Las Vegas is home to three Romano’s Macaroni Grills, but the location at 2400 W. Sahara Ave. near Palace Station has been closed since Thursday, June 29, after the Southern Nevada Health District visited for a re-inspection. Although the restaurant only had 19 demerits, the health department opted to shut the restaurant down for too many repeat demerits.
The health department originally visited on June 13 and issued 31 demerits, a C grade. On June 29, inspectors found staff not properly washing their hands, potentially hazardous foods held at the wrong temperature, food unprotected from potential contamination, grade cards not posted and kitchen equipment not properly sanitized.
Since 2009, the restaurant earned a mixed bag of A and B grades, with C grades issued last year and in June.
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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