The Atlanta Journal-Constitution

Italian eatery in Atlanta fails health inspection

Pasta water and sauce issues among violations.

- By Laura Berrios

Mambo Italiano Street Food in Cobb County failed a routine inspection with food safety violations involving pasta water and sauces.

Mambo Italiano Street Food, 2022 Powers Ferry Road, Atlanta, scored 57/U, down from 82/B. It will be reinspecte­d.

Employees used water from the hand sink to fill the pasta steamer. In other cases, employees were not using fresh water to heat pasta. Instead, they were reheating the pasta water from the previous day.

The marinara sauce was in an unsafe container once used to store soap for cleaning pots and pans. The sauce was discarded.

Alfredo sauce was not rapidly cooled to a safe temperatur­e within four hours. It was discarded.

Employees left the facility out the back door and returned to the kitchen without washing their hands.

There was no soap at the hand sinks in the kitchen and front food area.

Food contact surfaces were unclean. Prep sinks were dirty with food debris, and food was on the cutting board and pizza cutter.


2022 Powers Ferry Road, Atlanta. Score: 57/U.


Here are other recent inspection scores for area restaurant­s.

Cobb County

Carol’s Café, 2543 Bells Ferry Road, Marietta. 80/B

First Watch, 1675 Cumberland Parkway, Smyrna. 100/A

Jersey Mike’s Subs, 3805 Dallas Highway, Marietta. 99/A

Wing City, 1750 Bells Ferry Road, Marietta. 73/C

Xengo Fusion Kitchen & Sushi, 3162 Johnson Ferry Road, Marietta. 82/B

Fulton County

Dat Fire Jerk Chicken, 226 Northside Drive, Atlanta. 98/A

Mama’s Soul Food Diner, 3375 Roosevelt Highway, Atlanta. 70/C

Mr. Taco, 4000 N. Point Parkway, Alpharetta. 100/A

Shake Shack, 3393 Peachtree Road, Atlanta. 91/A

Whiskey Bird, 1409 N. Highland Ave., Atlanta. 82/B

Gwinnett County

Chapo’s Tequilas & Grill, 3939 Atlanta Highway, Loganville. 85/B

Danny’s Super Tacos, 5050 Jimmy Carter Blvd., Norcross. 89/B

Michoacana Ice Cream Shop, 3059 Lawrencevi­lle Highway, Lawrencevi­lle. 96/A

World Wings, 3365 Steve Reynolds Blvd., Duluth. 94/A

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