DaVinci’s closes after customer complains of seeing a roach in the kitchen

January 10, 2024 by No Comments

The Mill Street establishment, a cornerstone of Maine’s dining scene since 1996, closed abruptly on Saturday without immediate plans for reopening. This unexpected closure has generated significant local interest, with the restaurant’s social media post announcing the situation garnering over 800 shares and 200 comments as of Tuesday afternoon.

As of Monday, a brief notice posted on the restaurant’s door simply mentions a temporary closure. On their Facebook page, DaVinci’s wrote: ‘To our valued and loyal patrons, partners, and friends: We are sorry for closing our doors unexpectedly this past Saturday. Cancelling gatherings and celebrations at the last minute, (not to mention date nights and family nights), broke our hearts because we know the inconvenience and hardship it caused. Our community has always been behind us, and we want to be as forthright with you as possible.

On Saturday, January 6th, we received word from the State that an individual made a formal complaint about the sighting of a roach in our kitchen. The complaint prompted an inspection from the City of Lewiston that day, and we closed voluntarily and immediately.’

DaVinci’s Eatery has held a prominent position in Lewiston’s culinary landscape for nearly three decades, consistently earning recognition for its delectable Italian cuisine and welcoming atmosphere. The community eagerly awaits further updates regarding the restaurant’s status and anticipated return.


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