Fancy food isn’t safe food: Nino’s of New York edition

DNAinfo reports that celebrity-heavy Nino’s on the Upper East Side of New York City was hit with a whopping 56 points during an inspection on Monday, according to the health department’s website.

A grade higher than 27 points would merit hanging a C in the window, but the restaurant’s grade is pending as the department gives it some time to clean up their act. Restaurants with violations under 13 points get As.

The health department found a range of violations, including evidence of rats and mice, roaches present in the food or non food areas, flies, cold food not stored properly and food surfaces improperly washed. Also, the inspector found the supervisor of food operations did not hold a Food Protection Certificate, which is required by the health department.

At Nino’s Positano in Midtown, Selimaj named a chicken special after regular customer Derek Jeter, after the Yankees shortstop reached his 3,000th hit. That restaurant, at 890 Second Ave., was briefly closed by the health department after a June 22 inspection tallied 72 violation points. The restaurant currently has a letter B grade.

Nino Selimaj didn’t return calls.