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Jimmy's Grotto

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314 E Main St, Waukesha, WI 53186-5019
+1 262-542-1500
09:00 - 00:00
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Sun 11:00 - 22:00
Mon - Thu 09:00 - 00:00
Fri - Sat 09:00 - 01:00
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Waukesha, Wisconsin
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 December 2016

If you have never been to this place, I feel bad for you... The Ponza Rotta pizza is a one of a kind miracle of deliciousness. Imagine all your favorite pizza toppings enclosed in a crust and deep fried... Yes it is high in calories, fat, blah blah blah but something one should experience. If I have guests from out... More 

Thank Joseph I
Level Contributor
7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 November 2016 via mobile

Must try Ponzas if you're in town, they are amazing but they are also absolutely unhealthy 2,000 calories in one lol

Thank Karina R
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 November 2016

This place is perfect for dining in with the family or picking up for the occasional Ponza craving. The pizza is outstanding, but the Ponza's.....ohh the Ponza's! It was like an explosion of everything that is right in this world, in my mouth. Bon Apetit' !

Thank Andrew B
Level Contributor
4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 October 2016

We ordered Ponzas and cheese garlic bread. Portion size was big enough that 2 people can share. We had to wait a bit because there was a steady stream of people coming through the door. They were absolutely delicious and well worth the wait. This place is a great value for the money. We will absolutely go back again.

Thank Terri M
Waukesha, Wisconsin
Level Contributor
7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 September 2016

The Ponza Rottas are delicious, but I recommend delivery or carry out. In dining experience is lacking, small and not the greatest customer service.

Thank jdekan13
Watertown, Wisconsin
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29 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 September 2016

We ordered and sat for over 50 minutes without our number being called. We asked the counter person to check on our order. They lost it "under a plate." The counter person asked to take our order again and not charge us. We said we'd already paid by credit card. That confused them. After the third time explaining, they gave... More 

Thank undunny2k
Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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15 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 September 2016

I've always heard such great things about ponzas- I couldn't wait to try Jimmy's Grotto. We arrived and placed our orders. We sat down, shooing flies away and waited. And Waited. After 45 minutes and a continuous stream of carryout and dine in customers being served before us we finally inquired about our order. They couldn't find it. They asked... More 

Thank Bonnie G
Waukesha, Wisconsin
Level Contributor
3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 August 2016

A Ponza Rotta is a calzone type item but 100 times yummier. I do sausage (brat style meat not ground meat product), mushrooms & black olives. They come oozing with cheese. It's Wisconsin, they better! So huge I can save half for another meal sometimes. Lived in Arkansas a few years ago and my brother bought one and over nighted... More 

2 Thank longsemporium56
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25 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 July 2016 via mobile

On more then one occasion they have completely lost my order. Delivery takes an hour. Rude service not worth it.

1 Thank KarlyMae
Level Contributor
20 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 July 2016

If you have never had a Ponza Rotta you are really missing out! This is a food like no other. I cant say much about anything else but everyone who has ever lived in Waukesha knows all about Ponza's

Thank Mandy M

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
Italian, Pizza, American
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Delivery, Takeout, Seating
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?