Been coming to IV's since high school, best pizza and salad bar ever. Think crust, nice atomosphere.
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While recently visiting Carbondale, we made an obligatory stop at the Italian Village. During my college years, my friends and I often visited for the spaghetti with meat sauce. My memories are so found of that dish that I was reluctant to try it again....More
I was very surprised when I seen on the wall that this business is been open for decades. It was one of the worst tasting pizza is I have ever experienced. The pizza crust was soft and It had a very doughy taste to it....More
IV's has been around since the 1960s, I believe. They recently expanded to include a beer garden option. Dining areas include outdoor, main level and upstairs. They also have a banquet room for events. They are famous for the nooner, which is a large slice...More
My father introduced me to Italian Village back in the early 80's. His favorite pizza was the Confusion. After graduating high school and going away to college, I was always on the hunt for another "Italian Village" of my own. Never finding one, of course,...More
The Italian Village isn't a bad place, it's just not an amazing place. They score as a 3.5 out of 5, but not a 4. The Italian Sausage Sandwich isn't bad. The pizza is pretty average.
Lasagna was not very good. Expected more from a hometown place like this. Had the pizza before and it was good. But I can't recommend the lasagna.
Always busy...food is good... has a long community history in the college town... we eat here probably once every 6 weeks when we come to town...
We had delicious cheese pizza here while visiting friends in Marion, IL. The combination of Italian cheeses made this one of the best cheese pizzas I have had in a very long time. The 50 year old quaint business was a trip back in time....More