Nino’s Shuttered By Health Department

photo-20Daniel Maurer

Nino’s, the iconic pizzeria that closed and then reopened with a new look, has been shuttered again — this time by the health department.

The pizzeria’s windows were papered over earlier today. Health department records show that it racked up 86 violation points (well above the 28 score that puts an establishment in danger of closing) during an inspection last week. Violations included food temperature issues, evidence of mice, and inadequate personal cleanliness.

When Nino’s reopened with a minimalistic look post-Sandy, a manager said “the place is going to be the same.” But last week a tipster reported evidence of change.

My sister went into Nino’s yesterday for some pizza and a lady said, “How about Lebanese? You like Lebanese food?” My sister said sure. So a Lebanese lady was there with her family cooking up these Lebanese wraps with sesame, cucumbers, tomatoes and a special sauce. And olives on the side.

Here’s a look at the wrap.