Ever wonder what goes on in the kitchen of your favorite restaurants?
We’ve gathered details about the Tampa Bay restaurants that received the most violations during inspections conducted from March 17 to 21, 2014.
The restaurant with the highest number of violations was the Saigon Bay Vietnamese Restaurant with 45 violations.
At some other restaurants, inspectors say they found bugs, dead roaches and rodent activity.
Each restaurant is shown in the slideshow above. The total number of violations the restaurant received is shown in the plate on the left side of the slide. Some details from the inspection report are listed below the slide.
The restaurants included in this week’s Restaurant Ratings report are listed below, along with their addresses.
Bella Cucina, 1507 Sun City Center Blvd., Sun City Center
Deeya Indian Cuisine, 2779 Gulf to Bay Blvd., Clearwater
Iavarone's Restaurant, 3617 W. Humphrey St. Tampa
Francesco's Family Restaurant, 14418 7th St., Dade City
Brandon Italian Express Pizza, 9017 E. Adamo Dr., Tampa
Gator Buffet, 6310 SR 54, New Port Richey
Jimmy’s Fish House & Iguana Bar, 521 S. Gulfview Blvd., Clearwater Beach
Reececliff Restaurant, 940 S. Florida Ave., Lakeland
Ichiban Sushi, 10710 SR 54, Trinity
Cajun Cafe & Grill, 27001 U.S. Hwy 19, Clearwater
Inspectors from Florida's Department of Business and Professional Regulation conducted the inspections. The department cited violations of Florida's sanitation and safety laws, which are based on the standards of U.S. Food and Drug Administration's Food Code.
While most establishments correct all violations in a timely manner (often during the inspection), the division's procedures are designed to compel compliance with all violations through follow-up visits, administration action or closure when necessary, according to the Florida DBPR website.