1250 Hylan Blvd, Staten Island, NY | Directions 1030540.597561 -74.084198
I had a horrible expereince at Brooklyn;s Finest Pizza Staten Island. If you are going to rip off a name from a pizzeria in Brooklyn, be at least as good if not better. This place is far worse and not the finest at all. They should be called The Dump's Finest Pizza, because thats where their food and staff belong.
I'm a delivery guy for an Aftermarket Auto Parts supplier in PA. I made a delivery to a local car dealer or some parts and figured I would get some quick Italian food for lunch and before I head back to PA. I picked up I phone and did a search on google maps. A couple of different places popped up, but i figured with a name line Brooklyn's Finest, the food would be good. What a huge mistake!! At lunch time (12:35pm) no one was inside the restaurant. That was my first clue. A female and 2 male employees were just hanging outside, one of which was smoking. The girl just leaning against the wall and the other guy was counting a few dollar bills it looked like. Thats clue number 2. They all went in after I went inside... and it did not appear anyone washed their hands. Clue # 3. After looking at the dried out pizzas in the counter (Clue #4) I thought I would be safe ordering a pasta dish. I was wrong. The cook did not wash his hands or use any gloves when preparing my dish. When the girl served it to me, with her thumb in my plate... she puts it down and sucks the sauce off her thumb, she asked if she can get me anything else. I said yes, can you get me the manager. One of the guys from outside I think his name was Joe claimed to be the owner. I asked, you are the owner and you allow your employees to hang outside, smoke, count money, touch all sorts of stuff outside and return to work without wahing hands, they dont use proper sanitary precautions in front of yrou face and you are ok with that? He said You have no idea of how a restaurant works or is managed. You are a low life truck driver what do you know? I said... I may not know how to run a restaurant but i do know what bad food and bad service is and I know Im not paying anything for this sh*t. and I walked out. Joe, the so called owner called me F'ing A-Hole and told me to get the F' out.
Now I see why no one is in a pizzeria at lunch time. The food and service is horrible.
Health Department Warning! Stay Away!.
This has to be one of the worst pizzeria's on Staten Island. The food leaves a lot to be desired and the place is not very clean. I did some searching and found the following list of Health Department Violations:
Cold food item held above 41° F (smoked fish and reduced oxygen packaged foods above 38° F) except during necessary preparation.
Food Protection Certificate not held by supervisor of food operations.
Appropriately scaled metal stem-type thermometer or thermocouple not provided or used to evaluate temperatures of potentially hazardous foods during cooking, cooling, reheating and holding.
Personal cleanliness inadequate. Outer garment soiled with possible contaminant. Effective hair restraint not worn in an area where food is prepared.
Plumbing not properly installed or maintained; anti-siphonage or backflow prevention device not provided where required; equipment or floor not properly drained; sewage disposal system in disrepair or not functioning properly.
Non-food contact surface improperly constructed. Unacceptable material used. Non-food contact surface or equipment improperly maintained and/or not properly sealed, raised, spaced or movable to allow accessibility for cleaning on all sides, above and underneath the unit.
Proper sanitization not provided for utensil ware washing operation.
Other general violation.
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