In this Restaurant Report, violations range from food on the floor to dirty equipment.
First we went inside Bank of America Center at 1111 East Main Street in Richmond to visit Manna Café. The Health Department found it had 4 critical violations on its last inspection, including that lettuce was stored on the floor or less than 6 inches off the ground. Managers declined to comment. The report shows violations were corrected during the inspection.
Moving to Henrico, Casa Mexicana 2 at 8800 Landmark Road had 5 critical violations. The inspector noted that employees did not wash their hands after touching dirty dishes. But the restaurant had all violations corrected by a follow-up inspection a month later.
Then in Chesterfield, Bella Italia at 6407 Ironbridge Road had 4 critical violations. The report says the meat slicer and ice machine were soiled to sight and touch. The same problem turned up on the follow-up inspection a week later, but all other issues were fixed.
Our last stop was Amour Wine Bistro at 3129 West Cary Street in Carytown to deliver the NBC 12 Hall of Fame Award. Amour pairs wines with a variety of French dishes made from locally grown foods. It has aced 5 inspections in the last two years.
Said owner Paul Heitz, "It's a pleasure to have the health inspector come in and say again 'You did it!' So that's good for us."
And good for diners.
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