Jan. 29, 2018 By Tara Law
An Astoria Papa John’s Pizza has been closed temporarily by the Health Department.
The restaurant, located at 49-19 30th Ave, was cited for mice and for not adequately protecting its food from contamination.
The pizzeria was slapped with 41 violations points when it was inspected on Jan 26.
The department wrote it up for the following violations. The first two were listed as critical.
1) Evidence of mice or live mice present in facility’s food and/or non-food areas.
2) Food not protected from potential source of contamination during storage, preparation, transportation, display or service.
3) Facility not vermin proof. Harborage or conditions conducive to attracting vermin to the premises and/or allowing vermin to exist.
Glad I came across this report… I live down the block and was just going to order from them… never again.
Their subcontracted driver hit me in the crosswalk at 30th and Hobart Street. Corporate never responded and Precinct 114 did as little as possible outside of the paperwork.
Quays gay bar on 45st is better
Right before the Super Bowl too!
As others have mentioned, Mama Carmela’s is right across the street and their pizza is one of the best NY slices in Queens.
Their pizza is worse than Domino’s and that really speaks for itself. Companies like Papa John’s show capitalism is a failure at weeding out the weak.
We already lost the Papa John’s on Astoria Boulevard. We can lose this one too. There is no need for chain pizzerias in Astoria. We already have better pizza.
This place should be closed permanently.
Papa John’s should never have been allowed to open at this location with a family owned & run Mama Carmella’s Pizza already right across the street.
No offense to Mama Carmella’s but they aren’t good nor are they up on the times with internet based delivery.
The place is a dump and the pizza is awful!!