Jimmy's Grotto

314 E Main St (Caroline St), Waukesha, WI 53186, United States
Hours:
Open until Midnight (Show more)
  • Mon–Thu
    • 9:00 AM–Midnight
  • Fri–Sat
    • 9:00 AM–1:00 AM
  • Sun
    • 11:00 AM–10:00 PM
Price:
$ $ $ $
Reservations:
No
Menus:
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner
Credit Cards:
Yes
Outdoor Seating:
No

Unique Waukesha landmark restaurant serving pizza, hot sandwiches, fried appetizers and the legendary Jimmy's Grotto Ponza Rotta. Cash Only.

8.6/10

Based on 89 votes

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  • ponza
  • ponza rottas
  • ponzarotta
  • great value
  • Italian beef
  • good for groups
  • landmarks
  • pizza
  • sausages
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  • inexpensive
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  • joanne c.

    Ponzissssssss

    joanne cook · October 4, 2014
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  • Kelly J.

    Ponzarotta deluxe very yummy. 2 could share easy.

    Kelly Johnson · August 15, 2014
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  • Nick W.

    One word....PONZAS

    Nick Wierzba · August 11, 2014
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  • Werner L.

    Ponzas are a must. Pizza is great too.

    Werner Lehman · August 8, 2014
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  • Richi R.

    Ponzas!!!!

    Richi Rocha · August 7, 2014
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  • John B.

    No less than 30,000 calories, but worth it

    John Bolka · May 27, 2014
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  • Jessica T.

    The best ponza you ever ate!

    Jessica Trovato · March 20, 2014
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  • Susan F.

    Heart attacking waiting to happening. Its worth it if you grew eating there and its well worth it too.

    Susan Fisher · October 27, 2013
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  • Tamara L.

    Any time I am within half hour, I male the special detour to Grotto and load up...have turned many onto the ponza rotta addiction.

    Tamara Lancaster · August 19, 2013
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  • Craig H.

    a months worth of calories but well worth it

    Craig H. · August 16, 2013
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  • Ryan S.

    Awesome food! Be careful for the local Waukesha crazies.

    Ryan Schwenkner · August 6, 2013
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  • Matthew S.

    Worth the impending cardiac arrest...

    Matthew Schultz · July 10, 2013
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  • Sarah H.

    A 40 minute wait when they're slow and standing around for a still cold calzone. Ignorant employees who won't fix a problem. I won't be back!

    Sarah H · July 7, 2013
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  • Jason P.

    So bad for you, yet so yummy. You probably should never have a ponza, which means you definitely should have a ponza.

    Jason Prill · June 22, 2013
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  • Paul G.

    Great Ponzi's

    Paul Gorzalski · May 24, 2013
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  • Micaela U.

    I loveeee jimmys alot. But tonight I ordered a side salad and found a spider in my salad. Worst experience ever. I don't think I cam eat there ever again.

    Micaela Unique · May 10, 2013
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  • Jacob W.

    This place is AMAZING! Call in your order for your ponza and avoid the wait. Double cheese, 1/2 sausage is the best.

    Jacob W. · May 2, 2013
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  • ChrisTina

    Best ponza's ever!!!!!! Makes the drive from Milwaukee all worth the drive :)

    ChrisTina · April 13, 2013
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  • Nayland G.

    Ponza Rottas are gifts from God!!

    Nayland Gonzalez · November 11, 2012
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  • Chris P.

    They take Visa, MC, discover

    Chris Perez · September 27, 2012
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  • Jeani W.

    Now taking credit cards! :)

    Jeani Widish · July 5, 2012
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  • Jason G.

    Mmmm! Ponza Rottas are awesome!

    Jason Guerrero · May 10, 2012
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  • tanya h.

    my favorite place to eat since i moved here a year ago ...love this place :)

    tanya holmes · February 28, 2012
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  • Eric Z.

    One of those down-to-earth, little hole-in-the-wall joints you only see in 1980s sitcoms, Jimmy's Grotto is up there with 'Cheers' for being a legend of its own. Have a Ponza, settle in, and be happy.

    Eric Zigler · February 16, 2012
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  • David

    Try a ponza. They are tasty and cheap.

    David · February 9, 2012
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  • Jeff O.

    Grease bad... Ponza good.

    Jeff O · January 20, 2012
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  • Claire K.

    Best food in town just be prepared to wait but its worth it

    Claire Kruck · January 8, 2012
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  • Kim T.

    Plan on ordering your food an hour before you pick it up

    Kim T · December 28, 2011
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  • Jamie P.

    Been eating the same ponza, since I was a very little girl; my kids are growing to on them as well!!! Have a ponds over pizza anyday!!!!!

    Jamie Prevort · November 8, 2011
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  • Mishal S.

    Ponzas are the most awesome ever

    Mishal Schubert · October 16, 2011
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  • Mike C.

    Love the shrimp dinner

    Mike C · October 15, 2011
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  • Gage Z.

    Extra cheese extra sauce extra goodness

    Gage Zettelmeier · September 12, 2011
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  • Amanda D.

    Ponzas are what dreams are made of. This place is TRULY a Waukesha landmark but if you order delivery be prepared...it takes over an hour.

    Amanda De La Paz · August 16, 2011
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  • Tami G.

    Ponza = deep fried heaven, even just the plain cheese one is sheer delishiousness. Super affordable too. They also have a very good fish sammiches

    Tami Graves · July 29, 2011
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  • LeAnne

    I make sweet love to my ponza as often as I can.

    LeAnne · July 29, 2011
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  • Natasha F.

    The Ponza's are worth the drive all the way back to Waukesha when you are in need of greasy delicious-ness Read more

    Natasha Ferguson · May 23, 2011
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  • Brandon W.

    Been coming to grotto's since it was in the standing room only building, still great. Gotta have a ponza bring someone whos never had one.its the stuff of legends.

    Brandon W. · May 17, 2011
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  • Scot V.

    Deep fried heart attack. But its damn well worth it!

    Scot Van Der Bunt · March 27, 2011
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  • Tanner W.

    I like cheese

    Tanner Weston · October 11, 2010
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  • Kelly N.

    Ponzas are delicious! Remember that Jimmy's Grotto is cash only!

    Kelly Nimmer · September 22, 2010
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  • Mary Jane S.

    Love the pepper rings

    Mary Jane Sanchez · April 11, 2010
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  • Scott S.

    One of my favorite places to eat in Waukesha. The italian beef and ponzarotta is my food of choice.

    Scott Singer · March 26, 2010
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  • Jon S.

    ponzarotta's are amazing

    Jon Singer · March 26, 2010
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  • Charlie W.

    Dine in or carry out and eat a Jimmy's Grotto Ponza Rotta without allowing the ponza to spill grease or cheese on your cardboard plate or styrofoam container.

    Charlie Whiskey · October 16, 2009
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