Cucina Fra Diavolo Shut Down Again for Roaches: Restaurant Inspection Report

Cucina Fra Diavolo; image by Google
Cucina Fra Diavolo; image by Google

Inspectors shut down Delray’s Cucina Fra Diavolo after finding roaches:

Roach activity present as evidenced by live roaches found…..3 live roaches in shelves ,2 live roaches underneath shelf by the ice cream freezer , 2 live roaches inside door gaskets in ice cream freezer , 5 roaches egg cases between shelf in kitchen prep area.

There were a total of 23 violations including 6 marked high priority:

Live, small flying insects in kitchen, food preparation area, or food storage area. ….live small flying in kitchen prep area and station in front line.
Potentially hazardous (time/temperature control for safety) food cold held at greater than 41 degrees Fahrenheit……butter 70°/71° in server station , some butter being held more than 4 hours ( stop sale issue) operator discarded it. , some are 1 hours ( time marked butter )

They reopened the following day after a follow-up inspection. The same restaurant was also shut down for roaches in May of last year. Cucina Fra Diavolo is on Military Trail just north of Atlantic.
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Also in Delray (on Atlantic west of Jog), Ho Ho Chinese had another bad inspection. This time they had 19 violations including 3 marked high priority. In December they had 28 violations with 4 high priority.
It wasn’t all bad news. We noticed good inspections for several restaurants. Domino’s Pizza on Powerline wins this report after a perfect inspection with zero violations. Others with good inspections include:

  • Chipotle (Glades & Butts) – 1 minor violation
  • The Wick (Federal Highway in East Boca) – 1 violation
  • Cheri’s NY Top Dogs (food truck) – 2 minor violations

Other notable inspections include:

  • Terra Fiamma (Delray Marketplace) – 14 violations, 4 high priority
  • El Balcon de las Americas (Powerline in Deerfield) – 14, 7
  • Hooters (NW 19th, just east of Town Center) – 10, 2
  • Rancheritos de Boca (Somerset Shoppes – Lyons at Glades) – 10, 2
  • Bamboo Wok (Coconut Creek) – 7, 1
  • Gyroville (near Hooters) – 7, 2
  • Pollo Tropical (Military Trail in Deerfield) – 7, 0
  • Romano’s Macaroni Grill (Military Trail north of Glades) – 5, 1

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Also we saw four licensing inspections. The new Kanpai (Palmetto Park & Federal Highway) had five violations including one high priority, which is not great for a licensing inspection. We’ve been looking forward to this one and will try it.
The other three were perfect: Paladar Colombiano (Federal Highway in Boca); Talia’s Tuscan Market (NE 2nd Street in East Boca); and Hotdogopolis at 6020 N Federal Highway (Boca).
Our full spreadsheet is below:
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