People Travel From All Over For The Deep Fried Calzones At Jimmy’s Grotto, A Tiny Hole-In-The-Wall In Wisconsin

There are lots of must-visit restaurants in Wisconsin, and Jimmy’s Grotto is one of them. The iconic eatery has been around for decades, but that’s not its only distinguishing factor. There’s also its signature dish, ponza rotta, which is like a calzone, only deep fried. (Yes, you read that correctly – a deep fried calzone!) After one bite of the tasty culinary creation, you’ll understand why people travel from near and far to visit Jimmy’s Grotto. Take a look:

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Jimmy’s Grotto is open Monday – Thursday, from 9 a.m. – 12 a.m., Friday – Saturday, 9 a.m. -1 a.m., and Sundays, from 11 a.m. – 10 p.m. For more information, call (262) 542-1500. You can also visit Jimmy’s Grotto website or Facebook page.

So, did you know about Jimmy’s Grotto? Ever tried the ponza rotta? If so, what’d you think? Tell us in the comments section.

This isn’t the only iconic eatery with a signature dish. Read about another here.

Address: 314 E Main St, Waukesha, WI 53186, USA