323.655.3331 | 7383 melrose ave.

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we ain't fancy.
with a name like the village idiot, it's hard to take ourselves too seriously, and we're okay with that.  yes we are a restaurant with a silly name…but we've never been much for formalities.  we just do what we think is right.

we ain't fussy.
from the get-go, we've worked to maintain the kind of place that we, as neighbors, would want to go.  a true community house where the highest quality food and drink is backed by an honest handshake, a familiar face and a square deal. our fare, like our friends, may vary in class but never in strength of character.

we ain't finished.
since we opened on melrose in 2007, our business has continued to grow and shape itself around the relationships we've forged with our neighbors and all those who pass through our doors.  taking nothing for granted, we see every day as a new opportunity to earn your trust.  not so silly after all.

*we don't take reservations. first come, first served