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Jimmy's Grotto

314 E Main St, Waukesha, WI 53186-5019
+1 262-542-1500
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  • Excellent49%
  • Very good25%
  • Average6%
  • Poor8%
  • Terrible12%
Travelers talk about
“calzone” (12 reviews)
“green peppers” (3 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 AM - 10:00 PMAll hours
American, Pizza, Italian
314 E Main St, Waukesha, WI 53186-5019
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Reviewed September 25, 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
Reviewed September 7, 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...More

Thank undunny2k
Reviewed September 6, 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...More

Thank Bonnie G
Reviewed August 10, 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....More

2  Thank longsemporium56
Reviewed July 25, 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
Reviewed July 18, 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
Reviewed July 17, 2016 via mobile

Our family stopped here for lunch after new student orientation at Carroll University. We didn't realize at first that we had to order at the counter, but when we did our order was taken correctly and quickly. The four of us shared one deluxe and...More

Thank zeffantm
Reviewed July 3, 2016

This hole-in-the-wall, and I say that lovingly, is well worth the trip if staying in Milwaukee and if in Waukesha, I would make this a daily stop. For roughly five dollars you can get yourself a ponza rotta. A deep fried calzone is the best...More

Thank SplashMartin
Reviewed July 2, 2016 via mobile

This place is a joke! The most ridiculous people work here. They are not nice, they turned four people away minutes after 12am and they close at 1am. The ambiguous gal at the counter was so dry, she lacked a pulse. Don't care how good...More

Thank Tommy S
Reviewed June 15, 2016 via mobile

Ponza if you have never heard of one or had one you need to. I don't know why they are only made in Waukesha the rest of the world is just missing out. It is pretty much a deep fried calzone. But let me tell...More

Thank Robert A
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Nearby Attractions
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$2 - $30
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
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
Families with children, Kids
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
9:00 AM - 12:00 AM
9:00 AM - 12:00 AM
9:00 AM - 12:00 AM
9:00 AM - 12:00 AM
9:00 AM - 1:00 AM
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
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Longtime established eatery serving pizza, Italian sausage & deep-fried calzones - PonzaRottas - in casual digs.
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