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Jimmy's Grotto

314 E Main St, Waukesha, WI 53186-5019
+1 262-542-1500
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Overview
  • Excellent49%
  • Very good25%
  • Average6%
  • Poor8%
  • Terrible12%
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“calzone” (12 reviews)
“taco” (2 reviews)
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American, Pizza, Italian
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LOCATION
314 E Main St, Waukesha, WI 53186-5019
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1 - 10 of 79 reviews

Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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
Reviewed 8 April 2017 via mobile

Called to place an order for delivery, told me it'd be delivered within an hour. Receive a call back 40 mins later telling me they won't deliver it!!!!! Go to pick up and they mess up my order, not to mention others were in there...More

Thank Fairascanb
Reviewed 14 March 2017 via mobile

How can u go wrong with a big slab of dough filled with anything you request, then loaded woth cheese. So, bad for u, but so amazingly delicious.

Thank jekberg
Reviewed 11 March 2017 via mobile

We've had plenty of their ponza rotta's. If you don't care how unhealthy they are for you, then enjoy it! They're good, or they wouldn't be busy.. however, you should call in your order, if you know at least 30 minutes that you're going. We...More

Thank Love2Ctheworld1117
Reviewed 1 March 2017 via mobile

I have lived in the area of this restaurant for over 50 years, and just recently had my first visit and my first Pannzorota. Holy moly yummy Mmmm! Think one very big turnover but with your choices of stuffing. I did the sausage and pepperoni....More

Thank GBCRZY
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
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  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$2 - US$30
Cuisine
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Wheelchair Accessible, Delivery, Takeout, Seating, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Monday
9:00 AM - 12:00 AM
Tuesday
9:00 AM - 12:00 AM
Wednesday
9:00 AM - 12:00 AM
Thursday
9:00 AM - 12:00 AM
Friday
9:00 AM - 1:00 AM
Saturday
9:00 AM - 1:00 AM
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
  • E-mail
Description
Longtime established eatery serving pizza, Italian sausage & deep-fried calzones - PonzaRottas - in casual digs.
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