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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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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 17 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 is probably not the best thing you can do for your heart or cholesterol count.... More 

Thank smacks262
1 review
Reviewed 9 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 bringing their food back because their orders were wrong.. Totally unacceptable!!!!!

Thank Fairascanb
Menomonee Falls, Wisconsin
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107 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 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
Wisconsin, US
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182 reviews
117 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 114 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 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 went on a weeknight, 5:15p.m., & waited to get our food almost one hour. We... More 

Thank Love2Ctheworld1117
Waukesha, Wisconsin
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78 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 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. It was awesome. Be warned though,Jimmy's Grotto is a small hole in the wall, a... More 

Delafield, Wisconsin
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67 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 February 2017

We stopped in here for a quick bite but ended up waiting for over an hour for our food. I don't think our experience is typical for this restaurant but I was so irritated that the staff didn't inform us up front that they were short-staffed and that the wait would be so long. We weren't the only customers who... More 

Thank MuiFamily
Waukesha, Wisconsin
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9 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 8 February 2017 via mobile

Been going to Jimmy Grotto's for over 30 years!! It's the best. You must try the ponzie. The pizza is also good. Good service and fast pick up

Thank casebozz
Stevens Point, Wisconsin
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28 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 January 2017

This place has been here forever and many of the patrons spoke of coming here for many many years which was my first clue this should be good. I ordered the "Panza Rotta" which is basically a pizza folded in half then deep fried. I ordered mine with Cheese and pepperoni. No need to order double Roni as thing was... More 

Thank Tank0616
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21 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 January 2017 via mobile

This place is tiny but has the best food. The ponzas are all you favorite pizza toppings inside the best crust you will ever have. I have never been there when it was not busy. It is something we get as a special treat.

Thank dcayden
Waukesha, Wisconsin
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
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 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Italian, Pizza
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Delivery, Takeout, Seating
Good for
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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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?