Best and worst restaurant inspection reports for the week ending September 13, 2022

The Chattanooga-Hamilton County Health Department inspects restaurants twice a year and grades the businesses on a 100-point scale. Scores below 70 require corrective action. Restaurants are reinspected if they fail to meet critical standards.

To file a health-related complaint, call the Department of Environmental Health at 423-209-8110. The scores are original and do not reflect on-the-spot changes, which sometimes lead to upward adjustments.


83 Rafaels Italian 

5032 Ooltewah Ringgold Road

Reasons including manager in charge not present during inspection. Multiple cooked/prepped foods not date-marked in reach-in cooler and low boy unit. Rodent droppings present near can rack in back of food prep area. Rodent urine smell present throughout establishment. Foods left uncovered in low boy unit. Dishes stored wet nested. Five-gallon buckets containing grease and trash stored outside in the open in rear of facility.