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Jimmy's Grotto

314 E Main St, Waukesha, WI 53186-5019
+1 262-542-1500
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  • Excellent48%
  • Very good25%
  • Average6%
  • Poor9%
  • Terrible12%
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American, Italian, Pizza
314 E Main St, Waukesha, WI 53186-5019
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

My husband went to get two ponza rottas back in Feb. for Valentines Day ( what a great surprise) until he got home (:45) away, ugh and they were all wrong. We called and they took his name and promised us free ones the next...More

Thank 258deant
Reviewed 23 March 2018 via mobile

Been going here for years. My grandmother, my mother, now me bring my kids. I was born in Waukesha now in Chicago. They are a true original. We stop every time we visit family and take a to go order as well. My favorite are...More

Thank Naomi C
Reviewed 30 November 2017 via mobile

Ate here with my wife. I had a combo Italian beef and sausage and she had the italian beef. We both had fries. The sandwiches were ok but not great. The quantity of food and price was above average. I thought the fries were great,...More

Thank Rodney B
Reviewed 9 November 2017

wonderful pizza pies you can choose the filllings and then they deep fry the entire thing and the flaky chewy crust is golden and delicious

Thank GreatFoodWisconsin
Reviewed 3 October 2017 via mobile

I love Ponza Rottas! Best food on the planet, however yesterday they needed to change the oil in the vats. Once they do, you have to try this!

Thank Jennifer B
Reviewed 19 August 2017

Love their ponza rotta, they are like a fried calzone and huge. I always order the deluxe which has cheese, sausage, pepperoni, olives, mushrooms, onions, and green peppers. Order ahead because it takes time for them to make the delicious ponza rotta.

1  Thank Betty C
Reviewed 11 August 2017 via mobile

If you dont like a ponza rotta, you dont like livin'. It's kind of like a whole pizza, folded in half, tucked in and deep-fried. Dont be an amateur with a knife and fork; you keep that baby in your hands and eat it like...More

Thank la_vdv
Reviewed 10 June 2017

We've lived in Waukesha all our lives, and 'The Grotto' has been iconic. We've been going since the 60's when they were merely a shack on the sidewalk. The best Italians ever. But that is no longer true. The last 3 times our beloved Italians...More

Thank Redvette69
Reviewed 24 May 2017

Place is REALLY GOING DOWN HILL, FAST, Waited 45 minutes , finally went up to the counter and seeing when the Ponza order will be ready, Some dude told me another 9 minutes, SAID the Machine was broke to make them , I didn't know...More

Thank Jim G
Reviewed 16 April 2017

Order your ponzas to go. You really don't want to try eating here under any circumstances. Dining area is not kept up at all, floor is greasy and the place looks kind of messy most days. However, you still must eat ponzas. Eating one everyday...More

1  Thank smacks262
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$2 - US$30
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Wheelchair Accessible, Delivery, Takeout, Seating, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Television, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
11:00 - 22:00
09:00 - 00:00
09:00 - 00:00
09:00 - 00:00
09:00 - 00:00
09:00 - 01:00
09:00 - 01:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 314 E Main St, Waukesha, WI 53186-5019
  • Location: United States  >  Wisconsin (WI)  >  Waukesha
  • Phone Number: +1 262-542-1500
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Longtime established eatery serving pizza, Italian sausage & deep-fried calzones - PonzaRottas - in casual digs.
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