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Milford Restaurant Inspections: Plan B Burger, Tendga, Nello’s, and More

Don't see your favorite listed? Leave the restaurant name in the comments and we'll include them next time.

Elvis Kandic, the new owner of Nello's in Milford. Credit: Jason Bagley
Elvis Kandic, the new owner of Nello's in Milford. Credit: Jason Bagley

The following restaurant inspection scores come from the Milford Health Department.

The restaurants included are those requested by followers of the Milford Patch Facebook page.

If you’d like a specific local eatery included next time, leave the name in the comments.

A restaurant fails an inspection when it receives a score below 81 or a four-point violation. The business then has two weeks to correct the marked violation(s) before a re-inspection.

Common four-point demerits, which are the harshest deductions, include improper hand washing, food temperature violations and improper storage of toxic materials.

While all of the following restaurants passed their inspections, we’ve included some specific violations for those scores under 90.


Plan B Burger

Inspected: Aug. 26

Score: 93


Tendga

Inspected: Aug. 6

Score: 81

Violation(s): uncovered raw shell eggs and meats stored over ready-to-eat food in reach-in cooler; food containers on floor.


Colony Grill

Inspected: Dec. 6

Score: 97


Archie Moore’s

Inspected: Dec. 9

Score: 94


Piada

Inspected: Oct. 15

Score: 86

Violation(s): no thermometer in “true” reach-in cooler; corrosion on can opener.


Rainbow Garden

Inspected: Dec. 5

Score: 92


Buffalo Wild Wings

Inspected: Oct. 3

Score: 98


Dragon Garden III

Inspected: Oct. 23

Score: 93


Nello’s

Inspected: Dec. 11

Score: 89

Violation(s): thermometer needed in all refrigerators; dirty can opener blade; dish rack stored on floor.


Café Atlantique

Inspected: Oct. 30

Score: 95


Jeffrey’s

Inspected: Oct. 21

Score: 86

Violation(s): uncovered foods in various areas; corrosion on reach-in and walk-in storage shelves.

Michele Shea December 30, 2013 at 03:27 PM
Scechwan Wok. JoeyC Roadhouse UNO Chicago pizzeria
Spoonman December 30, 2013 at 06:13 PM
Milford did better than Stratford!
Grumpy Old Man December 30, 2013 at 08:53 PM
^ Or Stratford's health inspectors are better at their jobs ^ hmmmm .. Makes ya think don't it !
A14MT December 31, 2013 at 09:00 AM
Corner Restaurant also italian place next to it, Jimmy's Pizza and Jani
CtLynn5 December 31, 2013 at 09:03 AM
I think inspections are fairly objective. Health inspectors are certified by the state, not individual municipalities.
Grumpy Old Man December 31, 2013 at 09:14 AM
So I guess that means Stratford restaurant owners don't care as much as Milford's ? That's what you really believe ? We should rename Milford to "Awesomeville"
jsal043 December 31, 2013 at 09:23 AM
Papa's Pizza 2 was scored a perfect 100........A clean kitchen is a happy kitchen!
CtLynn5 December 31, 2013 at 09:38 AM
@Grumpy - Do you believe Milford Health Inspectors don't care as much as Stratford Inspectors?? That really makes sense to you? Restaurants lose points for a number of reasons, some are important, such as food temps, and some not so much, like the rusty unused shelves in the basement at Knapp's Landing. A lot of little minor violations can add up to a low score and without more information can be very misleading.
Grumpy Old Man December 31, 2013 at 10:04 AM
Ctlynn . It's not the low scores that concern me . It's all the high ones . Buffalo Wild Wings a 98 ? Really . Come on ! Think about that , just sit back stop and think . That place is huge and to only get dinged for two points ... ???
CtLynn5 December 31, 2013 at 11:15 AM
Grumpy - Buffalo Wild Wings is a chain. It does not surprise me at all that chain restaurants get high scores. They have procedures and training in place for safe food handling. If you look at the scores in both Milford and Stratford, you'll often see the smaller establishments get lower scores than the corporate ones.
CtLynn5 December 31, 2013 at 11:15 AM
Way to go Papa's 2. Love your pizza!
Grumpy Old Man December 31, 2013 at 12:06 PM
100% ... No violations ? That's even better .
Tmc January 01, 2014 at 12:03 PM
Papa's still have those grinders made out of an entire round loaf?
CtLynn5 January 02, 2014 at 08:43 AM
@Tmc - Yes! They are delish!
D Cianciullo January 02, 2014 at 07:51 PM
Would like to include Gustos and Bin 100 next time
Tmc January 02, 2014 at 10:46 PM
Thx Lynn! I'm there ASAP!
Tmc January 02, 2014 at 11:14 PM
Bin 100 is great. I'm not sure how clean the former is, but after eating there I nicknamed it "disGustos". lol

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