Neighborhood eatery Giovanni's suddenly closed by Department of Health

Grand Concourse restaurant Giovanni's was shut down Thursday night after a mouse trap was spotted, the eatery's manager says.

The manager of the Italian restaurant said that a large delivery was received on Thursday morning when Health Department inspectors arrived. He says a mouse trap was found inside one of their distributors' boxes, leading the inspectors to shut the place down for further inspection.

Just four months ago, the Department of Health had given Giovanni's an 'A' grade. Though, the DOH website does show evidence of mice and roaches being spotted in an inspection nearly a year ago.

The manager of Giovanni's says he and his crew take the matter very seriously, having inspectors perform precautionary examinations at least three times a month.

After the inspector's initial shuttering, the Giovanni's crew will keep their doors closed for further cleaning to ensure the space is up to code.

The restaurant's manager hopes to open again as soon as Monday.