It’s been quite some time since we last visited Pinocchio Village Haus, way back in 2012 when they first introduced their flatbread pizzas. After a morning of hitting up some attractions around Magic Kingdom, we started to get hungry and popped in to see if anything looked interested to us.
The menu (click for larger) still features the flatbreads, as well as a couple salads, a meatball sub, and chicken nuggets – all pretty standard theme park fare.
I’ve also had the Mediterranean Salad in the past, and it was a pretty good salad. Definitely one I’d recommend. On this visit, however, Matt opted for the Caesar Salad with Chicken and the Tomato Basil Soup. I went with the Italian Flatbread Sub.
I also got the Maleficent Light Up Stick, which was supposed to come with a beverage. It was initially left off our order, so I returned for it and the Cast Member happily gave it to me. Unfortunately, I neglected the fact that there was supposed to be said beverage with it, so we had one soda which I paid for in addition to the one I was supposed to receive. D’oh!
Matt’s Caesar Salad with Chicken was a good size, topped with plenty of chicken and cheese.
He made a decent dent in it, but he didn’t seem to crazy about it. I think it might have just been one of those “it’s just not hitting the spot” moments. I tried a piece of the chicken and it had a really off-putting texture to me. It was rather rubbery and the flavor seemed odd as well. On a positive note, the iceberg lettuce was seemingly fresh and crisp.
The Tomato Basil Soup fared better. It was relatively thick and creamy. Although Matt’s typically not a big tomato soup fan, he liked this version, noting it reminded him of the version served at Nature’s Table. I found it to be okay, but not something I’d order myself.
The Italian Flatbread Sub, featuring Italian Meats, Cheese, Dressing and Balsamic Glaze, shared a similar fate to the salad. I made it though roughly a quarter of the “sub” before throwing in the towel. The cracker-like flat would have been fine in its intended use, but here it was just overly dry, crumbly and messy. While Matt isn’t an Italian sandwich fan, he took a bite and gave it a sarcastic, “Mmmmm…”
It sort of reminded me of the Muffaletta Flatbread I had from Riverside Mill earlier this month, which was okay, but this execution just wasn’t working. Sadly, we threw out a lot of money this day.
Unless I’m in the mood for a flatbread, I’ll likely be steering clear of Pinocchio Village Haus for the foreseeable future, instead venturing to Columbia Harbour House for time-tested favorites, like Matt’s Anchors Aweigh Sandwich and my new-ish favorite, the Lighthouse Sandwich. I almost ordered the Barbecue Chicken Flatbread, but after tasting the chicken on Matt’s salad, I’m glad I didn’t.
Do you visit Pinocchio Village Haus on your trips to Magic Kingdom? Do you have a go-to menu item?