Jimmy's Grotto (Waukesha, WI)

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2016/03/13 14:28:38 (permalink)

Jimmy's Grotto (Waukesha, WI)

Or as the locals call it, "Jimmy Grotto's" or just "Grotto's".
 
My employer has a couple of locations in the Milwaukee area and Stricken_Detective lives in Waukesha so I've been aware of Jimmy's Grotto for some time now, so the Saturday after the Contingent dinner at Eric's Porter Haus I returned to the area to give Jimmy's the once-over.

 
Jimmy's has been around since 1946, although not all of those years have been spent at this location.

 
Their claim to fame is the "Ponza Rotta", which is like a deep-fried calzone.

 
I ordered mine with sausage, mushrooms (Jimmy's uses the canned version), and black olives.  Unfortunately S_D was under the weather and unable to join me, so I ate my Ponza solo.  The sauce had good flavor without being too sweet and I liked the sausage as well.

 
Since was a terrific day for the end of February I took a short walk around part of Waukesha after my lunch.

 
It's impossible to visit Waukesha and not learn (if you didn't already know) that it's the birthplace of Les Paul.

 

 
Jimmy's is a nice neighborhood place.  It's not big or fancy, just a pizza joint that's been popular for a long time.
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    leethebard
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    Re: Jimmy's Grotto (Waukesha, WI) 2016/03/13 14:37:22 (permalink)
    What's the pizza look like???
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    ScreamingChicken
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    Re: Jimmy's Grotto (Waukesha, WI) 2016/03/13 14:42:00 (permalink)
    I didn't have one, as it's apparently tradition to order a Ponza when visiting for the first time.  Maybe Stricken_Detective can snap a photo the next time she's there!
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    Michael Hoffman
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    Re: Jimmy's Grotto (Waukesha, WI) 2016/03/13 15:00:48 (permalink)
    Are you sick? There's nothing about fried chicken.
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    Re: Jimmy's Grotto (Waukesha, WI) 2016/03/13 15:09:44 (permalink)
    ScreamingChicken
     
    Since was a terrific day for the end of February I took a short walk around part of Waukesha after my lunch.

     

    Uh huh. That walk just happened to pass by Discount Liquor. That happens a lot for me, too.
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    cousin-ick
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    Re: Jimmy's Grotto (Waukesha, WI) 2016/03/13 19:36:28 (permalink)
    Hi Kidz!
     
    Have some comments about Jimmy's Grotto,
     
    Ponza's are pretty awesome, when delivered, wait a bit before eating, molten goodies inside!
     
    Thin crust is more like a cracker crust. I love it! 
     
    Sausage and pepperoni are good quality, cheese is also very good.
     
    Average sauce.
     
    If you decide to dine in, Winter is best, less flies. Sorry, just the facts.
     
    Take your pie to Frame Park and watch some baseball!
     
    ick
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    stricken_detective
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    Re: Jimmy's Grotto (Waukesha, WI) 2016/03/18 12:45:32 (permalink)
    Pizza is ok. Don't get the spaghetti. They're cash only, but there's a time machine in the vestibule.
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