DIRTY DINING: Health Inspectors Find 500 Rat Droppings In Contra Costa County Restaurant

August 3, 2018 14:00 pm · 25 comments

Health Inspectors from the Contra Costa County Environmental Health Department shut down a San Ramon restaurant this week due to a vermin infestation.

Inspectors say over 500 rodent droppings were found throughout the kitchen area of the Pista House on Bollinger Canyon.

Droppings were located in the following areas, according to inspectors:

  • In the storage room floor where the water heater and extra utensils are located, in the office on the flooring
  • In the bar area on the flooring, on the counters in the bar area, in the sinks and prep table in the bar area
  • On the window sills in the bar area
  • In the metal cabinet shelving in the server prep area
  • On the metro shelving racks in the server side station
  • In the back storage room on the flooring, under the ice machine in the server prep area
  • Under the handsink in the server prep area, in the middle of the floor in pain sight in the server side station
  • On the flooring in the dish machine room, on top of the dish machine
  • On the chemical buckets in the dish machine room
  • Around front server/hostess podium, etc).

The restaurant was also closed by health inspectors in January of this year.

Beatrice Ruane August 3, 2018 at 2:17 PM

This should be the final…if the January event didn’t keep them on top of the problems ,close them down…the public keeps hoping and assuming its o.k….

Suzanne August 3, 2018 at 2:29 PM

Really?… It’s called Pista House? Well, no wonder then.

Chicken Little August 3, 2018 at 2:36 PM

I’d hate to be the poor sap with the job of counting the droppings.

Shoulda Coulda August 3, 2018 at 4:16 PM

Chicken Little-
My very thoughts exactly. I’d bet that after
counting over 200 he just guesstimated.
I’d do that after counting 2 droppings.
Who’s gonna want to see the poop, I mean
proof. Nobody double checks those figures!

Sign from Above August 6, 2018 at 9:06 AM

Yeah…..That would be a crappy job to have….. (sorry. I couldn’t resist!)

Ricardoh August 3, 2018 at 2:40 PM

Some really bad Yelp reviews and not any really good ones.

G. August 3, 2018 at 2:45 PM

I feel bad for the guy who had to count the 500 rat droppings. I hope he wore gloves.

whatever August 3, 2018 at 2:50 PM

white, brown or black rice with that?

Willard August 3, 2018 at 3:53 PM

500, almost a bowlful

KAD August 3, 2018 at 3:14 PM

Oh My – enough to make you want to just eat at home and never in a restaurant.

Atticus Thraxx August 3, 2018 at 4:21 PM

Imagine spending four years in college, untold hours studying, egregious college admission costs only to find yourself counting rat turds.

Elisa August 6, 2018 at 9:48 AM

I really wish you were making a joke…

EV August 3, 2018 at 4:29 PM

They should check the one and only McDonalds in San Ramon, the place is filthy. The bathrooms are also filthy.

foothillsguy August 3, 2018 at 4:33 PM

The sad part is when you say 500 droppings it’s like 499 is OK.

Silva August 3, 2018 at 5:43 PM

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concord ygnacio August 3, 2018 at 8:23 PM

How did you insert those gifs??

Silva August 4, 2018 at 5:03 PM

Emojis. Here’s the page I found, but I’ve seen better here.


Nunya August 3, 2018 at 6:06 PM

Poopa House?

inmotion August 3, 2018 at 6:46 PM

That’s one busy 🐁

Citizen August 4, 2018 at 1:55 AM

That is pretty bad!

Concord Resident August 4, 2018 at 9:50 AM

Thank you, Yelp (for helping me to avoid this place for years – makes sense now).

martinezmike August 4, 2018 at 4:14 PM

WTF is a dish machine room?

ram August 9, 2018 at 9:21 PM

I am surprised pista house is such famous restaurant in Hyderabad.
see this youtube video


Kiran August 10, 2018 at 1:41 PM

That Pista House is different and authentic

kay see August 10, 2018 at 9:51 AM

Food was yummy though – at least now we know the secret sauce πŸ™

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