Pontillo’s Pizza reopens in the Village of Pittsford

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PITTSFORD, N.Y. The Pittsford pizza shop that was temporarily shut down over code violations has officially reopened.

Pontillo’s on State Street in the Village of Pittsford was shut down after a medical incident with a staff member led to the discovery of needles and blood in the restaurant. During an investigation, town officials found several code violations. The owner said those have been taken care of.

“Actually they were cleared up within four days of us closing down, but then we decided to go above and beyond with some painting and some repairs to make it look a little better,” Pontillo’s Pizza owner Christine Woodring.

She also said it was ultimately the fire suppression system that shut them down. It has a 12-year lifespan, which ran out during the COVID pandemic. Woodring said no one was able to inspect it until recently.