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Pizza Restaurant Comes Close to Health Department Shutdown

SNHD gave the restaurant 39 demerits

Health Inspected
Health Inspected
Bradley Martin

Sicily’s Pizza at 3585 S. Durango Drive came within two points of being shut down by the Southern Nevada Health District after a routine inspection on Wednesday, May 31. The health department gave the restaurant 39 demerits, two away from a mandatory closing.

Health inspectors cited the restaurant for employees not properly washing their hands, potentially hazardous foods not properly cooled and stored, food unprotected from potential contamination, ineffective pest control measures, grade cards not displayed and more.

Sicily’s Pizza was closed twice in 2012 by the health department. Since 2007, the restaurant earned a reputation for spotty reviews ranging from A grades to B grades. Its last inspection in March 2016 was a three demerit A grade.

The health district conducts unannounced inspections at least once a year. Inspections are posted online about five days after the inspection. The Southern Nevada Health District routinely shuts down restaurants that receive more than 40 demerits. Restaurants have the option of requesting a re-inspection before the next scheduled inspection.

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