Each week in this space, find one South Florida restaurant with a recent perfect health inspection (The Good), one with significant roach or rodent violations (The Bad) and one ordered to temporarily close (The Ugly). Read full health inspections and reviews at dine.miami.com.
Skyview Café, 2424 N. Federal Hwy., Boca Raton. Inspected on April 30; zero violations.
Mia Bella Roma, 1238 Ocean Dr., Miami Beach. Inspected on April 29; 38 violations, including five high-priority. Inspector’s notes: “Rodent activity present ... 75-plus fresh and moist dropping in kitchen area, underneath three-compartment sink, in storage area and in dishwashing area.” Issued an emergency order to close; reopened after a follow-up inspection on April 30.
BLT Prime, 4400 NW 87th Ave., Doral. Inspected on April 28; 11 violations, including four high-priority. Inspector’s notes: “Roach activity present ... 20-25 live roaches found on the walls, baseboards and floors in the kitchen food prep area and behind a utensil table inside a wall crack. Dead roaches ... 5-6 on the walls.” Issued an emergency order to close; reopened on same day after a follow-up inspection.
Evan S. Benn is Miami Herald food editor. On Twitter: @EvanBenn.