March 2, 2016 By Michael Florio
A Jackson Heights pizzeria and restaurant was briefly closed by the Health Department.
Due Fratelli, located at 76-23 37th Ave., was closed on Feb. 25 after receiving numerous violations from the Health Department.
According to records, the Health Department found evidence of mice in the establishment and food not properly protected from contamination.
The restaurant also received violations for hot and cold food items not kept at the correct temperatures, a missing Food Protection Certificate and improper cleaning of a food contact surface.
The restaurant also received less serious violations such as the facility not being vermin proof and having improper thawing procedures.
The restaurant reopened on Monday, according to a store employee.
Its menu includes a wide variety of pizzas, burgers, sandwiches, salads, gyros, wings, veal and steaks.