
Sun - Thu 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Delivery, Takeout

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Visitor rating
  • 15
    Excellent
  • 13
    Very good
  • 8
    Average
  • 6
    Poor
  • 4
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Slowly going down hill

When I was a student at siu this place was a staple. Every time I got back which isn't at often as(quatros, pags) this places seems to take a step back every time. The cool part about this place is that the walls are still covered in customers names.

3 of 5 starsReviewed March 9, 2015
Brandon R
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Saint Louis, Missouri
Good for:
  • Local cuisine
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Saint Louis, Missouri
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131 reviews 131 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2015

When I was a student at siu this place was a staple. Every time I got back which isn't at often as(quatros, pags) this places seems to take a step back every time. The cool part about this place is that the walls are still covered in customers names.

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Benton, Illinois
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11 reviews 11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

The pizza at IT is still pretty good, but it is nothing like it was 20 years ago. The place needs updating and the service ok at best.

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Houston, Texas
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15 reviews 15 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

Our party of 12 was able to be seated together, eat great pizza and beverage of choice for less than $150. Perfect for our family.

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11 reviews 11 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2014

I have been going here for 40 years. I believe its time to spend some money on the interior. It has not changed since I have been going there except for miner changes. They have built an outside area that is nice when weather permits. But the prices are to high for having to wait on yourself. 20.00+ dollars for... More 

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Hinsdale, Illinois
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94 reviews 94 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2014

If you are expecting a wood fired oven pizza with basil picked from a garden in Tuscany you will be disappointed. However, if you are looking for a good pizza that tastes like it did when you were a kid. You will be pleased. Part of what makes this place desirable is that it has changed very little since my... More 

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Carbondale, Illinois
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22 reviews 22 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

Italian Village, Carbondale IL, is a restaurant that I have visited for the past 53 years; it was a student staple when I was a student, a family staple when I had children at home; now, the baton of allegiance has been passed down a couple of generations and it is still first choice for cheese, sausage and pepperoni pizza.... More 

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Oreana
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13 reviews 13 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014 via mobile

This was always a favorite place to eat while a college student in the 70s. I was pleased to find that the food was still awesome. We ordered ravioli dinner and it was a large portion. I should have ordered a half order as I couldn't eat it all after eating a salad. Flavor was great. I see other reviews... More 

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Carterville, Illinois
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Italian Village has been a place my whole family has gone since I was a kid. Even when family from around the US comes back to the area, we go to IV's. The food is great, just about anything you could want to eat, and the price fits the meal. Good experience!

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Illinois City, Illinois
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32 reviews 32 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

I'm not sure why anyone would give this place more than 3 stars. It was dark, dingy, and average food at best. The fact that "Italian" is in the name is a joke. The place seemed dirty. I realize it's an old restaurant but I mean is everything in there still original? I won't be going back.

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Carbondale, Illinois
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68 reviews 68 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

I have been going to Italian Village at least monthly for 30 years. The pizza/service has always been perfect until the past couple of months. Too of of three times pizza was doughy and service was slow. I think it may be under new management. Salad bar still good. My last pizza was good as usual, but one more screwup... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 405 S. Washington, Carbondale, IL 62901
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Carbondale
  • Phone Number: 618-457-6559

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Italian, Pizza

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Local cuisine
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?