Restaurant Report: A perfect pizzareia
PORTLAND (WGME) – A Portland seafood shack is forced to close after a possible sickness outbreak.
While a prominent old port diner leaves health inspectors with a bad taste, but it's a fast paced pizza joint that strikes gold.
From the outside, 3 Buoys Seafood Shanty on Cumberland Ave. looks like a seafood lover’s paradise, and online reviewers agree.
But critical problems with that seafood prompted health inspectors to fail the restaurant in September.
Inspectors say, "Raw seafood in buckets is stored above raw ready-to-eat-foods."
A few days later inspectors returned, this time on a complaint, and made a sickly discovery.
Saying, "Three separate groups of individuals that became ill after eating at 3 Buoys within a two-week period."
They ordered the restaurant to close.
A day later, inspectors returned and allowed them to re-open, passing a follow-up inspection with a perfect score.
We spoke with the owner of 3 Buoys, he said he didn't want to comment on the original inspection but said it's not what it seems.
Becky's Diner is a Portland institution, but during an august inspection, health inspectors failed the popular diner.
A follow-up report shows all off the violations were corrected quickly, prompting a pass in September.
The restaurant's owners didn't want to go on camera, but say they've been working closely with their inspector to create a new system for cooling their chowder.
For nine years, Leonardo's Pizza on Forest Ave. has been tossing, topping and toasting gourmet pizza.
And health inspectors couldn’t one violation during their latest report.
Just looking around this local pizza joint you can see they keep it clean.
From their dough to the toppings, Leonardo's general manager says they pride themselves on local ingredients.