Upscale Italian restaurant in Aventura Mall ordered shut

Rodent, roach issues found at The Club at Emerald Hills


AVENTURA, Fla. – State records show severe issues inside the kitchen at The Club at Emerald Hills.

A state inspector ordered the kitchen closed after finding rodent, roach and sewage issues in The Club, which has a golf course.

State records also show another restaurant in Aventura Mall was ordered shut last week.

Trattoria Rosalia is not in the food court, but several restaurants in and out of the food court have recently been ordered shut in the mall due to roach issues.

Below is a list of places and some of their violations.Both places listed below were allowed to reopen following an ordered clean up and re-inspection.

The Club at Emerald Hills

4100 North Hills Drive


Ordered shut Dec. 10

12 violations found

"Rodent activity present as evidenced by rodent droppings found. 3 fresh rodent droppings next to and behind ice machine upstairs. 5 fresh rodent droppings in wait are downstairs under soda dispenser. 1 fresh rodent dropping at entrance to bar on floor in the left corner."

"Roach activity present as evidenced by live roaches found. 4 live roaches behind coke cooler next to cook line in downstairs kitchen. 1 live roach under plastic container underneath dish machine across from cook line in upstairs kitchen. 10 + live roaches along broken grout between floor tiles in front of dish machine upstairs. 2 live roaches on inspector leg in dish area upstairs."

"Sewage/wastewater backing up through floor drains, after running the dish machine. Drain backed up to the right of dish machine."

"Dead roaches on premises. 3 dead roaches inside reach in freezer next to cook line in downstairs kitchen. 20+ dead roaches behind coke cooler in downstairs kitchen.. 50+ dead roaches along cove moldings at cook line under hand wash sink and under storage shelf's in downstairs kitchen. 1 dead roach in wait area under coke dispenser. 3 dead roaches along door rails at coke cooler in downstairs kitchen. 20 dead roaches under dish machine and along cook line, in upstairs kitchen. 6+ dead roaches in side 2 door, not in use reach in cooler next to cook line."

"Objectionable odor in dish area downstairs."

"Floor soiled/has accumulation of debris behind ice machine." upstairs, along cove moldings in downstairs kitchen.

Trattoria Rosalia

Aventura Mall

19505 Biscayne Blvd.


Ordered shut Dec. 10

8 violations

"Roach activity present as evidenced by approximately 15 live roaches found inside a stainless steel housing for a bread warmer oven located on the cook line in the kitchen."

"Raw animal foods not properly separated from each other in holding unit. Beef next to poultry."