The new Sicilian Oven near Boca Town Center leads off our restaurant inspections with a perfect zero violations in their licensing inspection. Their website also indicates they’re now hiring for the Boca location, and they should be opening soon.
Also appearing with perfect inspections are Piattini (following a poor showing in our last report), Trattoria Romana on East Palmetto Park Road, Bocaire Country Club (one day after having 3 violations that required a callback), Oriental Express on West Camino Real, the new El Jefe Luchador in Town Center, Burger King on Palmetto near Powerline, and Holloway’s Pub at SW 18th and Powerline.
Near-misses with only one violation include Marti’s Deli, Chipotle and Sushi Yan on Federal Highway, Below Zeero on NW 2nd Ave, and Subperb Subs on NW 20th. Night Owl Bar and Grill near Subperb had three minor violations.
The biggest number in our report was for the China Ming restaurant in Boca Greens, with 15 violations including 3 rated high priority. Stella’s Pizza in the same plaza did better only three violations.
On SW 18th Street, Bagel City South had 12 violations with 3 rated high. Outback Steakhouse had 6 total with 1 high, and Marble Slab Creamery had 4 violations with 2 high.
In and near Town Center, Petrossian had 11 violations with 3 of them serious, and 40 Carrots had 10 violations, also with 3 serious. Capital Grille did better with 3 violations and 2 rated high priority. Both Petrossian and 40 Carrots had stop sales for food temperature abuse and a follow-up will be required.
Others with relatively high numbers were Rotelli’s on Yamato with 8/4 (8 total violations, 4 high priority), Lindburgers in Westwinds of Boca with 8/3, and the Hilton Garden Inn (Congress) with 9/4. Please note that we were unable to verify the Rotelli’s inspection in the official records.
On Federal Highway Planet Juice had 8/2. Fran’s Chicken Haven did better with 5 minor violations and Panera had only 2 minor violations.
On Palmetto Park near I-95, Red’s Backwoods BBQ had 5 minor violations, while Paolo’s Pizza & Pasta had 5 total including 2 high priority.
In the southwest corner, Pizza Hut on 441 near SW 18th had 2 minor violations. The Colombian El Balcon de las Americas at Sandalfoot & 441 had 6/1.
In Mission Bay Jon Smith Subs had 2 minor violations and Tijuana Flats had 3 minor violations.
In Somerset Shoppes, Rancheritos de Boca had 7/2. We like the place enough that we’ll keep going there. The high priority violations were corrected on site.
There were a few others. Cannoli Kitchen on Powerline had 8/1; Chili’s on St. Andrews had 3/1, and Checkers on NE 51st St also had 3/1.