Romano's Macaroni Grill
“This was the only place we had all eaten together in the last 3 weeks(2 of us leave out of town) and 2 adults had symptoms 1 day later, the other 3, 2 days later. 5 adults total ate on December 22, all exhibited Salmonella like symptoms within 24-48 hours.... Came pretty close to ruining our holidays. ”
“Ate Lobster Ravioli Friday night Dec 13, woke up vomiting and with severe diarrhea 2am Sunday. Girlfriend ate everything I did except the ravioli over the same time and she is fine. ”
“Inspection Failure: 2019-10-17
Details: INSTRUCTED TO PROPERLY STORE WIPING CLOTHS IN A CLEAN BUCKET WITH SANITIZING SOLUTION.
INSTRUCTED TO REPLACE WORN OUT/TORN BREAD COVER (FOR BREAD UTILITY TRAY) IN PREP AREA.
INSTRUCTED TO DETAIL CLEAN AND MAINTAIN THE FOLLOWING: INTERIOR AND EXTERIOR SURFACES OF DISHMACHINE WITH EXCESSIVE LIME BUILD-UP, INTERIOR... SURFACES OF ALL COOLERS WITH MOLD LIKE ACCUMULATION AROUND VENT AND FOOD DEBRIS, PREP AND STORAGE SHELVES WITH DUST, FOOD DEBRIS AND GREASE ACCUMULATION THROUGHOUT PREP/DISHWASHING AREA AND, BREAD UTILITY RACK WITH FOOD SPILLAGE AND GREASE IN PREP AREA. INSTRUCTED TO REPAIR SLOW DRAINING HANDSINK IN REAR PREP AREA. INSTRUCTED TO REPLACE MISSING CEILING TILE (WITH FOIL AND PAN) ABOVE PREP COOLER/TABLE IN PREP AREA. USABLE ITEMS (FOOD AND NON FOOD) MUST BE STORED 6' OFF THE FLOOR FOR EASY ACCESS ON CLEANING. NOTED BOXES AND CLEANING SUPPLIES (DETERGENT, SANITIZER ETC) STORED ON FLOOR. MUST BE STORED OFF THE FLOOR. INSTRUCTED TO DETAIL CLEAN AND MAINTAIN WALL WITH FOOD SPILLAGE AROUND REAR DISHWASHING AREA, MUST DETAIL CLEAN AND MAINTAIN FLOORS ALONG THE WALLS AND IN ALL CORNERS THROUGHOUT PREP AND DISHWASHING AREA. PREVIOUS PRIORITY FOUNDATION NOT CORRECTED FROM INSPECTION REPORT# 2315478 ISSUED ON 10-08-2019 PRIORITY VIOLATION 7-42-090 CITATION ISSUED ISSUED 2 DAY NOTICE (OFFICE NOTIFIED) #55 - MUST REPAIR DAMAGED TILE GROUT IN DISH WASH-MOP AREAS. Source: Chicago Health Department. ”
“Mother's day lunch. Over $150 spent! Today I can't go to work. In the bathroom every 5 min. Husband got it last night. Both have cramps and diarrhea. We always liked this place. Last time we'll go. Our food took over an hour. Mine was mushroom stuffed raviolli. Came out... cold, looked old and dry, flat and hard and looked like throw up on a plate! I never complained ate it anyhow. Asked for extra cream sauce, was given watery wine sauce with barely cooked mushrooms that was room temp. Husbad had chicken marsala, his favorite! He said it was room temp not as good as usual. Mom had cold chicken breast and limp arugula. Mother in laws was cold. Son had slimy cold lasagna but had good flavor. Daughter had cold soups, tomatoe basil tasted like baby food, buisqe was blah and cold. We never complained. We had waited an hour to get our food and knew complaining wouldn't help and we didn't want to spend the entire day in there. Something wasn't right in the kitchen! Oh and olive oil the grave on table fire bread was totally nasty ants rancid tasting. They had tons of empty tables and lines of people waiting at the door. I wonder who else is spending this beautiful day on the toilet! Used to enjoy this place. SOMETHING MADE US SICK! ”
“Inspection Failure: 26-Mar-19
> SEE VIOLATION
> OBSERVED 10-12 SMALL LIVE FLYING INSECTS IN MOP AND DISHWASHER AREA.MUST CLEAN AND SANITIZE AFFECTED AREA AND REMOVE INSECTS FOOD AND HARBORAGE AREAS.PRIORITY FOUNDATION VIOLATION . 7-38-020(a) CITATION ISSUED
> MUST PROPERLY COVERED FOOD CONTAINERS WITH HARD COVER BEFORE PUTTING ONE ON TOP... OF ANOTHER CONTAINERS > MUST NOT WORE UNAPPROVED JEWELRY ON HANDS WHILE WORKING WITH EXPOSED FOOD > MUST REPAIR OR REPLACE BROKEN DOOR GASKET ON DOOR TO REACH UNDER GRILL COOLER > MUST CLEAN DUST AND DEBRIS FROM TOP OF REACH IN 2 DOOR COOLING UNITS BY FRONT KITCHEN ENTRANCE > MUST REPAIR DAMAGED TILE GROUT IN DISH WASH-MOP AREAS > MUST PROVIDE PROPER SHATTER PROOF LIGHT BULBS INSIDE 2 DOOR COOLER UNIT > PREVIOUSLY CITED VIOLATION Source: Chicago DineSafe Dashboard ”
“Met family for lunch yesterday. Within an hour was feeling terrible nausea and stomach churning. Started throwing up by evening and continued all night. Daughter called me this morning - she also started throwing up and having diarrhea all night. Definitely the food. I never throw up and this is... insane. Not even functional. ”