SOUTH FULTON COUNTY, Ga. — UPDATE: The restaurant received an 86 upon reinspection.
The management of a popular pizza restaurant that failed a health inspection says it appreciates the Fulton County Health Department holding them accountable.
The Pizza Bar on Camp Creek Parkway in Southwest Atlanta received a 48 on its most recent inspection.
The restaurant advertises as serving Italian and Southern food. Regular customer, Stacey Edenfield told Channel 2 anchor Carol Sbarge he never thought his hangout would get that low of a health inspection score. Edenfield told Sbarge he's going to drink beer next time instead of eating food.
Violations included a black mold-like build up in the ice machine, flies and a spider in the kitchen and bar area, some food, including the pizza, not held at a hot enough temperature and multiple food items not held cold enough.
Sbarge went to Pizza Bar Tuesday and asked to talk to a manager. No one was available but in an email statement the management team wrote, “The Pizza Bar team strives to provide our patrons with a safe, clean and enjoyable experience. Prior to our inspection, we recognized that our walk-in-cooler temperature seemed out of sync.”
Management told us they then had the cooler serviced on June 13. They say while waiting for a part they checked to make sure food was held at the right temperature before serving or tossed it out. The management says they also use monthly pest control.
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