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Sabatino's Italian Kitchen had previously been cited for many health violations.

Sabatino's Italian Kitchen
Sabatino's Italian Kitchen

Sabatino's Italian Kitchen on Main Street has reopened after city officials inspected the eatery on Thursday. 

An employee at the restaurant told Waltham Patch the eatery had reopened. No manager was available for comment. 

After many health violations, the Board of Health had ordered the restaurant closed from Jan. 20 to Jan. 24. The restaurant had been cited for mice droppings and a missing toilet seat among other issues. 

Waltham Health Department inspectors declared the restaurant safe to open after a Jan. 24 inspection, according to Assistant Health Director John Zuppe. Zuppe said he and another inspector visited the restaurant on Thursday and found the staff had fixed all of the previous violations. The mice droppings issue had been fixed and a toilet seat missing from the ladies bathroom had been replaced, Zuppe said. 

"They have increased the pest control," Zuppe said. "We didn't see any droppings in there."

The restaurant has made other improvements as well, including repainting and replacing flooring, Zuppe said. 

However, the restaurant will remain under scrutiny. For next next six months, the restaurant must seek renewal of its license every 30 days instead of the normal procedure of renewing it annually, Zuppe said. Also, inspectors plan to conduct unannounced inspections each month, Zuppe said. 

The restaurant owner must also attend the Jan. 28 Board of Health meeting to update officials on the situation, Zuppe said.

Adam Bronkella January 24, 2014 at 05:28 PM
Yeah...it's safe to say i won't be frequenting that establishment ever again.


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