Green Tree Olive Garden bumbles inspection; 6 violations, chopper has old food debris within the metal grid

Green Tree Olive Garden bumbles inspection; 6 violations, chopper has old food debris within the metal grid

Greentree, PA

Olive Garden Italian Restaurant

971 Greentree Rd
Pittsburgh, PA 15220

The Allegheny County Health Department conducted an unannounced retail food inspection on 1/28/21 at Olive Garden Italian Restaurant.  During this inspection a total of 6 violations were found.

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

  • Cooked pasta and Mac n cheese in 4 door Troulsen cooler noted at 48-50F. Pasta was immersed in ice and cooled to 40F, then placed in the walk-in cooler. Mac n cheese and other food items were moved to the walk-in cooler until the Troulsen cooler’s ambient temperature was below 41F. Food must be held at 41° F or below
  • Utensils (tongs) were stored in non-running water on the cook line. Store in-use utensils (wash, rinse, and sanitize at least every 4 hours) in running water, or in
    water that is 135F or above
  • NEMCO chopper has old food debris within the metal grid.
  • Tomato slicer has tomato pieces within the blades. Wash, rinse and sanitize food contact surfaces every 4 hours (if continual use) or after every use (if infrequent use).
  • The Handwashing sink at the bar had an empty pitcher inside.
  • The ground surrounding the dumpsters has accumulated garbage debris
  • Two lights are out under ventilation hoods (one light in each ventilation hood).