In tonight's Dirty Dining, cockroaches and sewage! From a popular chain to a big name fast food place, Contact 13 Chief Investigator Darcy Spears has it covered.
Romano's Macaroni Grill located at 2001 N. Rainbow, inspection photos taken by Southern Nevada Health District on 1/24/18.
Romano's Macaroni Grill located at 2001 N. Rainbow, inspection photos taken by Southern Nevada Health District on 1/24/18
Pizza Hut located at 2233 N. Rampart Blvd, inspection photos taken by Southern Nevada Health District on 1/26/18.
LAS VEGAS (KTNV) - A health inspector went to Romano's Macaroni Grill on Rainbow and Lake Mead on Jan. 24 to follow up on a complaint.
A customer saw a cockroach crawling on a water glass and another running across their table.
The inspector verified the customer's complaint after seeing live multi-generational cockroaches throughout the back prep area and side service station.
That was enough to shut the place down for operating under an imminent health hazard, but the inspector also wrote up 36 demerits.
When we went to Macaroni Grill to ask about the health code violations, the person in charge asked us to leave and said they had no comment.
Macaroni Grill reopened with a zero-demerit A grade on Jan. 25, one day after it was shut down.
In addition to the roach infestation, the inspector found:
The other imminent health hazard closure came on Jan. 26 at Pizza Hut on Rampart and Lake Mead.
Inspectors found heavy sewage and waste-water pooling throughout all prep areas.
Food handlers were standing in it while preparing food and then trekking it through the facility leaving all food and food contact surfaces subject to contamination.
Staff told the Health District that waste-water backed up from their floor drains after a plumbing company cleaned out the main grease interceptor and sewer lines.
Inspectors also found heavy food debris on a pizza slicer and can opener stored as clean.
Pizza Hut re-opened the same day with a zero-demerit A.
No one there returned our call for comment.
Documents from this week's Dirty Dining
Weekly restaurant inspection downgrade report from Southern Nevada Health District
Pizza Hut at 2233 N. Rampart inspection report
Illumilatte inspection report
Illumilatte report - reopening
Romano's Macaroni Grill at 2001 N. Rainbow complaint report
Romano's Macaroni Grill inspection report