Even non-famous customers make a lot of decisions at Othello’s and their choices sometimes end up on the menu.
“The ‘Customer Creations’ are dishes that our customers put together and we loved them so much, we decided to let everybody else try them,” Weiss said.
With names like “Susan’s Chopped Salad w/ balsamic chicken” for $13 and “Jack’s Herb-Crusted Salmon with Veggies” for $18, the dishes add a few new twists to old Italian favorites.
But the classics stick around for a reason. While some entrees climb into the $20 range, diners can still get a plate of spaghetti with marinara for $8 or creamy stuffed manicotti for $7.50.
Besides delicious food, Weiss said the real draw is the friendly atmosphere that’s both a great place to eat and a nice place to talk.
“We get a lot of first dates in here,” he said. “Sometimes they’re Internet dates or blind dates, but it’s great for them because they can sit and talk here forever. We don’t rush anybody out the door. If you come to Othello’s, we want you to sit, eat and enjoy yourself for the evening.”
And evening is when the fun starts, as the Othello’s in Edmond closes at 10 p.m. — or later, if people are sticking around.
The original Othello's is located at 434 Buchanan in Norman.
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