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Restaurant Health, Cleanliness Inspections: The Liberty Tavern, Mario's and More

The latest health, cleanliness reports from area restaurants.

The following restaurants in (or near) the Clarendon, Courthouse, Rosslyn neighborhoods were recently paid visits by the the Virginia Department of Health. Establishments are paid periodic visits.

To see the inspections for the greater Arlington area, visit Arlington Patch.The full reports can be accessed on Virginia's health department's website:

Mario's Pizza House
3322 Wilson Blvd.
Date of inspection: Feb. 4
Cloths in-use for wiping counters and other equipment surfaces are not held between uses in a chemical sanitizer solution of proper concentration; and/or not laundered daily.

Pio Pio
3300 Wilson Blvd.
Date of inspection: Feb. 4
The food establishment is not under the immediate control of a Northern Virginia certified food manager.

Rosslyn Gourmet
1611 N. Kent St.
Date of inspection: Jan. 31
Ready-to-eat food is not protected from cross contamination by separating them from raw animal foods. Raw shell eggs stored over tuna salad in the prep refrigerator.

The Liberty Tavern
3195 Wilson Blvd.
Date of inspection: Jan. 30
The surfaces of the cutting boards on the prep refrigerators and the movable cutting boards (second floor) are no longer effectively cleaned and sanitized.

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"Ideally, an operation would have no critical violations, or none which are not corrected immediately and not repeated. In our experience, it is unrealistic to expect that a complex, full-service food operation can routinely avoid any violations," according to Virginia Department of Health's website.

The site continues: "Keep in mind that any inspection report is a 'snapshot' of the day and time of the inspection. On any given day, a restaurant could have fewer or more violations than noted in the report. An inspection conducted on any given day may not be representative of the overall, long term cleanliness of an establishment."

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