North End Boston, MA eatery closed for Critical Foodborne Illness Violations

Posted on September 5, 2013 by


Update: According to the Boston, MA Division of Health Inspections website, Piccola Venezia, passed inspection yesterday.

Piccola Venezia has been closed by Boston, MA board of health for health code violations. The information is below.

Piccola Venezia offers traditional Italian fare, served in a warm and friendly atmosphere. Conveniently located in the heart of Boston’s Historic North End, Piccola delivers hearty platefuls of classic Italian favorites.

BOSTON MA. 02113
Inspection Date: 8/23/2013

One star is non-critical, two stars are critical and three stars are critical foodborne illness violations.

* Food Contact Surfaces Design
Comments: Replace worn cutters boards                                         


*Non-Food Contact Surfaces
Comments: Remove tin foil from equipment.

*Wiping Cloths, Clean, Sanitize
Comments: Keep wiping cloths in sanitizer.

**Food Contact Surfaces Clean
Comments: clean interior of ice machine

*Non-Food Contact Surfaces Clean
Comments: Clean grease buildup on all cooking equipment.

***Hot and Cold Water
Comments: Provide hot running water under pressure throughout establishment

*Improper Maintenance of Walls/Ceilings
Comments: Clean cooking vent hood and update sticker.

*Improper Maintenance of Walls/Ceilings
Comments: Clean walls in ware wash room.

Editor’s note: I love walking in the North End. The smell of garlic, the two famous bakeries on Hanover Street and people watching is a real treat.  I know the exact location but have not be been a patron of this restaurant.  I hope that no one contracted an illness.


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