A couple of weeks we found out that the building that’s housed Mamma Maria Ristorante for 25 years was now up for sale. And while we did learn that they were staying open, Mamma Maria Ristorante received a visit from the Philadelphia Department of Public Health on April 12th.
It wasn’t good.
35 violations, 11 serious.
Among them: Employee washed hands in wrong sink; pink slime inside ice machine; no soap in men’s room; grain beetles observed crawling on bar in the bread drawer; uncovered cakes in the refrigerator; mice feces on food prep shelves, on dining room floors; on service area walls and in refrigerator compressor compartment; tongs touching rim of trash can; cluttered basement. Ordered to close for minimum of 48 hours on Apr. 12.
View the report here.
The good news – we heard from Mamma Maria’s, prior to the Health Department visit, that they will be open to celebrate their 25th anniversary ad have a big party planned.