JACKSON HEIGHTS — A popular pizza joint was closed by the Department of Health after a year of failing health inspections, records show.
Due Fratelli, on 37th Avenue near 77th Street, was ordered by the agency to close after receiving 30 points on its Nov 1 inspection.
The move to close the pizza place came months after they received 63 points on a February 25 inspection.
During its most recent checkup, inspectors found that the restaurant lacked a proper place for employees to was their hands in both the food prep area and bathroom, according to the DOH.
The food supervisor also didn't have a food protection certificate, which is required by law; and hot food was kept below the minimum 140 degrees.
In its February inspection, officials found hot and cold food kept at dangerous temperatures, unclean food prep areas and evidence of mice in the facility's food area, records show.
The restaurant owners could not be reached for comment, but an employee there Friday, who declined to give his name, said they may re-open as early as Monday.