Maricopa County, AZ

Mario's Pizza

Permit ID: FD-88415

Permit Type: E & D

13915 N Dysart Rd El Mirage 85335

*PRIORITY VIOLATION is a major violation that directly contributes to increasing the risk of foodborne illness or injury.
NA means not available. See detailed inspection reports for additional information.
Priority Violation *
Cutting Edge Participant
Inspection Comments

New owner inspection walk through with the owner. The following items were observed for follow up. 1). Please clean out the top of the coved base where soiled and fill in the gaps and finish out smooth. Mostly in the area where the dough mixer is. 2). Please re-caulk and caulk the plumbing fixtures at the top wall juncture, bathrooms and hand sink near the dough mixer. 3). Please have the backflow valve upstream of the soda system re-tested and certified and provide test report at re-inspection. The other option is to call the soda company and have them replace the dual check valve on the carbonator or have them test it and tag it to show it is working correctly. 4) Install additional lights throughout the kitchen. 50 foot candles is required at the pizza prep, dough prep and 20 foot candles at the dish wash sink. 5). Please date mark the cheese cakes in the display cooler on the counter. 6). Some areas of the kitchen have food buildup on the floors, you will need to go through and detail the floor in corners and under equipment. 7). Replace light switch cover in the men's restroom. 8). One of the racks in the walk-in has some food buildup. Please clean and maintain clean. 9). Grease pans will be installed under the hood. 10) Clean walls and ceiling as needed. This establishment/operation has been evaluated and qualifies for the issuance of the permit. To complete the permitting process, meaning issuance of this permit, and begin operation, the applicant must first submit payment of the annual operating permit fee to the Department’s Administrative Services. Note that fees paid up to this inspection approval did not include the annual operating permit fee. PAYMENT with a credit/debit card can be made via phone at 602-506-6824, Option 2. Payment with a credit/debit card can be made on-line via select “Pay a Fee” at Please note that if you select payment via online, the annual operating permit fee invoice may take up to 7 business days to post online. Also, checks and money orders are accepted via US Mail. If you select payment via US Mail, for further instructions please refer to the printed invoice. Per MCEHC Chapter I, Regs 4 & 5, no person shall conduct an operation or operate an establishment for which a permit is required without holding the necessary and valid permit to do so. No operating permit is valid, until the permit fee is received by the Department. It is also the responsibility of the permit holder/owner to notify MCESD if there are contact/ billing address changes. Operator does sell pizza by the slice, please make sure to keep a sheet with discard time per pizza. You will need to keep a procedure on file on what you are doing. Permit issued Eating and Drinking 10+ Seating class IV No County legal action will result from this inspection. Printed on site. Inspection rights provided.

Priority violation is a major violation that directly contributes to increasing the risk of foodborne illness or injury.
e.g. - Food employees do not properly wash hands when required
Priority foundation violation is a minor violation that does not directly contribute to an increased risk of foodborne illness but failure to correct this violation may lead to the occurrence of a priority violation.
e.g.- Hand washing soap and paper towels not available at hand wash sink (may lead directly to food employees not properly washing hands when required)
Core violation is a minor violation that relates to general maintenance and sanitation.
e.g. -No sign reminding employees to wash hands
Verification Visits are inspections of establishments enrolled in the MCESD Cutting Edge Program, which requires an enhanced food safety program and ongoing demonstration of active managerial control. Verification Visit inspections found in compliance with Cutting Edge program requirements receive an “A” grade.
The matrix below has been used to grade food inspections under the voluntary grading system starting on October 14, 2011.