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You can get food poisoning from casual Italian-American cuisine. The most reported symptoms of Romano's Macaroni Grill food poisoning are diarrhea and nausea. Chicken parmesan and chicken marsala are commonly listed causes of illness and undercooked chicken is commonly associated with Salmonella.

Last updated: May 18, 2022

Romano's Macaroni Grill

Report date: Oct 27, 2021
9. No bare hand contact with rte food or a pre-approved alternative procedure properly allowed
- comments: observed a food handling employee touching ready-to-eat food with their bare hands during preparation. Observed the food employee handling cooked sliced sausages at prep line... See More cooler with their bare hands. Instructed management that ready-to-eat foods cannot be handled with bare-hands. Priority violation 7-38-010, citation issued.

16. Food-contact surfaces: cleaned & sanitized
- comments: observed a slight debris accumulation encrusted on the interior of the ice machine. Must remove debris, detail clean inside ice machine/have serviced and maintain ice machine at all times.

22. Proper cold holding temperatures
- comments: found tcs foods at improper temperatures: leafy cut romaine lettuce at 61. 2f-62. 4f inside the 5 door prep line cooler at front prep area and cooked sliced sausages at 48. 2 f inside the pizza prep line cooler at rear prep area. Instructed manager, (tcs foods) must maintain cold holding temperature of 41. 0f or colder and hot holding temperature of 135 f or hotter at all times. Priority violation 7-38-005, citation issued.

33. Proper cooling methods used; adequate equipment for temperature control
- comments: found the front 5 door prep line cooler not maintaining proper temperature in use with tcs foods (with an air temperature of 62. 2 f). Instructed manager cold holding unit must maintain cold holding temperature of 41. 0f or colder at all times. Mentioned cooler is tagged 'held for inspection' at this time. Instructed not to use until repaired. See comments below. Priority violation 7-38-005, citation issued.

38. Insects, rodents, & animals not present
- comments: observed approximately 30 live small flies on the walls and ceiling in the rear dishwashing machine area and at bar area. Additional pest control service is needed to eliminate the pest activity. Priority foundation violation 7-38-020(a), citation issued.

47. Food & non-food contact surfaces cleanable, properly designed, constructed & used
- comments: observed a torn door gaskets inside of the 6 door prep line cooler. Instructed management to replace the torn door gaskets.

47. Food & non-food contact surfaces cleanable, properly designed, constructed & used
- comments: observed stained cutting board on top of the front prep cheesecake dessert cooler. Instructed to resurface or replace the cutting boards.

49. Non-food/food contact surfaces clean
- comments: instructed to detail clean interiors of bread warmer unit located at front prep area to remove dried-up food debris and bar guns and housings at bar area with syrup spillage.

55. Physical facilities installed, maintained & clean
- comments: instructed to detail clean the floor throughout the food prep areas especially under the cooking equipment and 3 compartment sink area. Clean the walls and ceiling of the front prep area.

56. Adequate ventilation & lighting; designated areas used
- comments: instructed to detail clean ceiling ventilation covers in food prep areas and bar area to remove accumulation of dust and maintain.

Source: chicago.gov
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Party of seven. We all had differing dishes but the most common was the chicken parm—and those folks are the worst off. I had the penne rustica and only took a few bites of it, thankfully. My stomach is cramping and I’m nauseous, but the chicken parm... See More eaters are vomiting and nauseous. The service was great, but I wouldn’t recommend eating there again anytime soon. | Symptoms: Nausea, Vomiting, Cramps See Less
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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. | Symptoms: Diarrhea, Nausea, Vomiting, Chills, Body Ache See Less
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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. | Symptoms: Diarrhea, Nausea, Vomiting, Other See Less
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Pasta I ate some sausage ragitoni, mac n cheese balls, bruchetta and tomato basil soup, only i got sick, only took 5 hours for symptoms to role in | Symptoms: Diarrhea, Nausea, Vomiting See Less
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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... See More 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.
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I had the Chicken Parmesan and around 1 am I started throwing up and Diarrhea at the same time. We had to delay our trip home two days because I could not travel. | Symptoms: Diarrhea, Nausea, Vomiting See Less
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