Crawling cockroaches, moldy pesto found in these Arizona restaurants

Two Mesa restaurants had roaches crawling around in its kitchens and over-the-counter medicine was found near a food prep table.
Published: Dec. 14, 2022 at 10:00 PM MST|Updated: Dec. 15, 2022 at 1:41 PM MST
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PHOENIX (3TV/CBS 5) -- Every week, Arizona’s Family looks up restaurants recently inspected by Maricopa County’s Environmental Services Department. Restaurants with some of the highest numbers of “risk factors,” considered major health code violations by inspectors, are selected for our Dirty Dining Report. For more details on the restaurant inspection scoring system, visit Maricopa County’s website.

Here are the Valley restaurants that did not make the grade for Dec. 14, 2022:

Pho Number 1 - 1955 W. Baseline Road, Mesa

3 violations

  • Beef broth not kept hot enough
  • Cabbage not kept cold enough

Pizza Lucci - 4727 E. Bell Road, Phoenix

3 violations

  • Mold growth in container of pesto sauce
  • Raw ribs stored above produce

Cook and Craft - 7306 E. Shea Blvd, Scottsdale

3 violations

  • Chemical cleaner next to clean dishes
  • Chicken wings and raw beef not stored at proper temperature

Beast of Bourbon Bar and Grill - 2235 S. Power Road, Mesa

4 violations

  • Cook handling tortillas with bare hands
  • Raw beef in contact with bag of cooked meatballs
  • Roach crawling across the kitchen floor

Pacino’s - 2831 N. Power Road, Mesa

4 violations

  • Empty bottles stored in hand wash sink
  • Vitamins and over-the-counter medicine over food prep table
  • Cockroach near the stove

Dean’s List – Valley restaurants with perfect health inspection scores

O’Connor’s Pub - 2601 W. Dunlap Ave, Phoenix

Indian Village - 6746 E. Cave Creek Road, Cave Creek,

Wong’s Chinese Restaurant - 1137 E. Buckeye Road, Phoenix,

Chili’s Grill and Bar - 1371 N. Litchfield Road, Goodyear,

Pietro’s - 9800 N. Summer Hill Blvd, Fountain Hills

Senor Sushi - 10738 N. 75th Ave, Peoria

Click here to check out all of our Dirty Dining reports

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