What a great and fun spot in historic downtown Edmond! The food was delightful -- I ate there twice in two days. For lunch -- roasted red pepper soup which was superb and a meatball sandwich. Don't know what possessed me to order it -- never ordered one before in my life -- but I'm hooked. Homemade meatballs with just enough marinara to flavor but not be too messy -- very good. My husband and I had pizza there the next night -- also very good. And owner Chris McGahan chatted with us. One thing that impressed me is their use of the finest cheese on their pizza. First off, it's from Wisconsin so that's a great start; then he explained that many commercial cheeses use manufacturing grade milk rather than Grade A and add ingredients for flavor and preservation that fine cheeses don't. I came home and did some research and, though it may be a small thing, it's indicative of the level of care that Italian Jim's puts into its food. The service was excellent -- Natalie was our server both times and she was not only informative and professional -- she's beautiful. The decor is casual but classy. Tuscan red walls are pierced with niches holding original glass work. And that's the other cool thing about this restaurant -- it has its own glass blowing studio and when there's work going on there, you can watch the process. Though this activity may take place at other times, Friday and Saturday evenings are regular glass blowing sessions. So you have a nice evening's entertainment! No alcohol is served here, so if you must have a Chianti with your pasta, go elsewhere. For everyone else -- this is a great choice.
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