Pinocchio Village Haus opened with the Magic Kingdom in 1971. Despite the Italian setting of the film, the restaurant would end up taking on much more of a Bavarian/Swiss architectural style.
One of the more notable features of the Magic Kingdom version is the Monstro Room, which features windows overlooking the load area for the neighboring It's a Small World attraction. Additionally, there is outdoor balcony seating. A figure of Figaro was added to the exterior balcony in late January 2022.
The restaurant was originally called Village Inn Restaurant when it opened on May 25, 1983. But other than the name change not much has been changed over the years except the menu.
Inside the French-style decorations, with nods to The Tavern (similar to Gaston's Tavern at Magic Kingdom and upcoming Tokyo Disneyland), Beast's Castle, and Belle’s provincial little town. It was initially to only be open for a limited time in celebration of the new movie, but remained in the overlay into 2018, with the statement on the official Disneyland website that it was only for a limited time being removed.
The location at Disneyland was prior to the New Fantasyland of 1983, this area was mostly walkway, but also includes space that was covered by the original location of Dumbo the Flying Elephant.
At Disneyland, one of the exit signs was misaligned when placed over the doors, with a painting of Figaro (later covered up with Sultan for the Red Rose Taverne retheme) pulling it into the proper place being added to acknowledge the oversight. At Disneyland Paris, this was corrected and Figaro is leaning on the sign with a thumbs up.