16 violations at Bella Luna Trattoria in Monroeville; egg slicer encrusted with slime, small flies near kitchen hand sink, mold inside the ice machine

16 violations at Bella Luna Trattoria in Monroeville; egg slicer encrusted with slime, small flies near kitchen hand sink,  mold inside the ice machine

Monroeville, PA

Bella Luna Trattoria

5060 William Penn Hwy
Monroeville, PA 15146

The Allegheny County Health Department’s Food Safety Program conducted an unannounced retail food inspection on 8/26/2020. As a result of that inspection, and due to the severity of the specific violations Bella Luna Trattoria was cited as being, “Out of Compliance” with Pennsylvania’s food safety regulations. During this inspection a total of 16 violations were found.

The inspector made the following comments in support of the violations found during the inspection:

  • Wrapped racks of ribs, 67F that were cooked yesterday.
  • Cooling of food was not documented using cooling charts.
  • Backup wedding soup in Alto Shaam, 125F
  • Thermometer is missing from the salad dressing cooler, pizza prep cooler, and zucchini breading cooler.
  • There is no date marking system in place for ready to eat foods.
  • Server was slicing bread with bare hands
  • The egg slicer on the cook line is encrusted with slime
  • There is mold inside the ice machine
  • There is no wastewater retention tank for sinks on outside smoker
  • The paper towel dispenser is empty in the kitchen hand sink
  • There were small flies near the kitchen hand sink.
  • No certified manager present.
  • There is a bag with buns that has spilled out onto the floor in the walk-in freezer.
  • Door gasket is torn on pizza prep cooler.  Handle is missing from hinged top lid on salad cooler. Top lid is missing from zucchini prep cooler.
  • There is water from condensation in the zucchini breading cooler.  Some of the cutting boards in ware washing area are scratched and stained.  There is ice buildup on evaporator coils in walk-in beer cooler and left fan is moving very slowly
  • One of the lids on the garbage dumpster is broken, bent in half. Front of the dumpster is very dirty.
  • A small section of the floor is in disrepair behind the cook line where water can accumulate.  Old grease under and between equipment at the cook line.
  • There are stained and missing ceiling tiles in the ladie’s restroom.
    Wall sections on cook line and ware washing area are dirty and in disrepair.
  • Exterior grounds need attention. Remove ashes, hotel pans, milk crates that are on the ground.
    Stack wood that is on ground in front of the storage bin