RICHMOND, VA (WWBT) - If you like Italian food, you'll want to see this Restaurant Report. Three Italian hot spots received critical violations regarding the way some foods were being stored. But they showed inspectors the problems have been fixed.
In Hanover, Guidos at 9563 Kings Charter Drive had 10 critical violations. The inspector wrote that some pasta salad and beer batter in the fridge should have been discarded 2 to 3 days earlier. Guido himself tells us violations were corrected during the inspection and Guidos earned a perfect score on a follow up inspection ten days later.
In Chesterfield, Pino's Pizza at 4112 Meadowdale Boulevard had 4 critical violations. The inspector says sauces in the fridge were not properly dated for when they should be thrown out. Violations were corrected during the inspection and Pino's had no critical violations on a follow up inspection the following week. The restaurant has earned perfect scores on past inspections.
Moving to Richmond, Happy Brothers Pizza and Deli at 1822 Creighton Road had 4 critical violations. The report says pizza was holding at improper temperatures. Violations were corrected during the inspection. The restaurant had one critical violation in a follow up. Happy Brothers has also earned some perfect scores on inspections in the past.
Also in Richmond, Niwanohana Japanese Restaurant at 1309 East Cary Street had 5 critical violations, including an employee washing and reusing single use gloves. All violations were corrected during the inspection.
This week's NBC 12 Hall of Fame winner is the Black Creek Country Store and Cafe at 4348 Fox Hunter Lane in Mechanicsville, which not only gets perfect scores on its health inspections, it offers up quaint antiques and cozy lunches. Said owner Sandra Dawes, "We're off the beaten path, but people come from all over the area to our café and store."