Fifteen years ago, Jimmy’s Place opened its doors on Madison Street in downtown Forest Park. Today, Jimmy’s Place offers Italian home cooking for dine-in and delivery, a full bar, event space, parties and event catering. Enjoy chicken vesuvio in a fine blend of olive oil, garlic and Italian seasonings. This signature dish is a favorite of Food Network star Jeff Mauro on his show Sandwich King. The crispy Italian-American meal is the same recipe passed down through owner Jim Jodoin’s family—the same as the rest of the menu. Years of culinary tradition are written into the homemade marinara sauce that blanket chicken parmesan, the meat stuffing of homemade ravioli and the weighted toppings of Jimmy’s distinctive pizzas. The dining room has a classic local atmosphere with newspaper clippings and customer photos covering the walls, a beautiful full bar and flat-screen televisions with sports.