Papa Gio’s forced to temporarily close pizzeria after 45 roaches found in dining room, to-go containers

Papa Gio’s was forced to close its east Orlando pizzeria after a health inspector cited multiple violations, including the presence of nearly four dozen roaches scattered throughout the restaurant.

Located at 16869 East Colonial Drive in the town of Chuluota, the business was forced to temporarily shut down on Wednesday, June 15 and Thursday, June 16 after a health inspector from the Florida Department of Business and Professional Regulation cited nearly a dozen health code violations.

Among the violations were four considered high priority, including the presence of roaches. The report indicates that a total of 45 live roaches were found all around the restaurant, including inside to-go containers and in the dining room.

In addition to roaches, the business was forced to stop sale on multiple items that were kept below the recommended temperature, including pasta, spaghetti, cream, and chicken breast, among others.

Upon the first reinspection on June 16, the business was not permitted to reopen after 10 roaches were found inside a mixer and inside a sauce storage area.

After a third inspection, the business was permitted to reopen later that day.

Most Popular

Orlando Police Chief says hysteria during Lake Eola fireworks spurred by news coverage of Highland Park

The Orlando Police Department is asking the public for any information or video of the mass hysteria during Monday's Lake Eola fireworks show, which the chief believes escalated due to news coverage of the Highland Park shooting earlier in the day.

81-year-old missing Orlando man found in retention pond

An 81-year-old man who had been reported missing last week was found and saved by local police while he was laying in a retention pond.

CAVA replacing three Zoës Kitchen restaurants in Central Florida

A Mediterranean brand with locations across nearly two dozen states will look to expand its brand in Central Florida for the first time.

St. Cloud man receives 21-month sentence for modifying pistol, creating short-barreled rifle

A 28-year-old St. Cloud man was sentenced to 21 months in prison for possessing a short-barreled rifle.

42-year-old Kissimmee man missing since Sunday

The Osceola County Sheriff's Office is asking the public for help to locate a 42-year-old Kissimmee man who has been missing since Sunday.

23-year-old man killed in fatal Orange County crash

A 23-year-old Christmas man was killed after he was ejected from his vehicle during a fatal accident in Orange County.
scattered clouds
77.6 ° F
80.1 °
74.9 °
90 %
31 %
93 °
94 °
95 °
94 °
87 °