Four restaurants in Central Florida were closed the week of Dec. 18-24, according to the Florida Department of Business and Professional Regulation.
Sonny’s BBQ at 3390 University Ave. In, Winter Park is closed on December 20th. Inspectors found five violations, one of which was a high priority. Inspectors found rodent activity, including 14 droppings on one of the dishwashers and one on a box of Fanta orange soda by the door leading to the dining area.
The next day, inspectors came back to find only two basic violations and allowed the restaurant to reopen.
flame kebab Located at 7536 Dr Phillips Blvd. Orlando’s #350 was closed on Dec. 21 after inspections found 12 violations, two of which were listed as high priority. The evidence showed that cleaning wastewater from dishwashers was pushed onto the floor through the back door, and areas such as fecal areas where rodent activity was found were found beside reach-in freezers, under sinks on cooking lines and under trolleys in servers.
Inspectors returned that day and found eight violations, none of which were high priority, and allowed the restaurant to reopen.
little italy Located at 2901 B-1 Parkway Blvd. In Kissimmee, it was closed for the second time in two weeks. Initially closed on Dec. 13, but allowed to reopen after a follow-up inspection that day, officials returned and closed the restaurant on Dec. 20.
Inspectors again found evidence of rats in seven violations, three of which were high priority. These included the discovery of knobby marks on bags of pasta in dry storage areas, feces in sticky traps, pizza boxes, cooking pots, linens and elsewhere, and rodent rub marks on walls and ceilings .
There were no longer signs of rodent activity during a follow-up inspection on Dec. 21, which revealed four fundamental violations, and the restaurant was allowed to reopen.
Bizarro Cocoa Beach The store at 3 North Atlantic Avenue in Cocoa Beach closed on Dec. 21 after an inspection found 16 violations, two of which were flagged as high priority. This included rodent activity, with more than 50 droppings found in a closet with an air handler, and others found in restrooms, kitchens, on top of pizza ovens, behind cooking lines and elsewhere. Inspectors also found raw, shell-on eggs stored on top of the cheese in the walk-in cooler.
A follow-up inspection on Dec. 22 found only four violations, none of which were high priority, and the restaurant was allowed to reopen.
Orange County had the most warnings and other complaints in central Florida with 25.
Osceola has 12, Lake has 8, Volusia has 6, Seminole has 4 and Brevard has 2. Warnings in necessary follow-up inspections could result in the closure of the business if the problem persists.
Below you can see recent inspections for all restaurants in Central Florida for the last 30 days. Those with emergency orders were closed for high-priority violations and reopened only after a follow-up inspection of those violations.